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Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 13th 2017, 12:24pm
by koimaster
The best way to discover a new brand is when you least expect it… So, we were in Basel and had plans to grab a beer with Stefan from Stuckx (nice guy, cool brand and gnarly watches, more on them to come), and he asked if it was cool for his friend Hans from Florijn Horloges to join us. We said of course, and Hans brought along a few of his watches to show. Well, we all really liked them… They were tough-as-nails modern divers with cool bulky cases, bold bezels, aggressive dials, Seiko NH35A movements, sapphire crystals, 300M water resistance and… really affordable prices. Coming in at under $400 these are genuinely a great deal, something that is getting ever rarer, especially for watches with unique designs. For review, we went with the Florijn 2, which features a steel case and a DLC bezel for about $366 (326.45 euros). There are also the model 1 and 3, which are all steel and all DLC, respectively. Each model is limited to only 100 pieces. So, let’s get right to it.

http://wornandwound.com/review/florijn-2-review/


https://www.florijnstore.nl/c-2521548/shop/

Down to about 200 Euros for those outside Europe since the VAT is not applied.

Re: Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 13th 2017, 12:33pm
by conjurer
I hesitate in breaking this brand's balls in case Alain gets one.

Re: Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 13th 2017, 1:15pm
by foghorn
conjurer wrote:I hesitate in breaking this brand's balls in case Alain gets one.







Maybe you could ask your pal dirtbox for some impressions.

Re: Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 13th 2017, 1:19pm
by bobbee
Love the case and dial, but the hands and bezel don't do it for me.

Re: Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 13th 2017, 2:50pm
by koimaster
conjurer wrote:I hesitate in breaking this brand's balls in case Alain gets one.


No worries there John. Almost a fugly as a doxa. :D

Re: Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 13th 2017, 3:55pm
by biglove
Lots of nope for these.

Re: Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 13th 2017, 4:58pm
by bedlam
The case and lugs don't look like the'd be in any way comfortable to wear. And that's before you get to the crown that's poking out way too far to be at 3.

Re: Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 13th 2017, 5:17pm
by TemerityB
Time will tell whether Florijn Horloges is outstanding in its fjord! Snorkle dorkel borkel lorcal....!

In all seriousness, $366 for a NH35A, with a straight face, no less?

Re: Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 13th 2017, 7:50pm
by conjurer
koimaster wrote:
conjurer wrote:I hesitate in breaking this brand's balls in case Alain gets one.


No worries there John. Almost a fugly as a doxa. :D


In that case:

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Re: Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 13th 2017, 7:51pm
by conjurer
TemerityB wrote:Time will tell whether Florijn Horloges is outstanding in its fjord! Snorkle dorkel borkel lorcal....!



You know, as a dumb, ox-like Swede, I find this extremely hurtful and un-progressive.

Re: Florijn 2 Review

PostPosted: July 14th 2017, 12:48pm
by Falstaff
It may have "...broad shoulders and thick aggressive lines...." but those thick lugs are only as strong as the spring bars inside.