Merkur (almost sterile) "304 Pilot" Watch at the AMCHPR

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Merkur (almost sterile) "304 Pilot" Watch at the AMCHPR

Post by AlbertaTime » September 13th 2022, 7:25pm

A classic 38mm w/crown (about 36mm w/o) and 20mm lugs, so strap friendly. Steel case and with Merkur's "KM High Arch Glass" which is akin to hardlex. (The quick-release strap it comes with is a quite nice heavy fabric, with nato-style buckle and keepers).

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I've mentioned before that I'm not a huge fan of mineral glass, but this is as good as mineral gets, in my books. The arch gives a roundness that's eerily similar to acrylic, and it handles light beautifully. At the price, I can't complain.

I say almost sterile because there is a very subtle logo that's depressed or stamped into the dial.

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Wonderfully budget: I got it for just over $100 at the western market Merkur site (not Ali).

My poor wallet...I just noticed they have a green dial version, same price. I try to save for travel but...my wrist...it begs Image...

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Post by AlbertaTime » September 13th 2022, 7:57pm

conjurer wrote:
September 13th 2022, 7:42pm
That's swell, Ron! I like it. Interestingly, my doctor told me I was almost sterile, too.
Thank you--and good news. That prevents...complications.
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Re: Merkur (almost sterile) "304 Pilot" Watch at the AMCHPR

Post by DoctorIvey » September 14th 2022, 4:32am

AlbertaTime wrote:
September 13th 2022, 7:57pm
conjurer wrote:
September 13th 2022, 7:42pm
That's swell, Ron! I like it. Interestingly, my doctor told me I was almost sterile, too.
Thank you--and good news. That prevents...complications.
Which is good, because who needs a bunch of tiny tyme nobz to keep track of at our age?
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Post by AlbertaTime » September 14th 2022, 7:54pm

DoctorIvey wrote:
September 14th 2022, 4:32am
Which is good, because who needs a bunch of tiny tyme nobz to keep track of at our age?
Agreed, Doc. No one needs more than one tiny nob to keep track of.

Thanks for the kind words, too, folks.
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Re: Merkur (almost sterile) "304 Pilot" Watch at the AMCHPR

Post by AlbertaTime » September 15th 2022, 6:36pm

codguy wrote:
September 15th 2022, 9:32am
Love the simplicity
Me, too. Thanks!
svaglic wrote:
September 15th 2022, 9:04am
Damn it Ron. That looks great, now I’m going to search them out and look them over.
Thanks!! I like what they're doing in the price range, for sure. Lotsa fun for not so much money--and Merkur tends to put enough of a twist on most (not all) of their homages to keep me happy.
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