Traska is important for another flood of significant worth driven miniature brands. Close by any semblance of Lorier, Nodus, and Boldr, they are youthful, both as far as company and proprietor age, on or in front of the patterns, online media canny, and configuration centered. Their first delivery, the Freediver, was very generally welcomed by aficionados. In spite of the fact that barely another idea, this vintage-enlivened jump watch figured out how to have an extraordinary look. It was adjusted, limited, and develop. Not what you generally find on a rookie effort.
For their next line, Traska reported the Summiteer, a pilgrim style watch with a sharp realistic reasonableness and a scratch-safe case. In a keen move, they didn’t follow up a plunge watch with another jump watch, fairly going for a more broad consistently/sport/instrument watch. This let them utilize their imaginative muscles in an alternate manner, while additionally saying a piece regarding the bearing their image will go. By and by, they figured out how to make a watch that has a development to it that I appreciate. It’s not an incautious plan, rather one that you can tell in the nuances of the extents, typography, and case itemizing, required some investment and consideration.
Now, I’ll doubtlessly concede that I discover 1016 Explorers to be close flawlessly altogether respects with the exception of estimating (murmur). The worked on file, blend of type and realistic components, agile size, capacity to spruce up or down – forget about it. In this way, when I see a watch that draws on that symbol, without replicating it, I will in general be intrigued. Obviously, when I saw the Summiteer spring up in my IG feed, I was quickly energized. It had the correct components to trigger my 1016-reaction, yet enough of its own character to be its own thing. Furthermore, maybe more significantly, while addressing a mid-century watch, feels and resembles a cutting edge watch. No vintage pastiche here.
Review: the Traska Summiteer
Case Scratch-safe steel Movement Miyota 9039 Dial Midnight Blue Lume Yes Lens Sapphire Strap Steel Bracelet Water Resistance 100m Dimensions 38 x 46mm Thickness 10mm Lug Width 20mm Crown screw-down Warranty Yes Price $500
Let’s start with the case. At 38 x 46 x 10mm it’s spot on for an ordinary game watch. 38mm watches are a great deal more common now than a couple of years prior, that this simply feels like the new typical for an outside without bezel watch. It doesn’t appear “small for being vintage,” rather it feels suitable. This is obviously representing my wrist. Prior to getting to the plan, it’s significant that Traska chose to put a scratch-safe covering on the watch, bringing the surface viably to 1200 vickers. That’s a few times harder than standard steel and will make the Summiteer a lot harder to scrape up. That, in addition to 100m water obstruction, make this a utilitarian watch on top of one with great looks, which never hurts.
The configuration is really straight forward and rejuvenated by great wrapping up. The mid-case has section sides that tighten into medium-thick carries. A top notch cleaned slope isolates the evenly brushed case sides and radially brushed top haul surfaces. The bezel, which is generally dainty taking into account a far reaching dial, is radially brushed, however includes a cleaned chamfer. This is the sort of detail that truly rejuvenates the case. Finally, the hauls are bored, consistently a plus.
The crown at three is screw-down, and includes a 7 x 3mm round and hollow head that is balanced from the situation by about 1mm. It’s a decent looking crown with Traska’s twisting/blossom logo configuration carved outwardly surface, that is not difficult to handle and turn, supported by the 1mm hole. This is a little, however viable detail that gives the Summiteer its own look. Flipping it over, you’ll discover a presentation window flaunting the Miyota 9039 development. This is essentially the 9015 with no date, so no ghost stop on the crown.
The dial of the Summiteer is the place where it gets the entirety of its character. Seen here in Midnight Blue, it is additionally accessible in Sage Green and Charcoal dark. Not a terrible decision in the gathering, the dull, inky Midnight Blue shouted to me. Blue dials are a long way from uncommon now, yet not all are made equivalent. It’s a complicated tone. It can without much of a stretch become excessively brilliant and flashy, excessively purple or green, excessively metallic or dull.
Traska discovered probably the most delightful blue I’ve seen to date. It’s dim, however you won’t botch it for dark. It’s profound and rich, with simply a dash of green giving it some profundity. It’s not sunray, fortunately (nothing against sunray blue, just seen a great deal of it), and keeping in mind that nearer to matte has an inconspicuous, sleek shine. It’s the perfect blue, and when matched with all white files, all things considered here, makes a work of art, sharp look.
The fundamental file is the thing that you’d expect on a pilgrim style watch, with huge numerals at three, six and nine, a triangle at twelve, and rectangular markers in the middle. That’s fundamentally what characterizes the look. Traska didn’t avoid this, however changed the components to be their own. The square shapes are long and dainty, coming to from the edge of the dial in to a depressed focal territory of the dial. The triangle also is long and slim coming to the lower territory. The numerals are tall, in a cutting edge type that is spotless and clear. They aren’t excessively adapted, nor flat, yet give the watch a contemporary attitude.
The essential file is likewise encompassed by a line with a moment/second file of scarcely discernible differences. The bigger square shapes get through the line making markers at time periods, save at the cardinal focuses where little squares are added. This was a shrewd plan include as it gives everything a steady stream, and underscores the square shapes in a way that is not quite the same as a run of the mill wayfarer dial. My #1 detail, in any case, is the indented territory in the center I’ve alluded to. This delicate plunge is set apart by a smooth, radiused drop and a fresh upper edge. As a simply actual detail, it does a great deal for the dial, offsetting the unfilled space in a sharp way.
For hands, Traska cleverly stayed away from the Mercedes-type pioneers are known for, rather going for the mil-sub arrangement of a Roman sword for the hour and a fence for the moment. They are all around estimated for the dial, with the hour running along within edge of the indented region, and the moment hitting the external boundary of the fundamental file. They are deliberate, simple to peruse, and adequately alluring, however I will say this is one detail on the watch that I feel might have utilized somewhat more creative mind. It’s simple to count on shows as they take care of business, yet in this case, other comparative subtleties were astutely reimagined.
The second hand, in any case, feels a touch more unique for the configuration. It’s a tightening stay with a lumed bolt tip. It’s somewhat thicker and bolder than you’d anticipate, drawing consideration. It’s likewise delivered altogether white, where the hour and minutes are cleaned steel, standing apart the most among the three. On the Sage Green and Charcoal Black dials, the seconds is really a brilliant, contrast tone, so obviously Traska proposed for the seconds to be underscored. Practically, I’m not certain why, but rather outwardly it works.
Straps and Wearability
The Summiteer comes mounted to a tightening shellfish style arm band. Not the most unique, but rather it was very much tuned for the watch. In the first place, it tightens 4mm, from 20 – 16, giving it a slim and comfortable profile. For the fasten, they went with two-button pushed component that keeps the applauds generally little. Likewise, within the fasten is enlivened with perlage, which is quite unforeseen. It’s a decent expansion to the watch at the cost, however truly, with the blue dial, I’m bound to wear it on an earthy colored calfskin strap.
On the wrist, it should come as nothing unexpected, yet a 38 x 46 x 10mm watch wears incredibly well. On my 7” wrist, it was essentially awesome. Adequately little to fit on the whole measurements. Adequately slight to sneak by a shirt or coat, and be comfortable throughout the day. However, because of the wide dial and generous hauls, it doesn’t read little using any and all means. It’s quite meaty and lively glancing in an engaging way.
I additionally felt the watch truly sprung up off of the arm band. This is an individual inclination, without a doubt, however I’m not generally an aficionado of wristbands since I find endlinks, in addition to the coordinating materials, will in general muddle the calculation and completing of a case. With the Summiteer, once on calfskin, the cleaned angles and chamfers looking into it popped more, and the hauls felt bolder and more manly. Moreover, by putting it on earthy colored cowhide, the blue of the dial turned out to be more articulated. However, with any watch, you discover the way that best suits you to wear it, this was the ideal path for me.
The just thing left to cover is the cost. The Summiteer comes in at an astoundingly reasonable and moderate $500. Truly, I composed a large portion of this audit prior to understanding the case was successfully 1200 Vickers (alright, alright, I didn’t read the fine print from the start) and I thought the cost was extraordinary for the quality, completing, development and plan before I realized that. Since I am mindful, the cost appears to be unbelievable. As I said first and foremost, Traska is essential for another flood of miniature brands that are truly accomplishing extraordinary things.
I feel that is mostly in light of the fact that both them and the manufacturing plants have taken in a great deal from the brands that continued and still work close by them, as Halios, Raven, and Autodromo. The degrees of put-togetherness on $300 – $500 dollar watches is astounding these days since brands pushed a lot processing plants while attempting to keep costs at a decent point. Presently they’ve darn close to dominated it, and the watches are noteworthy for it.
And I don’t intend to remove anything from Traska, or some other brand, by saying that. It actually takes incredible plan, QC and communication to get something made well. All things considered, the world’s best completing doesn’t matter on a monstrous watch nobody needs. The Traska Summiteer prevails on all fronts and comes in at a truly sensible cost. Along these lines, if you’ve needed something in the vein of a traveler or are searching for a decent regular games watch, the Summiteer ought to be high on your rundown. Traska Summiteer on Kickstarter