Often times, we see a great deal of time pieces that are used to commemorative achievements and other unique moments in history, allowing for a collective treasure that will tell a story for all generations. While the majority mark an important milestone for the company itself, we have found a unique watch that is meant to celebrate the gold medal win for the United States Men's Curling team that competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at the Oak & Oscar Jackson Curling watch that has meant so much to the team and its story. Let's get started.
The Story Behind The Time Piece
Obviously, as we stated before, this watch is meant to commemorate the great achievements of the U.S. Men's Curling team when they made their way to a gold medal in PyeongChang. However, the idea for the time piece was actually created by that of the team itself, who wanted to show their appreciation for their coach, Phill Drobnick. The team reached out to the founder of Oak & Oscar, Chase Fancher, who helped to develop the unique Jackson chronograph that we are seeing. The United States Men's Curling team could have easily walked into any watch company to find a gift for their coach, but they knew that they had to commemorate such an iconic and historic moment for the many years to come, and as we will discuss later in the article, this time piece is filled with amazing features and nuances that make it truly one of a kind.
The Basic Makeup
As we said before, this one of a kind watch has the simplistic Jackson chronograph that is quite familiar in the Oak & Oscar company. The grey dial of the Jackson chronograph itself is encased in 40mm stainless steel on this particular watch, and also features a flyback chronograph movement that is manually wound. The movement of the chronograph itself is the Eterna Caliber 3916M. While the watch that was created for Drobnick has the grey dial, the Jackson chronograph can also be featured with a blue dial as well when looking at other variations through the watchmaking company. All in all, this Oak & Oscar Jackson chronograph seems to be just like any other when it comes to its movement and sophistication -- That is until we look at the unique features that make this watch such a commemorative and amazing piece to celebrate such a historic Olympic moment.
The Memorable Details
It is clear, when looking at the watch, that Fancher took his time to add a great deal of nuances throughout the time piece to remember that gold winning match that took place. The first is the uniquely placed curling stone that rest just above the Oak & Oscar insignia on the dial itself. Just under that signature also lies the words "Gold 2018"; This same idea is reiterated on the back of the casing, where collectors will find the date 2/24/2018 engraved, and marks the day that the gold winning curling match took place between the U.S. and Sweden. To round out all of these iconic details, Oak & Oscar also worked with the finest leather suppliers in the country to develop a one of a kind red, white, and blue Horween leather strap for the wrist band. Collectors will also be able to receive a custom watch wallet of the same leather as the watch itself.
There is nothing quite like seeing all of the hard work and dedication to the sport of curling pay off, especially when it comes after a historic gold win for the United States. It is even more gratifying when the team chooses to personally thank and celebrate their coach for leading them to such an iconic victory with a one of a kind Jackson chronograph. With all of the subtle nuances and features that are found within the watch, it allows for that gold medal curling match to never be forgotten. This has been our closer look at the Oak & Oscar Jackson Chronograph 2018 Curling Watch. If you would like more information aobut this watch, or about the Jackson chronograph as well, you can find everything you need on the Oak & Oscar company website.
Written by Garrett Parker
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