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Old 10-27-2014, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Forgive my ignorance if this has been asked before. I've had a Mini monster for a few months now and my wife has seen a monster she wants to buy me. Having never held a monster what are the differences between the two?
I've seen a vid on you tube that shows the winder at 4 instead of 3 but I couldn't tell if the case sizes were different.

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Very similar watches at first glance, but there are several differences....different case and case size. Monster is 42mm with crown at 4 o'clock. Baby Monster is 41mm with crown at 3 o'clock....with larger crown guards. Bezel Design is also different, from each other, on both. Lug design and bracelet integration to the case is different on both
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Cheers dude.
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Very similar watches at first glance, but there are several differences....different case and case size. Monster is 42mm with crown at 4 o'clock. Baby Monster is 41mm with crown at 3 o'clock....with larger crown guards. Bezel Design is also different, from each other, on both. Lug design and bracelet integration to the case is different on both
MONSTER is a REAL DIVER WR200mtr screw down crown...let wifey do you a monster

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The normal monster is an ISO rated 200m diver. Where as the mini-monster is more of a sport watch with 100m water resistance.

Bezel has a different aesthetic

Normal monster has screwdown crown. Mini does not.

From what I've heard, the ISO rated monsters have better bezel action than the minis.
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Cheers guys. I think I'll let the wife get me a monster.
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Just some friendly advice. I would recommend the Black Monster over the Orange Monster. I know I am going to get bashed for saying that as the Orange seems to be a lot more popular and somewhat of a watch cult classic. I personally just found that the Orange Monster never matched anything I was wearing. As cool as I thought it was, I got rid of it because it was never finding its way on my wrist. Got the Black on instead and have never looked back. Just my advice.
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Get the 2nd Gen Monster. Better movement, nicer details in the dial with still excellent lume, new crown, and much better feel all around compared to the bay/mini/neo monsters.

Also, size wise they are a shade over 43mm in reality minus the crown.
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Nikki:
Perhaps our more learned pards can correct me.
I own both the Gen 1 Monster and the Baby monster.
The Monster has the 7S26 21 jeweled movement,
the Baby Monster (mine is a SNZF47) has the 7S36, 24
jeweled movement. Neither are hackable or windable.
Otherthan those stats, little differece IMO.

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Nikki:
Perhaps our more learned pards can correct me.
I own both the Gen 1 Monster and the Baby monster.
The Monster has the 7S26 21 jeweled movement,
the Baby Monster (mine is a SNZF47) has the 7S36, 24
jeweled movement. Neither are hackable or windable.
Otherthan those stats, little differece IMO.

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Correct, but the Gen 2 Monster has the hacking/hand-winding 4R36 movement. A fantastic update to the 7S16 IMHO.
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I have both and love them both. Prefer the Baby Monster (orange) by a little bit only the original black monster is one of my go-to beaters on NATO and prefer the Baby Monster on bracelet.
The baby monster is slightly bigger than original. But the Ice Snow Monster I had was even slightly bigger than the orange and had the hacking and winding movement, 4r36 I think. It surprised me cus I assumed it was same size as the orange Baby Monster.

Bought the Ice Snow from Long Island watches for $159, the orange mini for $115 preowned and the original black monster came on trade.
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Old 11-08-2014, 03:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Great info guys thanks for your help.
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