We do love a brand that describe stuff with passion, and that’s exactly what Oak & Oscar do.
How did we spot these guys?
An orange second hand on a grey dial jumping out on Instagram, so you have got to love good visual design
Attention to detail is at the heart of the Oak & Oscar ethos. Each element of the watch has undergone careful scrutiny and consideration. You’ve never seen a dial like this before; countless hours were invested to tweak and tune the placement of each detail. The numeral 8 alone required almost 80 hours of design time to ensure that it didn’t resemble a military stencil, and the placement of the counter balance on the seconds hand perfectly eclipses the logo on the dial. The list goes on; color-matched date wheel, hash mark on the numeral 7, inner dial ring, lume color, custom case shape, twin strap holes, detailed rotor design and a couple other hidden details. Every component of an Oak & Oscar product is developed and examined with the same level of scrutiny.
Chase didn’t simply walk into Horween, one of the highest quality leather tanneries in the world, and nonchalantly grab leather off the rack. Instead, he traversed a year-long process, selecting the perfect combination of colors to compliment the seconds hand, thickness of hide for comfort and durability and just the right amount of pull-up for balance of stretch and rigidity. And of course, that meant he had to special-order nearly 1,000 square feet of custom-dyed leather and then impatiently wait for the better part of a year. Why? Because he won’t settle for something less than ideal; adequacy is not an option.
And of course we have the tech specs, size wise it looks nice, and the engine behind it looks good.
The first watch was sold out, so we will have to wait to get our hands on one, but we will watch with interest.
And we LOVE the wallet and straps options – nice work guys.
Soprod A10 automatic 25 jewel mechanical Swiss movement
Stainless steel, 42mm case diameter and 12mm case height
22mm lug width
Double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Color-matched date wheel with window at 6 o’clock
Signed, screw-down crown with internal gasket
10 ATMs water resistance (100 meters)
Bespoke sandwich dial with Super-LumiNova BGW9
Horween leather strap with signed buckle
Matching Horween leather watch wallet to hold 4 watches, extra strap and strap tool
Crown & Buckle nylon navy blue strap with orange stitching and signed buckle
Twin, spring bar strap holes for added versatility
Two-year limited warranty
Limited Edition of only 300 serialized pieces