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Megir (M2015) Affordable Chrono Watch

Megir (M2015) Affordable Chrono Watch

Publisched by Coolwatchbrands

I’ll keep my review of this rather pretty Chinese watch brief. First, a few photos to do some of the talking:

  

   

I actually think it’s gorgeous! The case size is 42mm exclusive of crown, its guard, or pushers. It’s 12.5mm deep. Under the nicely-detailed dial will be, I’m quite sure, a Sunon movement the same as or very similar to those found in the 2011 and other Megir chronographs. These movements appear to be based on the architecture of Miyota chrono movements and my experiences with them so far have been only positive. They keep time to Miyota standards (<5 sec/month) and this watch even has a second hand which hits all the markers. The chrono works nicely, though with all these Megirs that I’ve seen, it only uses the three subdials: the main seconds hand isn’t used by the chrono. The top subdial is for 1/10 seconds, the bottom one for seconds and the white one on the left for minutes.
You can also get this watch with a black dial, and at the time of writing

Round-up:

Plusses:

Excellent dial design and printing/manufacturing quality. Bright white dial is pretty.
Fully functional 1/10 chrono with pretty blue hands on the three subdials.
Distinctive case shape.
Crystal is clear and gives good viewing at all angles.
Good case finish.
Dark brown “genuine leather” strap with white stitching looks nice.
Like other Megirs I’ve handled, offers superior detailing to High Street fashion watches at a fraction of the price. (However, be careful not to accidentally pick up one of the only slightly cheaper Megirs with fake subdials ; there’s nothing much superior about those).

Less good:

Black hands and indices would make for even higher legibility…but might not look quite so pretty!
“Genuine leather” strap appears to be real leather only on the inner side, though it’s not uncomfortable.
Push-fit case back (stainless steel and very similar to those of other Megirs) and chrome-plated alloy case.
Carbon or carbon-style bezel inserts may not appeal to everyone (though I quite like them).
(The second and third of these negatives apply equally to most competitors).

Summary:

Probably trying to punch a bit above its weight at 48 USD compared with other watches available direct from China, but for around 20 USD it seems indisputably excellent value if the slightly chunky style appeals. I really think the dial is outstanding for a budget watch. The hitting all the seconds movement of mine is a bonus; I wouldn’t like to guess the chances of others doing so!

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Regards,

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