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I bought one of these on Ebay yesterday




Cronos Bronze SBDC053 Specs:

  • Case material : CuSn8 Bronze
  • Case back : 316L Stainless steel
  • Case size : 43mm
  • Height : 13.8mm
  • Lug to lug : 49.8mm
  • Lug width : 20mm
  • Strap : Rubber strap
  • Buckle : CuSn8 buckle
  • Bezel : CuSn8 Bronze Bezel
  • Glass : Sapphire crystal with AR coating
  • Dial : Sunburst blue / Sunburst green / Black
  • Lume : Swiss C3 Super-luminova
  • Movement : NH35
  • Crown : Screw down crown
  • Water resistance : 200m
NH35 Movement:

The accuracy of caliber NH35/4R35 is between +45 / -35 seconds per day. This rating is based on normal daily wear on the wrist in temperatures between 5 ºC and 35 ºC. When testing your watch for timekeeping, make sure it is fully wound.
 

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I it is a Seiko 62MAS homage and the brand name logo was inspired by the 1950s Seiko Cronos watches

 

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I it is a Seiko 62MAS homage and the brand name logo was inspired by the 1950s Seiko Cronos watches

The name actually came from "I Like Watches". They were called LugYou and Gary told them what an awful name it was. People gave emailed in various names and that's the one they used. You may well be right about the original origin though
 

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Ooh nice Truetone, and never have even been lucky enough to see these
before, so thanks a lot, and HUGE congrats at the same time to you !!! 😉😀
Cronos seems to really have done their homework with looking at the
62MAS. Then adding in the bronze was a great idea as well, and also
something we haven't seen. The way it works with that green in the
video is phenomenal, and evidently the quality inside, and out is just as
mesmerizing ! 😵

Yowza, what an outstanding find, and look TT ! Thanks so so much for
the news, and once again wishing you a GIANT congrats !!!

It will be fun hearing what you have to say when this stunner comes in.
 

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Thanks everybody! I found the ILW video that Mrs Wiggles mentioned showing the origin of the Cronos brand name

 

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I actually bought this watch because I was looking for an affordable watch with good lume and I found this video in which featured the ILW version of this watch.

 

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CuSn8 Bronze, That's an interesting alloy to make a watch from, Sure looks great!

I actually bought this watch because I was looking for an affordable watch with good lume and I found this video in which featured the ILW version of this watch.

That was a good video, I'd like to see the same test done with all the well-known watches...
 

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And thanks a ton to you Truetone for the introduction to the brand,
along with this watch once again ! 😉 Holy cow, so these actually
beat out all those watches for best lume?! 😲🏆🥇

That is really saying something with all of the competition it had,
and the top notch lume it was up against all the way around sir.
So we have some incredibly cool watches, and they have some
incredibly cool lume ! ..You know what that is, is incredibly cool !! 😀

Thanks again Truetone !!!
 

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You are most welcome Tom. Gary explains why the lume is so good in this watch in the video below(around the 7:00 mark).

 

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You are most welcome Tom. Gary explains why the lume is so good in this watch in the video below(around the 7:00 mark).

lol They pour it in! I didn't realize your watch won that video lume war! Nice...
 

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Thanks Tom,the sandwich dial on that watch looks pretty cool.

You are so right, and really like how Cronos just doesn't follow along
completely with the classic look. (y) They change things up with the
coolest details like textures, and even leaving logos on, or taking
them off. Really is neat Truetone ! Thank you for all of the insight,
along with pics, and links !!! 😉
 

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Thanks Tom! You know what I like best about that watch? No date(like the original). Even if that movement has a date function I'm glad they didn't make a window for it like all the other homages to the Seamaster 300 I have seen.

 

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This is the I Like Watches review of this watch before the name change(to Cronos).

 

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Thanks Tom! You know what I like best about that watch? No date(like the original). Even if that movement has a date function I'm glad they didn't make a window for it like all the other homages to the Seamaster 300 I have seen.


You are very welcome Truetone, and think you are so right about leaving
the date window off the dial. (y)🙂 I mean with a dial like this, you actually
want to enjoy as much of the dial as you can right?! Then the texture even
supercharges things further, so who needs that date anyway ! 😄

Thanks so much once again here !!!
 
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