Welder K29 8000 Multi-movement Chrono
Model : 8000
Movement : Miyota FS10, 2033, and 5Y20 Movements
Functions: Chronograph, three time-zones, hours, minutes, seconds, date with immediate adjustment, crown at 9
Case: Stainless Steel AISI 316 L IPB Treated (blackened steel)
Dial: There are two super-imposed layered dials
Water Resistance: 10 ATM
Strap: Black rubber
From a watch enthusiast and recent Welder customer;
"I came across Welder Watches a while back and was intrigued by their version of an Instrument Watch. Ya'll heard of U-Boat, right? The Designer Italo Fontana is the designer and he recently put together a 'K' series for a new line called WELDER.
Opening the shipping box I pulled out a hard carrying case. A nice compact composite case with the Welder Logo embossed right on it. The locks looked nice and sturdy and there's a relieve knob for atmospheric pressure.
Pop Pop! I unclip the locks and and slowly opened the cover. There it was. A massive square Intsrument watch in shiny brushed steel with black face and white luminous numerals. I faintly heard a choir of angels singing softly in the background as I gazed in awe at the K23.
Measuring at 45mm squared (55mm including the crown) the brushed finished case and bezel really caught the light. Three chrono subdials at the 6-9-12 position. Date window at 3. Dial styling is reminiscent of U-Boat, big and bold.
If your into the hunky chunky industrial look, the K23 fits the bill to the 'T'. It's sorta like the Schwarzenegger of the instrument watch styling. Some initial impressions of the watch is that the edges and corners may be a bit sharp and uncomfortable for the wrist. Far from it. It is one of the more comfortable watches for my 7.25å_åÑ_ wrist. A closer look will reveal the soft curvature of the case to conform to your wrist AND that the corners are neither sharp and pointy to cause any intrusion. All along the case is a beveled edge. However it does appear to make for a formidable weapon if need be, me thinks. On all four corners is a big Hex Head Cap Bolt. Dunno if this actually keeps the watch together but they sure look industrial. Heavy Duty!!
As big as the watch may be I found it to be extremely comfortable. Every once in awhile your pleasantly surprised when you looked down at the "clock" strapped to your wrist. You forget you have such a monstrous time piece on."