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REVIEW: Ovo Wicker


IMG_8243Today, we’ll be looking at a watch from a newer company that’s over in my neck of the woods, Chicago.  The company is question is Ovo Watch Co, and we’ll be taking a look at a model from their chronograph lineup.


The model collection is called the Wicker (seen here), and we were sent over the black iteration for review.  At first glance, this is very much a dress watch, with the polished hands and stick indices, on top of the black sunray dial and PVD case and bracelet.  A closer look, however, and you see that this could be considered a sport watch as well.


This is due to the fact that is is a chronograph, powered by the OS10 quartz movement; this means you end up with the following hands/dial layout:

  • Chrono hours at 9 o’clock
  • Chrono minutes at 12 o’clock
  • Chrono seconds on the main dial
  • Running seconds at 6 o’clock


Not surprisingly, these are controlled by the standard pushers that flank the push-in crown.  While you don’t get the satisfying “thunk” as you would from a mechanical, they still click firmly, and the watch functioned just as you would expect in the limited time we had with it.


This is housed in a stainless steel 42mm case (again, PVD-coated in our example) with a screw-down caseback and a sapphire crystal up front.  The bracelet paired up to the case is a 22/20 (ie, 22mm at the lugs, tapering to 20mm at the butterfly clasp), with six removable links.  Unfortunately, all of the links (which are solid, by the way, not folded) are full-size, so a perfect fit can be a bit tricky.  Perhaps the next iteration would see some half-links included.  That said, it held the 5.1 oz watch in place just fine.


And, in the end, that sizing caveat was the only (addmittedly minor) issue I had with the piece.  It wore just fine, fit well to the wrist, and worked like an OS10-powered watch should.  And now we come to the best part – for this watch (remember, PVD coated chronograph with a sapphire crystal on a solid link bracelet with butterfly clasp), they’re only asking $130 (product page here).  To me, that looks like a great price for someone who wants a chrono that works just as well in the office as it does on the weekend, along with specs you see on more expensive watches.

That said, a discount code would sweeten the deal even more, right?  Should you go to pick one up, be sure to use the code WWReview to get yourself another $10 off of the price of any of their watches, the Wicker included.


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