During this time of year, beaches start to get less crowded, airports quiet down, and days slowly but surely get shorter with each passing day. We’re only several days removed from closing the door on the ‘Sunday of Summer,’ but that doesn’t mean we have to stow away our big divers and bright dialed watches just yet. I mean we still have 17 days to “officially” say it’s the end of the season after all, much to the chagrin of Zach Kazan. We’ve been spoiled for choices this year when it comes to adding a watch that fits the relaxed vibe of summertime – a point during the year where our preferences may loosen up, often leading to a watch that wears slightly bigger, or less traditional in the dial color department.
Back in March, Nodus was one of the several brands that got the jump on offering a selection of watches that had the staying power to keep on wrist for the whole Summer season, and then some. And the watch we’re talking about was Nodus’ new and improved Avalon II diver. Nodus offers a range of watches that include their Sector Series, the Contrail and the Duality, but what remains as their flagship product is their Avalon diver. When we introduced the Avalon II, I highlighted the case design and finishing, the bezel and their proprietary NodeX clasp, all of which I wanted to, and I hate to say this, but I will anyway, see in the metal. Well, now we finally get the chance as I go ‘Hands On’ with the Nodus Avalon II.