I'm not sure exactly where to put this, it's been a while since I posted here and I'm not sure it really fits into any of the other forums. If there is any problem I obvioulsy have no problem with any mods moving it (not that it would really matter if I did :msn-tongue: )
For ages I've wanted a watch with a green dial, no specific reason but I like green and green dials seem to be unusual and more rare than the regular colour dials and even Orange. I've also been on the lookout for a watch in a bronze case though I wasn't looking for them to be in the same watch. I think we all have things (or at least I do) that we don't have examples of yet and we keep an eye out for.
I came across this make, I think thanks to a WUS tweet showing a link to someone discussing some watches and another model from this maker was there. I'd never heard of the maker, and went to his web site and saw the watch I am about show. I placed my order in the middle (ish) of December after a few emails back and forth with the owner. He was expecting it to be posted in early January, I then got added to a mailing list (with my permission) where he kept us up to date. There were a few delays though I must say for the most part the owner was very quick to get back to us and let us know. You don't feel quite so bad about delays if you're not kept in the dark. Anyway, it finally shipped on the 18th and coming all the way from Canada I think it did quite well to turn up just before noon here in Ireland today and here it is.
It's a Cobra De Calibre bronze green dial
As a nice little bonus there was also a pair of cufflinks in the package
I made the pics a little smaller so it didn't take up too much room on your screen :D
Impressions, the dial looks lovely, that's really just what I was thinking of when I thought I wanted a green dial. I'm not too sure about the internal bezel, it's operated using the extra crown and I think if it was up to me I probably wouldn't have bothered though the two crowns does give it a look that is very different from anything else I own. It's not too big a deal, but I'm not to sure about the strap. The picture on the website has a much darker strap than what arrived, I'm not sure if there was a problem there or what but while it feels excellent quality I'm probably going to put a different, darker coloured strap on it though I might have to do a bit of digging to find one with a bronze clasp.
All in all very happy with it.