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When I’ve taken a look at Archimede watches in the past, they’ve always presented themselves as refined watches, something that’s perhaps more suited to an office, or a night out on the town. Which isn’t to say that you couldn’t head out to the backwoods with their watches, it’s just that the styling seemed incongruent to that activity. Well, that all changes with one of their latest models, the aptly named Outdoor.

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For outdoor activities, you definitely want to have a lightweight and legible watch, and Archimede has met those criteria handily. The watch weighs in at 75g (on the strap, 125g on bracelet), and the uncluttered dial (our review sample featured the fully luminous white option) makes it a snap to read the time quickly. While the case is slightly smaller than you might expect from modern trends (it measures in at 39mm and 11.2mm thick), it is still made of stainless steel, so it will withstand the outdoor excursions, as will the standard sapphire crystal.

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Also in accordance with heading outside, the Outdoor carries a higher WR rating than I normally see on Archimede models, topping out here at 200m – more than adequate for a swim in the local lake. Helping you keep track of the time while you’re out amongst the forests and the fields, Archimede has placed a SW200 automatic movement in the case, so accuracy shouldn’t be a concern.

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