Hi friends. Hope your holiday was as great as mine. I got a little extra cash to go toward buying my first mechanical, and it's already burning a hole in my wallet. While staring at the few I've narrowed it down to (and discovering a few more) today, I became curious about the watches that are so close to perfect for you, if only there was ONE difference. It could be something in the style, or the movement used. I'm just hoping you don't pick "price" as the one thing you wish were different.
And if that one thing driving you nuts led you to another watch, even better!
I'll go first, but let me start by saying that even though it's not quite perfect, having only one thing about it I'm not crazy about is still pretty great. I may end up making it my first purchase anyway.
Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer Chronograph.
I LOVE this watch. I've tried it on in person, and it's even better than the picture. The hands are gorgeous, and the silver (almost white) face is too. I'm also a big fan of the band. I mentioned in a post earlier that the one thing that keeps it from being perfect to me is the way the "12" is half covered. I wish they had eliminated it altogether, like they did with the "6".
That got me looking at other marine models, and I found this.
Steinhart Marine Chronograph.
I prefer the way the "12" is displayed here. As I'm new to watches, I'm researching a lot about each one I see that I like. Probably won't pull the trigger on this one because their website makes it sound like being on my wrist in the rain would be enough to ruin it. And I'm not familiar with the ETA Valjoux 7750 movement.
Alas... if only the Hamilton's 12... Sigh.
Or maybe I'm just neurotic.
So what watch do you keep staring at, even though it's not quite perfect?