You see that’s the trouble with deciding that “this” is the watch for you – or maybe “that’s” the watch…! It’s all about choices and maybe finding a watch you’d never seen before – then your fixed ideas can go right out the window!
Take this one for example –
A Praetorian “Centurian”. A 44mm diameter black PVD coated stainless cased Swiss quartz Ronda-Startech 5040B chrono movement, with screw down crown and case back and 100m water resistance. The matching double locking bracelet is also PVD coated stainless and 22mm wide.
Great looking watch and with my favourite Swiss mb-mirotec Tritium illumination again giving super night vision. 12 marker is orange and the 11 others green as are the hour, minute and second hands.
Unusual too in this style of watch is the large double window date @12 making for very clear readability. And yes this is a chrono so has two extra pushers on the side and yes I know I said in my previous post that I didn’t need these – well – they seem to fit rather well on this model and are actually quite unobtrusive. What can I say?
The clear mineral glass is scratch resistant and the watch has a case diameter without crown of 44mm and only 12mm depth, which is pretty neat for a chrono such as this.
The chronograph functions are the central stop seconds hand, “3” second, “6” 1/10th second, “9” minute/hours after 30 seconds.
Image left –
Shows the tritium light system in action in a night shot
Shows magic of computers as I fit a Nato strap in place of the bracelet just to see how it will look.
So a new find for me and a watch I have never encountered before – and I like it!
In fact I like everything about it.
The dial has a nice clear and clean look to it, especially considering the superb double date window (which is a real plus I have to say) – it’s a good gents size without being too thick and cumbersome as so many often are.
Then it has that wonderful night vision capability with the Tritium light source, which I kid you not you really have to experience in comparison with the alternative “paint coated” systems – then to cap it all is the price – it is NOT very expensive.
So yet another one to add to my consideration list – which is growing by the minute – yet again!