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The @sericawatches 5303-2 is, in my opinion, one among a small subset of microbrand watches that lives up to the promise of delivering quality watchmaking at an affordable price.

The case finishing was excellent, the bezel insert and bezel action was remarkable, and the bracelet fit the case perfectly and wore very well. This was also my first encounter with the Soprod Newton caliber and it felt reassuring to operate and was smoother than your average Miyota 9039 or Sellita SW200-1 counterpart.

This watch is on my already long list of watches to keep an eye out for in 2022.