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Swiss quartz movement
Durable mineral crystal
Stainless steel case
Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a good watch by a brand recognized for their use of the Swiss Railway's iconic design by Hans Hilfiker. The design was so good that Apple used it for their iOS 6 clock app and the Museum of Modern Art store sells clocks by Mondaine. It's also genuinely Swiss-made, but that can mean as much as half of the watch was made outside of Switzerland. Either way, it's a solid entry-level Swiss watch with some history behind the design, which is exactly what I wanted. I like it even if the movement and the watch band leave room for improvement.
The movement, like other reviewers have noted, is not a high-end movement. It's accurate and quiet, but neither the second nor the minute hand will always line up with the markings on the face. Confusingly enough, it actually lines up with some of the markings but not others (e.g. the second hand will fall precisely on the 5 minute mark but then fall between the 40 and 41 minute mark). Like most quartz watches, the minute hand...
I had ordered this from Amazon, but my package was stolen and I ended up purchasing from a local watch shop.
Mondaine, as advertised, makes watch variants of the iconic Swiss railway clocks. This design is a timeless (lol) and minimalistic one, and that is exemplified in the "giant" model by the lugless design and simple leather band.
For 175$, this is a good quartz-timed Swiss watch. My only additional desire would be a sapphire dial cover, but this isn't a super expensive watch, and the hardened mineral glass is definitely very scratch resistant.
Props to Mondaine for the build quality - the band is tight and supple, with a strong buckle, and the crown is firmly set into the case, where the hands line up perfectly with the hour and minute indicators.
This is a good looking watch - however after wearing it for a week - I see condensation inside the glass. Never seen a watch like this.....especially Swiss made watches.
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