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5.0 out of 5 stars Great timepiece., 15 April 2013
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This review is from: DeTomaso Men's Automatic Watch SAVONA Edelstahl Lederarmband Schwarz Handaufzug DT1028-A DT1028-A with Leather Strap (Watch)
I was looking for a IWC manual wind/pilot,esk watch,I stumbled across this DeTomaso SAVONA, a Rebadged seagull m222s,with a ST3600 movement a clone of the eta unitas 6497. loved the look instantly.
Thought i would give it a punt as the size and 9,O,clock sub dial is what i was looking for.
What can i say, for a sub 100 watch it is superb! the build quality/finish is excellent for the price point,,the pictures do no justice! looks stunning nice hand size,some i have been checking out,have very large faces and small/thin hands which i am not a fan of?.Nice size at 44mm,i have a 6.5" wrist and it looks just right which i thinks is down to the shortened lugs,which suits the case not to big/small.
Very easy to wear,not a heavy piece but feels well put together and solid, the winding is effortless ,feels reassuring and solid,the rear view of the movement is a feast for the eyes, which beats at 21.600 bph,great finish, being checking on line to just price up a replacement movement ,and must say even the eta 6497 is a un decorated boring looking movement compared to the one in the watch blue screws etc,etc, wish it had hands on the other side so i could look at the movement quite beguiling.Easy to read the time at a glance which is the main function of a watch,the lume is not bad,could be longer lasting but it is ok for a few hours,i have had the watch for four days and from what i can tell it has gained about a second,superb timekeeping i love it!
Looks great ,feels great,keeps great time,( outstanding).
The strap was a tad on the long side,had to go with a shorter band.Delivery as always top draw!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great maunal wind watch for price, 13 Jan 2014
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Excellent quality manual wind/pilot type watch with clear glass back so you can see the movement. It looks good and keeps great time. A real bargain at the price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars De tommaso, 25 April 2014
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Good watch,interesting ,i cant give a clear feedback on it as i purchase that only 2 days ago.Looks cool . Happy with it
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Manual Wind Classic Looks, 14 Feb 2014
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Steve H (Bath, England) - See all my reviews
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This Detomasso Savona cost me around 60 which is less than my last battery change for a decent quality quartz watch. It came in a tin and was very well padded in foam. First impressions were very good, this is a big watch with a lot of presence which looks and feels classy like a very much more expensive watch.

It has a very large glass case back so the really nicely machined mechanism can be seen, it really is lovely to look at the mechanism which is not of the skeleton type, but rather made up of machined blocks, cogs, and blued screws. According to web information I have researched, this watch is a rebadged Chinese manufactured Seagull M222s. This is a good thing since Seagull have an excellent reputation, and their watches (if you can get one), are certainly much more expensive than this watch. There is something about the clockwork mechanism that gives a manual watch character. The downside is that you need to wind the watch manually as this is not an automatic mechanism. You will also need to adjust it regularly if it is to remain reasonably accurate. The thing is that we all used to do this prior to cheap quartz watches and radio controlled clocks etc, so it needs a bit of a change of mindset to enjoy owning one. Initially I was nervous about how forcefully to wind it and found that it stopped after 5 hours. I now wind it first thing in the morning and just before going to bed, and wind it until it becomes too stiff to turn easily any further (about 20 back and forth winds from stopped). It gained 20 seconds the first day after I gave its first full wind, then I let it run down. It is currently loosing 6 seconds a day which I am more than happy with. Accuracy will change with the temperature so I will keep an eye on it if the weather ever improves!

The strap is very nice quality, quite soft and very comfortable to wear, with a matte black outer and very neat stiching. I really like the bright red inner face of the strap which is much better than I expected from other reviews, although it is on the short side, and I think those with larger wrists and hands will need to replace it. It has a traditional buckle fastening (with engraved logo) rather than one of those fashionable but difficult to use butterfly clasps.

The only thing I am not wild about is the "Detomasso" engraving on the left of the case which is not obvious on the photos. Although it is nicely done I think it is an over embellishment that is not needed. The face is simple, and bold. The big broad hands and numbers are easy to read, and the lume at night is reasonable. I also like the unusual placing of the seconds dial at the 9 o'clock position. It is a large watch, with a 48mm case, which is "on trend" and even though my wrist is quite thin, this does not look out of scale when I wear it. There are other colour combinations with the steel case, including a white face and white hands, and a black face with orange highlights. There is also a version with a gold case.

The big plus is that I won't be spending out on batteries, and it should keep working well in many years time. Some people seem to be a bit dismissive of the Detomasso brand but if this watch is typical of the brand quality, then in my opinion they are wrong

Recommended from this seller, who are in Germany.
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