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Mileata review

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:18 pm
by Graeme
Just to let you guys know Two Broke Watch Snobs did a review of the Quartz GMT prototype. <<Link>> :thumbsup:

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 2:37 pm
by hoppyjr
I like that a lot, good work Graeme! The dial is much more legible than the original M1/M2 version.

When will these land?

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 3:47 pm
by toxicavenger
Mike did a great review on this one. Congrats on it Graeme.

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:54 pm
by CGSshorty
I think it's a good decision​ to ditch the fixed bars. This will look great on a canvas from Drew or Art.

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 10:56 pm
by manitoujoe
I actually like the idea of fixed bars. I normally wear ZULU straps and have had springbar failures. So, Graeme, if you plan on ditching a review copy with the fixed bars, please hit me up first. I dig it.

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 5:51 am
by tattoo chef
CGSshorty wrote:I think it's a good decision​ to ditch the fixed bars. This will look great on a canvas from Drew or Art.
Depends on demographic you are targeting. If you are trying to appeal to us watch nerds, I agree. If you are really promoting it as a tough, no nonsense military watch, then leave the fixed bars.


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Re: Mileata review

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:52 am
by CGSshorty
tattoo chef wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:I think it's a good decision​ to ditch the fixed bars. This will look great on a canvas from Drew or Art.
Depends on demographic you are targeting. If you are trying to appeal to us watch nerds, I agree. If you are really promoting it as a tough, no nonsense military watch, then leave the fixed bars.


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There are only so many of the second group who will spend $500 on a watch.

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:11 am
by mtpenate
Great watch Graeme. And thanks for checking out the review guys!

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 7:15 pm
by deepcdvr
Cool indeed. I want one... going to have to move something out first :think:

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:48 pm
by Dante221
Hi Graeme
Is the automatic movement a 2824-2 ?
I did not see it mentioned on the website. Also will a
non fixed strap bar models be available?
Thanks for a great new watch! :grin:
Dante

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:33 am
by Graeme
Dante221 wrote:Hi Graeme
Is the automatic movement a 2824-2 ?
I did not see it mentioned on the website. Also will a
non fixed strap bar models be available?
Thanks for a great new watch! :grin:
Dante
Hi Dante,
Don't have a date yet for the new ones, and the movement I'm using in the autos is the Miyota 9015. ;-)

Mileata review

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:08 pm
by i29alpha
Just wanted to bump this one up as I got to handle the GMT for a couple weeks.

Super tough watch that I never needed to baby or worry about. I loved the fixed lugs for this. I took it on a bunch of skydives and didn't need to worry about losing it. I love the tight fit of the bezel for keeping out debris, I had it at the dropzone a couple weekends and it gets very sandy and dusty out there. Never affected the action at all.

I love the GMT function because I'm on the road a lot with the AF Parachute Team. It's nice to set the GMT hand for wherever I am in the country and keep my home time set where it is. The watch kept very good time while I had it, no complaints there.

The coating held up like a champ. I didn't baby it and it showed no signs of wear at all when I returned it. It was perfect to wear with any of my uniforms and wasn't super flashy, even though I received many compliments. Just an all around great watch. I really enjoyed my time with it. Perfect military watch.

Here are a few pics from some jumps with it.

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Re: Mileata review

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:54 pm
by 59yukon01
Cool shots!

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:34 am
by matt.wu
Damn! Those are certainly some wrist shots that not many others can capture. Great stuff.

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:37 am
by Seppia
Super cool pics, thanks for sharing and congrats to Graeme

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:39 am
by Chocodove
Nice :thumbsup:. Seems like the perfect watch for that sort of thing, i.e. jumping out of airplanes into baseball stadiums.

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:11 pm
by i29alpha
59yukon01 wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:54 pm
Cool shots!
Thank you!
matt.wu wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:34 am
Damn! Those are certainly some wrist shots that not many others can capture. Great stuff.
Thank you very much. I sure enjoyed taking them.
Seppia wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:37 am
Super cool pics, thanks for sharing and congrats to Graeme
Thank you! I really like this watch a LOT.
Chocodove wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:39 am
Nice :thumbsup:. Seems like the perfect watch for that sort of thing, i.e. jumping out of airplanes into baseball stadiums.
Ha! I think it does the trick.

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:59 am
by Graeme
i29alpha wrote:Just wanted to bump this one up as I got to handle the GMT for a couple weeks.

Super tough watch that I never needed to baby or worry about. I loved the fixed lugs for this. I took it on a bunch of skydives and didn't need to worry about losing it. I love the tight fit of the bezel for keeping out debris, I had it at the dropzone a couple weekends and it gets very sandy and dusty out there. Never affected the action at all.

I love the GMT function because I'm on the road a lot with the AF Parachute Team. It's nice to set the GMT hand for wherever I am in the country and keep my home time set where it is. The watch kept very good time while I had it, no complaints there.

The coating held up like a champ. I didn't baby it and it showed no signs of wear at all when I returned it. It was perfect to wear with any of my uniforms and wasn't super flashy, even though I received many compliments. Just an all around great watch. I really enjoyed my time with it. Perfect military watch.

Here are a few pics from some jumps with it.

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Thanks for taking these photos!! They are brilliant!! Its great to see the watch being used this way.

Regards Graeme

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:33 am
by HapaHapa
Really cool testimony on rough use. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:08 am
by Ryeguy
HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:33 am
Really cool testimony on rough use. Thanks for sharing.
Can I wear it in the shower? ...while washing dishes?

These photos should be the response to all of those dumb questions.

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:15 am
by i29alpha
Graeme wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:59 am
Thanks for taking these photos!! They are brilliant!! Its great to see the watch being used this way.

Regards Graeme
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Thank you for making a sweet watch! I hope it gets to production!
HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:33 am
Really cool testimony on rough use. Thanks for sharing.
Definitely a rough use timepiece.
Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:08 am

Can I wear it in the shower? ...while washing dishes?

These photos should be the response to all of those dumb questions.
Ha!

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:54 am
by BBK357
Very cool shots


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Re: Mileata review

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:47 pm
by i29alpha
BBK357 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:54 am
Very cool shots


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😁 Thanks!

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:18 am
by unsub073
Those are some awesome shots. What stadium were you dropping into?

Re: Mileata review

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:00 pm
by i29alpha
unsub073 wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:18 am
Those are some awesome shots. What stadium were you dropping into?
Thanks a lot!

It was Coors Field for the Rockies vs White Sox game.