Carpenter Watches is a Brooklyn-based company whose M-Series Field Watch, which launched on Kickstarter, previously drove one of our editors to obsession with its quality movement, good looks and affordable price. Their latest offering is the Brooklyn Gent, a 38mm time-and-date model in several dial colors that utilizes the venerable ETA 2824-2 in place of the Miyota movement used on the Field Watch.
The Brooklyn Gent is available in 10 different configurations, including a black or white dual on a steel bracelet or brown or black leather strap, or a bronze-cased variant with black or white dial available with either strap color. The watch features a handsome, simple aesthetic with a perfectly-sized 38mm case and sapphire exhibition back, box-type acrylic crystal, screw-down crown, date at 3 o’clock, ETA 2824-2 automatic 25-jewel movement, and 19mm strap or bracelet.
The price on the steel-cased models on leather is $825 and $895 on the steel bracelet, while all bronze-cased models are $895. This pricing puts the watches fairly in “microbrand” territory, though the utilization of the ETA 2824-2 likely gives some added clout (were there a Miyota in there, some might admittedly balk at the price, given the competition in the $400-$800 territory).
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