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Well, this is a "delayed" new arrival as it got here about 3 weeks ago (Right around my second kid was born), so not until now, I have had the chance the take the watch out of its box and take some "quick & dirty" pics of it. Anyway, here it goes.....



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If anyone is pro-efficient in Japanese, would love to know what the back of the bracelet tag actually reads:

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Some quick specs....

Movement: Eco-Drive H610 Radio Controlled with Perfex Multi 3000 (JS-1 Anti magnetic to 4,800 m/s)
Atomic clock radio bands: 5 band sync support for USA, Japan, Europe (Germany) and China
Power reserve: 4 years in full power reserve mode.
Glass: Sapphire crystal with AR coating (Appears to be dual AR)
Features: World time for 26 major cities (Plus UTC), automatic DST settings for each time zone, perpetual calendar, 12 hour alarm, 1/5 sec 60 minute chronograph
Water resist: 100m or 10 bar
Case and bracelet: Titanium coated with Duractect
Weight: 107g with all links in place
Clasp: fold over "Scissor" style with "on the fly" clasp micro adjustment (Range of adjustment equivalent to adding/removing 1 full link)
Case dimensions: 44m width (Aprox with crown). Case thickness: 14.3mm
Japan retail price: 105,000 JPY.

I will be posting a full video review on this gorgeous watch later this evening.
 

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That is a very handsome looking watch and I particularly like the bracelet. Great buy!


Wear it in good health..
 

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That's a very nice model. Very handsome, I like it a lot. I think I will start writing letters to Citizen to start making these Attesa international models. I think they would complement the Skyhawks very well. Something for work and something for play. Might have to lose some of the extras to bring the price down though, but I'd pay $500-600 USD for this. The JDM prices are just a little out of reach for me and many others.

I'll have to take a look at the manual but I have a few quick questions... Is the time keeping seconds on the center post or a subdial? Is the world time displayed on the center post or the subdial? It looks like the one at 2 is TYO time, but I'm not sure.

Congratulations on the new child!
 

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nhoJ said:
That's a very nice model. Very handsome, I like it a lot. I think I will start writing letters to Citizen to start making these Attesa international models. I think they would complement the Skyhawks very well. Something for work and something for play. Might have to lose some of the extras to bring the price down though, but I'd pay $500-600 USD for this. The JDM prices are just a little out of reach for me and many others.

I'll have to take a look at the manual but I have a few quick questions... Is the time keeping seconds on the center post or a subdial? Is the world time displayed on the center post or the subdial? It looks like the one at 2 is TYO time, but I'm not sure.

Congratulations on the new child!
Thanks, John.

Definitely, the Ti+Duratect adds to the price of the watch. There are no stainless steel versions of this Attesa in the JDM. In fact, all Attesas are Titanium!

Now onto your questions....

The "main time" seconds sub dial is located in the 6 o'clock region of the dial (The metal chrome surrounded dial). This dial also indicates which atomic radio clock tower the last sync session was attempted to when you press button "B" in the 4 o' clock side of the case.

The big seconds hand (With the "sword" handle) is used for the chronograph and it "sweeps" (Like in the calibre 2100) in 1/5 sec intervals until it reaches 60 minutes.

The world time is always displayed using the main time hands. For example, the "home" time right now is set to TYO (Tokyo). The watch is now displaying Tokyo time. If I am to check to which radio tower the watch attempted syncronizing to, it will show "JPY" in the main time seconds subdial.

Since my corresponding time zone is "NYC" (New York City), pulling out the crown to the first click stop and then selecting NYC in the rotating display disc will automatically set the main time hands to display my correct EST time and will adjust the date accordingly as well. Doing this will also imply that "NYC" is my home time zone now. So the next time the watch attempts to sync (@ 2AM and then 4AM if first attempt fails) it will automatically change the frequency and try to get a hold of the WWVB USA radio signal. Conversely, if you change the time zone to PAR "Paris", it will change the frequency on the radio to attempt to sync to the German radio tower, DCF-77.

With this watch, it is important to always reset back to your home time after checking another time zone, to ensure proper radio sync.

So by tomorrow morning, the watch will display the correct time for EST with DST as we are observing daylight savings time.

The functionality and setup is pretty clean and straightforward
 

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Also.....

The 3 o'clock region sub dial is just an AM/PM 24 hour indicator and can not be set independently.

The 9 o'clock region sub dial is the 60 minute register for the chronograph function and also has a dual task of showing the amount of power reserve left in the watch.
 

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That looks VERY good!
The Ti with Duratect makes the watch look very classy, specially on that bracelet.
 

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LUW said:
That looks VERY good!
The Ti with Duratect makes the watch look very classy, specially on that bracelet.
Indeed it does!

I love the finishing of the center bracelet links. I would say that this is one of the nicest Ti watches I have had the pleasure to handle.

By the way "RIO" (Rio de Janeiro) is a timezone option in the city display window.
 

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I like that style of bracelet link with long and wide center links.

I'll have some wrist shots shortly.....



The bracelet links look a lot like my Orient Diver.

 

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minidriver said:
Do I sense certain rivalry?

I agree on that Sao Paulo is the real big metropolis.
No, I don't live in São Paulo either. I just think Rio is a stinky city.
 

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Very nice. I have the earlier version with the digital windows - like yours better but these watches are too expensive to change for such a minor thing. Enjoy it an the new baby.
Cheers,
Don
 

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Very very nice


The Chrono Time AT version is nice, but the Attesa has that extra little something.

Congrats on the family announcement.
 

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Fantastic additions. It's one sharp-looking watch. I vaguely remembered you had some reservations about titanium watches and their JDM price tag. Is this a companion to your Skyhawk AT or a replacement/upgrade? How does it compare to the AT.

Thanks for sharing the pics.
 

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watcholic said:
Fantastic additions. It's one sharp-looking watch. I vaguely remembered you had some reservations about titanium watches and their JDM price tag. Is this a companion to your Skyhawk AT or a replacement/upgrade? How does it compare to the AT.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

This one replaces my Chrono-Time AT Limited Edition.
 

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Congratulations Frank.

Wow nice to finally see some real world pics of this model....it changes my mind about it's appeal. I love all the mixtures of brushed vs polished coated Ti. This makes me miss my Attesa...they are incredibly well built watches. The hidden clasp micro adjustments on the fly and their dual AR saph's need to be seen in person to behold. Congrats on your new born that makes the watch kind of pale in comparison!
 
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