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The Bertucci DX3 Field Watch: The Full Nick Shabazz Review

Video Review


Video Transcript


hey everybody Nick here and today a good
review for you this little guy right
here this is the birth of Chiddy x3
field watch I’m first off though I want
to thank my buddy Josh over at the
journey wind junk blog for sending this
along um he did a review of it rave
review and I’m doing a review of it and
then I appreciate him sending this my
way I wouldn’t got entrace otherwise
next thing let’s do a little bit of a
size comparison first off against some
pretty well known budget sorts of watch
options I here it is against the Casio f
108 and the f91 w which is over here
both of these are very low end sorts of
quartz movements although both with some
serious performance here it is against
the cities in BM 81 80 which is another
field watch military sort of theme watch
but with a bunch more going on and here
it is against another military theme
sort of watch this is the Breitling
aerospace not quite a field watch but
and slightly more expensive by an order
of magnitude but still there you go and
then finally let’s do some measurements
here because these kinds of things are
useful to know right here we have the
overall width of the case and by the way
note that the the crown being down here
makes crown width inclusive measurements
a little weird but it’s about 40
millimeters the face of the watch itself
comes closer to 31 millimeters here the
lug width you if you want to put your
own NATO strap on there it’s a 22
millimeter love with here and then the
lug to lug distance appears to be about
48 so it’s not huge but actually the
lugs are kind of wide so uh there you go
size-wise that’s what’s going on here so
let’s go ahead and talk about the good
the great the bad and the ugly of your
little Bertha gbx3 here so the good side
first off I do love the use of the
off-center crown here the crown although
it’s not generally an issue for me
having the crown prominent on the side
here can actually be a slight organ amah
kish ooh it can be a problem in that it
can jab into your hand as you wear in
the watch there that’s that’s not
something I’m particularly in love with
and so having it down there is uh makes
the watch look a little small it makes
it wear a little smaller it’s beautiful
thing next thing this guy is actually
very legible I mean if you look at this
guy you cross your eyes you can still
read it you can read it without glasses
on it
even if you don’t wear glasses I mean
it’s it’s kind of a nice thing I’m a big
fan of the legibility on this guy and
there’s a lot to be said for a white
hands on a matte black dial yeah there’s
a bunch of crap on the dial but probably
lodge you can pick up the the the hands
pretty straightforwardly next thing this
is a quartz watch as you can see here by
the second hand go and tickety
tick-tick-tick along um this means a
number of different things it is durable
it is accurate it is anti magnetic you
have a reserve a power reserve you know
someplace between two and four years
depending on the battery and whatnot and
it also means you’ll get accuracy and
this swatch is plenty accurate for a
quartz watch I mean my testing it’s run
about 0.1 seconds per day fast so you
know no problem there um so that’s
that’s great this is gonna be slightly
more accurate than your average Rolex
so hey performance no problem there um
and so all of that is good I think
quartz watches really are the better
choice for most people and this is
indeed back in a quartz movement so it’s
great next thing this is a very very
durable watch um and that’s kind of how
they sell this that is the marketing
point for this watch because the case on
this guy is some sort of a resin fiber
plastic thing
um and it’s it’s durable I mean it looks
like it’s metal but it really it isn’t
but it feels very stiff there’s no like
flex or anything to it and it’s also
lightweight and generally lightweight
watches I don’t know why I find that the
bigger heavier watches then they hit
harder on things so that’s nice um it
has a mineral crystal in there and so
that’s not gonna shatter by-and-large
sapphire takes scratches less readily
but it does shatter more easily so the
mineral crystals durable the crystal
itself is actually recessed I’ll see if
I can kind of show this off to you but
there’s a little bit of a rim up around
the crystal on this guy as opposed to on
watches like this here the BM 81 80 with
a crystal he’s perfectly flush or in
some cases the the crystal is actually
above the watch sticking up above and
that’s always a little scary to me and
so that recessed crystal is not a bad
thing
strap on this guy is super strong super
thick this is like a watch strap that
you could jump out of a plane holding on
to and you’d probably still be okay
assuming that it’s attached to you know
the plane otherwise you just fall into
your death with a watch strap in your
hand then you’re not doing any good for
any wedding I’m digressing
but anyways there’s this strap
this guy is very strong and it’s not
going through was it did the break
necessarily and the other the bars on
this guy as you can see here the bars
are actually integral to the watch case
it’s got this these cross bars here are
just the same kind of resin that are
going on there and there were two of
them and this strap goes through both
which means that these are unlikely to
break and they’re much less likely to
come loose than say a spring bar on a
watch because that’s always a point to
fail you’re on a watch but the thing is
even if one of these does somehow break
the watch is still attached to your
wrist by virtue of the other one that’s
the nice thing even if it comes off on
this side the watch is still gonna be on
your wrist fundamentally so you’re
unlikely to lose you watch no matter
what goes on and so that’s nice and show
you the case back here good lord could
you write anything else on it there um
so anyways that’s that’s nice the
durability on this guy is absolutely
going to be there no problem at all and
finally on the design on this guy does
have a certain appeal I’ll say that um
you know it’s got a very field watching
aesthetic a very no frills almost
militaristic thing going on it’s not
necessarily the taste I’m after but then
again I have fancy a taste let’s be real
here but it does have an appeal and
there were lots of people I post this on
it’s scrim like all adds that attractive
watch and if that’s your aesthetic than
great you may love it and that may be
actually the most compelling thing about
this watch for a lot of folks um so that
to me is the good is that it’s got the
design that definitely has an appeal for
some it’s very very durable it is quartz
see it’s pretty legible and it has the
off-center crown which I like um to me
what’s great though about this watch is
the lightweightness of it um I will see
if I can put this onto my scale well
properly folded yeah Oh see if I did
right yeah we’re good
um 1.61 ounces on this guy that’s really
really impressive
um the fact that you’re using this fiber
case is a fiber reinforced nylon thing
actually I don’t know that it’s a nylon
it’s just how about a plastic or not but
whatever it is um it means that this
watch is exceptionally lightweight it’s
lighter than saying equivalent ah come
on now an equivalent metal case sort of
watch really okay citizen
I’m the human I’ll win here don’t fight
me there we go
one point six eight and then you know up
against some of your metal bracelet
watches which are coming
closer to four or five six ounces you’re
good to go so I do very much like the
lightweightness of it and even on this
relatively thick and heavy strap and by
the way that the watch case itself is
I’d venture to say that the strap is
about as heavy as the cases the case
here comes in at 0.78 ounces which is
pretty absurd um and so that’s that’s
actually great I’m a big fan of the
lightweightness on this guy any interest
it makes it way very very nicely on the
hand um with the size and everything
that’s it’s just it’s well done there so
to me that’s what’s great here is that
it is a oh my god lightweight because of
the plastic case and because it’s sized
at a very reasonable size for a lot of
people so there you go um let’s talk
about the bad and the bad here there
were a couple of issues first off like I
said this is a mineral crystal on there
for the price point I don’t expect
sapphire but what you do want to realize
is that all the minimal crystal minimal
crystal Wow guys a mineral crystal is
less likely to break and shatter out
right it is gonna take scratches a lot
more readily than sapphire so if you
concerned about breakage this is a good
choice but if you want something that
will stay clear and unone scratched
forever
sapphires gonna be the better choice but
you’ll need to go to more expensive
watch next thing this has a super cheap
feeling movement so what I mean by that
is that look this is a very
bargain-basement sort of quartz movement
and you know what it’s quartz so the
movements not that bad it’s still gonna
be accurate it’s still gonna be fine
but you get things like for instance we
look at this the hands aren’t reliably
pointing at the second markers at all
which is just not good I’m throwing my
glasses here guys oh yeah it’s been a
long day already and it’s only 10 a.m.
but anyways I’m movement does the the
markers aren’t being pointed at by the
second hands on a reliable basis the
only function that you get for setting
the watch is you pull it out second hand
stops and you can move the hands around
here um there is nothing like an
independent our hand or anything like
that which is something I tend to
appreciate especially in the in the
quartz world because it’s a lot easier
to do that I mean this is basically as
bare-bones as it gets I don’t even know
that there’s an end-of-life indicator on
this guy
meaning that there’s some element of the
movement that will basically tell you
you’re running low on battery before you
run out of battery
and that’s something that’s always a
little bit scary because that means that
your watch could be working fine one
minute and just dead the next and you
don’t see that coming that’s one
advantage that mechanical will always
have it’ll always kind of work even if
you’re a even if it needs service and
whatnot so this is a really cheap
movement then that that’s that’s very
very clear Japanese quartz is all I’ll
say about it makes thing no date window
on this guy not a big deal but it’s it’s
a deal and by the way the the cheap
movement look it’s a cheap watch so that
that kind of makes sense I don’t want to
seem like I’m beating up on it for not
being a frickin Breitling but them you
know then that’s the story but there’s
no day there’s no only fifty meter water
resistance so I know what you’re
thinking but 50 meters that’s deeper
than anyone’s gonna go and you know what
by and large this watch is probably
gonna be fine
you can get thoughts in the pool you’ll
probably be okay et cetera but the thing
is as watches age their water resistance
goes down and so a watch that will that
starts off for instance with 50 meters
of water resistance is over time gonna
be less and less and less I like for
watches to have a little bit more of a
margin I’m a big fan of hundred meter I
think at that point you can stop
thinking about water altogether and be
okay but it’s not it’s not super great
especially for a watch whose claim to
fame is just like bulletproof durable
bomb-proof whatever next thing the watch
on this guy is actually a little bit on
the tall side particularly with this big
thick Zulu style strap on the back of it
here I never measured that let’s measure
that real quick with the strap on there
which I think is a fair way to measure
this guy we are coming in at about 12
millimeters 13 millimeters tall here
that’s um honestly not super compelling
to me it’s it’s a it’s a heavy one I’m
sorry it’s a tall watch and especially
because it’s raised up off the wrist
further by this strap I uh I don’t know
I I don’t particularly love that it felt
a little taller and I feel like it
needed to be um and unfortunately you
can’t get rid of the NATO style strap
because you can’t remove the spring paws
here which is something to keep in mind
the integral lug bars mean that the only
kind of strap that you can wear is some
variety or another of a NATO strap you
could move to a thinnest strap like this
little guy right here but unfortunately
you can never for instance use a strap
that loops around this side loops around
this side unless you well
maybe there’s something you can do that
but you can’t just switch into a normal
strap like this guy here that doesn’t
cover the back of the watch face so the
back of the watch that is so that that’s
not great the integral log bars do
really reduce your ability to compensate
for that relative thickness there and
then finally on the bad side the strap
on this guy doesn’t do it for me it is
super super thick I mean seriously if we
compare this to your average NATO strap
here um this is pretty pretty thick and
unfortunately it just doesn’t wear all
that well even if you kind of have it
wrapped there and especially for smaller
wrists you can see that there’s an area
where this strap just doesn’t want to
flex look over time I suspect it’ll
break in it’ll work a little bit better
but the watch just kind of wore
awkwardly with the strap wanting to
balloon out to the sides like that and
it’s just it’s strange and it’s also a
very weird length so I have relatively
small wrists about six and a half inch
wrist and the thing is when I’ve got
this guy on my wrist and fully adjusted
and I’ve got the strap put through the
kippah sorry guys hard to do this on
camera especially when you’re not a
brilliant man but anyways if we slide
the strap in there you can see that it’s
got just enough of the strap hanging off
the back that it’s gonna catch and snag
on things but not enough that you can
like a normal NATO strap feed it back on
through and so even that’s the case with
my relatively small wrist it might be a
little bit better sized for somebody
with bigger wrist but you know compared
to your average NATO that gives you just
a little bit more length and a little
bit more flexibility oh hey easy to show
you at the ranch you didn’t um that’s
that that’s not something I’m in love
with so odd to me all of that is the bad
is the super thick strap is not
compelling um it’s got the integral of
bars which limits your options for
replacing that strap the inside of the
crystal is dirty did I mention that I
might have skipped that but it actually
if you look at this guy in the sunlight
after you’ve cleaned the crystal
beautifully on the outside there is
still gunk on the inside there it looks
like maybe some kind of this got hot and
then something lifted off the dial-in
attached to the bottom it’s not a big
deal but come on guys um or they just
didn’t clean the inside of the crystal
before they put it in whatever but is so
the inside of crystal is dirty it’s
pretty tall 50 meter water resistance is
not great it’s a no day thing it’s a
super cheap quartz movement and the
mineral crystal is
likely to shatter but gonna take some
scratches hundred percent on the ugly
side first off they have written on the
bottom here Swiss super luminous well no
not so much I’m gonna charge this
off-screen with a very powerful
flashlight here and then we’ll put it
back on to the camera here and so what
you can see is that the hands are
glowing very well and in fact the hands
are relatively well lubed
in my experience the hands are pretty
much readable all night long I
especially give them a charge right
before bed but the indices those are
just barely loomed I mean you can barely
see them immediately after charging they
will basically not be loomed after a
little while here which means that yeah
you’re gonna be able to read that the
hand position overnight you’ll be able
to tell the difference between say
midnight and 5:00 a.m. but I like loomed
indices or at least some loomed indices
this is just not great um and so you can
call this luminous sure but it’s not
super luminous I know they’re talking
about super-luminova but this is a swiss
bailey luminous and it just feels
underdone honestly you’re not doing that
much in this watch you might as well do
it alone right and that gets to the
point the final point here on the ugly
which is the price as I was wearing this
guy I made the point is I often do of
not learning the price point until I
have nearly finished the review such
that I couldn’t kind of come up with my
own understanding of what this watch is
gonna cost and in my testing period a
common refrain for me was this had
better be really cheap um
I was picturing this guy coming in at
like 30 bucks maybe 35 is something
along those lines because it is a very
bare-bones movement plastic case not
much going on here um unfortunately the
the actual price on this is 65 bucks and
that no it just doesn’t do it for me um
and so that’s the other ugly thing here
is that the price is just way more than
I feel like it has any right to be and
so that’s that’s not very good um so
that’s the Uglies that the price is very
high and the indices are really poorly
loomed and frankly the Loom itself isn’t
all that impressive for somebody who
says super luminous on the dial let’s go
to the final conclusion which is that at
some level this is a nice little durable
watch I mean it’s a legible field
watching sort of piece it’s gonna be
pretty hard to destroy
it’s no frills and it does have a
certain aesthetic to it I’ll give you
that any day of the week there is a
group of people whom this is gonna be
super appealing and you know with good
reason it’s not ugly and it’s at that
level I can’t really argue but the thing
is it’s also a watch that is devoid of
any particular mastery to me there’s
nothing about this watch that’s like
impressive that’s blowing me away maybe
the weight but okay I guess it’s it’s
just it’s very bare-bones there’s
nothing that excels here it’s kind of
doing as little as possible to be a
saleable wristwatch but the thing is at
some level it’s a bit pricey for that I
mean this would be like a super
compelling watch for 25 bucks or 30
bucks or something like that but
ultimately for 65 bucks I mean that
price makes sense only if I pop off the
back here and find two twenties folded
up in there for me I I don’t see it and
so unfortunately although this is a nice
watch in a number of ways and certainly
not unattractive to some aesthetics the
value just isn’t there because look for
twenty bucks more than this guy 25 bucks
you would get a a citizen BM 80 180 this
is a solar-powered movement here this is
got a day and a date indicator on it um
it’s going to be probably so well
actually it’s gonna be just about as
accurate being a baseline quartz
movement you can use any any kind of
strap that you’d like whether it’s a
NATO or otherwise it’s got that same
kind of field watching look and the Loom
is just as good and so yeah I’d
recommend this guy pretty much for every
day and better water resistance maybe a
little less durable and gonna take
scratches more readily but it’s still a
great choice or for the toilet you also
at the same price point is the citizen
could get the g-shock gwm 56:10 which is
also going to be crazy durable it’s also
black plastic but that gets atomic time
signals so you’re always at the correct
time no matter what it’s a solar charger
again it has a light-up face rather than
the loom on this guy I mean that’s
another beautiful choice and frankly
it’s probably a watch I would prefer to
get to somebody that was you know gonna
beat the crap out of it and for 20 bucks
less you could get something like the
Casio duro which is definitely a step
down in thermal loon in terms of loom on
their hands but it’s a full metal watch
and it’s still pretty attractive I mean
look this would be a great watch it
leveled ahead to some random jackass
who’s gonna need a watch and you know is
just gonna be awful to it somebody walks
up the in says hey Nick I need a watch I
destroy watches okay here’s your bath oh
gee that’s fine the thing is at some
level I would rather pay the extra 20
bucks and hand them a really good G shot
or frankly hand them a regular G shock
for the same price or less or even
better I could just hand them a bucket
full of Casio f1 awaits this is a twelve
dollar watch which is about as
impressive as this guy is and I could
just call it a day like you’d destroy
one of these great grab another one out
of the bucket and you’d still probably
come out ahead in terms of time so
ultimately I did the Badou Qi here I
mean there’s a charm to it that there’s
something going on but ultimately it’s
gonna be a great watch at the right
price but I just don’t think this is the
right price so there you go hope this
has been interesting that I wasn’t too
far afield when reviewing this watch
that you had a good time and that you
have yourselves just an absolutely
wonderful resti day by now

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When you’re looking for the best illuminated watches, there are some things you need to look for. Most importantly, they should provide the highest quality of illumination. The type of illumination can range from a high-level of ambient light, like sunlight, to low-light illumination, such as that provided by a lamp or spotlight.

In general, the best illuminated watches will usually have a stainless steel case, as it’s among the strongest metals and is more likely to maintain its shine over time. However, it may also be more difficult to remove the watch’s parts, because it has some special security systems in place to keep everything together. If you do manage to take it off, however, there should be an extra layer of security around the inside, to protect it from accidental removal by another watch thief.

Some of these illuminated watches, particularly those with a more modern design, come with a case that’s made entirely of crystals. Crystal jewelry offers a lot of advantages over other jewelry, including being very resistant to wear and tear, and being able to shine more brightly than most other types of jewelry. While crystal jewelry is also a little more expensive than traditional jewelry, it provides you with the most amount of safety.

To get the very best results from the illumination offered by a watch, it should have a bright display with clear pictures and numbers. Also, a watch with this level of clarity will give off the type of light that you want to see in your surroundings. For example, if you’re walking through the woods, you’ll want to look at the path in front of you with as much detail as possible, rather than just reading the information on the digital readout on your watch’s face.

High-quality illuminated watches can also be found in stainless steel, but it’s not uncommon to find one that’s made of a lighter metal, such as gold or silver. While they don’t require as much care as the more expensive watches, they still offer a high level of performance. Gold and silver-plated watches can be refinished and reworked, so that their glow lasts longer, and their looks remain fashionable overtime. Even cheaper watches that are made of stainless steel can still be customized to include different colors and designs, or custom logos.

No matter what watch you choose, it’s important to buy a watch that has a display that’s clear enough for you to see all of the information that the time display has to offer. There are several brands that offer these types of watches, so you won’t have any trouble finding one for you. And while they will cost more up front, you’ll save money in the long run by not having to pay for a new one every two or three years. In addition, you can expect that a better illuminated watch will last longer, too, and that the display won’t fade over time.

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