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Watch or Accessory Review : Moretti field watch

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Anonymous User
May 24, 2011 12:16AM
Another one from Marc's Dad, this is a simple 3-hand quartz.


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The caseback is completely sterile, so I can't say much about it's compostion. I assume that it's base metal, with a SS caseback.. but you know what they say about assuming. Smile

I can tell you that it measures 40mm X 45.5mm X 10.5mm, and the tan 18mm leather strap was too short for me plus-sized wrist. And since the watch arrived in running condition, I didn't check the movement out. Again, I reckon it's either an SII PC21 or a Miyota 2000-series. I'd bet ye a beer on it, in fact. Laughing

I can also tell ye for certain..



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..that I rather like the styling! I like the 'scallops' in the bezel, the shape of the hands appeals, as do the fonts, and the tall rehaut ring with recessed dial works for me. As does the so-pale-it's-almost-cream hue of yellow. Quite unusual and, at first I took it for a lume dial. It's not, though, but it does have lumed hands and a lume pip at each marker. Speaking of which, note how the pip at 6 is a bit.. well, deformed. Oops! Nor could you call the overall finish of the dial perfect. But remember, "The Camera Is Merciless", and you'd never notice this with the naked eye. Wink


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Indeed, the only nitpick I have with this watch is, again, the totally loopy Crazy! Loco! use of a 24-hour inner chapter ring. If it was a 12+12 chapter (I.e. 13-to-24 like a proper field watch), I reckon it'd be nigh on a perfect design. As it is.. well, close but no cigar. Innocent

Still, it has enough going for it otherwise that it just may be a keeper. Wink Thanks Bro. Marc, you rock!

Cheers!

-Ricky


P.s. - I'd also be remiss if I didn't mention that, if you like what you see, and simply have to own a Moretti, there's an identical one on eFlay right now with a $15 BiN price. Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off


Live long and prosper.
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Watch or Accessory Review : Moretti field watch Image Attachments

Anonymous User7854May 24, 2011 12:16AM

Thanks Ricky, noted for archive Thumbs Up (n/t)

Reto265May 24, 2011 06:27AM

That is a good one, Ricky!Smile (n/t)

IF202May 24, 2011 05:53AM

I like the dial as well. Congrats! (n/t)

Timemiser210May 24, 2011 03:13AM

Nice, but here's a real GMT field watch ........... Laughing Jpeg Attachments

Robmks563May 24, 2011 03:01AM

Ahem, that's my watch! Eek! (n/t)

MCV276May 24, 2011 03:24AM

'struth! Thumbs up!

Anonymous User203May 24, 2011 03:46AM

Re: I recall that one...

DJM200May 24, 2011 04:05AM

Yup, that wood grain is one of my watch cases! Smile (n/t)

MCV254May 24, 2011 05:01AM

Very nice!

Dre238May 24, 2011 02:02AM

So, what are the prospects for doing a movement swap>>

Anonymous User229May 24, 2011 02:01AM

"Tatty"? Eek! Oh! Now ye've gone too far, Murphy, and deeply offended me! Frowning

Anonymous User233May 24, 2011 03:04AM

Well, you provided the photographic evidence. And as you point out, the camera is unforgiving. >>

Anonymous User279May 24, 2011 04:49AM

That's a relief! Because..

Anonymous User400May 24, 2011 09:49PM

Nice....that cream puff dial is a standout.....Cool (n/t)

dano0250May 24, 2011 01:58AM

I thought Moretti was a beer! Laughing (n/t)

MCV215May 24, 2011 01:30AM

Cool beans, Ricky! That dial looks like translucent alabaster or some such material!

JohnnyT235May 24, 2011 01:15AM

"Translucent alabaster"! What a way with words you have! Envious

Anonymous User290May 24, 2011 01:34AM

I like the dial texture smile (n/t)

Ed Brandwein205May 24, 2011 12:42AM



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