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Baume mercier 8869,
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This review is from: Baume Mercier Men's 8869 Classima Executives Open Silver Guilloche Dial Watch (Watch)It's my first time buy this level luxury watch, I spent a lot of time and efforts to find the good one.
1. Since I have sport watch already, this luxury one is for casual or dress purpose, so water resistant is not that important, 30M is fine for this kind of luxury watch, I guess nobody dress this kind of expensive watch for diving or hiking or sports like basket ball etc.
2. After I purchased bunch of different watches, I found that all multiple functions like date, timer, dual zone, luminescent dial are not necessary, all these kinds of function put dial too busy, so I really love this watch because it has the power reserve function, this is important for a mechanic automatic wind watch, and the beautiful open heart to enjoy the mechanic movement, the dial is very nice and easy to read, very beautiful.
3. The power reserve indicator is gold-made, the black hour, minute and second hands are beautiful. the open heart window is nice, you can see the move part of the watch heart, plus the back is full open, you can see through and see how watch get winded, all the back screws are blue and whole movement are modified and decorated perfectly.
4. The front and back are scratch resistant sapphire, much better than mineral glass.
5. The movement is modified based on ETA-2892, this movement is high end ETA movement and much better than ETA-2824 movement and more accurate, every 24 hour my watch gains 6 second, very stable and reproducible, that means i can easily adjust to get it more accurate, for a mechanic watch, it's not bad at all, I remembered the COSC standard is -4-6 second per day.
6. The black watch band is made by genuine alligator leather, most bands are made from side cut of alligator, but for this watch, baume mercier uses top rated alligator belly cut leather, very elegant and confortable, the outer side is alligator leather, the inner side should be calfskin leather, plus the folding'butterfly buckle can extend the band life, very nice.
7. The size is 42mm and 10mm, for man's average wrist it is not too big or too small, the case made by stainless steel.
only minor thing is the crown is not screw down, so I worry it can be pull out without my attention.
Baume mercier did a good job and make such nice watch, amazon offers nice price and free one-day shipping, not too bad, but NY tax is really sucks.
Every time I see through the front window and the watch works perfect and the wheel rotates very beautiful.
Hope above info is helpful and my lovely watch can last many many years.
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Initial post: Jun 11, 2011 6:10:11 PM PDT
L. Yow says:
hi there... when you received the item form Amazon, does it come with all the plastics sticker protection and everything as if you bought it brand new at the stores? any scratches or defects?
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