Davosa is a brand that does things somewhat better. Their plans are intriguing and their costs are reasonable for a Swiss made watch. We last investigated their Vigo GMT model , which was a decent blend of vintage and dress styling with a finished dial, hot orange lume and a quality Swiss ETA 2893-2 development. This time, we’ll be inspecting a watch that is fairly something contrary to that… a strong, present day jumper with mean looks and a dull range. The Argonautic Ceramic in Gun Metal has a savage presence that is the consequence of a strong dial configuration, high differentiation bezel, and a dull dark case. The watch is Swiss made, has a sapphire precious stone, water obstruction of 300m and an ETA 2824-2 programmed development inside. For $719, the Argonautic likewise offers a generally excellent value.
Case: Gunmetal IP Steel Movement: ETA 2824-2 Dial: Black Lume: Yes Lens: Sapphire Strap: Gunmetal Bracelet, NATO Water Res.: 300m Dimensions: 42 x 50mm Thickness: 13.5 mm Lug Width: 22 mm Crown: 7 x 4.5 mm screw down Weight: 205g on arm band (our measure) Warranty: NA Price: $719.00
The Argonautic’s steel case estimates 42 x 50 x 13.5mm making it a medium to huge games watch. The plan of the case is generally genuinely straightforward, however everything has a decent thickness to it, giving the watch a significant vibe. At 3 there is a marked screw in crown with thick monitors on one or the other side, and at 10 there is a subsequent crown. This is the manual Helium get away from valve. While the convenience of a manual HEV is obscure to me as I am not a jumper, the additional crown gives the watch a dash of lopsidedness that adds to its by and large forceful disposition. As such, the HEV looks cool.
The bezel of the Argonautic is a couple of millimeters tall and highlights a few arrangements of little teeth, making it simple to get a handle on. It’s a 60-click unidirectional bezel with normal solidness, great precision and a pleasant, noisy snap. While I don’t figure the bezel would turn unintentionally, it is somewhat simpler to turn than certain bezels I have played with.
The clear feature of the case is really its gunmetal shading. Despite the fact that dark PVD is more normal, and regularly connected with a forceful look, I locate the dull dim of the gunmetal to be significantly more evil looking…in a decent way, obviously. The dark, which is applied over a brushed surface, has a profundity to it that adds surface and accentuates the darkness of the bezel and dial. Generally speaking it’s dull and complex, giving the watch an exceptional vibe. The gunmetal is on the entirety of the case surfaces, crowns and bezel, yet not on the situation back, which is a carved surface with different watch details.
The dial of the Argonautic is striking and dynamic, while keeping up neatness and straightforwardness. It comprises of a matte dark face and a solitary list of enormous white square shapes for the hours save 12, which is a monstrous altered triangle. The markers are altogether almost excessively enormous for the dial, yet figure out how to be entirely estimated to make a forceful look. In the middle of every huge marker are more modest markers for the individual minutes. At 3 there is a date window with a dark on white date. Around the gap are two lines, which stress the date and help coordinate it into the dial plan. There is likewise a reasonable piece of text on the dial, with a Davosa logo under 12 and a few subtleties over 6, which comprises of 3 lines, “Argonautic” imprinted in red, “1000ft/30atm” and “automatic”. The stacked content gives the dial a specialized vibe, and the drop of red content includes a touch of shading and character along with everything else. It likewise gives a gesture to some exemplary jump watches, while not being too obvious.
The bezel embed is made of dark clay with white trims. The ceramic is unmistakable shine dark that gleams in the light and essentially looks extraordinary. The white list is a run of the mill jumper file, with thick markings for the initial 15 minutes, numerals for 20, 30, 40 and 50 and bigger hash markers in the middle. The text style they utilized has an extremely energetic inclination, similar to a text style from a varsity coat that works with the appearance of the watch. I was exceptionally shocked, notwithstanding, by the complete absence of lume on the bezel. This appears to be a standard element on jump watches, if not lumed on all markings than at any rate the 0/60 marker is. In that capacity, I’m not certain how utilitarian this would be in a dim, submerged climate. That being said, the bezel is extremely simple to find in typical light and the lume on the dial and hands is reasonably potent.
The hands on the Argonautic are one of my number one highlights of the watch. The hour is a huge white triangle and the moment is a huge roman blade. Both have skeletonized dark portions towards the focal point of the watch, giving them a coasting appearance. The scale and states of the hands are fun and intense, playing off of the forceful dial plan and adding something special to the plan, while keeping up greatest legibility.
Straps and Wearability
The Argonautic comes mounted on a 22mm steel arm band with a similar gunmetal finish as the case. The connections have a reproduced 5-interface plan and a brushed completion that works pleasantly with the general watch plan. The arm band is nice quality and very comfortable to wear with the watch, on the off chance that you don’t mind added weight. By and by, the gunmetal finish truly looks incredible and adds something else to the appearance of the watch. In spite of the fact that I would believe this plan to be a game watch completely, the wristband loans it some style. Regardless of whether you could pull the watch off in a dress climate is up to you, however I consider this to be as a pleasant watch to be worn in a functioning environment.
Davosa likewise incorporates a 5-stripe Nato with the watch for a lighter lash choice that additionally adds somewhat of a more dynamic look. The Nato that accompanies it is dull dark, light dim and dark, which plays pleasantly off of the gunmetal case and blacks of the bezel and dial. In the end the blend of droning is cool looking, more vigorous than the wristband, and contact more jazzy. The Nato is nicely very much made, however I thought that it was a touch short.
The Argonautic is a comfortable and simple watch to wear. The 42mm width is huge, yet not larger than average making it truly passable. I was happy that kept things generally compact, as an excessive number of brands make observes enormous just to be huge. The 13.5mm stature additionally makes the watch not very tall, so it won’t get on things. That being said, the striking dial, high differentiation bezel and gunmetal finish give this watch a ton of essence and a wild attitude. It unquestionably seems as though it implies business.
The Argonautic is an incredible looking present day jumper with peers that stick out. From the striking dial plan to the gunmetal covering, this is a watch with a modest bunch of novel plan includes that different it from the crowd. Toss in the sapphire gem, ETA 2824-2 development and Swiss assembling, and you have a very decent arrangement at $719. Obviously, I was astounded to discover it needed lume on the bezel, persuading this is better as a functioning way of life watch, which could incorporate being in water, than as a certifiable jumper, which gives a false representation of the HEV at 10. Eventually, this is a watch with a tasteful that either requests to you or not. I discovered it to just be an incredible looking watch with a forceful edge that you don’t see time and again. It’s important there are other Argonautic models out there as well. There are less expensive ones, without the gunmetal covering at $599, chronograph forms that run about $1,300 with Valjoux 7750’s inside, and another line with tritium gas tubes, costs TBD.
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by Zach Weiss