a2-t Serie innovative rund Design der Tasche sorgt für ein perfektes Gleichgewicht zwischen Tradition und Moderne.Titan mit mattem Finish.Precision japanischen Bewegung.100 m/328ft. Wasserwiderstand.Kratzfestes Mineralglas Kristall.Präzisionslager Gehäuseboden.Heavy-duty Lug Design.Kontrastreiche, Leuchte signalisiert Zifferblatt mit 12/24-Stunden-Markierungen.Rugged, US-patentierte DX3 Case.schraubknrone.Ergonomisch Offset Krone auf 4 Uhr.Bertucci hat eine 3 Jahre warrantyfree uns Versand; internationaler Versand ebenfalls möglich.
The A-2T Original Classic™ was an instant success when launched in 2004… then and now, this success is derived from innovative design & materials, classic styling, and legendary durability. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary, the A-2T Super Classic™ Special Edition was created. It is identical to the original, but with high performance enhancements that include: a precision all-metal movement powered by lithium cell battery with a 10 year life, U.S. Patented 40 mm solid titanium Unibody™ case, an ultra-scratch resistant R-Type sapphire crystal, and 200 M water resistance.
DIAL LUMINOSITY: The hands and markers are treated with high performance Swiss Super Luminous material that will intensely glow for hours based on exposure to sunlight or indoor lighting… not requiring a button push (a weak point), and will not deplete battery or require two hand operation.The A-2T Super Classic™ was an instant success when launched in 2004… then and now, this success is based on innovative design, classic styling, durability and value. For Bertucci’s 10 year anniversary, the A-2T Super Classic Special Edition was created and launched to celebrate this success. The A-2T Super Classic™ is identical in design to the original, but with high performance enhancements that include: a lithium cell battery with 10 year life that continuously powers a precision movement, a scratch resistant hardened sapphire crystal, and a 200 M water resistance rating. The bottom line: this watch is a high performance, well-designed, and good-value timekeeper that will serve you well. The A2-T Vintage has a more utilitarian, simple design that I find very attractive. If you need a reliable watch that will survive most situations, then buy this one! In this review, I’m going to look at the Bertucci A2-T Vintage, a 40mm titanium beauty that’s lightweight, super strong, and has a classic look. Bertucci has a long history of producing quality watches over the last 16 years. They have a unique look to them that would make you think the watch has been around forever.When it comes to watches, nothing is more synonymous with adventure and the outdoors than a good field watch. It’s the one watch that should be in everyone’s collection and is probably one of the most useful of all the watches you will own. The traditional field watch exudes stability and ruggedness and is always up for a challenge. As with many things on the internet, there’s always debate about what exactly a field watch should be. To me, it’s a very legible, simple watch with a full metal case, clean analog dial, that’s built for abuse. The question is, how do you find a good one to spend your money on? Here is where the first design feature had me hooked: the solid lug bars. Most Bertuccis don’t have spring bars, they have a solid, fully-integrated piece in place of the bars to loop a nato through. I thought this was cool and made sense if you were really going to abuse the watch.
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Since the A2-T uses integrated bars, there is no need for the extra portion of the strap and hence you can safely use a single pass nato. The strap is extremely well made with matching hardware.Be aware, not all the A2-T models have sapphire crystal, some of the models have hardened mineral crystal, so if you’re picky, make sure you choose wisely. I chose the mineral crystal to save a few bucks.Before we move on, I know many folks complain about quartz watches. I’ve heard it all before. But, personally, I’ll take a nice quartz watch over an auto any day. I like automatics, I think the movements are cool, but have you ever chopped wood all day or bushwhacked, or cleared brush with an automatic?
Interestingly, Bertucci offers four different finishes on their titanium watches, depending on the model you purchase. I can’t speak to the execution of the high-polish models. Still, I’d be tempted to stick to the three matte versions, as the glossy ones look like cheaper chromed brass in online videos. Scratches on such a reflective surface will surely be more pronounced, especially given the fact Bertucci lists it as having no additional coating or plating either.I emailed them to check; they confirmed it is indeed 316L, which is the industry standard material. This is more durable than the chromed brass used in most Timex field watches that typically retail for the same price as Bertucci. Unfortunately, these Bertucci watches have one huge problem…price. In the UK, these have recently been shooting up in price to the extent that they’re now selling for double what they were a few months ago. Whether this is due to limited availability because of shipping problems, it’s unclear. I doubt it’s to do with increased seasonal demand, as Bertucci doesn’t have much market presence here in the UK, and these price jumps started well before the typical festive rush. The Omega Seamaster is a pipe dream for those of us with a modest budget. If you’re unwilling to part with so much dough but desire the Seamaster aesthetic, you’re in the right place.This sandblasted model feels like it has some sort of coating, though it isn’t specified on the Bertucci website. Remarkably, the surface feels more resilient than the titanium used in the usually far pricier Casio Lineage watch I own, which has accrued a number of scratches over the years.
The rears themselves harbor militarized engravings, including specifics about each model. One particularly useful inscription they include is each movement’s battery type; you don’t have to waste time disassembling and then reassembling the watch to discover what cell you need to buy when it dies. Really handy; I wish more brands would do this.
Something that initially confused me was the angled cutout on the steel watch. Now, obviously, cutouts are used to aid the functionality of the pass-through strap, that’s a given. Still, I thought the angle looked a bit off compared to normal. A shallower angle would certainly look more streamlined when the strap is fitted. Maybe that remains true, though when fiddling with the strap, I realized that the tall cutout enables smoother strap changes, especially when considering the sewn-in keepers toward the end of the band, which may otherwise not fit through the gap at all.
The Japan-exclusive models have somewhat of a reputation as being unique, quirky, and well-made. They’re sometimes special, limited edition versions or colors of existing models.So, they may not be the sleekest of timepieces, but they’re not really meant to be, are they? Bertucci is laser-focused on durable field watches, and when you prioritize function, form often plays second fiddle.Low-light performance is decent, and the pips at the circumference seem to last particularly well, so either model should perform when camping or on other nightly escapades. Bertucci does have some models with tritium tubes, should you want longer-lasting performance at the expense of initial brightness.
Over the years, I’ve covered some real bargains in this category, but how do these oddballs compare? Is there any incentive to pick this over well-known options like the Timex Weekender or the bargain Lorus field watches?
We can at least use this model as a reference to judge the build quality and performance of Edifice watches. Are they Casio’s attempt at pushing heavily marketed junk?
Overall, these are functional watches that could be ideal if you’re looking for something that delivers rugged looks and performance. They’ve got some clever touches that do set them apart from more generic field watches that are normally hard to discern from one another.
This model comes in with a compact 35.9mm diameter, 10.8mm thickness, and a 44.9mm lug to lug length, meaning it’s particularly viable for smaller arms.With an all stainless steel offering of 42mm in case diameter, a lug-to-lug of just under 47mm, and a case thickness of just under 15mm, it is certainly a well-proportioned tool watch that will live happily on most wrists.
Anyone who owns a Glycine will tell you that the brand holds its own for solid build quality and finishing, albeit only taking modest design cues from other luxury brands.
On the wrist, the 38mm Bambino wears an absolute treat. For most wrist sizes, I think this will look better than the original, which was a tad wide and flat.The A-1S contains a basic Miyota quartz movement. It’s unmarked but I believe it’s the same Miyota 2315 that featured in my Stuhrling review. Again, this really is a cheap movement that works and is accurate enough, but is nothing special. Don’t expect good second-hand alignment with these, as the 2315 tends to have an inconsistent tick that doesn’t always line up perfectly.
It’s to be noted, you can get virtually identical steel options in 30mm, 40mm, and 45mm. The naming scheme is a bit overwhelming, but it’s brilliant to have such a range of options nonetheless. All of you reading will be able to find a model that fits you nicely.
If you love Rolex designs but don’t fancy remortgaging your house to own one, then you’re in luck. I’ve cherry-picked some appealing options from similarly acclaimed watchmaker Seiko.The A-1S steel watch has a more typical brushed finish, which again looks decent enough, though won’t be winning any awards. While the flanks, bezel, and rear are all very well cut, both models have obvious imperfections in the area between the lugs. These aren’t noticeable unless you’re looking for them, as the case often shades them, but they are a tad unsightly and reveal that these are budget watches.BensWatchClub.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.One reason they’re quite deep is that the bezels are raised above the crystals, providing added protection from side-on impacts. Glancing blows are probably the most common way damage occurs with wristwatches, which this design will help prevent; it’s unlikely you’ll smash your watch via a square-on impact. If that latter did occur against a flat surface, the raised bezel would again save the crystal. Still, if a sharp object did surpass the bezel, the mineral crystal fitted to both models would likely scratch. In my crystal scratch tests, I found that mineral is far more susceptible than sapphire.
I was defeated by the rear on the titanium model, I tried two different tools, but it wouldn’t budge no matter what I tried. I’d hazard a guess it’s another, similar Miyota, but don’t quote me on that.
In my best field watches roundup, I mentioned an up-and-coming brand called Bertucci. This American company stands out from the crowd, I mean, just look at them! Their super chunky lugs almost look like the shoulders of that giant soldier from the movie Troy (Boagrius).
The two I have here look similar on the surface but are actually quite different. The smaller option is the A-1S, the S standing for steel, which is what the case is constructed of. Funnily enough, the Bertucci website doesn’t specify what grade of stainless steel this is.
As you might expect, the 1963 looks straight out of its namesake era, with a creamy dial, blue and gold accents, and a dial sloped at the circumference.
The larger, more expensive A-2T I have here is constructed of titanium; a Ben’s Watch Club favorite I must admit. Titanium is a great choice for budget field watches due to its lightweight yet durable performance. Typically, the trade-off is inferior case finishing, as titanium, especially when coated, is harder to work with than stainless steel. However, these issues are usually averted when the brand uses simplistic matte finishing methods like the sandblasting used here.
Visually, both are quite similar, and, in a surprise to no one, they both look like field watches. Both dials have the stereotypical bold outer numbers and compact inner 24-hour ring that you’ll find on most other options, though the font choice and proportions are a little different than most other watches. The lume pips here are quite small, and the hour numbers are positioned pretty close to the outside. Outside of those dots, everything here is printed onto the surface, giving a simple, utilitarian result whose legibility exceeds its quality.Well, it’s time for Seiko to release the Kraken. Indeed they have a secret weapon that allows them to leapfrog the majority of comparably specced or similarly priced competition.
For over £120 and £170 quid a pop at the time of publishing, these entry-level watches simply aren’t worth buying as of early 2023, despite the high review scores on Amazon. I’d certainly wait a few months and see if prices return to previous levels. Currently, you can get superior options for a si
milar amount or less in many markets outside the US.
To try and find out what the crack is, I’ve got my hands on a couple of pieces from one of the most popular of these oddly-named brands; Stuhrling Original.
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Unlike the MVMT Field I reviewed not too long ago, both have grippy screw-down crowns that, combined with the substantial screwed rears, solidify the water resistance ratings of 100m and 200m, respectively. I’d have no fear submerging either of these for extended durations if required.
Not long ago, I was looking for a capable Seiko diver that could replace my SKX as a Seiko with perfect dimensions and the Mini-Turtle caught my attention.You’ve probably also glimpsed one of Bertucci’s unique hallmarks by now too. That being the solid, immovable bars between the lugs. These are both good and bad. They’re good in the sense that they remove a common point of failure, the spring bars, but as a result of that, you are limited to pass-through straps like the stock Zulu-style bands. In all honesty, the default options are decent enough for most people; just don’t bank on switching it out for a two-piece to reduce the overall thickness. With the stock strap, the effective thickness is boosted to 12.5mm for the A-1S and 13mm for the A-2T, so they are a little chunky.B-TYPE Heavy-Duty Nylon Webbing Band offers long lasting durability and comfort unmatched in the marketplace. Featuring military spec. nylon webbing, heavy-duty stitching, and solid stainless steel buckle and dual loop keepers. The Active Comfort™ one piece design is equipped with the Fold and Tuck™ excess band retention feature and wide adjustment range to ensure a perfect fit for all wrist sizes.
Introduced in 2004, the A-2T Original Classic™ was an immediate success… striking the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, making it the industry leading field watch. The rugged U.S. Patented Unibody™ 40 mm case is made from titanium… a high performance alloy we believe to be the best material for a field watch as it provides lightweight comfort, unmatched durability & corrosion resistance. A watch that is ready for the rigors of the day… whatever they be.The hands and markers are treated with high performance Swiss Super Luminous material that will intensely glow for hours based on exposure to sunlight or indoor lighting… not requiring a button push (a weak point), and will not deplete battery or require two hand operation.
The A-2T Original Classic™ was an instant success when launched in 2004… then and now, this success is based on innovative design, classic styling, durability and value. For our 10 year anniversary, the A-2T Super Classic Special Edition was created and launched to celebrate this success. The A-2T Super Classic™ is identical in design to the original, but with high performance enhancements that include: a lithium cell battery with 10 year life that continuously powers a precision movement, a scratch resistant hardened sapphire crystal, and a 200 M water resistance rating.Have a problem, comment or any issue with this page? Then we want to hear from you! If you have a suggestion on how we can improve this page, please let us know in the comment space below. Please, provide as much detail as possible to help expedite your request.