The dial of the V3 is set deep into the case. Around the periphery of the dial is a steeply sloped flange ring that has five minute indicators on it. The dial is a bit shiny, as are the indicators. As angular as they are, they still look bubbly. The dial design is love it or leave it, but it is very much LUM-TEC in design and you can't at all say it isn't legible. The decision to offer just hour indicators and not all the minute indicators is likely inspired by Panerai-style minimalism.
Dimensions: 35.6 mm x 8.2 mm (inclusive of dial mechanism)
While there is nothing radically different or innovative about this watch winder, it represents an interesting flavor as part of Orbita's Avanti watch winder collection. Watch winders do come in a lot of varieties, but consumers still have a tiny choice of decent brands compared to those who make watches. I find that interesting especially since making watch winders is arguably more simple than making watches. Nevertheless, the humble watch winder is still seeking to gain mainstream acceptance.
RLH events will be designed to be fun and bring you together with watch lovers and watch makers. The first events will take place in and around Los Angeles, California as well as New York City. Therefore, we invite all readers who are located in Southern California and around New York City to sign up right away. As soon as an event is planned you'll be contacted. If you don't live in these areas you can still sign up of course. Future events will most likely take place in larger cities, so be patient and don't hesitate to sign up no matter where you reside.
Seiko Star Wars Stormtrooper SDGC011
Steel case size: 41.7mm [outer diameter], 12.4mm [thickness]
Movement: Caliber 6R21 automatic mechanical
Accuracy: +25 seconds to -15 seconds difference per day
The wide lugs and black section as the bottom of the case looks interesting. Overall, I like the watch design a lot. Even the dial has some interesting features with a lower section that looks to be on a different plane and has a vertical textured silvered decoration opposed to the black of the rest of the dial. Further, I am always a big fan of mixing rose gold and black.
The no socks thing is very European, and personally I hate to see socks with moccasins, loafers or other casual slip on shoes. These are quite obviously Louis Vuitton, though Jorn did say that the initials actually stood for "Linde Verdelin" -__-