Today, I came across a rather unique line of mechanical watches from MeisterSinger.Â While it they have a variety of â€œstandardâ€ (three-hand) and â€œfunctionâ€ (think chronograph and other complications), the ones that most caught my eye were the single-hand watches.Â While youâ€™re not going to get millisecond precision when looking at the time, you could easily see that, hey, itâ€™s about quarter past 10.Â Day to day, thatâ€™s going to get you by (at least, for most of us).
Initially, I perused the single-hand collection , and the color combo on the No. 02 watch grabbed my attention.Â The yellowed dial just gives it a slightly vintage feel, and somehow that seems to work nicely with the single hand presentation.
- Movement:Â Unitas 6497-1 (hand-wound)
- Case:Â 43 mm steel with exhibition caseback
- WR:Â 5 bar
- Power reserve:Â 48 hours
- Sapphire crystal
If youâ€™d prefer something in an automatic flavor, the watch that really caught my eye is the Neo 1Z.Â Again, you get the same, simple, single-hand presentation, with a five different color combinations to choose from (again, the vintagey sunburst ivory dial grabbed my attention).Â What I really like about this one is how thin the bezel on the case is â€“ it seems like, when on the wrist, you would see only the dial and the strap, and not particularly notice the bezel.
- Movement:Â ETA 2824-2 Automatic
- Case: 36 mm steel (solid back)
- WR: 999 bar
- Power reserve: 38 hours
- Plexi-glass crystal
Overall, the single hand style is an interesting style variation I had not seen before, and I think would work quite well in daily usage.Â I was not able to find much in terms of pricing, other than one online vendor, which had prices starting and $1600 and going up depending on the model in question.