Off the Cuff: YEMA Urban Field

Today, YEMA released their latest novelty for 2023—a hybrid inventive it calls the Urban Field. Indeed, the watch is a crossover between a traditional, military-inspired field watch and a that of a casual dresser. Designed, no doubt, for those who patrol the urban jungle more often than they do the backwoods, the YEMA Urban Field treads an interesting—and versatile—line.

Off the Cuff: Marathon 46mm Arctic JDD Search and Rescue

Much like the brand’s smaller GSAR line, the standard JDD is a brushed stainless steel, 30ATM diver with an automatic Swiss movement--only wider, thicker, longer, and heavier. In 2021, Marathon added the Arctic White dial to its GSAR line after much research and development. The idea behind the dial change was less about aesthetics, or choice, and more about constructing something essential to usage in the far north—where glare from a combination of ice and snow can be an issue.  

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.