Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

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Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby koimaster » July 3rd 2017, 9:29am

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Those not intimately familiar with the various timepiece models produced by Graham might not even notice at first glance that the Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT is a new watch. This isn't the first Graham "Chronofighter," it isn't the first "Vintage," and it isn't the first "GMT." Rather, it is a new model that blends a lot of what Graham has already done into a new and decently satisfying package.

Most people even remotely familiar with Graham will probably mistake the Chronofighter Vintage GMT for the previously offered, and soon to be discontinued I believe, Chronofighter Oversize GMT aka the Chronofighter GMT. The two watches have similar profiles, the same functionality (for the most part), and even share the exact same movement. The big differences are in the size and the price.


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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » July 3rd 2017, 9:59am

I never really liked Graham - and with this one, that remains unchanged. "Chronofighter" written in Monotype Corsiva straight out of Microsoft Word is the really the icing on the cake.
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby eddiea » September 29th 2017, 9:58am

They have grown on me, excellent movement work, different (and I like different) ...class , fit/finish and superb overall quality...
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby foghorn » September 29th 2017, 10:05am

I like everything but the pump handle pusher.
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby Mortuus » September 29th 2017, 10:24am

It looks like a teenie-weenie espresso machine; if they were to eliminate all the gee-gaws poking out of it, it would be a handsome watch, IMHO. :|
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby Pubbie » September 30th 2017, 12:28pm

Mortuus wrote:It looks like a teenie-weenie espresso machine; if they were to eliminate all the gee-gaws poking out of it, it would be a handsome watch, IMHO. :|

The green dial is something. Several Grahams without the grenade pins on the side look great, and are good for winding up WIS with their boring shit at GTGs :)
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby Mortuus » September 30th 2017, 4:56pm

Pubbie wrote:
Mortuus wrote:It looks like a teenie-weenie espresso machine; if they were to eliminate all the gee-gaws poking out of it, it would be a handsome watch, IMHO. :|

The green dial is something. Several Grahams without the grenade pins on the side look great, and are good for winding up WIS with their boring shit at GTGs :)

Yes, the green is nice, but that big CLA relief valve on the side is gonna blow steam while people are trying to watch "The Long Rancher," or some such thing as that, and sew fourth...
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » September 30th 2017, 5:40pm

Upon this thread being revived, I have revised my views on this watch, and now I like it even less. The whole pump-like assembly, Graham's signature design feature, still looks somewhat ridiculous. I mean, what's the point of it? I'd understand relocating the start pusher into the crown to make it a monopusher, but a reset pusher being left, and on top of that in a rather confusing location above the crown makes little sense. And I hate the inscription done in Monotype Corsiva even more than I have loathed it before. By Jove, are they too lazy not to make their own font? Not to mention the pretentious name. "Chronofighter." Aaaarghhh. Sounds Invictesque. Force Chronofighter Subaqa Reserve - doesn't that sound Lalo sort of proud?
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby conjurer » September 30th 2017, 9:01pm

It's a stupid looking piece of fucking shit, one which makes me wish to hammer a Cabriole table let up my fucking ass.

Having said that, the bezel looks nice.
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby biglove » September 30th 2017, 9:41pm

Mortuus wrote:It looks like a teenie-weenie espresso machine; if they were to eliminate all the gee-gaws poking out of it, it would be a handsome watch, IMHO. :|



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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby Pubbie » October 1st 2017, 3:04am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:Upon this thread being revived, I have revised my views on this watch, and now I like it even less. The whole pump-like assembly, Graham's signature design feature, still looks somewhat ridiculous. I mean, what's the point of it? I'd understand relocating the start pusher into the crown to make it a monopusher, but a reset pusher being left, and on top of that in a rather confusing location above the crown makes little sense. And I hate the inscription done in Monotype Corsiva even more than I have loathed it before. By Jove, are they too lazy not to make their own font? Not to mention the pretentious name. "Chronofighter." Aaaarghhh. Sounds Invictesque. Force Chronofighter Subaqa Reserve - doesn't that sound Lalo sort of proud?

Yes now you come to mention it, the name is a bit Comic Sans. And it's a crap name, but they all are. Yet despite being a zombie, I'd still have a Graham (bought used) over the tedium that most brand experts wank over though, and they are beautifully made (I have actually held one!).

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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby bedlam » October 1st 2017, 6:32pm

There are a couple of Graham's I like but that pusher kills it every time.
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby TemerityB » October 1st 2017, 6:41pm

bedlam wrote:There are a couple of Graham's I like but that pusher kills it every time.


Well, absolutely. Graham's quality is freakin' off the charts; they're expensive, but it's understandable why. However, they're sometimes really honkin' big, and the freaking pushers or crowns look like something Flava Flav would wear at the end of a necklace. Not to mention the pump handle that spurted oil all over Moe's face.

Graham makes great watches (read about the painstaking quality control they do on their autos sometime), yet, not me, Pete.
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby bedlam » October 1st 2017, 7:46pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:And I hate the inscription done in Monotype Corsiva even more than I have loathed it before. By Jove, are they too lazy not to make their own font? Not to mention the pretentious name.

Rolex uses a minor derivation of Garamond. So what?

I'm not a great fan of cursive script on dials, but the fact that the font isn't completely original would seem to be very nitpicky
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Re: Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Watch

Postby Falstaff » October 2nd 2017, 8:47am

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