Detomaso Forza Black Automatic DT2056-D
Today I’d like to share my thoughts on a stealth/combat watch model offered from Detomaso Watches. As I have stated before, the German based company has really produced some budget friendly watches, continuing with their goal of establishing watch collections that would highlight the owner’s persona to be captured in various venues such as; a sporting environment, normal everyday life, or in the executive boardroom. All of the models that I have previously reviewed would be classified as either dive watches or dive style watches. Detomaso produces much more than budget friendly dive style watches and the Forza is a prime example. The Forza can be found through various online retailers such as Amazon for around $330USD with some quality specifications including an incredibly stealthy/combat design on this particular model. The Forza DT2056-D or combat edition as I like to call it comes with the following basic specifications:
- MOVEMENT: Automatic
- CASE: PVD Coated Stainless Steel 316L
- CASE DIAMETER: 50mm
- STRAP: Leather Strap
- WATER RESISTANCE: 10ATM
The case is composed of stainless steel which is black PVD coated from top to bottom. The PVD coating overall seems to be pretty good quality and evenly applied. The case is completely brushed from top to bottom as well, which will help in hiding small surface scratches, which are inevitable for any watch. The case measures a robust 50mm in diameter and a mammoth 57mm including the crown, so while stealthy in color scheme not so much so when it comes to size.
The lug tip to lug tip measurement is also a substantial 57mm but due to the squared off lug design the case sits rather flat on the wrist with minimal overhang. As one would expect based on the general case measures, the watch weighs a hefty 151 grams on the leather strap. Taking into account all of the dimensions along with the weight, the wearer along with everyone else will take notice of this stealthy timepiece. The 57mm lug tip to lug tip measurement I think will work for some smaller wrists but really should make those of us with larger wrists feel pretty confident about how the watch will sit across the wrist. In most instances and oversized watch means we will probably find an oversized crown which is exactly the case on the Forza. A 11mm push pull crown is positioned at the 3 o’clock position on the case. The crown due to size and double gear shaped design is extremely easy to grasp and engage. When engaged the crown is firm with no play or wiggle on this particular example. I greatly admire the almost canteen style appearance on this particular model which is a perfect compliment to the massive case. A large 8mm push button function pusher is positioned at the 2 o’clock position on the case, which operated the calendar month of the year complication on the model. The only aspect of the case that I am not fond of would be the case branding on the opposite side of the case.
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