I have pretty much always been a dive watch guy. I own a dress watch and a vintage field watch, but almost everyday a dive watch is what I reach for in the morning. This is somewhat intentional as I’ve learned I’m really hard on my gear and watches fall into that category for me. Dive watches are built for unforgiving environments and so I’ve defaulted to them. So when I got the opportunity to test out Davosa’s Military Vintage Automatic watch it was somewhat outside of my norm, but I jumped at the chance.
Davosa is a Swiss Made brand with a line that ranges far and wide. From dress watches, to tritium tubed chronographs, to quartz watches they cover a lot of ground. The Military Vintage Automatic falls in their Automatic line and is somewhat difficult to define. It takes inspiration from both vintage big crowned field watches and big crowned pilot watches. It’s one of my favorites amongst their broad offering. To test out the Davosa, I spent a month using it daily. I took it backpacking in California, to a trade show in Salt Lake City, wore it to work and client meetings, on date nights with my girlfriend, and even to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. I figured a multitude of activities would give me a full view of the Davosa for better or worse.