Florijn 2 Review

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Florijn 2 Review

Postby koimaster » July 13th 2017, 12:24pm

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.
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Re: Florijn 2 Review

Postby conjurer » July 13th 2017, 12:33pm

I hesitate in breaking this brand's balls in case Alain gets one.
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Re: Florijn 2 Review

Postby foghorn » July 13th 2017, 1:15pm

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.
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Re: Florijn 2 Review

Postby bobbee » July 13th 2017, 1:19pm

Love the case and dial, but the hands and bezel don't do it for me.
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Re: Florijn 2 Review

Postby koimaster » July 13th 2017, 2:50pm

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
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Re: Florijn 2 Review

Postby biglove » July 13th 2017, 3:55pm

Lots of nope for these.
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Re: Florijn 2 Review

Postby bedlam » July 13th 2017, 4:58pm

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.
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Re: Florijn 2 Review

Postby TemerityB » July 13th 2017, 5:17pm

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?
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Re: Florijn 2 Review

Postby conjurer » July 13th 2017, 7:50pm

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

Postby conjurer » July 13th 2017, 7:51pm

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.
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Re: Florijn 2 Review

Postby Falstaff » July 14th 2017, 12:48pm

It may have "...broad shoulders and thick aggressive lines...." but those thick lugs are only as strong as the spring bars inside.
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