If you tuned into today’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, you’ll have heard Oak & Oscar’s Chase Fancher discuss his latest watch—the Jackson, a manually-wound flyback chronograph powered by Eterna’s Cal. 3916M. We had a chance to briefly check the watches out in person and, as you may have already heard on today’s show, we were really into the new collection. The Jackson, from the overall design to the movement within, is a huge step up for the fan-favorite Oak & Oscar, and for us, it’s exciting to see a micro-brand push the envelope and create a unique product. To that end, Fancher partnered with a new Swiss team to bring the watch to fruition.
Since I only spent a few hours with the watch I’m not going to do a full-on review, but I’m excited to share my impression based on the time I had with the collection.A bit about the movement. The Eterna Cal. 39 family is built around numerous iterations, and the 3916M is a modular, manually-wound flyback chronograph with a column wheel and a stacked register at three. Further specs include a 60-hour power reserve and a beat rate of 28,800 vph. One interesting tidbit: the Jackson is the first watch to feature a manually-wound version of the 3916.