Off the Cuff: Canister Fieldmaster

The Fieldmaster is a quintessential toolwatch right out of the box. It's uniform, matte brushed finish exudes ruggedness. Indeed, the stainless steel case--41mm in diameter and 50mm lug to lug--while not enormous, has a certain heft to it. This robustness is accentuated by the large knurled bezel and pronounced crown guards. In hand, and up close, it gives off the impression of being hewn into existence.

Off the Cuff: Vanbanner LEA

The LEA is essentially a field watch (a lea is a field or grassy pasture) with dive watch specs. Its sandwich layering with its large Arabic numerals, coupled with its broad outer chapter ring designating the minutes, make for a highly legible, practical dial. It also uses a healthy dose of both C3 and BGW9 Super-Luminova on its sword hands, markers, and bezel. The 120-click, ratcheting bezel, in conjunction with the aforementioned chapter ring, also provide a functional dive calculator. In fact, the watch is equipped with a screwed-down crown and provides an impressive 300m of water resistance. Thus, as far as field watches go, it has chops.