After some time of waiting and finding my Hong Kong tracking number didn’t work and getting a new transaction produced, delivery from Hong Kong with a working tracking number took about 4 days total. So now I know that the original shipment was never actually made or forgotten about.
Here is the homage – sandwich dial, 100M water resistance (swimmable), manual wind, closed back, simple band which is rather nice, very good lume, roller lever, etc. Setting the time is a little wonky as pulling the crown out works but sometimes slips and needs pulled out a little further in order to move the hands. No AM/PM to worry about as there is no date window. Just a simple sweeping seconds hand and the hour minute hands. Sapphire crystal.
After all the wait, is this watch worth waiting for? I’d say yes, as painful as the very long wait ultimately became (well over a month). Very simple, very elegant, and it should prove to be a nice beater. The G. Gerlach is on it’s way from Poland and will take main daily duty (besides Apple Watch). The Rolex will be just for fancier occasions. I am not sure what to do with my Seiko diver at this point since it’s an AWESOME beater watch. My son is ten years-old – perhaps he might be old enough to sport such a thing. Or I could wait a few years on that one.