Friday, August 15, 2008

**SOLD**Somebody Buy This Watch... PLEASE! **SOLD**

Time to part with another watch which isn’t getting the wrist time it rightfully deserves. Offered for sale is my Gevril AO111R, more commonly referred to as a Gevril 1st generation.

This is a very well put together watch, true Swiss elegance in all respects. The watch is outfitted on a Hadley Roma Teju Lizard and includes the original Croco-leather strap with signed Gevril tang buckle. These were put together using both ETA 2824 and 2836 movements. This piece has the 2824. I have worn the watch no more than ½ dozen times and it is easily 95% (Near Mint) per TZ grading scale. Really a beautiful and elegant watch which I just don’t wear enough to justify hanging on to. The watch comes with the remarkable Gevril packaging and includes the open warranty card and manual. Please note the wooden box is not perfect and shows some blemishes. It was this way when I purchased the watch. Everything about the watch is high quality from the beautiful stepped case to the amazing dial work, flawless screwdown crown and impeccably luxurious pedigree. Enough selling!! Here’s the watch.

316L Stainless Steel Case at 39mm
ETA 2824 Automatic Movement
Sapphire Crystal
Screwdown Crown
100m Water Resistant

I am looking for $SOLD (REDUCED) shipped within CONUS. International deals at actual carriage. PayPal please with no fees. Please leave a message here or email with questions. Thanks for having a look.

As a note I am accepting PayPal only as I have had two buyers commit to sending Money Orders and then disappear. If you want the watch use PayPal... I eat the fees.

Friday, August 01, 2008

More Vixa Sea Power Love

Sometimes it’s just great to reconnect with a watch after its, well, you know, sort of fallen out of the rotation. I did just that today with my Vixa Nettuno Sea Power today during a family day trip to Neshota Beach in lovely Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

No doubt the Sea Power is a might fine watch and one which deserves to be used, but truth be told, I haven’t been getting it on the wrist all that often. May be it’s the fault of the distinct change of season here in Wisconsin. It seems almost absurd to wear this gigantic sherbet orange piece in the midst of a long drawn out winter. I guess that’s why it ended up relegated to “safe” duty and on a leather strap. Although I enjoy a sweet leather strap, I can appreciate the fact that it’s a little bit of a nod to style and away from function when you strap your tool diver to a premium leather strap. Last winter the Vixa was mounted on a sweet color keyed JRT exotics strap and didn’t see anything close to “service”.

Today was little different and we found ourselves frolicking in the cool waters of Lake Michigan at Neshota. What a fantastic spot Neshota is as Wisconsin/Lake Michigan beaches go. Obviously, there aren’t true waves or exotic fish darting through crystalline blue waters on Lake Michigan. What you get is some deep-water cool lake with the odd sandbar thrown in for good measure. Cool and refreshing on a hot afternoon in the Wisconsin sun. We had a great time though I wouldn’t recommend it to the faint of heart with a water temp of no more then the mid 60’s.

Why the sudden reminder of the Vixa’s capability? Well when you’re swimming in dark water both the size and color of the Vixa stand out extremely well in the murky waters of Lake Michigan. The black bezel contrasts sharply with the creamsicle dial and has large bold white markings, which are highly legible even in the worst of conditions. The Sea Power is most at home on a rubber diver’s strap and was easily rinsed after I was up to my elbows in sand while burying my four-year-old daughter in the cool sand.

Even as we lost the sun and a summer storm moved in the creamsicle colored Vixa proved its mettle as an outstanding and impressive tool. I plan on getting this baby wet again darn soon. The leather strap is now on another watch less suited rough use…

This is my third entry about this watch. See the slideshow and early impressions review in the archive if you have a moment. You think it’s a keeper?