Back in November 2015, Neil Carpenter ran a successful Kickstarter campaign which brought the Carpenter Field watches to life. These first models have all done very well and were all powered by reliable Japanese movements. Neil has not decided to release a new model, the MS1 Brooklyn Field. This new model is almost exactly like the previous models but they now have a Swiss heart. I was able to spend some time with this model, and there is much to like about this one.
Carpenter has done a great job on this dial design. This is visually interesting but yet simple at the same time. The face on this model is matte cream. The hands are polished and filled with C3 lume. There are indexes marking the hours and also marking the seconds. The black print if the indexes look very clean against that matte cream face which makes everything very legible.
I really like the finishing done on this Carpenter field watch. Made from 316L stainless steel, the case is polished to a mirror like finish and everything is very smooth. That domed sapphire crystal blends seamlessly into the case. Case back is screw down with sapphire exhibition window. Water resistance is 50m which is fine for a field watch. Measuring in at 40mm in diameter and 13.7mm thick, this watch fits perfect on the wrist and can go as formal or as casual as you like.
Whats new to this Carpenter Brooklyn Field? The main difference on this new model is that this one comes with a Swiss made ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. There are many folks out there that could care less about the movement in the watch but for some this is a really big deal. For reasons I really can’t explain I guess I would be one of them. I just feel better knowing there is a Swiss movement powering my watch.
Made from genuine leather the strap on this watch has a durable feel but soft enough to be comfortable on the wrist. There is a distressed look to this strap which fits perfectly with a field watch. The clasp is a simple signed pin and buckle. Its a fairly large strap. I had to use the first notch to fit my 6.5 inch wrist.
If you want a watch with that vintage vibe going on, then this is a good watch for you. This has a great look with a fantastic finish. This is a great watch for any occasion and with that reliable ETA 2824-2 movement you can count on this lasting for a ling time. With price of $825.00USD this is a pretty good deal considering the attention to detail, sporting a nice Swiss movement. If you like what you see then go check it out at carpenterwatches.com.
- Brand and model: Carpenter MS1 Brooklyn Field
- Price: $825.00USD
- Who’s it for: Pretty much anyone.
- Would I wear it: For sure.
- What I’d change: Nothing
- The best thing about it: The smooth case design.
Tech Specs from Carpenter