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A very BIG bargain... in more ways than one.
on April 20, 2015
While I'm not a big fan of the huge watches that are currently in fashion, I must admit to really liking this one. I was initially drawn to this watch by the fact that it is a "lefty". As a left-hander, I wear my watches on the right wrist, and it's a bonus to have the (screw-down) crown on the left where I can get at it without going through contortions.
There are three versions available: ZR4002 (stainless steel case, black face), This one, ZR4003, (Black case, black face) and the ZR4004 (stainless steel case, white face) The ZR4002 and the ZR4004, at the time of this review, are selling for about twice as much as the ZR4003, making this a big bargain in more ways than one.
Make no mistake, this is a BIG watch. The stated measurements: Case diameter 53 mm, thickness 15 mm. So that's OVER 2 INCHES ACROSS, AND OVER 1/2 INCH THICK in real money, folks. And it's a fair weight too, the description says 16 oz (i.e. ONE POUND) I haven't weighed the thing on a scale, but from the feel of it on my wrist, I'd say that's pretty accurate. So just be aware! Some reviewers have expressed surprise at the size and heft of this beast. I can only assume that they didn't read the specs that Amazon provides, or that they're unfamiliar with metric measurements.
A couple of reviewers also complained about the inadequate length of the strap. Now,either the manufacturer listened, because the strap on the watch I received is exactly as long as every other strap on every other watch that I own. Or, those reviewers have enormous wrists. I have an 8 in wrist circumference, and I wear this buckled into the fourth of the eight available holes on the strap. Comfy silicone strap, in my opinion, by the way...
The face is simple and easily read at a glance. One nice touch, the 1 thru 9 numerals are prefaced by a 0, so ALL the hours have two digits. It creates a very balanced look to the watch.
The 120-click bezel is unidirectional (anti-clockwise), knurled to the 15 minute mark, and has luminous indices to the 20 minute mark.From 20 minutes onward the bezel indices are simply engraved, with no lume. The numerals on the face of the watch are also luminous, as are the hour and minute hand. (Though oddly, and unusually in my experience, the numerals are more luminous than the hands) The lume is adequate, but not the best I've seen.
I have showered, and swum wearing the watch, with no ill-effects, but as to it's performance at depth, I cannot say, though it appears robust. The Japanese quartz movement has performed faultlessly so far, and the mineral crystal is unblemished after being banged into a door handle or two.
All in all a VERY solid timepiece, but also a VERY big one, too.