The Dirty Dozen movie inspired a generation of watch fans to buy a field watch, or milspec if you prefer. Something functional, unshowy and containing lots of lume so that night time timekeeping was available at a glance. Sure, not everyone is a night shift worker, badger den watcher, or serves in the military, but there are lots of reasons why you want a rugged … Continue reading Bremont Broadsword Recon: Dirty Deeds Done Good
A pure one off by George Daniels or Roger Smith would really be something to own for sure, but for mere mortals with less than a million to spend a limited edition of 20 pieces by Weiss is worth a look. The titanium field watch features a blue dial, 38mm wide case and is hand made in the USA. Inside the lightweight case there’s a … Continue reading How Rare Do You Like Your Watches?
There’s a nice pre-order discount available on the Gruppo Gamma Field Watch III right now, with shipping in Feb 2023. The Field III features a 40mm steel case, a Seiko NH38A movement, lots of lume on the hands and markers, plus sapphire crystal and 200m of water resistance. There’s a steel bracelet or canvas strap option too. Black or grey dial colours. It’s a functional … Continue reading Gruppo Gamma Ventura Field III: Sporty Little Number
NZ based indie watch brand Draken, is getting close to finalising their first Field watch. The Aoraki – which is the Maori name for Mt Cook – is going to be under 40mm across, affordable and assembled in NZ, says the company. Prototype pics show a chunky steel case which will house the Miyota 82 series automatic movement. Dials will all be black, with four … Continue reading Draken Field Watch Project is Nearing Completion
Gruppo Gamma has refreshed its field watch model and there’s a GMT version available now too. Case size has gone down slightly to 40mm across, which is still big enough for most people. Here’s the word; The Field III features a dial with crisp indices printed thick with Super-LumiNova of the highest grade, workhorse Seiko mechanical movement, CNC-machined case with depth rating of 200m, and … Continue reading Gruppo Gamma Venturo III: Smaller Case & GMT Option
Hamilton has a new, slightly more compact version of its Khaki Field watch online. At 38mm it’s exactly right some might say, since a field watch really needs to be small enough to be tucked away under your North Face anorak, as you ramble the hills and moors. Especially in Britain, where it rains a fair bit. Simple black dial, cream coloured numerals on the … Continue reading Hamilton Khaki Field Gets The 38mm Treatment
The new Zodiac Olympos field watch taps into those classic WW11 officers watches, with simple lines and clear numbers. The graduated tones on the dial give it that vintage, weathered look too. A classic three hand auto, it has the STP1-11 Swiss movement inside, which is something of a benchamark unit in many Indie brand watches. The Zodiac crosshair logo adds a military edge to … Continue reading Zodiac Olympos Three Hander: Field Watch With Wider Vision
A new field watch? That’s always worth a look, especially when it’s an automatic and costs way less than a Rolex Explorer. Or even a Hmailton Khaki for that matter. Indie brand RZE have this new project on Kick right now and early bird deals start at £185, which is undeniably affordable. OK, spec-wise we have a 38mm case naturally, with sapphire crystal and Seiko … Continue reading Kickstarter Watches: RZE Valour is a 38mm Field of Dreams