If a watch can represent its wearer’s personality, some might prefer something with a bit more character and history. Tender Co. gives us exactly that with their “Hands-On” Black Everest Dial Wrist Watch.
Tender Co. specializes in antique work wear, especially from the Great British Steam Age, and their clothes and accessories reflect that. Their products are carefully researched and designed, and come in very limited stock, which adds to the exclusivity of their items. The “Hands-On” mechanical watch is no exception, as it is cased in England and set on an English oak bark tanned leather NATO style one-piece strap. The function is reminiscent of early Twentieth Century drivers’ watches, so the dial is rotated 45° to make it readable without having to take your hands off the wheel. Its “Everest” dial has numerals at the 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 o’clock positions with the entire set being luminous. As evidence of the craftsmanship of the watch, the movement is visible through the exhibition case back.
It is important to note that the watch is cased by hand, so while it emphasizes style and craftsmanship, it is not waterproof. In addition, the watch dial is rotated for left wrist wearers, but it can be adjusted for those that wear it on the right.
So does Tender’s “Hands-On” watch have the history and character you’d want in a wristwatch? Share your thoughts in the comments.