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A very decent timepiece
on May 11, 2013
Very nice looking watch, feature rich and with quality feel to it. Looks quite nice on a medium-sized wrist, not overly large and covering half of your hand, but not small either. The body has that proper slightly heavy feel, too. Body and crown coating appears to be of good quality. Leather strap is sturdy though a bit too rigid making it a little hard to buckle initially.
Surprisingly the tiny day of the week and calendar day dials aren't just eye candy (although that they certainly are, too; people do notice, some ask for a second glance). Once you are used to them being there, they do get useful once in a while. Not the month one, of course, unless you are a REAL party animal ;)
Being an IT person I also note the intuitive interface. It was very easy to set the right time and week day etc. on the small dials, easy to the point of never looking into the manual and still getting everything right from the first try.
One principal thing however is that the watch is rather pretty than practical. The chrome hands offer limited contrast with the white face. You give it a small tilt to get a dark reflex on the hands and it's perfectly readable, but still an extra effort where you shouldn't have it. Luminous coating on the hands and hour marks is also quite weak so the glow can only be seen in complete darkness, and then there's no way to tell the top from the bottom as the 16 and 12 positions aren't glow marked in any way.
Overall, this is a quality made and visually nice watch for daily use, that fits a variety of regular garments. Does get others' attention and appreciation. Excellent value for money in this store.