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Old 12-10-2018, 04:16 PM   #2011
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I think the brand would be more popular if they lowered their prices slightly. Having tried both of them on, this is a superb 39mm piece which I like more than the BB58.

Interesting perspective! Care to share what you like about it more than the BB58?

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Old 12-10-2018, 09:03 PM   #2012
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Interesting perspective! Care to share what you like about it more than the BB58?

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I think given that both are vintage-inspired re-issues, the Yema Superman just has a more distinct styling and that unique bezel locking mechanism at 3 o'clock. The case shape and the round domed mineral crystal also gives it a much more vintage look, much more so than the BB58. Of course, much of this is due to the fact that the Superman re-issue is almost a 1-to-1 adaptation of the original back in the 60s.

I think a way to sum it up would be that the BB58 to me is just a smaller Black Bay, while the Yema has its own look and appeal.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:36 PM   #2013
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:26 PM   #2014
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I think given that both are vintage-inspired re-issues, the Yema Superman just has a more distinct styling and that unique bezel locking mechanism at 3 o'clock. The case shape and the round domed mineral crystal also gives it a much more vintage look, much more so than the BB58. Of course, much of this is due to the fact that the Superman re-issue is almost a 1-to-1 adaptation of the original back in the 60s.

I think a way to sum it up would be that the BB58 to me is just a smaller Black Bay, while the Yema has its own look and appeal.
How does the bezel lock work though?

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Old 13-10-2018, 12:25 AM   #2015
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How does the bezel lock work though?


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But seriously, it isn't very practical if you're using it for diving and somehow want to rotate the bezel underwater. With the crown screwed down, the bezel is locked and cannot be rotated. Unscrewing the crown also disengages the lock (it's a clamp) so you can rotate the bezel. So you risk water compromise if you wanna rotate the bezel underwater. The whole concept is clunky and quirksome, and I love it all the more for it!
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Old 13-10-2018, 08:21 AM   #2017
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Old 13-10-2018, 09:06 AM   #2018
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Old 13-10-2018, 10:05 AM   #2019
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I meet and show it to you better, so can poison you in person!

But seriously, it isn't very practical if you're using it for diving and somehow want to rotate the bezel underwater. With the crown screwed down, the bezel is locked and cannot be rotated. Unscrewing the crown also disengages the lock (it's a clamp) so you can rotate the bezel. So you risk water compromise if you wanna rotate the bezel underwater. The whole concept is clunky and quirksome, and I love it all the more for it!
I see, that's really cool! So I guess it's a clamp like thing that locks the bezel when pushed in.

Does make sense from the POV that when you've rotated the bezel above the water, you don't want it to move in the water, though if you've made a mistake then that'd be an issue.
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I see, that's really cool! So I guess it's a clamp like thing that locks the bezel when pushed in.

Does make sense from the POV that when you've rotated the bezel above the water, you don't want it to move in the water, though if you've made a mistake then that'd be an issue.

Correct bro, the lock clamps down on the bezel once the crown is screwed in, so any bezel rotation is done before submersion. Prevents any accidental bezel rotation underwater. But anyways, as if I'm really going to be doing any diving with it haha! I just like this sort of clunky and quirky mechanism.

Still very much in the honeymoon phase with this piece. Brought it for a prata diving expedition earlier.


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On the topic of BB58, my first article for The Hour Glass was just uploaded and itís in regards to BB58! Check it out! https://www.thehourglass.com/new-wat...r-fifty-eight/
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On the topic of BB58, my first article for The Hour Glass was just uploaded and itís in regards to BB58! Check it out! https://www.thehourglass.com/new-wat...r-fifty-eight/
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Old 13-10-2018, 08:31 PM   #2025
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On the topic of BB58, my first article for The Hour Glass was just uploaded and itís in regards to BB58! Check it out! https://www.thehourglass.com/new-wat...r-fifty-eight/
Compellingly written, impressive!
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