Monday, January 13, 2014

Precista Czech Air Force Watch

Every now and then, you come across some interesting watches and I found one in the Precista Czech Air Force Watch is one such find.

The Longines has a version of the Czech Air Force watches which this watch probably replicates. A cushion-shaped military watch with rotating bezel and a red pointer, the Precista is close to the original.
Precista Czech Air Force PRS-9 photo PrecistaCzechAirForce01_zps8a87d5c7.jpg

The Precista PRS-9 is a manual winding timepiece with the AS1130 movement underneath. According to the brand, the movement is a New Old Stock, Swiss made with 17 jewels and beats at 18,000 beat per hour. The movement has a power reserve of 41 hours. In true military style, the strap comes with rivets and is made of padded leather.
Precista Czech Air Force PRS-9 photo PrecistaCzechAirForce02_zpsb5cb3cc1.jpg

The front crystal is acrylic and that gives the watch a more authentic "old" look of the past. The Squelette hands are coated with super Luminova. The dial is matte-black and the case stainless steel. At the back of the case is a well engraved case back.
Precista Czech Air Force PRS-9 photo PrecistaCzechAirForce06_zpsaf9f16c9.jpg

The Arabic numerals are well coated and the dial is legible. Watch is water proof to 30m. Oddly enough although it houses a Swiss movement, the dial says Great Britain and the brand says the watch is made in Germany.
Precista Czech Air Force PRS-9 photo PrecistaCzechAirForce03_zps9b1d8bd6.jpg

Comes with a nice presentation box.
Precista on Wooden Box photo PrecistaCzechAirForce07_zps963f9fbb.jpg

Shall be slapping on a nice brown leather Nato Strap soon!