But for me they have missed out on a most important aspect and that’s night time use. I see no luminous hands or markers to this dial, which in my opinion is a real let down
Month: January 2015
not only the same functionality as my previous watch, but has additional functions, such as Radio Control and Solar Power. And yes it also has a Digital Compass which is only noticeable because it says so on the dial! This is something I wasn’t expecting – a rather understated refinement and almost elegant watch from Casio. Isn’t that nice . . . .
Just look at Casio, Citizen or Seiko, who between them probably account for the bulk of the watch quartz revolution and how their models have multiplied in sheer technological functionality.
unusually it is NOT an ABC watch, though it looks like it – and it’s NOT Radio Controlled or a Solar powered model, though again it looks like it should be.
I suppose there is one function that maybe I’d like to see added. Namely the watch needs to be Radio Controlled. I say this as to change the analogue hands to the correct time, if inaccuracy creeps in as it will, requires you to go through a push button sequence
Note the amazing seconds indicator at 4 o’clock which is the hexagonal star shaped disk in a polished yellow gold tone that rotates continually which gives a wonderfully fascinating “automaton” mobile effect to the watch wearer.
It’s another one of those rare watch models that looks so much larger than it actually is – not an easy feat in itself, which I personally think a subtle but very valid sales point.
The movement is recognized as the Swiss ETA 2892-A2, but here it is used purely as the base movement
beautifully shaped dauphinois hour and minute hands with Superluminova in-fills are impressively clear to read (hands made in France apparently).