Ferragamo watches? Another fashion brand with timepiece you’d be wise to be skeptical of at first. When an organization that has by no means made timepieces all of a sudden starts to take action, then you ought to be cautious. Delving deeper the plot thickens as all Ferragamo watches are licensed to be developed and manufactured by Timex. At this level I would not assume that outcomes have a lot up-market credibility. Although in this case that is not precisely true. Ferragamo timepieces for men (particularly this F-eighty) collection are nicely made, have good designs and materials, and incorporates Swiss mechanical movements. As designer watches go, these kind of fly under the radar and deserve a bit more consideration.
I believe that the F-80 assortment debuted in about 2008. It comprises a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automated based mostly chronograph mannequin, and an analogous model that has a GMT module over a 7750 (there is also a quartz ETA chronograph version as properly). That is that GMT model, and you’ll see the standard 7750 with the addition of a bit of blue GMT hand. It is definitely a Soprod movement they name the “753-24h.” The dials are actually quite well designed and legible. The face is textured with horizontal black sections while the arms and hour markers are rather easy to see. Note that the GMT dial is finished in black and white. That is for while you need to sync the GMT hand to the usual time for it to function as a day/evening indicator. Cool proper?
Meeting with Timex they shared with me that the design of the F-eighty was some who has designed a couple of different effectively-recognized watches, however for the life of me I forget who he’s. Maybe one of you may remind me, but once you learn who it is you might be like “ohhh, I see that.” I realized this truth over two years ago so please forgive me.
The case is 44mm broad in titanium and ceramic. Ceramic is used for the bezel, chronograph pushers, and the middle links of the metallic bracelet. There can also be a rubber strap choice, and the high-end cautchouc (spelled a few methods) rubber is used. The case is water resistant to 100 meters and makes use of an AR coated sapphire crystal. Overall, most things us watch snobs are searching for are current right here. I don’t actually care if this watch has a Salvatore Ferragamo emblem on it or not. It is effectively designed, makes use of good components, and has a pleasant sporty character with a hint of coloration (my fav). It won’t be a watch I need to wear each day, however I would gladly take pleasure in a Ferragamo F-eighty in my assortment.
Worth? Nicely technically the watch costs $7,075 – however look online and you may see that the majority F-80 watches can be found for lots much less. They are literally an excellent deal as you can get most (often the non GMT 7750 variations) beneath $2,000.