It’s been just a few months since the Dan Henry watches made their debut, which we wrote about here, but they’ve already made quite a name for themselves in the affordable watch market. Vintage-inspired homages to classic and sometimes obscure references, they are remarkably finished, stylish and well-priced. Sure, the low cost comes at the expense of the movements and crystals, which are largely quartz save the 1970 diver and mineral crystal all around, but the overall look and sheer fun of the pieces are in a class of their own at the price.
Following the initial launch of four models, each with two versions, DH has brought out a new pair of chronographs, the 1939s. These multi-scale chronographs are based on the highly technical models by the likes of Tissots, Omegas, Breitlings, Eberhards and many others that featured spiral tachymeters, telemeters and even pulsometer all on the same dials. Unlike with previous models, the two 1939s aren’t the same watch in different colors, rather they are two totally different takes on the concept with one in a gloss black dial, the other in a matte silver, both for $220.