Off the Cuff: Marathon Pilot Navigator

As a product of modern design, the Navigator has been rendered in a high impact composite fibre shell. It is 41mm in diameter and 48mm lug to lug--though its asymmetrical styling and small dial space mean that its wears much smaller than the specs suggest. It is just under 13mm in thickness, as well, but due to the material used in its construction, the watch is shockingly lightweight (40g!). Its lines are clean and crisp, and there is a fine pebbling to the case shell that provides a uniform matte finish.

Off the Cuff: Benarus Moray 38 “Pac-Man Dial”

The Moray measures 38mm in diameter and 13.5mm thick, with a 48mm lug to lug length and a 20mm lug width. It is entirely brushed and looks great as such. The bezel is solid steel, like the case, unidirectional and 120 clicks with a lumed pip at twelve. The lugs are drilled and both the crown and case back are screwed down. It is every inch a tool watch. And can we just spend a moment on that water resistance rating? That's right. It's 1000m.

Off the Cuff: Farer Exmoor Field Automatic

Where the Exmoor truly separates itself from other field watches is through its dial. This should come as no surprise to those familiar with the brand. Farer’s use of colour is distinctive. Here the dial is a field of deep, lightly-textured, olive green with stark white numerals and yellow trapezoidal hour markers at the centre. Around the outer edge runs a secondary register for the days of the month. For a dial with so much happening in so little space, it remains pleasantly legible. Two other touches of colour come in the burnt orange elongated pointer date, and the softer blue of the second hand.