Yes folks, a Swatch. August last year I picked up a few pc wholesale could not pass the deal.
The picture is from last year when new. Its a "Wildly"
A very easy to read piece. Dial is mat black with gloss hands and subdials. Lume is not bad, not super. When I picked them up I found 1 of every 3 the stop hand did not line up to the markers or the 12 position, I chose the ones that did so you take your chances on-line.
Very very light, this case at 45x39 is aluminum, but seems a different blend! I found some cases had a smoother finish some more a rougher finish. 30mtr rating so good for usual wearing. Case due to the material has now its fair share of marks but not bad.
Crystal is acrylic which I prefer as with all my vintage pieces. With this crystal material a tube of polywatch at the ready is a requirement.
The 4 jewel movement is accurate, clicks sound, pushers cushioned. Two yr warranty anyway
Strap is black, almost feels like wet suit material but a diff mixture. It has some grip to the wrist and can be a dust magnet.
Its been pretty durable. I do like the dial, hands, use of mat and gloss finishes. As you know these use a battery hatch in the back. These are a one piece case and classed as a non serviceable watch so disposable I guess. I imagine its a split stem and I imagine if the stuff went in it can come out again! For the price though considering the dial and hands quality and an ETA 4 jewel quartz I suppose its priced right
The pictures on this one do not represent the dial tones from mat to gloss black, in hand they are quite nice. Seems I got some jagged edges on resizing
Here is the Dark Phoenix from last August, pics from then. Its a stainless case. Same stuff as above. I find the dial not quite as easy to read and more a charcoal or subdued dial. It does wear larger because of the illusion the bezel creates but it is the same case and strap measurements exactly
The pictures here do represent the dial correctly but strap is not as heavy toned in hand