TRASKA COMMUTER – First 36mm Watch – First Impressions

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The past two years, I've grown quite comfortable with 40mm, 39mm and 38mm watches. The question was could I be comfortable with something smaller and if I could what would that watch look like? It would look a lot like the Traska Commuter. After wearing this for a few days, here are my first impressions.

STATS
  • Miyota 9039
  • 36.5mm x 44mm
  • Thickness 11.4mm including crystal
  • Lug width 20mm
  • 100m water resist
  • BGW9 super-luminova
  • Signed screw down crown
  • Semi-matted finished dial
  • Individual serial # on case back
  • Box styled double domed sapphire crystal w/ clear underside antireflective coating
  • 316L SS case with polished chamfers and drilled lugs
  • 316L SS Bracelet w/ fully articulating links
  • Proprietary scratch-resistant coating applied to case & bracelet
  • Solid end-links

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I adore the minimal branding on the dial. The logo and font size are spot on. Just the Logo, Traska and Automatic.

I chose the Traska Commuter because I love the stick markers and hands. It’s a classic look and the style offers great visibility. Yeah, it takes some cues from the OP but IMO Traska’s design is better without the unnecessary double-sticks at 3,6,9.


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I wanted to try something small, but I didn't want dainty. I love that the case side is a curvaceous slab and how it makes up the bulk of the watch. This gives the watch head a robust feel and look. Also, the 20mm lug width gives the watch wide stance on the wrist, adding to its presence.

Pic5_20220211_140232~2.jpg The signed clasp with perlage finish is a nice touch.

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The watch hands are ideal length. The hour hand just nearly misses the hour markers in its revolution while the minute hand almost grazes the rear black minute markers. The second hand connects with all the black minute markers.

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Dial has an eggshell finish with a perfect mint green pantone. I just can’t capture the precise color with my phone camera.

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The 30.8 mm diameter box sapphire crystal forms a beautiful dome over the face of the watch. The crystal sits 1.4mm above the bezel. Because the watch is mostly dial, this dome covers the watch. Solid female end links transition beautifully into the bracelet.

On my 7", not especially flat wrist, the Commuter definitely has a place.
 
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ScottyB

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wow...mint deja vu all over again

professional quality review

perlage on the clasp back jack

a very serious contender in the explorer homage crowd

as OP points out design cues spot on in places exceed grail

curvaceous case side slabs...it aint small

worthy micro

thx 4 HU thread & LWIG

wear in best wit health
 

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The past two years, I've grown quite comfortable with 40mm, 39mm and 38mm watches. The question was could I be comfortable with something smaller and if I could what would that watch look like? It would look a lot like the Traska Commuter. After wearing this for a few days, here are my first impressions.

STATS
  • Miyota 9039
  • 36.5mm x 44mm
  • Thickness 11.4mm including crystal
  • Lug width 20mm
  • 100m water resist
  • BGW9 super-luminova
  • Signed screw down crown
  • Semi-matted finished dial
  • Individual serial # on case back
  • Box styled double domed sapphire crystal w/ clear underside antireflective coating
  • 316L SS case with polished chamfers and drilled lugs
  • 316L SS Bracelet w/ fully articulating links
  • Proprietary scratch-resistant coating applied to case & bracelet
  • Solid end-links

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I adore the minimal branding on the dial. The logo and font size are spot on. Just the Logo, Traska and Automatic.

I chose the Traska Commuter because I love the stick markers and hands. It’s a classic look and the style offers great visibility. Yeah, it takes some cues from the OP but IMO Traska’s design is better without the unnecessary double-sticks at 3,6,9.


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I wanted to try something small, but I didn't want dainty. I love that the case side is a curvaceous slab and how it makes up the bulk of the watch. This gives the watch head a robust feel and look. Also, the 20mm lug width gives the watch wide stance on the wrist, adding to its presence.

View attachment 752205 The signed clasp with perlage finish is a nice touch.

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The watch hands are ideal length. The hour hand just nearly misses the hour markers in its revolution while the minute hand almost grazes the rear black minute markers. The second hand connects with all the black minute markers.

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Dial has an eggshell finish with a perfect mint green pantone. I just can’t capture the precise color with my phone camera.

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The 30.8 mm diameter box sapphire crystal forms a beautiful dome over the face of the watch. The crystal sits 1.4mm above the bezel. Because the watch is mostly dial, this dome covers the watch. Solid female end links transition beautifully into the bracelet.

On my 7", not especially flat wrist, the Commuter definitely has a place.

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ScottyB

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even though the "head" is only 36.5mm TWSS i could rock it because 20mm strap width gives support like JAYNE MANSFIELDS BRA...also 44mm L2L would add girth to the head... i know i could rock it and commute to a nap & look good
 
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