A New Q, an Oris, and Some Compasses Too
Words by Windup Watch Shop
It’s 2021, the holidays are behind us, so it’s time to get back to the business of adding cool watches and gear to the Windup Watch Shop. To kick the year off, we’ve got a few cool strap compasses to show you, as well as a couple of awesome watches. Let’s get to it.
Strap compasses are handy tools for adventures. Slide one on your strap towards the inside of your wrist before you head out, and you have a super useful “complication” available at just the tilt of your wrist. Lightweight, compact, and glow in the dark, you might not take it off when you get home.
Today, we’re adding three styles by Sun Company, a Colorado-based outdoors brand with 45 years of experience. The simplest version is compact and all black for a sleek look. Made out of durable ABS plastic, it will be an adventure companion for years to come. The next version adds a white rotating bezel into the mix, adding a 360 degree index. Lastly, is a model featuring a light-weight aluminum chassis. This one has a bit more presence that looks great with polished watches. Check them all out here
Todd Snyder x Q Timex
The Q Timex has quickly risen to the ranks of “most fun watch under $200” – if such a list exists – and today we’re excited to add a version made in collaboration with menswear designer Todd Snyder. Launched in 2020, this version goes a different route from the earlier models, eschewing color for a more aggressive and technical look. The dial is black with red cross-hairs, applied markers at cardinal positions and lume at every hour. The bezel has been rendered in matte metal with black markings in a dive layout for a classic sporty style. Lastly, the bracelet has been swapped for one with large links in brushed steel, echoing the faceted design of the Q’s wonderful, 38mm barrel case.
Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 Limited Edition
Oris is starting 2021 off with a bang in the form of their highly sought after Carl Brashear Limited Edition. A series of solid bronze 40mm Diver Sixty-Fives, the first and second version are long gone and held tight by collectors. For the third iteration, they’ve added the newest version or their newest caliber (there is a whole lot of new, in case you didn’t notice), the 401 which features a 5-day power reserve, highly anti-magnetic components, 10-year warranty, small seconds at six, and no date. The result is a striking dive watch with a distinctly naval look. Limited to just 2,000 pieces, this is certainly a collector’s grade Oris.