With its solid German build, clean looks, and palatable price tag, the Archimede Outdoor Protect is one heck of a watch. We gave it a glowing review when it was first released as the Outdoor, and we revisited the watch when Archimede upped the ante with the Outdoor Protect, which saw the case surface hardened for a more robust product.
Archimede is back with their latest iteration of the Outdoor Protect, which now comes with a FixoFlex expanding bracelet, a redesigned case, and two new dial colors.
Ickler-made and tough, the case of the Outdoor Protect has been ever-so-slightly refined with a new set of streamlined crown guards, resulting in a striking, almost-aerodynamic transition from the guards down to the rest of the case. At 38.5mm, the Outdoor Protect is nice and compact. The barrel design tempers the lug-to-lug height down to a manageable 43.25mm while retaining some visual heft, making the Outdoor Protect a very wearable watch on a wide range of wrists. The case features an even brushed finish, and the surface is hardened to 12,000 vickers. The result is a watch that’s more resistant to scratches.