In yesterday’s post, I brought another American brand (Tsovet) to your attention with one of their dressier offerings. Â Today, I’d like to take a look at something that I’d consider as more of an “every day” sort of a watch.
The watch in question is their SVT-FW44 model. Â As with yesterday’s watch, it is quartz-driven (the Ronda 513). Â That’s about the onlyÂ similarityÂ between the two pieces, though. Â With this watch, you have:
- 44mm case (12.65mm thick)
- Screw down crown
- Caseback is held in place by four screws
- Mineral crystal
- Non-magnetic PVD coated dial
- 100m water resistance
For me, the matte finish case (almost a gunmetal color to it) alongside the brown strap and blue lume-filled hands just makes for a winner, from anÂ aestheticÂ point of view. Â There is one thing I’m torn on, however.
And that would be the indices. Â I’ll admit, it’s intriguing to see them marking out the minutes, rather than the hours as we’re more used to. Â However, without any sort of a bezel to mark a starting point of any sort, I feel like this is more of a visual gimmick than anything.
That said, I realize that I’m splitting hairs on an (admittedly) minor design feature. Â And who knows – once the watch is on your wrist for a few days, something like that may just fade into the background, and just serve to grab the attention of your friends as being “different”.
In the end, I once again can’t really find a compelling reason to tell you not to get this watch (also at $350) if the style appeals to you, as it does appear to be a solid piece.