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This oversized gents Diesel Mega Chief watch has a stainless steel case and is powered by a chronograph quartz movement. It is fitted with a black leather strap and has a blue dial. The watch has a date function.
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Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
This is a review of the Mens Diesel Mega Chief Chronograph Watch DZ4423.
Recently, I discovered this watch online and I was in love from the first image I saw. I had been searching a large watch like this for a long time and finally found it. I bought this watch to wear in a crowd as this one stands out with its large attractive face. It blends in well in a casual setting, but the watch is also very versatile as it complements formal dress well. I appreciate the fact that it has a traditional style but just enlarged a bit to look attractive and masculine. Having analog hours, minutes, and seconds hands as well as a chronograph stopwatch is very much appreciated.
This watch is a fantastic value. It has an attractive, oversized blue face with stainless steel casing. The weight feels solid and comfortable on the wrist, and if you are searching for a large watch, you couldnt find a nicer looking one. The color scheme of the face is a rich blue background with steel-colored decorative elements and white markings. The styling is modern and clean, the printing is very crisp and clear, and the mechanism works precisely
UNBOXING - Initial impressions
I think this watch has its own charm, and, like I said, I was smitten from the first time I saw a picture of it. Sophistication and style emanates from every angle when viewing this attractive, crisp timepiece. The original diesel packaging that the watch arrived in is a sturdy black box made of some stiff material that resembles leather but is more stiff so must be some sort of stiff fiber board. The watch rested safely inside on its own black cushion pillow. Open the box and you feel that it is a sophisticated device. The watch comes with an official 2 year Diesel warranty to cover manufacturing defects or mechanical failures. Per the specifications, the watch is water resistant to 10 bars 1000 meters of depth. This is sufficient for using the watch while showering, swimming, or snorkeling. But if one needs a watch for diving, they must search for a higher level of resistance. In fact, most Diesel watches will rarely face an issue in the first 2 years. Nonetheless, the 2 year warranty gives you peace of mind and speaks more to the manufacturing quality and the fact that the brand stands behind their product with reliability. In fact, one need not be worried much about the quality as the watch is straight from the Fossil watches factory due to a partnership between Fossil and Diesel in creating the Mega Chief watches series. The watch manual is also found in the box. It is a very thick manual due to the fact that it has been translated into all international languages in order to be user friendly. Nonetheless, this watch is simple enough to just put on and start using, and I did not find the need to consult that manual.
AESTHETICS - Large style watch
Coming back to the look of the Diesel watch itself. The most striking feature of this watch is that it is extremely large with a 40 millimeter face width and 11 millimeter case depth. See the attached picture. When I ordered it, I was a bit worried whether it would look too big and ostentatious. I am tall but rather skinny and do not have very large wrists. However, those worries were quickly removed as I wore it the first time. First, the watch has a pleasing heavy feel to it and feels made of solid quality. Second, although the watch face is very large, it fits fully on my wrist, but is not too large. I got used to wearing it within a few hours and have stopped to feel that it is unusually large. It just feels natural and good there on my hand. As I said, I have typical, not overly thick wrists, and the watch fits fully from one edge to the other but is not too large. It looks gorgeous on my arm as well. The dial of the watch has a smooth curve towards the edges inside the glass. The curve is sort of ribbed and this gives it a stunning 3-dimensional look. This 3-D view gives you an idea of the depth and sheen of the watch. The extreme edge of the case and the clamp of the leather strap are polished to a brilliant silver accent which is so striking. The shine at this point adds to the bling of the watch. When you just show it in the sun, its reflection on the nearest wall looks like there are fireworks. What I mean to say is the dial of the watch is a spectacular design and that is the first thing which will catch your eye. Over the glass there are two strips of metal with silver accents, this boasts the brand and the water resistance the watch offers. The metal strips provide extra protection to the watch glass and gives a nice masculine design detail to the watch. It shall safe guard the watch from careless minor scratches. However the edges of these metal strips may accumulate dirt over time and may require cleaning. Nevertheless the strips resemble a set of claw. The date display is nicely fitted in the watch at the 3 o clock position. It sits in between the claw as you can see in the image and it looks neat there. The positioning of the date alone gives you an idea how much effort was taken to design this fantastic looking watch. I will say however, that the location of the date between the two claws does it make it a bit difficult to read the date because of the tight spacing there. The main color of the watch face is a stunning deep blue. It is beautiful and almost iridescent in its quality. It is surrounded by a bright silver colored stainless steel casing that is large and robust looking. The contrast between the blue and silver looks stunning and very attractive. On the watch face itself, the other colors used are silver marking that match the watch casing and white markings used to print the numerals and other indications themselves. There are three hands for the hours, minutes, and seconds which are silver with white markings. The 12 markings for the hours around the face are also silver with white highlights. Between them are various marking in white including line tick marks and numerals to denote the various times. The markings are a bit untraditional in that they do no not denote the usual minute ticks but instead provide 7 ticks between the hour markings and a small decimal number showing the hour time between adjacent full hour markings such as 6.5 for the 6:30 position of the hour hand. The principal hour markings also have numerals that denote the position of the minute hand at that location such as 30 minutes at the 6:00 position. There is a nice decorative Diesel tagline saying Only The Brave inscribed at the top of the watch along its curve below a large 12 denoting the top position of the watch. You feel a pride every time you look at the watch due to the tagline inscription there. Above the tagline sits the number 12, in silver distinctly standing out from the rest of the watch. There are tiny design details in the watch which will catch your eye. The three dimensional nature of the curved face and the way numbers are marked on the edge of the watch to show the hours are unique. In addition, there are three small dials used by the chronograph/stopwatch feature described below.
On the back of the stainless steel watch casing, the Diesel logo is etched with a large depiction of the head of an Indian. There is also the tagline Only the Brave as shown also on the watch face. And there are markings for the water resistance rating and model number.
WATCH BAND - Leather
Complementing the well-designed case is the very wide, black and equally well designed leather strap. The strap feels durable and it should last a reasonable amount of wear and tear. The straps are wide and simple, easy to wear and remove when required. There are many adjustment holes located very close together on the strap, allowing for a very precise adjustment of the size to fit your wrist just perfectly. However the watch strap may require care and cleaning as it is in leather and will get slightly marred/scratch where the buckle holds it. The watch strap buckle is also in silver stainless steel to match the casing of the watch and has the word Diesel etched on it. There are two leather loops that hold the free end of the watch strap in place. The first one is fixed in place next to the buckle, and the second slides to adjust to hold the free end of the watch strap.
Note: I also tried on other style variations of this watch that have a metal band in a Diesel store, and they were also very comfortable and sturdy. The metal watch band is large-sized also to match the casing width and has well-fitting buckles that are closely spaced so that I had no problems with the band pulling at my wrist hairs. If you are interested in changing the band on the original watch, there are places online where leather bands in other colors can be ordered in the 26 millimeter width. It is also possible to obtain a matching stainless steel band if desired. The Diesel ADZ4308 stainless steel watch band matches the color of this watch exactly and is used on other watches in this series that have the same stainless steel casing color but a different face color. For me, the unique and stunning blue color of this watchs face was the deciding factor, and it looks fantastic with the black leather band as is. But for unmatched strength and durability, the stainless steel band could also be obtained.
OPERATION - Setting the time and date
The timekeeping mechanism is a Japanese quartz design and works precisely. I have had it for over a week, and it holds the time extremely accurately. I have not had to adjust it and it still matches the other timpiece that I used as a reference to set it. The large dial contains three hands with white markings for the current times hours, minutes, and seconds. Note, there is no autoluminescence glow in the dark for night visibility, so you will need to have another light to shine on the watch to read it in the dark. On the right side of the watch case, there is the main large steel lug/knob that pulls out and rotates to set the time and date. Even though there are chronograph buttons adjacent to the crown, it is not at all a problem to make adjustments to the watch time with the main knob. Like normal watches, 2 pulls are there for the knob. The first pull allows you to adjust the date. the second pull allows you to adjust the time. As you turn it, it turns the minute hand, which also rotates the hours hand accordingly. Nothing surprising here. Just adhering to standard quality watch design.
CHRONOGRAPH - Stopwatch feature
The most important feature of the watch besides telling the time is its chronograph. The buttons of the chrono on the side of the watch are adjacent to the main crown and are superbly sensitive. You dont need to press too hard and it will not activate accidentally or if touched lightly. The spring attached to the chronograph buttons are quite well adjusted I think. The chronograph has 1/10ths of a second count, seconds count, and minute count. It is very easy to operate and very easy to read as well. The chronograph is very accurate when I compared it with another times. That is the quality of this brilliant watch.
The watch face contains three small dials for the chronograph/stopwatch features. Towards the 12 oclock position is a dial that indicates 1/10ths of a second as the stopwach operates. At the 6 oclock position is a dial that indicates the seconds counter from zero to 60. And at the 9 oclock position is a dial that indicates the minutes counter from 0 to 60. Each dial has a blue inner face and a silver colored ring encircling it and has small white markings inside that denote the values for the time it keeps. This is in keeping with overall steel/blue/white design aesthetic of the watch and is very attractive. It gives the watch a look of complexity and sophisticated engineering. To operat the chronograph, the steel button on the upper right side of the casing is used to start/stop the chronograph which is then indicated by the three small dials on the watch face in minutes, seconds, and hundredths of a second. The steel button on the lower right side of the casing is used to pause the timer for a lap time while it is running or to reset the chronograph to zero if it is stopped. I have seen a few samples of this watch in person and noted that there is some slight variation between units regarding the positioning of the hands in these small dials. In other words, the hands may not align precisely with the small marking, but this does not affect the overall aesthetic of the watch. It might however, be a problem for someone trying to use the watch a lot for precision timing.
Fit and finish: This watch and in fact the entire Mega Chief is a perfect example of aesthetics at its best. Even though this big watch will look great on a large wrist, it fits very well on my thinner arm as well. I actually took a chance and was unsure if it would look excessive, but I am very satisfied with how it turned out and find the size completely natural and good-looking on my arm. Refined design elements are there throughout in this watch I must say. The leather strap has a wide range of adjustment and it is very easy to fit on wrist of any size. Unless you wear it too tightly, it will not leave a mark on your wrist. That much thought has gone into the build of the watch, even to the strap. It hugs your wrist nicely, no matter what your size is. The watch, even though is a Mens watch, has a unisex appeal to it.
The watch is a heavy watch. You will always feel its prominent presence on your wrist. It will not hurt or anything, but it makes you look masculine and sophisticated. Even though it is a heavy watch, it is not a bit restrictive in your movements. I find it a true pleasure to flaunt around.
MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION
The build of the watch is top notch. No part on the watch feels fragile or unstable. Even the leather strap feels extremely durable and should last a long time. It is a 100% strong watch.
From the moment I first saw a picture of this beautiful timepiece I was smitten. The Mega Chief lines has a color and style option for every taste, but for me, this is the perfect color combination, and I fel in love with it after buying and putting it on my arm. I am extremely happy that I bought this watch. It serves all my purposes - from style casual to smart formal and even for sports. It is big, bold and dynamic - Only for the brave. It has a confidence and charisma of its own sometimes. The fact that this watch is a high quality construction for such a reasonable price is amazing and makes it an unmatched value!
And lastly, I am so happy with the fast, trouble-free service and great pricing of Watch Shop. I totally recommend this watch and Watch Shop.
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
This watch is a fantastic value. It has an attractive, oversized blue face with stainless steel casing. The weight feels solid and comfortable on the wrist, and if you are searching for a large watch, you couldnt find a nicer looking one. The color scheme of the face is a rich blue background with steel-colored decorative elements and white markings. The styling is modern and clean, the printing is very crisp and clear, and the mechanism works precisely. I have had it for over a week, and it holds the time extremely accurately. The large dial contains three hands with white markings for the current times hours, minutes, and seconds. On the right of the dial, there is a number indicating the date. Note, there is no autoluminescence for night visibility. The main large lug on the right side pulls out and rotates to set the time and date. The upper right steel button is used to start/stop the chronograph which is indicated by the three small dials on the watch face in minutes, seconds, and hundredths of a second. The lower right button resets the chronograph to zero. The band is a sturdy black leather, also oversized to match well with the size of the watch. The hole spacing is very frequent, allowing for a very precise fit of the band to the wrist. Note: I also tried on other style variations of this watch that have a metal band, and they were also very comfortable and sturdy, and I had no problems with the band pulling at wrist hairs.
The most notable feature of this watch is its large oversized design. It is very attractive and attention getting. The weight feels solid and well-made, and the black leather band is also of a sturdy high quality. The combination of black, blue, and steel coloring is both modern and classic. This is my favorite new watch, and all the more so because it is so affordable and such a great value. The watch arrives in a reasonable quality black box with black pillow cushion.
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
This watch is a fantastic value. It has an attractive, oversized blue face with stainless steel casing. The weight feels solid and comfortable on the wrist, and if you are searching for a large watch, you couldnt find a nicer looking one. The color scheme of the face is a rich blue background with steel-colored decorative elements and white markings. The styling is modern and clean, the printing is very crisp and clear, and the mechanism works precisely. I have had it for over a week, and it holds the time extremely accurately. The large dial contains three hands with white markings for the current times hours, minutes, and seconds. Note, there is no autoluminescence for night visibility. The upper right steel button is used to start/stop the chronograph which is indicated by the three small dials on the watch face in minutes, seconds, and hundredths of a second. The lower right button resets the chronograph to zero. The main large lug on the right side pulls out and rotates to set the time and date. The band is a sturdy black leather, also oversized to match well with the size of the watch. The hole spacing is very frequent, allowing for a very precise fit of the band to the wrist. Note: I also tried on other style variations of this watch that have a metal band, and they were also very comfortable and sturdy, and I had no problems with the band pulling at wrist hairs.
The most notable feature of this watch is its large oversized design. It is very attractive and attention getting. The weight feels solid and well-made, and the black leather band is also of a sturdy high quality. The combination of black, blue, and steel coloring is both modern and classic. This is my favorite new watch, and all the more so because it is so affordable and such a great value.
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
This Disel watch is a Christmas present for my partner he loves these types of watches and I only get them from the watch shop I have brought from here before always fast delivery and always wrapped for you when they come and they watches are lovely and good price. Thanks again
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Diesel watches are developed with leading watchmakers Fossil - another collection you can find at Watch Shop.Creative freedom and a love of change and innovation characterise the Diesel brand. Diesel watches are powerful, bold statement pieces that don't mess about. Packed with street-smart technological features, each Diesel watch has its own distinct style with the signature Diesel attitude that says I know what I want and I know how to get it. Expressive, edgy and eye-catching, a Diesel watch takes a stand and dares to be different while maintaining a luxury edge over other street styles. Diesel is an iconic lifestyle brand that has been offering a range of stylish premium casual-wear since 1978. The pioneering Diesel brand is known for passion, creativity and individuality and Diesel watches are no exception.
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