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I wouldn't says Elysee is a well known German brand, but they have a nice web site and they present a bit of history that began around 1920 and shows several breaks in manufacturing as the company was sold to new owners. At this point I always like to add, "It's on the internet, it must be true." Regardless of the back story, the presentation of this watch is on par with many of the Swiss Made watches in my collection and the packaging alone sets it apart from other brands.
The shipping box was standard heavy duty cardboard, but inside was another hard board box in addition to a leather storage box. Anyway, it looks, feels, and smells like leather.

I ordered the watch from an on-line dealer I have dealt with on many sales. I was surprised to receive an email which indicated the watch was shipping direct from Dusseldorf, Germany on July 2nd. It arrived at my door today.

Most people know I am a big Seiko fan. I love that they make all different kinds of movements...some of which are sold for use by other manufacturers
Such is the case with the 4R57, a 29-jewel power reserve movement sold as the NE57 by Seiko/TMI, incorporated into the Made in Germany Ziros Power Automatic model 80573.

One thing I noticed and liked right away is the way Elysee adjusted the sweep area of the power reserve hand to make the watch dial more symmetrical around the center line.

I think this model is considered to be a "sport" watch and it has decent lume features to the dial.

The case is stainless steel in a combination of polished and brushed finishes, the crystal is sapphire, and the band is leather with a buckle. It measures 44 mm in diameter, is 14 mm thick, and the strap is thick leather 24 mm at the lugs. It is not a small watch, but fits comfortably on my wrist.

I chose the blue dial. It has applied indices with numerals at 12 and 6 and a date display at 6 o'clock. The power reserve sweeps from 10 to 2 across the top of the dial.

For me the watch is a keeper. Thanks for looking.
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