Astro Silver from Lord Timepieces is an affordable, stylish watch. The name alone makes me think of things futuristic, but what I want to talk about here, today, is good taste. So how should we think about this Lord Timepieces review?
The Lord Timepieces Astro is a departure from round watches. We see a lot of round fashion watches, meant to appeal to whichever borough of New York is cool. Instead, coming from England, we have a modern rounded-corners square, with crown guards to the right, and a wing to the left for symmetry.
You could be guilty of thinking I’ve just described the Patek Phillipe Aquanaut in broad strokes, but I assure you, the lug profile from the side is entirely different, and less angular. The dial of the Lord is understated, simply black, applied baguette indice markers, with a minute track made of dots at the very edge of the dial. The dial proclaims “LORD” and nothing more.
The hands are diamond cut so that they catch the light from angles, along with the baguette markers. The surfaces of the case are a mixture, the interplay between a brushed bezel and polished midcase. The caseback screws on, helping achieve a water resistances of 5ATM. I think that if the crown had likewise screwed down, they could accomplish much more.
This isn’t exactly a small watch – it’s 42mm, but the height and short lug distance make it wear comfortably. At 8.8mm thin, it’s an easy, comfortable wear.
The strap is genuine leather, with a suede feel. Quick-release spring bars are present, making it easy to change. The movement is a Miyota quartz, which means it will take just about any kind of abuse you can conceive of and keep time in spite of it all.
This is not a rugged watch, in terms of appearance, but it will go great dressed up for office work, as well as casual weekend wear. The Astro Silver is available for £89 GBP, or about $110 USD. Find out more at LordTimepieces.com
- Brand & Model: Astro Silver
- Price: $110 USD or £89 GBP
- Who we think it might be for: You want an affordable watch that dresses up nicely, without being a circle.
- Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: This is good clean fun. Why resist?
- If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: A rubber strap would go great here. Lord has one, but they don’t offer it with this watch.
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: There’s something quite fun about a square watch that you don’t see a lot of outside very expensive models.
Tech Specs from Lord
- Case size: 42mm
- Height: 8.8mm
- Case material: Stainless steel
- Crystal: sapphire
- Strap: gray leather strap
- Movement: Miyota Quartz