If you’ve spent any time following the micro-brand watch scene, then you’re likely familiar with Chase Fancher and his Chicago-based watch brand, Oak & Oscar. Founded in 2015, Oak & Oscar has seen notable success in its three short years; the brand’s first two watches have long sold out, and the third, the Jackson Flyback Chronograph, is well on its way to joining the archives. Oak & Oscar is back with its latest model—the Humboldt—and it’s sure to be another hit.
Like past watches, the Humboldt draws inspiration—and its name—from a specific source. Alexander von Humboldt was an 18th century explorer who was once credited by Charles Darwin as the “greatest scientific traveler who ever lived.” The Humboldt does its namesake proud, and it’s designed for those with adventure in mind.