American watchmaker, Oak & Oscar, are one of the best new brands we’ve come across of late when it comes to American watchmakers so we always sit up and take notice when they’ve got a new timepiece release – particularly when it’s one as impressive as the Olmsted 38 Watch. Undergoing pre-sale now for the bargain price starting at $1275, these are already beginning to fly off the shelves so move quickly if you want to get one of these on your wrist.
The Oak & Oscar Olmsted 38 Watch comes in three different dial colours – namely, Navy, White and Grey – so you can pick the one that best tallies with your own individual sense of style and timepiece persuasion. It is a classic, automatic winding, 38mm field watch that boasts a two-layer sandwich dial, screw down crown, and inner minute track with orange cardinal numeral accents for a visual pop which really finishing off proceedings.
Refined Sense of Style
There is a classic, understated styling to the Olmsted 38 Watch and it takes its name from the conservationist and founder of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted – who was an avid believer in the need of natural public space in society. Olmsted is responsible for designing many of the public parks in the United States; notably, Central Park in New York City, and Jackson Park in Chicago so he serves as a great inspiration for such a well designed and stylish timepiece from Oak & Oscar. Throughout a fascinating life, Olmsted pushed for the protection of Yosemite Valley, created the parkway, the integrated park system, and also founded the precursor to the Red Cross.
Each one of the Olmsted 38 Watches from Oak & Oscar has been meticulously handcrafted and have a highly functional, understated design that we’re loving here at Coolector HQ. Oak & Oscar have combined their iconic full numeral sandwich dial with orange-accented cardinal minute indicators to deliver a distinctly legible, eye-catching design that will look great on the wrist whichever colour dial that you opt for.
Built and ready for adventure, the Olmsted 38 Watches from Oak & Oscar have 10atm of water resistance (which equates 100m/330ft.), a screw down crown, and a finely brushed 316L stainless steel case with drilled lugs, The Olmsted 38 is manufactured to perform in any environment effortlessly and will always look the part whilst doing it. Given that you can get your hands on one for $1275, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more accomplished timepiece for such an affordable price.
The beating heart powering the Olmsted 38 is the legendary, Swiss-made, ETA 2892A2, which is a workhorse calibre with 21 jewels, a substantial 42-hour power reserve, and Oak & Oscar’s iconic 4-star rotor design that helps to set it apart from the competition. Founded in 1856, ETA has over 150 years of experience crafting some of the most accurate and reliable movements in the world so this is one timepiece that definitely won’t let you down.
For anyone looking to get a great new timepiece for 2020, the Oak & Oscar Olmsted 38 would certainly be a top pick of ours here at The Coolector. It has an effortless cool, great components and an unparalleled performance which belies its $1275 pre-order price tag. We love the small batch releases from Oak & Oscar and this new release might just be one of their most impressive to date.