Pre-distressed style moves are commonplace in everything from denim to leather jackets, providing soul and comfort right from the jump.
So why must watches only arrive pristinely?
Vague Watch Co. thought the same thing. The Japanese design studio is obsessed with all things vintage. But highly-prized vintage timepieces are either a) unreliable or b) exorbitantly expensive.
They offer a different path, which is spearheaded by their flagship model—the Grey Fade Submariner Automatic.
The coveted design channels classic, legendary dive watches and features subtle distressing marks on the stainless steel case and bracelet for a well-loved feel from day one.
The bezel, meanwhile, mimics the highly-prized "ghost" effect found on decades-old sports watches kept and worn in specific conditions. Those with timepiece collections deep in the six figures might consider this shortcut to be sacrilegious, others without unlimited capital just appreciate the aesthetics and mood on display. And if you're part of the latter, you're in luck. A Black Friday special has it on sale right here, bringing the price all the way down to under $400 USD.
To heighten the giftability, whether to yourself or someone on your list, it arrives inside a military-inspired storage case fitted with a strap-changing watch tool and classic nylon NATO band flanking the timepiece.