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helenarou Bell & Ross Homage anygood?

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Im interested in buying the:


Anyone purchased? Quality any good? :think:

For £50-60 it looks quite a deal, and its a simple design so I cant imagine getting it wrong but I would like to know about the movement

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I just picked one up used from another forum member. I wore for a little bit this weekend (while in the privacy of my home). Here is my initial reaction.

It is too big for my <7" wrist. The lume is non-existent. Believe it or not, there is ***NO*** lume at all on the hands. Huh? The movement and rotor are loud. Additionally, it has a really bad [fake] miyota stutter. I can even hear it stutter if the room is quiet. Did I mention that it is ridiculously big? I worry about winding it manually. In the past, I've seen warnings (incl. pics) on WUS about how manually winding cheap Chinese autos can result in their demise. I worry about its water resistance. I worry about how long this watch will last. I certainly don't expect this one to be a line item in my grandchild's will.

I like it! I promptly put on a tight fitting, black harley t-shirt and fired up a man movie. Stallone I think it was. I think the recent price reductions from Helenarou should be awfully tempting.
Here are some action shots for you. For reference, I just measured my wrist and it looks like I am 7 1/16".

* Note that the crown is unscrewed in these shots because I've been manually winding it so far (oops).
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The measurements:

46 - w/o crown
50 - w/ crown
56 - lug-2-lug
11 - height
24 - lugs (narrowing to ...)
19 - buckle
133 grams

For me, this one is passable, but pretty borderline. With some postures it looks okay, but all too often it has the "I'm compensating" look.

Wait till you see my next watch. I think it should be arriving today (or tomorrow). Now, *this* one is going to be big!!! Stay tuned.

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> Does your crown screw down? Mine doesn't,
Yes, it does screw down. It is confusing, however. The thing is winding the whole time it is screwing down. Maybe you just haven't turned it enough while depressing it???
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