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New 177M short review

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Hi everyone,

I received the watch yesterday with the croc strap that was being offered as well. I was seriously excited because I really really wanted a Ti watch so when this arrived I had butterflies lol. HOWEVER, when I carefully pulled the crown out to set the time, it never clicked out of position. The crown glided to the time-set position and I could set the time, but when i pushed the crown back in, I just cannot get it to wind!!!! :(:(:( I mailed my dealer straight away and she said thatshe apologises and will help in any way. Well I won't send it back because it will take far too long, so I will get this badboy serviced asap. Just very frustrating!!

Anyway, here are some pics and I used my ult 219 as a comparison tool.

First impressions : A very damn good rep for the money paid. What I did not like (apart from the fact that it won't wind), is that yes, the CG lever does cut into the main body of the CG as you will see in the pics. It's not too obvious, but recognisable if you give it some attention. I absolutely adore the strap, but the buckle has cut the side of the strap just a little. I will change the buckle very shortly.

Ok, enough talking, here you go:

The CG is pretty nice,

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but do you see it?

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Sorry about the dirty glass

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Not sure about the movement, then again I haven't had a chance to run it yet :(

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The strap is brilliant

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but look what this

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done to the side of ..

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nvm, that will be changed..

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Lume is looking pretty good too..

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A bit more CG

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+219

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Overall again, for what you spend. it's a damn good rep. Comparing it with what we used to get before, we should be very lucky. But I must admit, that this particular model does not live up to the standards that the 005,318 and the 219 have established. However, this should certainly not shy you away from this watch. If you like Ti, this model should be top of the list. I will certainly rock it as soon as it WORKS arghh... :)

Thanks for looking

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Lobster:

Regarding your crown problem; it's a very simple fix. Open the case back; there's a small screw beside the crown position. Make sure you push the crown stem & tight that small screw. Your problem will be fix in no time. Hope this could help!

Br,

Raymond

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Lobster:

Regarding your crown problem; it's a very simple fix. Open the case back; there's a small screw beside the crown position. Make sure you push the crown stem & tight that small screw. Your problem will be fix in no time. Hope this could help!

Br,

Raymond

Raymond, I LOVE you hahaha... joking of course but I did what you said and KAPOWWW it works!!! :thumbsupsmileyanim:

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I haven't worn the strap properly yet because of the winding prob (luckily got it fixed), but I am going out in an hour or so and will let it acquint itself with my wrist. I will update this thread a little later :)

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Ok, I had the chance to wear the watch with the strap.

I have really grown fond with this baby. I actually love the light weight that the Ti provides, I mean you can certainly feel the watch there, but your arm wont feel like a pendulum. So far the movement has been accurate but I will change it very soon anyway.

I also think the strap is well made, really sturdy and looks like 200 bucks. I guess there are enough strap makers who will still win over this one, but for around $100 this is a good deal. Doubt they will sell these separately though, but I will ask my dealer for sure.

Have a great weekend all

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Raymond, I LOVE you hahaha... joking of course but I did what you said and KAPOWWW it works!!! :thumbsupsmileyanim:

Lobster:

Thx so much for your LOVE :wub:

Glad to hear that your problem had been fixed.

BTW; I noticed that there are a common problem from Hublot factory; there're so many tiny dust will drop off on the dial & inside the crystal after a week or later......I experience these kind of problem one every watch which came from that factory. I guess the dust are came from the lume material. I just pay a visit to my faithful watchsmith to clean the dial & crystal today. Hope there're no more dust come out in future....I hate that when I found one. They just like a needle pinned in my eye & made my very un-comfortable.

Best Regards,

Raymond

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Lobster:

Thx so much for your LOVE :wub:

Glad to hear that your problem had been fixed.

BTW; I noticed that there are a common problem from Hublot factory; there're so many tiny dust will drop off on the dial & inside the crystal after a week or later......I experience these kind of problem one every watch which came from that factory. I guess the dust are came from the lume material. I just pay a visit to my faithful watchsmith to clean the dial & crystal today. Hope there're no more dust come out in future....I hate that when I found one. They just like a needle pinned in my eye & made my very un-comfortable.

Best Regards,

Raymond

You're right bro, my 219 already has a few small white specks on the inside glass which were not there before. My front crystal is still clear luckily.

But I did anticipate these movement coming in with a bit of dirt and dust. As you said, a little treat for the watch at the watchsmith will keep my sweet time keeper happier and clean a little longer! :D

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