Elliot Brown Bloxworth Review

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Ian Elliot & Alex Brown met in 1993, worked together for a number of years at company named Animal, until a change in circumstances lead them in different directions but they remained great friends. A chance conversation almost twenty years later grew into a determination to channel their unique experience into building a new kind of watch, one that would suit their lifestyle – durable enough to hold its own in extremes, but handsome enough to wear every day, the sort of watch they’d never want to take off. Their vision is to re-think the art of watch design, with functional innovations that are as simple as they are effective, and with beautiful engineering at the heart of everything.

The goals of Elliot Brown watches, based on my exchanges with the company, are to design watches that are durable, serviceable, and versatile.  Before I start discussing the watch itself let’s take a quick look at the packaging and my first impression.  The Elliot Brown packaging is very nice overall, not over the top by any means.  The watch is enclosed in a denim-like jewelry clamshell case. The interior of the packaging is very soft which will most certainly aid in protecting the watch nicely during shipping. While the packaging is nice and not over the top it is still something that typically will find its way to a closet for storage. I hope to see more companies move toward functional packaging such as zipper travel cases and rolls.  I was extremely impressed initially with the overall sporty appearance of the Bloxworth model case and substantial looking bracelet. The watch is a real tank, weighing in at 240+ grams.

Elliot Brown Bloxworth Specs:

Swiss Made 13-jewel 12-hour chronograph movement with date

5-year battery-life

Steel & elastomer damped shock-absorbing movement holder

Water-resistant to ISO2281 and individually tested to 20ATM/200M

Shock-resistant to ISO1413

Solid marine-grade 316L stainless steel case

Anti-reflective coated hardened mineral crystal

Triple-sealed knurled 6.5mm crown and push buttons

Bolt-down case back with oversize seals

External unidirectional rotating bezel with SuperLuminova markings from 0-20

SuperLuminova coated indices & hands

Screw-in steel strap bars with screwdriver included

Solid steel bracelet with screw-in link pins and micro-adjustable extension clasp

$922 USD

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Michael Wolfe has been a watch fan for years. Michael has been developing his watch review techniques over the past 4-5 years. His true passion involves reviewing dive watches in any price category, but also enjoys stepping out and reviewing other watch styles from time to time. Michael is developing a reputable following and solid reputation for the insight he provides through his reviews. When Michael isn't immersed in a watch review, his other interests include following college athletics and spending time with his family.

5 Comments

  1. Now this is what I call a good looking watch. I love the blue face. It would look good n my arm while I am driving around in my dark blue mustang GT LOL!

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    • Pretty sure this is a black dial. I think the blue hue you see is from the anti reflective coating.

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  2. Great review Michael! Possibly next month’s giveaway 😉

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  3. Doesn’t look like a generic diver. This ones got some class and at a fair price. Not familiar with the movement but love seeing a quartz in a diver. Prefer a good looking go to quartz in the rotation.

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  4. Looks fantastic. Some will quibble over the quartz movement, but it’s the same one used in the $2000 Tag Heuer Chrono. This watch looks like very solid quality, though the lack of sapphire is a head-scratcher. Loads of high-end Seiko’s also go the hardened mineral route too, though. More resistant to shatter than sapphire, less to scratches – which would be a more typical daily problem. Overall I like it. Thanks for the great review.

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