The Nezumi Loews Chronograph is housed in a solid 316L brushed Stainless Steel case with hints of polishing on the twisted shaped lugs in a 40MM Diameter case. The watch has just the right dimensions for an everyday wear and use with a very retro look. The watch itself is named after a legendary hotel in Monaco on the grand prix racing circuit called the Loews in the 1970s near the famous hairpin turn. As you can probably tell, the owner of this brand is indeed a car and racing enthusiast and it definitely shows in his watch designs. Other basic specifications include a slim 11.75MM case thickness with a very wearable 47MM lug to lug distance paired with 20MM lug widths. The watch features a custom beautiful Nezumi machined caseback which is screwed down with their famous branding and specifications as well. This chronograph features a screw down signed nezumi crown and is water resistant to 50M, so not one to take in the water - But I would not be afraid washing your hands or getting caught in the rain. Overall, the case cut seems precise and clean, and the piston head style pushers are a pleasure to function as they are just the right size for this case.
The nice blue pastel color dial definitely exudes retro at a glance and is executed perfectly. This dial features polished applied hour indices, a racing Tachymetre scale, and a 60 minute chronograph / 24 HR subdial. As you can see, a whole lot of information can be obtained and utilized from such a compact and clean symmetrical design, which shows really good design work from my perspective. The crystal itself is a double domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the underside which is the best way honestly to coat a crystal for increased legibility in all lighting conditions. There also is a bit of superluminova on the hands and small circles outside the applied indices which is helpful for reading the time at night. I like the overall symmetry , unique colors such as the Pastel and orange chronograph hand - I believe it is quite well executed at all angles.
To keep costs down and bring an affordable chronograph without using an automatic caliber such as the 7750 - Nezumi went for the Seiko VK63 mechanical quartz movement. Well...what is it? This movement basically is the best of both worlds and features a couple jewels as well as a smooth chronograph sweeping hand just as an automatic chronograph would sweep. It does all this but still keeps that great accuracy of a quartz movement as it is powered by a battery. I have owned several watches with this exact movement, and I must say not once has this movement failed me.
Vegetable Tanned Leather Band
Nezumi offers a brown or black vegetable tanned 20MM genuine leather band with their Loews chronograph. It is a comfortable band, requiring zero break in initially and fits nicely on my 6.75" wrist with its' custom polished moulded Nezumi buckle. I also enjoy the fact that it is a racing style band with its' perforated holes and slight taper.
Furthermore, the Nezumi Loews chronograph definitely stands out with its' retro pastel dial and design. You can tell the owner David did put a lot of time into custom designing the case, dial, and band to make sure that the end result really exudes something more than just a plain old chronograph. This watch has style, functionality, character, and definitely is something that can be used everyday in civilian clothing. What more can you ask for?
The main component of a mechanical movement is the mainspring, a spring that gradually unwinds and transmits energy. A mechanical watch will keep accurate time despite requiring winding up if it's manual. ... Inside an automatic watch sits a small weighted rotor that has to oscillate in order to wind the mainspring.