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.
Off the Cuff: Praesidus Tom Rice A-11
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.