MERKUR vintage inspired Model 1855118

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Re: MERKUR vintage inspired Model 1855118

Post by AlbertaTime » December 24th 2021, 12:33am

Thunder1 wrote:
December 23rd 2021, 9:32am
Many a Watch God raise their ale filled gourds in salute to your fine ass pick up..they all give it 2 spears up!!..
Thunder, codguy and everybody...
codguy wrote:
December 23rd 2021, 9:55am
Always impressed with your vast collection Ron
...thanks for your kindness on this, and on my collection. It's always encouraging.
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Re: MERKUR vintage inspired Model 1855118

Post by bbattle » January 5th 2022, 4:11pm

My Merkur Yanwen came in.

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The golden-tan strap didn't suit me so I put a black one on to mimic my way more expensive Junghans Max Bill.

I like it a lot. The red arrowhead on the second hand gives just that bit of pop. It came with a silver bracelet but I think I'll keep it on a strap.

Very good value for the money. And it shipped quickly.
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Re: MERKUR vintage inspired Model 1855118

Post by AlbertaTime » January 5th 2022, 4:15pm

Is it just me? I can't see the photos? I'd like to :-)
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Re: MERKUR vintage inspired Model 1855118

Post by AlbertaTime » January 5th 2022, 5:11pm

Nope. Is there a privacy setting on your end, or something?

I tried in three browsers, logged in and not, with and without VPN, using both Cloudfare and Google DNS :-(
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Re: MERKUR vintage inspired Model 1855118

Post by AlbertaTime » January 5th 2022, 6:15pm

Yaaaaay!! Image

That's got the look. It's a very straight up take on the era. Tempting. 60's vintage with a twist.

How's the build feel?
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Re: MERKUR vintage inspired Model 1855118

Post by bbattle » January 5th 2022, 8:14pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
January 5th 2022, 6:15pm
Yaaaaay!! Image

That's got the look. It's a very straight up take on the era. Tempting. 60's vintage with a twist.

How's the build feel?
It feels very solidly built. The mechanical winding is strong, tight-feeling. The strap that came with it was nice, except for the color. I could probably dye it a bit darker but it was easy peasy to just swap it out.
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