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Offline TheHobbit

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Aeromatic 1912
« on: September 08, 2013, 03:08:40 PM »
This is a review of an AEROMATIC 1912 watch. Aeromatic 1912 is based in Frankfurt Germany. Aeromatic 1912 I believe is one of the first so called Germasian brands in the market. This watch, reference A1204 is from the early 2000s.



Model A1204.



The watch under review is a Limited Edition run of 200 pieces. The watch case is stainless steel. It is a three 3-part case, 40mm in diameter, 14.4mm thick with a 20mm lug width. The watch measures 47mm lug to lug and is rated to 5 ATM. The finish (brushed) is not bad. It is rather well made actually.







As the watch is a chronograph, there are 3 buttons. The pushers, top and bottom comes in at 5.5mm in diameter, 2.5mm thick and sticks out 4mm from case. The crown comes in at 9mm diameter and 5mm thick. The crown is a screw down crown. The pushers have a brushed finish while the crown is bead blasted. All three buttons are easy to use. The pushers have a positive click when used.







The watch case back is of the screw down design. It has circular brushing. The case back is signed Aeromatic 1912 in the center and around it are the usual watch markings, water resistant, model number, material used and the Limited Edition run serial number.



The watch is fitted with a domed mineral crystal.



The watch has a white dial. It has a date window cut-out at the 3 o'clock position and the chronograph sub dial at the 12 o'clock position. The seconds is displayed via a sub dial at the 6 o'clock position. The dial is signed, the Aeromatic 1912 logo and legend at the 9 o'clock position. At the 6 o'clock position, you find the legend 'Limited Edition'. 





The date window has a black line around it. The sub-dials have polished rings and the sub-dial are recessed. The sub-dial are clearly marked 'Sec' and 'Min'. Nice. The minute track is in black. The hour markers are nice and easy to read. All the hour markers are dual marked with Arabic numerals and dots with the 3 and 9 markers with oversized numerals. Both the Arabic numerals and dots are luminous.





The main hour and minute hands are polished, as is the sweep chronograph hand. The hands on the sub-dial are rendered in black. Sadly, neither the minute nor the central chronograph hands extends to the minute markers. It would have been nice if they were. The hour and minute hands are sufficiently different to make time telling easy. Both the hour nad minute hands are luminous.



The watch is quartz powered and the movement driving the watch is a Miyota caliber OS 11. The movement provides the watch with the following complications: hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph. The date complication has the quick set function and the movement hacks.







The watch comes fitted with a brown leather strap in bund or pilot style. The strap can be used without the backing pad. Yellow (dual track) thread at the edge. The strap measures 120 mm on the hole side and 80 mm the buckle side. The strap is 20 mm wide along the entire length. The leather straps unsigned but the pad is signed Aeromatic 1912. The finish if the strap is good but a tad thin. The buckle is polished and signed with the logo.













In conclusion, the watch is well made, the overall finish quite nice. It is comfortable on the wrist and is rather good value for the money, more so if you can get one pre-loved. This watch has been well used.


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Re: Aeromatic 1912
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 09:45:48 PM »
Hi Ivan,
Nice looking watch. Is this a personal piece of yours?
You mentioned that it is Germasian, does it mean that the movement is from Asia and the watch is assembled in Germany?
Great review as always.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Aeromatic 1912
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 12:18:34 AM »
Hi Ivan,
Nice looking watch. Is this a personal piece of yours?
You mentioned that it is Germasian, does it mean that the movement is from Asia and the watch is assembled in Germany?
Great review as always.
Thanks for sharing.

 :Cheers:

Hi Danny,

The watch use to be mine, but it is in London for the past few years with my uncle. As for the term Germasian, it is loosely use to describe watches coming out of Germany whose origin is rather dubious, I.e. is it really a German brand. I believe WUS was the first to use the term. And yes, with most watches Germasian, the movement is from Asia and the assembly? Asia as well?