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What Would Ron Swanson Wear?


If you’re like me (and have seen Parks and Recreation), you’re a fan of Ron Swanson as portrayed by Nick Offerman.  He’s a no-nonsense, man’s man sort of a guy.  So, it only makes sense to see what sort of a watch that guy wears, no?

As it turns out, he wears a Citizen AV0031-59A Eco-Drive Calibre 2100.  The Eco-Drive moniker, of course, means that the watch itself is a quartz movement powered by light.  After as little as 3.5 hours in the light (guessing sunlight, here), you’ll get a 240 day power reserve.  So, if for some reason you only wear the watch twice a year, you’re good to go.

The watch itself is fairly beefy.  The case is made from stainless steel, and clocks in at 45mm in diameter and 15mm thick; the bracelet is 23mm wide.  Combined with the screw-in caseback and the non-reflective mineral crystal, and you’ve got a watch that can handle water to a depth of 200m.

For functionality, you of course have the regular timekeeping functions, as well as a date display.  In addition, you have a chronograph that measures at 1/5 of a second, up to twelve hours, as well as a power-reserve meter up at the top of the dial.  Finally, the watch also features an alarm function; you’ll see the on/off indicator on the dial between the 7 and 8 o’clock positions.

Frankly, I think this is a great looking watch.  As of late, the “Panda” look of various watches has really grown on me, and I think this is a solid entry in this aesthetic (not to mention the tech specs).  If you agree, it can be found over on Amazon for a hair under $450.

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