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Re: Irreantum Magellan

Post by koimaster » September 26th 2012, 11:03am

mrneddles wrote:Eddiea has one.


I saw a post by him at WUS about this watch and he had positive things to say about it. I just purchased a blue dial one so we shall see.
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Post by koimaster » September 26th 2012, 1:25pm

Watch Noob wrote:I'd go that route if you like the Doxa look for sure. Let us know your thoughts Alain.


Not sure how much I will like the Doxa look but for evaluation purposes the price was right. I will review it after a few weeks of wearing it. Next is a breitling headwind if I can find one at the right price. I am cheap.
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Re: Irreantum Magellan

Post by eddiea » September 27th 2012, 11:35am

No much of a Doxa look, "sans the bezel" that was probably made in the same, or near by place as Doxa commision their parts in Hong Kong, using the same CAD files.
1960/70's Seiko cushion case and crown position at 4, beads of rice watch bracelet "look" is a Gerald Genta creation for Omega, long before Doxa .
Here is my LE, probably the best micro, I ever owned.
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Re: Irreantum Magellan

Post by koimaster » September 27th 2012, 11:57am

eddiea wrote:No much of a Doxa look, "sans the bezel" that was probably made in the same, or near by place as Doxa commision their parts in Hong Kong, using the same CAD files.
1960/70's Seiko cushion case and crown position at 4, beads of rice watch bracelet "look" is a Gerald Genta creation for Omega, long before Doxa .
Here is my LE, probably the best micro, I ever owned.
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Re: Irreantum Magellan

Post by eddiea » September 28th 2012, 1:15am

Looks very nice Alain, I keep switching mine between the bracelet (digging the also Seiko inspired, ratcheting dive extension clasp) and different leather straps.
Noticed that the second hand is also different in yours? don't remember seeing that before...looks good!
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Re: Irreantum Magellan

Post by koimaster » June 11th 2021, 11:22pm

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My current version which I much prefer over a Seiko even after all these years. Better fit, nicer bracelet and far better movement IMHO.
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Re: Irreantum Magellan

Post by koimaster » June 11th 2021, 11:54pm

conjurer wrote:
June 11th 2021, 11:50pm
Didn't I review this at one point?
https://www.gearpatrol.com/watches/a454 ... -magellan/

You did right here

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=21944&p=220706&hil ... um#p220706
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Re: Irreantum Magellan

Post by koimaster » October 8th 2021, 8:12am

A bump in time-

Timekeeping: Irreantum Magellan

In 2009, Matt and Courtney Wilson embarked on an effort to create a dive watch that incorporated all the vital aspects of watchmaking that aficionados of niche brands were looking for, albeit at a remarkably affordable price. Hence the birth of the Irreantum Magellan ($545). We had the opportunity to review one recently, and we came away impressed. More details on the review after the jump.

The Wilsons appropriately sent the watch encased in a waterproof black Pelican case that makes you anticipate the opening all the more. What you get it is no less than a weighty and rugged piece that bears a nice sophistication that wouldn’t be out of place while piloting a million dollar yacht or driving a classic Jaguar E-Type convertible. Due to the smooth links in the polished 22mm bracelet, the Magellan wears comfortably despite its heft. The caseback is also quite easy on the wrist, as well as sumptuously designed with the triangle wave logo. Built around solid mechanicals, the Magellan runs on the classic ETA 2824-2 Swiss movement, ensuring the same kind of reliability and accuracy you seen in higher-end timepieces. The case is made of robust 316 stainless steel with a 45mm diameter and a case thickness of 13.6mm. The version we reviewed had the limited edition carbon fiber dial, which provides a modern feel to the classic 1960’s diver aesthetic. The tight CF weave contrasts nicely with the large markers painted with C3 luminova. We found the lume to be very strong, lasting over the course of several hours after a good charge, a boon to serious divers. As with many niche watchmakers, you can choose your dial color, including black, blue, orange and the carbon fiber you see here. Each version is a limited production, kept to 100 pieces each.

https://www.gearpatrol.com/watches/a454 ... -magellan/
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Re: Irreantum Magellan

Post by jason_recliner » October 8th 2021, 11:16am

koimaster wrote:
October 8th 2021, 8:12am
... a dive watch that incorporated all the vital aspects of watchmaking that aficionados of niche brands were looking for,... a waterproof black Pelican case that makes you anticipate the opening all the more. What you get it is no less than a weighty and rugged piece that bears a nice sophistication that wouldn’t be out of place while piloting a million dollar yacht or driving a classic Jaguar E-Type convertible. ... the classic ETA 2824-2 Swiss movement, ensuring the same kind of reliability and accuracy you seen in higher-end timepieces. The case is made of robust 316 stainless steel ... We found the lume to be very strong, lasting over the course of several hours after a good charge, a boon to serious divers...
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