Admit it: you love fall and its associated activities. You love
raking soulfully surveying the golden foliage, drinking beer that (hopefully) isn’t pumpkin-flavored, chopping wood, wearing casual jackets. You know — fall things. You’ve already got your handcrafted boots and favorite flannel geared up. But have you considered a reliable, casual and autumnal-hued watch for the season? We’ve got you covered.
Sinn 910 Anniversary Split-Seconds Chronograph
Aside from the handsome tan-strap-on-cream-dial motif, Sinn’s latest timepiece has a unique chronograph movement: a run-of-the-mill Valjoux 7750 modified to take split-seconds time measurements.
Tudor Black Bay Heritage 36
While lots of watchmakers dig on vintage style (see: the rest of this list), Tudor actually had the gall to give the Black Bay Heritage a vintage size. While the Black Bay Heritage 36 is ostensibly a dive watch, the decreased case size (36mm) calls to mind the looks of a vintage Rolex Explorer. Which is fantastic.
Oris Diver 65 Carl Brashear
Bronze is trending in watchmaking. It makes for a particularly interesting case material because of (a) its beautiful hue and (b) a propensity to patina. But aside from cashing in on the bronze trend, the new case is a nod to Carl Brashear, the US Navy’s first African-American and amputee Master Diver.
MIDO Heritage Barconelli
With the lauded ETA 2892-A2 movement and a super-slim 6.85mm case plated in rose gold, MIDO’s new-for-2016 dress watch is a hell of a steal at $1,090 that will complement the warm colors of your formal attire this fall.
Longines says its watches were widely used by rail workers in Romania, Serbia, Persia, Italy, Chile, Canada, the United States, Turkey and China in the early half of the 20th century. Celebrating that lineage, Longines has released a wristwatch inspired by those early timepieces, sporting a dial with 24-hour markings.
Filson Smokey Bear Watch
Filson’s classically styled field watch not only feels appropriate for brisk nights around the camp fire, but it’s also a harrowing reminder that the burden of forest-fire prevention rests solely on you.