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Hoodwinkee and the Colour Orange

PostPosted: July 10th 2019, 3:51pm
by MKTheVintageBloke
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 Neuch√Ętel. 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...

Re: Hoodwinkee and the Colour Orange

PostPosted: July 10th 2019, 4:01pm
by foghorn
I believe the notion was debunked, in depth, here a few years ago.

Re: Hoodwinkee and the Colour Orange

PostPosted: July 10th 2019, 4:55pm
by Racer-X
foghorn wrote:I believe the notion was debunked, in depth, here a few years ago.


viewtopic.php?f=64&t=23301

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=24519

Re: Hoodwinkee and the Colour Orange

PostPosted: July 10th 2019, 4:57pm
by MKTheVintageBloke
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.

Re: Hoodwinkee and the Colour Orange

PostPosted: July 10th 2019, 10:07pm
by conjurer
The only thing the Hondickee guys dive on is the laps of their sponsors.

Re: Hoodwinkee and the Colour Orange

PostPosted: July 10th 2019, 10:26pm
by TemerityB
conjurer wrote:The only thing the Hondickee guys dive on is the laps of their sponsors.


In the words of erstwhile Bond star Pierce Brosnan: "Ewwwwwww."

Re: Hoodwinkee and the Colour Orange

PostPosted: July 11th 2019, 8:23am
by 3Flushes
foghorn wrote:I believe the notion was debunked, in depth, here a few years ago.


Bedlam debunked that notion squarely into the ground.

Where the hell is that guy, anyway?