Elliot Brown Bloxworth Review
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
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