Let's face it. Nowadays people don't purchase mechanicals watches for their accuracy anymore. While it is high unlikely a well-looked-after mechanical watch would give rise to a timekeeping error large enough to create annoyance in real life scenarios, that a mechanical watch should be able to tell time perfectly simply isn't a key consideration here. By extension, the need to read the time off the face of a timepiece immediately - unless you're a fighter jet pilot - doesn't seem to take top priority for general consumers these days. And for better or worse, SevenFriday, a Swiss brand founded in 2012, has since its inception established a philosophy of watchmaking that aims to inject a little bit of fun (and comes with it, a level of complexity) into the mechanism by which its products tell time. Succeeding the massively popular and ultra-stylish P-Series and M-Series lines was its V-Series references (including the 2 watches we are going to review here) which broke into the scene in the later half of 2015, bringing with them the bold and unorthodox aesthetics that has so ever strongly defined the brand. And that, would mean SevenFriday has done it again by making people scratch their heads trying to figure out exactly how to even USE them.
But fear not. In our recent encounter with the V1/01 and V3/01 (special courtesy to Chronos who has provided the watches for our review purpose), we have done our fair share of head-scratching so you don't need to do yours. And this, is your complete breakdown of the SevenFriday V1/01 and V3/01 (black version). Let's check it out!
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