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Chanel J12 Chromatic mini review.

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As I posted yesterday, I bought my wife a 33mm Chanel J12 Chromatic in matt dark grey ceramic from Narikaa. It's a quartz so is easy to live with (especially for the ladies who do not apparently enjoy the delights of automatic movements :rolleyes: ), it has sapphire crystal, spring-loaded hidden clasp and a very nice matt ceramic case and bracelet.

 

The screw-in crown operates nicely, setting the date and time is a breeze, and the uni-directional bezel (with ceramic insert) rotates and clicks positively. The two-tone textured dial is crisp and the polished hands and numerical hour markers really compliment the dark grey tones of the watch. There is no lume.

 

It's not perfect though (like most reps ;) ) and the "1" in hour marker "10" is slightly squinty (possibly the "1s" in "11" too) and the crown doesn't sit exactly centered between the crown guards. You can see daylight through the gap between the bracelet end links and the case lugs, and there's also a slight mark (maybe just glue) on the edge of the ceramic bezel at 1. Nothing particularly concerning or annoying but I said this was a review so you're getting the whole story as I see it! ;)

 

I think this is a great watch for the price of £68, it looks uber cool in the matt finish and should give years of reliable operation. :thumbsup2:

 

And so on to a couple of pics I snapped tonight - hope you enjoyed my mini review!

 

 

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P4178638v2 by Bjorn Dajoak, on Flickr

 

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P4178640v2 by Bjorn Dajoak, on Flickr

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Amit

Nicely done sir.

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dalboy

Del,

Everytime i look at your posts it gives me the horrors !!!!!! your pics are just too damn good mate. so jealous

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vonGluberschmidt

I wish I could take photos as nice as yours Del.

 

seriously awesome!

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gran

Del,

Everytime i look at your posts it gives me the horrors !!!!!! your pics are just too damn good mate. so jealous

 

+1

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jeffw69

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!

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Del
Look at those pictures.. wow.

Thanks mate!

 

I like your new sig pic btw! :thumbsup2:

 

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dingle

I should have never said anyhting about a light tent :lol:

 

stunning mate :)

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machiavegli

Glad my wife isn't on this forum or Id be out a few more bills. Nice, Del!

-Mach

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MadeOfCheese

Very nice. Definitely gonna have to pull the trigger on this.

 

Thanks Del!

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sam77

nice watch Del congrats !! :clap:

 

i need to get a watch for my wife also . :Talking Ear Off: maybe a panny 005 or 112 am not sure just to keep it cool and keep buying more :D

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Del

Thanks Sam!

 

I like your style - buy your wife a PAM so you can borrow it! :rofl:

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Member X

Great review :)

 

Given the chinese can make a full ceramic case and bracelet with quartz movement and, if they had some proper QC, probably zero issues with errors/faults, I don't quite know where the rest of the £3k+ goes in the Gen...

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Del

Thanks X! :)

 

I think the gen Chromatic is an auto. (There's a wee clue in the first pic.....;) )

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Chiquita Fanjita

Looks good mate. Is it matt black or grey though?

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Del

Looks good mate. Is it matt black or grey though?

Thanks mate. It's a very dark grey but will look black in certain conditions. Very similar to the case colour of my ceramic PAM292M, if that's any help. ;)

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Member X

I think the gen Chromatic is an auto. (There's a wee clue in the first pic..... ;) )

:lol:

 

It's early, I've not had caffeine yet ;)

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Del

I think the gen Chromatic is an auto. (There's a wee clue in the first pic..... ;) )

:lol:

 

It's early, I've not had caffeine yet ;)

 

:lol: I'm on my second mug of coffee already!

 

 

 

Cheers wagner. :thumbsup2:

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Chiquita Fanjita

Looks good mate. Is it matt black or grey though?

Thanks mate. It's a very dark grey but will look black in certain conditions. Very similar to the case colour of my ceramic PAM292M, if that's any help. ;)

Cool, cheers mate. The wife fancies another J12 to go with her white one, but think she likes the chrome version, although think she'd be happy with whatever one she got :lol:

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MadeOfCheese

I think the gen Chromatic is an auto. (There's a wee clue in the first pic..... ;) )

:lol:

 

It's early, I've not had caffeine yet ;)

 

:lol: I'm on my second mug of coffee already!

 

 

 

Cheers wagner. :thumbsup2:

 

Pretty sure only the 38mm and 42mm are automatic. The 33mm is quartz, so you're accurate ;)

 

Actually, having looked into this a bit more, I think the Chromatic only comes in 38mm, so it's actually a fantasy :P

(Actually having looked into this even further, the previous line is total bollox :D)

 

http://www.chanel.com/en_AS/Watches/j12_chromatic#j12_chromatic_38mm_titanium_ceramic-H2979

 

Although I have a dilemma, as I think the wife would prefer a 38mm, but that's quartz where the gen is auto... :unsure:

Edited by MadeOfCheese

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