The NCAA Division I basketball tournament is officially here! The combination of March Madness and my recent purchase has me pretty pumped up at the moment. Some of you know that I have been eyeing the Bell & Ross Vintage 126 Heritage for a while now. Well, I finally decided to pull the trigger!
Although the watch does not have the signature Bell & Ross square case, the Vintage 126 Heritage does fall in line with the brand’s normal dial display resembling a pilot’s dashboard. It is extremely clean and very legible. I really like how Arabic numerals are used to indicate 12 and 6 o’clock, while stick markers are used for the rest of the hours. The off-center date in between 4 and 5 o’clock is a great touch too.
I have never had a black PVD watch before and have always wanted one. It is a great change of pace and really pops. The black dial, PVD case and sand-color photoluminescent numbers/indices compliment each other very well. I also love how the hour hands are black at the bottom and photoluminescent at the tip.
What I am going to enjoy watching over time is how the camel color strap breaks in. I think it is extremely similar to a baseball glove and should wear and look better with age. I know some people are not a fan, but I definitely am! What makes watches so great is that there are so many, and one size clearly does not fit all. I think this one, just like my Superocean II, is the right fit for me and I am stoked about it!