When you move higher up in the vintage world, every little detail is scrutinised and it gets incredibly academic. I’m taking vintage Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe and the likes. On the other end of the spectrum, you get watches like this- no name brands that are excellent value and a lot of fun to collect.
I will be the first to admit, I have not a clue about Lordial as a brand, perhaps just one of the many hundreds of Swiss micro brands that existed back in the day. But what got me so attracted to this watch was the design of it all. Housed in a 40mm case, it is largely made of the huge bakelite bezel that is reminiscent of those old Blancpains. The dial is silver with triangular luminous markers and huge broadarrow hands. Overall it is a seriously fun diver with lots of appeal and sometimes its nice to take the academic hat off and just enjoy the good looks of a vintage watch.