WatchOtaku : Precista PRS3

Impressions so far:

  • Millimeters and grams count - although this is only a bit larger and heavier than the OWC MS-5517 rev 1, it seems much bulkier.
  • Lume is so-so, better than the gen-one 5517 but not good enough.
  • Timekeeping so far is excellent, consistently 11s/day, which should be easy to adjust.
  • I love the date at six - blends in magnificently.
  • A black second hand on a black dial is a total lose and damn near invisible.
  • The hand lengths are good
    • Second hand reaches out to the outer edge of the track
    • Minute hand likewise
    • Hour hand just skims the inner edge of the hour markers.
  • Too much white ink on the dial; impression is busy visually.
  • Easy to read at most angles and lighting conditions
  • Well-protected crown
  • Goes well under cuffs, could use a bit of profile help here though.
  • My first 60-click bezel in a while. A minor annoyance.
  • The crown itself is a bit slippery.
  • Good bracelet, though I'd prefer a Push button clasp instead of friction.

Overall so far:

  • Good but not great. Still holding out for the improved 5517. Full review to follow!

Update: Sold, see the Precista PRS-3 postmortem


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