For those who don’t know, I am an amateur watch connoisseur. Normally, I own or am interested in average mid-range watches such as Seiko, Citizen, Invicta and the like. Haven’t wanted to shell out the dough for an Omega, Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon or a Patek Philippe…if I could. Still, I’m not much into cheap, uninteresting watches either.
This time, however, I decided to check out a brand I never look at–An Armitron automatic skeleton watch made in China. Others have posted on various models of the latest skeleton Armitron watches with this movement, so the only reason I’m posting this is that no one has commented on my model. You can’t find it on any Internet searches, Armitron’s site or on Amazon. So, here are the specs:
- +Model: 20/4453TT
+40-hour power reserve
+21 jewel automatic skeleton movement
+Water resistant to 165 feet
+Solid stainless steel
+Scratch resistant mineral crystal
+Exhibition back (shows decorated rotor & ‘blued’ screws)
This watch keeps decent time so far. It also hand winds, something I really appreciate after owning a “Seiko 5.”
Forgot to mention, I have a habit of selling or returning watches too. Buyer’s guilt? On a limited budget, I must be choosy on which I decide to keep. Will I keep this one? Not sure yet. It sure is interesting to look at when bored waiting in line at the store or during meetings, and it’s a lot less expensive than say an Accutron skeleton automatic.
Sometime later, I’ll post about the:
+Seiko SNA225 chronograph alarm (great analog chronograph with alarm and moving bezel)
+”Seiko 5″ SNXS73 automatic (nice small-sized automatic)
+Casio Databank DB36-1AV (cheap, but has a nice loud alarm)
If you own this watch, take a moment to rate it!