The date window of the DC82 is well integrated at 4:30 and adds some additional unobtrusive functionality. I’m personally not a fan of date windows on chronographs because of the additional clutter on an already packed dial, but I think one can make a good case for a date on this layout considering it has eliminated the crowded sub-register “problem.” The DC82 just doesn’t look like a chronograph, so it doesn’t suffer from many of the aesthetic and design challenges of watches with the same complication in a more traditional layout. Undoubtedly, a significant amount of appeal for this watch lies in the stealthiness of the complication. At a glance, a casual observer would only be tipped off to the chronograph lurking under the hood by the telltale pushers on either side of the crown.
In addition to the standard black dial with white indices arrangement, the DC82 is available in a high contrast green colorway that adds a pop of color to the chronograph hands, 60/0 pip on the bezel, and stitching on the strap. Each model is also available in a DAMEST black version, which gives the case a more tactical look. Regardless of the color chosen, you have a dial that presents as extremely legible, with large white indices every five minutes, and smaller but still incredibly crisp indices at each minute marker.
The DC82 is a logical and welcome update to what was an extremely well received entry into the Damasko line just a short time ago. As has been covered at length on Worn & Wound, Damasko is a brand that does things the right way when it comes to the manufacture of cases, movements, and dial components, and the finished products tend to be of a very high quality. If you haven’t watched our short film from when we visited Damasko’s factory, then you can do so below.
The Damasko DC82 is available now via Damasko or via special order through the Windup Watch Shop, which is operated by Worn & Wound.