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    I do have one (potential) negative to report

    It stopped last night after only a few hours off the wrist. Started up fine in the morning (not jammed or anything) - it's the rotor. Comparing how it moves next to the 15400, it's far 'stickier' and won't move freely in the winding direction just by tilting the watch (you have to be walking etc). I suspect in making it thin, the rotor is now too light to do its job properly (gold on the real one for a reason!)

    Having said that... yesterday I was embarrassingly sedentary (didn't even leave the house as working from home!) My phone says 301 steps.. oh dear... This won't have helped! It could be that it needs a dab of oil (anyone had similar experience with a recalcitrant 9015?) If this is how it is though, it's not a deal breaker for me - I rotate my watches every 3-4 days, so some manual winding is par for the course - I'd rather it be the right thickness. If this is to be your only watch for daily wear and it does turn out to be 'the way it is' with this one, I could see it being a problem.

    Anyone else found the same?

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      Aaaand the td responded saying they didn't see the issue and that i will have to wait some days for another one if i don't accept

      Classic but disappointing. I should have stopped using this td when they sent me a broken watch after the first one got seized like a year ago. This is my fault

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        Originally posted by 4thWheel View Post
        I do have one (potential) negative to report

        It stopped last night after only a few hours off the wrist. Started up fine in the morning (not jammed or anything) - it's the rotor. Comparing how it moves next to the 15400, it's far 'stickier' and won't move freely in the winding direction just by tilting the watch (you have to be walking etc). I suspect in making it thin, the rotor is now too light to do its job properly (gold on the real one for a reason!)

        Having said that... yesterday I was embarrassingly sedentary (didn't even leave the house as working from home!) My phone says 301 steps.. oh dear... This won't have helped! It could be that it needs a dab of oil (anyone had similar experience with a recalcitrant 9015?) If this is how it is though, it's not a deal breaker for me - I rotate my watches every 3-4 days, so some manual winding is par for the course - I'd rather it be the right thickness. If this is to be your only watch for daily wear and it does turn out to be 'the way it is' with this one, I could see it being a problem.

        Anyone else found the same?
        I don't recall who, but someone mentioned the rotor seemed a bit thin on the PPF. If a rotor doesn't have enough weight it makes it slightly more difficult for it to spin and thus to wind the watch. I guess there must be a way of adding some extra weight to the rotor or even changing it for another one. Nevertheless, there are already quite a few of these in the hands of our users and so far only one reports this issue so I'd be inclined towards a generally optimistic outcome.

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          4thWheel , your post about the dial color makes me very confused. you say that the iphone camera makes it look purple but than i cant understand why i dont see gen photos with same effect.

          does your blue dial look like this?

          A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure !

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            Sort of. Less of the green hue that's above 6 and below the logo there, you don't get as much of that. There's also less of a gradient towards the edge, more uniform, but this is a tricky dial to describe as it changes so much in different lights (why I initially went for prose rather than photos!). The only time it even SLIGHTLY suggests purple is under very warm artificial light, and even then you have to find the exact angle.

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              Originally posted by Keylog74 View Post
              4thWheel , your post about the dial color makes me very confused. you say that the iphone camera makes it look purple but than i cant understand why i dont see gen photos with same effect.

              does your blue dial look like this?
              + 1 this is the first time I heard that an iPhone camera changes the Color of a Blue Dial from this



              To this ....





              LOL


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                Grey makes a good means of assessing white balance - hold up any watch made of plain steel to those photos, see which is closer

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                  Also, If I hold my watch up to the screen, you see the comparison

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                    Funny, now non photographers and non image professionals or enthusiasts are trying to tell those who do this the whole day long how they're wrong. There is the image compression that every server applies to their image, the compression and processing of each phone to get to the best image.. All these multiple compressions change alter the color. A bit like the Turkish phone concept... You start with the correct image.. . And in the end it's all messed up. And people try to nitpick on the last result rather the initial precept

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                      Originally posted by grafixen View Post
                      Funny, now non photographers and non image professionals or enthusiasts are trying to tell those who do this the whole day long how they're wrong.
                      A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure !

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                        Originally posted by grafixen View Post
                        Funny, now non photographers and non image professionals or enthusiasts are trying to tell those who do this the whole day long how they're wrong. There is the image compression that every server applies to their image, the compression and processing of each phone to get to the best image.. All these multiple compressions change alter the color. A bit like the Turkish phone concept... You start with the correct image.. . And in the end it's all messed up. And people try to nitpick on the last result rather the initial precept
                        Didn't see anyone in that thread telling others they were wrong.

                        People just wonder why the photo straight out of one phone gave the dial a strong purple appearance whereas others didn't.

                        Pretty popular phones, the question was legitimate for me. Of course we don't know anything of the lighting condition which could make this appear like that, but in the end, the question was legitimate.

                        Especially since there has been no multiple compression added, just straight photo from the phone then web hosting, and that won't turn blue into purple.

                        To me it's either a dial colour defect (which I doubt) or simply a white balance issue, it the dial was that purple, the poster couldn't tell "it's not purple at all"

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                          which colors do you see?

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                            Originally posted by CK23 View Post


                            which colors do you see?
                            Never understood that debate, it's an obvious blue and black but that's not the same debate here, everybody is seeing the purple dial on the pics

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                              White n gold everytime haha.



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                                Originally posted by stufuse View Post
                                White n gold everytime haha.



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                                +1. Same. I don't see how people see Blue and Black.

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