Review sterile Submariner from Manbushijie
Until today I did not have any submariner homage in my collection (unless one counts the citizen nyc2300), but today I got the sterile sub from manbushijie. First impressions is it´s a great looking watch not too small not to big (I am actually getting tired of the big ones; they are never as comfortable as an under 40mm watch).
Width: 40mm 44mm with crown
Thickness. 12.5 mm
lug width: 20mm
Lug end to end: 47mm
Wr: 15 ATM
The case has polished sides and brushed top and a screw down crown with an o-ring on the case part. The crown feels really solid and it feels like it has small treads but since it is so solid I don’t feel like cross treading should be any problem as long as one is careful. It has (according to seller) a sapphire crystal! Unusual at a watch this cheap. Sadly the crystal has a cyclop, I don’t like them but I know some wants them. I will remove mine when I have worn the watch for a while. The bezel is 60 click counterclockwise it is not what I would call ”hard to turn” almost too easy, but it is precise. I can’t stand it when the lume pip is of by 30 sec or so.
The watch comes on a brushed finish bracelet with 20mm solid end links that tapers down to 16mm and it also has a diver extension. I have mixed feelings about this bracelet I like the solid end links that fits tight against the case. But on the other hand I feel the diver extension and clasp r thin and looks weak (also this clasp model is in my opinion quite ugly) but I got plenty of straps and bracelets to choose from so this is not a problem. Most likely I will wear it on a nato, or a mesh since this will be something of a beater for me (got plenty of those by now)
The movement i really dont know what it is but it has the 2 funktions that i really like in a watch, it hacks and it handwinds(auto to of course). Since i change watches so often my autos r never wound when i use em so handwind is a great option for me . plz feel free to add info about wich movement it is i am sure someone knows.
The dial is glossy black with lumed indicies with a crome rim around them, and they look great. I would have liked a no date version but i guess i have to waith for the alpha usa milsub. Lume is what one can expect at this price, it is there but it fades in under 30min
Final toughts: if u like this style of watch and wants it sterile buy one ! I think its a great watch and manbushijie sells these for 55$ (IF u register at the site) u cant beat that price. It is plenty of watch for that money
EDIT: Foxglove have made this tread with movement pics. i will open mine and look if i have the same problem in mine as soon as my camera arrives
And some pics in different outfits
Mesh for the 70´s diver style
Brown leather always looks good with black dial
And a bund