I pumped the brakes on getting new watches for a few months. I’d kicked the habit.
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Vincero Outrider Overview
The Outrider is a
The Outrider shares a lot of similarities in construction and materials as other
Things to Consider Before Buying a Field Watch
A field watch needs to be rugged and durable. There’s no way around it.
Field watches are the “every day” timepiece that you should be able to wear during a workout, doing the dishes, taking a shower, hitting the beach, or hiking in the mountains.
Because they’re versatile (and you’ll likely put it through some rigorous conditions at one point), your new field watch should have a few key features.
A field watch should have at least 50m of water resistance. Some 30m resistant timepieces can fog up in the shower, and it’s hard to get condensation out of your watch case. It’s even better if you can find 100m of water resistance or more.
The second most important thing to look for is a sapphire crystal. Mineral crystals scratch more easily and scratched glass is the fastest way to make your new watch looks tired and beat up. A pure sapphire crystal, or a sapphire coated mineral crystal will go a long way to ensuring your new watch still looks great two years from now.
Vincero Outrider Review
Packaging & First Impression
It’s a simple box: tidy and sleek. For my first few
The box has a black velvet-like interior, which helps deliver a great impression as soon as you get your first glimpse. I liked how the Outrider looks online, but after seeing the details up close and in person, I’m loving the look of the watch.
Case & Caseback
The case is made with 316L surgical grade stainless steel, and the version I picked up is the Gold and Army Green.
The case is brushed, rather than polished, so even though it’s gold, it’s not wildly shiny or gaudy. I own another gold watch (the
But the gold of the Outrider is much more subdued. As someone who usually only wears silver, I’ll vouch for the Outrider’s brushed gold case.
With a 41mm diameter, the Outrider sits on a nice middle ground. If you have smaller than average wrists, the Outrider is right at the edge of oversized. For average wrists (like me) it’s masculine, but fits in with most outfits and doesn’t look out of place.
The caseback is a new style
They lose some of the story—the message behind the marble in early watches is that empires are built one stone at a time. While I thought that message was really cool, I’m happy to trade the symbolism for the ability to wear the Outrider is just about any situation (including swimming and surfing).
Dial & Crystal
The dial is a beautiful matte army green color, and I love how it plays with the gold hands and case.
The Arabic numerals are compact and simple, and two subdials guard the flanks at 3 and 9. The subdials are part of the chronograph movement: one 24-hour dial, and a 1-hour dial marking every 20 minutes (which you start and stop with the side pushers).
The sword hands and numerals are coated with lume, which works quite well when the lights are out. The lume doesn’t last through the night, but I’ve definitely woken up at two in the morning because my dog decided to start screaming and can clearly read the time.
The glass is a sapphire coated crystal, which helps a lot with scratch resistance. I haven’t had the Outrider long enough to do anything stupid with it yet, like drop it or slam it on a corner. But I’ve done that plenty of times with my other Vinceros. The sapphire coating helps a ton.
Movement & Crown
The Outrider runs on a Seiko Mecha-Quartz chronograph movement. It’s the same caliber that’s used in the Apex, and I’m a big fan.
To start the chronograph, just tap the top pusher. To reset, tap the bottom pusher. With the Mecha-Quartz movement, the chronograph hand snaps back to 12, which is a unique feature to this Seiko engine.
Seiko movements are beloved by the watch community because of their simple, durable, and reliable designs. You’ll need to change the battery on your Outrider likely once every two years, which is an easy process: just go to the nearest mall and find a jeweler. They can swap it out usually for $20.
The crown of the Outrider is simple and non-distracting: just two pushers and a chamfered crown with a laser-etched
Strap & Wearability
The Outrider comes with a single stitch Italian top-grain leather band, and it’s my favorite leather band from
I’ve always liked the stainless mesh, link, and silicone bracelets, but I’ve always had issues with the leather bands.
The strap that comes standard on the Outrider is brushed, or knapped, like suede, so it has a very soft and matte texture. It’s not nearly as stiff as
I would love to see
What do Other Reviewers Say?
Many reviewers mention this is their second, third, or fourth
My Thoughts Overall On the
What I Like
The Seiko mecha-quartz movement is a reliable engine and needs very little maintenance.
The sapphire coated glass and 100m of water resistance makes this a rugged timepiece.
I like the rotating bezel and how much is packed onto the dial while still not looking overcrowded.
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What I Don’t Like
Vincero is still catching up on their variety of straps. I’d love to see a nylon NATO strap for this field watch.
Who is the Vincero Outrider for?
If you need a timepiece that can take a beating but still look modern and fashionable, the Vincero Outrider is the watch for you.
The Vincero Outrider is another big win for Vincero.
Since they released the Altitude, they’ve been on a roll. The brand is steadily increasing the quality of the materials they use while still keeping the cost low.
Boasting 100m of water resistance and a sapphire coated crystal, I’m not worried about using the Outrider as my “every day” watch. It will take a lot to fog, scratch, or break. It’s a tough watch.
The design is cool, though that’s something Vincero hasn’t struggled with in the past. Of course, Vincero’s aesthetics aren’t for everyone—they’re modern, masculine, and pretty edgy.
So if that sounds like it fits into your style, you’ll be happy with the Outrider.
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Are Vincero watches mechanical?
Most Vincero watches run on Japanese quartz movements. They offer two watches with mechanical movements: the Marble Auto and the Icon.
Are Vincero watches real gold?
No, Vincero watches aren’t made with real gold. The cases are made with 316l surgical grade stainless steel.
Do Vincero watches use batteries?
Most Vincero watches use batteries. The only two that don’t are the Marble Auto and the Icon, because they’re made with automatic movements. Vincero batteries likely need to be replaced every two years, at a cost of about $20.
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