Who wouldn’t love a watch like the Weiss 38mm Automatic Issue Field Watch? This is truly one of the more unique watches that has come along in a long time. At first glance, it looks like something that was made several years ago. It definitely has that vintage look about it, looking as if it was something that was made back in the 1950s or 60s and that has been meticulously cared for all these years.
Make no mistake about it, this is not like many of the more common watches that you're likely to pull off of a shelf somewhere. It’s far too well made for that. When you first look at it, you might notice one of two things. You have the beautiful brown leather wristband, something that you used to find on watches that were hand-crafted many years ago. However, you might also notice the striking blue color on the face of the watch. This color gets your attention but at the same time, it also exudes a certain level of class that you just don’t see all that often anymore. It isn’t such a bright color of blue that you feel as if it’s the only thing that anyone will notice, but it does draw the eye to the center of the watch. This is perfect because you then have the opportunity to notice all of the other wonderful details of the watch.
Some of those details include a well-made stainless steel case and clasp. The watch is automatic, but it looks like the same types of watches that used to be wound up each day, which only serves to add to its character. As far as the face of the watch itself is concerned other than the color, the numbers are luminescent, as are both hands. Furthermore, seconds are counted off on the very outside of the face of the watch, and these tick marks completely encircle everything else. This makes it easy to see the watch because of the simple layout and thanks to the fact that everything is finished in luminescent hands and numbers, you have an opportunity to be able to see what time it is even if you can't see your own hand in front of your face. Therefore, the watch is both fashionable and functional and it doesn't give up anything in either category.
There is also something to be said for the basic layout of the watch itself. It manages to do something that most watches struggle to accomplish. The layout is fairly straightforward and easy to read. In short, you can get all of the information you need without having something that is so busy you struggle to even see what time it is. Here, you can denote the time very quickly and do so with a high level of certainty.
This watch also has a special subset that serves as a stopwatch. This is great if you need a separate stopwatch because you can wear only this watch and have everything you need. It’s also especially effective because since there is no dedicated second hand on the main part of the face, you can take advantage of the subset in order to keep track of seconds if you prefer to do so that way. Of course, you can also use the section of the face that denotes time in seconds, located on the outer rim of the face. As you may have already come to expect from this watch, you have some choices available to you when it comes to the way you prefer to use the watch. It’s almost like being able to customize it in order to fit exactly what you want. It’s not really a custom watch, at least not in technical terms, but you do have the chance to customize the way you choose to use it. It’s simply that well made, not to mention the fact that it’s been made with more than its fair share of flexibility built in.
Of course, it should go without saying that the watch is capable of precision movement and it can stand up to a lot without losing even a single second. It doesn't have the habit of losing or gaining time, either. As a matter of fact, it stays spot on, even when you abuse it. That’s precisely what makes this watch so special.
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