jason_recliner wrote: ↑
August 18th 2022, 5:17pm
Push-in crown is an advantage for anybody who swaps between watches IMO. But of a hassle having to unscrew and screw the crown every time you set it, especially on a GMT if travelling. And no risk of cross threading a crown stem.
Not like 100m is inadequate for any of us but I read that screw down crown doesn't increase water resistance, it makes the crown stronger. I don't know if this is true. It would be great if some enterprising chap - or Lady
- would do a pressure test on one of these.
The movement (with the push-pull crown) winds very nicely--better, for instance, than my Tudor Royal, with its modified Sellita movement. Also, the old SKX's screwdown crown was very gritty, as Toby says above, it made one worry about cross threading the fucking thing. Timekeeping was also much improved, with just a couple of seconds a day fascist (inside joke!).
If this watch holds up with the timekeeping and ergonomics, it's really a step forward; I know of no other GMT movement out there that's regularly available for under a grand. Orient uses one from time to time, but it's very few and far between. The only "cheap" Swiss movement around is the modified ETA 2836, which loses the day-of-the-week function and picks up the GMT hand; this was used often by Bernhardt for the old Globemasters, as well as numerous Chinese knockoffs because of the 2836's 4kz beat.