The countdown has begun! I will guide you through my watch flipping journey. One by one. From the first to the last. What made me buy it? What made me sell it? Over 400 watches has come and gone during the years. Instead of boring you with too much technical details I will try to focus on giving you my thoughts and refelections and at the same time trying to add a personal touch to my journey by sharing some moments when the watches has accompanied me through life. Read and enjoy!
This is one of my absolute
favorite tool watches. How could you ever go wrong with a matte titanium case,
300m depth rating, Eco-Drive, lots of lume, screw down crown and case back and
then top it off with a monocoque design? Exactly, you can't, impossible! And then to call
it Royal Marines Commando, I mean,
you don’t even have to try to sell it to me because I have already bought it.
Perhaps the big Royal Marines logo ruined the dial a bit. I think it would have
looked a lot cleaner without it. The engraving on the case back alone would
have been enough. Anyhow, this watch is just awesome. A perfect
everyday/adventure watch. The only feature it lacks is a bezel but at the same
time I think it looks much better without one. The 40mm case with the 20mm lugs makes it
sit perfect and you have tons of strap options to play around with. I didn’t
like the kevlar strap it came on and mainly wore my first one on a black Isofrane. The second one got equipped with an original Seiko Marine
Master 300 rubber which gave it a unique and cool look but it also was
very comfortable once you’d broken in the rubber and it became a little softer
and more flexible.
#267 - The Citizen Royal Marines Commando, ref. BN0110-06E.
On the Isofrane.
I can only recommend this
watch. I haven’t really got anything bad to say about it. It’s affordable and
you really get your money’s worth. If you don’t like the Royal Marines logo
there are a few other versions of this watch that has pretty much the same
specifications but without the logo.