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    New FC Moonphase

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    Still a beautiful watch! Wish more people would post so I can see other FC Moonphases :(
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    Beautiful watch. One of the FC's best. Enjoy i.
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    That's one very classy looking watch. Congrats on your FC!
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    Re: New FC Moonphase

    Looks better every time I see it.
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    New FC Moonphase

    Thank you, all!
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    Re: New FC Moonphase

    Gorgeous watch, on my short list :)
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    Re: New FC Moonphase

    your impression ? in words please :)
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    Re: New FC Moonphase

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony N View Post
    Gorgeous watch, on my short list :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzo View Post
    your impression ? in words please :)
    My initial impression of the watch is that it is extremely well made. When I first picked it up at the store, I was surprised at how solid it felt. Not solid in the sense of my Breitlings or Capeland, but solid in a compact kind of way.

    It also has excellent finish and there are a lot of small details that I rather like. The engraving on the back of the watch is really well done. I am drawn to good typefaces, and I must really commend FC on the choice of their typefaces across the board. Being able to see a well-decorated movement is of course its own reward.

    I haven't run it through a timegrapher yet, but it seems to keep its time pretty well. Personally, the lack of seconds is something I enjoy in many of my watches, so that works for me. Obviously, YMMV.

    I'll say again that I am a huge fan of the aesthetics of the watch, and it looks quite stunning in many ways. The finish of the moon phase, for instance, is rather delightful. I cannot say enough nice things about it. I really like the indices, the hands, the overall finish, and even the lugs.

    Now, with the good things out of the way, here are some downsides. The watch is rather thick. As the "slimline" moonphase watch, I had assumed it would have a much thinner profile. The tapered back helps make it look slimmer (I would have honestly preferred not having that tapered back), but it's still pretty thick.

    I also find the crown a little odd, but just a tad. But then I wear all my watches on my right wrist, so the crown rarely shows.

    Setting the moon phase is also a pain in the ass. The only way to do it is to go through the dates. If you're a perfectionist, you could set it to the full-moon and work through each date. Thankfully, the full-moon was today, so that helped.

    The final point is on the deployant clasp. I was not a fan of it at first, but then I grew somewhat used to it. It's not in a perfect position, but it's good enough. But I may eventually switch out to another strap. But the leather itself and the buckle are made well. I wasn't entirely sure of the buckle at first since I thought it maybe a little flimsy but it is actually pretty well made and quite robust.

    With that said, here are a few pictures:







    Last edited by Metlin; November 15th, 2016 at 06:30.
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