Vero Watches began in Portland, Oregon, in 2015 with the dream of building quality timepieces out of as many American made components as possible.
The brand describes itself as such: “We produce high-quality watches remaining transparent in our production and true to our customer. We source the highest quality components available and use parts that are made in the U.S.A. wherever possible. Every watch is designed and prototyped in-house, where we also do all our own polishing, finishing and engraving. Finally, we assemble and test each watch to ensure we’re bringing you a great finished product that we’re proud to stand behind.”
Three years after its founding, Vero is finally hitting its stride with the release of two 36 mm watches: the 36 Hand Wound Rally and the 36 Hand Wound Sunset. Both are beautiful with a punchy, unique look and styling that is at once both retro and modern. They also price in reasonably at just over $1,000.
Take a closer look at Vero Watches’ two new timepieces below.
The simple and supremely functional design of this watch makes for easy time-telling in style. A 316L steel case with sapphire crystal front and back — along with nickel-plated, ceramic-coated dial function — serve as the base for the beautiful watch face, which also features polished, black oxide-coated steel hands and Swiss Super-Luminova illumination (meaning you’ll be able to know it’s midnight even if it’s pitch-black outside).
The Rally’s strap is genuine tan leather with cream-colored stitching. The timepiece also features a Swiss Sellita SW 210 movement, is hand-wound, and has a 42-hour power reserve.
The coloring on the sunset watch, while meant to mimic an actual sunset, is more reminiscent of an old-school Astros’ jersey, which actually fits perfectly with the throwback, 1970s styling in the watch’s shape, tan leather strap, and numerals.
The Sunset watch’s case is machined from 316L stainless steel with a nickel-plated brass dial that boasts a ceramic coating for extra strength and protection. This ceramic coating also provides the central navy color and the fringe orange, red, and yellow bands circumscribing the face. On the back, a sapphire case affords a clear view of the movement and other mechanisms.
What’s under the hood is the same as the Rally: a hand-wound Swiss Sellita SW 210 movement and a 42-hour power reserve.
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