Main Site - http://www.essex-watches.com
From their website:
Quality craftsmanship – Made in Germany A technical engineer with an eye for style, Rainer Brändlein founded Essex in 2007 as an exclusive watch brand for today’s active gentleman.
His passion for sophisticated watches goes back over 20 years. Then, the father of his best friend worked as a watch dealer, buying and selling the most exclusive brands. Fascinated by the watches’ design and advanced technical demands, Rainer Brändlein soon dreamed of designing and producing is own unique watch. And now, many years later, the perfect moment has arrived – his dream has come true.
As fate would have it, Rainer Brändlein met just the right people who could realize his plans with expertise: two product designers and a master watchmaker with over 20 years of experience. They were quickly inspired by Rainer Brändlein’s philosophy about providing high-quality, timeless watches at a price that isn’t over the top – and full of motivation, they set to work.
Two years later, after many drafts and development stages, the Essex La Primera collection of watches was born – and with pride, introduced to the public exclusively in the United States for the first time in Men’s Health magazine.
Features at a glance:
[align=left] Premium Swiss ETA 2892-2 automatic movement
Adjusted to 5 positions to ensure quality precision
Case made of anti-allergic 316L marine-grade stainless steel
5 mm-thick sapphire crystal glass prevents unsightly scratches
With anti-reflective coating on the inside of the glass for easy readability
Extra-large crown situated at 4 o’clock for long-lasting comfort
Waterproof up to 1,000 meters/3,280 feet
White lume dial and helium escape valve for saturation diving
Dimensions: 45 mm/1.7 inch diameter (without crown), 14.5 mm/0.5 inches thick,
53 mm/ 2 inches long with a strap width of 24 mm/1 inch
Supplied with a second strap made of rubber