Gorgeous watch...but careful with the bezel
August 6, 2015
I bought the watch and it is GORGEOUS. I love it. I wound it and it held time quite well, over 24 to 36 hours. On the third day I forgot to wind it and so it stopped. I went to reset the watch and I guess I was a little careless; when I went to pull out the little bezel to reset the time, it just snapped and pulled out entirely. I was VERY disappointed. I did manage to slide it back in and it looks like no harm was done. But be very careful with that nob.
I read a comment online that these watches are not "very accurate" because they can be a few minutes off each day. I fully anticipate that every morning I will have to synchronize my watch to my electric clock, but that is OK. A mechanical watch is a bit of a technological anachronism. It's like a muzzle loading rifle. No, it won't work like a modern time piece, but it does what it is meant to do. Synch it up in the morning and it will keep time all day.
ProsExtremely beautiful, looks and feels like a real quality time piece.
ConsFresh out of the box, the mechanical bezel for setting the time is very stiff and sticky, so when you try to move it, it can break. Be EXTREMELY gentle. But when you consider how beautiful it is, and for the price, I think it's a darn good deal.