Today, we will take a peak at a watch from Gearbest, which is a wholesaler for many affordable watches, some horrible, some okay, and some great value propositions as well. The watch today is called the "Guanqin Nomos Lambda", which was made up, but really there is no actual name of this model.
The Guanqin is housed in an all polished steel case with nice short teadrop style lugs and a very round case design to compliment them. The diameter comes in at 41MM and wears like one. The case thickness is around 13MM and this watch is also equipped with a genuine Sapphire crystal. The lug width is 20MM and suits the case fairly well. Our signed “G” crown is pull/push and I assume this watch has a water resistance of 3 ATM, which basically means...Stay away from water.
Dial and Hands
The slight matte white dial is very similiar to the Nomos watch it pays Homage too. The nice feature on this model is the large bauhaus style 35 hour power reserve indicator below the 12:00 position. As you wind the watch, the subdial hand will move to show your current power reserve. Long rectangle shaped blue hands do reach quite far out to the end of the dial and allow for a legible view. I do like the addition of the circular white date window inside the seconds subdial at 6:00 and feel it fits in with this Bauhaus style design.
This watch utilizes the Huangzhou B200 PTS automatic movement. I am actually surprised at the extent of finishing the rotor and movement has with striping and perlage. 22 Jewels, Hacking and hand wind capabilities are also packed into this asian mechanical movement. To be quite honest, myne is running around 8 seconds fast a day which is just perfect at this pricepoint of under $100!
The 20Mm Shark Mesh style adjustable bracelet is quite comfortable to wear and simple to adjust. The buckle feels secure but the clasp is not signed as well as a more expensive watch, I will not complain at this super cheap pricepoint though!
Looking at what you actually get for $58 might have you thinking twice about how much you paid for your Swiss watch or Seiko. This watch gives you a lot for the money including Sapphire, Decent Bracelet, Power Reserve indicator, Decorated movement, Hacking, and hand winding. Need I say more? This is definitely something fun to add to the collection for a beater or everyday watch for work. It looks the part, and certainly feels the part. Thanks for reading!
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.