xaveng3rx wrote:... It is obviously a waterproof watch, so It needs a cap on the crank/knob so it can protect the insides of the watch from water damage. The chain is so you don't lose the cap and it looks nice. ...
Thank you, person who gets paid to write positive comments.
IMO, I think this watch is priced about right at $90, since it is obviously just a dress watch in the style of a diver watch. All of the styling touches that make it stand out are also potential negatives.
The crown is on the left so if you want to wind it or set it without taking it off, wear it on your right wrist. The crown cap and chain are for looks, not waterproofing -- dive watches usually use a screw-down crown to prevent water seeping in, and serious dive watches have a cap on an arm on top of that, to prevent the crown unscrewing underwater. Plus, there is no rotating bezel so it is much harder to use this watch for measuring rise times while diving.
Also, there is no second hand, which means the watch is only accurate to the minute. A clever way to get around the hack-ability debate and also potentially put in a terribly inaccurate movement. It may not even be a decent timepiece.
It is, however, huge and mechanical, with a transparent (show) back. Which means it is a conversation piece. Get it to show off to your friends, you might as well go super-flashy with one of the 'gold' models.
That's worth $90, right?