MOVEMENT : SEAGULL ST1903 20-JEWELS MANUAL WIND 30
GLOSSY POLISHED PARTS WITH BLUE STEEL SCREW & COLUMN WHEEL
CHRONOGRAPH FUNCTIONS :
30 MINUTES COUNTER HAND AT 3 O'CLOCK
SMALL SECOND HAND AT 9 O'CLOCK
24-HOUR FOLLOW AT 6 O'CLOCK
POWER RESERVE (APPROX) : 42-HOURS
HANDS: LUMINOUS HANDS AND MARKERS (GLOWS IN A DARK)
CASE MATERIAL: 316L SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
CASE BACK : SCREW DOWN 316L STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK WITH GLASS INSERT
BEZEL : 316L SOLID STAINLESS STEEL BEZELCROWN : ORIGINAL SCREW DOWN
CRYSTAL : REINFORCED MINERAL
BRACELET : 20MM 316L SOLID STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET
CASE SIZE : 40mm EXCLUDING THE CROWN, LUGS TO LUGS 48mm
WATER RESISTANCE: 5 ATM
WEIGHT (APPROX) : 128g
TOTAL LENGTH : 23cm
CASE THICKNESS : 16mm (INCLUDE CRYSTAL)
1 YEAR MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
COMES WITH ALL TAGS
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I bought the Alpha Chronograph in both the black and silver dial. The watch is nice. I was looking for something with a vintage feel. I wish they didn't change the crystal from acrylic to glass (mineral). The acrylic had more of a dome and vintage feel. It scratched easier, but the scratches could be easily buffed out by hand. The glass will eventually scratch but you can't buff out glass. I like the big size. It's actually 40mm. The case may be 39mm but the bezel overhangs a little. My biggest complaint is the steel dial. It's too shiny. It's so shiny that it's difficult to read in the sun. It also gives it a bit of a cheap mall watch feel. Watch designers in the past were aware of glare and did not over polish the dial. I also think a duller dial would have given this watch more of a tool watch feel, like vintage chronographs, and less of a jewelry effect. It's a good watch, especially for the money. I like the bracelet. Some reviewers thought it looked cheap, but I disagree. The original bracelets in the 60's and 70's were very similar. I like the vintage feel. I would have given the watch five stars if it were not for the over polished silver dial and the glass crystal.
Lo consiglio, é bello e sembra per ora funzioni molto bene, ha un buon rapporto qualità prezzo e la spedizione é veramente veloce.
Beautiful, very accurate honest price, pity there is no automatic
I bought my first Alpha Daytona almost 15 years ago. I still wear it on a regular basis. Over the years I bought the silver/black and then the red dialed versions. Each have been better than the last, with my one point of contention, the lume getting steadily better with each version. My recent purchase is the black/white dial. It is the best one yet. First, the lume is the brightest of all 4 watches and is visible throughout the night. For the surface area the lume has, it is impressive. Then you have the dial itself. Gone is the “chronometer” moniker on the dial, replaced with the proper “mechanical chronograph” wording. It has a beautiful display back to show off the manual winding movement. And what a movement it is…all of the watches that I have had with this movement have been rock solid. Now I rarely use the chronograph feature, but when I do, everything works. And honestly there is something very satisfying in winding a watch every morning. Needless to say I LOVE this watch and am proud to wear it in rotation with much more expensive watches from both Rolex and Omega. I do have one negative for this version…the crystal….Alpha has upgraded the previous domed acrylic crystal with a flatter, hardened mineral crystal. It is supposed to be stronger, and it probably is…but I miss the warmth and slight distortion that you get from an acrylic crystal. It makes the vintage-inspired Alpha Daytona that more vintage. The “upgraded” crystal aside, this is a wonderful watch, and I couldn’t be happier with the purchase.