Vintage Review: Anonimo Dino Zei San Marco

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There are watches that become classics over time and there are some watches that can become instant classics. Whether it is a watch that is from a company that has a long, rich history or if it is a watch from a new company, there are certain attributes that can make that watch a classic. Then there are watches that our instant classics in our eyes as an owner of that watch. Watches that we instantly fall in love with. We all have our details on a watch that draws us in, that we look for on a watch. Could be a domed crystal or a large signed crown or even a larger detail like if a watch is a pilot style watch or a dive watch. Whatever the reason, it is what initially draws us in to a specific watch and  it makes the watch special to us. Then there are reasons that we can’t quite explain on why we love a watch, but we feel that unexplainable force pulling us. Those mysterious forces can’t be explained. Perhaps the watch gods are toying with our affections and have allowed cupid to shoot us with his arrow, making us instantly fall in love with no explainable reason.

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This is how I feel about the Anonimo Dino Zei San Marco, the vintage watch that we will be exploring today. I am trying something a little different today. There is a constant flow of new and exciting watches that are coming out all the time, that I often lose focus of the past. So I want to start a new series of reviews where we can take time to explore some watches that are from the past. I will give you a brief history of how Anonimo can to be born from a well known legacy. In life we know we have that choice when something happens that isn’t in our control, we can either sink or swim. I know everyone has a moment in life where they had that choice. This choice was one that Federico Massaces had to face when Panerai was bought by the Vendôme Group and the company was eventually moved to Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Federico Massaces was faced with the choice on moving with the current of Panerai’s sea or swimming against the current and staying with the history deep in Italian tradition in Florence starting something new. This is how Anonimo came to be born in 1997. Instead of abandoning history and tradition Federico Massaces made his choice. A bold and courageous choice. Many of the Panerai watchmakers who did not want to relocate to Switzerland stayed in Florence and joined the Anonimo team.

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The case on the San Marco is a true work of art. A case that was milled on the same machines that Panerai used for years. Its those little details that add up making the San Marco a truly special watch. The dark case is beautiful. The case gets this dark color from a unique process done by Anonimo. The Ox Pro treatment gives the San Marco that grey textured finish. Federico Massaces explains that the cases are first machined, they are never stamped. Once the case is hand polished/finished, the Ox Pro-B coating is applied. But insted of stopping there, the case is polished yet again. This is what results in the unique grey color. It looks and feels unlike any other case I have felt.

The case in one massive piece of steel and to access the movement you have to take the screws off the front of the case, remove the bezel, crystal and then by removing the unique screw on the back of the case this release the movement. Evidently there is no removable case back on the San Marco. Very unique. Touching back on the case and how it was made. Each case is hand machined from a solid block of stainless steel. Federico believes that stamping the cases damages the strength of the material used. When you hold the San Marco you do immediately get a sense of the strength and ruggedness. The fixed bezel is held in place by 5 Thorx screws. These screws guarantee a superior grip and a superior tightening (30%) compared to that of a normal traditional head screw. Not only that, but the screws look absolutely killer as well. Something else that you will immediately notice are the various sized/shaped crowns. Each crown note only operates differently, but of course operates the different functions as well. It’s so fun when a watch has multiple functions, so much to play with tickles the watch enthusiast’s fancy.

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The king of the crowns located at the 2 o’clock position is the largest of the three. King crown only spins 90 degress and is screwed down with spring release action. Comparable to Gi Joe’s kung fu grip. To unscrew the crown, you push pressure down to compress the spring and turn the crown releasing it pop up style. I never had a crown operate this way, it is quite cool. The king crown is in charge of many of the San Marco’s functions such as winding, setting the date, time and D-Day countdown function. The D-Day function is my personal favorite. You can use it to countdown to an important date that is within a 7-day period. Yes, in this tech filled society we live in you can use your cell phone, but that isn’t magical at all. This is truly mechanical magic and I personally love it.

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What I also love is the D-Day counter itself. The raised sub dial at 8 & 9 o’clock position is a real beauty. I am such a sucker for vintage diving helmets and the San Marco is a dream for that. Not only does the case back feature an awesome engrave diving helmet, but the D-Day counter does as well. Printed in crisp white, it looks absolutely fantastic set on the matte black dial. The counter itself has printed white numerals on a black wheel. Easily read. I love the detail that Anonimo did here, instead of eliminating the number 9 they printed it partially on the raised sub dial and partially on the dial itself. Not only does it keep the flow, but it also looks so good like this as well.

The crown signed with the Anonimo logo located at the 4 o’clock position is responsible for operating the inner bezel/chapter ring which is a world time function. You can rotate bi-directionally once you have unscrewed the crown and rotate it. A very cool and useful function especially for those whom do a lot of traveling across the various timezones. This brings us to the final little crown 👑 who is located all by himself between 9 and 10. Unscrewing this little master, allows you to set the “second timezone”. Its a 24 hour timer and is separated into am/pm awesomeness. I love this feature. I work in an environment that uses military time, so this feature helps me quite a bit. The crown unscrews of course and to set the time you use the crown as a button pusher which advances the small white hand on the subdial located between 10 & 12. The pm hours are represented in a deep blue semicircle and the am hours are in a white semicircle.

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Some have said that Anonimo never were able to produce a good dial. Some have said that the San Marco’s dial is way too busy. I say bullocks to all of those naysayers. The San Marco’s dial is a real work of art and was extremely well thought out & executed. There is a lot going on with this dial, but it all flows in a beautiful horological dance that is something truly unique to behold. The date window at 2 is this small round window that is encircled with beautiful bronze. That beautiful bronze, perfectly matches the San Marco logo right below it. The amount of detail in the San Marco logo is amazing in itself because of how small the logo is. It has to be the most intricate and beautiful printed logos I have ever seen on a dial. It is like a mini piece of beautiful Italian artwork, and we all know how rich Italian art history truly is.

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The hands on the San Marco are quite beautiful as well. The hour and minute hands are partially skeletonize which not only looks great, but also are functional as well. What I mean by functional is that they allow you to tell the time of course but they also allow you to see through them which doesn’t inhibit viewing what is on the dial underneath the hands. The large arrow head tipped second hand is a perfect length that reaches out to the inner chapter ring. The three main hands are white and each has lume treatment that glow beautifully throughout the night. The hour markers are also coated in lume. The lume on the San Marco glows so bright and when fully charged lasts through the night. Even still after 10 plus years. There is a wee little red hand that appears to be floating on the dial just slightly to the right above 6 o’clock. This little hand serves as the power reserve marker. I personally love power reserve indicators because you never have to guess if or when your watch needs a good winding. Not only that but it is so addicting to wind it up and watch the indicator hand “juice up” the power.

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Yes you can keep track of how much “juice” is left on the San Marco, but what movement is responsible for powering this watch? It is a mod. 12000 Movement Automatic Soprod SA, caliber 9055/2892-A-2-SO on base ETA 2892-2. It features 30 jewels. This movement also antichoc Incabloc anti-shock protection. The San Marco’s hesrt bests a 28,800 A/h and has a overall power reserve of 40 hours. Let’s get geeked here for a few and state that the escapement is Glucydur balance, with an Anachron hairspring and is adjusted in 4 positions. This movement has an accuracy tolerance of 0 +15sec/day. The movement has a Colimaçon finish, with a very nice Anonimo Firenze rotor. Inside the escapement assortment is high quality made, which is set up to chronograph certifications (COSC). What is really a set up is that Anonimo added an upper module that is laid on the base caliber, the upper module is in charge of running all the San Marco’s additional functions.

Not that we have explored the San Marco inside and out, let’s strap this bad mother f’er to the wrist. How? By the beautiful brown leather strap of course. Probably one of the nicest factory straps that I have come across. It is so nicely padded, stitched with patina color precision stitching and features a killer buckle that features the Anonimo logo and an engraved diving helmet. This strap looks fantastic even after 10 plus years of use and abuse. Its so comfortable on the wrist and it makes me fall in love with leather straps every single time I put this watch on my wrist. As you can tell I really love everything about this watch. This is one of those watches that remains in a collection for a very, very long time. Some would refer to this as a true keeper.

There is so much history in this watch, yes the company is not that old, but you think about the machines and craftsmanship that went into making this watch, it truly is a classic. The machines alone that made this watch is so cool. Most of the original Panerai machines were left behind when the company was moved to Switzerland as did a lot of the watch makers. The knowledge of the past forged this watch on the machines of the past, creating a true classic that is full of wonderfully small details. These details add up to a spectacular watch, that never disappoints but functionally and aesthetically. If you are a fan of dive watches, a fan of Italian watch history and a fan of unique watches, then you owe it to yourself to track down one of these beauties to try it for yourself. Take a look at what Anonimo is doing this year at Baselworld, I believe that they are on the right track of reinventing themselves.

Thank you all for reading my first vintage review. As always comments and questions are welcome below.

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Watch Review: Havaan Tuvali Squadron One

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Company:

Havaan Tuvali

Website:

http://www.havaantuvali.com

Model:

Squadron One

Marching to the beat of your own drum can be a hard thing to do these days, especially when it comes to offering a product to the public. A choice has to be consciously made, do I go with the flow of the stream or do I fight the currents? Even with my blog I have to ask myself this with every review. I can remain with the same style where I am comfortable or I can try to evolve, trying new things that may not work. Will I succeed or not? It is a choice that is hard to make. That is one question that Eric Yeh, the man behind Havaan Tuvali asked himself when he started his venture.

The original plan for my first model was to design a diver’s watch, and I was traveling around the country seeking inspirations.” He was in the beginning stages of designing a watch which is something he wanted to do both on a personal level and a professional level.  Eric said “The idea was to create a watch that’s completely different than any mainstream watch brands and I wanted to have sub seconds on it.” He was inspired the day he took a trip to an Aviation museum.  Laying his eyes upon a model of the first amphibious airplane used by Taiwan military, the PBY-5A Catalina. He was instantly inspired when he was doing his research and saw the plane’s cockpit. I later did some research on this plane and saw this old picture of the plane’s cockpit, Eric really wanted a dial on the watch that featured a small seconds gauge. “I haven’t seen one that’s half enclosed like an amp meter or fuel gauge, and the patent sub second display was created.” 

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The dial is what did draw me in to this watch. I was instantly intrigued by the small seconds gauge on this watch. Located on the dial at the 8 o’clock position. It does in fact look straight out of a planes cockpit. Encased in a black, with 0-30 visible printed in white text semi circle. It looks fantastic and is the focal point of this dial. Now I say that only 0-30 seconds are visible and that is what I initially thought, but as I spent more time with this watch I discovered that 30-60 is also printed just under the semi circle. I love that Eric included this on the small seconds dial. Another detail that I love is that Automatic and 1500ft is printed on the ‘instrument gauge’ of the small seconds, which creates a cleaner overall look on the dial. Keeping track of the seconds is a small red arrow tipped hand. It is very small, but the red color makes it easy to see/read.

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Running behind the small seconds gauge are two stripes, an orange and a white stripe. “The color stripes are controversial I will admit, but I wanted to have a little fun with the dial design, since this is my watch, why can’t I make it the way I like it, otherwise what’s the point of starting my own brand.” I agree with what Eric said here, it is very commendable when someone takes a chance with something they believe in. The stripes look great, especially being set against the matte blue dial. The military stenciled numerals on the dial really add to Eric’s vision and you can see that it was inspired by a military plane. Another detail that took me a little while to discover is how uniform Eric keeps the color sequence on the Squadron One.

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The hand on the small seconds is red & the numbers are white, the hour markers are white, while the minutes are printed in red. Little attention to details like this are what I find fascinating on watches. It shows that the desining process was well thought out and planned. This is also apparent when you look at the size of the 9 on the dial. Instead of completely eliminating the 9 which I think would take away from the overall flow of this dial, Eric decided to keep the 9, but made it smaller in order to place the small seconds gauge.

There is a date window located between the 4 & 5 o’clock position. The date window is very legible with the white date wheel with the black printed text. The hour and minute hands on the Squadron One were something I initially struggled with. One of my pet peeves on a watch is when the hands appear too small in relation with the size of the dial. Now the hands shape are beautiful which are a nice combination of modern and vintage. Vintage because you can clearly see the cathedral style influences and modern because of the arrow tip of the hour hand. The matte black and white combination are also lovely. To finish off the details of the dial you certainly can’t just have a dial that in exclusively visible in daylight, you have to give nighttime it’s dues as well.

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Getting back to my issue with the size of the hands, the more I studied this dial, it became quite apparent that the hands are perfectly sized. The hands are not intended to be the focal point of this dial, like I mentioned earlier the small seconds gauge with the stripes behind it are intended to be the Squadron Ones focal point. I believe that this dial is rather daring and Eric really took a gamble on it, but it absolutely works in every way. It is really stunning in person and especially when it is on your wrist. The stainless steel bracelet helps the wrist pressence of this watch as well with the combination of polished and brushed finish.

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The buckle features a nice engraving of Havaan Tuvali’s logo. The links are nice and thick which creates a feeling of quality rather than a just a cheap standard bracelet. Sizing the bracelet is quite easy because of the flathead screws are easily accessible and with the included screwdriver removing them are a breeze. If you have trouble getting to fit just right don’t worry because there is a micro adjustment within the deployment clasp/buckle. The bracelet brilliantly matches the case of the Squadron One. Carrying on that nice combination of brushed finish and polished finish.

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The square shape of this watch balanced by the rounded edges is a lovely combination of ruggedness and beauty. You will notice the size of the lugs and how their size plays a part on how the Squadron One wears on the wrist. Shorter lugs with less wrist overhang equals a watch that wears smaller than the 44mm measurements imply. What also helps the comfort and fit of this watch is the crowns size & location. The screw down crown is located roughly between the 1 & 2 o’clock positions on the watch. You definitely won’t have to worry about the crown digging into the back of your hand and don’t worry about the operating of it either. This crown is quite easy to grip and screw/unscrew. I was worried because it is smaller than most crowns that I am accustomed to. The stem on the crown does come out quite far when its unscrewed and pulled out to the farthest position. The crown is nicely signed with a etched plane. Nice touch.

To finish out the tour of the case from the front and sides, the bezel is definitely a highlight of this watch. “To make it a pilot’s watch, I designed the bezel with slide rule function.” Not only does this add to the pilot watch inspiration of this watch, but it also gives the Squadron One a tool watch function. The bezel glides as you turn it in either direction without making a sound. So not only does it operate smooth as butter but that blue is just beautiful. There is also a tough detail about the Squadron One’s case, and that is the 1500ft water resistant rating. Pretty impressive for a pilots watch and a detail that I am sure stems from Eric’s original vision of doing a diver watch.

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Turn the watch over and you will see two things, an exhibition case back and the Swiss Sellita SW290-1 automatic movement. The swiss Sellita movement beats at 28800 A/h (4 Hz) frequency and has a decent 38 hours power reserve. My timing of the Squadron One came out to be +\- 15 seconds per day. I like that there was some added detail to the movement as well. The self winding rotor is decorated with Havaan Tuvali name and logo. Another nice touch.

What I like about this watch’s design is the take that Eric decided to take on his interpretation of a pilots watch. I love the look of vintage pilot watches, who doesn’t right? But Eric made that conscious decision to fly against the normal wind currents and fly his own unique route, and by doing so he created something unique, something refreshing, something that I think is nice in both design & execution. I can really respect what Eric has down here.

You get a very nice little package for $399 USD. What exactly do you get? A nice wooden storage box, a steel bracelet, a leather strap, a tool and of course the Squadron one watch. This is the first offering from Havaan Tuvali and it is impressive. I have to recommend this watch to someone who has been looking for a pilot watch, but one with modern touches, that thinks outside of the box. It is a perfect watch for that individual that like to march to the beat of their own drum and want to express their individuality.

I want to personally thank Eric for allowing me the honor to explore the Squadron One.

Thank you for reading and as always your comments/questions are welcome below.

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Watch Review: Berkbinder & Brown T46

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Company: Berkbinder & Brown

Website:

http://berkbinderandbrown.com

Model: T46 Aged distressed Case

Age can be both a good thing and a bad thing depending on your personal feelings on the subject. Age can show us things that are invaluable. Through age there is wisdom, wisdom taught through experience, experience creates memories, memories are something that can’t be bought or sold, but stay with us for a long time. As I was posting on social media this past week I thought about memories quite a lot. One thing in particular, a song heard from the soundtrack of your life can trigger a memory associated with that particular song. This made me think about watches and how seeing a watch that you once owned or holding a watch that you have owned for years can also trigger memories. Perhaps a scratch or dent on the case can trigger a memory as well, maybe from a weekend adventure or a vacation excursion.

Well the watch I have in today has a case that looks like it has been through the ages built upon the many memories of others and ready to create memories with you. The T46 tool watch from the passionate Ted Brown, a man who started creating/designing buildings, to a man building horological masterpieces. The T46 was designed to be that watch that accompanies you on your life adventures creating a constant stream of memories. The Alloyed 903 Marine Bronze case will show these memories through its ever changing case. This case has been oxidized prior to assembly and it creates that reverse patina which is how the case starts with a rich brown patina but the magic is that instead of getting darker it gets lighter in the area of wear. A sort of Benjermin Buttons kind of thing. The round, puck shaped case is absolutely stunning.

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Now the case is approximately 46mm in diameter but those of you who fear a larger case no worries as the T46 wears smaller because there is something missing here, lugs. But those of you who like a bigger case Ted has designed a case that has lugs. Checkout his website. Getting back to this case though, it is a combination of colors and designs aesthetics that is pleasing to the eye. The rich brown patina has hues of blue and black peeking through, mixed with the natural bronze it is stunning. The T46 has what I would classify as a fixed bezel with some real nice attention to detail. The 316 stainless steel screws are a proprietary and have a 6 pointed socket. The screws not only look good but also offer protection for the slightly domed 3mm Sapphire crystal. The screws look damn cool as well adding to the rugged, tool watch feel of the T46. These awesome little screws are continued over to the case back.

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While on the subject of the case back, the 2mm sapphire window allows us to peek at the ETA 2824-2.  The Swiss movement is made with 25 jewels and has an Incabloc Novodiac shock protection ideal for a watch designed for adventure. Eta has set the daily allowance of this movement at +/- 12-15, but during my review experience with the T46, it timed in at an impressive -3 seconds per day. This movement powers the 3 hands and date function of the T46. The time and date can be set by using the screw down crown found at the 4 o’clock position. This crown does nothing but add another level of awesomeness to this watch. The large, oversized crown has easy to grip knurled edges and features a raised Berkbinder and Brown logo. This crown screws down like a dream and operates as smooth as butter. Setting the time and date on the T46 is a breeze.

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The hands on the T46 are bold, sword shaped and are easy to see because of the black and white colors. The matte black dial creates a dream back drop for a legiable dial. You won’t have any problems reading the time on this watch. The large pronted white numerals just pop, with the exclusion of number 4, as he was given the day off to make room for the date window. I must admit that my favorite part of this dial is the train track style minute/second track. The bold printed markers are found at each of the hours. The hints of red found on this dial give it just enough to keep if from being just a black and white sea of plain. At 12 we find a nice red triangle, followed by the red Berkbinder & Brown logo just underneath the 12. Finally balancing out this dial is the offest model name T46 at the 8 o’clock position.

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Of course we established that the T46 is extremely legible in every day use, but how does it fare in those low lit environments?

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Well master Ted wasn’t going to create a tool watch without lume silly. The green glow is pretty bright when fully charge and does a good job of slowly fading throughout the night remaining enough to read the time without fail. Rugged yes, quality yes, legible yes, realiable yes, and comfortable??? It actually is comfortable because there are no lugs to dig into the wrist, the crown located at 4 doesn’t dig into the back of the hand and the strap conforms to the wrist with ease. The Horween Dublin strap is brown and features with greyish white stitching which looks great with the aged distressed look of the case itself.  The buckle is brushed stainless steel with a machined prong & screw in pin, features an engraved Berkbinder & Brown.

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I have to say I am a bit biased when it comes to tool watches and dive watches. They are my personal prefered choice afterall. Rugged and reliable watches are an absolute dream to me. The T46 case is an excellent example of Made in the USA work of art. The reverse patina and aging process that Ted has done here is nothing short of amazing. It is a timely and labor intensive process, but the end result is absolute perfection. I can easily recommend this watch to anyone looking for a unique, one of a kind watch experience. The likelihood of running into another T46 is slim and the likelihood of having a conversation about the T46 while its on your wrist is extremely high. This watch does get noticed quite often.

Whether joining you on the weekend adventure or for that vacation adventure, the T46 is that perfect watch for making memories while on your adventures. The cool thing about the T46 case is that it is always changing appearance because of the ever changing patina. What I also like is if this watch gets any “battle damage” on your adventures it just adds to the look of the watch. Building memories. Now if patina is not your thing the T46 coms in Titanium, stainless steel, or straight up bronze without any aging/patina process. If any patina occurs on your bronze T46 it can be easily removed with lemon juice. The only thing that I would change on the T46 is I would lume the triangle on the dial. Other than that, I think the T46 is pretty uniquely perfect.

I want to personally thank Ted Brown for the opportunity and honor of doing this review. This watch is your best work to date.

Thank you for reading, as always if you have any questions or comments please do so below.

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Watch Review: Greyhours Vision Carbon

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Company: Greyhours

Website:

http://www.greyhours.com/en/product/vision-carbonshine

Model: Vision Carbon

Specifications:

Case: 316L polished stainless steel

Coating: DLC (Diamond Like Carbon)

Dimensions: 40mm diameter/ 9.35 mm thick

Movement: Isaswiss quartz calibre 9231/1890

Functions: Displays hours, minutes, seconds, the day and date

Sapphire crystal with antiglare treatment on both faces
Bracelet: French calf leather

Polished buckle and tongue

Water resistance: Up to 5 ATM / 50 metersWeight: 65 grams

Fast moving society is the norm these days. We want it quick and we are always on the move. Technology always trying to make our lives more simple and trying to keep up moving in a forward motion. With our crazy busy lifestyles it is refreshing sometimes to just grab a watch, strap it on the wrist and out the door we go to face our day. This is what I feel that Greyhours was going for with their Vision Carbon watch that I have in for review today.

As I am working on this review John Wick is playing in the background. Irony really. John Wick dresses sleek, has an impressive arsenal and tried to simplify his life by getting out of “the game”. From first glmpse the Vision Carbon impresses. I purposely leave out describing the packaging from my reviews because I like to leave that as a surprise when you first get the watch, but I will say that Greyhours does not disappoint with the packaging and I was very impressed given the fact this watch comes in at $290.

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It was hard to ignore the finish on this watch, diamond tough DLC coated 316L stainless steel. The carbon coating is so sleek and puts up a great resistance against scratching. This case looks much more than $290. Sleek and dark as hell. Simple with no extra, unnecessary bullshit. This case comes in at 40mm, with a low profile 9mm thickness. No lugs means this watch wears a little under 40mm. No lugs also means no overhang for those of you with smaller wrists. This watch wears like a dream in terms of comfort. You won’t even know it is on your wrist until you need to know it is there. The soft black french calf leather strap helps in terms of comfort. It is so soft right out of the box and conforms tomthe wrist beautifully. The black on black stealth looks so good together. The strap is equipped with quick release strap bars which makes strap changes a snap, even the buckle is equipped with the same set up.

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Crown at three and button pusher at two, that is all that you will find on the outter edges of this case. A fixed polished, DLC bezel surrounds the dial of this watch like a perfect frame of a classic painting, smooth and sterile of any markings whatsoever. Turn the watch over and you will find a screwed down case back with some engraved information about the watch. The case back is held inplace by four flathead screws. The case itself is water resistant to 5 atm afterall obviously this would not be your fisrt choice of watch to accompany you on a dive trip, this is the watch you would strap on to take your date out to dinner after the day of diving was done.

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Please turn the watch back over so that we can talk about this dial. Sexy black with a pop of white thrown in for flavor, that’s exactly what you get with this watch. Two subdials, a minute, second, hour hand and a simple printed in white Greyhours text. Simple yes, sexy definitely and to the point. As simple as this dial is, it does a good job of impressing. The stamped out style dial does a nice job of creating texture and depth. The subdials are sunken into the dial itself and the hour markers are cut out from the top layer allowing you to see the second layer of the dial. The subdial at the three o’clock position is the date 1-31 and the subdial at 9 is the days of the week. I love the polished look of the black subdials with the crisp white markers. Absolutely stunning. You can see by the pic at the end of the review how the dial absorbs the light, even in the wrist shot pics you can see how well it does.

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All of the hands on this watch are a perfect match to the overall style that Greyhours was trying to achieve here. My favorite hand would have to be the long white second hand. The grey hour and minute hands have a section of white on them that glows nicely in low light situations. The dial is precise, sterile and is executed well. It is very unassuming yet stylistic in nature. The white just pops out because of being set against that dark background, very legible indeed. Keeping the hands running smoothly is the quartz driven Isaswiss quartz calibre 9231/1890 multifunction movement.

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Sometimes it is refreshing to strap on a watch and forget its there until it is needed. Greyhours has done this in a great stylistic and stealthy way. Just as John Wick is a silent killer, dressed in his black on black attire, the Vision Carbon is just as stealthy. “The DLC coating is distinguished above all by its inalterability, resistance to corrosion, high hardness and very low coefficient of dry friction which provides excellent scratch resistance.” The case on the watch is beautiful, love how the light just dances off of it. The dial is also lovely. There is a graining done to the dial which allows it to absorb the light, given it a matte look.

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This watch is that perfect grab and go watch. Which can easily translate from the office, to dinner date and even with your favorite pair of jeans/t-shirt combo. It is only $290 so you won’t have to worry about babying it while you wear it. Its classy, comfortable and well designed. If you are looking for a simple solution to an everyday watch for your busy life, the Vision Carbon from Greyhours could be your watch. It runs without flaw, the functions operate smoothly and it looks great while doing it.

I want to personally thank Greyhours for the honor of allowing me to do this review. As always comments/questions are welcome below. Thanks for reading.

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