Ralf Tech - WRV "A" Hybrid

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Ralf Tech - WRV "A" Hybrid

Post by AJC » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:03 am

Horrible name but I'm really loving this line.

The WRV contains a proprietary hybrid autoquartz movement not too unlike Seiko's Kinetic.

They've worked on the rotor so that it spins very quickly so that there won't be the long charging time as with the Kinetics. It also has a 150 day power reserve.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFyEvdGThhk[/youtube]
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Re: Ralf Tech - WRV "A" Hybrid

Post by AJC » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:19 am

biglove wrote:Interesting. Reminds me a tad of the Precista?


I can see the similarities. I'm a big fan of the barrel shaped vintage dive watch look.

They have automatic versions too, but at those prices I'd rather have the proprietary hybrid.
I've been reading a lot about autoquartz lately. They've been around long before Kinetic and Spring Drive.
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Re: Ralf Tech - WRV "A" Hybrid

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:51 pm

The kinetics are funny beasts; at least the older ones are, with their tendency to wear our your arm whilst never giving you more than two days worth of power reserve. Hence, I really doubted -- and continue to doubt -- the veracity of their claim that they will store up to six months of kinetic energy...perhaps a "speed-winder" might be the solution...

I have yet to acquire a hybrid, but they seem to be gaining in popularity. I like the looks of this'n, but my beer money keeps disappearing prodigiously while my collection of vintage watches keeps expanding. There's a relationship between the two things, but damned if I can find it...
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