When a brand issues several iterations of a watch it signifies something positive: the brand cares to make a good watch better by listening to the feedback from its fan base. Maen, a Stockholm-based watch brand, has gone back to the drawing board three times to improve its diver, the Hudson, and the brand actually just announced a Mark IV.
Off the Cuff: Serica 4512
The 4512, now in its second iteration, offers four dial variants as of March 2022: the Commando, here presented, the WMB with its more traditional military feel, the California and the latest addition to the family, the California TXD (for Tuxedo.) Regardless of which variant you choose, you will find yourself with one of the most versatile watches out there. It’s versatile not only because it fits a variety of wrist sizes, but also because the design strikes the perfect balance between dressy and sporty, making the 4512 at home hiking, diving, or at a cocktail party.
Off the Cuff: Audric Strider
The Strider weighs in at 42mm in diameter with a lug to lug measurement just under 48mm. Despite these slightly larger dimensions, it is a relatively slender 11.5mm thick--owing, in part, to the flat sapphire crystal. This is a multi-faceted watch with curves and angles in all the right places. While largely brushed, it has a sharp line of polish on its twelve-sided, dodecagon bezel--certainly one of the highlights in this design.