Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel Watch

Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel Watch

Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel Watch   watch releases

Let me share with you a few of the words that Graham uses to describe its newer Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel watch collection. The name itself is long enough as it is. Let’s see here, according to our friends at the British Masters this watch is “chic, gutsy, dogged, classy, undaunted, a milestone, magnetic, skilled, extra sensitive, faithful, and a backslider.” Wow, that sounds like rock band made up of a KGB spy, an ex dictator turned psychologist, Alexander the Great, and a criminal who was formerly an arch bishop. I had to look up “backslider” by the way. No, it isn’t a cool way of falling down the stairs. Apparently it is a religious term for a “saved” person who has fallen into sinned. Oh Graham, you dogged backslider you.

Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel Watch   watch releases

Ignoring the thesaurus-derived spew we can focus on the watches themselves. The design is a bit of a hybrid between some of what Graham has offered in the past. Mainly its famous Chronofighter and GMT watches. When I first learned about Graham watches a long while ago I thought to myself, “cool, but would anyone actually wear these?” Well the answer is yes, people actually wear them. I am pleased to report that I have spotted a fair number of their timepieces on wrists out in the wild – crazy pushers and all.

Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel Watch   watch releases

What Graham has going for themselves is a certain sense of boyish charm. These high-end watches are a bit larger than life. They don’t take themselves too seriously and are the grown-up equivalent of carrying around a giant Nerf gun to make yourself feel more bad-ass. I still think Nerf guns are pretty cool – which makes for some difficult moments when I ‘accidentally’ stroll through the toy section at Target.

Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel Watch   watch releases

With a few different dial options available, these steel-cased watches are 47mm wide (not counting the crown and pusher) and come in rubber straps. I like that the cases are mostly polished. The color schemes are all rather cool – though I think the version with British racing green will be the hardest to move outside of England. I am a bit partial to the blue and gold version myself. Classy isn’t it? Yes, that is one of the adjectives above!

Graham Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel Watch   watch releases

Inside of the watches is Graham’s G1733 automatic movement. This is probably a caliber from Dubois-Depraz. It has a big-date indicator, 30 minute chronograph, and a super-sized GMT hand. I actually like the big ol’ GMT hand the more I look at it. More and more these days I like GMT chronograph watches as I find them useful for travel. Though I tend to prefer those with full 12 hour registers. Gee, even the “GMT” label on the dial is massive.

In addition to the rubber strap is an alligator strap option which should prove really nice. As far as Graham watches go, this is a pretty darn nice one if you want to experiment with a large-sized watch that will call attention to yourself. Price for the Chronofighter Oversize GMT Black Steel watch is likely to be in the $8,000 -$11,000 range.

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9 comments
CG
CG

desmodromic adjustment seems like a given... ala 1975 updated From Russia With Love bad submarine clone. 

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

I actually see Graham in the wold ariound here more often than you'd think. Wierd, but people seem to like them. I do enjoy that Graham has found a design niche that can be spotted at a distance, I think it's important for a brand to have an identity like that.

I love my GMT watches for travelling as well, only 90% of my travel is business related, and this watch won;t work with a suit. Well, maybe a bathing suit, but when I travel for pleasure, I couldn't care less abouit what time it is somewhere else.

DG Cayse
DG Cayse

Quite thoughtful to provide a butane lighter on a wristwatch.

Or is that s seltzer spritzer?

GeoffBot
GeoffBot

I'm 27 and I also like nerf guns - I was given a Nite Finder as a secret santa present last year in the office. 

 

But I don't like these watches.  Not one bit.

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

I quite like the blue and gold combo.  Just can't imagine wearing something with such a huge crown lock/protector. 

JohnnyJohnnyJohnny
JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

Image if everything were so redundant. Pamela "Big Tits" Anderson. Lamborghini "Fast Car" Guillardo. Al "Racist Fuck" Sharpton. John "Thinks he's funny" Biggs.

Eric S
Eric S

As an owner of a GMT chronograph from Omega, I love the usefulness when traveling around the world. And I have to admit the more I see and read about Graham, the more I am intrigued. Have even heard that the "appendage" on the left side is barely noticeable on the wrist. However, like Nathan says, I am not sure what the point of adding "oversize" to the dial is. Anyway, the one with the black and silver bezel looks very cool indeed. Bottom line, though, I still couldn't imagine wearing one of these in public. My two yen. 

NathanVincent
NathanVincent

I gotta wonder how necessary it is to write 'oversize' on a big-ass watch. Seems redundant.

DG Cayse
DG Cayse

 @CG Spot on with observation. That's where I remember seeing these form factor - "ex- Russian army" field watches back in the 80's that were hitting the market.

 

I think they had that gadget on the side to open wodka bottles and ammo tins.