Hands-On with the Eza Sealander
In the realm of miniature brands, one approach to excel is to begin something new with the name of something old. To take a dead brand a resuscitate it, preparing in some set of experiences and setting to another brand. Eza watches did only this by taking the name of a German brand established in the 1920’s that, as so numerous others, ceased to exist in the 70’s. Despite the fact that the Eza of the past isn’t a commonly recognized name using any and all means, nor is it a brand whose vintage pieces you’re prone to come across, they do seem to have been an impressive company, having even produced their own developments in the last part of the 50’s and 60’s.
The new Eza is a totally different brand, presently situated in the Netherlands their center, at any rate to begin, is on high-esteem vintage motivated game watches. Despite the fact that their name may not yet convey with it much importance, by having the historical backdrop of the past brand behind them, they at any rate have something to live up to.
Eza’s first watch in the wake of being reawakened is the Sealander , a mid-20th century roused jumper. We’ve seen a ton of traditionally motivated jumpers over the most recent couple of years, so making one that stands apart is becoming increasingly more a test. Eza accomplished this through effortlessness in plan and incentive in components. As far as the last mentioned, the most outstanding component is an ETA 2824-2 that has been also directed, in-house, in six positions. Also, the Sealander highlights a sapphire gem a clay bezel and a 300m water obstruction, making it a by and large compelling bundle at around $780 (cost changes dependent on strength of dollar/euro).
Hands-On with the Eza Sealander
Case Stainless Steel Movement ETA 2824-2 Dial Blue or Black Lume Yes Lens Domed Sapphire Strap Leather Water Resistance 300M Dimensions 41 x 49mm Thickness 14mm Lug Width 22mm Crown 6.75 x 4.3mm Warranty Yes Price $780
The Sealander comes in two tones, a striking blue and an exemplary black. We were sent both to play with and try out. In general, the two watches have prompt vintage bid originating from the utilization of matured lume shading, applied files and worked on bezel markings. The case comes in at 41 x 49 x 14mm (to the highest point of the domed sapphire) making it more present day than vintage, yet on the comfortable side.
In terms of plan, the case has some vintage prompts that give it a gentler and more rich shape than regular current jumpers. The drags are slim with a decent form and slant that gets more extensive as it goes down the haul. This is an alluring point of interest that additionally gives the hauls a more smooth profile. In evident exemplary plunge style, the Sealander needs crown monitors, underscoring the 6.75 x 4.3mm screw-down crown. The actual crown is a chamber with wide teeth and an appealing “E” logo on its external side.
The bezel truly captures everyone’s attention with its either black or blue artistic supplement. The blue specifically is ravishing. It’s a rich, medium blue that is neither too splendid or too gaudy, yet a striking, immersed shading. I likewise very like the extent of the supplement to the case and dial. They hit such an ideal medium, making it sufficiently wide to be energetic, slim enough to feel adjusted. The edge of the bezel is then brushed steel with grooves cut in for grasp. Curiously, the scores just go down mostly, giving the bezel a turret-like appearance.
In terms of completing, the bezel, haul tops and slants are totally brushed while the case sides are cleaned. This is the one detail I may have changed. It’s my inclination, obviously, yet I unquestionably preferably more brushing over cleaning on a plunge watch, so the sides feel all in all too glossy. In the event that they had a decent level brushing, while the slant had been cleaned, both would have been accentuated.
Getting into the dial, the two tones have a similar applied files, markings and hands, yet various surfaces. The blue is, indeed, blue and matches the bezel impeccably. I can’t help yet feel this is an accomplishment, as it’s a particularly explicit shade of blue that any variety too incredible would have destroyed the look, and given that the surface surfaces are unique (the bezel is sparkle while the dial is matte), it’s even more hard to get them to look right. The black, while less a test, looks incredible as well.
The dials comprise of a file of applied markers, one every hour, with steel encompasses and an acidic yellow lume. It has that “aged” tritium look that promptly yells vintage. On the black, it bodes well, however on the blue, it’s somewhat cruel. Not overpowering, yet the differentiation is more grounded, taking it leap out additional. A creamier, milder tone may have worked slightly better here. Around the actual edge of the dial is then a printed file, all in white, with square shapes at 12, 3, 6 and 9, long queues each moment/second with more limited lines each half moment/second and numerals each 5. This adds some energy to the dial just as some visual clamor. Had there just been the applied markers, the dial would have felt excessively inadequate. They likewise complement the bezel markings, which are stripped down to numerals at 15, 30 and 45, a precious stone at 12 and adjusted lines at timespans/p>
Perhaps my number one detail on the watch all together is the visually impaired debossed line of sight in the focal point of the dials. Dazzle significance there is no print tone, rather they are simply grooves in the surface, adding some surface while likewise gobbling up some vacant space without becoming excessively occupied. Another fabulous detail is the shading coordinated date wheel. Indeed, by and by a miniature brand has done what so numerous monsters can’t, and coordinated the shade of the date to their dial, making it more prudent. This is particularly striking on the blue dial.
For hands, Eza went with an adjusted Roman sword style for the hour and minutes. They are long and slim, giving the style a rich contort. They stay decipherable, be that as it may, and work with the general tasteful. The seconds hand is then an exemplary style with a jewel tip and counterweight.
The Sealanders come mounted to 22mm vintage style calfskin ties of good quality. The blue comes on a medium tan earthy colored with grayish bunches, while the black comes on a comparative black tie. Subsequent to seeing such countless blue dialed watches come on black ties, unfortunately, it’s incredible to see one on a complementary earthy colored. The two tones play off of one another wonderfully, making an exceptionally jazzy watch/tie combo out of the crate. The black on black functions admirably as well, simply has no curve balls. The ties are mounted with fast delivery spring bars, which we are seeing with more frequency.
On the wrist, the Sealander wears well overall. 41 x 49 is a decent present day size that is at the upper end a sweet spot for sport watches. Since it’s a jumper, and bezels tend to cause watches to feel more modest, I think it turns out great. All things considered, it’s a cutting edge watch with vintage prompts, not a watch that is attempting to be vintage. It likewise wears more slender than 14mm proposes. More finished, they simply looks incredible. They are basic and clean, with the perfect measure of liveliness to have some edge, however not feel forceful. Also, they address vintage without feeling like a tribute or looking excessively retro. The blue at that point includes some energy and shading along with everything else, making it summery and going extraordinary with more quelled outfits that need a little punch. The black is exemplary and attractive, an easy decision for somebody searching for a more moderate approach.
All in all, the new Eza has gotten a solid beginning with the Sealander . With so numerous vintage roused keeps an eye out there, it’s simple to get fatigued to the idea, yet when it’s progressed admirably, or, in other words with restriction, it’s exceptionally engaging. The Sealander is only that. Style shrewd, it gets the signs directly without attempting to be something it’s not. The cutting edge augmentations are then the clincher. 300m water opposition ensures it stays dry (inside), a fired bezel and sapphire precious stone will remain decent and scratch free and the ETA 2824-2 has demonstrated dependability. For $780, Eza truly has assembled a compelling bundle that while not expendable cash modest, is positively a generally excellent worth. Goodness, and each Sealander comes with a calfskin watch move, tie changing instrument and complimentary nylon lash. Not awful. Along these lines, if you’re searching for another vintage roused jumper, make certain to look at the Sealander. We’re unquestionably anticipating whey they have next in store.
Come see the Eza Sealander face to face at our Wind-Up Watch Fair Oct, 21-23, 2016 at Chelsea Market, NYC. Snap here for more details.