Yesterday, we started taking a look at the AM2 Boss from March LA.b – a company with a split identity (LA and France) producing a watch with two tones (black and green). Today, we’ll wrap up our review.
I realized I forgot to inform you on the first part of the brand’s name yesterday. They were founded in March, hence that part of their name – and why the 3 on the date wheel is green.
As I said before, the black and green color scheme carries through onto the quilted band as well, which is made in France. Sure, you can’t see the green when you wear it, but it’s nice to know it’s there. This is also evident in the wallet that the watch ships in. Black leather on the outside, and a green velvety surface inside to protect the watch.
Last, but not least, we’ve got the signed screw-down crown, which is set at the corner of the case, at about the 4 o’clock mark. For the signing, we’ve got something I’ve not seen before – an inlay of sorts, that give the only other color present on the watch. With this screwed in, you’ve got a WR rating of 100m, though this is the sort of watch that likely won’t see much more water than the closest sink.
All told, March LA.b has some rather interesting designs in their collection, and the AM2 boss is no exception. Like any good vintage watch, though, you’re not going to pick this up on a whim. It retails at $1995, and offers a design that stands out. Whether that’s a good or bad thing, well, that’s up to the eye of the beholder, now isn’t it? For me, I liked the vintage and stealth fighter aspects of the design, and the fact that it’s a brand with American roots.