Chances are that you haven’t heard about E.C.Andersson Watch Company and their North Sea all-around watch before. Hopefully, it’s about to change.
E.C.Andersson is a micro brand company from Sweden which specializes in making high quality, all-purpose watches . They’ve recently announced their latest watch project called the North Sea, which I would like to present you. North Sea is a 40 mm cushion case watch which takes its design cues from 1950’s Rolex and Panerai watches. The case of the North Sea is 10 mm thick (or thin if you like) and the lug to lug distance is 47 mm, and the lug width is 22 mm. This means that the watch will suit rather smaller wrists. The watch is also water resistant to 100 m. Of course, as you would expect from a modern watch, it is fitted with a sapphire crystal, a domed sapphire in this case.
One of the most interesting aspects of the E.C.Andersson North Sea, is its dial design and the exposed date wheel. The black matte dial is decorated with applied indices with steel boarders. Indices, as well as hands, are also lumed but the manufacturer does not state which lume is being used in their specification. The exposed date wheel is really an interesting design choice, which adds some freshness to the overall well known design. It’s worth mentioning that all the watches are hand assembled in Switzerland.
The North Sea is powered by the Seiko made NH05 automatic movement with 50 hours of power reserve and the hacking feature.
The latest project from E.C.Andersson comes on an Italian rubber strap which you can see in the pictures. Further down the line, there will be an Jubilee style bracelet available as well.