This is a nice looking watch that wears handsomely on the wrist. It is a simple automatic three hand with a date window. It has just enough interesting and unique touches, like the red rear exhibition case back, the stamped strap, and the genuine Russian Slava 2427 movement, to separate it from the crowd. I’m not a fan of the strap taper to 18mm. That is a little too thin for my taste, but others may like it. I can easily solve this with a strap change. I would keep it on brown leather.
I normally don’t wear brown leather straps or yellow gold watches, however, I can see this hanging around in my collection and getting some wrist time at a business meeting or on a night out that calls for a dress watch.
1) Automatic movement, meaning no batter changes
2) Amply strap length for most wearers
3) Nice size, styling, and curb appeal to met the needs of anyone in the market for a dress watch with a military flair.
1) Poor water resistance at 50 meters
2) The buckle could use a serious upgrade
3) The owners manual should be corrected to cover the movement that is in this watch.
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Jan 19, 2015 0Summary: This watch is what I refer to as a concept watch. I use that term to describe the watch as you would use the terms dress, sport, or diver. I think it is a very exclusive category and there are not that many watches that fall into the category of concept. I’m undecided if […]
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