As mentioned in our earlier look, this model sports a chronograph feature. Â You start timing by using the pusher located at the 2 o’clock position (and with a very satisfyingly-solid click); you can stop/start timing with that same pusher. Â To reset it, you’ll use the pusher located at 4 o’clock (again, another solid click). Â If you’re using it for an extended amount of time, you’ll rely on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock to track the elapsed time.
The remaining sub-dials have very clear (and easy-to-read) purposes. Â At the 3 o’clock position, you have a 24-hour indicator, and at 6 o’clock, you’ve got the seconds ticking away. Â Between those two, obviously, you have the date display (the white background here makes it readable, but I would’ve liked to see black, for a better blend with the dial).
All in all, we have a very sensibly laid-out dial in black with white indicators and accents. Â I was uncertain at first how this would work with all the brown tones (bronze finish on the case and hands; dark-brown alligator strap), but I have to admit – it all comes together aesthetically.
I know in other posts, I’ve gone on and on as to how a dress watch should be simple, on a black leather strap and with a white or silver dial, but this watch has broadened my outlook. Â The 41mm case is the right size, and thin enough to slip easily under a shirt cuff, even with the domed mineral crystal. Â And the bronze finish here, again, is just a unique look – almost a dark rose gold, if you will.
All in all, this is a great watch. Â Sure, you might not expect to pay $395 Â for a quartz watch – but I’d definitely recommend you give this one a closer look. Â The combination of functionality and looks, and a solid quartz movement, make for an appealing package. Â And, of course, if you would prefer to not have the 44th President’s name on the back of the watch, they do have a non-commemorative option as well.