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:
- Comment on this article with what your favorite watch with an open-work dial is
- 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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