The supposedly indestructible and impervious Yema Navygraf II has an interesting bezel sliding framework that won my heart instantly.
When I say Yema , the well known Superman Diver comes to mind for most vintage watch gatherers. Mike surveyed the 1960’s Superman with a one of a kind bezel locking component for #TBT a couple of years prior . We likewise covered a year ago’s Yema Superman Heritage Bronze re-version during its effective Kickstarter crusade. As of late, I ran into another Yema jumper watch. It is as yet flying under the radar, however I dare say it is in any event as astounding as the Yema Superman. If not somewhat more. Meet the Yema Navygraf II.
Navygraf II is my French Ploprof
If the Yema Navygraf II were a couple of sizes greater in width, it would be unwearable for me. However, it sports a 38mm bezel, which gets the green light from my wrist. With two enormous steel dividers worked rather than four hauls, the Navygraf II resembles a more modest adaptation of Omega Seamaster Ploprof , just turned 90 degrees aside. I figure my confidence and conscience haven’t developed to the Ploprof measurements yet and unfortunately while wearing it, I would feel like I just burglarized an equipment store.
If I’d seen the Yema Navygraf II without precedent for pictures just, I wouldn’t have put it all on the line. To put it tenderly, it looks more like a venture watch or as though the plan group took a poorly coordinated get-away. “Give me a processor machine, a piece of steel, and five minutes, and I can fix this for you,” is the thing that comes to mind…
But such intercession would be a hurried reaction to this irregular monster. It would likewise be entirely superfluous. On the off chance that you see one on your next GTG, you will not have the option to tear your eyes from it. Also, nor should you attempt to. Much the same as me on my last visit to the Hungarian . Encircled by many vintage watches, I halted abruptly when I detected the Navygraf II.
The dial isn’t awesome, the luminant appears to be all around familiar with the idea of dampness and the crown has been most likely been changed in any event once, as it coasts delicately on the gatekeepers. These are three subtleties that would generally either keep me down or urge me to deal. However, the second I put it on my wrist, I said I’d take it. I don’t recollect saying, “YES” to a watch so rapidly from the start sight. It sat on my wrist for seven days in a row after the buy and, on the whole genuineness, it was an outstandingly comfortable seven days.
It took me a long time to have the option to express why I would have the option to wear Navygraf II as my day by day mixer. Such powerful case developments typically come in any event a 45mm distance across, which means it would take a Bud Spencer or to don it without looking silly. The Yema Navygraf, in any case, has that substantial mechanical appearance without breaking your wrist. As the case quantifies a lovely 41mm at the crown watches, you are allowed to pet your canine without harming it. Attempted and tested.
As a German vehicle sweetheart, I was constantly dazed by the eccentricities of French car plan. To discover that a large number of these off-the-divider manifestations went into sequential creation to be driven by a great many individuals hobos conviction. Yet, it appears to be the equivalent is valid for the French-made watches. The Yema Navygraf II bezel development is, most definitely, fairly irregular. I’m likewise not entirely certain about its usefulness when seeing a touch of erosion arising around the edge of the dial on my specific piece. Yet, some time ago of its delivery, the Yema handouts ensured 300 meters (or 990 feet) of water obstruction, so I get it should have worked.
The wonderful acrylic bezel includes a block red slender curve featuring the brief counter. A detail only here and there seen is that the plunging time isn’t set apart in five-minute, but instead in two-minute spans. I raise my 10/10 sign for the textual style determination as well. Timing my morning eggs with the Yema Navygraf makes for an extraordinary beginning to the day also. That is likely the nearest association with water my Navygraf will get in the following not many years.
The bezel slides easily on account of a phenomenally designed mount. There is a serious profound furrow on the bezel that holds it set up and permits it to coast around the case simultaneously. Those covered hauls are covered on purpose. Calculated cover plates, joined by hexagonal screws, clip down on the carries and opening into the profound furrow on the bezel’s flank. A smart answer for a well established issue, that outcomes in a striking stylish for the Navygraf II.
What do I think about the most elevated level of watch gathering? To purchase a watch without knowing it, while never having seen it, in actuality, on the grounds that your gut informs you there is something concerning it§. What a prize it is to hit the books and find an entrancing history past it. including important data and bits of knowledge straightforwardly from Jean Müller, Yema plan chief from 1974 to 1982.
Another Yema bezel lock
Jean Müller clarifies that he changed the initially opened screw sets out toward hex-fasteners like the ones you see on my later model simply on account of the special visualization. He additionally discusses what a torment it was to build up another development that, tragically, is absent on my watch. A few models include a huge cross over pole standing out from the case. It was only a shrewd framework for locking the bezel. “Machining focuses didn’t exist in those days and processing and boring accuracy were very irregular. Some of the time it was important to squeeze the pole to open the bezel, however the framework was pretty reliable,” Jean Muller clarifies in an interview.
The dial and handset assume a critical part in my liking towards this watch. The steel-organized dial mirrors light joyfully, making it change tones from light earthy colored to dark. If not for the Rolex Submariner , I would presumably proclaim this as the following sacred goal watch. What engages me specifically, aside from the candy second hand, are the lists at twelve that appear as though an interruption button and the records at six and nine that resemble launch catches. Generally old and fresher postings date this French Submariner back to 1978, yet the previously mentioned article shows a year more established index cutting from 1977.
There was likewise a quartz development Navygraf II accessible, yet I encourage you to wait for the programmed. The standard FE 4611 programmed development will not make you faint, however you will make the most of its snappy set date. There aren’t numerous Navygrafs II accessible, so stay cautious. I would say you need to save from €600 to €1,000 in your spending plan, contingent upon where your condition benchmark sits. The large crown is enjoyable to work and the bezel amusing to play with. I have many unwearable watches in my assortment, however this one is by a wide margin the most wearable and will get a remarkable tan this mid year. Glad hunting.