- Master of Time
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- Joined: October 13th 2010, 10:00pm
- Location: Peace River, Alberta
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.
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...
"That stone buddha deserves all the birdshit it gets. I wave my skinny arms like a tall flower in the wind." Ikkyu