Defakto Vektor Video Review

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Defakto is a German firm that is no stranger to Worn & Wound. Manufactured in Pforzheim, Germany by Ickler (which also operates Limes and Archimede), Defakto is primarily known for its unique pared-down designs like the one-handed Eins and the Kinetik. It’s a type of minimalism that successfully mixes reductive design with bold, graphic elements. The Vektor is Defakto’s latest, and it fully embodies that ethos.

The Vektor’s 39mm case is perfectly sized for this style of a watch (as a point of comparison, consider that the Max Bill automatics are also 39mm). The watch is also quite thin, measuring just 9.8mm which includes the domed acrylic crystal. An open case back shows off the relatively standard Miyota 9015, a solidly-spec’d third-party caliber from the Japanese giant.

The minimalist black dial with white markers features a dynamic pop of color from the red handset. The hands are bent by hand to match the dome of the dial, a bit of inspiration pulled from the past. The branding here is minimal, and there’s no extra text on the dial. A second dial variant is white with black markers and hands.

Watch the review below for our full thoughts on the Vektor.

$645

Defakto Vektor Video Review

Case
Stainless steel
Movement
Miyota 9015
Dial
Black
Lume
N/A
Lens
Domed acrylic
Strap
Black leather
Water Resistance
30m
Dimensions
39mm x 44mm
Thickness
9.8mm
Lug Width
20mm
Crown
Push/pull
Warranty
Yes
Price
$645
On a 7-inch wrist. Jacket by Uniqlo. Shoes by Rancourt.

All in all, the Defakto Vektor is another solid offering from the German brand. There’s a lot to like here. It’s minimal, but bold, with a lot of impact without being overbearing. Defakto watches, just like those from Limes and Archimede, always punch well above their weight and in the metal, the watch looks and feels great.  And at $645, it’s solidly priced for a German-made timepiece, and one worthy of consideration if the aesthetic is to your taste. Defakto

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Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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