Another gem from Merkur...

Merkur model #1894347. 

I love the textured hand finishing on this, The hands dance in the light, and go a long way to solving the silver hands on white dial visibility issue. 

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The caseback is attractive, too.

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And another look at the dial...less light, and still: great visibility.

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Applied indices, 20mm lugs, 42mm lug to lug, signed crown (see my other Merkur post for further details). Slightly higher price, this time. $125--and I think that's a easily understood, especially with the finishing on the hands.

Side note: the watch came with a good watch case, polishing cloth etc, and also came with a very nice pastel blue quick-release strap, which you can see on the Merkur website. The blue strap is not to my taste, but it might be yours. This is an aftermarket grey single pass.

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 Interesting. At first glance I thought your camera was screwed up!

Reminds me of this old sci-fi TV show.

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Nope. The hands are cut/faceted somehow, and they really pop.

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This really reminds me of the geometric camo of WWI warships. An interesting style, but I would have to see the watch in person to determine if I could look at it all the time.

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hbein2022

This really reminds me of the geometric camo of WWI warships. An interesting style, but I would have to see the watch in person to determine if I could look at it all the time.

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This might help. The lines don't move or get way shimmery. It's just the facets catch the light, or don't. When they don't, looks pretty much like regular hands.

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AlbertaTime
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This might help. The lines don't move or get way shimmery. It's just the facets catch the light, or don't. When they don't, looks pretty much like regular hands.

It is definitely unique. I'm sure there is a Merkur in my future, even if it is just to satisfy my curiosity.

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I don't know much about the company (I'd like to) but I'm impressed by their "design language". Their vintage looking stuff very much harkens to domestic Chinese dial design of the 60s and 70s, but they play with it enough they can very fairly claim some originality.

Here's some examples of how it plays in different lighting.

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More playing in the light from the earlier shoot...

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This watch makes me happy is several places!!

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I like it a lot! Not a fan of the inscriptions in the lower part of the dial, but...hell, I'd forgive it that.

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MrBloke

I like it a lot! Not a fan of the inscriptions in the lower part of the dial, but...hell, I'd forgive it that.

Me, too. That's just...what it seems a lot of watch dials do. I'm not fan of too much text, but this is two lines with subtle size and they do balance the Merkur at the top.

I'd have preferred the Chinese logo, but I forgive that too.

It's overall very good bang for the buck.

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The hands are not my cup of tea.

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jason_recliner

The hands are not my cup of tea.

Differing taste is one of the reasons there's enough of most stuff for everyone :-)