Timex Automatic vintage mens watch day date
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The cases of the Citizen Sportissimo watches are an amble 43mm wide. It is big, but not too big. The cases are 12mm thick which is pretty manageable. I like that the crystal is sapphire, which is better than the mineral crystal used on some lower end Citizen watches. You have water resistance of 100 meters, which means the watches are rugged enough to be thrown around, but they should be having the "Promaster" label. The movement is the newer Citizen H500 quartz chronograph movement. Functions, in addition to time, include a 60 minute chronograph as well as a 24 hour hand, and the date. Both of the new Sportissimo watches are sport styled, with the rubber strapped version focusing more on a diving theme, and the metal bracelet version focusing on a racing theme. They are pretty hip, totally Japanese, and have cool red on black matte finished hands. A strong contender that will likely be priced at 0 - 0 bucks.
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Bathys is really proud of their watches. Founder John Patterson is basically the de facto brand mascot, as well as the mastermind of the operation. He is the poster boy for what the brand is, and charmingly touts the quality and value of the watches. He isn't BSing you either. The value is good, and the Benthic watches with the ETA automatic 2892 movements are probably the best value watches on the market with that high grade mechanical movement. Given the boutique nature of the brand, style, and high ruggedness these are all a solid good deal. According to Bathys, the watches are meant to survive longer than you do. And in relation to this line of watches - with their 3.8mm thick sapphire crystal, hard titanium cases, and 200 meters of water resistance - they could easily out-live you with battery changes each several years and not much else.
The dial is similar to the classic Speedmaster layout. The font of the numerals is "futurized" a bit, and the result is nice. Makes it feel more at home in modern aircraft. In addition to updated look and carbon fiber dial, the watch also features a date (on a black date disc) as well as a 24 hour GMT hand that is independently adjustable. I really like how the GMT hand is done. Omega makes it easy not to confuse the hand by labeling it as such. It might sound silly, but I like how the GMT hand looks - a good concept. There is also the orange color trim on the dial and tachymetre scale that adds a little reminder that this is not your average garden variety Omega Speedmaster watch. The sapphire crystal is AR coated on both sides.
You of course get that the "V4" name is meant to remind you of a car engine. So is the look of the movement as seen through the rear of the watch. The four turbine looking cylinders as the four corners of the movement are each the mainspring barrels. Together they hold 52 hours of power reserve for the watch. You'll notice that on the front and year of the watch there are a number of belts, just like in an engine. These transmission belts are cool to look at and replace many of the smaller gears that connect the larger gears. These are called pinions. The transmission belts are constructed in the same way as those in engines, just miniaturized. Meaning they still have a metal wire going through them for strength. And like those on engines, likely need to be replaced every... few 100,000 miles, or hours of operation in this instance (guessing on when they will need to be replaced, but you know they will be at some point).
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