Sunday, August 15, 2010

ALBA Active Gents 200m Automatic Diver

ALBA Active Gents 200m Automatic Diver

Model # : AL4009X - Black dial
Condition : New in box
Movement : Caliber 7S26, movement cannot be hacked or manually winded
Water Resistant : 200 m
Material : Mineral Crystal
Dial : Highly luminous indexes, rotating bezel, date/day features
Case : 44 mm x 13 mm thickness (diameter w/o crown)
Case : 46 mm x 13 mm thickness (diameter w/o crown)
Additional information :
Polyurethane strap
Screw-down crown
Uni-rotating bezel

The Alba AL-4005X is surprisingly a comfortable timepiece despite its 44mm case diameter size. It settles on your wrist nicely and doesn’t wiggle around. I noted that the underside of the case has a generous footprint which means less pressure on your skin.

My watch came with a 22mm polyurethane strap which in my opinion is of a rather inferior quality. Firstly, the strap keepers were not wide enough to let the strap end through. It was a very tight squeeze and once threaded through, it was very difficult to retract the strap. Furthermore, the strap was rather rigid and hardly pliable. It was uncomfortable to say the least. If you thought Seiko’s standard Z-22 rubber straps are stiff, this one is even worse.

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