Many people like to swap out watches to suit the occasion. I wanted one watch that would work for everything. The Olmsted really is an every day, every occasion watch. The grey dial is subtle and understated, yet knows how to stand out when the situation arises. The Horween leather strap is the perfect thickness with a well designed buckle and will only get better with time. The Burgundy canvas strap has the perfect pop of color, is remarkably comfortable, and adds a more casual and rugged look to this watch. The drab green NATO strap is perfect for adventuring and looks absolutely incredible. I don’t travel for work anymore or attend black tie dinners but if I did, a steel bracelet would allow the Olmstead to rise to those occasions.
I love how clean and simple the face is. The sandwich dial adds a layer of depth without cluttering the dial and the font of the numerals is unlike anything out there.
If I could nitpick about anything (and this is really nitpicking), the font on the date wheel doesn’t exactly match the font on the dial (the 1, 8, 0 are slightly different) and it would be nice if the buckle of the NATO strap was in the same style as the leather and canvas buckle.
Beyond the watch, I’m impressed with Oak and Oscar’s commitment to the environment and community. Companies often do not put enough emphasis on those things, but it makes a difference.
Overall, I can dress this watch up or down to perfectly match any and all situations and it’s really the only watch…