Maen Skymaster 38: Small Is Beautiful

Yep, a 38mm wide watch is considered small these days. When you have 40-42mm watches as the de facto standard, it’s nice to see slightly smaller watches making a comeback in 2022, and the 38mm diameter watch is definitely popular again.

This Maen is just under 1000 euros, has an ETA movement, plus GMT feature and comes in black, white, reverse panda, plus a couple of Thunder editions, with splashes of red or blue on the dial. It’s a classic chrono, in strap or bracelet versions and we reckon, pretty decent value.

This Mk II Skymaster gets a ceramic bezel, but you do have to pay extra for a sapphire crystal.

It’s slightly more expensive than many Indie brand chronographs, but you do have that Swiss ETA 2894 movement inside, as opposed to a Miyota, Seiko VK64 or DG engine, which is often the case with Indie chronographs.

It’s also quite slim at 12.9mm in height, which again is more unobtrusive than many a homage chrono, where chunky cases are the norm on 42mm sized watches.

Worth a look and more info here.

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