Both measure 7 x 5mm, but have very different designs to distinguish them and their functions. The side of the case has a turret shape, with panels going in and out. The dial can be broken down into two sections, the main dial and the bezels. Call me old fashioned I guess. Bisecting the dial from 6 to 12 is an arrow with a grey stem and a large green-bordered white triangle at Affordable, well built and generally cool looking; they sort of define value in mechanical watches. The index is made up of large trapezoidal shapes of varying size, each fully lumed, for every hour. The crown at 2 is used to wind the watch as well as set the time.
Contact Us General Advertise. By Zach Weiss I love this brand! Not a deal breaker as straps are easily changed. On the wrist, the watch wears smaller than its dimensions would suggest, but is still quite large. It consists of dark gray hash marks for the hours, with green numerals for 6, 12, 18 and Bund-style straps, easily distinguished by the large pad that sits beneath the watch, are uncommon on modern watches especially non-military ones. The bezel itself has a click uni-directional mechanism that is good quality.
The hr hand, in contrast, is quite subtle. I was surprised to find that it was not screw down considering this is an automatic watch and the style of the watch leans towards over-built and sturdy.
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Offset at about 10 is a large hr sub-dial, which is also multi-layered. Not a deal breaker as straps are easily changed. It consists of dark esition hash marks for the hours, with green numerals for 6, 12, 18 and On all surfaces except for the tops of the lugs, which are lightly brushed, the PVD is over polished steel, giving it a deep but shiny appearance. Affordable, well built and generally cool looking; they sort of define value in mechanical watches.
On the wrist, the watch wears smaller than its dimensions would suggest, but is still quite large. The 22mm strap is made of durable heavyweight black nylon fiekd contrast green stitching. The main dial consists of two layers, both of which are warm black. Despite the fact that the watch comes mounted on a bund-style strap, it does have a display case back.
Of course, would have to keep adjusting the compass as the sun moves. The primary index of the dial is printed on a ring, which is a layer above the base dial. The edition number is then etched in very small numerals on the back itself. It also is fitted with internal and external bezels, which is fairly uncommon. Jumping to the other side of the case, you have the two crowns I mentioned before.
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Similarly, the hour and minute hands really stand out. The bezel itself has a click uni-directional mechanism that is good quality.
The Seiko 4R37A movement inside of the SSA is a fairly new caliber from the brand, only showing up within the last couple of years. However — the black band overpowers the watch — no spare Nato straps Zack? The index is made up of large trapezoidal shapes of varying size, each fully lumed, for every hour.
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Though not as common in the more inexpensive Swiss movements, hr hands are available in a variety of Miyotas, such as the 82S7 and models. The whole thing is padded and leather backed for comfort and durability.
Regardless, it has tons of presence. Throw in the asymmetrical case and double crowns, and you really have a beastly looking machine.
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It is odd that the hour hand has the special trim colour on those, rather than the more traditional minute hand with the unique border. Nice feature set — love the 24 hr secondary dial, nice compass bezel, and I like the more discrete numbering on the outer bezel.
By Zach Weiss Images from this post:. Nevertheless, the aggressive styling from the case and dial were directly ported into the interesting choice.
This basically creates the effect of the bezel being partially sunken into the case, giving fied a solid and protected feel. I added some details on other models I found with the same basic design but more tolerable colors, so check those out.
All in all, the look of the dial and bezels is very intense. There is a lot going on, but it seems to balance out well. Thanks for your review.