Elliot Brown Canford (2013)

British timepiece fledglings Elliot Brown’s spanking new watches definitely hail from the school of chunky functionality. There’s an emphasis here on quality, and it’s been thought out to be tough: the Canford’s movement is a Swiss-made affair featuring a triple-sealed crown tested to 20 atmospheres of pressure, making it ideal for both altitude and depth. There’s an end-of-battery-life indicator, an interior-rotating bezel that’s handy for timing, and a date indicator. Made of gunmetal, you get the sense that scuffs and duffs will only enhance its charm; and though it’s on the heavier side, it certainly makes a statement.

Price £325
Type analogue, battery
Weight 126g
Water resistance 200m

Review by Simon Ingram
First published in Trail magazine October 2013