The ad on the site is ironic.
In my case it shows a Nomos Metro watch.
Which is so much better than the watch advertised.
With 2500€ you get an in-house movement from top to bottom (balance wheel, spring, escapement, etc.), which means flexibility in design (it shows, with the off center reserve dial and the huge outer edge date dial), and finer tuning for better accuracy.
And they're asking 17000€ for a generic off the shelf ETA movement.
Not to mention that the clean, Bauhaus-y look and feel of the Nomos, along with the hand made craftsmanship is a better match to Leica in spirit, compared to this overpriced bloated timepiece.
That watch has such an ugly face, really odd combination of busy lines all over and that obnoxious V. Totally gimmicky aperture dial. Also the back is tinted grey for the darkroom? What why not red?! Also points off for no vulcanite inspired strap or film rewind styled pull out winding stem.
Oh shucks, I already have a $25 Timex. Every 2 weeks it gets 3 seconds behind and I reset it. I've had it for 2 years and when the battery poops I'll toss it and get another. My experience with these watches is that they last 4~5 years. That works out to 2 cents per day for accurate time.
(No, I don't carry a cell phone)
Many of the young these days don't wan't to own a watch or a camera, they use their smartphones for everything.
I bet they are not very accurate because they cost too much.
Watches come with batteries now? They're not like my Hamilton Thin-o-matic that just runs without me doing anything but breath? I suppose my Hamilton would probably stop sooner or later after I kick off. Haven't seen that happen in the 45 years since my Dad gave it to me. He bought it some time in the 60's off a neighbor who was a Hamilton rep. Heck of a watch. If Leica wants to trade me for it, I'll take one of their fancy watches and a Halliburton case full of an equal amount in small bills. I'd like an refurbished M-4 to boot. I'd trade it for an F2Sb body.
That's not a watch, it's a trinket. A very expensive trinket.
Tom, your watch was almost certainly made by A. Schild as an ebauche. Hamilton got most if not all of their self-winding movements from Switzerland and made their last watch in Lancaster Pa. in 1969; they never really recovered from the Hamilton 500 Electric watch debacle of the late '50s.