Merkur model #1894347

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Merkur model #1894347

Post by AlbertaTime » February 14th 2022, 2:24pm

Pretty good for a (very) little less than $125, but I think the finishing on the hands alone covers that nicely.

20mm lugs, mechanical, 42mm lug to lug, stainless steel and (the only nit-pick) a K1 hardened mineral crystal--but, again, it's top of the line for what it is, and handles like like a photographers dream. It came with a good watch case, polishing cloth etc, and also came with a very nice pastel blue quick-release strap, which you can see on the Merkur website. The blue strap is not to my taste, but it might be yours. This is an aftermarket grey single pass.

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A last look at the dial. Less light, and still: great visibility.

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Re: Merkur model #1894347

Post by AlbertaTime » February 14th 2022, 2:39pm

Thanks, John. The faceted hands are a nice touch. I'm sure someone else may have done that--but I haven't seen it before. Very easy to see.
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Re: Merkur model #1894347

Post by AlbertaTime » February 14th 2022, 3:29pm

smellody wrote:
February 14th 2022, 2:56pm
I thought this was going to be a post about German Fords.
Car people... Image :-)
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Re: Merkur model #1894347

Post by AlbertaTime » February 14th 2022, 5:51pm

Racer-X wrote:
February 14th 2022, 5:34pm
Ha. I thought this would be a Nuvolari post. Cool watch, Ron.
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Re: Merkur model #1894347

Post by AlbertaTime » February 14th 2022, 5:55pm

DoctorIvey wrote:
February 14th 2022, 5:27pm
Very nice but those hands would leave me cross eyed, like a long session with Nevin Johnson’s opti-grab device.
It's not near as dazzling as all that :-)

It's just either they catch the light, or don't. The "stripes." I guess you could call them, don't move at all.

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