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And Robert Gattshall's review of the Android Divermaster:
Now, some would say that we're talking apples and oranges here--and of course they'd be right. Eddie Phluff is a fictional character, a geek to end all geeks, making somewhat cruel but very funny fun of the Geek lifestyle, whereas Mr. Gattshall is just a fucking moron with delusions of grandeur. But, there are some similarities.
First off, this particular model has my favorite automatic movement in the world: The Citysen/Miyota 8215 (which I thought I was buying in a previoos watch, but then I found this one so I feel better). Available for a fraction of the prices of the Swatchy stuff, the veteranable 8215 is the working man’s friend. It has 21 jewels (like I care, but I’ll report it anyway) and it does everything that an ETA 2824 does except jump up and bite you in the ass, cost wise. I’ll take the Minoltas all six days of the week.
Now, from Mr. Gattshall's Very Professional Review:
The Miyota Cal. 9015 automatic movement is without a doubt above and beyond reliable. It is advertised of having an accuracy of -10~30 seconds/day but I haven’t seen it loose or gain anywhere near that. The running time on the 9015 is beyond 42 hours when fully wound, which should be about 40 turns of the crown. This 24 jewel movement’s vibration frequency is 28800 vibrations per hour (vph) and the automatic winding structure is clockwise. The second hand on the DME 9015 has a smooth sweeping motion to it, the kind that you would typically expect with much more expensive movement. The accuracy and reliable of the movement in the DME 9015 is truly world class!
In some ways, we'd call it even. While Eddie's has more malaprops, Mr. Gattshall's superbly mangled syntax is a joy to read.
Naturally, both being Geeks, they must refer to the size of the watch. Eddie, however, showing the true genius of a great writer, just mentions this in passing:
It’s got everything you’d look for in either a dive or automotic-type of watch, and at 47 muldimeters, it’s plenty big enough. It also has water retendancy at about 330 foot.
But of course Mr. Gattshall has to go off the tracks like an Italian bullet train somewhere, and there he goes, especially with this first sentence that is perhaps one of the fucking dumbest things ever typed on the interwebs:
Proving just how large this timepiece is the case on the DME is 19mm thick causing it to sit atop the wrist like a crown of royalty.
As previously stated it is 50mm in diameter when measured from the 10 o’clock to 4 o’clock position. But if you measure it from the 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock position and include the massive 8mm in diameter crown if is absolutely every bit of 55mm. Keep in my Android is one of the handful of watch makers that truly know how to design and manufacture an oversized timepiece. Meaning that even with all these numbers proving that it is absolutely a beast of a timepiece it fits well on the wrist. Yes you know you have it on but it isn’t distracting in anyway. Wing has designed this timepiece to curve and contour to your wrist regardless of wrist size.
So, I would say that in terms of Geekish reviews, Mr. Gattshall wins, although its a near-run thing. Thoughts?