Rlt 69 Special
Posted 18 February 2005 - 10:40 AM
It had to be reliable, accurate and robust. I wanted an auto with a sound movement, built by a reputable maker. I also needed a nice bright lume on the dial and hands.
So I tried some different options, none of which really seemed to fit the bill. After a long email conversation with our esteemed host, Roy offered to create a special version of the excellent RLT69 for me, which arrived yesterday. It looks better than I imagined:
What we have here is an auto version of the RLT69, using the ETA 2824-2, fitted with O&W wide hands and my favoured red sweep hand. Here's a close-up of the dial and hands.
The case is the same brushed stainless steel (but with a screw-down crown) that PG describes (and photographs) better than I can here.
I'm not a great fan of view backs, so the stainless screw on back is a hit with me:
Needless to say I am a very happy bunny now. I really like the look of this watch and it seems to do all the things I need it to. And I ordered my RLT 11 yesterday - is life now complete ?
I am also extremely grateful to Roy for his patience, and for taking the time to create something new. It's rare to find service like this these days.
And who knows, if you ask nicely, he might make one for you too?
Posted 18 February 2005 - 11:21 AM
Auto and screwdown as well to boot!
You've been spolit!
Posted 18 February 2005 - 11:29 AM
Well done Roy - nice work.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 11:51 AM
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Posted 19 February 2005 - 04:57 PM
Those are my fave hands on a mil watch, in fact its just right. Well done both of you.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:54 PM
Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:31 PM
Edited by mach 0.0013137, 19 February 2005 - 10:36 PM.
Posted 24 February 2005 - 12:25 PM
Well, as we've all come to expect from one of Roy's creations, this watch is doing very well. Over a three day period when it's only been off my wrist for about 20 mins, it's currently running at -3s per day.
Need I say more?
Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:03 PM
Rearrange these words plus adding a few more of your choice to get a clue of my feelings about this watch...
Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:59 PM
It's a belter - I'm sure nice Mr Roy will make you one.
Now I have this and my RLT 11 I'm like the proverbial dog with two d*cks (no not ducks).
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