Whilst trawling around the web I found this Company, the Davis Watch Company, who have a rather neat range of mid priced Quartz models plus a few more up market mechanical watches too. Always on the lookout for a sensible priced quartz Dress watch I came across this rather nicely styled model from their “AllRound Series”, the 0582, which I think has a rather elegant classic look about it.
I like the look of this model as it harks back to just a hint of Art Deco and Classic, without being actually Retro. The overall appearance is interesting and that little bit different with the leather strap and integral tan stitch fitting into smooth hidden lugs case design – very stylish in my opinion and as a Dress watch, pretty much what I was looking for. Additionally the dial is elegantly configured with fine Guilloche background and three multifunction sub-dials. The indexes are white applied with stainless accents which aides clarity, the hour and minute hands similarly outlined.
We tend to forget these days that Dress watches are exactly that and surprisingly rare to find, or those of decent appearance anyway. They are simply not meant to be Military, or Divers or big and flashy, but instead are sleek, smooth and elegant, meant to slip under the shirt cuff. I think this one is just that and at a very agreeable price of under €130 (Euro).
Davis also make quite a decent range of non dress models too and this one – the Davis Aviamatic 1020 features Chronograph, Day and Date, in brushed Stainless Steel, which is also available in white. A 22mm leather strap compliments this neat 42mm x 11mm case with a 50m Water Resistance and screw down crown. The solid performing MIYOTA quartz Caliber OS21 with a +/- 20sec/month movement is used here and has an approximate battery life of 3 years (SILVER OXIDE SR927W),
This model has a larger version, the 0450 at 48mm diameter and other dial colors are available, which makes it quite versatile.
The high color yellow and black Aviamatic model I alluded to and posted an image of, in my last article, though for me a little on the large side at 48mm, will certainly appeal to many as it really has that “military” look.
Davis watch also offer a few mechanical watches , though there is a price premium to pay, they are still very reasonable and feature Miyota mechanical movements. I have a couple of other brands using these movements and I rarely, if ever, have a problem with them and they invariably represent excellent value.
Ladies are not left out and they have a few different models in their range and should you wish to see these, this is the link to them. From ring watches to designer and even ceramic, they are that bit different from the mainstream, in my opinion.
Refreshing to see a not so well known watch brand (to me at any rate) with such a diverse range of pretty good looking models and at not unreasonable pricing across that range. I like the fact they major on good solid mainstream and standard quartz movements such as Miyota in that it gives confidence that the engines will work pretty well and be reasonably reliable.
In fact I’m rather taken with more than one model myself and might just be tempted to acquire one, or at the very least persuade my Wife that one of them could make an “AllRound” Christmas present.
That’s a hint my Dear!