My RollsTimi Khaki Quartz has arrived!

Madness! Absolute madness! This RollsTimi field watch by Pagani Design will make you question how much you've spent on watches over the years compared to what you can get from AliExpress in 2024.

Cutting a long story short, this was £11.31 (or £13.30 with tax) outside of any sales, and is due to drop to only £8.84 for the real AliExpress Summer Sale in 2 days' time. I bet they'll add at least £1.99 shipping to that though to make up the difference.

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Shop around for it though because some sellers are selling this watch for a lot more, and all the prices have been raised at the moment to make the sale look better.

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So a stainless steel case, sapphire crystal (yes!), lumed numerals and indices (but the hands are questionable), a dirt cheap PC21S quartz inside (which hits most of the marks accurately), a snap on case back, 50m water resistance, and an obviously plastic "genuine leather" RollsTimi branded strap with stainless steel buckle... all for less than the price of a packet of cigarettes or a fish supper!

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The strap may be only plastic or "faux leather" in reality, but it's very well made and certainly looks the part. The price of this watch makes it worth it for the strap alone.

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The watch came boxed with the world's smallest cleaning cloth and the usual useless warranty card and instruction booklet, but you don't need to see those. It's much the same as Pagani Design but less so.

I'm still amazed at what you can get for your money. Slave labour certainly gets things done! 😀Yeah, it's all made by machines in factories nowadays, and this is really a testament to Chinese technology and automation which is state-of-the-art.

Basically, I got a 42mm (but it wears smaller) Hamilton Khaki Quartz here for peanuts. The "Murph" version without the additional military time numerals is also available from RollsTimi for the same price.

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You got your green dial field watch Dean, and it looks mighty fine. I spent more in paninis and turkey at my local Tesco Extra (OK there was also a bottle of Yellowtail shiraz thrown in too). Sapphire for £13 ! I have just been on AliE but I get bamboozled and have to go lay down after 20 mins. Congratulations.

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You got your green dial field watch Dean, and it looks mighty fine. I spent more in paninis and turkey at my local Tesco Extra (OK there was also a bottle of Yellowtail shiraz thrown in too). Sapphire for £13 ! I have just been on AliE but I get bamboozled and have to go lay down after 20 mins. Congratulations.

If not "sapphire", it's at least "sapphire coated" enough to trigger the tester into thinking it is. The grade of sapphire steel is probably not 316L either but something cheaper, but it's brushed well enough and finished well enough to be as good as the normal £50 Pagani Design watches. The fauxtina lumed hands are disappointing and they don't match the dial which lights up perfectly. I can always change the handset later to something better. PC21S hands are like 100 for £1 or something.

It's definitely the biggest bargain on AliExpress so far, albeit with the cheapest £1 (or less) quartz movement inside which will be lucky to last a year.

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I'll wait for the logo-only version like they make with their dive watches.