The Electricianz DeZert
While so many watches look the same or share the same standards, here’s one daring to avoid the consensual path followed by the majority. The Electricianz have been building quartz pieces for a few years now, bringing innovation in a way no one could expect it. Here’s one of their latest watch, the DeZert.
Case Diameter: 45mm
Opening Diameter: 38mm
Strap Width: 22mm
Light Function: YES
Case: Stainless steel + warm grey nylon sheath. Crown, pusher and bezel with gold plating
Dial: Black Sunray dial, grey housing, gold plating
Movement: Exclusive Inhouse Electric module. Double-battery concept
Glass: Hardened mineral K1 glass with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistant: 3 ATM
Strap material: Rough brown calfskin leather NATO, stainless steel gold plated loops & stitching
Warranty Included: 2 years
The watch comes in a big battery-shaped box. It sets the atmosphere!
The DeZert features a large 45mm case with a wide opening. It’s made of Stainless Steel and wrapped in a thermomoulded nylon sheath recalling insulating materials. It feels both soft and solid. The dial is behind a beveled mineral glass with anti-reflective treatment.
The crown is located at 3. It’s not screwed in, and the watch is only 3ATM water resistant, so you’d better avoid any contact with water. There’s a pusher at 2 in order to set the light on for a few seconds. The crown, the bezel and the pusher are gold plated.
The dial is really a one of a kind! It shows the time on the right-hand side, while you can see 2 batteries on the left-hand side. Only one battery is working at a time, and the led in the middle of the dial blinks when that battery is about to die, inviting you to turn the screw on the very left to switch to the spare battery. It’s well thought and adds some techy touch to an already special piece!
The watch is composed of about 50 different pieces and feels really qualitative. The leather strap is a bit stiff though, I guess it will get more flexible with the time.
Let’s be honest, I’m not used to quartz pieces so this is pretty new to me, even without considering the design. In the end my feeling is quite positive. I wouldn’t label it in the “horology” category, it’s “a device that gives the time and can be worn on the wrist”, but it’s fun to wear and will definitely raise questions around you!