Fossil Del Rey quartz chronographs

I´ve had one of these since this summer in my EDC rotation, the champagne color dial version. I was always struck by the simple and somewhat vintage design. Also, the Seiko VK64 Meca Quartz movement will give the casual observer the impression of a mechanical watch as the chrono second hand glides smoothly over the face when activated.

The quick change high-quality straps by Fossil are pure genius, too, and we have a solid screw-down caseback. Workmanship was impeccable, so I had no reservations when a black faced like-new version came up for a very good price on Ebay. I like it just as much, maybe a tad more.

The Del Rey chronograph line from Fossil comes in many versions, 42mm is the case size without crown, 22mm the lug width. There is a 60 minute subdial and a somewhat less useful 12/24 hour indicator, but no second hand per se.

Considering the somewhat special movement and that a Swiss watch company (or some Kickstarter “projects”) will charge you two or three times as smuch for a similar timepiece, I´d strongly recommend these watches to anyone looking for a reliable and dressy quartz chronograph.

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