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Filson Field Watch | Review

This stylish watch is surprisingly tough, in fact, it's made from one of the world's hardest substances

Why We Chose The Filson Field Watch: Tough, stylish, and legible even in low light.

There comes a time in every person’s life when owning a nice watch just seems to make sense. Sure, everyone has a smartphone these days and these devices can tell the current time of every country on Earth without breaking a sweat. But, for all their technological substance, we don’t think a phone will ever match the good old fashioned aesthetics of a classic timepiece. That’s our drawn out way of saying “Here’s the Filson Field Watch. We like it a lot.”

By being durable, precise, and legible, the Filson Field Watch follows the three main principles of military-issue watches. Bringing Swiss reliability to the table with its accurate Swiss quartz movement, this thing offers longevity and maintenance-free operation. What’s more, with it’s rugged stainless-steel case, screw-down crown, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal (one of the world’s hardest substances), and 100-metre water-resistant rating you won’t need to worry about taking the £300 item into the outdoor environment. It’s tough enough to handle the going, even if the going gets tough.

“The Filson Field Watch follows the three main principles of military-issue watches”

The watch has a simple dial and Super-LumiNova hands / markers which make it easy to tell time at a glance even in low light conditions. This is obviously ideal for those moments when your daytime stroll has overrun a bit, and you want to check whether it’s time to get off the trail and find a pub (the answer, in this scenario, is almost always “yes”).

Fishermen and kayakers, in particular, will dig how the Filson Field Watch can be paired up with a rubber strap that’s impervious to water, salt and chemicals. And, to be fair, the Filson leather strap doesn’t skimp on the toughness front either, bringing a reassuringly comfortable set-up to your wrist.

If you’re after a tough outdoorsy watch that won’t look out of place when worn in the city, we’re confident you’ll like this effort from Seattle’s finest.

The Super-LumiNova hands / markers make it easy to tell the time even in low light conditions. Photo: Chris Johnson
The leather strap option brings a reassuringly comfortable set-up to proceedings. Photo: Chris Johnson
The Filson Field Watch is hard as nails. Photo: Chris Johnson

Tester’s Verdict

Jack Clayton, Mpora Editor

“Funny how since turning 30 I’ve become increasingly interested in wearing nice watches. That change, as well as longer periods of post-exercise aching and a now total dislike for plus-20c weather, means I’m now well on my way to becoming my Dad.

“Anyway, the Filson Field Watch. I like it a lot. It looks cool, has a nice weight to it (heavy without being overbearingly so), and gives off a real tough, “come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough,” vibe. There are obviously more practical outdoorsy watches out there, ones with GPS and the like, but let’s face it some of those can be a bit overkill at times. This is just a good, solid, watch that looks ace on your wrist. What more could you want?”

Filson Field Watch

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