Finally bit the bullet and spent an inordinate amount of money on a ridiculously practical watch which I've been variously eyeing up for the best part of (yes, how sad is this?) 14 years. I'm 29. I blame it all on Andy McNab's mention of Traser army watches. Anyway, here's my photo contribution. It's a watch. Just a watch; it tells the time. I just happen to like that I can rely on it 100% to do exactly that, even when I'm half asleep, in the dark, upside down, in a hedge, in someone's pond (and probably drunk), etc etc etc. Well, I suppose we all need a reliable point of reference in our lives. So mine's a watch. I suspect this narrative may be a bit unnecessary if all you're here for is a picture of a watch. If you are, carry on as you were. Thanks for visiting. :-)
- The second hand is "missing" due to the long exposure shot; same reason why the red second-hand isn't visible (although you can see the blue "ticks" from its tritium vial as it clicked round)
- Scratched it on the first day of ownership, yet not a single mark since. Typical luck!! ;o) Just glad the tough sapphire crystal glass shouldn't get scratched too quickly.
- It's all about the Nato strap. I honestly thought I'd want the metal bracelet, but then I saw how light, tough and functional this Nato strap was and, most importantly, it makes me look a lot less like I'm wearing my watch for "show" with the NATO nylon strap. Definitely glad I requested it. Strap's by Maratac - doesn't look like they have a UK website though, which is a shame. Top-quality straps.
- I was surprised that this watch is actually a bit smaller than the typically-sized men's watches you see, which are usually more like 50mm across the face, but its compact size is growing on me.
- Chronograph buttons have a reassuringly solid "click" to their operation which is a nice improvement on my last watch; with the old one, you could never be quite sure if it had clicked properly or not. I gave up using the chrono in the end, but that was mainly because I ran out of things I could be arsed with trying to time...
Me time: Traser Classic Chrono Blue watch
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