I’m a watch freak so I decided to share this with you all. This is a Bathys Automatic, designed by John Patterson in Kaua’i. This guy is a surfer and wanted to make a watch that could withstand a heavy pounding on some of the island’s amazing beaches. He designed his first watch last year, sold out all of his quartz models, and went to Switzerland to have automatics made. The automatic watches have an ETA-2824-2 movement, a nice Swiss movement with sweep second hand and date window, and the cases are PVD-coated in violet, silver, or black. It is water resistant to 200M and quite beautiful. The soft rubber strap is a dream and if you’re looking for American ingenuity melded Swiss quality, look no further.
I reviewed the quartz version on WristWatchReview and can’t wait to take a look at these automatic pieces. They are $795 each.
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