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The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar
The Olmsted 38-Oak & Oscar

The Olmsted 38

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 87 reviews

$1,375.00

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A classic, automatic winding, 38mm field watch with a two-layer sandwich dial, screw-down crown, and inner minute track with orange cardinal numeral accents.

Available on either our hand-made, Horween leather strap that tapers from 20mm to 18mm or our fully-articulating, tapered (20mm-16mm), brushed 316L stainless steel bracelet.

Want both strap options? Shoot us an email and we can make that happen too.

Color:
White
Grey
Navy
Bracelet/Strap:
Stainless Steel Bracelet
Horween Leather Strap

The Olmsted 38 is a classic, automatic winding, 38mm field watch with a two-layer sandwich dial, 10 ATM (100m / 330ft), screw-down crown, and inner minute track with orange cardinal numeral accents.

The Olmsted 38 takes its namesake from conservationist and founder of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted – 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. Throughout a fascinating life, Olmsted pushed for the protection of Yosemite Valley, created the parkway, the integrated park system, and founded the precursor to the Red Cross.

The engine powering The Olmsted 38 is the legendary, Swiss-made, ETA 2892A2, a workhorse calibre with 21 jewels, a substantial 42-hour power reserve, and our iconic 4-star rotor design – a subtle nod to our hometown of Chicago.

We’re proud of our Horween leather straps and the craftsmanship that goes into them. From the hand-beveled edges with applied water-based dye to the hidden orange stitching on the floating keeper, our leather strap tapers from 20mm to 18mm at the buckle for a comfortable fit.

Our stainless steel bracelet sits comfortably on the wrist with a fully articulated link design that gradually tapers from the 20mm solid end links to the 16mm buckle.

The bracelet has 7 removable links and 5 micro-adjustments on the locking clasp. The bracelet will fit wrists from 6.2 inches to 9.1 inches (158mm - 231mm).

  • ETA 2892A2 automatic 21 jewel mechanical Swiss movement
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • 28,800 bph / 4 Hz
  • 316L stainless steel
  • 38mm diameter case with drilled lugs
  • 10 ATM water resistance (100 meters / 330 feet)
  • 10.8mm case height
  • 20mm lug width
  • 44.9 mm lug-to-lug
  • Double-domed sapphire crystal with multi-layer anti-reflective coating
  • Color-matched date wheel with custom typeface located at 6 o’clock
  • Sandwich dial with either a Super-LumiNova BGW9 base dial (grey / navy) or luminescent hour indices (white)
  • Two-year limited warranty
  • A portion of all Oak & Oscar profits donated to local Chicago dog rescue, One Tail at a Time
  • Stainless steel bracelet has 7 removable links and 5 micro-adjustments on the locking clasp. The bracelet will fit wrists from 6.2 inches to 9.1 inches (158mm - 231mm).
    • The Olmsted 38

    • Stainless steel bracelet or Horween leather strap

    • 20mm olive drab nylon strap

    • Waxed canvas / leather watch wallet

    • Strap changing tool

    average rating 5.0 out of 5
    Based on 87 reviews
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    87 Reviews
    Reviewed by Steve R., from United States
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    • Great Design
    • High Quality
    • Accurate Timekeeping
    • Solid Build
    • Great Value
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Excellence

    I ordered the watch yesterday. It arrived today. The Olmsted is an absolute stunner. I love all the little details. I am extremely happy with this piece. Thank you Chase. Thank you Oak And Oscar.

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    Reviewed by Raimundo G., from United States
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    • Solid Build
    • Great Value
    • Great Design
    • Accurate Timekeeping
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Walk-off home run feeling everyday!!!

    The OLMSTED is without a doubt my favorite timepiece I own, the sandwich dial and the colors are absolutely gorgeous, I keep looking the time constantly! Also, the bracelet is very comfortable and with great finish. The attention to detail and quality control is superb, also very accurate (mine is about +5 seconds/day). If you are on the fence about buying a timepiece from a “micro brand” I can tell you Oak & Oscar have surpassed all my expectations and this is, in my opinion, the best value for money, buy it!

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    Reviewed by Benoit L., from Canada
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    • Great Design
    • High Quality
    • Versatile
    • Unique
    • Great Value
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    The Olmsted38 is beyond perfect

    Where to start with the entire experience. After looking at Oak&Oscar for 6 years and follow all the success of each launch, I decided to celebrate my job promotion and my birthday with a great timepiece that mean something for me. Every little detail of this watch is well placed and that make the watch balance and look great. Chase passion for watchmaking is unreal. The time that he spent with me all these years answering my questions and helping me gave me the confidance that I was not just buying a watch, I was buying a part of Oak & Oscar andcthat I was special for this brand.

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    Reviewed by Tom A., from United States
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    Product Standouts
    • Accurate Timekeeping
    • Great Design
    • High Quality
    • Good Weight
    • Attracts Compliments
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Satisfied 70 year old customer

    I am very pleased with my new watch. I had wanted to purchase a watch I could wear everyday and looked and read about different watches for about two or three months and finally landed on the Olmsted. I have a skinny wrist (about 6 1/2”) and wanted a watch that would fit me and not look like some big round alarm clock. It fits perfectly and, with the leather band , is so comfortable I hardly notice it’s on my wrist. I also wanted a watch that was simple and yet with enough small details to give it enough character for other people to notice it and they do. The face of the watch is just how I thought it would look and I’ve had several compliments. As far as efficiency goes, it gains about two seconds a day and that’s way better than what I expected. The only complaint I have, and it’s a small one, is the luminous fades quickly on the hands when you come inside and you don’t see it at all at the numbers, but that’s not what I bought it for so for me it’s no problem. Would I recommend this product? Absolutely! It’s a really good looking watch and I am extreme pleased with it.

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    Reviewed by Dan L., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts
    • Accurate Timekeeping
    • Great Design
    • High Quality
    • Solid Build
    • Good Weight
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Perfect jeans and sneakers watch

    I love contrast....Olmstead on black sail cloth with white stitching. Standout sandwich dial, splash of orange, boatload of simplicity.

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