By TLex the JB1000 Stingray is a Sub-Clone with a difference. The new Stingray features a pulsation scale, which could prove pretty useful for medics or those who practice apnea. The free-diver makes use of a pulsation scale by simply reading of the respirations or pulsations per minute; this is done by counting off the time needed for the indicated number of pulsations.
Another nice twist or added dimension to the Stingray is JB -Gioachino's inclusion of a brown racing-style leather strap with deploymnet clasp, it works beautifully with the brown bezeled version and give the Stingray a very smart look. I also quite like the travel pouch and inclusion of tools etc.
There are two versions of the Stingray; the JB1000 (auto) and the JB1001 (gmt). All JB -Gioachino watches are assembled in Germany using high-grade Swiss movements. To be honest I never have been and probably never will be a huge fan of Sub clones, but this one certainly is interesting, and in a crowed Sub-Clone market it seems to have set itself apart from the rest.
From JB-Gioacchino JB-Gioacchino is a young enterprise which pursues enthusiastically a sustainable development of the products. Sustainability stands for very high quality standards and designs independent of trends, that show the hand of the designer.
As the founder of the company and a lover of excellent watches I design every timepiece on my own – not willing to compromise I identify to one hundred percent with my products! JB-Gioacchino assemble in cooperation with well-known manufacturers in Germany and use nothing but the famous high-grade Swiss Made watch movements.
Joachim Barisch 'With our watches I associate memories of a grandfather who leaves his grandson back with that certain something - his watch. '
MOVEMENT Swiss ETA calibre 2824-2 (JB1000) Swiss ETA calibre 2893-2 (JB1001-GMT) Fast-Swing-Automatic 28800 A/h Mechanical rotor based winding system 25 jewels Second stop enabling exactly time setting INCABLOC shock resistant system ETACHRON precision index
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, central second Pulsation scale Date with quick set function
CASE Stainless steel Diameter 42 mm Screwed stainless steel back Screwed crown Water resistant to 1000 feet (DIN)