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Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by logan2z » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:08 pm

This is one of the better articles I've seen on this watch and the Weiss-produced movement. Worth a read..

https://monochrome-watches.com/review-w ... ent-price/

Still hate the logo, but the watch is quite nice looking.

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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:18 pm

His watches always look at little rough to me. This one seems less so than others.

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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by logan2z » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:33 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:18 pm
His watches always look at little rough to me. This one seems less so than others.
It could be the photography, but I thought this one looked better than previous efforts too.

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Post by r.palace » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:34 pm

A healthy amount of applied lume on the numerals a la Vertex would’ve made this one a more attractive option for the price point
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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by logan2z » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:50 pm

r.palace wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:34 pm
A healthy amount of applied lume on the numerals a la Vertex would’ve made this one a more attractive option for the price point
I actually prefer it this way, adds to the understated look of the watch. Reminds me of the Stowa Marine Original with blue dial.

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I haven't seen the Vertex in person, but in photos it looks overdone to me. Almost as if it has neon-green applied numerals.

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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by jswing » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:12 pm

Impressive that it's actually built in the US. I'd consider one, although that field watch style is not quite my cup of tea, and it'd be too big on my wrist. I'd really like to have a US built watch though.
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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by Knome » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:32 pm

I've seen them machining screws and movement main plates in their shop and it is impressive what a small crew can do here in the states. The cal 1003 is very simple and not reinventing the wheel at all, but Cameron is obsessed with manufacturing this workhorse movement perfectly here in the states before taking on more complications.
His improvements over the 6497 are very welcome though, I especially like how he implements the hacking seconds feature into his cal 1003. Pull the crown and the seconds hand will continue to rotate until it reaches 12, where it stops perfectly in position, ready to sync up with your time setting.

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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by logan2z » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:49 pm

Knome wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:32 pm
I especially like how he implements the hacking seconds feature into his cal 1003. Pull the crown and the seconds hand will continue to rotate until it reaches 12, where it stops perfectly in position, ready to sync up with your time setting.
That's a cool feature. The Panerai P.1000 movement incorporates a similar zero-reset hacking feature and so did the Stowa Airman Original (another modified 6497). Some GO movements do it and I believe some vintage Longines movements did as well. So not unique to Weiss but it's a nice touch and you don't see it often.

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:56 pm

This looks better than his previous versions. I thought the dial on the first one I had looked super rough/unfinished. This one looks a little more refined. He is also using brushed hands on this instead of the painted versions he used before. I think the lume on the hands looks a little better than before also. I have to say at 42mm though this is a big damn watch. It wore like a 44mm for me.

I tried to listen to his podcast, because he has a ton of info. But i can only take so much of Matt. So I stopped listening.

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Post by MikeyLikesIt » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:07 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:56 pm
I tried to listen to his podcast, because he has a ton of info. But i can only take so much of Matt. So I stopped listening.
Bro that is dope!

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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by Knome » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:55 am

logan2z wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Knome wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:32 pm
I especially like how he implements the hacking seconds feature into his cal 1003. Pull the crown and the seconds hand will continue to rotate until it reaches 12, where it stops perfectly in position, ready to sync up with your time setting.
That's a cool feature. The Panerai P.1000 movement incorporates a similar zero-reset hacking feature and so did the Stowa Airman Original (another modified 6497). Some GO movements do it and I believe some vintage Longines movements did as well. So not unique to Weiss but it's a nice touch and you don't see it often.
yeah it's one of those features that is not unique but it's not common enough. I wish more watches had that feature, makes dealing with a rotation of watches a bit easier.

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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by gonzomantis » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:50 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:56 pm
I have to say at 42mm though this is a big damn watch.
Exactly. I once had a Zeno with the Unitas handwind movement. I thought that since I could pull off a 42mm diver that it would be fine. Nope. 42mm that is almost all dial wears huge. I wound up giving it to my best friend.

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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:35 pm

gonzomantis wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:50 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:56 pm
I have to say at 42mm though this is a big damn watch.
Exactly. I once had a Zeno with the Unitas handwind movement. I thought that since I could pull off a 42mm diver that it would be fine. Nope. 42mm that is almost all dial wears huge. I wound up giving it to my best friend.
Zeno has some cools pieces also :thumbsup:

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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by sierra11b » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:39 pm

Finally a new dial! Oh, wait...

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Re: Weiss 42mm Limited American Issue Field Watch

Post by gonzomantis » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:49 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:35 pm
gonzomantis wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:50 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:56 pm
I have to say at 42mm though this is a big damn watch.
Exactly. I once had a Zeno with the Unitas handwind movement. I thought that since I could pull off a 42mm diver that it would be fine. Nope. 42mm that is almost all dial wears huge. I wound up giving it to my best friend.
Zeno has some cools pieces also :thumbsup:
I was only able to find this crappy photo of it.

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