A day with the poser

I'm switching to the Timefactors Smiths Everest after spending a day with the Marathon MSAR. In stark contrast to the MSAR that doesn't make any excuses for what it really is, the Everest is a poser.

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It's not really a Smiths, it's never been close to the Everest and inside the case hides a Japanese 9039 Miyota. Therefore, any claims it may have to heritage is just bollocks.

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What it does possess is an undeniable charm that stems from its elegant 369 gilt dial. Being an 1016 clone it also shares the shape and dimensions that makes it very comfortable to wear and if I ignore the claims to fame and heritage and look at it as just a watch, then I have to accept that it's decently build with good materials and finish.

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I still think it's a poser but it's one that I'm willing to live with it.

I鈥檓 not an homage fan, but the Smiths has just enough claim to legitimacy for me.

Rule #4. Wearing what you enjoy, not dictated by price, accuracy, or dogma, is bliss! Wear it for what it is, not for what it might have been, and if you like it, enjoy it!! Cheers 馃槏馃嵒

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Rule #4. Wearing what you enjoy, not dictated by price, accuracy, or dogma, is bliss! Wear it for what it is, not for what it might have been, and if you like it, enjoy it!! Cheers 馃槏馃嵒

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JaeBust

Rule #4. Wearing what you enjoy, not dictated by price, accuracy, or dogma, is bliss! Wear it for what it is, not for what it might have been, and if you like it, enjoy it!! Cheers 馃槏馃嵒

I do like it but as I once commented, I'd rather pet a hungry alligator instead of dealing again with Timefactors online shop.