Empire White Tuxedo Handwound Dress Watch
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Lug to Lug: 46mm
Strap Width: 20mm
Movement: Miyota 6T33 Handwound
Crystal: Sapphire on front and exhibition caseback with inner AR coating
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Warranty: 1 Year Global warranty
Strap: Choice of vintage style Italian leather with slight bi-colour effect (20mm taper to 16mm) or Harris Tweed strap (20mm taper to 18mm)
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Excellent and Unique Watch
Case dssign and finish are fantastic. Well above expectations for a watch at this price. I think in this price range, a lot of micro brands will sort of "mail it in". But this is an incredible unique case and the finishing just really brings it all together. It wouldn't be as art deco in a standard round polished case. The details make it! Along with the metallic accents on the dial and the beautiful font of the numerals, it just screams Art Deco. Don't know of another watch quite like it! The hand design is really beautiful. Particularly the minute hand. It is absolutely gorgeous. A true winner. Hour and second hands are of course nice as well. But man. That minute hand. Well done!! The hand winding action is very smooth. Can *barely* feel any resistance. The movement itself is almost silent! Watches at this price tend to be a little loud. But not this one. Nice! The display case back showing off the movement is a wonderful touch. It's such a charming movement, particularly in gold! I love it. The crown really works nicely. On another watch, I’d say it was a little funny. But when viewed straight on with the whole design of the case and dial on the Empire, it fits right in. I love winding this watch. I’m glad the cystal is sapphire. It really makes a difference, as acrylic would have felt out of place. It is a flat crystal, which is nice given that the case is maybe a tiny tiny touch thick for a dressier watch. Though a domed crystal would have also look great on it. Don't sleep on the leather straps. Just buy a bunch of them. You won't regret it. The taper is perfect, and they are incredible supple right out of the bag. Ivan's attention to details on this was fantastic. And he is very responsive to e-mails and questions. I look forward to buying many more Vario products in the future!
Great watch and great service
First rate service as usual from Vario. The kick starter campaign was smooth and delivery was fast. Shipped from singapore on June 12th and arrived in Albuquerque on the 14th. The watch is fantastic and I plan to keep an eye on Vario for future releases due to the great watches and service.
A nice watch to own
Watch - A nice classic looking watch to have, sliver dial can easily match with many kinds of strap. Timeless design piece. See through case back showcase the nice movement. Leather strap - A nice looking soft leather strap that no need much break in. Comfortable to wear on.
Quality that exceeds the price.
I received the Empire in white with a grey leather strap this week after backing the Kickstarter campaign and was beyond pleased with the overall quality of the watch. Vario have created a unique, elegant design that works surprisingly well for everyday wear. The skeleton hands are perfectly blued and shine with that hue when the light catches them which compliments the very nicely done guilloche dial. The case work is of high quality for a watch at this price - one doesn't expect Grand Seiko or AP levels of finishing here, but the polished and brushed portions of the case are all very good quality work with no observable flaws. The smooth winding Miyota movement seems to be keeping very good time though I don't timegraph my watches, and it's nice to be able to see the movement working through the exhibition case back. The quality of the leather strap is also very high given the price and I was surprised by how supple it is right out of the box - no break-in necessary. I opted for the butterfly deployant which has the Vario logo etched into it - a nice touch. The strap has quick release spring bars and the case has drilled lugs, both of which will facilitate easy strap changes. Overall, my expectations have been surpassed with the Empire watch. Great job, Vario.
This is a pretty and elegant timepiece but is sized so that it can easily be dressed up or down to suit most formal or casual occasions. The dial has loads of interest and the blued steel handset really is a super one. I'm really happy to have this on my wrist and heartily recommend it to anyone considering a purchase.