The hands are extremely hard to read under any light conditions daylight or indoor.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- How accurate was the sizing? The watch was exactly as pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is fine
As a mechanic and a fabricator, I have a love for anything mechanical. I saw this watch on sale before Christmas in '09 and sent the email to my family exclaiming how my life would not be complete without this watch. It's like artwork for your wrist! So different, yet so classic. Yes, my brother came through for me! I have been wearing this watch for about a week now. I wound it the first day and the spring is still wound tight, so I think I may never have to wind it again so long as I keep wearing it. I contacted the company for more info and the service rep said it will run for about 3 days without wearing it. This runs true for most of the Akribos watches because most of the basic watches have the same movement.I have been wearing this to work and have not had a single scratch on the Krysterna crystal. This synthetic crystal has the same scratch resistance as sapphire which is a 9 on Mohs scale of hardness, second only to diamonds(BTW a red sapphire is called a ruby, really, who'd a thunk?) The crystal has a slight curve on the top which betters the durability factor. I set a quartz clock when I set mine and after 6 days, the difference is my watch about 30 seconds fast, which is accurate for an automatic. This description doesn't say it, but it DOES have the 20 jewel movement like some of the other Akribos watches.At times I will just sit and watch the second hand go around. The second hand doesn't move once a second like quartz watches, it moves many times a second. You may think I'm wierd but I wanted to know how many times it moved a minute, I got the stopwatch................200 clicks takes exactly 32.9 seconds. 365 per minute(525,600 per day). It reminds me of the stopwatch icon for the show 60 Minutes. This is truly a beautiful time piece and have gotten many compliments. It comes with a 2 year warranty. I highly reccommend this to anyone. I plan on buying the blue crystal skeleton for my wifes B-day. Enjoy!!