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UNDONE Basecamp

Here’s an appealing, affordable (sub 300USD) proposition from Hong Kong-based, UNDONE.

Weighing in at just 66 grams, and measuring a modest 40mm in diameter by 15mm thick and with a lug-to-lug measurement of 48mm, the Basecamp is a vintage inspired adventure watch.

With a mere 50m of water-resistance it is far from being a pro tool diver but certainly possesses many of those aesthetic features that one might expect to find on a good looking retro diver.

Starting with a Stainless steel case; angled and polished along the lugs and fitted with an old school sterile mil-style bezel with single 12hr marker.

A trio of highly distinguishable hands that include: a bright orange oversized arrowhead hour, a vintage beige sword minute and lollipop seconds (also in beige).

Then there’s 3mm-thick highly domed crystal developed using LEXAN™, a polycarbonate thermoplastic found in headlamps and motorcycle helmets with 250 times the impact strength of glass.

The Basecamp is powered by a Seiko Instrument Inc. NH35a automatic movement which has a 42-hour power reserve.

The Basecamp will ship at the end of this month (May) and like most UNDONE watches can be configured with several: case finishes, bezel types and NATO strap options.


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