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    UNDONE Basecamp Watch Review | aBlogtoWatch



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    Undone Basecamp Watch Review | aBlogtoWatch

    Ariel Adams of aBlogtoWatch reviews the UNDONE Basecamp watch which is inspired by vintage military watches and has a retail price starting at just $295 USD.





    BUILT FOR THE URBAN EXPLORER
    Basecamp reminds you that it’s time to step back, take a break, breathe.
    Don’t count your time. Make your time count.

    Basecamp: a metaphor for your escape, your adventure.

    A premium, custom-made tool watch that is equipped with the style, comfort and durability to brave the day-to-day madness of a modern, urban existence.

    As much a mind-set as it is a timepiece.



    WHAT IS A TOOL WATCH?
    A wrist-worn, time-telling instrument that must withstand outdoor ordeals and assist the wearer in their exploits. A tool watch criterion: always readable, right away.

    Shaped by wartime necessity, technological advancements, and exploration of our earth, tool watches are every man’s constant companion.

    Basecamp is exactly that.

    A high-performance device with on-trend vintage aesthetics, featuring an iconic neon-orange hour hand, minimalist dive bezel, and an in-house developed crystal made with the same raw material found in bulletproof glass.

    Basecamp. More than the quintessential tool watch.



    Weight
    Tool watches should be light and compact, and in no way clumsy or cumbersome – they are designed to fuse effortlessly with an explorer’s physique, so they never have to be taken off during a journey.

    Weighing in at just 66 grams, Basecamp ticks all the boxes (and scales).



    Dimensions
    Perfect for everyday wear, indoors or outdoors, office, off-site… Sans crown guards, Basecamp has slimmed down to smarten up for all sorts of occasions.

    At 40mm in diameter and 15mm thick, Basecamp sits snugly on any wrist. Lug-to-lug length is 48mm and lug width is 20mm, allowing easy exchange with all UNDONE 20mm straps.



    Movement
    Basecamp is driven by one of the most reliable and robust workhorse in the industry – the Seiko Instrument Inc. NH35a automatic movement. The Japanese are known for precision and efficiency.
    The watch fuels up by wrist motion, but can also be wound manually via the crown; fully wound, it’s armed with a 42-hour power reserve.



    EXCEPTIONALLY LEGIBLE
    Unlike most watches, Basecamp boasts three drastically different hands, so the hour, minute, and second are immediately distinguishable. Importantly, the hour hand is the eye-catching hue of vivid orange – striking, and symbolic of safety.



    Lume
    Retro beige by day, and radiant green by night. Charged under sunlight, Japanese phosphorescent pigment ensures a vibrant, long-lasting glow that will endure till dawn.



    Orange Hand
    Orange: the colour of safety; the colour scientifically proven to be best perceived by the human eye in both dark and bright conditions. Orange: the colour of Basecamp’s large, arrowed hour hand for instantaneous readability.



    Dial Indices
    Hour markers are distinct, showcasing bold, military-style, deliberately oversized 3-6-9-12 numerals, all coated in vintage lume. With Basecamp, telling time is swift and straightforward, regardless of surroundings.



    Ultra-Domed Crystal
    Today, watch crystals are mostly flat. Basecamp’s 3mm crystal is patently arched for a real, retro look. The desired shape took the UNDONE team two years to develop in the lab using LEXAN™, a polycarbonate thermoplastic found in headlamps and motorcycle helmets with 250 times the impact strength of glass.



    Chamfers
    Basecamp takes the case-making process one attentive, artisanal step further – an extra angled and polished cut along the lugs to enrich its overall silhouette. A subtle nod to what horology buffs may dub the “golden age” of mechanical watchmaking, when workmanship was key. The devil is in the details, as the saying goes.



    Bezel
    Basecamp’s transparent bezel is engineered to simulate the old-school aesthetics of classic Bakelite bezels, with colors and lume applied underneath. It’s rotatable in both directions without clicks, like back in the good ol’ days. The main design mimics the famous 1950s ‘sterile’ insert with no markings but a single glow-in-the-dark triangle; it was originally intended for soldiers on long missions to measure time elapsed in hours.

    MAKE IT PERSONAL
    Because you can.
    Staying true to UNDONE philosophy – that individuality matters – Basecamp is yours to customize. Your wrist, your story. Time on your terms.





    4 Case Options
    Basecamp’s 316L stainless steel case comes in four options: silver; gold; rose gold; and matte black. Except the silver case, all the others are thinly vacuum-coated using PVD, for softened shine and heightened hardiness.



    3 New Straps
    While compatible with any 20mm watch bands, Basecamp comes with a new and exclusive NATO strap selection in orange, olive green, and black, in two different coatings. “NATO” is a nickname for the “G10” strap first issued to British soldiers in 1973 – waterproof, fail-safe and easy-to-change.





    2 Bezel Choices
    The choice is between a vintage, understated ‘sterile’ bezel displaying just one lumed pointer to indicate the hour, or the more conventional ‘graduated’ bezel for accurate minute-by-minute measurement (available in May 2019).



    BASECAMP
    Basecamp Standard
    US$ 295








    Basecamp Blackout
    US$ 295

    Customize

    https://www.undone.com/en/watch/buil...68-269-549-553


    Specifications

    UNDONE CASE WIDTH
    40 mm excl. crown

    UNDONE CASE THICKNESS
    15 mm incl. crystal

    UNDONE WATCH MOVEMENT
    Seiko Instruments Inc. NH35A Automatic Winding Mechanism

    UNDONE CASE MATERIAL
    316L Stainless Steel

    UNDONE CRYSTAL MATERIAL
    LEXAN Polycarbonate

    UNDONE WATER RESISTANCE
    5 Bar / 50 Meters

    UNDONE STRAP SIZE
    20 mm

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    ​A very sharp, standard size, automatic, three hand, in some marvelous executions, and price point, from Undone. Thanks Mike.

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    15% off code: AWXVXXIN

    Sub-Total: US$ 295

    Discount (AWXVXXIN): -US$ 44


    Total:
    US$ 251





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    ​I'm liking these just wish a tad larger on the size.
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