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New MKII - PMWF GMT pictures and first impressions.... Picture intensive post

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December 20, 2013 11:01PM
People have been asking about measurements and pricing. I can help with the first. Reto and Bill are still determining the final price. Reto will post that price in this sub forum when he has finalized it.

Measurements (approximate)

Case (w/crown) = 46mm
Lugs = 20mm
Lug to Lug = 49.5mm
Bezel (inner) = 29.5mm
Bezel (outer) = 41.25mm

Received the first watch (#27 - not #1) from Bill today. Without a lot of hype I'd like to show you what I saw. Any specks you see is dust from my 211 year old house. The watch was pristine when it arrived. Bill Yao has a well deserved reputation for attention to detail. Everything about this watch package displays this.

Watch was well packed and well protected. The included watch case was wrapped in bubble wrap AND surrounded by packing peanuts. There was no movement when I gently shook the box before opening it. Well done!

The watch comes complete with a bracelet and a rubber strap. Included in the watch case is also a spring bar tool and a vial with two extra pairs of spring bars. I didn't take a close up of the new warranty card that now comes with all MKIIs. An explanation of the card's features can be found here.

As shipped the PMWF GMT is well protected by protective film on the crystal, the case back and even the helium valve. I appreciate the care that was shown in the presentation of the watch.

In most of these pictures the crystal was still covered by the protective film, I left it on until after I had removed the extra links.
I have a 7 1/2" wrist. I really seriously doubt anyone will have a wrist too big for the included bracelet. As it is I had to remove two links from each side. Luckily I had two screwdrivers in the correct size.

I've tried to take pictures of as many of the GMT's features as I could to let the watch speak for itself. If you feel I missed anything - let me know, I'll try to accommodate any requests I get.

This is the first watch I really wanted to get a lume shot of - sorry it's not better... I will be trying again and will post the results.

Adding more comments here:

Bezel action is very nice. Solid clicks, unidirectional - no play. Easy to turn with two fingers, yet not too easy. I don't think you could accidentally advance it.

Choosing not to forgive someone the wrong they have done you is like drinking poison and waiting for them to die.

Fingerling @ Leanpub

Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 12/31/2013 04:20PM by BobbyMike.

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BobbyMike3145December 20, 2013 11:01PM

the post I've been waiting for!

Cleans Up103December 31, 2013 04:16PM

Looks AWESOME! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up drooling (n/t)

cmoy77December 23, 2013 03:07PM

Wow. Looks great! Can't wait for #5. laughing (n/t)

Jittery Jim80December 22, 2013 08:17PM

Fantastic military specimen! Looks great! Glad to see it on your wrist.

Timemiser92December 22, 2013 05:21PM

Congrats! So it finally came to fruitionCrazy! Loco! Is that the "MKII Paradive" case?

Riddim Driven141December 22, 2013 03:33PM

Yes, Adam, it is in a Paradive case >>

Dave M86December 22, 2013 03:45PM

Neat, Thanks Dave! Merry Christmas buddy! (n/t)

Riddim Driven62December 22, 2013 04:33PM

Happyy Christmas to you as well, Adam!bCheers! (n/t)

Dave M81December 22, 2013 04:37PM

Pretty cool. Thanks for this review and pictures Thumbs up! (n/t)

pumpkin200177December 21, 2013 08:22PM

Very, very nice! Envious Cool (n/t)

James T. KirkĀ©67December 21, 2013 04:04PM

Thx Bobby for the show Thumbs Up (n/t)

Reto61December 21, 2013 05:15AM

Impressive , I must say !!! Cheers!Thumbs up!Thumbs up!

IF79December 21, 2013 05:01AM

thats gorgeous! (n/t)

Lawrence Talbot74December 21, 2013 03:18AM

I'm gonna guess that they're all spoken for, right? Sure is a beauty. Thumbs Up (n/t)

Zeb95December 21, 2013 03:17AM

There is a waiting list beyond the initial watches, but if you are interested...

BobbyMike173December 21, 2013 03:40AM

Wonderful watch. Wish I had one...I am crying (n/t)

RR21880December 21, 2013 02:30AM

+1001! (n/t)

James T. KirkĀ©59December 23, 2013 03:42PM

Drooling Drooling I can't wait! >>

Dave M88December 20, 2013 11:31PM

Well Dave...

BobbyMike89December 21, 2013 01:37AM

Great pics! (n/t)

biglove68December 20, 2013 11:07PM

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