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San Martin SN018 Detailed Q&A
09.30.2022 | San Martin Watch Authorized Store | Blog

The recently launched Quartz Di believes that many watch friends have also paid attention to it. Today’s post is mainly to answer the questions of many watch friends before. Let’s talk about it in detail.

Why use quartz:

This question is not too much to ask, but let me tell you that most watch lovers can understand that this three-eye chronograph uses a quartz watch. After all, for the complicated functions of the watch, it is easier for quartz to control these than mechanical, and The watch we made this time is also based on a tool watch, so it will be more worry-free to use quartz. There are not many choices of mechanical movement timing styles, either the price is too high or the quality is not guaranteed!

Why use a Ronda movement instead of a Casio movement:

This has been asked by many watch friends. Relatively speaking, since a tool watch is to be made, the quality must be guaranteed. Relatively speaking, more high-end brands favor the Ronda movement, and there have also been high-end jewelry brands dismantling them. It was an interesting anecdote after I found out that it was the Ronda movement and then scolded it. Although the jewelry brand was not very kind, it was only because it chose the Ronda movement whose price gap was too large with its own brand, but it also showed the audience of this brand of movement. The level is really not low. And our watch movement this time has seven moving hands, so relatively speaking, I am more willing to believe in Ronda's 5040F movement, and the price of this movement is more than double that of the Casio movement, 350 The price is relatively transparent.

Whether this quartz chronograph scans or skips seconds:

This quartz chronograph has a jumping second function, but most of the chronograph movements have a small dial with a second hand function. The large second hand only moves when the timing function is on. Personally, I think the difference between the small dial and the scanning is not very big. Our 5040f movement has a real second hand at the three o'clock position.

What material dial:

The dials made this time are all enamel discs. The dials of Daytona are very bright. Relatively speaking, for this positioning we have made, the effect and texture of using glossy enamel will be higher. The enamel dial is made of metal chassis. In addition to the glaze process, varnish is sprayed after the completion of the later stage. The effect of this glaze is more reasonable for the outer ceramic ring, the texture is closer, and the visual effect should be more ideal. ps-blue and green enamel effect personally think it is a small highlight, look forward to it

What strap and buckle did you use:

Again, the tool watch, we will use the steel belt to make this. The specific steel belt shape can refer to the solid steel three-bead belt of Daytona. And use a consumable clasp. It needs to be said that this kind of clasp is very safe and can basically prevent the external force from opening. There is only one way to open it, that is, the buckle head of the watch. It can’t be pulled open from the outside, and there is also a folded guard at the buckle head. I have to say that Rolex’s research on tool watches is really hard work.

What does the outer ring use:

The outer ring is made of ceramic, which I said before, and the ceramic outer ring of Daytona is also different from the ceramic outer ring used in general diving watches. Usually, the ceramic outer ring used in diving watches has a steel base. Then the ceramic ring is inlaid on the steel base, and the ceramic ring of Daytona is made of whole ceramics, which is relatively more expensive to manufacture. We also made this structure this time.

The timing button does not use the lock button, can it be safe:

The handle we used this time is a lock handle, and the timing button does not use the kind of lock button used on the modern version of the Daytona. So we chose to strengthen the effect of the inner waterproof ring to offset the waterproof problem of the non-locking sleeve. In fact, even a handle without a locking handle can swim in the water after strengthening the waterproof. There is no problem with the waterproof level of 100 meters, so there is no need to worry about the waterproof of the button handle, and it is no problem to wear it for swimming and diving.

What luminous to use:

The old rules are all Swiss super luminous. This time, the blue luminous BGW9 is used. Relatively speaking, the blue luminous is not as strong as the green luminous, so the luminous on the market is generally green, but it is blue in terms of durability. The color luminous is not bad, and there are few watches with blue luminous, so it depends on personal preference.