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REVIEW: Ovo Wicker

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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