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An elegant timepiece
on August 16, 2011
This is my latest watch purchase. The watch arrived in a timely manner (no pun intended) and in perfect condition with all documentation and packaging intact.
My immediate impression upon picking this watch up was - it was way too light! Amazon lists it as 5.12 ounces, or about 145 grams. There is no way this thing is almost as heavy as my Reactor Trident watch (shown in one of my uploaded pics on the right), which weighs 195 grams. I wear my Reactor pretty often and I know the heft of it, and hence, what 195 grams feels like. If I had to guess I'd say it would be half that weight.. perhaps 100 grams or so (Sorry we're all metric here). It is by no means insubstantial - you do feel the weight of this watch but I am just saying it's not a heavy watch by any stretch of the imagination.
People usually say that the actual item looks better than in the pics shown in Amazon. This is true of this watch too. I have uploaded a pic of what it really looks like, taken with my phone camera. For one thing, the dial is actually more of a dark navy blue colour than black. This probably is what made me think it looks better in real life compared to the picture.
As usual, when I buy watches from Amazon I had to remove links - 4 in total. Yeah I have tiny wrists I guess. Links were easily removed, I didn't need to take it to a jeweler. I used a simple paperclip to push the pins out, removed the required number of links, and pushed the pins back. All done in under 10 mins!
I love the fact that this watch is eco-friendly, using light to recharge its internal battery, rather than requiring me to change the battery every few years. The Arabic numerals make reading time easy. The 24 hour markings on the inner dial are a bonus - useful for people who may want or need military time. However, there is no "4th hand" to indicate GMT timing as suggested by the Amazon title for this product. The 24 hour markings are just purely cosmetic.
I am very pleased with this watch so far. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice elegant watch that goes well with formal as well as casual dress. This watch certainly looks like it could fit in anywhere, anytime!