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5 Reasons Squale is under-rated

Post by koimaster » September 3rd 2021, 11:54am

Squale make an unbelievable GMT, and its been under our nose the whole time...

Think modern Squale and you picture the vivid and bold colours of the model 1521, reminiscent of the most stunning coral reefs. Yet when the brand first caught the imagination of the diving community in the 1950s and 60s their designs were more subdued.

Squale have now embraced past designs in a new collection of watches under the name Sub-39. This series pays homage to their early models which were first conceived when the brand founder, Charles von Büren, was still designing and manufacturing watch cases for some of the most popular brands in the watch industry.

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Re: 5 Reasons Squale is under-rated

Post by TemerityB » September 3rd 2021, 11:19pm

conjurer wrote:
September 3rd 2021, 10:27pm
TemerityB wrote:
September 3rd 2021, 5:21pm
I hope conjurer sees this thread. I think he considers Squale the Invicta of dive watches. Seriously.
It is.
When conjurer says it, I believe it. I wouldn't get near a Squale; you're not the only person I know who tried and was horrified.
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Re: 5 Reasons Squale is under-rated

Post by ocean » September 4th 2021, 7:31pm

TemerityB wrote:
September 3rd 2021, 11:19pm
conjurer wrote:
September 3rd 2021, 10:27pm
TemerityB wrote:
September 3rd 2021, 5:21pm
I hope conjurer sees this thread. I think he considers Squale the Invicta of dive watches. Seriously.
It is.
When conjurer says it, I believe it. I wouldn't get near a Squale; you're not the only person I know who tried and was horrified.


I almost think I’d want an Invicta over a Squale. Quite a shitty predicament.
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Re: 5 Reasons Squale is under-rated

Post by conjurer » September 4th 2021, 11:25pm

To be clear (and fair), my only encounter with Squale was some years ago, when I bought a Tiger from God knows where. I waited several months for delivery, and the day I got it, I was suffering a minor illness. Anyway, what I recall about the Tiger:

The case was supposedly NOS; I don't know about new, but it was certainly old. and looked like it was sand-casted by a hippie in some small New Mexico shithole town, who had failed shop class in high school. The strap was some sort of cardboard-like rubber substance that was stiffer than I was when I first saw an Aunt Peg movie. Needless to say, I flipped the cocksucker ASAP, and naturally took a bath in the loss. One of the few good things about the watch was that they used an ETA 2892 movement.

Since then, Squale has released a bunch of new models, all of which look like Steinhart Rolex homages. These might be all right, and perhaps I was a bit of an asshole, due to my illness, in what I thought of the Tiger. However, there is a Tiger FS on WUS, with the owner bumping it 40 times (in the grand tradition of I Want To Be Made Whole), with no takers.
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Re: 5 Reasons Squale is under-rated

Post by jason_recliner » September 4th 2021, 11:34pm

conjurer wrote:
September 4th 2021, 11:25pm
To be clear (and fair), my only encounter with Squale was some years ago, when I bought a Tiger from God knows where. I waited several months for delivery, and the day I got it, I was suffering a minor illness. Anyway, what I recall about the Tiger:

The case was supposedly NOS; I don't know about new, but it was certainly old. and looked like it was sand-casted by a hippie in some small New Mexico shithole town, who had failed shop class in high school. The strap was some sort of cardboard-like rubber substance that was stiffer than I was when I first saw an Aunt Peg movie. Needless to say, I flipped the cocksucker ASAP, and naturally took a bath in the loss. One of the few good things about the watch was that they used an ETA 2892 movement.

Since then, Squale has released a bunch of new models, all of which look like Steinhart Rolex homages. These might be all right, and perhaps I was a bit of an asshole, due to my illness, in what I thought of the Tiger. However, there is a Tiger FS on WUS, with the owner bumping it 40 times (in the grand tradition of I Want To Be Made Whole), with no takers.
Yeah, to be fair, I read they're actually pretty good. Sort of better than Rolex but maybe not quite at GS/JLC level. Watch Lizard, perhaps? Watch Monitor? Watch Skink? I Forget things...
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