The transition from the pocket watch to the wrist watch was driven by necessity during the heat of battle – the 96Zero Field Watch has a personal touch.
The bezel presents the indicators of the compass, i.e. N, E, S and W and the red minute hand completes the compass feel. The dial design incorporates, both numbers and letters as a salute to code breakers – the founder’s Nan, Dorothy, was a code-breaker at the world-famous Bletchley Park, during the Second World War. She was part of a team who intercepted messages that enabled the sinking of the Tirpitz Battleship on the 12th November 1944.
The letters on the dial represent the first letter of each number, e.g. ‘O’ is for One. Also on the dial is the word ‘Dot’, which is in recognition of morse code – dot/dash etc – but also a fitting tribute to an extraordinary lady, the aforementioned Dorothy.
The 42mm watch sits comfortably on the wrist and is well put together. It comes in a beautifully crafted canvas and leather military style tool roll that is includes five additional military style straps (3 NATO style straps, 1 soft leather NATO style strap and a tropic rubber).
The stainless steel case with DLC coating houses the premium automatic Miyota cal. 9015 3-hand movement. This has been customised to show the date numeral in red, rather than the more traditional black. The Field watch is water resistant to 10ATM and the dial is coated with Swiss super lame C1 so the full dial is visible in low light conditions (see image above).
For lovers of all things Military the 96Zero Field Watch is a must have, even for those who are not that way inclined, it’s a great addition to any watch collection. At £325.00, it is an absolute steal.
- Movement- Miyota 9015
- 42mm Stainless steel case with DLC coating
- Stainless steel bezel with DLC coating
- screw down crown
- Water resistant 10ATM
- Sapphire crystal Bezel BGW9 lume
- Swiss super lume C1 full dial
- Sapphire crystal face
- Custom date wheel (Red)
- Canvas main strap with quick release pins
- 3 additional NATO style straps and 1 Additional Soft leather NATO style strap (4 total extra straps)
- Custom Military style tool roll
- Price – £325 SRP
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