The darkened case matches the charcoal gray dial, with bold Arabic numerals popping out in high contrast, and with full lume by way of Oak & Oscar’s sandwich dial construction. New in this version is a no-date display. The original Olmsted had a date window cut discreetly at 6:00, but here that has been removed in favor of a more symmetrical design. The ETA 2892-A2 movement has been modified by Oak & Oscar to remove the date function, so users will be pleased to not have to deal with the dreaded “phantom date” click when operating the crown. This is a nice touch by Oak & Oscar and a great example of their attention to detail in providing a really solid watch wearing experience to enthusiasts.
Other than the removal of date functionality, specs on the Olmsted Matte mimic the original. The watch carries 100 meters of water resistance, has a screw down crown and sapphire crystal, and ships with both leather and nylon straps (each with hardware matching the coloration of the case). True to form, Oak & Oscar also packages the Olmsted Matte in a waxed canvas watch wallet with a zippered closure, offering a sensible and sustainable packaging solution that can potentially be used as part of an everyday carry solution.
The Olmsted Matte is available now on the Oak & Oscar website at a launch price of $1,475. The regular retail price is $1,550. Oak & Oscar