We all know this feeling: increased heart rate, inability to focus on work, and checking the parcel status on the tracking page frantically every 10 minutes. If you ever have had these symptoms, chances are you were waiting for the delivery of your new watch. It happened to me today, as I was waiting for the delivery of Helberg CH6 Special Edition. It’s a great feeling once you have the parcel in your hands and you can attempt to unboxing. Today, I’ll try to share this experience with you and do the unboxing of my Helberg.
The parcel was shipped by Fed-ex in a bubble wrap envelope. As in the commercial, the shipping (from Germany to Poland) was done overnight, I love it! Inside the envelope, there is a crude cardboard box. When you open the cardboard box, it’s where the fun begins. Helberg CH6 comes in pelican style case with the Helberg logo on the lid. The inside of the case is filled with foam to protect its content. In the middle of the case you will find the watch itself resting on piece of foam. If you like to receive additional stuff with your watches, you might be disappointed here. Besides the watch, in the pelican case you will find only a plastic warranty card and a small screwdriver. No manual, no booklets, no additional accessories – nada. It’s not that it hurts my feelings or something but the whole kit is rather modest. Even watches of much lower price point can come with a much better package, see G. Gerlach Enigma for instance.
Let’s take a quick look at the watch itself. Helberg CH6 has been on the market for some time already and, as with all H2O/Helberg watches, it has been available in variety of different combinations that you can choose from. So what’s so special about the Helberg CH6 Special Edition? So, unlike all the other Helberg watches, this special edition has a fixed specification. It’s a 45,5 mm stainless steel case with a beautiful black ceramic bezel insert. The dial on this watch is piano black with a date window at 4:30 o’clock. The main feature of this watch is the two-tone lume: blue BGW9 on hands and bezel and green C3 on the dial. The watch is powered by Miyota 9015 automatic movement with hacking and hand winding functions. Helberg CH6 Special Edition comes on a famous black Horween leather strap. The strap is 24mm wide and it has some interesting stitching pattern. It’s really comfortable on the wrist from the very first time you strap it on.
My quick initial impressions: the watch it big a heavy, which I like. It feels rock solid, the bezel action is phenomenal – 120 precise clicks with no back play of any kind. The bezel with its ceramic black insert looks marvelous; although, it’s prone to fingerprints. The watch has great wrist presence and looks very masculine of the wrist. I was afraid of having a leather strap on a diver as the main strap but it looks and feels great. Maybe I’ll pick up an Isofrane to have something more sporty as an alternative. At 476 euro, Helberg CH6 Special Edition looks like a great deal to me, especially if you consider that you have to pay about 800 euro for the standard version of CH6.
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