This watch was a father’s day gift from my wife. She asked what to get me and I shopped around briefly and chose this watch not thinking it would be anything particularly special.
I was wrong.
To be clear, I’m not an expert - just an amateur enthusiast, so I had my doubts about buying from a smaller company without decades of history; I wanted a tough watch that ran well but also looked good in a variety of settings. I wasn’t sure a smaller “micro-brand” could deliver that.
However, I was not disappointed.
The watch feels sturdy on the wrist without feeling like you’re dragging an anchor around, but not dainty where I’m worried about dinging it.
I can wear it to the beach, on a hike, and then put a dress shirt on and not worry about my watch being appropriate at the office or a restaurant because it works in basically any setting.
The bezel, though I prefer sapphire, is tightly set (which I love) and falls precisely on the face. The same can be said of the crown - it’s built well so that there’s no jiggle or play, which drives me nuts with my pricier watches.
The movement is smooth and reliable enough that I only really check it against a precision clock about once a week (if I remember to) and the watch is only a few seconds off by then.
The lum - I don’t know the technical specs on it - works for the entire night after the lights are out. I’m not a diver so I’ve never tried it underwater, but when I wake up in the night or have had to deal with the kids and instinctively check my wrist, I’ve never had to guess what time it is
because it’s the brightest thing in the room.
I figured the “dlc” coating was a gimmick and that it would scratch up after enough dings. But even after months of regular wear (yard work, small car repairs, some outdoor adventures, etc.) I have yet to see a scratch.
Overall, I would highly recommend this watch. It quickly became my everyday favorite to wear and I sincerely doubt I’ll be replacing it anytime soon.
It’s a great watch.