“Say, pal, ya got the time?” If you’re reading this blog, you very likely do, having some sort of a watch strapped on to your wrist. Sometimes on those early mornings, maybe you just don’t feel like talking to this horologically-deprived stranger. That’s where Maezm comes to your rescue.
Quite simply (and as shown by the pictures in this post), they’ve rotated the watch 90 degrees, putting 12 o’clock where we’re more used to seeing 3 o’clock. This allows you to simply hold your arm up, and the wondering person wonders no longer about the time.
In practice, this takes a bit of getting used to, when it comes to just telling the time yourself. Thankfully, the 12 is printed boldly, and the hands are large enough to be easily legible. Outside of this design change, we have a fairly “simple” watch, in terms of what we normally look at.
It’s powered by a Citizen quartz movement, which is then house in an ionic-plated brass case (the caseback, which contains the edition number, appears to be steel). With the 30 meter water resistance and leather strap, this is not a watch for being seriously active. For regular daily wear, though, it works.
I have to note, this watch is extremely light. I actually caught myself looking down at my wrist a few times just to ensure that it was still there. I also felt it was a touch on the smaller side of what I’d normally wear (38mm by 9mm thick). However, it you have smaller wrists, this may be a good fit for you. For my 7.25″ wrist, the strap just barely got on – I had one more adjustment notch in the band.
All told, this is a watch with a unique appearance (take a close look to see the “ghost” numbers on the dial) that gives you a little break from the norm, without making it entirely unreadable. If you’d like to pick one up for yourself, just drop them an email and have about $130 ready.