The Sanford is a semi-skeleton watch
. With one look at it, you’ll see the absence of Arabic numerals.
There are Roman numerals but they’re scarce. There’s only an XII and VI placed in their respective positions ( 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock). This makes for a very aesthetic design as everything is minimalistic, so the gears in the middle of the dial have the most attention. We’re a fan of this.
If you flip its 3L6L surgical steel case , you’ll see an exposed back. If you’re ever bored, flipping it and watching its gears move is always fun.
There’s an outer ring near the bezel
. Lines marking the minutes passed are present, so reading the time isn’t impossible.
Not only does it look premium, it feels that way too. Its strap is genuine leather.
Its display is the best of the best. It’s made from sapphire coated mineral
so it can take quite a beating. Like the rest of the watches on our list, the Sanford is an automatic watch.
Heritor doesn’t make it clear what type of automatic mechanism is in the watch, but it has a 36-hour power reserve. This is enough time to have the watch off your wrist.
Its gears come with jewels, like any good automatic watch. There are 20 of them so its movement is crisp.
The Sanford is water-resistant. That being said, it’s not the most water-resistant watch out there as you can only take it up to 165 feet (50 m) underwater.
The fact that its hands are luminous is appreciated. You know how hard it is to read the time when it’s dark, so this really helps.
The Ryder is easily the best-looking watch on our list
. Although the Sanford looks great, the Ryder easily takes the cake.
It’s a full skeleton watch so its display is eye-catching. It has a jet black dial, gold case and silver gears that is a color combination made in heaven. The colors make the watch look like a Victorian masterpiece
, after all. The purple jewel in the gears adds a pop of color which makes the watch look more premium.
Let’s talk a little about its case. It isn’t painted gold. It’s gold brushed so the Ryder went all out. And its case is 3L6L stainless steel, so scratching it is hard. If you’re wondering, it is 1.73 inches (44 mm) in diameter so the watch is certainly not for smaller wrists.
Let’s talk about its display again:
There are no numerals, Arabic or Roman. There’s only a ring around the edge of the dial that marks the minutes passed.
It has a 40-hour power reserve which is even more impressive than the Sanford’s. It comes with more jewels too. There’s 22 of them so its gears are smooth.
The Ryder is pretty durable. It has a sapphire coated display so it’s very hard to crack. For added comfort, a genuine leather strap is present. Unfortunately, we don’t know if it’s Italian or not.
The watch is water-resistant though not very much so. It can last up to 165 feet (50 m) underwater.
The fact that it has super luminova
on its hands is appreciated as its one of the brightest lumes out there.
The Lucius collection has some of the Heritor’s most classic-looking watches
. They’re easy to read too as they come with large markings (instead of numerals).
With a close look at the watch’s display, you’ll see etching on its dial. This is due to the carbon fiber present. Carbon fiber dials don’t really have a purpose, but they look pretty great. In our opinion, it makes the watch look quite chic
The Lucius is the most durable
on our list. It’s water-resistant up to 660 feet (200 m). It’s also pretty functional as it has a calendar feature, helping you stay on top of your busy schedule. The date feature is pretty easy to read as it’s magnified so you don’t have to strain your eyes.
The watch’s hands and markings are luminous
The Lucius comes with a genuine leather strap. And of course, its display is pretty tough as it’s sapphire coated.
Its stainless steel case isn’t big, but it’s certainly not for smaller wrists. The case is 1.61 inches (41 mm) across, so keep this in mind.
Although technically not a dive watch, it comes with a unidirectional bezel
which is a nice add-on.
Like the Sanford, the Lucius comes with a 36-hour power reserve. The fact that its gears have 22 jewels in them is something you may like too.