eBay is horrible
eBay is horrible
So my Maratac watch arrived in UPS today. Overall, I'm pretty pleased. It's a little big on my 6.75 wrist, but that's the style of a pilot, no?
The Zulu band is pretty nice and I like the way it anchors down this massive watch. My father-in-law owns a company that sells materials to shoemakers, like threads, adhesives, and leather. He gave me some linen thread and leather to make a band, so I'm gonna give that a try. You know, in all my free time! I have enough thread and leather to make about 30 straps!
Interestingly, it's the Maratac is the OLD style with the triangle at twelve o'clock? I don't mind the 2013 version, but I'm excited to see this one too. I think the older face is a little better, but that's purely subjective.
This is my first automatic, and I've figured out the screwdown crown. I see that when its fully extended, I can set the time and at the first "notch" I can wind the watch with a clockwise turn. So, for locking the crown back down, do I just push it down while turning clockwise and turn until the crown is snug? I ask because the crown in its extended position seems really delicate.
Well, on my diver you push in and gently screw clockwise. Careful not to damage the threads.
I was after the full size pilot, but the limited stock etc. makes it just a hassle to employ a company that buys U.S stuff for you.
The 2013 mid pilot just came up for sale on the countycomm site! Just ordered mine! Can't wait!
Unfortunately (for my tastes) this version is back to the sub second dial, truncated 6, and no triangle at 12 o'clock. Also, it is $44 more, which I can't blame them for, given the demand.
Hopefully, they'll make more of the 2012 version, or I can find a pre-owned one for a reasonable price.
I managed to get one of the older mid pilots from rcm60 here on the forums, gotta be fast, and like it very much. I'd like to try the newer 46mm if one comes up on here as I'm in canada and unable to buy new. I also have a selection of leather maratac straps. This was my first automatic watch too.
I appreciate an understated rather than a busy watch and I have rotated it through my job, decent lume for late arrivals.
If they could bring a PVD version and one with B dial ... Or just bring the current stock back! Wish it hand a second hand...