Very budget Miyota quartz 1963/304 homage

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Very budget Miyota quartz 1963/304 homage

Post by AlbertaTime » June 10th 2022, 3:58pm

As you can see by my second photo, I like 304/1963 re-issues a lot.

But I also like them enough not to want to put them too much in harm's way, I've also mentioned before that I prefer quartz chrono movements to mechanical chrono movements for steady/daily chrono use--not because I don't trust ST19s, but because I just don't generally trust mechanical chronos from *anywhere* (look up 7750 problems, for example).

And I love acrylic crystals too, for their warmth and light handling, and because scratches can buff out. But acrylic *can* scratch easily enough if one is careless, and sapphire is probably the most easily maintained crystal.

So when I saw Watchdives had a Miyota powered, sapphire crystal 304 homage...for under $100 (!!) I jumped at it.

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Well, it arrived today (my birthday, so I'm a happy camper).

Miyota 6S21 Quartz movement, 316L stainless steel case, solid caseback, Sapphire crystal/AR coated. WR 50m /5 ATM, green super Luminova, 40mm (without crown), 48 lug to lug. 18mm thick (they say--I measured, it's more like 12mm), 20mm lugs.

It feels solid and came wearing an inexpensive but (so far) serviceable milanese mesh (as ordered), and there was a nice 20mm Watchdives NATO along with it (and not one I already had, too.

Packed well and came in a budget but very protective plastic travel case.

A quick and dirty shot of the flock...

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Re: Very budget Miyota quartz 1963/304 homage

Post by AlbertaTime » June 10th 2022, 6:45pm

Thanks for the birthday wishes, folks. 71 and still right side of the dirt, and all that :-)
bbattle wrote:
June 10th 2022, 4:58pm
Are you planning to put a strap on that watch, too?
I tried all these and they all work just fine.

I really liked it on the leather NATO and the dark strap. The top one is the freebie that came with the watch--and it's decent. Solid hardware for sure, and looks fine.

The thing is, with the '63/304, and like the top photo kinda shows, it's harder to find a strap than doesn't work than one that does.

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Re: Very budget Miyota quartz 1963/304 homage

Post by AlbertaTime » June 14th 2022, 6:35am

Again, really appreciate the birthday wishes!! Y'all rawk!
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