Here's something new and different! Corum is based in La Chaux De Fonds and although they have a (relatively) short history when compared to other Swiss brands, they have a reputation that rivals nearly every other brand in the industry. Their newest watch is based off of an older model that was originally introduced in 1977. Needless to say, this watch isn't going to appeal to everyone. Although clearly tailored to that time period, the new version (above) has a few changes in an attempt to make it appeal to a broader range of buyers in today's market. Most notably, the cheap-looking gold bracelet in the original is swapped out for a black leather strap in the updated version. Other changes include the inner bezel along the outside of the dial, the movement of Corum's logo, a change in dial texture, as well as beading along the outer edge. There are a few other (minor) changes which I won't bother going into. Inside the 24kt yellow gold dial (composed of a 15g ingot, hence the name and engraving on the dial) is the Corum CO 082, which merely displays the essential information, hours and minutes. Surrounding the movement on all other sides is a 18kt case that measures 9mm thick, 30mm wide, and 40mm in length. It may not appeal to many perspective buyers, but you have to applaud Corum for releasing a new version of their iconic watch, something that is becoming more common in today's market.
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