The automated quick-set 330-2 is similar 28,800 bph, 4Hz motion that pops up in a number of of Farer’s GMT watches, a number of Christopher Wards and a Sinn or two. It’s based mostly on the ETA 2892-A2 and is completely none the more serious for it. As we’ve usually talked about, actions like this are excellent news; dependable, stable, simple spares availability and serviceable by virtually any watchmaker. With a 100m water resistance ranking, incabloc shock absorbing system and antimag, anti-corrosion steadiness and steadiness spring, your Beagle Scout ought to definitely be good to take climbing, even when that’s solely so far as the closest bar.
It’s a sturdy factor all spherical; it’s an honest 40mm throughout and almost 12mm thick and almost 47mm lug-to-lug. The GMT crown will get a single shoulder within the 316L brushed stainless case and the winding and Bamford emblem setting crown is chunky sufficient to take care of itself. That GMT crown will flip the inside GMT bezel (cut up into a lightweight shade for day and a darkish, appropriately, for night time) so it’s simple to control a number of time zones. Speaking of darkish, the dial’s a cinch to learn at night time or in low mild with Swiss Superluminova Grade X1 GL C1 for palms and dial markers.
Strapwise, you get a inexperienced cordura model of the Preppy’s brown material, so very a lot the identical household really feel. Bamford shun boring presentation instances and this one isn’t any exception. Every of the 250 numbered items flip up in a reproduction of Snoopy’s doghouse, lined in inexperienced material and that includes the Hodinkee, Bamford and Peanuts logos on its partitions and roof. That’ll be the identical roof that Snoopy is so usually seen on, typing away on his historical guide typewriter. So does this now make him the patron saint of watch writers? We hope so.
The Bamford x Peanuts “Beagle Scout” GMT Restricted Version for Hodinkee is offered as a 250-piece restricted version for $1,850. Hodinkee.
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