Carnival T-25 Military

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Carnival T-25 Military

Post by biglove » October 6th 2019, 2:25pm

Carnival brand is all over eBay and Ali Express. Certainly Chinese but have always wondered about quality.

Carnival Military T-25

Cost $80 on eBay, new

Specs:
Case width 39mm
Case thickness 11mm
Lug width 20mm
Butterfly clasp
WR 30m
Movement quartz w/ hacking-presumed Chinese


The Good:
Great size
Brushed finish on case is well done
Amazing packaging, more high end than the watch
Printed dial is well done
Clasp with nice finish and is secure
Signed crown with solid feel
Solid endinks
T-25 has to be at maximum upper end of the limit
Real 5 piece links, brushed/polished
Comfortable on the wrist


The Bad:
Bracelet has too much wiggle
Friction pins a bit loose
No half links

The Ugly:
The way bracelet fits into end link feels terribly fragile, was the first thing I noticed on picking the watch up; terrible design on this part. Ditch the fancy packaging and spend that $10 on better bracelet design.

Would be nice to see higher WR and a better bracelet. Definitely won't be doing yard work or jumping in the pool with this one.

For $80, is going to be tough to find a T-25 watch to beat this one.

Would I buy again, yes. Would make a nice gift for someone who hasn't had a Tritium watch before and who wouldn't be expected to be rough with it.


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Re: Carnival T-25 Military

Post by biglove » October 7th 2019, 10:03am

JAS1125 wrote:
October 7th 2019, 4:58am
Not bad at all except for that awful butterfly clasp bracelet which is the spawn of the devil
Butterfly clasp to wearer, "Screw you if your wrist swells through the day or in the heat! Suffer!"
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