Though technically it is not summer, it sure has gotten hot quick, and time to break out the summer clothes is certainly upon us. Lighter materials, less coverage, and more casual looks pervade as we try to stay cool and imagine strolling on beaches, rather than slabs of concrete.
Most of the time when I come across a really affordable watch that tries to do too much, it looks like a huge mess. Chances are a $60 skeleton chrono with a moon phase and rotating internal bezel isn’t too pretty. This is precisely why I like the Stuhrling Classic Jupiter Day and Date so much, as it manages to fit complication into an attractive and affordable package.
Everyone who wears watches knows the value of a good tool watch; a watch that you feel comfortable wearing no matter the circumstance, a watch that you feel confident will endure. Think of it is your default or go-to watch; that watch that when you wake up in the morning and don’t have time to fuss about, you just grab, because you know that it is reliable, speaks to your style and is just a pleasure to wear. For me, the Seiko 5 SNK series are ideal for this purpose.
One of the problems with some cheap watches is that they look as cheap as they cost. The dials are boring, the colors are dull, and the whole watch appears generic, as though to say “it’s cheap, why put in the effort”. Enter May 28th, a small company founded about 2 years ago by Latvian designer Agni Tilla.