During this fine week as we got comfortable with the uncomfortable and settling ourselves down this Circuit Breaker, the team at Venturo sent us a watch with a blue dial and it’s not just blue dial, imagine having a watch with an award-winning colour.
The Field Watch 2 is Venturo’s only offering at its best with 6 different colours of the dial and the one I received is in Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020, Classic Blue.
Their tasteful watches are made in homage to the Rolex Oyster Army watch issued in small numbers to soldiers during World War II which is currently no longer in production. And if you know what I am talking about, you’ll immediately spot the notable similarities between the 2 watches.
However, at 42mm in diameter and 48.5mm in length, it provides greater wrist presence compared to the Rolex at 30mm but I must say times have changed and the conventional size we can all agree to sits between 38 – 42mm.
I’ve got my hands on a few straps from NomadWatchWorks to pair with just so you can feast your eyes on this stunner. The strap that comes with the watch is the Toscano which is of really high quality but my point to note is the exceptional versatility the Field Watch 2 has, essentially making it a strap monster. Along the way, while you enjoy the pairings of the different straps, I will be discussing the specifications of the watch and some of my thoughts.
I’m a fan of how the stainless steel tonneau-like case encompasses the whole watch which makes the dial pop. The legibility on this piece is remarkable with huge yet aesthetically pleasing SuperLumiNova luminous markers and hands on the dial while adorning the fauxtina which lifts the style of the vintage homage they were going for. The anti-reflective sapphire crystal also plays a huge role in not just the appeal of the watch but making it a qualified daily beater.
They’ve also provided me with their Canvas strap in blue which is a perfect fit with the blue dial. The watch wears really nicely so far on both of their straps despite having laughable small wrists and that is honestly quite surprising.
The choice of movement used in this piece is the Seiko SII NH35 which comes with an automatic bi-directional winding, 21600bph with an expected accuracy of -20 to +40s/ day and a power reserve of up to 41 hours. This movement is the successor of the Seiko Caliber NH25A which features a hacking and hand-windable upgrade.
If you’re an enthusiast, this movement should be of no stranger to you as it is one of the most common movements found in many automatic watches especially in microbrands. It is fundamentally known as the unbranded version of the Seiko’s powerhouse movement, the 4R35, which can be found in Seiko watch models like Presage and Prospex.
On that note, the reliability of the movement and value you get from the Field Watch 2 is commendable.
To Dive Or Not To Dive?
The watch comes in a really satisfying screw-down crown which makes winding the watch extremely therapeutic, the substantial size of the crown plays a good role here as it provides really good grip. It is water-resistant of up to 200m but it might not be ideal to swim or dive with it due to it’s considerable weight which I understand Venturo’s intention of making it a robust beater.
That doesn’t give this tenacious piece of work an excuse of not looking good in a rubber strap.
I’ve tried on many watches throughout my collecting journey and for the most part, I understood that smaller watches should fit with thinner straps vice versa but It’s a great chance that you’ll never find such a robust yet multifaceted timepiece where any kind of strap fits from leather, rubber to NATO. Below is a summary of the Field Watch 2’s specifications:
316L stainless steel
Box shaped sapphire, anti-reflective treatment
Diameter 42mm, length 48.5mm lug-to-lug
Height 11mm excluding 2.5mm crystal
Lug width 22mm
Screw lock crown
Water resistance 200m
Seiko Instruments NH35
Automatic winding, bi-directional
21,600 beats per hour
Accurate to -20/ +40 seconds a day
Power reserve 41 hrs
Luminous markers and hands
Leather, 125/75mm or 140/85mm
Rolled canvas, 125/75mm
Promo Codes + Giveaway
If you fancy adding the Field Watch 2 to your collection, you can visit Venturo’s website here . Be sure to add in the promo code “NOMAD360” to receive US$80 OFF on any Field Watch 2 purchase!
To join in the giveaway from Venturo where they give out one prize each week, you can click on the link here. When you sign up for the giveaway, you’ll also receive a free gift!
If you are also keen on any of the watch straps from in this article, you can visit NomadWatchWorks here . Apply the promo code “nomad360” to receive 10% off on any of their straps!
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