When it comes to field watches, everyone knows that Bertucci is the best. They not only offer quality devices, but there are many of them. You might go wild trying to choose from their assortment – we made things easier for you. In our Bertucci watch review, we touched on the ones most worth your time, as well as a look at the brand.
The company is new to the watch game. They entered the market in 2003. When it comes to the world of watches, horology and heritage are important. Collectors are fond of pieces from brands that have been around for a while.
Although not the oldest, their pieces are high-quality. Bertucci’s field watches have rugged looks to them, yet come in different designs. The timepieces are known to be durable, being perfect fits for outdoorsmen.
The manufacturer is American. To many, this is a good thing. US-based companies get adventurous with their designs.
Before diving into our review, look through the following table. We summarized some of our most notable entries.
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The timepiece is a vision in black. We’re fans of dark watches as they look chic. Field watches are made for the outdoors. If you’re hunting at night, the 11015 would blend in with your surroundings.
You’ll have a hard time trying to bang it up. Its strap is nylon. When in the field, you’re bound to meet the rain at least once. That’s why you’ll appreciate that its nylon band is NATO. The nylon in NATO bands has been treated to be waterproof. They are also more comfortable to wear and are easier to take on and off.
Not only is its strap durable, but so is its case. It’s made out of polyresin. It also makes the watch as light as a feather. Speaking of its case, you may be wondering how big it is. It stretches 1.57 inches (40 mm) across. The 11015 is on the smaller side, however, it’s not petite.
Its crown is in the 4 o'clock position. If you’ve read our reviews before, you’d know we’re fans of watches with crowns at that angle. They don’t slam into your wrist.
The glass on its display isn’t tough. It’s made out of mineral crystal. It’s probably the weakest watch window around.
It isn’t surprising that it’s water-resistant. However, it can’t handle considerable depths. It’s only capable of 165 feet (50 meters) underwater. This means it can handle swimming but not snorkeling or diving.
There are large Arabic numerals on its dial. They make it easy to read. There are two rings with the time. The outermost one tells you the time in a 12-hour format. Meanwhile, the inner one tells you it in military time. Considering that field watches were originally made for the military, this is expected.
You’ll see tinted rectangles along its sides. They are packed with lume. The company says that they use high-quality Swiss luminous pigment.
You’re looking at a Japanese quartz watch. Quartz pieces have the least parts, so they’re the most reliable. Unfortunately, we don’t know the name of the specific mechanism inside it. It works like butter, though.
We had to give the timepiece our number 1 spot because it’s affordable, yet jam-packed with features.
The Most Handy
As we’re fans of full-black watches, we had to include another one on our list. The A-2T comes in 2 other designs too. One of them rocks a khaki green strap, which is very common with field watches.
It isn’t big. Its case stretches 1.57 inches (40 mm) across, like the entry above. However, its case is not polyresin. It is made from titanium. This makes it much more durable. The material is also light. There’s an ion plating on its case, giving the A-2T an even chicer look.
A nylon strap is in place. As you know, the material can handle a beating. It is also NATO. This is good to hear as the unit is resistant up to 330 feet (100 meters) underwater. Regular nylon is a fabric, so it wouldn’t have been able to handle such depths otherwise. With 330 feet (100 meters) of resistance, you can snorkel with it. Unfortunately, diving is not possible.
The glass on its window is not tough. It’s a regular mineral crystal.
It is a quartz watch. The movement inside it is Swiss quartz. The European version is better than the Japanese as it comes with more craftsmanship. This makes it more accurate. Once again, we have no idea what the name of its specific mechanism is. But we know that it’s buttery.
Large Arabic numerals are on its face. They are a sharp white, which contrasts against its black dial. The A-2T has two rings to tell the time. The outer one reads the time in a 12-hour format. Meanwhile, the inner one provides you the military time.
You’ll be able to read it in the darkest settings. There is Swiss luminous pigment on its watch hands. The triangular markers around its edges are full of lume too.
Did you notice the crown in the 4 o'clock position? We’re glad it’s there as you don’t have to worry about it restricting your movement.
The Best Looking
The A 1S looks elegant. It’s a field watch that’s very dress-watch-like. This is due to its colourway. It’s a sleek white, red and black. Its size makes it dainty, which helps with its dress-watch like appearance. Its case only stretches 1.41 inches (36 mm) across. Although you can wear smaller watches if you have larger wrists, you might not want to. You’d look like a giant with them on.
The metal on its case is not ion-plated titanium. You’re looking at stainless steel. The metal was brushed and polished, making it extra shiny. Being brushed, it’s harder to scratch.
If you’re wondering what the material on its strap is, it’s nylon. The band type is NATO.
It can handle a good dip in the pool, being water-resistant up to 330 feet (100 meters). If you remember, this means it’s capable of snorkeling.
Don’t get too rough with its window. It is made from regular mineral.
Like the other 2, it has two rings to tell the time. The outermost one reads the time in a 12-hour format. It consists of large black numerals that contrast sharply against its white dial. Unfortunately, the numerals on its inner dial are not easy to read. They are small and don’t contrast against the white, as they are red. As you guessed, they read military time.
Its crown is in the 4 o'clock position. We’re fans of this.
It is a quartz timepiece. However, it doesn’t rock a Swiss quartz movement. It hosts a Japanese one.
As it’s for women, the timepiece is small. Its case stretches 1.18 inches (30 mm) across. Although women’s watches are small, we think 1.18 inches (30 mm) is especially petite. If you have larger wrists, it’d look awkward on you. As its face isn’t big, the M-1S might be hard to read.
You can pick it up in multiple colours. We had to review the sepia-toned one as you don’t normally see watches that shade.
There is stainless steel on its case. It is polished and brushed, giving it a nice shine. The crown on its case is in a position you’re familiar with – it’s in the 4 o'clock angle. It’s quite small. This might be a problem, as you’ll find it hard to grip.
Yes, we believe its small face makes it hard to read. However, its luminous markers help. There is Swiss luminous pigment on its hands as well. They’re packed tight.
None of the entries so far came with calendars. They make watches more convenient. The M-1S comes with a date-feature. We would’ve loved it if it read the day too, but its face probably did not have enough space.
The date-feature is at same angle as its crown. You’ll be turning your neck at awkward angles trying to read it.
Nylon is on its strap. It came in all the watches so far. It is NATO too, so taking it on and off would be easy.
What about the glass on its display? It is mineral crystal. You know how we feel about it.
It is superbly water-resistant. It can handle 330 feet (100 meters) underwater.
In terms of the movement inside of it, it is Japanese quartz. We don’t know the specific mechanism in place. Bertucci isn’t the most public with this information. We suspect that it’s an ultra-accurate Miyota, though.
The watch is mint. You see green field watches a lot, but you don’t see mint ones. We’re fans – it was one of the reasons we included the 11028 on our list. The shade is on its case, which is made from polyresin. We saw it in the first entry on our list. Polyresin not only makes the devices lightweight, but also durable.
There are large Arabic numerals on its dial. No surprise, there are two sets of them. By this point, you don’t need us to tell you that the inner one reads the military time. It’s not bolded well, so we don’t think it’s as easy to read as the 12-hour format one.
High-quality lume is on its display. There is Swiss pigment on its hands and the shapes next to its markers. They are packed well.
Don’t get too rough with its glass, it’s mineral. Bertucci’s devices aren’t the most expensive so the crystal’s presence throughout our review is not a surprise. Sapphire is usually seen in more expensive watches. A Japanese movement is inside of it. The timepiece is ultra-affordable. The only entry that had a Swiss movement was the most expensive watch we reviewed.
It is water-resistant. It can handle 165 feet (50 meters) underwater. You don’t need us to remind you that such a rating is great for swimming. Unfortunately, you can’t snorkel or dive with it.
How big is it? Like the majority of its siblings, its case stretches 1.57 inches (40 mm) across.
We answered some burning questions you may have.
The company’s pieces are made in the US. Their bands aren’t made in-house, though. They are sourced from Asia.
When it comes to field watches, Bertucci is a leading name. They have many collections and models to choose from. If you pay a couple of hundred bucks, like with the A-2T Vintage, you’ll get a timepiece that has much better specs than what you’re paying for. They care about quality.
We answered this question above. However, we think they’re amazing. You get affordable, high-quality watches. They are especially known for their titanium field watches.
You won’t be able to find automatic devices from the brand. Field watches were created for military men, letting them read the accurate time when at work. Automatic movements consist of many gears. This makes them the worst fit for the field as they’d be heavy. They also aren’t as reliable as they have more parts.
When purchasing from the company, you’ll receive 3-year warranties with units. You get coverage for their straps too. It’d last for 1-year. Their warranties are pretty extensive. Their site has a lot of information on them.
When we said that the brand’s watches were superb, we weren’t kidding. Their field watches are known as some of the best, and we have no reason to go against this. What’s so great about them is that they’re affordable yet jam-packed with features. The timepiece in our number 2 spot was the most expensive. Although the priciest, it only cost $200. For a watch that price, it was full of specs you normally wouldn’t expect.
Several of the brand’s pieces are like this. They go above and beyond. This is especially true when you take a look at their warranty. With a Bertucci field watch, you’d get extensive 3-year coverage.
All in all, we’re fans of field watches. They are rugged, light, and read the accurate time. If you’d like a look at more brands that sell them, why don’t you check our Facebook page out? We regularly update it with all kinds of lists and reviews.
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