Less is more. Introducing the Olmsted Matte, the classic field watch that you know and love, now with a non-reflective, durable ceramic coating that helps it disappear on your wrist. In a nod to simplicity and symmetry, we’ve modified the movement and removed the date function for a super clean look. And no, there’s no phantom date jump or crown position! We do things right.
Each Matte Series watch is individually coated in small batches right here in the United States. The coating process uses incredibly high temperatures to harden and cure the ceramic, leaving behind an even matte surface. The patina developed over time will be specific to the wearer and one of a kind.
Each watch is hand-assembled, tested and regulated at our Chicago headquarters by our head in-house watchmaker and Director of Watchmaking, Nathan. We’re very proud to continue the tradition of watchmaking here in the US and are dedicated to the art, craft and a little touch of mad-science that is horology.
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.
We're doing it the right way, not the easy way. All of those extra steps mean that the Matte Series is a limited production piece. Not limited edition—we won't be cutting these off at a specific serial—but we just can't crank 'em out the way we'd like for regular production. So if you want one, order now before our second batch runs out!