Having owned my Tutima Nato Chronograph 760-02 for about 4 months now, here is my review of the watch.
I have been looking for an everyday watch for sometime, my criteria were: Lemania 5100 movement, bracelet and preferably titanium. Given these criteria, actually my choices were quite limited, models considered were: Sinn 156, Sinn 157, Sinn EZM1 and Tutima Nato Chrono. There is no titanium version of 156 and there was no where I can get a 157 Ti, and EZM1 does not have a regular second hand bothers me though it is highly recommended among Sinners, so my choice left only to Tutima. Too bad that I was a little bit too late buying a Tutima, since the price for this Tutima now is way higher than it used to be, having said that, I still consider that it is a good buy.
I think there is no need for me to introduce the Lemania 5100 movement. However, this is my first chronograph with 5100 movement, I really like the central minute counter and the orange-like-red color of all the chrono hands, which can be read at a glance, without the need to “closely examine” the sub-dial. The accuracy so far is very good, average +2s a day. The power reserve of this movement is questionable, heard that 5100 movement is hard to “auto” wind, the watch stopped the first day when I was wearing it, which surprised me, but afterward, it runs okay. But still I would say it is difficult to auto wind, it always stop way earlier than I expected when I am not wearing it.
Case, Bracelet and Dial:
Actually it was the case which made me buy this Tutima, it should be considered a big watch, around 43x15mm, but not too big in today’s standard. And it sits unexpectedly comfortable on my small wrist, and it is so light that you won’t notice you’re wearing such a big watch. And the shape of the case is “unconventional” and I especially like the flat chrono buttons, which makes this watch even more special, the crown is screw-down type and un-signed, which sits about 3mm out of the case after screwed down, seems that all the buttons are concealed inside the case, which is to my liking.
The quality of the bracelet is just so-so, but comfortable to wear. There is no lug for this case, the end piece of the bracelet fit into the case by, not spring bar, but a metal pin, you need to hammer it out if you like to change the bracelet to a strap! The end piece curves down to the wrist making this big watch looks smaller and more comfortable for small wrist. The double flip lock and diver extension are nothing fancy, just functional, but to open the double lock is not easy, and need some time to get used to it. Same for the crown, it is a painful job for your finger to pull the crown out to adjust the time, though there is a slit in the middle of the crown which I suppose is for easier grip of the crown, but it doesn’t quite work, so you better keep the watch running. As I notice, there is no screw threads for the crown in the case, I guess maybe the threads are inside the case which may reduce the chance of wearing the threads, similar design can be found in new IWC Ingenieur.
Flat chrono buttons, unsigned crown and the curved down end-piece
The crown in screw-in position
The crown in unscrewed position, you can see how difficult would it be to pull the crown out
The crown in pull-out position
The dial is nicely executed, the sub-dials are slightly pressed. But the painting of the hour digits in the outer ring seem not solid enough and only the minute hand, hour hand and hour markers are luminated, I know there is another version with the second and minute counter hands also luminated, but I like the chrono hands in red more. And there is a nice touch at 6 printed “German Made”, which reminds you of German engineering and quality of this watch.
Nothing fancy, a card box with a zipped leather case.
I consider this watch is good value for money, even though the price now is higher than it used to be. I’ve heard that Tutima has not made any decoration on the movement, maybe just a stock 5100.
作者: 淫賊不來梅 時間: 2006-12-19 10:39 AM 標題: 星晨光動能兩地時間萬年曆三問錶
此表也是一只極其罕見的精工,有百分之九十九点九的精工收藏家连白面的清楚照片也没看过，实物更不用讲（在日本精工博物馆也可看到）。在Jayhawk's Watch Photograph Database也只有一张照片，还是不清楚的，为什么我会有此表这么清楚的照片。因在十二月时，我无意中在一本日本的表书中看见此表在出售，我立刻找一个日本的friend 帮我打电话过去问，哎~~~~可借已出售，一百万日元也马上卖掉，(几年之前在一日本的拍賣网站也卖掉一万美金) 哎~~~~，我还在伤心中~~~~~I am so close to it, I know many Seiko Collectors searched this watch for few year but haven’t heard of any news. The one in the photo is a NOS. What a pity. 介绍一下此表: 此表为1964年7月为东京Asian Game 制造，21Jewels, 18,000bps, 60 minutes Chronograph, Hand wind, 个数字窗口是什么，是计时用的，但我只有日文说明，识日文的大佬请帮忙其他大佬翻译，谢谢。 Borrowed From 日本网站： 12時下のカウンタは，10時位置のプッシュボタンで1の位，8時位置のプッシュボタンで10の位がひとつずつ繰り上がる。1～99までカウント可能。カウンタは，24時間毎にも自動的にひとつずつ繰り上がる。6時位置のインダイヤルには，スモールセコンドと60分積算計が二重針で配置される。積算計はクロノグラフ機能稼働/不稼働に関わらず常に回転。ただし，4時位置のリセットボタンを深く押すことによりゼロリセットが可能。 第三位 - Grand Seiko V.F.A. – 6185-7000, 6185-8020, 6185-8021, 6186-8000 (1972年)
此表在日本的拍賣网站也是难得一见，因制造量极小，流通量也极小，因当时制造此表成本比較高,负担得起买GS的人都买普通GS就觉得足够。 什么是V.F.A.? V.F.A. mean Very Fine Adjusted. 精工说明是六方位調較, 瑞士表都是五方位調較, 所以瑞士佬说精工是多旧鱼,我想这是精工的市埸策略而巳。机芯真係好正~~~ 第四位 - Seiko 潜水表 6215-7000 (1967年)
以上有Dress Watch, Chronograph Watch,当然要有一只终极目标的潜水表啦，Seiko 潜水表 6215-7000。 此表为第一只300米規格的潜水表，18,000bps，用三种新技術制造此一体式表殼and rotating-rocking structure of glass fixing structure.（不好意思，我都晤明~~哈哈哈哈哈~~~）因制造量极小，所以也是一只極端罕見的精工。 谢谢各位，报告完毕。 P.S. - 此比賽的搞手大佬，晤该下次找个长假期才搞这种比賽，玩表已花很多时间，赚钱买表要更多时间 ，写report就更花很长很长的时间。 (因要做research) 谢谢大佬合作。 P.P.S – I enjoy to write this report because 放毒过程 is very nice~~~~~~ P.P.P.S. Maybe Can 搞搞 ‘’ The best watch of this forum in this month’’? ‘’The best XXXXX (Brand) watch in this forum’’? It will take us less time. Thanks. 作者: dymc9681 時間: 2007-1-11 05:02 PM
The Grand Seiko SBGM001 has been reviewed before by Chiukh2007. Over the last few days, I am struggling whether to post my view on this watch again. As Chiukh2007 has done it so well, many will think writing a report again will be unnecessary. However, I do have some views that I would like to share with you.
My SBGM001 came on the 31st December, 2006 as my birthday present from my wife. My first watch was the Omega speedmaster (From the Moon to Mars). After this watch, I had brought myself several Swiss watches. My passion for Grand Seiko began when I read about the SBGM001 that was owned by Chiukh2007. When the time came and my wife asked what I really want for my birthday, I named it. The watch was purchased through a Japanese online dealer. It came in less than 2 days with all the documents and warranty papers.
The SBGM001 utilizes the 9S56A movement. It has date display and GMT function. In addition, it can be manually winded and is hackable. When fully winded, it has a power reserve of approximately 50 hours. As we all know, the Grand Seiko standard is even stricter than the COSC standard. According to the literature, the 9S56A movement should run at -3s to +5s per day. In practice, after wearing my SBGM001 for 10 days, it gained only 3s ! It is really unbelievable ! Dial
The design of the dial is simple, yet elegant. I really like the shape of the hour and minute hands. They are polished and really look like two swords on top of the black dial ! The GMT hand is like a red arrow and it stands up distinctively on the black background. One draw back about the dial is that it is impoosible to read time in the dark because they are not luminous.
Watch Case & Crystal
The stainless steel watch case measured 39.2mm wide (without crown) and it is 13.2mm thick. The bezel has 24 hours markings on it. The crystal has anti-reflective coating on it and it makes time reading easier (especially when under the sun). One thing that I don't like is about the case back. It has no see through case back. If it has a see-through case back, I think the watch will be even better.
The stainless steel bracelet is very comfortable to wear. Adjusting its length is easy and simple. All you need is a size 100 screw-driver. I really like the design of the clasp.
The SBGM001 is my first Grand Seiko. I think it is the best watch I have ever had. In my opinion, it is not just a watch, it is a piece of art. Everyday when I go to work with this watch, I feel comfortable and confident.