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Slow Jo Quartz Watch

Slow Jo Quartz Watch

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Mr_Lazar
If "not even remotely similar" is your criterion, for this price you can get a LOT of watches.
How much were they during the last drop ?
TekilaShot
I paid 164$ all in all last drop. Dunno why they would raise the price so much. I should clarify that I bought it last year. Not sure when the last drop was.
I've had one of these for a few years now. An excellent "once in a while" watch. I added marks on the 3,9,15,and 21 hours, it makes it much easier to read at a glance.
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wonbul
The solution to your problem is to get a 12-hour einzeiger, not a 24.
Did anyone get their watch yet? Is there an audible tick? Just wondering because I've tried to set the time three times and it seems like the battery is dead on arrival. Or maybe is there a way to turn it on?
Pasicho
No noticible tick with my Slow O.
I really wanted to like this watch based on the pictures, but I found the dimpled watch face (Crème) to look really cheap once I had it in hand.
mrvco
Love mine, easiest to read dial I have.
Totally distraught! Removed watch this morning as weather was getting humid and I didn't want the leather band to stain from sweat. Came back after lunch and the glass is destroyed! I can only assume that the heat has stressed the glass too much as it seems to be a compression fracture.
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Steelbutterfly
10/10 for customer service! I contacted warranty dept regarding my watch and they sent a replacement lens and refunded me the cost of having it installed in my watch. Over the moon with both service and watch. One of my favs in spite of being my newest watch!
Steelbutterfly
Same thing happened to my watch. I contacted Massdrop with pictures of the fault. They told me that it was not part of the warranty. I threw my $200 Slow-mo watch in the bin. Last time I have anything to do with Slow-mo....
I wonder if the color combinations offered to Massdrop are the worst selling ones...Because the one I want is not available. Black and cream? Come on...
I own this watch (not through massdrop though). Only had it for about 2 months. I work in an office and don't do any activities that should lead me to scratch the lens on this watch. After all, it's a K1 mineral crystal, the strongest of mineral crystals.
But it's no sapphire, and my watch already has a scratch next to the 9. If they made this watch with sapphire crystal, i'd buy it immediately. But for now, be warned that you might want to get a watch glass protector for it.
A recent Kickstarter, Jacopo Dondi.
https://www.jacopodondi.com/
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Cloaca
Looks way sexier than the Slow Jo. It's too bad that these are still Quartz watches. I realize that since there's no seconds hand to have the smooth sweeping movement, it would lose some of its purpose. Still, it's hard for me to justify purchasing a Quartz watch at this price when there are lots of beautiful automatics for the same cost.
Karl Falk is a U.K. brand that specializes in einzeiger watches, made in Germany with Swiss movements (ETA and Unitas), either automatic or hand-winder. There seem to be only four models at the moment, the two movements each in a white or black watch face, leather strap (although some photos also show a bracelet). The prices are 600 euros, shipped free internationally.
http://www.karlfalk.com
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The specs are not clear other than the movement. The diameter and thickness are not specified.
I was just too late to join this drop. Anyone who ordered a Slow Jo 17 and is looking to sell it?
erpol
FYI, it's back.
erpol
It's back! (Slo-Jo, that is)
I jumped in on the 17 at the last minute...I'd had my eye on this watch on and off for awhile and finally decided to pull the trigger. Not sure if I'm going to love it or hate it in daily wear, but it's unique enough that I'm willing to take a shot.
Just picked up the 17 for my wife. She has wanted that model FOREVER so I am going to win some huge points. Would love to see Massdrop offer the Slow Jo 19 in the future so I can get one for myself.
There are many single hand watches on eBay with very interesting dials, many of which are much less expensive, and probably just as "good," as this one. I searched for "Zeno single hand."
These are just weird.
The Zeno-Watch Basel OS Retro Uno
Automatic 47.5 mm Mineral crystal Display back

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To each his own; there's no accounting for taste.
The Slow watches are non-starters for me because they're quartz. And I don't like 24-hour dials on einzeigers. With a 12-hour dial you can learn to tell the time plus or minus a couple of minutes, especially with with chapter rings like the Muhle Glaschutte watch. Finally, the Slow watch shape is just too eccentric. I can tolerate the quartz Nixon einzeigers because they don't try to be eccentric. You get to be eccentric if you have authenticity. Otherwise you're a poseur and manqué. You can have the green hair and nose piercing if you you can actually play the guitar. If you want to be an octagonal watch, you need to have a good mechanical movement, hopefully visible.
Cloaca
I have the Slow Jo 17, which I found on the floor and identified. It's an absolutely amazing watch.
Various MeisterSinger single-hand watches.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngjo4iRSAV8
The M 29 Classic Einzeiger from Mühle Glashütte;

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SW 200-1 Mühle version automatic movement, 38-hour reserve 42.2 mm Sapphire crystal Display back Leather strap or stainless bracelet with butterfly clasp
The 12-hour watch face has two scales, a 1 hour/15 minute index, and around the edges a 10/2 minute index for those with very good eyesight.
Alternatives:
Defakto:

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Botta Design:

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Nixon:

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No-Watch:

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(The single hand on that last one moves counter-clockwise.)
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I am currently wearing one and I absolute love it. It's comfy, the dials and design makes it very easy to tell the time and give you the perspective of day and night.
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I think the only mechanical watch from them was the discontinued vintage lens watch. Wish they offer more watch using automatic movement
mrgrandis
Their lens watches are a bit more convincing as lenses than my OrientStar Retro Future Camera watches, which are supposed to evoke, while not actually looking like, 1950s German camera lenses from Leica, Zeiss, et al.
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It's not clear from the website that the Vintage Lens Automatic TS1601 is discontinued. But they seem to have no online shop, so it's hard to tell.
http://www.tacs-image.jp/collection/ts1601.html
Edit: Ah, I see that they have a U.S. site that says it's out of stock:
http://www.tacs-image.com/en/#detail/AUTO_VINTAGE_LENS/
-"Hey, what time is it?" -"Between 14 and 15." -_-
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This watch is for one of those lazy Sundays when you just do things as they come.
"What time is it?" *yawn* "Just past noon." "Seafood?" "+ beach + margarita?" "Heck yea."
(4 hour drive later) "Yum."
for appointments I always have my phone, this is for generally knowing the time of day. but having more than quarter-hour interval periods are sometimes better.
make sure to grab a watch glass protector for this T_T...I got a nasty scratch on mine
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What is a "watch glass protector"? Which one would you recommend buying for this watch (Slow Jo 17)?
jgspratt
I haven't investigated too much but if you look on Amazon for "watch glass protector" there are several that show up.
One would be an example:
https://www.amazon.com/KlearKare-Invisible-Protector-Military-Protection/dp/B00BUJ3AF2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1505148940&sr=8-4&keywords=watch+glass+protector
It would cover just the glass and not the whole body of the watch.
This was once on my radar for watches I wanted to try out. This price is tempting... I wish there were other colors being offered though.
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PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) is a coating process that results in a coating that is much more durable than other coatings. I will not go into the details as that might be a little off-topic, but a Google search should turn up the technical details if you need them. :)
Now, the base metal is silver/grey, a very light color. If you have a black coated case, and if you get dings on it or if there is some chipping of the coating then it will reveal the inner metallic silver color. Against a black surrounding, this will be VERY obvious.
This is why you would see that black case metal watches will usually say that they're PVD finish cases. The black finish on these cases won't peel or scratch or ding as easily--in fact some people claim that they're completely impervious to scratches and dings but that is not true.
Watches with PVD finished cases are a little more expensive than their non-PVD brethren. Since the costs on the Slow Watches website are not affected by which case it is, and only by the strap choice, and since the black case watches on the website only say "black case" with no mention of PVD, I'd say they're not PVD-finished. If they are, then I'd almost argue that they should reduce the price of the other watches, haha, and mention that they're PVD finished cause that's a desirable property for black finish cases.
payodpanda
Wow. Very informative. Thanks for the info.
Tempted. Very much prefer the less busy/cluttered dial of the slow mo 06 though. Also wish it had lume!

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serif
Agree on both, especially the less cluttered dial. I cancelled my order on this; fingers crossed for the model I want.
serif
34mm though and softer edges (pretty subtle) so not exactly the same. But i like this dial better too.
Case diameter is 38mm ....that's a woman size....not for me sorry
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Qball50
Lug to lug is actually 42.5mm.
Yes. Of course. I bet you pluck your eyebrows. ;-)
Is it me or are every shot of these watches upside-down? The 0 should obviously be on the top.
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ZeosPantera
I don't know that there's anything "obvious" about it?
Agreed. For many reasons- perceptual, aesthetic, and even social- I prefer my zero at the bottom, seems more user-friendly. Bet this issue persists as long as watches have hands.
I like the concept but usually need greater accuracy for my work. Nice design.
Luke.Cage
it's a watch for week end ^^
A ronda quartz dogshit watch shouldn't cost more than 20 dollars.
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pontius
You know you're a bit of an idiot; right? We all have personal opinions and background knowledge of how the world works. To push your personal petty agenda here is pretty pointless. I'm sure nobody really cares why you hate this watch. I prodded you purely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy your little rage-filled life!
Typo: It draws allusions to the Bauhaus movement, not illusions.
DanielBaird
Must have mistaken the watch for M. C. Escher.
There's a passing resemblance.
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