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I believe you all know the watch (pardon, chronograph!...)…
I bought this one from a friend whom has been to Japan, to test the “Panny factor”, as I didn’t had the availability of funds to take the plunge for one….
Well, a couple of days ago, my wife, knowing of my eagerness for the panny I lacked in my (humble ) collection bought me one for our wedding anniversary (go figure that…)…BUT, she made me promise I would let go some of my watches…Watches?...well, after some negotiating I convinced her that ONE watch would be enough and this was the chosen one (“because it looks just the same as the new watch…why would you want 2 watches with the same looks!?”…!women?…)
With grief (really) I have to let this one go….
So, I will try to describe it to the best of my knowledge:
This beautiful piece comes in a amazing presentation box, made of an exotic African wood: “zebra wood”, covered with a layer of highly polished fibreglass which gives a very distinctive and classy look.
The complete set includes the watch, two leather straps (one very supple tan w/ with stitching – 90% and one black (horse leather, I believe) w/ black stitching – 100% - never used), the extra (original) back cover and inner antimagnetic protective shield (the watch comes fitted with an optional display back), a British made SELVYT cleaning/polishing cloth and a screwdriver for strap changing.
The movement inside is a very beautiful manual wind column wheel chrono – RXW ref – VS1962. The layout looked like some of my vintage chronos, so I took it to my watchmaker which studied it and said it was an emulation of a Venus 175 movement with a 21600bph balance wheel…Well, this movement, just as it is, out of the shelf, performs close to COSC!....I’ve timed it for 1 week and I got a average of +9 sec/day!
The crown is screw down and also the pushers (just like the Daytona rollie). This watch has a 100m water resistance, but I’ve not tested that ;-P …
Regarding legibility, is just as good as the panny…BUT, in the night time it really outrival any other watch that I’ve ever owned…I mean, when the Luminova plate under the dial is charged it GLOWS like a torch…but, after 3~4 hours when the luminova stuff starts to fade away, the H3 tritium gas bulbs take over…I mean, when I wake up during the night this watch looks like a beacon light!..or when you go to the movies or have to be/work in a very low light condition…this is just perfect!
The watch comes with 2 years warranty, from Ken Trading / RXW and has the dated warranty card included in the package.
I prefer a sale within Europe and I’m looking for 1000,00 Euro including shipping in Europe or US1200,00 + shipping expenses to overseas.
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