OK so this watch arrived this morning (7th), which is brilliant considering it was only ordered on the 1st of the month all the way from China. Now based on the recent reviews both on here and on YouTube I was expecting a Miyota movement with a Hardlex crystal, but it is actually the Seiko movement and whilst I would have been more than happy with the Miyota, I do like the second hand 'hacking' facility of the Seiko. As to the crystal, I've no definitive way of testing other than the 'waterdrop' test, but to be honest I'm not too sure that's really a good guide, but I'm really not that fussed, but I suspect this is indeed a sapphire glass. The faceted bezel adds a nice distinctive touch to the watch as it catches the light beautifully, as indeed does that wonderful sunburst dial. The watch has a classic and classy look on the wrist and would suit a variety of dress situations. Physically it sits well on my rather skinny wrist and looks rather classy and understated at the same. Any issues, well the day, doesn't quite line-up in the centre of the display window, but it's perfectly visible, the strap is pretty much what I expected but the butterfly clasp is much better - mine is the press button type and really secure, but it is new and only time will tell. On the GearBest site it states it is fitted with an 18mm strap, but it's 20, so given the variations; in movements, crystals, strap clasps, you are taking a bit of a punt, regarding what you'll actually get, but I have to say that I would find any of the various iterations perfectly acceptable given the price - oh I didn't mention the price, well they go up and down like the proverbial yoyo, but this was £33 delivered, which is utterly astonishing. Comes with all the usual returns and warranties, but lets be honest about this, if this dies it will probably end up in the bin! Up until this point I only own two brands of watch, Omega and Citizen, but I'm going to be more than happy to add this to my collection. Just be interesting to see how well it fares over time, my oldest watch is 48 years old and is still going strong and keeps great time! I'll take some 'proper' photographs later, but here are a few phone snaps.
More watch pictures can be found in My Watch Gallery.
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.