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The August WWR Giveaway: Earnshaw Longitude Shadow Automatic

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It’s a brand new month, which means it’s time for a brand new giveaway for our loyal readers here at WWR.  Now, most months, we’re giving away a watch that we’ve previously reviewed.  And while we certainly have reviewed a number of Earnshaw watches, the Earnshaw Longitude Shadow is not one we’ve yet gone hands-on with (so, for the lucky winner, that’s your chance to do a user-submitted review!)  For now, I’ll give you my take on the watch based on what I see in the photos and spec sheet.

First, though, we need to clarify which specific model of the Earnshaw Longitude Shadow is being put up for grabs.  In this case, it is reference ES-8063-06, which brings a gold-tone to the mix (so, if yellow is not your jam for watch colors, may not be the giveaway for you.  But who are we to judge?)  In looking at the watch photos, I could not help but think it felt rather familiar to me.  A quick search of my writing archives revealed the connection – the Ingersoll Boonville, which we reviewed in 2012, and then gave away just this past December.  So, in many ways (as these watches look very similar), you can look at our review of the Ingersoll Boonville and you’ll get your hands-on impression.

Here, on the Earnshaw Longitude Shadow, you have a much more skeletonized approach.  Or dial-free approach, actually.  Earnshaw has gone with a trick from their playbook that we’ve seen before, where a smoked crystal is actually what makes up the dial, allowing you to see the movement in action, other you’re looking a the front or back of the watch.  As I’ve said in the past about this approach from Earnshaw, it’s an interesting middle ground.  You have an open dial such that you can see the movement, but the smoked crystal keeps it so you can actually read the time fairly easily.

At 44mm (and 14mm thick), the Earnshaw Longitude Shadow is not a small watch.  Then again, with this sort of design, it’s meant to attract attention, so you might as well run with it, right?  Pricing across the line seems to be in the low $400s for the Earnshaw Longitude Shadow watches, so a touch of a jump from what we saw with the Ingersoll Boonville.  Then again, this is a giveaway, so the price is zero dollars, realistically.  For those who want to get in on the action, you’ve got the same simple steps as always:

  1. Comment on this article with what your favorite watch with an open-work dial is
  2. Head on over to the giveaway page and complete your entry

You must do both steps to qualify.  Good luck to you, our readers, and our thanks to Earnshaw for sponsoring this month’s giveaway.  thomas-earnshaw.com

Tech Specs from Earnshaw

  • COLLECTION: LONGITUDE SHADOW AUTOMATIC
  • MODEL: ES-8063-06
  • MOVEMENT:Automatic Skeleton Multi-function with Dual Time
  • CASE: Stainless Steel
  • CASE DIAMETER (mm): 44
  • CASE THICKNESS (mm): 14
  • CASE SHAPE: Round
  • CASE COLOUR: Ionic Plating – Gold
  • DIAL COLOUR: Brown
  • BAND: Genuine Leather Strap
  • BAND COLOUR: Brown
  • BUCKLE: Strap Buckle
  • BAND WIDTH (mm): 22-20
  • WATER RESISTANCE: 5ATM
  • WATCH WEIGHT (g): 100
  • WARRANTY: 2 Years International

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42 COMMENTS

  1. My favorite is the Tag Heuer Carrera/Calibre Heuer 01 Automatic Skeleton. Really sporty looking, 45mm, classic black and silver coloring with a silicon band.

  2. well, my favorite is the Breguet Tradition men’s, but that’s kind of a whole other style of watch, and just a little higher priced than this one! However, I have to say, the giveaway watch if pretty handsome for what it is, and especially the price.

  3. The Glashutte Senator skeleton, but it’s so far out of reach. The Earnshaw looks fantastic though, I’d absolutely wear it.

  4. I am going to go with the Ingersoll I00403 and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Platinum

  5. Wont happen in this lifetime but the TAG Monaco v4 is amazing with a very unique movement. Its not crazy busy but enough to look very industrial and mechanical with its exposed movement.

  6. The Omega Morning Bird Exrta 1936 is a unique vintage skeleton looking watch. The display has a rooster built within its mechanism. The back of watch is so intriguing that one cannot really tell the difference of the face or back. Well, at a glance, I can’t. LOL.

  7. The SevenFriday S Series watches have me intrigued, especially the S2/01. I normally wouldn’t look twice at that type of design but, for some reason, the watch has grown on me and I keep coming back to it. I appreciate that they’re doing something different.

  8. If we’re talking about dream watches, I’ve always been partial to the A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Lumen Watch. It also has the smoked dial to improve legibility.

  9. So far this is the best one I have seen. Not a massive fan of open type dials. Maybe because never I have seen a elegant one, but this one is so far the best I’ve seen. I should take a look at the other comments to widen up my knowledge.

  10. I love the look and splash of colours on the Bell&Ross Trilogy Renault Sport F1…very different from usual skeleton watches!

  11. I have a Tissot T complication squellette, and is my fav skeleton watch. But this one is very nice too, and I love that it shows the sun and the moon. Gorgeous!

  12. I have a Hamilton pocket watch. Both the front and back open to reveal an open view of the workings. I love that watch. But if I wore a wristwatch, this would be an excellent choice. I think it looks great. I love the moon phases.

  13. I gotta say the Zenith El Primero: Lightweight, love the look of the chrono dial layout, multi coloured subdials, and the skeleton features.

  14. Since we’re fantasizing (and not actually pulling out our checkbook), I’d opt for the Louis Moinet Memoris 200th Basel World LM-54.70 in rose gold. It’s an updated version of Moinet’s original chronograph produced 201 years ago.

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