Hands-On: Raymond Weil's Latest Freelancer Chronograph

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Hands-On: Raymond Weil's Latest Freelancer Chronograph

Postby Racer-X » September 12th 2018, 8:56pm

"Raymond Weil’s latest take on their sporty Freelancer Chronograph is – to be blunt – really good-looking. Fundamentally, it’s the same as Freelancer chronos we’ve seen before: 42mm steel case, bulletproof RW500 movement, 12,6,9 subdial layout, day/date and screw-down crown and pushers. It’s a solid piece of kit.

What’s new, though, is the colour way. Silver and blue, and plenty of texture to tempt the eye. The panda-esque dial is predominantly silver, with a bright starburst centre and circular grained outer sections, contrasting beautifully with the recessed subdials (including that characteristic frame and single screw around the running seconds at nine). Add to this the blue tachymeter bezel and you’ve got a watch that offers a modern take on a classic, sporty chronograph design. Even the strap – blue calf with a little padding and contrasting white stitching, curved to fit the case – is a great fit, though I would have been just as happy with a tang buckle rather than the single-fold deployant that comes as stock."

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Re: Hands-On: Raymond Weil's Latest Freelancer Chronograph

Postby bedlam » September 12th 2018, 9:03pm

Prefer the recent Hammy chrono
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Re: Hands-On: Raymond Weil's Latest Freelancer Chronograph

Postby conjurer » September 12th 2018, 9:35pm

I like the colour way.
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Re: Hands-On: Raymond Weil's Latest Freelancer Chronograph

Postby bedlam » September 13th 2018, 2:04am

conjurer wrote:I like the colour way.

What is it with Yanks and 'colour way'?

'Colours' covers it...no need to ghey thing up any further.
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Re: Hands-On: Raymond Weil's Latest Freelancer Chronograph

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » September 13th 2018, 5:26am

Not bad, not bad... Waaait, what’s that screw doing by the seconds subdial? Nice watch, and they just had to fuck it up with something like that, so that instead of looking good, the watch would blow. Well, congratulations, Raymond Weil - it blows.
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Re: Hands-On: Raymond Weil's Latest Freelancer Chronograph

Postby conjurer » September 13th 2018, 9:33am

bedlam wrote:
conjurer wrote:I like the colour way.

What is it with Yanks and 'colour way'?

'Colours' covers it...no need to ghey thing up any further.


I was being, like, ironic, Carl. In your words, I was taking the piss. Time & Tide is actually an Australian website, BTW.

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Re: Hands-On: Raymond Weil's Latest Freelancer Chronograph

Postby 3Flushes » September 13th 2018, 10:04am

Feh
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Re: Hands-On: Raymond Weil's Latest Freelancer Chronograph

Postby monster623az » September 13th 2018, 4:17pm

Booring..
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Re: Hands-On: Raymond Weil's Latest Freelancer Chronograph

Postby bedlam » September 13th 2018, 5:07pm

conjurer wrote:
bedlam wrote:
conjurer wrote:I like the colour way.

What is it with Yanks and 'colour way'?

'Colours' covers it...no need to ghey thing up any further.


I was being, like, ironic, Carl. In your words, I was taking the piss. Time & Tide is actually an Australian website, BTW.

Conjurer for the win!!

It's ok conj, we'll keep your secret. You are accepted here :lol: :lol:
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