Another Merkur Group beauty arrives at the AMCHPR

Seizenn California Dial Retro. I've always had a sweet spot for Cali dials--now I have one. Pretty good budget bang for the buck (under $80).

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Looks great 馃憤! What movement? Case size pls.

ckim4watches

Looks great 馃憤! What movement? Case size pls.

38mm case size w/o crown.

The movement is a Merkur variant of the Tongji (Chinese standard movement, developed in the 1970s and almost exclusively mandated for Chinese watch production for a couple of decades).

Merkur (Seizenn is a brand under the Merkur umbrella) claim their own modern proprietary advances/modifications on that platform. The Tongji is a well understood movement, and it's capable of being both durable and accurate. I have five of their watches, now.

You can't go wrong with the price and looks

This isn't the first time you've had me running to the Merkur site. One of these days you're gonna cost me money.

Maybe today,there's a world time watch there that caught my eye.

I like the Cali dial on that. I'm currently trying to talk myself out of the red dial.

Thanks. I think馃槈

Oldmanwatches

You can't go wrong with the price and looks

That's what I think. They're an inexpensive way to spice up a watch collection.

And Merkur, across their brands, is better than most when it comes to ensuring their own very recognizable touches on classic looks. Merkur Group has some personal style.

foghorn

This isn't the first time you've had me running to the Merkur site. One of these days you're gonna cost me money.

Maybe today,there's a world time watch there that caught my eye.

I like the Cali dial on that. I'm currently trying to talk myself out of the red dial.

Thanks. I think馃槈

My wallet shares your danger, foggy.

The red Cali is genuine eye candy, And so is the green...and the blue...

And, yep--thank you right back atcha: I hadn't noticed that world timer. I have a trip coming up, I hope, and...yeah.

And there's the great dial retro dress watch with gold and bronze accents...

While I like the look of many Merkur watches, California dials are not my thing. Anyway, what held me back from getting a Merkur so far is that their mechanicals are hand-winders. I don't principally mind having to wind my watch once in the morning, but my recent experiences (last 2 years) with hand-winders were very discouraging. Non-runners, very short power reserves, fear of over-winding. I reckon the Merkur watches are likely to be fine, but...

The Merkur big-eye is worth a look and runs on an ST19. It does need winding though and doesn't have a display case back which is a shame given the movements looks.