Back in May I was lucky enough to carry out a review of the Elliot Brown Bloxworth watch and was immediately struck by the durability and toughness of the Chronograph timepiece. I put the watch through my own range of tests but the team at Elliot Brown seem to think outside the box when it comes to product testing. This is proven by the press release today from Elliot Brown about the 6-month test they have been putting the Bloxworth through at the bottom of Poole Harbour!
I previously mentioned that to test the strength of the Bloxworth strap, Ian Elliot was dangled from a crane in Poole Harbour using the watch strap as the link between him and the crane, so to test the durability and reliability of the watch, they were going to need to think big. Somehow, (i’m guessing, in an after work pub brain storming session), the team decided that the ultimate test for the Bloxworth would be to drop it to the bottom of Poole Harbour and then to leave it there for six months.
So the Bloxworth was committed to the silt, mud and freezing water of the harbour and left in near darkness for half a year. When the watch was finally raised to the surface, and in testament to the internal workings and the 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel, the watch was still functioning perfectly. I saw the actual watch at a media event recently and can confirm that everything is still working exactly as it should. Sure the watch looks rusty and dirty but this really is just on the surface and on a cleaned section the watch is as good as new.
It is said the 6 month harbour test, put the watch to the equivalent of 12 years daily use in salt water and shows just how confident Elliot Brown are in their products. Every component is inspected and tested to extremes, such as the pusher test, where every button is pushed 5000 times or the 16.5g ball bearing that is dropped onto every crystal watch glass three times from a height of half a metre.
Not only are the range of Elliot Brown Watches strong, durable and rigorously tested, they are also smart and stylish, and with the ability to interchange the leather, canvas, webbing and metal straps, each watch can have many looks and fit many different situations. To see the full range of Elliot Brown Watches including the Bloxworth and for more information on the conception, manufacturing and testing process at Elliot Brown, take a look at their official website.
I will also be following up the first review I carried out, later this year with a 6 month review and will be letting you all know how the Bloxworth is coping with everyday abuse in the workplace, homelife and regular Surf and Paddleboard sessions. Let us know if the Elliot Brown ultimate testing rituals give you faith in their watches and do any of our followers have an Elliot Brown watch gracing their wrist?