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on April 15, 2014
This is my third Swiss Legend watch so I am realistic in what to expect. Picked this one out because I owned two Luminous models and wanted a dress Chronograph. I always start with the positives when I write a review. The watch came very heavily wrapped in plastic and was difficult to take off which is a definite positive. I got my second one semi wrap which tells me it was a return. The weight is very heavy so this could be a positive or negative. For me I prefer something a little lighter but the weight makes it feel not cheap. The design is a eye catcher in person. It has a deep dish dial with great detailing and style. The luminous markers work great and the unidirectional bezel is very smooth with great clicking feel. The shine and texture feels like quality and the Shapphitek Crystal is very silky smooth and clear. The stainless steel case, back, and bracelet is also a quality feel. Here is the negatives that made it lose 1.5 stars. The directions are very generic and not model specific. The day feature does not work in position one on the crown like explained so you have to wind the hour hand 24 times per day to get it to the correct day. No directions how to remove the pins from the bracelet. With further inspections with a flashlight revealing a screw pin instead of your traditional one direction hammer pin. Luckily I had a dollar store, eye glasses kit wit a super small flat screw driver. The positive is it gives a clean finish with no exit hole on one side. The clasp design is a unique clean finish. That makes it very flat on the palm side of wrist and 3 inches long. I am use to a more traditional locking clasp like my Tag Heuer which conforms better to my smaller wrist. Last negative is the size. Swiss Legend web site says it is 43mm by 13mm. It is more like 45mm by 15mm. Two mm is a huge difference in a watch. I compared it to one of my Shark watches that is 45mm by 15mm and it is identical. I did not measure but my point is the watch feels bigger than their measurements. This watch fills the void in my collection but not really a daily wear due to the size and weight. My next watch will be the Tissot PRS 200. Iv'e read great things but it is 4x more money.