Edit : 24.9.14 (added patina photo)
Maranez has launched another Bangla in Brass this week, this time its in 44mm (earlier Bangla is 47mm). I have purchased the 47mm Bangla Titanium in July 2014 and was impressed with it. I had decided i want a Bangla Brass in Green Cali dial.
I have requested Miss Sara of Maranez for an additional bezel, unfortunately it did not come with the package. Sigh…..
I will not go in depth with the watch review again ; it had been done earlier in the Ti model (below link).
You can read them in my earlier review on the 47mm Maranez Bangla Titanium watch.
This write-out is about comparing the 47mm and the 44mm Bangla instead !
OK, here it goes ! As usual, ordered on 8 Sept and received it on the 11 Sept, via FedEx courier.
Standard accessory with the Bangla.
*There is 1 item which is different from the earlier Ti Bangla’s accessory. The screw lug removal tools ! I’ll elaborate more below. Please read on………
Here is the 47mm vs 44mm Bangla photos. You can see the size difference in the photos ; but it is not very obvious if you do not have both to compare.
Obvious difference :
– dial size is smaller
– bezel size is smaller
– case back is smaller
– crown guard size is smaller
– crown size remains the same
– 24mm lug remains the same
Compare the specification
Maranez Bangla Ti 47mm
Model: Maranez Bangla titanium
Movement: Seiko NH35 automatic
Case diameter: 47mm excluding the crown – lug to lug 58mm – height 15.5mm – weight on rubber strap 146g
Case material: Blasted titanium
Bezel: Blasted titanium
Crown: Screw down titanium crown 11mm
Crystal: Sapphire, inner AR coating
Dial: Black or blue, Super Luminova C3
Strap: 24mm leather and 24mm rubber strap.
Buckle: Blasted stainless steel
Maranez Bangla Brass 44mm
Model: Maranez Bangla brass
Movement: Seiko NH35 automatic
Case diameter: 44mm excluding the crown – lug to lug 54mm – height 15.5mm – weight on rubber strap 173g
Case material: Blasted brass with titanium caseback
Bezel: Blasted brass
Crown: Screw down brass crown 11mm
Crystal: Sapphire , inner AR coating
Dial: Black, blue, red, brown or green. Super Luminova C3
Strap: 24mm brown leather and 24mm rubber strap.
Buckle: Blasted brass
Stacking them up.
Here is a close-up shots.
As usual, the compulsory lume shot.
I decided to swap the rubber strap for the brown leather strap.
Added my own strap tubes to the leather strap.
(These strap tubes are not Maranez. Y0u can buy from me at $10 a pair here : https://seikoparts.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/for-sale-leather-rubber-silicon-strap-tubes/)
There is a different in the 44mm Bangla’s accessory. The lug screw removal tools ! See below photo……
The 44mm Bangla comes with a typical jeweler screw driver (not ideal). The 47mm Bangla comes with a proper lug screw removal tools. In my opinion, the earlier version is better. It fit the screw securely and properly. With a screw driver, there is chance of slipping and “rounding” the screw [see below photo].
New photo (24.9.14)
Patina starts to develop on the brass case. Will post more pic as it develop.
New photos : 5/1/15
With new green strap and natural patina.
In my opinion, the 44mm Bangla has a better ratio of the mass market ; which some consumer may find the earlier 47mm too large for their wrist. Being smaller, its also slight lighter too (comparing brass to brass). Anyway, thats the end of the write out. Hope you enjoy it. I’ll post more photo here when the brass case becomes more tarnish (patina).
Thanks for reading.