Man I’m really enjoying my SPB253J1. I was on the fence about buying one of these Black Series divers when they were released earlier in the year.
Initially it was the Willard version I was after but after spending some time pondering my choices I decided to go for the 62MAS, mostly because the angular case design and the fact that this one negates the red stoplight on the second hand - a detail I felt messed with the bold orange and black colour scheme.
There’s some pretty cool little touches on this watch. The white tip on the matte black second hand, the matted out brushed bezel and the 3 different lume compounds to name a few.
I had one of the very first SPB143’s. This feels better built, better bezel and crown action and crucially, overall just fees more solid. Perhaps they’ve refined their manufacturing processes since the initial release or maybe it’s just a QC lottery. The movement is running at 0 spd (on timeographer) so I’ve definitely lucked out in that area. Bezel is a hair off at the 12 o’clock mark but you can’t have it all I guess.
Merry Christmas all.
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