Defakto Uhren is one of the few brands we’ve been talking about since we started worn&wound near 5 years ago. Made in Germany by the Ickler family, of which the brand’s founder is a part, Defakto does its own thing. They have a consistent aesthetic, one that relies on an attention to detail and proportions, that all but ignores the world around them. They don’t follow trends, they just make the watches they want to make.
We recently reviewed their newest automatic, the Kinetik, which definitely lives by the code above. Today, we’ll be taking a look at their most recent quartz release, the Struktur, which is a three-hand follow up to their one-handed Detail Mono from a few years back. With the Struktur, Defakto has created a more palatable entry point to the brand, with a design that is familiar, but tuned to feel distinctly Defakto. Featuring a sapphire crystal, Ronda 715 movement and a price tag ranging from about $270 – $320, the Struktur is a great way to get into German-made watches, and a smart alternative to similarly priced quartz fashion watches.