My very first watch was a Timex, hand wound mechanical, given to me by my grandmother when I was 7 years old. I wish I still had that watch, but I do remember it well. In fact, ever since then, I've been drawn to the simple, utilitarian, classic, unpretentious design of the basic field watch dial. After 8 years of collecting, I just realized that a big portion of my collection consists of field watches. I don't think there is a better design for an everyday wear watch. My preference is for small, simple numerals on the dial. For me, 24 hour sub-numerals just give it a cool military charm as well. For some, field watches may seem boring, but to me, when done right, they are watch perfection.
Here are some of my field watches that I've come to love. Lets see yours! What's your favorite and why?
The closest design to the one I first had as a child is the Hamilton Khaki Field. I've had many variations including the popular Khaki Field Mechanical. My new favorite is the bead blasted quartz version of that watch.
My Khaki King quartz and hand wind mechanical.
My Traser Military field watches
Marathon Tsar and General Purpose Quartz
Breitling Colt Quartz
I love the vintage design of the CWC range. I recently picked up the new G-10 with sapphire and screwdown crown, as well as the quartz chrono sapphire. I absolutely love em
Alright Gents, Let's see some more field watches!