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Zinvo Blade Automatic Watch

Zinvo Blade Automatic Watch

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Considerable (~$70) price jump from the last drop - does this mean they've fixed the whole "stuttering disc" issue?
And if so, what's the upgrade path the people that got burned on the last drop can take?
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The winding stem of the 9015 is shorter than the 8215 (among other things), so it's not the simplest replacement... and what you're left with is a watch that functions like all the videos.
thefitz
But this would mean Happy Customers, who would recommend it to their friends. And sales would skyrocket, a reputation gets established, a brand created. Further models would sell immediately...
No. Better take 50 bucks more profit now and run.
It's cheaper on their website? How is this a mass drop? Never mind, they were showing me the 10% off price. Looks like a pretty cool watch though. The Nemesis is the best looking one to me.
I worship his shadow...
189$ still the same price from the local dealer
How many people in this drop have smoothly rotating blades? My watch looks like the blades are having buffering issues. This isn't good.
thefitz
This problem is well known and does not affect the timekeeping. The more heavy the second hand is , the more likely it will stutter.. Here: http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/invicta/invicta.html is a good explanation. Apparently a good watchmaker can adjust the second hand pinion spring that pushes on the pinion. If too strong it will affect the "run time" but that shouldn't matter as long as the blade runs smoothly.
It seems that an Miyota 8215 is the wrong movement to carry a disk..

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thefitz
PLEASE EXPLAIN BUFFERING ISSUES.
https://streamable.com/6kreq
My blades doesn't work smoothly... It's normal? It doesn't look normal to me... On instagram it work much better :( One more one the way :(
https://instagram.com/p/BcDai7Zlamg/
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Hi. Im wearing the watch. I sew in the Internet that the blade works very easy and smoothly.
Same here. My Phantom is quite jerky. @Borys_k - what do you think?
Well, just got mine yesterday. It's certainly a sturdy, interesting-looking watch. But one thing I've noticed is that through the caseback you can see a black (black for the Phantom model at least) semicircular adornment on top of the watch's mechanism that has Zinvo Blade printed on it. It shifts/spins freely due to gravity whenever the watch moves, and that movement causes it slight grating/rattling noise. Is that normal? That noise is actually pretty annoying.
(I'm a noob when it comes to watches, so sorry for any poor descriptions)
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When you wind it, are you shaking it correctly to get the gears turning? Once you wind it, you need to give it a little shake to get it started. As for it stopping, it should be doing full rotations, I get a little noise while it's spinning, but nothing that would sound bad to me. When not wound, it should be free moving.
SobeDragon8
Ah, I see what you're saying. Well, really it's the sound of the free moving that is bothering me a little, but that's in the relative silence of my apartment. I'll wear it to work for a few days and see how noticeable it is.
Thanks!
Got mine (Nemesis) in yesterday. Packaging was good and product arrived in excellent condition. I haven't had a whole lot of time to wear it so I'm just giving first impressions. First off, the band is very nice (if not a little thick for my liking), good quality leather as well as very good stitching, though having small wrists it almost didn't have enough wholes in it for me to tighten it enough that it wouldn't be slipping up and down. It is a little bit on the heavier side due to it's size, but I'm sure I'll get used to the weight after wearing it for a little. The branding accents on the clasp as well as the knob add a little extra pop for those looking at it more closely. On top of that, I was presently surprised to find that it had a windowed back, which Massdrop has failed to show in any pictures, though they did mention it in the Specs section, as I clearly missed the first time. Over all, I'm liking it and excited to wear it, I'll update this once I've had it a while.
After much thinking, decided to give this watch company a go. It was a close call between the gold on gold and gunmetal/blue. Then I saw that black dial with gold case (Onyx), very nice touch of class, sport, and attention grabbing. Can't wait!
I have the Onyx version and although it is a bit hard to read and get used to, it is quite the conversation starter.
treeinc
What kind of conversation?
Anyway, is yours the new one with individual blades? Can you take photos? How is the build quality? Is the case cleanly cut and shaped or is it rough? What about the strap?
ZiggyStar
Don't have pics as my cell phone's camera went kaput after 5 years.....guess I need to upgrade! For this price it's a pretty good deal. I paid $25 more and think I got a good deal. The build quality is good, no noticeable blemishes. The strap is also good. I have about 75 watches and this is one people always ask, "what is that?". I'll probably add a second. Good luck. Cheers
@Borys_kCan you tell us about the case of the watch? what coating does it have and is it somewhat scratch resistant? (maybe the phantom`s matte black finish is prone to it)
@Borys_k are the glasses sapphire or mineral massdrop says mineral but i see your saying this is the newest model and on the website they say its sapphire so can you tell me plz thank you and thanks for answering the questions much appreciated on providing clarity
handstand43
They are mineral crystals with sapphire anti glare coating on bith sides
Is the dial on the venom real carbon fiber? Or another material painted to look like carbon fiber?
JCruk
Real carbon fiber
After quite the research on the internet the seconds blades move quite clumsy and not really flimsy. Also, theres quite a bit of talk about bad customer service, quality, aswell as warranty approval. I'll have to let this one pass sadly, as I love the design.
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redimo
Thx.
I joined the drop : very interesting design, it reminds me the Perrelet Turbine (but the Perrelet has a turbine that moves freely.). I'm sure i'll enjoy this watch (i ordered the gunmetal) . Maybe the case is a little thick (but with short lugs), but it should fit on my 17,5cms wrist. Many thanks to Massdrop to make me discover this brand ;-)
Could someone who purchases it give us some feedback after receiving it. I see that is a newer version. Thanks.
Miyota 8215 is a pretty low grade movement. It is considered like a 3/10. Seiko's 7S26 movement would be like a 5/10, which is nothing special either. Only buy this if you really love the design since $150 is quite a bit.
ImHereForSeikos
I mean I'd much rather see a 6RXX, but you get what you pay for. This is a novelty watch with a disc for a second hand, it's meant to be seen and not to be a piece judged by its movement. Would i buy it? No...but others may like it.
I'd definitely like confirmation of which version blades are here too, wouldn't surprise me if they're trying to offload old stock here.
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We will ask Massdrop team about it. since this is our first drop here, we are not very familiar with the platform.
If you decide to get one of our watches and there is something wrong or not to your taste, feel free to email me directly borys@zinvowatches.com with any request.
Can you tell us about the case of the watch? what coat does it have and is it somewhat scratch resistant? (maybe the phantom`s matte black finish is prone to it)
Cool watch, shitty customer service. I hope MD isn't over their head here
Seconding the suggestion to have Massdrop confirm if this is the supposedly new design with titanium turbines.
Can we please get someone in Massdrop to verify that this drop is for the Titanium Blades version and not the cheap looking painted plastic for the turbine?
This seems to be the only video out there showing the titanium turbine instead of the painted plastic. Quality looks fantastic. Thinking between the loud gold or the incognito Gmetal/blue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Pf38DVIwA
The watch looks cool but reviews about the company are not so good.. There are multiple comments about the company being shady, not refunding money, taking months to reply if at all, etc. So in this light I`m hesitant to order this.
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Ghost25
You have a reputable middleman here, which is Massdrop. Anything happens, it should be Massdrop who will be held fully responsible.
EDIT: I only meant if the order is delayed or very slow delivery. Or anything similar. Once it arrived in your hands, it's all on you.
ZiggyStar
Eh, when I buy a watch, I expect to get a watch, not a headache. I would steer clear of these guys
Wait, is this one with the plastic for blades or is every blade "individual"?
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There was a version where the blades were painted on a transparent plate.
redimo
correct but they upgraded it to titanium now
unique but way to thick...
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Hmm... that review turned me off it. Thanks for the link.
This is the old design from 2015. Blade collection is now upgraded with titanium turbine
Right... so how does one actually tell time on this thing? All the pictures have the... presumably moving parts in the exact same location. Does the logo on the blade bit in the front move to tell seconds? I assume the triangle and bar are the hour and minutes.
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techwiz
There are hands under the turbine, triangle tells hours and the rectangular tells minutes. The logo is printed on the glass from the inside, it does not move
Thanks for the response. So... ok I guess I would just have to accept that this clock would be accurate to +/- 60 seconds.... And there aren't any markings for minutes that could help calibrate it accurately. More of a visual piece than an accurate timekeeper I suppose.
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