Expedition North Titanium

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Expedition North Titanium

Post by jason_recliner » October 30th 2022, 3:03am

Talk about disappointment.

This new Expedition in titanium looks superb. Pretty much spot on. The crackle-paint dial and indices in relief recall that new Patek field watch:

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Chek out the crown - pure horn:

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AR sapphire, strap made from leather produced using a more environmentally friendly tanning process, and the buckle is even titanium. Sweet, sweet, sweet. And all for just US$349? Get outta here!

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And then you see the back:

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If you can't find a decent auto movement, just drop a decent quartz in. Hell, indi-glo is super-cool, make it solar as well, then watch them walk out the door!
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Post by MAX » October 30th 2022, 4:27am

But....but...but its titanium.

I like it but $349.00, sheesh.
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Post by bbattle » October 30th 2022, 5:09am

Some love the sound of the rotor swinging about. I can pick out my green dial Marlin from the drawer in the dark.

I agree the watch does look really nice but they could have gone with a Chinese clone of an ETA. It's not like that factory isn't right next door.

"Miyota claims the caliber 8215 has an accuracy rating of -20 ~ +40 seconds per day. This is only measured within 10 to 60 minutes from a full power reserve."

Isn't that good enough to wear to a cricket match? :-)

https://calibercorner.com/miyota-caliber-8215/
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Post by jason_recliner » October 30th 2022, 3:08pm

bbattle wrote:
October 30th 2022, 5:09am
Some love the sound of the rotor swinging about. I can pick out my green dial Marlin from the drawer in the dark.

I agree the watch does look really nice but they could have gone with a Chinese clone of an ETA. It's not like that factory isn't right next door.

"Miyota claims the caliber 8215 has an accuracy rating of -20 ~ +40 seconds per day. This is only measured within 10 to 60 minutes from a full power reserve."

Isn't that good enough to wear to a cricket match? :-)

https://calibercorner.com/miyota-caliber-8215/
I don't mind the rotor noise. It's more the stutter, how awful it looks, and the fact that there is an excellent alternative for not much more.

And with that level of inaccuracy one could lose 5 minutes or more over a Test Match. How would one know when to break for Tea?
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Re: Expedition North Titanium

Post by Mark1 » October 30th 2022, 8:28pm

Not a bad looking watch. For the same money you can pick up a used RZE.
With its hardlex coating, you won't know it is used. They use relatively cheap Seiko movements but are regulated to Chronometer accuracy. That Timex in titanium will be needing more than a cape cod cloth.
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Re: Expedition North Titanium

Post by jason_recliner » October 30th 2022, 11:19pm

Mark1 wrote:
October 30th 2022, 8:28pm
Not a bad looking watch. For the same money you can pick up a used RZE.
With its hardlex coating, you won't know it is used. They use relatively cheap Seiko movements but are regulated to Chronometer accuracy. That Timex in titanium will be needing more than a cape cod cloth.
Love the RZE but I reckon this looks even better. Also, it's a bit unfair comparing used prices of one watch with BNIB of another.
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Re: Expedition North Titanium

Post by bbattle » October 31st 2022, 3:14pm

Timex has the newer Miyota 9039 in its S1 Giorgio Galli designer watch for $100 more if Timex wanted to retain that volume discount.

Baltic uses the 9039 in their Titanium Aquascaphe: https://baltic-watches.com/en/collectio ... e-titanium. but it costs £710, which is like way more expensive.

Citizen's eco-drive dive watch is available in titanium for $393 at Macy's: https://www.macys.com/shop/product/citi ... b05b74d0c7
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