Got a chance to try the new Defy Revival Diver

Jul 07, 2024,14:46 PM

Or Defy Diver Revival? Anyway, you know the one. I was *really* intrigued by this one as soon as it was announced; it really seemed like my kind of diver. I had two concerns.

1. Would it be too thick for its small diameter and feel really awkward and top-heavy?
2. Is it *too* orange?

Verdict on the first charge: Not guilty! It wore really nicely, thick for sure, but not at all awkwardly so, and honestly didn't seem as thick as the numbers indicated. I really liked it on the wrist.

Verdict on the second charge: Guilty. It was a really bright safety-cone kind of orange, and there was just a lot of it. Maybe just not for me. 

Maybe Zenith will offer it in another colorway? I'll be interested if they do!

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 By: blau : July 7th, 2024-19:47
I want this case with a more classical dial and Vinnie wants this dial with a more classical case. Poor Zenith, what are they to do?

Rotfl !

 By: VinnieD : July 8th, 2024-05:43

Ha ha…

 By: orahu : July 7th, 2024-18:56

I love orange as an accent color on a watch...

 By: blau : July 7th, 2024-19:55
but maybe not so much as the dominant color?

Very cool Ian!

 By: Aquaracer1 : July 7th, 2024-18:01
Haven’t seen this one before . What did you think of the case shape ?

I thought it was great

 By: blau : July 7th, 2024-19:50
I owned the non-diver version of this watch for a while, and thought this version of the case, a little thicker, with the bezel, and the crown at 4:30, is more appealing. ...  

Funky case design! 🕺

 By: Aquaracer1 : July 7th, 2024-20:50

Interesting dive

 By: Larrykelley11 : July 7th, 2024-18:01
- I like all the orange - the case shape has a great vintage vibe - excellent case size, looks good on your wrist I don’t like the arrow tip minute hand, that’s a No go for me

I'd have liked better differentiation between the hour and minute hands.

 By: blau : July 7th, 2024-19:53
The orange arrow tip partially disappears against the orange chapter ring, leaving the hands hard to distinguish at a glance. They wouldn't have to go as far as Doxa does, but on the other hand... I like how Doxa does it! ...  

Yours is a very nice Doxa, it’s different to see it with a leather band.

 By: Larrykelley11 : July 7th, 2024-20:50
Additionally, I’m not a fan of the Zenith crown at the 4:00 position

Based on the press release, I didn’t really pay that much attention.

 By: Mach : July 7th, 2024-19:46
But with that shot, I may have to take a look! Thanks, my friend!🥂