This week we have the new offering from the crack staff at Pramzius. If you recall, they had an extra special Berlin Wall timepiece that was fantastic. That watch had a terrific design and each contained pieces from the wall itself. These little nuggets were in the crown. In the limited time I had that watch, it received great compliments.
They now bring forth the Iron Wolf line. That’s right, a whole line. They are military themed, but with a twist. The twist is which military they are inspired by; the Lithuanian one. Oh, and from the early 1300’s legend of the Iron Wolf. This comes from a folk tale type event, but it’s seemingly part of their heritage. These watches have an aura and mystique about them that I really like.
The line has 6 face options, mother of pearl, carbon fiber and full lume. They are either open heart or not. Gunsights are designed as part of the subdials, with easy to read numerals. They feature Super-Luminova lume and the contrast of said numerals makes them stand out even more. AR sapphire crystal protects the goods inside, which is also topped with a uni-directionally rotating bezel. It’s encased in corrosion resistant 316l surgical stainless steel.
The beating heart of the Iron Wolf is a Miyota 827s automatic movement. This movement is rock solid and is used in several watches that cost much more than this one. The 42 hour reserve is nice to have as you can wear it then skip a day only to wear again. Some options have a display case back, some do not. This all adds up to a 10 atmosphere water resistant dive too. A screw down crown keeps it nice and tight. 44mm case size is what contains the beast.
Bracelet and strap options are plentiful. You can choose a NATO, stainless bracelet or a very handsome handmade Bund strap. This strap is incredibly well made and feels nice to the touch. The bracelet wears and balances well with the case. Speaking of cases, even the box is worthy of attention.
The price point is quite the value. There is a Kickstarter launching soon, and I’m not sure of the backing levels. Even at pre-order $699 cost, a value is present. I would be very proud to own one of these and feel confident I’d see the gamut of kind words and conversation starts. My personal favorites are lume dial on the stainless bracelet. However, the carbon version is a close second. Both are delightful on that Bund strap too. I don’t know about you, but the watches I wear spark discussion which then evolves into me performing horological evangelism. This fantastic line of watches would accomplish the same. Do yourself a favor and get yourself an Iron Wolf.