I’m a watch enthusiast. Twisted watch enthusiast. 

A pretty evident title as where this blog is going. With a somewhat familiar ring to it from The Prodigy, Firestarter.

The love of watches is still somewhat a new passion of mine, some 3 years old. Beginner level really. However. I figured I’d start this blog with the goal in mind to gather a following, create discussion and debate some like minded individuals. Or who ever stumbles across my blatherings. 

21st birthday. Where it all started really. Dad bought me a watch for my birthday, loved it then. Still do now. And will continue to do so. Sentimental value put aside. It’s a beautiful watch. Bulova Precisionist 8. Part skeleton, enough so it makes the watch curiously intricate all while maintaining a clean aesthetic.

Automatic movement

Roman numerals and a white dial create a crisp and very readable face. The skeletonised aspect of the watch is very eye catching and paired with the blue hands, compliments the overall aesthetic. My favourite detail is the spacing and separation between the two sub dials. The seconds dial being fixed between 3 and 6 and the 24hr indicator sat within 8 and 10. These qualities could have been left out, leaving a perfectly good classic and sleek dress watch. With the additional elements however, changes the perspective completely.

Luminosity presentation

The bluish green luminova sparingly distributed along the hour makers and on the minute and hour hands is light, but significant. Enough so the time is readable in fairly dim light, the kind you’ll encounter during the change over from Summer to Winter. Once the evening darkens earlier you’ll be glad to have this feature, not only is it useful but it looks good. 

Along with the stainless steel bracelet and case, it makes this watch suitable for dress occasions. I tend to wear it for more evening or smart casual events. 

Looks great with a semi constructed blazer, jeans and shirt. Little qualities like the blue hands along with the blazer and jeans work well together. Blue is a good colour to start with, neutral and easy to build different looks on.

– Bluova Precisionist 8 – £350.