Up for sale is another watch I?m probably going to regret letting go of, but grails are calling: The Defakto Eins. This very unique watch has a minimal, but strong graphic design that gives it great presence, though clearly its stand out feature is that it has only one hand. Acting as both hour and minutes, the single hand is less about accuracy and more about the general passing of time. Though novel, the styling of this watch is so subtle and well executed that it never feels like a gimmick.
The Eins features a slender 42mm, satin finished steel case that is German made by the Ickler group in Pforzheim, sapphire crystal, decent lume and an ETA 2824-2 movement, which is visible through the case back. It also comes mounted on a supple, honey brown calf leather strap that is of great quality.
I got this watch about a year ago and have worn it only a handful of times. It shows literally no signs of wear on the case or strap, but has been worn, so I?d give it a 95-99% on the TZ scale. Comes with the original packaging.
I am asking $500 OBO via PP shipped CONUS. Though this watch might not be for everyone, it?s a great deal on a German made watch with an ETA 2824 inside.
Here is a review of a similar Defakto I wrote a couple of years ago: REVIEW
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