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hectorgull
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Aug 12, 2018
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Delivered last Friday, I imminently noticed that the Watch is NOT the one in the pictures, NO Stitched Band, the face used in the Watch is from the Classic line of Mondaine and NOT from the Stop2Go line, the SWISS MADE is under the 6 o'clock minute mark like in the Classic and NOT on each side of the 6 o'clock minute mark midway above the smaller minute marks, the separation of the hour and minute hands is noticeably wider, maybe to allow for the lume to properly illuminate the face? keeping good time so far.
Aug 12, 2018
UsernameWasTaken
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Aug 12, 2018
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Interesting. The non-stitched band can be chalked up to Massdrop using/Mondaine providing incorrect photo, it looks like the band is colored red in software. They even have the same photo on their own page! https://www.mondaine.com/watches/official-swiss-railways-watch/stop2go/mst-4101b-lc.html
However, the situation with watch face is stranger than that. For example, SBB (Swiss railway from whom Mondaine has licensed the design) and some other sites have the watch pictured with the correct non-stiched band: https://www.sbb-shop.ch/en/mondaine-watches/stop2go-new/watch-stop2go-41-mm-backlight/ , but the face is still the same.
It is hard to find real-life pictures of BackLight version, all stores and Mondaine site use these stock photos, apparently in two versions with stitched and non-stiched band, but they all seem to be made in software using previous photos of non-backlight Stop2Go (watch face is pixel perfect identical - you would never position two physical watches in the exact same position to photograph it). All unboxing videos on youtube, reviews, etc. only have the non-backlight version. Promotional video from Mondaine also uses the previous stock photo with SWISS MADE above and some CGI added: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttpPrSl_hr0 (it is the first one in video, not in the preview).


I found this Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/comments/8xs332/mondaine_stop2go_backlight_ive_wanted_one_of/ where the watch face indeed has the text under the 6 o'clock. There is also a lume shot in first post there.
Either there are frankenwatches rolling around, or they really changed the face for Stop2Go BackLight from classic Stop2Go and forgot to tell their (Mondaine's, the watchmaker's, not Massdrop's! pretty bad) graphic makers to make a new photograph. This seems more likely given they mess up the band photos, still, I'm pretty nervous waiting for my watch sitting at the customs at the moment.
Aug 12, 2018
hectorgull
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Aug 13, 2018
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After navigating the internet for a while, You are correct UsernameWasTaken, the Stop2Go BackLight has indeed a "new face" after the Classic line, making the watch closer to the railway clock by not invading the watch face with more markings, still kipping time perfectly since Friday, Thanks UWT for pointing to the pictures issues.
Aug 13, 2018
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