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Hanowa Watches 487

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Hanowa Watches
« on: December 02, 2016, 03:08:20 PM »
So guys,

What do you know about Hanowa Watches?
Would you consider them "true Swiss Army Watches"?
How do they compare quality-wise with Voctorinox/Wenger/Casio?

Also.. do you find this watch to be cool & classy? (I like it more than most of what Wnger/Vic have)




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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 05:07:10 PM »
It all starts with what's on the inside.
Inhouse made? Bought from third party? If so: swiss, japanese, chinese?

You can buy watches with a Miyota chronograph movement for $20, you can buy branded watches with the same movement for $120

If both watches contain the same movement, their inner quality is the same.

Bringing us to:
Build quality: what's each watch made from?
Compare a steel watch case from one brand with a steel watch case from another one, don't compare Ti to steel.
Screw back or snap back?
Waterproof rating?
Glass construction:
Plastic, glass, saphire glass?

Lot's of things to compare.
A watch is not just a watch you know...

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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 08:07:14 PM »
Aah... I want a pretty wantch, dark front, leather strap, light, glowy hands, not a chronographer, with white cross on it and... yeah if it approximtely tells time it would be even better  :D

I have a Casio Chronograph (great watch but far too heavy) and a Casio G-Shock (great rugged watch, but not dressy enough)... plus they're both Japanese.. I want a Swiss-ish one...

Corwyn of Multitool, the First of His name, King of Victorinox, King of Leatherman, Gerber and the First Generation SOG, Lord of the Seven Wrenches, Protector of the Forum, Khal of the Bushes, called Corwyn Toolborn, the Unsharpened, Father of SAKs.
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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 09:52:33 PM »
Not white cross, but think it fits the bill on the other fronts.

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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2016, 09:53:39 PM »
I think Seiko might have stuff you like.

Decent, modern watches, well known, and it sets a high bar of standards in Japanese movements.

Or just buy a Hanowa...
What price is it?
« Last Edit: December 02, 2016, 09:59:33 PM by Mechanickal »

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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 08:40:20 AM »
About 80 Euros...

Corwyn of Multitool, the First of His name, King of Victorinox, King of Leatherman, Gerber and the First Generation SOG, Lord of the Seven Wrenches, Protector of the Forum, Khal of the Bushes, called Corwyn Toolborn, the Unsharpened, Father of SAKs.
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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 09:15:46 AM »
That's not to much for a dress watch.

Is there a webpage that shows model number and specs?

I'll look in to it for you to see what the movement compares to.

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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 07:52:11 AM »
This is the auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/m...eather-strap/322066686373

This is their website: http://swissmilitary.ch/collection/

But for the life of me I can't find this exact model on their website... I reckon it might be an old version of the Navallus...

Corwyn of Multitool, the First of His name, King of Victorinox, King of Leatherman, Gerber and the First Generation SOG, Lord of the Seven Wrenches, Protector of the Forum, Khal of the Bushes, called Corwyn Toolborn, the Unsharpened, Father of SAKs.
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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 07:53:32 AM »
le edit: http://watchel.com/men/ha...wa/hanowa-16-4003-04-001/

I think it's this one.. but it says Women's watch... isn't it a Men's watch?  ??? :-\

https://www.amazon.com/Sw...7-04-007-05/dp/B01CICLZLU

Corwyn of Multitool, the First of His name, King of Victorinox, King of Leatherman, Gerber and the First Generation SOG, Lord of the Seven Wrenches, Protector of the Forum, Khal of the Bushes, called Corwyn Toolborn, the Unsharpened, Father of SAKs.
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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2016, 09:32:38 PM »
Sorry mate! Lost track of your thread for a while :twak:

I did some research, and it seems like Hanowa uses genuine Swiss watch movements from companies like ETA, but also Japanse made/swiss build movements which aren't all that bad either.

You should, for the price, get a more than decent Swiss made/built watch.

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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2016, 09:42:56 PM »
Looked further,
This watch contains an isa 2331 movement.
Swiss assembly, which means the parts were probably build in Japan and put together in Switserland. Don't misunderestimate the Japanese though, they create awesome movements!

This is the exact same watch:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/...7-04-007-05/dp/B01CICLZLU

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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2016, 09:18:35 AM »
Thanks for the tips... I will probably get oe from my biorthday. all presented out for Christmas...  ::)

Corwyn of Multitool, the First of His name, King of Victorinox, King of Leatherman, Gerber and the First Generation SOG, Lord of the Seven Wrenches, Protector of the Forum, Khal of the Bushes, called Corwyn Toolborn, the Unsharpened, Father of SAKs.
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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2016, 10:17:19 AM »
Thanks for the tips... I will probably get oe from my biorthday. all presented out for Christmas...  ::)
As long as you'll post pics ;)

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Re: Hanowa Watches
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2016, 08:05:58 AM »
What about this one?

It looks similar to the Hanowa but has better reviews (queue the Swiza hate):
http://www.swiza.com/en/P...ucts/Watches/URBANUS.html


Corwyn of Multitool, the First of His name, King of Victorinox, King of Leatherman, Gerber and the First Generation SOG, Lord of the Seven Wrenches, Protector of the Forum, Khal of the Bushes, called Corwyn Toolborn, the Unsharpened, Father of SAKs.

 

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