The bracelet is outstanding. One of the nicer bracelets I have seen similar to a Longines Hydroconquest bracelet on steroids. The bracelet is 22/22mm, with links almost 4mm thick that are connected using single sided screws. The screws are not loaded down with Loctite, so they are rather easy to remove. I prefer fully brushed bracelets, as high polish tends to mar up a bit quicker, however, I understand the use of high polish to correspond with the finish of the bezel, dial markers and hands adding to the flair of the watch. I believe the dual finishing makes the watch suitable for sport and the boardroom. Elliot Brown opted for a ratcheting push button clasp, which should really be a standard on all dive watches at this point. The clasp contains 2 micro adjustments on each side, which will aid in obtaining that precise fit. The logo on the clasp is also lumed, which you will see shortly which is gimmicky but rather cool. The only upgrade I’d like to see is the addition of a couple of half links to nail down the precise fit even better. Again the bracelet overall is fantastic and feels substantial with a style that should be used by more watch companies producing dive watches.
The lume on the Bloxworth is well above average overall. The markers and hands when charged glow brightly initially with an afterglow that last for hours. Surface area always aids in how well lume can be applied and there is quite a bit of surface area on the markers and hands. I can’t complain one bit about the quality of the lume on the dial and hands. However, according to the specifications the 20 minute countdown on the bezel is supposed to be lumed which I could not capture at all in my photographs and was unable to really detect any lume with the naked eye. Lume in general is really a marketing strategy rather than a necessity but I would enjoy seeing lume on this bezel. It is possible the orange application is just not significant enough to make the lume noticeable.
I would like to commend Elliot Brown on a fantastic looking sporty dive style watch with the Bloxworth. There are many quality features on the model from the durability standpoint, water resistant crown stem system, applied markers, fantastic bracelet, and a Swiss Made quartz movement. However, I’m not certain the features are in line with a $900 price point when compared to many micro brands on the market producing watches with similar specifications but also adding sapphire crystals and automatic movements. There is definitely a market for Elliot Brown, as they are again fantastic looking pieces with two superb engineering features with the triple seal crown and pusher system as well as the floating movement holder anti-shock design. I hope they consider upgrading their specifications further by providing optional automatic movements and sapphire crystals. Their floating housing design seems like it would be the perfect design for an automatic movement. I would like to thank Elliot Brown for providing this sample for review. Thanks for reading and please take a moment to watch the video and follow us on YouTube.