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To say that I’ve been hyped about the Sólás Starlight since March is an understatement. A micro-rotor movement in a watch under $1000? When I was asked to review the Starlight, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.
Upon receiving the watch, the first thing I did was flip it over to admire the business end. The Starlight does not disappoint. Instead of going with a typical Sellita, Seiko, or Miyota automatic, Sólás uses the Hangzhou 5000a, a 3.9mm thick micro-rotor movement with sub-seconds and date, running at 28,800bph, 42-hour power reserve, and a specified accuracy of +/- 20 seconds per day. The movement itself is fantastic to look at and the Genève stripe finishing is well done for the sub $500 Kickstarter price. The Sólás logo on the rotor is a nice, delicate touch. If you think a Seagull ST19 is a lovely movement to look at, you’re going to fall in love with the Sólás Starlight.
http://www.thetimebum.com/2020/10/solas ... ime+Bum%29
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/so ... otor-watch
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