Dan Henry is a pretty great little watch brand — the brainchild of a Brazilian watch collector who is dedicated to making affordable modern versions of classic designs. And while other brands go down this path of well-priced retro nostalgia, too often it comes across as inauthentic pastiche. But this isn’t an accusation you can level at Dan Henry. There is so clearly a level of love, care and attention that goes into these watches that the intention is never really in question..And the brand new Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph is a great example of this.. As you might be able to deduce from the name, the 1962 Racing Chronograph is inspired by racing chronographs from the,.um,.1960s. The 39mm steel-cased chrono comes in three dial variants —.panda, inverse panda and blue —.and is powered by a meca-quartz movement (a Seiko), which gives you quartz accuracy, battery life and price tag combined with the feel of a mechanical chrono. We got out hands on the panda and the blue options. It’s a solid option for this sort of watch. The dial, hands and tachy are all lovingly done, with strong Universal Genève vibes (especially the straight-up Panda), thanks to the…

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