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About us The series: Double Time is for guys who like watches, but don’t necessarily want a great collection. What we are going to do here are two watches, with different affordable budgets, that as a team can fill almost any need for style in everyday life. A casual watch and a dress watch. Those are basically the parameters.
It seems substantially more expensive than its famous affordable point. Simplicity. Class. A lot of clean space. Domed glass. At home, automatic movement. Perhaps the best look of “cheap” dress watch on the market. Available in the silver dial not quite white, soft displayed above, as well as black, blue, and an elegant dark grey option. There is only one small problem (for some). It’s 41mm. Which fits most of the wrists very well, but for those with thin wrists or those who prefer classic dress watches, one runs Little Big. In addition, the width of the strap is a rare/odd 21mm, which can make the hiring after the straps of the market a little difficult. But the matt brown leather band looks great, feels good, and dresses well. Complete review here.
Dan Henry has another blow on his hands. It’s a total and strangely unique classic. The automatic movement, gilt details, speedometer looking at the hand seconds (some may find to be a strange mason in a diver, but it looks good from here), and the brown rubber tropic strap all do for something you will not be able to find anywhere else at this point of price.
It looks like a vintage piece (even the date wheel has gilty-gold-goodness), but it is obviously new and ready to be put through some steps outside the box. The diameter of the 39 mm box is correct for the 1970s of which it is drawing much inspiration. 24 Jewel Miyota 9015 automatic high-speed movement. 150m water resistance, which is enough. Quick change spring bars and a stainless steel bracelet available for an extra $80 at checkout. High quality sapphire crystal with anti-reflexive treatment, but to be fair the glass collects a bit of shine depending on the conditions. Still very legible, but guessing it’s that tall dome? Tropic rubber strap. Available with date function, or clean “without date. And if $450 is too worn, they even make a quartz version. That’s $290.
Total cost: $580 (s)
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