The Urban Gentry is one of the best You Tube channels around, with pithy observations on watchmaking, heritage tales and lively opinions. The Island watch connection has been established for a couple of years and this Rangemaster is the first collab between the Island Watch store and the The Urban Gentry.
Powered by a Miyota 9039 series automatic this is a slim watch at 10mm high. A case diameter of 38mm gives it dress watch diemensions, but it’s also a tool watch. Lots of lume on the dial and numbers, with those bold 3/6/9 numerals standing out like a Tudor frankly, or a Rolex Explorer. Sapphire crystal, steel bracelet and a screwdown crown giving 100m of water resistance. It isn’t a dive watch, but this will survive life on a mountain bike ride, paddle board trip etc at weekends.
It is affordable too at $369 right now. Add some import duty for Uk buyers of course.
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