Jack Turner. The Long Serving Microbrand

02/14/2022


Introduction

Founded in 1972 from humble beginnings, In Hackensack New Jersey, The Jack Turner Brand has gone on to be the global manufacturer of Swiss-Made microbrand watches, their mission has remained the same: They offer limited edition timepieces offering excellence in terms of design, craftsmanship, and value.


The Watch

So as I said in the introduction, Jack Turner makes limited-edition timepieces. And the 'EL MAGICO' is no different. With the watch, I'm reviewing number 59/150. El Magico comes with a diameter of 43mm and a thickness of just 12.4mm, this wears more like 41mm than its actual 43mm. Made from 316l Stainless Steel, featuring a tachymeter along with a nice blend of polished and brushed finishes, accompanied with two polished pushers and an engraved crown at the 3 o clock position. 

Moving on to the dial with style, featuring a blend of Navy and Light blue with orange indexes and 3 Sunburst style sub-dials.  The polished silver hour and minute hands feature, orange inserts along very orange seconds hand with anchor detailing, the dial is an eyecatcher. Protecting your stylish dial is a double domed sapphire crystal with a much-appreciated Ar coating. As Jack turner is known for using Swiss Movements in El Magico is a Ronda 5030.d Quartz movement. Which covers the 3 important bases when looking for a budget-friendly movement. Its Reliable, durable, and a quality movement with little to no maintenance required.

On the back is, a Stainless steel screw-down cased engraved with the Jack Turner logo, your water resistance of 100meters, and your limited edition number.

Final Thoughts

So I'll finish up with what you get for your $299 and what I like and don't like. In the box, you get a 24month warranty card, an additional Blue Rally strap, and of course, your 'EL MAGICO'.  A polishing cloth would have been a nice addition, as would a strap removal tool, as the stock aquatic blue strap is not quick release were as the rally strap is. Overall it's a nice watch, it looks good is very comfortable on the wrist and the Double domed Crystal looks great. But I would appreciate lume on a watch like this and perhaps even a meca-quartz movement. With that said, you get a good quality watch, from a brand with a decade of experience, making quality watches so if you are in the market for a chronograph, Check them out here


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