Diameter wise it around 40mm without the crown, which, by the way does NOT screw-down. However it says on the dial 10Bar, so it’s not too shabby, but hardly a serious Diver if truth be told – but good enough for the Diver in us all!
Watches & comment
The Breitling on the left shows just how good the anti-reflection coating is and how clever the hands/display clarity actually is and note how the digits stand out – it always impresses me!
whilst I’ve bought many watches over the years since, this is still my favourite watch – and that says it all.
Quartz battery, Eco-Drive solar, hybrid Kinetic and so on, despite being modern technological ideas, in comparison to the old bumper mechanical “self wind” technology, actually seem somewhat lacking in practical terms.
with it’s amazing fancy lugs is one of my favourites
But I thought just for fun, I’d have a look again at what constitutes a true everyday watch and with a bias towards the ubiquitous “recreational” or “diver like” models, because these as mostly provide features I’d consider what an everyday watch should have, often as standard.
This model from Huawei, certainly more mainstream, being the World’s 3rd largest producer of Cell Phones and at under £150 was a surprise.
Specifically adjusted for IWC to an accuracy of 0/+7 seconds per day.
my old Heuer Camaro 7743, a 1960’s classic if there ever was
Many are Japan made and although there are many, many lookalike digitals around from China, none of them have the pedigree of these or indeed the quality of the Japanese modules and displays, which in their day, were truly science fiction, and particularly in the actual design.
So basically this is an overly fancy single hand watch – and I’ve had them before, bought for the novelty, but which unfortunately in practice soon wears off – and I sold them on to some other geek somewhere.