Gar莽on, one cream dial please, and hold the bezel

When I purchased the Wristmaster from Yema it was mostly because of the cream dial with its peculiar peg like indices. Together with the longhand script at the bottom it gave an impression of old school charm that I could not resist. Especially since in my case "old school" is exactly what it is, since this script style is what I was taught in France when I learned to write.

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But my first impression was a bit more mixed because it took me some time to realize that the slightly weird bezel that I thought was fitted to the case was just an illusion.

There is no bezel. The crystal is a very tall boxed acrylic (something which can't be done with another material) and its thick base creates light's refractions that gives the impression that there is a bezel.

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The Wristmaster is very much inspired by the 70's and you can see plenty of similarities with some of the excellent vintage Seiko from the collection of @Whitesalmon which are on an almost daily display in the WRUW section.

But beneath the vintage looking acrylic and case is a very modern YEMA2000 movement, which is roughly the equivalent of an ETA 2824.

The same flat boxed acrylic is also responsible for an unmatched clarity that is free of reflection, which makes the Wristmaster one of the easiest to shoot on camera.

It's also a very good daily companion and it goes very well with a cup of dark coffee in the morning. I may have left France as a kid but there are things in life that stick with you even when you get old.

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One of their best offerings. Seeing more Yema on here which is great. I now miss my Navygraf way more.

deathonthestairs

One of their best offerings. Seeing more Yema on here which is great. I now miss my Navygraf way more.

I ended up owning 3 Yema watches myself.

I have a quartz Rallygraph, cool.

So this is your madeleine? (Don鈥檛 dip it in the coffee).

I like it, although is the acrylic not prone to scratches, especially with no bezel?

WatchBee

So this is your madeleine? (Don鈥檛 dip it in the coffee).

I like it, although is the acrylic not prone to scratches, especially with no bezel?

It's ridiculously easy to keep acrylic relatively scratch free. A quick rub with polywatch, an occasional coating of liquid glass and that's all there is to it.

I prefer this minor inconvenience when considering the incredible impact resistance and clarity of acrylic, together with the ability to form it into shapes that are either difficult to achieve with other materials or too expensive to consider.

Wow, that鈥檚 a gorgeous piece, love it!

Love that cream colored dial!

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I've wanted to add a Yema to my collection for sometime now. This one's amazing! I agree about the crystal. The tall boxed crystal looks so good. I had one of my Seiko's serviced recently that had a tall boxed crystal on it that was past refinishing. So my watchmaker went back with a stock original acrylic crystal. Nice that it all period correct, but It looked way better with the tall boxed crystal. It's just not the same watch without it, So I will find another in the near future

Whitesalmon

I've wanted to add a Yema to my collection for sometime now. This one's amazing! I agree about the crystal. The tall boxed crystal looks so good. I had one of my Seiko's serviced recently that had a tall boxed crystal on it that was past refinishing. So my watchmaker went back with a stock original acrylic crystal. Nice that it all period correct, but It looked way better with the tall boxed crystal. It's just not the same watch without it, So I will find another in the near future

My Wristmaster is the "Adventurer Beige" model from the Kickstarter campaign. There was a short period of time when it was also sold through their regular web shop but not any more. They are selling now a model which looks like the "Traveler" version of the Wristmaster, which apart of the movement is completely different from the Adventurer. AFAIK the production run wasn't a large one and therefore it's hard to find one to buy on the second hand market.

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Love the watch - my particular watch has some qc issues but it鈥檚 not a daily and it鈥檚 quite the looker. Love the cream color too!