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 Post subject: SOH 44mm in person
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Along with the new Premier (see the Premier thread for pics), I also finally got to try on the new 44mm version of the SOH. I'd tried the new 42mm and 46mm versions in London a while back, and my criticism of them was that the dial looks a bit washed out in certain lights, and sadly that's also true for the 44mm version as well. :( The black dial 44mm SOH was the one I was really looking forward to trying as the size is ideal for me and I also like the dial-coloured date wheel on this size too, so I was genuinely disappointed not to love it and I quickly discounted it.

However, at the same time, the salesperson had brought out the 44mm two-tone SOH as well, so almost as an after-thought I tried it on. And amazingly I loved it! :shock: Two-tone hasn't been my thing since I used to drool over the TT Crosswind in the Chronolog back in about 1999, and two-tone certainly wouldn't have even entered into my head as a good idea for a dive-watch, but for some reason it just worked for me! The dial looks darker somehow, and the rose gold elements are actually quite subtle in the flesh.

Not sure if I like it quite enough to buy it, and if I did it'd be on rubber, but this one was a genuinely nice surprise to me. Here's a couple of pics -

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I know what you mean that the dials can seem washed out. This was the picture of the SOHC with the blue dial at the AD.

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I think in natural light it would look great. Hopefully later this week I'll be able to take some pics of mine outside once it's delivered.

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However, at the same time, the salesperson had brought out the 44mm two-tone SOH as well, so almost as an after-thought I tried it on. And amazingly I loved it! :shock: Two-tone hasn't been my thing since I used to drool over the TT Crosswind in the Chronolog back in about 1999, and two-tone certainly wouldn't have even entered into my head as a good idea for a dive-watch, but for some reason it just worked for me! The dial looks darker somehow, and the rose gold elements are actually quite subtle in the flesh.


Gotta say, I think the two-tone is a great looking piece!

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I know what you mean that the dials can seem washed out. This was the picture of the SOHC with the blue dial at the AD.

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I think in natural light it would look great. Hopefully later this week I'll be able to take some pics of mine outside once it's delivered.


Can't wait to see a picture in daylight. Keep us posted.

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Can't wait to see a picture in daylight. Keep us posted.


Hopefully this Friday

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Pics of the incoming will have to wait until tomorrow, the bracelet had to be ordered so I'm expecting the package to arrive tomorrow.

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Are the markings on the bezel just some silver/gold paint over ceramic? Is it durable?


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Totally with you on the washed out dials Driver. I was rather distraught as one of the hallmarks of Breitling's legendary quality to me was their fantastic AR coated ultra high quality sapphire crystals and their crisp vibrant dials. I am not sure what's going on, as Breitling produces their own dials and should have consistent quality?

I was relieved to discover that their straps are just as stunning as ever though.

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Are the markings on the bezel just some silver/gold paint over ceramic? Is it durable?


No, they're not painted on. It's similar to what is on my SubC.

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re "washed out dials" - the blue dials (the Bentley green even more) NEED natural light.

the blue changes hues in different lighting conditions (actually something I love), here's the "washed out blue" in daylight:

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WatchFred wrote:
re "washed out dials" - the blue dials (the Bentley green even more) NEED natural light.

the blue changes hues in different lighting conditions (actually something I love), here's the "washed out blue" in daylight:

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That looks totally different to the one I tried on under the artificial light of an AD -

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While it undoubtedly looks MUCH nicer in natural light, I still think the panda colourway is 100% the way to go with this watch.

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Still waiting on FedEx for some real life shots of the SOHC. I was told yesterday by noon, then today by noon, and now who knows...

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I hate when that happens! So hard to tamp down the anticipation, isn’t it?

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Moana43 wrote:
I hate when that happens! So hard to tamp down the anticipation, isn’t it?


Yeah, it's the worst. The tracking page showed the truck a block away about 2 hours ago and now it's not to be found. I'm guessing I'm not getting it today.

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1 block away?!?! I would have been running down the street after the truck :)

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