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January 24, 2015

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Angelo

Very nice looking watch---but isn't the price point USUALLY higher than $300.00?

herculodge

This model and similar ones is already settling around 300 on eBay and Amazon.

jonnybardo

Very nice, Jeff. I'd almost say nearly perfectly Herculodgian. Now I'm curious how the wrist time will work out for the three watches pictured. I can't help but think the SRP307 will be sold, possibly even the Tuna.

I like the Endmill bracelet quite a bit, but for whatever reason I kind of like the traditional Monster H-link bracelet.

Angelo

I view the Tuna as a permanent fixture. I think it's too important to sell. There are some watches in my collection that I will never sell---unless money is in such short supply, I have no choice. It's almost impossible to comment from someone else's perspective, but from MY perspective of the Herculodge watch collection, the Tuna is off-limits---it's a fundamental part of the structure, the foundation and the primary column. I almost look at it as though if the Tuna is sold off----it throws things into chaos.

herculodge

The Tuna stays.

jonnybardo

I agree with Angelo's assessment. It is almost as if the Tuna defines "Herculodge 2.0" - that is, phase two after phase one, aka the Invicta Era.

Jeff, is the new watch the exact same size as the Tuna and Fieldmaster? I can't tell from the pictures.

herculodge

The Tuna, the Fieldmaster SBDL021, and the new SRP637 are all 46mm bezels and they all play the same size. For me, they're all keepers. They all have different bracelets, which is nice. I just wish I could fit one with the Hirsch Extreme, but I'll wait.

jonnybardo

Why wouldn't the Hirsch work? I've seen pictures of the Tuna on a Hirsch.

My Helson had a Hirsch. Kind of cool and shark-vibish.

herculodge

The Hirsch would definitely work. It's just that I'm content with the bracelets for now.

jonnybardo

OK, gotcha.

Jack

I just got one and switched out the bracelet, as recommended. Haven't taken it off, since. Thanks for the tip.

herculodge

Jack, I'm glad you like it. Mine gets a lot of wrist time as it's my "default" watch. Which bracelet did you get?

Dan

What's the overall thickness? Some sites are listing it as 18mm (!) but others say it's around 14. I recently ordered a Marathon JSAR but had to return it due to the ridiculous 17mm thickness -- it wouldn't fit under any of casual shirt sleeves...a shame because it really was a beautiful and classically-styled dive watch.

herculodge

I don't know the thickness because I sold mine, but it wasn't that thick at all and played more like a 46mm than a 48mm. It's not too big at all.

Dan

Thanks. The original Monster is listed as about 13mm thick -- did the SRP637 feel substantially taller?

BTW, is there an unofficial name for this watch? I see the phrase "Baby Tuna" thrown around. Tuna Monster?

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