How bad can it be??? TV edition Android powerjet 9100

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How bad can it be??? TV edition Android powerjet 9100

Post by ocean » January 16th 2013, 6:48pm

Joking around with Conjurer over a couple PM's, I decided to do this with his concept.




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The man on TV told to!!!

Part one of the series is the Android Powerjet 9100 it has the newer 9100 Miyota movement is the reason I pick it to start.

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In this series I plan on buying and mostly borrowing what they sell on TV. I going to try to stay in 100-300 range. Android is a brand I have never owned so this was a first for me. I had heard that Wing made a decent product. Let me start with the movement which to be honest was the best part of the watch it kept good time +2 seconds in 24hours. The 9100 has day, date, month and power reserve which worked pretty well. Miyota has been gaining ground with the 9000 series movement and is starting to be used in a lot of watches that used ETA movements.

We all talk about fit and finish on watches. This one area that could have used a lot more attention. The edges seemed like they just came out of the C&C. Polish and brushed areas needed to be finished better. This takes me to the crown which to be honest was the biggest pile of smoking dog shit I have ever seen. It has a screw down crown no big deal pull on it and I thought it the stem was about to pop off.
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Then you come to the size. Let me start by saying I have an 8 1/4" wrist and that I stay under 48mm. This watch is a few mm over my size limit at 50mm. The thing with large watches that I don't understand is the thickness. The Powerjet comes in at a whopping 19mm which is almost 3/4 of an inch thick. To anyone that says this isn't a Clown watch look at the pics and honestly tell me that it looks good, I bet you can't.


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Conclusions for Part 1 for the Powerjet 9100
Movement was the best part of the whole watch.
Size only if it was 45 and 14mm.
Fit and Finish less than desirable.
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In conclusion lot of other TV watches that need some time to be gone over Part 2 coming soon.
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Re: How bad can it be??? TV edition Android powerjet 9100

Post by conjurer » January 16th 2013, 8:57pm

A great job, ocean! An enjoyable read, and right on target, in my (quite limited) experience with Android. Poor finishing, relatively low price, decent movements.

I found it interesting that Stan from Deep Blue also used this movement, in his still-too-large-but-not-fucking-stupid sized Fleet Admiral (which is also a pretty ghey name.) This movement really needs to be use in a 40mm dress watch. Also, anytime that Citizen makes anything with more than one subdial, one of the subdials has to be that stupid 24hr counter.

Good job, bro!
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Post by bedlam » January 16th 2013, 9:46pm

Nicely done.

I agree about the watch height issue. Being overly tall on the wrist is the thing that makes big watches unwearable IMO more often than the case diameter.
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Post by ocean » January 17th 2013, 2:44am

TemerityB wrote:Really enjoyed that, ocean. That's a virtual primer for everything that's right/wrong about Android.

Thanks TB, Wing could have done so much better.
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Post by ocean » January 17th 2013, 2:49am

bedlam wrote:Nicely done.

I agree about the watch height issue. Being overly tall on the wrist is the thing that makes big watches unwearable IMO more often than the case diameter.

I forgot to mention the weight but the freaking thing was close to a pound. Something only a geek could love.
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Post by kevco » January 17th 2013, 9:34am

OK-I'll be the dissenter so bring it on. I'm a big boy and don't give a cat's shit what anyone else thinks. I buy what I like. I paid $199.73 for mine.

I have the maroon dial.
The movement is better than average.
The fit and finish leave something to be desired.
It is heavy and thick as stated. I'm not a small fellow so I kinda enjoy the weight.
Android CS will be there if it's needed.
Buy what you like and like what you buy. It's your money.

Bottom line is I knew what I was getting and I got it.
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Post by ocean » January 18th 2013, 5:29am

kevco wrote:OK-I'll be the dissenter so bring it on. I'm a big boy and don't give a cat's shit what anyone else thinks. I buy what I like. I paid $199.73 for mine.

I have the maroon dial.
The movement is better than average.
The fit and finish leave something to be desired.
It is heavy and thick as stated. I'm not a small fellow so I kinda enjoy the weight.
Android CS will be there if it's needed.
Buy what you like and like what you buy. It's your money.

Bottom line is I knew what I was getting and I got it.


Think I paid 200 or right around that. For the movement like I said it was the best part of the watch. The last line of you is correct. You knew what you bought nothing wrong with that it when the present it as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
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Post by TemerityB » January 21st 2013, 2:44pm

robert516 wrote: The bracelets also look pretty primitive on his watches.


Android's bracelets, to me at least, are the worst thing about 'em. Worst straps and bracelets of any brand I can think of; cheap, clunky metal bracelets and straps so stiff you can use them as tow ropes. Honestly, the bands/bracelets alone make Android after-life kidz in my neighborhood.
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Re: How bad can it be??? TV edition Android powerjet 9100

Post by elau » January 21st 2013, 2:50pm

I have a relatively small wrist (61/4") so I won't even bother to look at anything over 42mm (but I did push the envelop on one watch at 44mm). I have to agree with most of you, it's not just the size but the height. 19mm will definitely look like a birthday cake on me.

Thanks for the review.
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Post by elau » January 21st 2013, 2:52pm

TemerityB wrote:
robert516 wrote: The bracelets also look pretty primitive on his watches.


Android's bracelets, to me at least, are the worst thing about 'em. Worst straps and bracelets of any brand I can think of; cheap, clunky metal bracelets and straps so stiff you can use them as tow ropes. Honestly, the bands/bracelets alone make Android after-life kidz in my neighborhood.


But the Wing-nuts luv his bracelet, at least that's what they said on Face Book.
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Re: How bad can it be??? TV edition Android powerjet 9100

Post by robert516 » January 22nd 2013, 4:29am

TemerityB wrote:
robert516 wrote: The bracelets also look pretty primitive on his watches.


Android's bracelets, to me at least, are the worst thing about 'em. Worst straps and bracelets of any brand I can think of; cheap, clunky metal bracelets and straps so stiff you can use them as tow ropes. Honestly, the bands/bracelets alone make Android after-life kidz in my neighborhood.


About those straps.....Dim and Wing were trying desperately to coax geeks into buying a set of 2 alligator straps, with the thinking that they could, along with the deal of the hour watch, transform it into an "expensive" looking time piece. Those alligator straps looked like planks. They were dipped in some sort of candy colored lacquer. Anyway, bottom line in my mind is...

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Re: How bad can it be??? TV edition Android powerjet 9100

Post by fatman » January 22nd 2013, 4:36am

ocean wrote:
bigedsurf wrote:What is this 3155695200 ?............So Whats it all about John? Brook Chase?


It's an amount of time..Not a Phone # Fatman

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Well, it may be a amount of time but it is also a phone number. You just happen to add it to your Sig when the ball busting of trolls were going on. It sounded like a drunken geeks mom when she answered. Image
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