The ‘active’ watch genre is gaining momentum. It’s a far more apt description for the types of general tool watches we often talk about, while at the same time encompassing niche activities like diving, flying, or field…ing(?) within it. If you like to get out and do stuff, well, these are watches that would make appropriate companions… whatever that stuff might be. Vero has made a watch that perfectly captures the spirit of an active lifestyle watch, it’s called the Workhorse Chrono, and it’s as fun and practical as it is unpretentious.
Vero has re-established itself in recent years, taking a more character driven approach to the watches they create. Their Open Water is a refreshing take on the dive watch, and one that has flown a little too far under the radar by my estimation. Seriously, this is a great watch and more people should be talking about it. Read Ed Jelley’s review of the Open Water here. If you’ve been eagerly awaiting a follow up to that watch, you’re in luck, but it may not be what you (or indeed any of us) were expecting.