what's up guys,
turns out i have a tendency to change my opinion on my watch. I saw the Casio mdv-102 on a forum here and it got into me, i ordered one and put a beautiful NATO band on it and then I came across the Blue Mako. Awesome watch ,great built quality for the bucks and certainly great looks, the thing for me was the Bezel font. it kills the beauty of the watch.
any hows I sent back ma Mako and got a Seiko SKX007k and i have promised myself not to change my mind on the Seiko (good luck with that huh).
for those tempted by the Blue Mako out there, i wanna share some thoughts:
-personally I love the handles, i like how they are full-lentgh-all the way meeting the markers.
-i went for blue mako just based on the internet photos, its a beautiful blue but go to a shop and put both the blue and the black on and see which one you like better in real.
- the watch started ticking right out of the box after like 2-3 times shaking
-lume is not very impressive
-there is a japan mov, printed on the dial but there are no 'Made in Japan' or 'Cased in somewhere' to be found no where, i know orient is located in Japan and they do everything in-house. but still a made in japan would be comforting.
- Bezel is tough to turn out of the box, but give it some love and it will be all good, remember not to push the bezel trying to rotate it, you gotta go gentel on the bezel.
- Bezel is kindda flat, you can't get a good grip on the bezal.
i had this watch on my hands for a few days and then I saw the Seiko SKX007 and the Mako looked boring at the very moment, i tried to fight the temptation but like i said Seiko won my heart, make sure to have a look on comparison reviews of Blue Mako and other watches and you might find something that fits your taste better.
one good thing that i appreciate is that you can find Mako almost anywhere, the skx007 on the other hand needs a real hunt!