I’ve appreciated the Elemental watch from England based Linde Werdelin for a while. I still don’t understand the “Biformeter” name on the watch, but it sounds cool enough. The watches were always nice looking, very rugged, and techie looking timepieces better suited to James Bond style excursions rather than lumberjack journeys.

The newest Elemental is the “Hard Black” and shares most of its features with the previous Linde Werdelin Elemental watches save for the new case material. Getting on the DLC bandwagon (that I predicted would occur) with other fine watch brands, Linde Werdelin likes what DLC can offer. Again, DLC stands for “diamond like carbon” and is a coating on metal that makes it crazy hard, and crazy scratch resistant. This might explain why this new watch is called “Hard Black.” The nature of DLC makes for a glossy black/dark gray colored case which is increasingly refined in its look. The earliest DLC watches found a home on Japanese watches such as Casio (the MR-G). These were excellent G-Shock type watches, but sometimes the DLC coating was a bit too glossy for my tastes. The newer iterations of DLC are getting better and better.

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You don’t need much convincing that the Elemental watch is relatively bad-ass looking without being over the top. It is equally a man’s watch, as it is an activity watch. If you really like, you can get a Linde Werdelin Land Instrument or Sea Instrument which attaches right over the watch (those are really cool, read about them on my site if you do a search for Linde Werdelin). Inside is a high-grade ETA 2892-2 with a custom rotor for Linde Werdelin. Size is impressive at 46mm wide. The watch is available on a rubber strap or DLC coated metal bracelet. Oh, the Linde Werdelin is rated to dive to 300 meters. Price is almost 3000 English Pounds, so start saving up! If you are unsure, Linde Werdelin offers a 5 day trial on their products to enjoy at home while you make your decision.

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