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.