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MAKO 3 Miyota 9015 Released : As of 01/16/20 "Most of them have not gone out yet i'm afraid" ET

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  • #46
    Thanks for the updated information, Mike.

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    • #47
      No notice on the meteorite version ordered before Xmas. I'm patient, my son, not so much.
      - Frank

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      • #48
        Looks like all version, except the "Ice", are sold out. I was planning on ordering the White/Frost "glow dial" version, but I wanted to see the new case design before ordering a second watch. I have the "Teal" version on order. I thought I would get that opportunity if they actually held to the shipping estimates, 2-4 weeks after order, looks like they are not going to make the 4 week mark as my order is now 3 1/2 weeks old.

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        • #49
          Six left on the Ice. Finally able to purchase mine. This will be my second zelos .
          Mike

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          • #50




            "When the promise is broken you go on living, but it steals something from down in your soul. Like when the truth is spoken and it don't make no difference. Something in your heart goes cold"
            "Flesh could not keep its glamour, nor eyes their sheen. They would go to nothing soon. But monsters are forever"



            “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
            If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
            As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide".
            Abraham Lincoln

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            • #51
              Originally posted by roadwarrior View Post
              Ok, now let's hope they get shipped soon

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              • #52
                Hello all. First post from a first time Zelos owner (though still waiting for delivery with anticipation). I have a question for those who have taken possession of the new model mako.
                Posters on other fora are talking about the case back having some sharp edges. Anyone here notice it?

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                • paulclu
                  paulclu commented
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                  Random Rob mentioned the sharp edges on the case-back too, I am a little concerned. I have the v1 and the case-back is not sharp, I don't know why they would change the case-back finishing. I had an Obris Morgan Explorer II, the case-back was so sharp, I just stopped wearing it and eventually sold it.

              • #53
                Welcome to the forum.


                Watch the reviews here, there are several. Most have mentioned the finish is fine. I have over ten so far. IMO the stuff seems to always get better with newer versions and my older MAKO is fine to me. I'm not sure what some people expect for the price, but I'm not getting any cuts from wearing them. I don't care for anything uncomfortable on my wrist like handcuffs or stiff straps and crowns digging into my wrist.
                "Flesh could not keep its glamour, nor eyes their sheen. They would go to nothing soon. But monsters are forever"



                “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
                If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
                As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide".
                Abraham Lincoln

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                • #54
                  Here is the case back of the early version I have. I've read and heard the case back on the new models are more refined compared to the originals. My original feels fine to me and has nothing that seems to bother my wrist.

                  "Flesh could not keep its glamour, nor eyes their sheen. They would go to nothing soon. But monsters are forever"



                  “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
                  If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
                  As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide".
                  Abraham Lincoln

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                  • #55
                    I can feel the edges on the shark itself. I suppose you could say sharp but I've worn it throughout a day and night and you do not feel it on the wrist. Would no way actually cut you. Also have two Swordfishes and the fish are different on each, one being smooth and one having the same "sharper" edge as the Mako. Maybe it can be seen in these closeups. The stainless has the smoother edges, the bronze the more "sharp" like the Mako. None of them are a bother in the slightest. To me anyway. I can't see the need of complaints. Checking a few others lying out right now, I have some others that feel the same and some that are less edgy. If others are causing you concern Engo, I'd say don't be. You'll be happy.

                    Mike, for comparisons it's about the same as the star on the back of the 70's Seastar.



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                    • #56
                      Originally posted by Paul M View Post
                      I can feel the edges on the shark itself. I suppose you could say sharp but I've worn it throughout a day and night and you do not feel it on the wrist. Would no way actually cut you. Also have two Swordfishes and the fish are different on each, one being smooth and one having the same "sharper" edge as the Mako. Maybe it can be seen in these closeups. The stainless has the smoother edges, the bronze the more "sharp" like the Mako. None of them are a bother in the slightest. To me anyway. I can't see the need of complaints. Checking a few others lying out right now, I have some others that feel the same and some that are less edgy. If others are causing you concern Engo, I'd say don't be. You'll be happy.

                      Mike, for comparisons it's about the same as the star on the back of the 70's Seastar.




                      Thanks for the comparison Paul. I agree and it's fine for me as well. The more defined details on some engraved case backs are going to be cut deeper and I know what you're talking about. I have plenty of detailed case backs that because of the raised details are not as smooths as etches ones that will wear off in time. I would rather have the deeply engraved ones that won't fade away in time.




                      The Viperfish has a lot of engraving on the back that is deeply cut. The difference is that instead of being raised it is cut into the case. I'm not sure what is harder to do, but the VF is one of the best looking case backs I have and it also has a see through back.



                      "Flesh could not keep its glamour, nor eyes their sheen. They would go to nothing soon. But monsters are forever"



                      “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
                      If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
                      As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide".
                      Abraham Lincoln

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                      • #57
                        Thanks so much for the welcome, and the reassuring words all. I have seen reference to a laser engraving process, so perhaps the trade-off with that is more 'precise' edges. Anyway, in the context of the reviews I've seen, the rest of the watch is getting lots of praise, and this may be a "if I had to complain about something, it would be this" thing.

                        Super excited to be receiving this watch! I ordered the frost dial that RR reviewed in the other thread, and seeing that lume shot has me salivating.


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                        • roadwarrior
                          roadwarrior commented
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                          Congrats on the frost. Hopefully you're not disappointed. Looking forward to what you think..

                          Elshan Tang

                          "The caseback for the Mako 3 was done in a different method to get the details more defined, but it is indeed a little sharper than the earlier pieces. Not a missed finishing step though"
                          Last edited by roadwarrior; 01-16-2020, 03:24 PM. Reason: ET about case back added

                        • Paul M
                          Paul M commented
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                          I would have to agree with Elshan. In the direct comparison on the Swordfish's, the sharper laser like cut one does indeed look better.

                      • #58
                        Two minutes ago FedEx delivered a package from Elshan. I guess my watch has arrived. I never received a shipping notice.
                        "Flesh could not keep its glamour, nor eyes their sheen. They would go to nothing soon. But monsters are forever"



                        “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
                        If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
                        As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide".
                        Abraham Lincoln

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                        • paulclu
                          paulclu commented
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                          I did get a FedEx email on Monday that a label was created, that's it so far !

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                        "Flesh could not keep its glamour, nor eyes their sheen. They would go to nothing soon. But monsters are forever"



                        “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
                        If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
                        As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide".
                        Abraham Lincoln

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                        • paulclu
                          paulclu commented
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                          Congrats, the watch looks great ! How's the case-back?

                        • roadwarrior
                          roadwarrior commented
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                          The case back feels fine and is actually smoother than the previous version, but with more detail like Paul mentioned.

                        • Engo
                          Engo commented
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                          Very nice...

                      • #60
                        Looks great Mike, congrats!!
                        Still nothing here, no label, no shipping notice and no watch.

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                        • roadwarrior
                          roadwarrior commented
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                          Thanks Steve. I shot him an e-mail. I don't know WTH is going on. This is the first time I've never received a heads-up my order has shipped. I had no clue it was shipped.

                        • WatchSteve
                          WatchSteve commented
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                          I thought it required a signature too. I don't like watches sitting on my porch unattended.

                        • roadwarrior
                          roadwarrior commented
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                          I had to sign for mine Steve. The girl mentioned she was glad I was home or would have had to come back. They know not to leave anything for me, but if the delivery says no signature required they drop it and run. I had it out the other day with them and Epson. Epson sent me a printer to replace a bad one that was seven months old and still under warranty. The printer cost more than this Zelos watch and was no signature required, go figure. Twenty-five pounds in a big Epson printer box, just drop it and run, lucky I was home.
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