Drop Felix Automatic Field Watch
Drop Felix Automatic Field Watch
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Introducing the Felix: our first homegrown, original-design Swiss automatic timepiece. Latin for “lucky,” the Felix goes anywhere you do—comfortably, accurately, and reliably. Get it in multiple styles to match yours.

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leopadron
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Dec 13, 2019
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Friends: We've been keeping this under wraps for many months, so today I’m pleased to finally share with you the launch of the Drop Felix: Our very own, original design field watch with a Swiss-made mechanical movement. The Felix (Latin for "Lucky") is our ideal everyday wearer. It balances the best product choices with utility, beauty, and value. Every aspect of this watch has been designed from the ground up, with the purpose of making a well-rounded watch we sincerely hope you’ll enjoy wearing every day. We feel every great watch is the result of good human factors, and the best ones put the ergonomic needs of the wearer first. Even the origin of the field watch, which began as a problem-solving hack on the battlefield, stands as an early example of good ergonomic practice. Some of its most fundamental design choices are informed by US army milspecs that spell out typography, layout, luminescence, functionality, all in the service of creating a reliable time teller that works well even in the toughest of conditions. This is also a Swiss Movement automatic timepiece. There are a lot of budget autos out there with respectable movements—but we feel strongly about proven quantities, and that begins with choosing the Swiss-made Sellita SW-200 as the all-mechanical heart of this watch. The design of this movement is legend (and its copies legion). It's been improved over the years, but the basics remain the same: An efficient automatic section with dual reverser wheels; a high beat rate (28,800bph); and most important of all, superb Swiss quality.  Watches also being ideally beautiful things, we wished to give the Felix a refreshing, sculptural feel. A bit of a departure from plainer dials of typical field watches, a gentle upward scallop was made on the Felix dial to match the equally gradual curvature of its outside casewalls. The handset are a slight refinement of the sword style hands typical to old field watches. The lugs too, are a reinterpretation of wire lugs from the earliest vintage field examples of WWI and after. We're offering the Drop Felix in two colorways: Stainless Steel and IP Black, as well as a solid and exhibition caseback. We're also offering an assortment of add-on Canvas band for those of you who prefer NATO style straps. This was truly a home team effort on behalf of Drop and we really hope you like it! Here for any and all questions.
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Dec 13, 2019
leopadron
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Dec 17, 2019
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June for real. I prefer realistic timelines versus aspirational ones if it can be helped. Doing things well takes time but is always worth doing.
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Dec 17, 2019
ojinsa
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Dec 26, 2019
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I tend towards sport/dive watches but have always enjoyed clean, utilitarian looking field watches, and this one looks like a beauty. Well done! Will the next iteration have a date?
Dec 26, 2019
JohnnyCredit
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Dec 28, 2019
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Vbmoore
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Dec 30, 2019
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Steelthumbs
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Dec 28, 2019
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@leopadron I’d like to ask for a black leather band option, too. Any chance?
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Dec 28, 2019
themilomaster
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Dec 27, 2019
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@leopadron What are the odds of getting a black leather strap as an option? I understand there is a black canvas strap but I'm really surprised at the lack of black leather since it's also such a timeless look.
Dec 27, 2019
4Forethought
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Dec 27, 2019
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I'm not too sure about the 49 Mile Drive logo. While it's fairly well known to SF Bay Area residents, I'm afraid that, at best, it will be confused with the much better recognized 17 Mile Drive in Pacific Grove, 125 miles to the south. leading to the inevitable question, "Why?"
Dec 27, 2019
leopadron
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Dec 27, 2019
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The Felix is special to us, as it is our inaugural product designed in-house and born from our own effort and perspective. We're a SF company, and I think giving a watch a sense of place felt earned and is hopefully appreciated. (And really, the views here are breathtaking.)
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Of course, we also sell a clear caseback if our homage here isn't for you.
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Dec 27, 2019
Tigole
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Dec 26, 2019
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Got a lume shot (without photoshop) ?
Dec 26, 2019
leopadron
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Dec 27, 2019
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But of course! This is cropped and balanced, but not pushed. The luminous is Superluminova C3.
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Dec 27, 2019
Tigole
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Dec 28, 2019
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The watch looks good, except for one thing that's been bothering me. The hour and minute hands look.. "rough". You can see it in all the photos, and even the lume shot. The edges don't look perfectly flat/straight. I would prefer them polished instead of the brushed texture.
Dec 28, 2019
Wrektum
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Dec 26, 2019
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Reminds me a little of the MÜHLE-GLASHÜTTE S.A.R. Only reason I'm not in on this one is no date.
Dec 26, 2019
ED61
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Dec 26, 2019
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The watch is nice the size is perfect those that think this should be 42 are nuts 42 works fine with a bezel on a diver but the field watch is all dial unless you’re wrist is 8 or bigger this size would be proper imo
Dec 26, 2019
WHNg
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Dec 25, 2019
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Why no date window?
Dec 25, 2019
Massdropbear
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Dec 20, 2019
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So leather strap costs nothing, but the cruelty-free option is $17 extra.
Dec 20, 2019
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