What’s better than a great watch? A great watch that was designed for, and contributes to, a good cause. While abundantly rare, the BOLDR Field Medic chronographs are such watches. The genesis of this design came about when a designer, a doctor, and a watch brand came together to create a concept inspired by the frontline healthcare professionals battling COVID-19. They wanted to make a super tough watch that included functions that would be useful for medical professionals. The resulting design features BOLDR’s super tough and well-specced Venture case, a Seiko Meca-Quartz movement, and a dial designed with healthcare workers in mind.
Featuring a 38mm titanium barrel-case with 200m of water resistance and a flat sapphire crystal, this lightweight format was a perfect match for a watch that will be worn all-day. Additionally, titanium is exceptionally hypoallergenic, making it an ideal choice for a medical watch. The dials then feature both pulse and respiratory scales that can be used to quickly count their respective measurements with use of the chronograph complication.
A fixed amount of the proceeds ($30) from each watch goes to a variety of COVID-19 relief funds, including Doctors Without Borders and Red Cross Singapore.
The BOLDR Field Medic is powered by the Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz Chronograph caliber. This Japanese-made hybrid movement mixes a mechanical chronograph mechanism with quartz time regulation, for the best of both worlds. The chronograph center-hand sweeps at 1/5th second intervals for smooth motion and all hands instantly reset. Additionally you’ll find a 60-minute totalizer at the nine position and a 24-hour hand at three. Battery life is approximately 36 months.
- Case: Matte Titanium
- Dial: Matte Black
- Movement: Seiko VK 64
- Complication: Meca-Quartz Chronograph
- Lens: Flat Sapphire w AR
- Strap: Black Nylon w/ Ti Hardware
- Water Res.: 200M
- Diameter: 38mm
- Length: 42mm
- Thickness: 12.2mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
- Warranty: 30 months
BOLDR is a young and energetic brand based out of Singapore and Malaysia. Yet, despite their relatively young age, they make extremely impressive watches with specs that far surpass their price points. Inspired by adventure, the outdoors, and urban exploration, their watches are modern-facing, feature-rich, and always stylish.