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Incoming Speedie Mk2 - LANDED -disappointing update :(


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#1 gmchris

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:40 PM

Don't get me wrong, I love my speedie mk 2 rep, but it's just too big at 45mm for my astronaut wrist so is never selected for missions. I have ordered this rather MK2-ish 42mm Pulsar from F Hinds and it should have splashed down when I get home on Thursday. The dial is plain black until you activate a digital feature. Can't wait. If they come up on sale I may even get another for modding, maybe a speedie dial with a Seiko VK67 12hr chrono movement?

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:06 PM

Well the Pulsar Speedie 2 has landed and to be honest it wasn't worth the wait.

For starters it was advertised on the dealers website as 42mm, so I thought that would be great as the gen mk2 is 42mm and my 46mm rep is just too bug. Well guess what- it's also 46mm. Worse still it is 4mm longer at 55mm lug to lug. It is enormous. Then there is the dial, I mistakenly thought the lcd only showed when activated, but it is there all the time. Mmmm.

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The hour markers are shiny, not white like I thought, and the 12o'clock marker is not straight. Lastly the second hand sits half a second off.

Let's hope the 30day return feature actually works eh.

Back to reps for me.

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#3 NCRich

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:13 PM

Hmmm....never would have picked that one.

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:01 PM

Is the 12 o'clock marker crooked, too?

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:34 PM

Yep!

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:01 PM

View Postgmchris, on 13 July 2017 - 09:34 PM, said:

Yep!


but if you look closer, you notice that the 12 marker is also crooked on the generic photo!



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