It is impossible not to notice the ever increasing number of watchmakers on the market and it can mean a reduction in quality when more focus on quantity over quality but it is always heartening to come across new brands like Ardor & Forge who are clearly passionate about creating high quality, affordable EDC style watches and this shines through in the launch of their flagship collection of timepieces – the Detweiler, Juniata, Seeger and Thickhead. This limited edition release will see just 125 of each version being made so move quickly if you want to get one on your wrist.
In a world of uninspired timepieces and what can best be described as a sea of derivative dive watches, Ardor & Forge are a real breath of fresh air with their clearly defined and eye-catching collection of timepieces. They offer a rugged, no-nonsense selection of EDC style watches that are ideally suited for day to day wear and which boast a proprietary sand-cast texture with real oak accents. This gives these watches a real visual impact that you don’t typically come across and the price tag of $550 is the real icing on the cake – and, better still, you can get one for $350 if you pre-order now.
Forged For Adventure
Adventure is in the blood of these great looking timepieces from Ardor & Forge and regardless of your style, you’ll find one that fits the bill for you from an aesthetic perspective. These watches take their design inspiration from Rothrock State Forest in Central Pennsylvania and they are available for pre-ordering right now. Ardor & Forge are striving to build a community of watch enthusiasts with a love of the great outdoors and adventure because these timepieces are ideally suited to those with exactly that mindset.
It’s hard not to be inspired by the twisting trails and breathtaking vistas of Rothrock State Forest and there are neat little design touches seen throughout these Ardor & Forge Watches which can be traced back to this gorgeous area of natural beauty. Rothrock encompasses many natural and wild areas, which are home to some of the oldest and largest trees you will ever encounter, and are teeming with all sorts of wildlife. This served as the design catalyst for these brilliant looking timepieces and we’re big fans of the bold dials here at Coolector HQ. Ardor & Forge are playing their part in conservation as well as a portion of all sales from the Rothrock will go to support conservation efforts with the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation. Something that is definitely worth applauding in our opinion.
The rocky terrains found throughout the Rothrock State Forest inspired the proprietary sand-cast texture of the dials and the oak accents, matte finishes and an earth tone palette create a bold design aesthetic that echoes the natural wonder of the forest. As a member of PA Parks & Forests Foundation and Friends of Rothrock, Ardor & Forge support preservation and conservation efforts locally.
Eye-Catching Attention to Detail
Everywhere you look with these Ardor & Forge watches, there is an impressive attention to detail and first class features which belie their affordable price tag. Some of the stand out ones for us here at Coolector HQ include the sapphire crystal and display caseback, 10ATM water resistance rating, NH35 Japanese automatic movement and SuperLuminova indices which ensure readability even in low light conditions.
Whether it’s the stealthy looking Thickhead or the more vibrant Detweiler that has caught your eye, you’re going to be getting a high quality timepiece for a mighty affordable price with this great flagship collection of watches from Ardor & Forge. Designed with a spirit for adventure in mind and inspired by nature, these are certainly right up our street here at The Coolector and we’ll definitely be looking to get our hands on one in 2020.