Finding a timepiece that is right for you is something that takes time and research and, of course, a price tag to fit in with your budget but if you’re after a contemporary sports watch that doesn’t break the bank in 2019, it’s tough to look beyond the fantastically robust and effortlessly stylish Vero SW Watch. This magnificent looking timepiece from Vero, which is available from the Worn & Wound Windup Watch Shop, is fully CNC milled and hand-finished and has a first class aesthetic that we’re loving at Coolector HQ.
The Vero SW Watch has a price tag of $1650 which is a reasonable one for a timepiece of this calibre and it offers the sort of durable, no-nonsense performance that will make it fit for any outdoor adventure or day to day wear. This great looking timepiece from Vero combines ergonomic curves, and a svelte profile that cries out to be worn while mountain biking tough terrain or surfing a huge wave.
A watch with 200m of water resistance and a custom silicone strap that creates a perfect, seamless fit, it’s easy to see why horology aficionados are falling for the Vero SW Watch in their droves. Wonderfully stylish and well made, this first class accessory is designed and made in Portland, Oregon, and the quality that it delivers from both a visual and performance perspective really is second to none.
The Vero SW Watch has definitely caught our eye here at The Coolector and the fact it boasts many features rarely seen in a timepiece under $5k makes it all the more impressive. Vero wanted to deliver a mechanical watch they didn’t have to take off when doing adventure and sporting activities above and below water but one that was also comfortable to wear as an everyday timepiece. After making their vintage-influenced 36mm models, which despite their understated appearances, had 100m water resistance, they also wanted to make something more modern and this is where the SW came in.
It is a watch that reflects the youthful and energetic approach the brand takes to design and engineering their timepieces and boasts a 41 x 46 x 11.5mm (to the top of the domed sapphire) 200m case. The SW Watch is a medium-sized timepiece with enough water resistance for any normal aquatic activities. It’s wide enough to allow for a big, bold dial, but relatively short lug-to-lug to prevent overhanging but the dimensions only tell part of the story, as it’s the shape of the case that really matters. It has a barrel shape with short lugs that swoop in and a broad bezel that looks like it can take a smack. The crown is cleverly nestled in the side at three, as indicated by the smoothly machined bump in the bezel where it hides.
One of the first things you’ll notice with the Vero SW Watch is the fact that the case sides aren’t straight up, rather they flair out while curving, creating an undercut of sorts. This stops the watch from digging into the wrist when bending one’s hand and also helps remove unnecessary mass from the timepiece, further enhancing the comfort and wearability. The complexity of the design is aided by the quality of the machining and finishing. No surface on the SW is dull or flat and everything curves and flows, creating a dynamic, modern look we love at The Coolector.
The price tag of $1650 is a fair one for a timepiece of this considerable quality and if you’ve long been on the hunt for the perfect watch for all your adrenaline pursuits and adventures, you may well have just found it with the Vero SW Watch. The quality aesthetics are matched by the high end materials and components which includes a Sellita SW 200 automatic movement. This is a Swiss-made automatic movement with 38-hour power reserve, hacking seconds and a frequency of 28,800 bph.