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Mondaine Stop2Go BackLight Quartz Watch

Mondaine Stop2Go BackLight Quartz Watch

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An Innovative Movement, Now With a Backlight

In 1944, Hans Hilfiker, a Swiss engineer, designed what would go on to become the Official Swiss Railway Clock. It featured an easy-to-read dial with large black stick markers and a bright-red seconds hand. About 40 years after the clock’s debut, the Mondaine watch company received official license from the Swiss Federal Railways to use this iconic design. Today, it’s a watch recognized around the world—a tribute to Switzerland’s history of timekeeping and watchmaking. This version features the Mondaine stop2go cal 58-02 quartz movement and a bright backlight for visibility at night.

Note: This drop is limited to 155 units.

“The Most Authentic Reproduction”

The Stop2Go is virtually identical, mechanically speaking, to Hilfiker’s original design. Indeed, says A Blog to Watch, “this is the brand’s most authentic and accurate reproduction of a Swiss Railway Clock.” As the red seconds hand reaches the 60-second mark—which it achieves in an accelerated 58 seconds—it pauses for two seconds to allow the minute hand to jump ahead to the next marker. At this point, the seconds hand resumes. The original idea behind this design was to synchronize all Swiss Railway clocks in order to ensure that each train departed precisely at the top of the minute.

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Specs

  • Mondaine
  • Movement: Mondaine stop2go cal 58-02 quartz
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Caseback: Solid
  • BackLight feature
  • Case diameter: 41 mm
  • Case thickness: 11.5 mm
  • Lug width: 20 mm
  • Water resistance: 30 m (98 ft)

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Aug 22, 2018 PT.

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Recent Activity

I received mine ten days ago. Here are my impressions of the watch. I've owned many watches over the years, in all price ranges (still have way too many in my collection). The dial on this is one of my favorites. As has been mentioned, the style is unique, and in my opinion very easy to read. I also like the red strap, which is probably the most comfortable leather (supposedly) strap I've ever tried. It's very smooth and doesn't bind or slide around. However, it's a bit short compared to other straps. I have large (7.75-8 inches) wrists, and have to use the last hole, which makes slipping the loops on the end difficult. The strap should be a bit longer. Nevertheless, I really like it. But if you have a wrist larger than 8 inches, you're going to have to replace the strap. The stop and jump feature at twelve o'clock is really cool, and for some reason fascinates me. The luminescence is, indeed, backlighted, and my own specimen stayed illuminated, albeit somewhat dimly at the end, for over eight hours. Of course, that assumes your eyes have adjusted to darkness. Here's what I'm not too crazy about. According to atomic time, it's lost a bit over one second in ten days. Which isn't bad, but on the other hand you can buy a ten dollar quartz watch that will match that. I normally would not pay $230 for a quartz watch, but as mentioned...I really like the dial. The only quartz watches I've paid this much, and more, for are Bulova Precisionist movements, which are accurate to within 15-20 seconds/year (confirmed via my own watches). Perhaps I'm being picky; it may be too early to judge, since the movement may still be "breaking in", but I expected a bit more accuracy. The case is too thick, in my opinion. There's no reason for a quartz watch to be this thick, even for a supposedly railroad watch style. Watches that are water resistant to a depth of less than 50 meters make me nervous...even dress watches, which of course this watch is not. In any event, I would have much preferred this watch to have a 50 meter water resistance rating. Even though I like the strap, based on its condition after wearing it for ten days, I don't think it's going to last very long. Anyway, I'm glad I bought the watch...the dial is gorgeous, and as long as it doesn't become less accurate, I'm going to keep it.