Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Ocean Star Decrompression Timer 1961 "2 Electric Boogaloo"

So Mido has once again caught most of us by surprise with another unexpected drop. In fairness, one intrepid soul at Fratello got his hands on a review sample and provided a good outline which you can find here -

For me, this one is much closer to the sweet spot than the black dialed predecessor.  In fairness, your mileage may vary, but this one is a bit special.
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Rolex, Omega and Breitling all make mighty fine dive watches. But there is a certain constancy, a certain vanilla factor to them. They tend to play it safe rather than go deep. There is something almost contrary about this one. 
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Yes, it is a "tribute" and that certainly comes with its own share of baggage. That being said, I have always preferred pistachio ; )
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The case is of stainless steel and measures 40 mm in diameter. Water resistance is rated to 200 meters. The movement is listed as the Mido Caliber 80, otherwise known as an ETA C07.621
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This one is limited to 1,961 pieces (if I have understood correctly) and is set to drop in November. Priced at a tantalizing CHF1,130.00

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