There is a reason I am going back and forth between the term bracelet and strap for this watch model to discuss the mesh steel. It is honestly a hybrid of both. Like a strap, it disconnects all the way without a deployment, but has something more interesting than a mere buckle. The unique patented attachment system on the strap works really well. The first step is sizing it. You place the watch on as you'd like it to fit, and the move the adjustable clasp over notches built into the mesh to a suitable location. This requires using a rigid tool (to release the lock on the clasp). Now that you have a suitable size for your wrist, each time you put the watch on, it fits the same, with the excess strap easily fitting around your wrist. Putting the watch on is simple to do, even with one hand. There is a little hook on one side of the strap that sits over a bar on the other side. Once you connect this (really easy), you push down one locking clasp to make it secure, and then another locking clasp (similar to clasps on diving watches) to make it doubly secure. For this reason, this watch features what I would consider to be a 'double locking clasp strap.' When closed, it looks clean and feels secure on your wrist with the Skagen signature staring back at you.
Like the mask, the Endurer Chronsprint watch has an oval shaped face and has horizontal bar texturing on the face. The mix of curves and straight lines suggest the look of the mask, though it is not so close to the mask that the untrained eye would make the connection. Think of it as a thematic similarity with Daniel Roth being open and excited about the fact that mask was a major design influence of the watch. It does help that Daniel Roth watch cases are typically shaped in this manner, so it was not a huge stretch for the Endurer Chronosprint.
Digging deeper into the functionality of the watch you'll continue to appreciate how nicely designed the operating system of the watch is. On-screen instructions are incredibly helpful, and absent in competitor watches. It is nice to have the watch say "Hold To Reset," while pressing a button to let you know how to use the function. This is very welcome indeed, and like I said, something you really don't see in most watches. I typically gloss over a lot of the functionality when it comes to the logging functions, but the included graph combined with the easy to use metrics makes it a breeze to use. Play with it for a bit and you'll know what I mean. You will however need to calibrate some of the functions yourself - but the instructions on doing this are pretty simple, so expect to sit down with the watch for an hour or so when you first get it to figure it out and go over all the settings and calibration. In addition to the user manual, Timex throws in a larger quick reference guide with lots of pictures that helps make using the Expedition WS4 watch as simple as possible.
I'm always looking at watches and brands to see if they are actually identifying with their target audience. And I can say, with great certainty, that Perrelet did their research with this model. The flower petals stir something within most - whether it be the nature aspect or the harmonic balance - this elicits such an emotional response. Which, when you're purchasing such a refined timepiece, it helps to represent more than just time.
For now, Thierry and the team from Le Locle have given us the Class Lady Moonphase as one last parting gift. And what a gift it is.
The 42mm wide watch case is made of three specially treated steel parts — for strength and durability. Polished and brushed surfaces interact nicely for a classy look. I like the design of the curved lugs, rotating bezel, and case structure overall. The exhibition caseback present is very rare on a watch with 500 meters of water resistance. The dial of the watch has a peculiar though familiar design that is truly a mix between classic aviator and diving watches. You can especially tell this in the hands of the watch. The minute hand it an exemplar of aviator watches, while the hour hand is something you’ll find resembles the hour hand on a Rolex Submariner. The same idea goes for the hour indexes, which are similar to the Submariner look, but with more flair and an aviator feel.
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The more I wear the watch, the more it makes me feel like a character in a video game - in a good way though. This emotional attachment to men's pop culture is likely an intended side effect of the design, and is part of a genius marketing strategy by Timex. Most other Timex watches are pretty ho-hum, even though they are functional. Even if those watches had the large amount of functions that this Timex Expedition had, they wouldn't be nearly as desirable without the cleverly designed case and strap that encourage you to go out and make use of the clearly functional utility this watch offers. The watch isn't for everyone, but for those who love it, you know who you are. It is certainly a fun escape from 'average' watches that are out there.
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The Ralf Tech WRX comes with three possible movements. First is a movement that is probably licensed from Seiko called E-Matic. It is the same as a Seiko Kinetic movement, having a rotor that recharges a battery that powered an quartz movement. It has a power reserve of 60 days. There are also two limited editions that have true automatic mechanical movements with an ETA 2824-2 or ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph version. These are of course the picks of the litter, but are going to be more expensive and harder to come by. By the way the ETA 2824-2 movement based WRX watch is about 1500 Euros.