Unboxing Astor+Banks Miyota 9015 Fortitude (38.5mm case/46mm L2L/11.9mm height/20mm lugs)

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ASTOR+BANKS is a Chicago based watch company building and designing fine timepieces.

Apr 13, 2021

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High Grade 316L Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet​

Durable and corrosion resistant are features of 316L grade stainless steel that make it a must use material in high quality watches.

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Case and Bracelet Dimensions​

Case Size: 38.5mm fit w/ Viton gaskets
Lug to Lug: 46mm
Height: 11.9mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Bracelet: 20mm x 16mm

Anti-Magnetic​

To keep your watch running as accurate as possible, we have added an anti-magnetic feature by adding soft iron plates. Exceeding ISO 764 requirements, the Fortitude is tested to 20,000A/m of resistance.


Caliber M9015​

A robust and proven automatic movement made by world renowned Miyota Manufacturer in Japan.

Expect amazing reliability, a 42hr power reserve and serviceable by any qualified watchmaker.

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Swiss Super-Luminova X1​

The best and longest lasting luminescent material around is applied to the hour markers and hands for great night time visibility.

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Our newest model to the line up is finally here. Inspired by traditional Officers watches, the Fortitude is a great everyday watch with the versatility to go from formal to casual any day of the week. Things to love are the size at only 38.5mm, the heated blued hands and our extremely comfortable bracelet with the perfect taper from 20mm down to 16mm at the buckle.

Along with 660ft of water resistance, you will also get an anti-magnetic feature allowing your watch to withstand 20,000A/m of magnetism without affecting your timekeeping.

What's included?

  • Watch will come on our amazing bracelet
  • Additional suede Leather strap with quick release pins, Navy Blue for all except the Mint Green model. Green will come with a dark green suede strap and Sand comes with an Army green canvas strap.
  • Watch Tool
  • Single watch wallet made from beautiful Horween Leather
Color Options include:

Silver Dial with blued steel hands

Navy Blue Dial with polished hands and Silver Printing

Mother-of-Pearl Dial with blued steel hands

Mint Green Dial with matte dark gun metal grey hands--SOLD OUT

Navy Blue Dial with Gilt hands and print (available directly from BLVDier)

Sand Dial with matte dark gun metal grey hands

*International buyers are responsible for any customs and duties*

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$695.00​


:hmm: Plenty of competition out there with better pricing.
 

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ASTOR+BANKS is a Chicago based watch company building and designing fine timepieces.

Apr 13, 2021

Random Rob
AAUvwngho1avpuUwM26nY2zWZZPhkpF1DMkCjRLbKjeZzQ=s48-c-k-c0x00ffffff-no-rj





161761668_2899180780342354_8810079575540719937_n.jpg
155162471_2889769124616853_9106599120690629821_n.jpg
146106987_2866828270244272_8884293920409709289_n.jpg
141166969_2861304500796649_1283766582397225179_n.jpg


140480359_2855968014663631_9098383480845104772_n.jpg


High Grade 316L Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet​

Durable and corrosion resistant are features of 316L grade stainless steel that make it a must use material in high quality watches.

FortitudeCase-e1602855428224.jpg

Case and Bracelet Dimensions​

Case Size: 38.5mm fit w/ Viton gaskets
Lug to Lug: 46mm
Height: 11.9mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Bracelet: 20mm x 16mm

Anti-Magnetic​

To keep your watch running as accurate as possible, we have added an anti-magnetic feature by adding soft iron plates. Exceeding ISO 764 requirements, the Fortitude is tested to 20,000A/m of resistance.


Caliber M9015​

A robust and proven automatic movement made by world renowned Miyota Manufacturer in Japan.

Expect amazing reliability, a 42hr power reserve and serviceable by any qualified watchmaker.

Caliber2.jpg
Caliber1.jpg


Swiss Super-Luminova X1​

The best and longest lasting luminescent material around is applied to the hour markers and hands for great night time visibility.

X1.jpg

AstorBanks_Fortitude_Straight_MotherOfPearl_1200_e208c22d-3bec-4361-b804-700c4ef3195e_1000x1000.jpg

AstorBanks_Fortitude_Angle_Turquoise_lowres_1000x1000.jpg


Our newest model to the line up is finally here. Inspired by traditional Officers watches, the Fortitude is a great everyday watch with the versatility to go from formal to casual any day of the week. Things to love are the size at only 38.5mm, the heated blued hands and our extremely comfortable bracelet with the perfect taper from 20mm down to 16mm at the buckle.

Along with 660ft of water resistance, you will also get an anti-magnetic feature allowing your watch to withstand 20,000A/m of magnetism without affecting your timekeeping.

What's included?

  • Watch will come on our amazing bracelet
  • Additional suede Leather strap with quick release pins, Navy Blue for all except the Mint Green model. Green will come with a dark green suede strap and Sand comes with an Army green canvas strap.
  • Watch Tool
  • Single watch wallet made from beautiful Horween Leather
Color Options include:

Silver Dial with blued steel hands

Navy Blue Dial with polished hands and Silver Printing

Mother-of-Pearl Dial with blued steel hands

Mint Green Dial with matte dark gun metal grey hands--SOLD OUT

Navy Blue Dial with Gilt hands and print (available directly from BLVDier)

Sand Dial with matte dark gun metal grey hands

*International buyers are responsible for any customs and duties*

155492664_2885553171705115_5342274219332362830_n.jpg


$695.00​


:hmm: Plenty of competition out there with better pricing.
Examples?
 

roadwarrior

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Examples?

I paid $472.00 for this one including S&H. It's on a bracelet and comes with two extra straps for the price I paid.

I also have five Zelos watches using the Miyota 9000 or SW200 I paid anywhere from $299.99 to $499.00.

I've purchased Christopher Ward watches direct using a Sellita auto or manual wind movement for less than the price of this one.

I have several from Benarus, Helson, Armida, TMD and a few others. The movements range from the Miyota 9000, Selitta or ETA 2824 for less than the price of the one in the review. The watches all have amazing lume and most have matching date wheels, screw links in the bracelets and some come with multiple extra straps.
 
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This doesn't include the brands I was thinking about in my collection mentioned above. I have many more examples.

$650.00 Raven ETA 2824-2



$450.00 NTH Devil Ray STP1-11

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$475.00 Borealis Cascais STP1-11

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$390.00 or so with the exchange rate Formex Essence ETA 2824-2

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$675.00 Lum-Tec 350M SW200

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$450.00 Phoibos Great Wall ETA 2824-2

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$499.00 Prometheus Eagle Ray Blue dial No-Date ETA 2824-2

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$607.00 Prometheus ER Meteorite Dial ETA 2824-2

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$339.00 Obris Morgan SeaStar Miyota 9015 with bracelet and straps

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I paid $472.00 for this one including S&H. It's on a bracelet and comes with two extra straps for the price I paid.

I also have five Zelos watches using the Miyota 9000 or SW200 I paid anywhere from $299.99 to $499.00.

I've purchased Christopher Ward watches direct using a Sellita auto or manual wind movement for less than the price of this one.

I have several from Benarus, Helson, Armida, TMD and a few others. The movements range from the Miyota 9000, Selitta or ETA 2824 for less than the price of the one in the review. The watches all have amazing lume and most have matching date wheels, screw links in the bracelets and some come with multiple extra straps.
Interesting list of brands, the Australian especially nice. Not necessarily comparable to the Fortitude in style, but as diver watches they have their strengths.
 
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