My brand-new AK wrist watch


It just arrived from China, bought through ebay. I went for another one but the seller was not delivering to Greece for some reason… so I went for this one. What draw my attention? The AK (Alias Kim) brand reminds me of the company that I am currently working for, so it was also a teaser for my colleagues!

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The watch (model AK-W063A) costed about 20 euros (GBP 12 + GBP 2,99 shipping costs) and it arrived in about three weeks from China. It looks solid and fits nicely to my wrist. All three dials are functioning (which is not common for such cheap watches and can be set up with the corresponding buttons). The watch is not water-proof but water-resistant (according to the seller; this is not mentioned in the back of the watch). It is automatic/mechanical and looks pretty nice – surely not as cheap as it is.

I am not sure for how long it will last, but it seems to be a good catch for the money!

::Edit 6/8/2013:: The watch started collapsing a few weeks after purchasing: The upper button just fell off with no reason and I managed to put it in place. However, it fell-off again and this time it was lost for good. Even though I followed the advice of the seller for adjusting time at specific times only (due to the possibility of damaging the small indicators) a couple of them just stopped responding. I just use it occasionally these days. It proved to be a bad purchase – low quality and not cheap, as for the same amount of money I managed to purchase a Timex Expedition wrist watch on sale…

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