Ardio Caribe in 5 Unique Colors

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Ardio Caribe in 5 Unique Colors

Post by bbattle » February 29th 2024, 4:24pm

Ardio is based in Pennsylvania, USA and while they don't build their own watches, they say they regulate them when they get them back in the USA. Hi-Beat Miyota 9039 with double domed Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating. Plenty of some blue superluminova BGW9, leather strap and tropic rubber strap, case, spring bar tool.

And like seemingly every other watch issue, these are "limited edition" with only 300 of each being made.

$415 - $445.

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Isotope Green
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Gilded Black
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Gauge Brass
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Light Blue
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Sunrise Orange

One thing I noticed was the dreaded "strap gap" between the case and strap.

I do like the dials; nice hands, unusual indices, and the lume is good:

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Post by jason_recliner » February 29th 2024, 5:36pm

I really like the crystal and case, all-brushed looks great, like the different bezel design, the glossy paint in the engravings. Not a fan of the indices, however, and their modern design (and that of the watch overall) clashes with the antiquey hands IMO.
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Re: Ardio Caribe in 5 Unique Colors

Post by bbattle » February 29th 2024, 7:27pm

codguy wrote:
February 29th 2024, 7:17pm
smellody wrote:
February 29th 2024, 4:40pm
Cod will appreciate the Tiffany blue dial.
Not sure how well it goes with my new shirt------------ I hear is important to coordinate timepieces with clothing.

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Oooh, there's an Invicata out there that would be perfect with that shirt!

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Re: Ardio Caribe in 5 Unique Colors

Post by Mark1 » March 1st 2024, 12:00am

Codguy and I had dinner together last Saturday after the NW Aviation Conference in Puyallup . He didn't wear that shirt, thankfully. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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