U-BOAT U-51 Chimera (6495)

A clean appearance

It was while holding the U-Boat U-51 Chimera (6495) that I remembered an episode in my youth. This handsome watch, which I have had the honor to wear recently, is a model of clarity, with the most profound and clean appearance.

I have reached a stage in my life, and I experienced a midlife crisis with a few of my friends. This is an example of the “textbook” behavior of men who have reached a “certain age”.

Age quietly spreads on your blind side. There is a feeling that you are no longer the naive youth with naive dreams. The days of being patronized by elders are gone forever. I have become part of the institution that I resisted in previous years. I now find myself reading the investment section of the Sunday newspaper.

My children will fly to the Bird’s Nest soon, and they realize that it is the best.

A few years ago, I remember sitting on the sofa, revisiting my childhood experiences to medical experts, and publicly revealing my inner thoughts. Let yourself get rid of the negative effects of negative experiences. This puts an excessively heavy burden on your soul, which is a catharsis.

It was while holding the U-Boat U-51 Chimera (6495) that I remembered an episode in my youth. This handsome watch, which I have had the honor to wear recently, is a model of clarity, with the most profound and clean appearance.

This reminds me of the glamorous girl who was praised by “Miss” in junior high school. They never did anything wrong. Their spelling is perfect. Their writing is clean and neat, not like my scribbles. I remember their plaid skirts and shiny shoes. Their appearance is spotless and spotless.

On the contrary, like many junior high school boys, my shoes are always worn out by playing football on the school playground. My knee-length shorts were crumpled and dirty. But the most important thing is that I still clearly remember my indelible black calf and ankle. They are no strangers to living on muddy plains.

I remember my mother was very frustrated. Although she did her best to dress me in cute clothes, I always looked disheveled and dirty in the end. In anger, she vowed to take my appearance to the next level, glowing with a brilliance that I have never had since I was born. She moistened a piece of cloth with saliva, and then unscrupulously applied scouring powder on my knee. When my knees illuminate the road ahead of me like a halogen bulb, she moved to my plaque-coated teeth to remove any enamel fragments. It was after this episode that I had an ominous premonition that my handsome appearance might become a beacon for low-flying airplanes. www.chronowrist.ru

My extended preamble makes sense. Cleanliness is considered desirable. Nothing insignificant can prevent people from being distracted from important and sometimes critical things. In horology, cleanliness helps explain time. Nothing superfluous will improve legibility and understandability. It is for these reasons that I very much respect this masculine timepiece made of stainless steel.

The black dial contrasts perfectly with the white and green details presented.

Most of the shapes of the hour and minute hands are white, except where they are close to the fulcrum, they are black, which quietly merges with the black dial.

White Arabic numerals appear at the 2, 4, 8, 10 and 12 o’clock positions. The remaining time is marked with double white batons. The font used has modern features, partly due to the “split” characters, combined with other details to give a modern, concise appearance.

There is a small dial at 3 o’clock. It displays the small seconds hand and is the largest of the three small dials. The black second hand, with a green tip, passes through the sub-dial. Every 20 second interval is marked with a green line. Most of the second hand is almost invisible against the adjacent black background. The result is that the tip protrudes, enhancing the reading. The small dial frame has a hollow ring, located on the gray layer below, and marked with Arabic numerals and white strokes.

At 6 o’clock is the 30-minute counter. It is the smallest of the three sub-dials. A black hand with a white tip connected to the scale shown on the gray circle as before. cheap watch for sale

The date window is at 9 o’clock. The date is displayed on the black disc wheel in white font. The contrast is very good, providing unparalleled legibility even for my aging eyes.

At noon, the 12-hour chronograph hands are in place. It is framed by an exquisite white outline, but in other respects it repeats the design language of the 30-minute counter.

The watch is made of stainless steel. The vertical sides of the bezel and case back are highly polished. This process is repeated on certain surfaces of the lugs, the bolts that span the case, and the buttons at 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock. Other surfaces are finished with satin brushed finish. The resulting overall balance creates a charming contrast between brushed and polished surfaces.

The crown uses a sturdy crown protector, which I have seen on other U-Boat timepieces. At first it looks utilitarian, but as familiarity increases, it feels honest and “grows on you.” Putting the crown and buttons on the left side of the case is pure genius. A bent hand will not cause skin scratches typical of some watches with a crown on the right side of the case.

This is a robust watch with a diameter of 46 mm and a case height of 17 mm. However, although it is large, it is very comfortable to wear. This is mainly due to the short lugs that allow the strap to pet the wrist with a compassionate hug.

The strap provides a further sense of nostalgia. Its round cut is reminiscent of the driving gloves my father wore in the 1970s.

Turn the watch over and admire the case back. It mentions its Italian origin, but it also mentions the Swiss movement in it. The movement is made of sapphire crystal glass.

The movement is self-winding and includes a beautiful pendulum. It is made of 925 sterling silver and is represented by the number “925”. The rotor adopts an open design and is equipped with blue screws to remind the wearer that the quality can support beautiful appearance. https://www.chronowatchmall.com

Traditionalists will appreciate the Côtes de Genève in the form of a circle on the plywood below the rotor, as well as the pearl patterns on the main plate and the rotor.

The movement has a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and has 25 jewels. The power reserve is 44 hours.

in conclusion
U-Boat U-51 Chimera (6495) has a lot to praise. It is handsome and chiseled. It is comfortable to wear, and its structure gives quality and strong reliability.

However, there is one aspect of this watch that distinguishes it from many timepieces. It is very clear and easy to read. Indeed, it is this clean appearance that has brought many virtues to this reformed boy, and his knees and radioactive teeth have been lighting his way.

This is a clean watch, no decontamination powder was used in the production process.

Technical specifications
Model: U-Boat U-51 Chimera
Reference: 6495
Shell: stainless steel; diameter 46.00 mm; height 17.00 mm; water resistance 10 bar (100 meters); sapphire crystal front and bottom cover.
Functions: hours; minutes; sub-seconds; date; chronograph.
Movement: automatic winding; frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz); 25 jewels; 44-hour power reserve
Strap: Black alligator leather strap with steel pin buckle.