This was my first purchase from YEMA as I was looking for a dive type watch for my wife given we spend a fair amount of time in the water here, though not at any depth.
With some help from this forum I settled on this new model from Yema which at the time of ordering was pre production with a delivery date by end of June with an order date a month before. The delivery schedule was pushed back to the end of July but after an attempt to cancel in mid July my order was despatched and delivered by DHL a few days later.
The watch came with a slight discount against what is supposed to be the normal selling price. I paid around EUR 313. Normal selling price is EUR 349 and at both prices a white leather strap is included as a gift though the watch itself comes fitted on a milanese bracelet.
First the watch box - it feels and looks a little cheap and I'm not sure how long the plastic zipper will last. There is an insert which retains the second strap and warranty card (2 years Intl). This isn't glued in very well and if you look at the back of the panel it again looks cheaply thrown together. At the purchase price a better quality box would have been welcome.
The watch dimensions are;
Diameter: 34 mm
Thickness: 10.3 mm
Lug: 16 mm
The face looks darker in the flesh than the marketing pictures but that's okay. The watch itself I think has a 60 click bezel, a swiss ronda quartz movement, screw down crown and water resistance to a claimed 100m. The case and general finishing looks good and the lugs are drilled. Case back has a decorative anchor and is finished smoothly. Case back screws in. One issue is the strap length - my wife doesn't have huge wrists but the strap only really fits her at it's largest extension. I can probably see a few of these being returned because they simply won't fit. Maybe that's why they send out a secondary gifted leather strap which I haven't sized yet. The milanese strap does feel like a quality item with a decent thickness.
Overall whilst the watch is quite pretty and looks well made it feels cheaply packaged and the buying experience wasn't the best. I am not sure I'd buy another watch from them given it's a distance purchase. Sadly my wife is a little cold to it and if it were a baby lamb I don't think it would be getting any milk from it's mother.
I think @antjricehas one on order too and it would be interesting to get his thoughts.