Seiko's and Japan's first ever diver's watch ref. 6217 (62 MAS) was made in 1965 at a time when watches with high levels of water resistance were not widely available. It incorporated an automatic mechanical caliber and delivered 150m water resistance. The watch was designed for maximum reliability and legibility in the harshest conditions and was used by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969.
The SLA017 is an extremely faithful recreation of this original model by Seiko. This limited edition model features a beautiful sunburst dial that is incredibly legible both during the day and at night, a 50 hour power reserve and your choice of both a bracelet and silicone waffle band. Don't miss your opportunity to own one of the best dive watches ever produced.
Green is for hope. Much needed latelyhttps://tinyurl.com/rhb727n
1 day ago
The manufacture movement – entirely designed, developed and assembled at the Geneva workshop – combines the functions of energy storage (winding and barrel), transmission (gear box) and time regulation (balance wheel, hairspring and escapement). A single large-diameter barrel stores enough energy to ensure a power reserve of approximately fifty hours, which is considerable given the complexity of the calibre and the time indication components that need to be kept in motion. This hand-wound movement operates at 18,000 vibrations per hour or 2.5 Hz. Regulation is assured by a traditional Swiss anchor escapement, coupled with a balance hairspring and variable inertia balance wheel.
MB&F Horological Machine No.10 Bulldog TI
I rushed down to The Hourglass last evening to try out this amazing new machine from MB&F before the boutique shuts its door next week for a month as part of the local regulations to control Covid-19. I must say I didn't regret making this trip in the midst of all the panics and inconveniences caused by the virus - life still need to go on and we need something happy to look forward to.
The Bulldog, as it was named, did not disappoint me in metal. In fact, it looks better in actual than the computer rendered images - credits go to the quality of finishing by MB&F as usual. It was a 'love at first sight' moment. The beast instantly came to live and started barking at me - "bring me home... bring me home..." (I might be hallucinating 🤣) the moment that I put it on my wrist.
Overall, it is a well balanced watch with a couple of design elements from both the Legacy Machines and the Horological Machines series. The watch is extremely light and sits nicely on my puny wrist due to the good design consideration of adopting a pair of articulated lugs that goes well with the curved sapphire surface at the bottom of the case. No doubt, HM10 is the most wearable Horological Machine so far; arguably, it is also the most fun machine that @maxbusser has ever created. IMHO, it is like a report card to sum up and pay tribute to the past creations from MB&F featuring the key design elements of the machines integrated in an ingenious and seamless way. Definitely a 'MUST HAVE' piece for the MB&F fans.
Watch ⌚: Belongs to @thehourglass_official
3 days ago
Trying out some stealthy stitched camo background.