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- 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty.
- Automatic movement (24 Jewels); Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your arm.
- Sapphire crystal. (Nearly impossible to scratch. It is much harder than mineral crystal).
- Solid Titanium case with Screw-in locked crown and Screwed-in case back. Based on watches made for the Infantryman of the Future and German KRK (Crisis Reaction Forces) Soldier.
- Red Minute Hand. Non-radioactive Military Luminous.
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Member of the GPW Infantry line. Based on watches made for the Infantryman of the Future and German KRK (Crisis Reaction Forces) Soldier - Features: Solid Titanium case; Sapphire crystal (almost as hard as a diamond and nearly impossible to scratch. It is much harder then mineral crystal); Screw-in locked crown; Screwed in case back; Analogue hands and hour markings coated with multiple luminous paint for accurate readability in the dark; Date display at 3 o'clock position; Red minute hand; Reliable Automatic movement with 24 Jewels. Powers automatically with the movement of the wearer's arm and without need of a battery; Easy to wear flat black rubber strap with traditional tang buckle - The specifications are as follows: 42.5mm case width; 22mm lug with; 200M (660ft) water-resistant.Comparable watches are sold for significant higher prices. Due to the quantities produced for civilian and government use GPW watches are offered at a great value with characteristics usually not found in watches in this price range. GPW® watches are sold directly without a 100%-200% retailer or middleman markup.
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- ASIN: B00RUTRB3S
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 31, 2012
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||GPW|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective sapphire|
|Case diameter||42.5 millimeters|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Special features||Screw down crown, Luminous, Second hand, Shock resistant|
|Water resistant depth||200 Meters|
Top customer reviews
-has a unique and appealing look. Good combination of all the colors: black rubber band, gray case, red hands...etc
-red minute and second hands look good against the black dial
-coin indexes look good
-the date window is legible and aligned well with the 3 o'clock index. From the picture, the date window looks a little off, but it's not on the watch.
-the watch is automatic. The second hand sweeps (not tick motion like in a quartz). Per the manual, it is "Precision Automatic Movement ARCTOS - Basiskaliber Rotor 35", 24 jewels.
-the second hand is hackable (stopped in time adjustment mode to allow accurate time synchronization)
-light weight due to titanium case
-wide 22mm rubber band, and thick, which gives the watch a muscular look. ARCTOS logo are on the band and the buckle.
-screw-in crown. The crown appears stable, no wobbly motion detected when I used to crown to adjust time/date.
-lume is good (soft but clearly visible in the dark). indexes has a little yelow-greenish look, which goes well with the whole watch.
-nice and clean dial, easy to read time.
-came with 2yr manufacturing warranty card
-the rubber band is of good quality but somewhat uncomfortable to wear for long time (a little stiff, maybe due to thickness)
-the bezel is unidirectional, but can be moved in the opposite direction about a few (2) second marks. Not a big deal for me as this is not a diver watch.
-my watch appears to run about -10sec a day. This is not great, but reasonably expected given the watch is automatic (more on the watch movement below). I am hoping it will get better after the watch settled. Even with -10sec, this would simply mean that I would need to adjust the time every 1 to 2 weeks depending on how accurate I want the time to be.
Another note, which I didn't add to the CONs section because I don't believe it is, especially for the price.
- I couldn't find in the documentation that came with the watch (nor online) to definitively confirm if the movement of this watch model is Swiss or not. The back of the case says "Movement Automatic NH35". Looking this up online, it seems to point to a Seiko movement rather than Swiss. It would be a big plus if the movement is actually a Swiss, but even if it is a Japan movement, I would be fine with as well for this price range. I have several Seiko watches e.g. Seiko Black Monster, and they are all very well made and keep good time. If you do know about the movement, please help confirm the movement as Swiss or Japan. Thx.
Overall, I am happy with the watch given its price range, its spec (a titanium case, sapphire crytal), its unique look and its quality of build.