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REVIEW: RAVEN VENTURE

PostPosted: May 12th 2018, 10:26pm
by koimaster
While Raven Watches began about ten years ago with several Submariner-type homage watches, the past few years have seen the brand expand and come into their own with models that have broken somewhat with the vintage-inspired conventions of their beginnings. Recently, I had the opportunity to take one of Raven’s relatively new offerings, the Venture, out for a spin. How did it stack up to my expectations? Let’s delve right in.

http://wornandwound.com/review/review-raven-venture/



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Re: REVIEW: RAVEN VENTURE

PostPosted: May 12th 2018, 10:58pm
by bedlam
A picture is better than a thousand words. Dear Mr Raven, anyone who randomises the key visual features on a dive watch bezel is a dick. Your's is such a mess it even confused the reviewer. Try again.

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Re: REVIEW: RAVEN VENTURE

PostPosted: May 13th 2018, 2:44am
by bobbee
"come into their own with models that have broken somewhat with the vintage-inspired conventions of their beginnings."?
With more vintage Rolex sub/Tudor Ranger elements than you can shake a stick at? Along with that daft bezel?

Coming into their own hands, more like...

Re: REVIEW: RAVEN VENTURE

PostPosted: May 13th 2018, 4:26am
by MKTheVintageBloke
The dial and hands are obviously a Rolex and Tudor "hommidge", but all in all they're not bad, save for being slightly boring.
But that bezel... Who was he, the fucking pillock, who thougt that this pile of rubbish will be useful even as an egg-timer, let alone for diving?

Re: REVIEW: RAVEN VENTURE

PostPosted: May 13th 2018, 8:39am
by conjurer
Interestingly, the bezel gives me a boner. I really hate it when they put too many markings on the bezel--it looks too busy. Broads like a minimalist bezel. One day I was wearing my SKX007 at work, and a hot, barely legal teen babe started coming on to me because I had properly pronounced "Verlaine." Then she saw my watch, pouted, and said "if that bezel was less busy, I would have taken you out behind the store and sucked your dick next to the Dumpster."

If this watch came with an orange dial, I'd have been on it like a pitbull on a poodle.

Re: REVIEW: RAVEN VENTURE

PostPosted: May 13th 2018, 10:11am
by TemerityB
I've seen far worse, but as a diver, as bed noted, it seems severely lacking and I'd wager, as pictured, the color of the dial would make it pretty hard to read underwater - and if it kinda sorta looks like a diver isn't really one, why not just buy a Croton Aquamatic for $55 and call it a day? They have screw-down crowns too, ya know.

Re: REVIEW: RAVEN VENTURE

PostPosted: May 14th 2018, 8:27am
by Falstaff
conjurer wrote:Interestingly, the bezel gives me a boner. I really hate it when they put too many markings on the bezel--it looks too busy. Broads like a minimalist bezel. One day I was wearing my SKX007 at work, and a hot, barely legal teen babe started coming on to me because I had properly pronounced "Verlaine." Then she saw my watch, pouted, and said "if that bezel was less busy, I would have taken you out behind the store and sucked your dick next to the Dumpster."

If this watch came with an orange dial, I'd have been on it like a pitbull on a poodle.



Humbert, you dog....

Re: REVIEW: RAVEN VENTURE

PostPosted: May 14th 2018, 9:00am
by conjurer
Falstaff wrote:
conjurer wrote:Interestingly, the bezel gives me a boner. I really hate it when they put too many markings on the bezel--it looks too busy. Broads like a minimalist bezel. One day I was wearing my SKX007 at work, and a hot, barely legal teen babe started coming on to me because I had properly pronounced "Verlaine." Then she saw my watch, pouted, and said "if that bezel was less busy, I would have taken you out behind the store and sucked the sceptre of my passion next to the Dumpster."

If this watch came with an orange dial, I'd have been on it like a pitbull on a poodle.



Humbert, you dog....


Sorry. Fixed.