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It's a happy day, a new watch arrived Goodbye black, hello blue!

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February 20, 2013 03:27PM
Greetings friends. I mentioned this in a reply to Chris Moy's recent Is Happy Day! - I had a trade underway. I decided I had way too many black dialed watches, and it was time to do something about it. Along came somebody interested in a Bernhardt. So out the door went the black Bernhardt Binnacle Anchor with sword hands, and in it's place comes a decidedly non Dre watch - a big chunky diver. A blue dialed Victorinox Divemaster 500. The Bernhardt was very nice, and I enjoyed my time with it, but I prefer the white dial one just a little bit.

The VSA though, wow what a solid hunk of watch. It's on the bigger side, but definitely wearable without being obnoxious. Lugs don't overhang the wrist, probably about as thick as I'm willing to go for a daily wearer. Quartz movement, but honestly I'm not a mecha snob. Quartz watches / movements have their place too, and this one is very good - absolutely no slop in the seconds hand - hits the markers absolutely every time. Plus no worries about setting it - just grab n go.

This one came on a rubber strap, quite comfortable. Many times with straps I can adjust it to be just a bit too tight or just a bit too loose. This one I can set to just right, which is good - the watch is pretty heavy. Too loose and it flops on the wrist a bit uncomfortably. That's when I really notice the weight of the watch. But with the strap cinched to just right, no problem. Horay! I do have a good number of 22mm leather straps, we'll see how the watch fares on those straps too.

Bezel is decent on it. It's a little click-y if you tap on it, but there's no play in it when you twist it. 120 clicks, with enough ridges / 3 dimensionality to make it easy to grip and turn. I do think it would have been a bit more interesting if the numbers / hash marks were filled in with paint.

When I was looking at the watch I wasn't sure about what I'd think of the internal date magnifier. Now that I have it & see it in person, I like it. It works decently, and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb on the main crystal.

All in all, an incredibly solid and handsome watch for the price. Is it a long term keeper? Prolly not. But a nice watch to have for the summertime fer sure!

Here's a few quick cell phone pics, will try to get the photo studio set up one of these years and snap a bunch of watch pics.

Victorinox Divemaster 500
Victorinox Divemaster 500
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Dre241February 20, 2013 03:27PM

Good barter you did, Love a Bernhardt too, but this is nice! (n/t)

James T. KirkĀ©65February 21, 2013 12:19PM

Nice, congrats Cheers! (n/t)

Jan55February 21, 2013 07:34AM

Great diver, congrats Dre Thumbs Up (n/t)

Reto48February 21, 2013 05:00AM

Thumbs Up Solid one there. Yep, I, too found myself wanting to >>

Dave M49February 21, 2013 02:42AM

Great watch Andrej! They are well built with good looks, but not over the top.

Timemiser49February 21, 2013 01:59AM

May skip the idea of looking for a bracelet.

Dre48February 21, 2013 03:40AM

Can't go wrong with that one! Clapping! (n/t)

MCV54February 21, 2013 12:13AM

nice diver (n/t)

Ethan_Mack51February 20, 2013 11:54PM

Very nice looking diver.Thumbs up! Congrats and enjoy. (n/t)

Mark C.59February 20, 2013 10:36PM

I just sold my anchor too, but to fund renting a location to film. Thats a nice diver u got. (n/t)

Lawrence Talbot59February 20, 2013 08:12PM

Nice Thumbs Up (n/t)

Micha63February 20, 2013 08:01PM

A very nice and surely very good watch! Thumbs up!Smile (n/t)

IF62February 20, 2013 07:40PM

Nice purchase.

Smaug66February 20, 2013 06:22PM

LOL, nothing wrong with that if you ask me!

Dre63February 20, 2013 08:16PM

Very good Andrej. Blue dials are great, and look better than any picture can tell Thumbs Up (n/t)

JP57February 20, 2013 05:02PM

Nice move Andrej! good to see you go in a different direction. I have also gone through...

JohnnyT67February 20, 2013 04:31PM

Well, I'm not gonna call it a transformation >>

Dre57February 20, 2013 06:10PM

Good trade!Thumbs up! (n/t)

carlos x48February 20, 2013 04:23PM

Very NICE! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Cool Congrats Andrej! (n/t)

cmoy57February 20, 2013 03:49PM



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