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Late Night Heresy??

we say that we love the Lemania 5100 [ hello, mike ] . . . we say that we love legibility and clean lines [ that's me ] . . . some insist on three registers [ hello, chuck ]. . . many of us want the date . . . all of us want a brand with some history / heritage . . .

so all that being said, can someone tell me why this Tutima Commando isn't the perfect chronograph??

  • Titanium, unless a special type (read IWC) or a specially formulated (read Ventura) is more prone to scratches than Stainless. These scratches have a tendency to "heal" with exposure to the atmosphere, but they are more common.
  • The Tutima is one of the thicker of the 5100's out there.
  • The pushers, while very streamlined, are more difficult to accuate than conventional pushers, such as those on the similar Sinn/Bell & Ross Space One.
  • The styling, while solid, isn't as stylish as a number of other 5100's I could name.
  • I like the precision of the minute hand on the Sinn Space One better.
  • Some people do like small seconds, 24-hour indication, and date.
  • I have known what the markers mean since I was five, a Tachy, or under crystal rotatable diver's/12|24 Hour bezel would be much more useful.
  • Wish there was the option to have a Black PVD coated Titanium model.
  • Why force a "one-size fit's all" off the rack solution in a world where people cherish choice?

Here are pictures of my Sinn Space One and Tutima NATO for reference.

I like the Tutima's, and the Sinn's/Bell & Ross's, but not to the exclusion of everything else.

What do you think?

-- Chuck

Chuck Maddox

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