Thursday, 18 September 2014

Planet Design SA226

Today, I'm wearing one of the mysterious Planet Design watches - the 4th that's appeared on my blog.
This watch is a bit more of a plain design for Planet Design, but has one of the most unique day markers I've seen for a dial watch. In general, it is a 3 hand dial design, and there is a date marker at the 3 o'clock position. Between the date marker and the centre of the dial is a set of 7 small windows in a vertical line with the days of the week marked. The current day is the only one which is a red dot rather than white, but I've not worked out exactly how they do this because the angles don't work out for any split of the dial into equal parts (it is less than 180 degrees but more than 120 degrees). The face also features the normal planet design sphere logo on the left side, and this is also on the back plate.
The model number is SA226, and the watch can still be bought for ¥3,990 online.
I still haven't got to the bottom of the history behind the brand. All I know is they are distributed by Emit (or Emmett) in Japan, and the watches have also been sold on Tokyoflash & SeaHope. They have Japanese movements and are assembled in China.

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