Friday, October 28, 2016

Something Interesting from Holland

While down in New York City I got to see some interesting watches offered by smaller independent watch companies.  And one of them was Eza -

Now I need to be very clear that I had been on the move since 5:00 AM when I finally came face to face with the Co-founders -

But if I got the story right, Mr. van Golen and Mr. Trampe met as university students in their native Holland. One was wearing a Vostok Amphibia and the rest was history.

The Eza Sealander is a vintage inspired dive watch that really ticks all of the boxes for that watch fan or even non-fan who makes purchase decisions based on what they see and like rather than what brand name is stamped on the dial.
It is available in a black dial -

Courtesy of Eza Automatic
And a very striking blue dial -

Courtesy of Eza Automatic
But this is more than an "homage" effort.  The guys at Eza did not go cheap and cheerful, 'cause let's face it, there are plenty of Vostok Amphibia's out there already!  Perhaps the single greatest wish of those of us (yes, me included) who have owned Vostok, Poljot (insert other Soviet era watch name here) is that the quality of the watch might live up to the cool look.  And of course it never did!  Well, now for all you fellow former cold-warriors and true fans of form AND function, your wish has been granted.

And the packaging and attention to detail far surpasses what you find from so many other big boy brands. The watch is delivered in a beautiful leather roll which accommodates your Eza watch, the complimentary bonus NATO strap, and a strap changing tool.

That roll is placed in a beautiful black wooden box

And that box has not only the guarantee, but the running rate of YOUR individual Eza watch as recorded by the Dutch watch maker who assembled your individual Eza watch himself and adjusted and tested the movement in several different positions.

All of this for a very reasonable price -

€701.65 excl. VAT | €849.00 incl. VAT

Here are the pertinents -

Calibre ETA 2824 Automatic, Ligne 11-1/2’”, 25 jewels, 28.800bph, 38-40 hour power reserve, adjusted by Eza Watches to six positions.

Automatic & manual winding, Display by means of hands: hour, minute, second. Date calendar, Stop second device, Shock-absorber for balance staff.

316L Stainless steel case with mixed brushed and high gloss finish. Case diameter 41.0mm, lug width 22.0mm, case thickness 13 mm.
High gloss 316L Stainless Steel Caseback with engraved logo.

Dial with high gloss indexes filled with C3 SuperLuminova™
Ceramic bezel insert with C3 SuperLuminova™

Double domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

Water resistance
Water resistant to 30 ATM, 300 meters.

Vintage leather and nato strap.

Adjusted to six positions and tested.

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