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A new Micro doing simple, right


Bricey
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Whilst I'm not generally one for a cluttered dial, I generally like setting on the dial and sometimes find that too minimalist is as quick a turnoff as too busy.

But I came across this watch by Defakto and I have to say, it looks to have done minimalist very well indeed.

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The finishing appears to be top notch and it comes with a ETA 2824-2. 

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Too dull or a case of "less is more"?

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I think it looks very classy despite being so simple and plain.

 

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https://wornandwound.com/review/review-the-defakto-transit-is-a-modern-minimalist-watch-from-the-ickler-family/

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25 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

:hmmm9uh:

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To be fair, unless a microbrand puts out a watch with wings, horns and hooves hanging off of it, they will be hard pushed to not be similar to something else already in circulation :laughing2dw:

 

(Que @spinynorman posting a picture of a 1940's obscure French brand that incorporated dangling horns and hooves on the case and a winged logo!)

 

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1 minute ago, Bricey said:

To be fair, unless a microbrand puts out a watch with wings, horns and hooves hanging off of it, they will be hard pushed to not be similar to something else already in circulation :laughing2dw:

And when they do they get slated by those who are afraid to wear one.

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3 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

And when they do they get slated by those who are afraid to wear one.

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I'm not terrified by the thought of wearing it.

The thought of watching an episode of the Kardashian's doesn't scare me either.

But despite being such a brave boy, I've no intention of ever doing either.

 

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Defakto aren't really that new and neither are they really a microbrand.  The company is run by one of the Ickler family separately from their other brands (Archimede, Limes).  As a watchmaking family they've been in the business since the 1920's. 

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22 minutes ago, Bricey said:

(Que @spinynorman posting a picture of a 1940's obscure French brand that incorporated dangling horns and hooves on the case and a winged logo!)

I did copy all your criteria into Google Images, but nothing came up, except this - which doesn't meet any of the requirements, but is somewhat demonic and over complicated. Although, the shapes are hexagrams, not pentagrams and I don't know what effect that has on their ability to summon Lucifer.

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1 hour ago, spinynorman said:

I did copy all your criteria into Google Images, but nothing came up, except this - which doesn't meet any of the requirements, but is somewhat demonic and over complicated. Although, the shapes are hexagrams, not pentagrams and I don't know what effect that has on their ability to summon Lucifer.

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What in hell's handcart are these! - Vaguely watch shaped? - Can you actually tell the time? - Suppose I shouldn't be surprised that they are Hublot ...

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51 minutes ago, SolaVeritate said:

I found Defakto ages ago looking for alternative single hand watches (eins incognito) I have to say I kinda like them. 

Someone joked they would never buy one because Defakto sounded like defective. :biggrin:

David Lidington, in Teresa May's government, was always refered to as the "de facto deputy prime minister". Which I suppose means he wasn't really. It would certainly put me off having a Defakto on my wrist as a constant reminder.

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I think having the hands larger/wider than the indices is a generally a good idea in my book, something I prefer anyway. I like the generally minimalist idea of the watch and the quality is definitely there, being German is usually a marker of quality (I wrote usually, just in case...).

The Isotope is like watching a movie so aweful you actually like it.

The Hublot, very busily geometric, and I think if Lucifer did turn up he would look at it in confusion.

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