Review: U-Boat 45mm Classico Chronograph

Discussion in 'Watch Reviews' started by colemanitis, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Sgt10p

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    I've enjoyed reading your review and the photos are excellent.
    Keep up the good work, I'm sure that allowing the 'Good Lady' to wear the watch has its benefits. (i.e. permission for the next one)
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    Well written and great picts... Just keep Corey away from that watch...

    -Sheldon
  3. SSD

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    Great review Jeff, an excellent write up about an excellent watch! :thumbsup:
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    Whoaaa... you received it Jeff!! that's a beautiful piece!! Congratulation!! Those cream dial is really different. I can't wait to get mine, probably with shipping still 2 more weeks.
  5. Carl

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    :thumbsup: Wow!
    One of the very best reviews I have seen, Jeff. And very professional. Great pics, too.
    A local AD has just started to carry these, must go and take a closer look. Last time I did something like that, I ended up with my Speedy! But I really don't think the U-Boat will be for me. I agree also that I would find cutting off the "12" a bit annoying.
    Now, if they only made a nice one about 36mm.....
    Cheers :cheers:
    Carl
  6. colemanitis

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    Glad you enjoyed the review, Carl! :drinks: Take a look and let us know what you think.
  7. colemanitis

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    Yep! It's here! :beardjump: Waiting 2 weeks for a watch to arrive must be torture, but It'll be worth it. I can't wait to see it and also the amazing straps you'll be making. :thumbsup:
  8. colemanitis

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    Thanks to everyone who read and replied. The fact that the watch is so awesome made the review easy and enjoyable to write. Thanks again for the kind compliments! :thankyou:
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    Nice watch, I especially enjoyed the clear pictures.
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    Thank you very much! :cheers:
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    Wow. That is a huge watch! Great review:thumbsup:
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    Great review Jeff. I must admit they are not my cup of tea but I love that there are such diverse and unusual designs out there in watch world to satisfy everyones taste.

    What I will say is that your review has changed my opinion that these were just overpriced TW Steel watches. It is obvious now that there is a great more attention to detail and quality than what I have seen before in pictures shown on the net.

    I think the only thing I am not keen on and this is not just this brand, I don't like it on the Cartiers either is the tiny crown once the canteen is opened. It looks hard to use, is the the case? I know it is on the Cartiers.

    I do love the colour of the dial though and the sandwich cut outs.. I think I need to go have a look at these in person to give them a fair shake of the stick so to speak.
  13. colemanitis

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    Ian, the crown isn't hard to use at all. It's approx the size of a Rolex twinlock crown, and from my experience, it operates just as easily. I'm glad you enjoyed the review! :cheers:
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    Great review that I enjoyed reading. U-BOAT's are interesting watches, good to know they are well built but the lack of lume surprises me.
  15. shandy

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    Thanks Jeff, I went up to one of the jewellers in a mall near me today that sells these and had a good look and saw what you describe, The Cartier one is much much smaller. This is the first time I have had a good look at them and I can now see what all the enthusiasm is about, I was really impressed with the heft and quality of them!
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