Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Shit That Killed Elvis 10 / 12

Courtesy of Hager
Now before you even say it, yes, these bear more than a passing resemblance to Tudor Subs (circa 90s), or even a hybrid of a Rolex Sub and a Black Bay.  But I think that what those comments do not take into account is the various different little aspects of them.  Note the RED 20 on the bezel above, for example.

Hager continues to make some really cool watches at very accessible price points.  And the Aquamariner continues that winning streak.  Ollech & Wajs seems to have petered out, so thankfully there is still Hager to offer the consumer something desirable at a competitive price point.
Courtesy of Hager
This was originally available in three flavors - Black, Blue, and Red (bezel), but the blue has sold out, and the black and the red appear to only have a handful left.  And having spent some time watching the interactions at a recent collectors event in Virginia, I can tell you that these watches were desired, appreciated, purchased and are certainly being worn.

Here are the pertinents -


Caliber:  Miyota 8215 automatic
Self-winding mechanical movement with metal movement holder
Functions: Quick correction of day and date, hours, minutes and seconds date display at 3 o'Clock
Total Diameter: 11.5 linge (25.6mm)
Height: 5.67mm
Jewels: 21 Jewels
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Beat Rate: 3Hz/21'600 vibrations per hour/ Novodiac Shock Absorber
Accuracy: -20/+40 seconds per day

Technical Specifications

Material: 316L Marine grade stainless steel, polished and satin finished
Diameter: 41mm without crown
Height: 12.75 with solid back
Length: 50mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 22mm
Finish: Brushed with polished sides and beveled edges and satin finish
Water Resistance: Waterproof to 300 m (1000 ft)
Case Back: Solid steel screwed
Crystal: Domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside
Dial:  Applied luminous indexes
Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with disc in matte midnight blue, matte black or matte burgundy anodized aluminum with engraved makers
Hands: Mercedes hands lumed with blue Superluminova
Crown: Screw-down winding crown, with HAGER logo and midnight blue, black or burgundy anodized aluminum winding crown tube
Bracelet: Stainless Steel with brushed screw links (instead of pins) and two button clasp and two button slidelock extension system (no need for half links)

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