its hereseanuk said:hhhmmm
thanks for your comments
i shall try to take pics of the escapment however i will have to borrow a camera as my camera has no macros and can just take a pic of a watch face...:roll:
i have been talking directly to the people at the company, who dont normally sell to end users. they sell to distributors in volumes, however after several conversations with there marketing dept i explained the route to market via the internet to people like me.
i asked fopr a brown not balck strap as shown in the catalogue
they offered me a choice the colour brown
2 light sandy
(i did not save the pics of the straps they sent sorry)
and a butterfly deployment clasp
the person i spoke to said they are interested in the forums (a tiny but important place where crucial opinons are formed IMHO) and would look forward to my opinions of the watch i ordered.
i shall review the watch (for what thats worth)
and post pics
i took the plunge and will hopefully be plesently supprised think: )
inital impressions are .......hypnotic tourbillon.. it turns
size 40mm x 45mm
nice big winder easy to use (for those of us with big hands)
the finish is polished chrome
the crystal is lightly domed
the luminor onb the hands is green (i would prefer white as its brighter) this is the first point where the quality of the materials is highlighted
the strap is a nice colour as described with the lizard type graining its padded time will tell how it holds up
the deployment is butterfly with no release buttons second point as this makes for a fiddly operation but it feels secure and will no doubt settle down
the rear glass shows the blue on th escrews and the finish on the case is milled in stripes the wheels are typicaly chinese
the face is finly finished as you would expect the chrome ring surrounding the tourbillon has ten fine circular ridges with black 5 second markers .these hignlight the tuorbillon the face is black with seven ridged rings on starting at the center and going out to the numbers that are on a flat matt black contrasting outer circle.
the luminor on the numbers is only for decoration and not proud enough to last for any duration with no light.
the finish on the numbers is as good as you would expect . upon close (10x mag) inspection one of the numbers (4) is very slightly not spot on.
its quite loud is this a trait with tourbillons?
the middle hour wheel that can be seen above the tourbillon is of no quality (at 10x mag)finish and you can see the brass washer.
to sum up
watch looks 7-10 (white luminor would make this 8.5 imo)
movement 7-10 (finishing on center wheel would make this 8-10)
value for money 10-10
over all 49-60
if you want to know anything else pm
sorry the pics are rubbish i dont have a good camera
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