IT is a barnburner and just a great watch, and this one is we will call it,'nearly' flawless. 38mm x 45mm lug to lug x 11mm thick , it's a very comfy size that will fit all, man woman or child, and is a fantastic style like that of the Vietnam War US military issue watch, with the 12/24 dial and easy to read layout.
With a swiss movement and in a great kit, makes wonderful gift as it comes. BOLDR Supply Company is now taking orders for their latest creation, the Venture. A classic field watch in a tough titanium case. I had the opportunity to test a prototype and came away impressed.At first glance, you might mistake the Venture for a Vietnam War era US Servicemans field watch. It has the traditional 12/24 hour dial, compact size, and stealthy matte case finish; however, closer inspection reveals a host of thoroughly modern upgrades like Superlume on the dial and syringe hands, and a nearly scratch-proof flat sapphire crystal with an inner anti-reflective coating. The case has a similar feel to that of the old mil-spec watches but angular lugs and a signed 4:00 crown give the Venture more personality than the older watches.
Like the originals, the Venture is on the smaller side for a mans watch but where US government-issues models were a mere 34mm, the BOLDR is 38mm wide, 11mm thick, and 45mm long. Its still small to mid-sized, yet not unfashionably so. The biggest difference is its durability. Those steel monocoque 1960s and 70s field watches were only minimally water resistant by todays standards.On the other hand, the Ventures two-piece titanium case is sealed to 100m and is tough as nails, despite feeling almost unnaturally light. It is worth noting, however, that the matte titanium marks just as easily as at matte stainless steel. Both the BOLDR and the vintage watches use Swiss movements, but where the old GI watches had 17-jewel hand-wound units, the Venture has an ETA 802.102 quartz movement.
I know many will bemoan the use of a soulless quartz, but you cannot deny its superior accuracy and resistance to both shock and magnetism. Of course, a filed watch needs a field strap.
In this case, a 20mm ballistic nylon NATO in your choice of Jungle Green, Adventure Khaki, or Carbon Black. I was pleased to see that the strap is fitted with titanium hardware to watch the case. The item "Boldr Venture Black Dial OG-First venture into the Venture-Ridiculous Condition" is in sale since Monday, December 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".The seller is "time_to_treasure" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.