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Well, Sunday has rolled around on the calendar again, and all the political talk shows are blasting away on the airwaves.  So, why not take a look at a watch from a company who’s name immediately calls to mind one of our most infamous presidents?

While searching around for ceramic watches for the previous ceramic watch post, I came across the Nixon 42-20.  Much like yesterday’s watch, it’s not breaking any new ground on the design front.  However, it does offer that oh-so-interesting material of ceramic for the case and the bracelet.  You also get:

  • Automatic Swiss movement (Sellita SW200) with sweeping seconds and date function
  • Rotating ceramic bezel
  • Screw-down crown
  • WR to 200m
  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal up front; mineral crystal for the exhibition caseback
  • 42mm case
  • 21mm ceramic bracelet
  • 38 hour power reserve
  • MSRP: $2,000
  • Available in black or white

The Nixon company is located in California, markets themselves towards the skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing markets, and has been around for twelve years.  So, relative new-comers when it comes to the watch scene, but it would seem they’ve built some history, and aren’t about to disappear any time soon.  Given how they’re positioning themselves, it would seem that form is dictating function when it comes to the watches, but they do still have solid specs.  It’s just the pricing that stops me a bit short.  If you’re finding yourself in the same position (and you’re not absolutely set on a ceramic watch), they do offer steel versions of the 42-20 that come in between $400 and $450 – eminently more palatable pricing!  Let’s just hope that, if you do purchase on of their timepieces, you don’t follow in the footsteps of ol’ Richard M.

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