No, no, it’s not theÂ Meta WatchÂ – this watch isÂ meta, man! Â Well, in at least one way, it is. Â Today’s example is brought to you courtesy of the folks at Wryst (see, put a Wryst on your wrist, IÂ told you it was meta).
WrystÂ is a new British brand to the game, started by Jacques Fornier with the goal of creating affordable luxury watches that can stand up to the abuse of an active outdoor lifestyle. Â So, let’s have a look at one of the collection, the Airborne FW3, and see how it stacks up.
As you can see by the pictures in this post, this is definitely a bold watch, both in terms of the colors used, as well as the case design. Â With the case (scratch-proof DLC coated steel; 45mm wide), I wasn’t sure about the “flares” to the sides. Â In the end, I’ve settled on liking them – it hides the crown and pushers, which gives it a balanced look.
One thing that’s a little hard to decipher from the pictures is how readable the watch is (or isn’t). Â There is a danger that the hour and minute hands could blend into the dial, and the sub-dials may be tricky to read due to their size. Â Then again, this could be a non-issue that you’d clear up the first time you get some hands-on time with one.
For the remainder of the specs, you’ve got some fairly “regular” stuff:
- Quartz chronograph movement
- K1 mineral crystal
- 100m water resistance rating
- 22mm strap (replacements available)
- 2 year warranty
Now, what of the pricing for this limited edition (75 pieces) watch? Â It works out to $750 – which is definitely on the higher end. Â If that doesn’t dissuade you, the watch is up for pre-order with availability anticipated for October. Â Or, you can opt for the Fw6, which omits the DLC coating (and is not limited edition) for $650. Â Once they’re available, you should be able to find it over atÂ ZuluTimeZone.