I am not normally a fan of dressy watches. Tool watches are my main thing, but when I was contacted by the folks at Thomas Earnshaw and asked if I would be interested in reviewing this watch I was interested. When I saw the pictures of this I was like, wow, this actually look pretty cool – and it looks even better in person.
This watch dial has a lot going on. This is actually the first watch I have review that has a month/day/date complication. Visually, it’s fantastic. You have the cutout showing the beating heart of the movement and above that is the simi-opaque cut out which show off those large date wheels. There is a lot of dimensionality to this dial and it’s just very nice to look at.
Measuring in at 43mm, this case is a very comfortable size for me. Finishes is quite good as well. I could not find any issues at all. There is one main push pull crown and three pen pushers. The crown is simple to adjust the time; to adjust the month/day/date you use the three pen pushers. This watch is super simple to adjust.
I think one of my favorite elements of this watch is the movement. Now they don’t say where this movement comes from, but it is a 29 jewel automatic movement. The decoration looks great with the perlage and blued screws. The rotor is very smooth and is not noisy.
I like larger watches – but many times the larger watches tend to come with larger straps. This is totally the case that we have here. By way of illustration, I had to use the very last hole on this strap and it was still loose on my 6.5 inch wrist. This won’t be an issue for many, but for me I would have to get a shorter strap to make it work for me. That all said, the leather is very nice and comfortable to wear.
If you are in the market for a nice looking dress watch but are on a budget, this watch is for you. The case design and finish is very nice. The dial has complications you would normally see on higher end watches and the movement looks great. This watch is currently prices at a very budget friendly £199 or approx. $256 USD. This is way cheap for all you get here. If you like what you see, go check them out at thomas-earnshaw.com.
- Brand and model: Earnshaw Beaufort ES-8083-01
- Price: £199 or approx. $256USD
- Who’s it for: Dressy folks
- Would I wear it: Sometimes
- What I’d change: Would like to see the case a bit thinner.
- The best thing about it: Month/Day/Date for cheap.
Tech Specs from Earnshaw
- COLLECTION: Beaufort Multi Automatic
- MODEL: ES-8083-01
- MOVEMENT: Mechanical Automatic 3 Hands with Day, Date and Month
- CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
- CASE DIAMETER (mm): 43
- CASE THICKNESS (mm): 15.5
- CASE SHAPE: Round
- CASE COLOUR: Stainless Steel
- DIAL COLOUR: Silver White
- BAND: Genuine Leather Strap
- BAND COLOUR: Black
- BUCKLE: Strap Buckle
- BAND WIDTH (mm): 22-20
- WATER RESISTANCE: 5 ATM
- WATCH WEIGHT (g): 100
- WARRANTY: 2 Years Insurance