Todd, like the people who buy Seaholm watches, is an outdoorsy man who likes to go fly fishing and play outside with his children. His customers are hunters, professional fishermen, hikers, campers, and even musicians who live on the road. These are lifestyles that demand that their watch be well-built and reliable. And most importantly, to be able to get serviced for a reasonable price anywhere in the world. This makes each Seaholm watch have to check may boxes and I’d argue that they do indeed check all of these boxes.
If you are a military watch buff, then you already know that the original A-11 was made famous by US manufacturers Elgin, Waltham, and Bulova. These vintage pieces were constructed according to American military specs to be robust, legible, and accurate in the field. They had the added benefit of a hacking seconds hand, so that time could be synchronized.
I have to stop being so surprised by how much I like field watches. It's just that next to all the gadgety, movey bits on dive watches and chronographs, field watches strike me as rather tame. And yet, each time one falls into my lap for a review, I think, "Hmm. Isn't this interesting." That's what happened last week with the arrival of the Tom Rice A-11 by Praesidus.