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Over the last few years my level of interest in Mühle Glashütte mens replica watch has increased a fair amount. Their sport offerings are getting more cleverly designed, and this Terranaut III Trail is a slick looking casual sport replica watch that looks like it borrows a page out of the Bell & Ross playbook. What you essentially have is a simple 40mm wide steel replica watch with two dial and two case options that seems to work for most activity minded guys.
What were the Terranaut I and II replica watches all about you ask? Well actually the collection complete with versions I, II, and III already exist and you can read more about them here. This new version is the Mühle Glashütte Terranaut III Trail Replica and adds a model that looks appropriate to wear while and while not driving a Land Rover through the bush. Like I said the cases are 40mm wide and done in steel. Both dials are available in PVD black steel as well. The cases have AR coated sapphire crystals and are water resistant to 100 meters. Style wise the cases are fine. They don't hold the appeal of the replica watch on their own though.
If you are going to buy this replica watch it is for the dial. For me the first question is "what is less expensive? The Muhle Glashutte or the Bell & Ross Vintage BR 123 Carbon replica watch?" Answer is the Muhle Glashutte. True they don't look exactly the same but it is hard not to make the comparison visually. The two dials Muhle Glashutte offers for the Terranaut III trail are similar, but not the same. Oh, and they make use of that now trendy "aged tan" color.
As Muhle Glashutte puts it, one is ideal for minimalist lovers over rugged terrain (they say "trails"). The minimalist part I get, not the rugged part. This dial has just hour indicators and a gray colored cross hairs in on the face. It is also probably my favorite with its clean looks and arrow-style seconds hands. The other dial is "ideal for wearers who place high value on exact time measurement." Because there is a minute scale? Oh, I though those people were interested in mostly quartz and perhaps chronograph replica watches, silly me. The centrally mounted date window that uses a black disc is a good touch.The dials are lumed with SuperLumiNova as well.
Inside the replica watch is a Swiss Sellita Sw 200 automatic movement (ETA 2824 basically) that has apparently been Teutonically modified by Muhle Glashutte. Changes includes a custom rotor and a "woodpecker neck regulation." Last I checked this was called "swan neck regulation." Are woodpeckers more German than swans? Is this a joke or an actually different movement part? I don't really know.