Hoodwinkee and the Colour Orange

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Hoodwinkee and the Colour Orange

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » July 10th 2019, 3:51pm

Looks like the Donkeys need a lesson in optics...
https://shop.hodinkee.com/collections/vintage-watches/products/1970s-doxa-sub-300t-professional-reference-58098-59?variant=29401196724299

The Doxa designers and engineers tested various iterations of their Sub 300T in the deep waters of Lake Neuchâtel. They came to the conclusion that the orange dial was the most legible at 30 feet below the surface.


IN WHAT FUCKING UNIVERSE?!

Though the orange dial was born of function...

...it's a disfunction. Yeah, maybe you didn't know that, Donkeyboyos.

Oh, wait, you did!
Contrary to the belief current when the first Doxa SUB was designed, that orange would be the most visible color during a dive, it turns out orange actually becomes a dull grey in as little as 15 or 20 feet of water, thanks to the fact that as you descend, water filters out red and yellow light first.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/doxa-sub-300-aqua-lung-edition-introducing

By Jove, their take on things is as consistent as the plot of a Clive Cussler novel...
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Re: Hoodwinkee and the Colour Orange

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » July 10th 2019, 4:57pm

foghorn wrote:I believe the notion was debunked, in depth, here a few years ago.

Yep. But apparently, the Donkeys are and aren't aware of orange dials being rubbish in terms of legibility on a dive... Well, they ARE aware of it when they're not selling a SUB, and have a sudden lapse of that awareness when they are selling a SUB. Which is, like, the Donkeys being Donkeys.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
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I'd send them all an animated gif of Ron Jeremy sucking his own cock.
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