I start this thread by wishing you all a merry Christmas and a restful holiday.
My partner decided to surprise me this Christmas by purchasing a new watch for me which I had admired for some time. I thought this was extremely nice as it showed that she had taken notice of what I had been admiring and kind of set my heart on as a new direction for my collection. I have always been a fan of Panerai, Glycine, and Rolex amongst other well manufactured pieces and I am lucky enough to own watches from all these manufacturers as well as Seiko. As times have become slightly harder and my tastes have changed slightly I fancied delving into the lesser well made but nice looking Market so I chose a Swiss Legend Trimix which I admired to look at but fully understand I am not going to be as pleased with the build quality than my other watches. The Trimix arrived in time for Christmas day which really was a total surprise for me I was so over the moon to receive a new watch on Christmas day, I was like a child opening the box. The appearance on first glance was very good and I was amazed at how nice it looked in the flesh for this price point however,! I noticed marks on the underside of the crystal which I knew would annoy me in time. I did not share this with my partner as I did not want to upset her lovely surprise so I kind of thought oh well I will live with it. I have worn the Watch for 3 days I love it and I ignore the visible marks however, our cold climate has now raised a further more serious issue! STEAM! Going in and out of a few stores from cold to warm conditions have caused the crystal to completely steam up on the underside it has made it unreadable! This news I have had to share with my partner to which she became very annoyed and upset. I have emailed both Swiss Legend and World of Watches to see what they will do about it and I am awaiting their response which I will post up once I receive it. Now I fully understand that these watches are never going to come close to my other watches but when you part with $160 including our taxes you don't expect a watch to last 2 days not when they claim a 220 metre water resistance which we all know is only ever going to be 50 metres at best. What do you guys think?