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Lovely watch & very good value for money
on February 28, 2014
I live in New Zealand & genuine moon phase watches are hard to come by. After looking on the internet at hundreds of overseas options I chose this one (the one I really wanted had similar features to this watch plus had a perpetual calendar, 24 hour indicator & was a chronograph but was priced between NZ$2,500 & $5,500 depending on where I could have bought it & condition - nice but I can't justify that kind of money). I was a little anxious about buying this watch, given some previous comments (e.g. crown fell off or button to change date stopped working, however I note the crown has only 2 positions & when I received my watch it was already in position 2, thus not using the battery, so if you try to pull it out further, which it's not designed to do, it may well come off) & that it was coming from overseas, but for the price (about NZ$150 down from $NZ650) I thought I'd give it a go. I have to say I'm absolutely delighted. The package arrived safe & sound within about 10 days. The watch was nicely packaged & presented. The instructions could be a little clearer (e.g. when setting the moon phase you have to keep winding the crown through however many 24 hour period until you reach the correct phase) but to date my watch has worked perfectly, with no issues since receiving it just over 2 weeks ago. It keeps time well within acceptable parameters & looks just as good if not better in real life. The strap was very firm at first but has become more supple over time. I haven't tried its waterproofness but then I don't dive so for me it's not an issue. With any new purchase, occasionally you could get a lemon but in my case (to date at least) I've got an absolute pearl.