Awesome! The only thing that is better than a quick decision is a quick delivery! Only two and a half days and that's because it was a public holiday here yesterday!
I had seen this one in a store in Tokyo two weeks ago, was mighty impressed but didn't make a move. Well I did, but on more colorful, lighter and admittedly cheaper things... I found those Aviator models too expensive, too serious, too dark. In reality, I think, I just wasn't ready for them.
Then seeing all those pictures here in the forum just got me thinking. I am a bit of an impressionist...
And I have learned one thing - I am eventually going to get one anyways, so better get it now, that way I'll have it earlier!
I must say, the packaging, honestly was a real disappointment: the same cheap box that a 79 EUR plastic thingy comes in.
Just doesn't go with the class of the device, let alone its price.. Don't know what they were thinking!
But, in the end, I am not buying it for the box, and the watch is really something. I had studied the 3D depth on all the photos,
and in reality, THAT was NOT a disappointment. This is actually a device to study and discover... like a sculpture, one will discover more details as time goes on..
Which is fun to see moving, because, in a world of digital numbers blinking, that turning second hand is fabulous and gives the watch a personality!
So I had to take it on an adventure into my extended backyard...
Looks great in the sun, and even better in the shade!
The trail holds many dangers...
But none can shock this SHOCK!
I already knew in the first minute - this thing is going to be out and about A LOT and come with me just about anywhere...
There was a question about the ideal travelling watch.. Well, I don't know about ideal, but this one is on top of my list.
Right now it is still the holy grail, all clean and new, but I am thinking how awesome it would look after a few years of heavy use with paint coming off and scratches and all.. a real adventurer!
So - proud and happy owner, I am still admiring the mechanical build, the agressive design.. So far I have only learned how to operate the compass, which in my outdoor lifestyle is actually a useful feature and was also the decisive reason to get this one over the model that shows the temperature, a feature which to me has no use at all. I am surprised how comfortable it is on the wrist, in spite of size and weight.
Great stuff, so that's an acquisition which I wanted to share. I know I am not the first but I will also not be the last one to get one.
Biggest challenge now is to not look at the green and blue versions anymore, which both have a charme of their own.
Hope this was interesting or entertaining for you, thanks for reading!
I've got to roll the old crop dusting plane out of the hangar now and go for a test flight (of the watch, not the plane, of course!)