Top positive review
May 30, 2017
!st impression post.
The watch just arrived. Unsurprisingly, but gratifyingly, it was running, proving that the automatic winding works, and the watch functions.
Setting the day/date was straight-forward. I did miss the hacking function, but was able to set it to within 5 sec of the correct time without serious difficulty.
The band, which has been criticized in other reviews is a plain-jane, but perfectly respectable nylon strap with reinforced holes. It's not a dress strap, but this isn't a dress watch. I do note that it fits quite snugly, and may be difficult to change.
Updates will follow; I do have a watch winder, so will not have the problem others have with the short power reserve.
I have now had the walk for a week. I have replaced the original nylon band with a Milanese stainless steel mesh band (US$27.99 from StrapCode), which makes the watch look much more impressive. Over the week that I have had it, it has lost about 20 sec per day, which for a non-regulated, non-chronometer mechanical watch is certainly tolerable. I am feeling better and better about this purchase, but will continue
to watch it's performance, and will give a further update in a couple of months.
I have now had the watch for just over 2 months. It continues to run reliably a little slow (about 20Code sec/day). I continue to enjoy how it looks and wear it quite regularly. It is now on a perforated leather strap, also from StrapCode, which suits the sporty look of the watch better than the Milanese steel mesh. I remain very happy with this purchase, and have no hesitation in recommending this watch to others.