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UNDONE Introduces Basecamp 2.0 Watch Including New Cali Dial Option

UNDONE Introduces Basecamp 2.0 Watch Including New Cali Dial Option Watch Releases

To celebrate its 5th anniversary, Hong Kong-based UNDONE has launched an upgraded Basecamp watch model along with an exciting new California-style dial option. The original UNDONE Basecamp model was introduced earlier in 2019 as both an exciting entry-level mechanical timepiece (full aBlogtoWatch review here), as well as an homage to classic Rolex explorer’s watches. The Basecamp 2.0 introduces both upgrades alongside additional new styles, each of which can be customized via the UNDONE website when ordering.

UNDONE Introduces Basecamp 2.0 Watch Including New Cali Dial Option Watch Releases

UNDONE Introduces Basecamp 2.0 Watch Including New Cali Dial Option Watch Releases

UNDONE listened to customer feedback about the well-received Basecamp watch models and has upgraded the Basecamp 2.0 to be even more durable and resilient over time. The Basecamp 2.0 maintains the same 316L steel case dimensions and case color options but now delivers 100 meters (versus 50 meters) of water resistance. The second major upgrade is the use of K1 mineral material for the bezel insert (as opposed to plexiglass). This upgrade should offer increased watch case durability and scratch resistance.

Even though the Basecamp 2.0 continues to be inspired by the look and feel of vintage sport watches, UNDONE created it as a thoroughly modern timepiece for today’s watch-lovers who never had an opportunity to wear the “originals,” most of which were produced over 50 years ago.

UNDONE Introduces Basecamp 2.0 Watch Including New Cali Dial Option Watch Releases

UNDONE Introduces Basecamp 2.0 Watch Including New Cali Dial Option Watch Releases

Also new for the Basecamp 2.0 watches is a selection of new bezel and matching dial color options. UNDONE now offers the Basecamp bezel color in black, blue, and green. Undone continues to offer both graduated (with markers) and uni-marker (with just one indicator at the 60-minute marker) rotating bezel options for the Basecamp. Using the UNDONE customizer, users have the ability to mix and match cases, bezels, dials, and straps for the ideal Basecamp cool. Watch enthusiasts can also choose from a selection of pre-configured Basecamp 2.0 watches specially curated by UNDONE.

UNDONE Introduces Basecamp 2.0 Watch Including New Cali Dial Option Watch Releases

UNDONE Introduces Basecamp 2.0 Watch Including New Cali Dial Option Watch Releases

Responding to popular demand, the Basecamp now offers a California-style dial which includes half Roman numeral and half Arabic hour markers. Vintage California-style dial watches originated from Rolex and Panerai, with modern variants on the quirky cult favorite being relatively uncommon. For the Basecamp Cali models, UNDONE chose to pair the distinctive hour marker design with a textured dial that helps increase the visual interest and overall value proposition of the watches. UNDONE is very proud to finally offer the Basecamp Cali as a supplement to the larger Basecamp product family.

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UNDONE Introduces Basecamp 2.0 Watch Including New Cali Dial Option Watch Releases

The UNDONE Basecamp Cali will debut with an olive green or ebony black dial, available with thematically appropriate 20mm-wide strap options. To explore the Undone Basecamp 2.0, Basecamp Cali and other UNDONE watches, please visit the freshly upgraded and redesigned website. Price for the Undone Basecamp 2.0 watches begins at just $315 USD. Learn more, customize, or order at the Undone website here.

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  • SuperStrapper

    That California dial makes the watch look like a satire of watches. If Moser isn’t allowed the Icons watch why is that allowed.

  • Jared

    an Undone sponsored post on the same day as a Done sponsored post…I hope those two brands are owned by the same people or this is super awkward

    • Berndt Norten

      Newton’s Third Law?!

      • egznyc

        Maybe it’s Kepler’s Third Law? Or Murphy’s Law?

        • Berndt Norten

          You and your lifestyle choices!

  • Raymond Wilkie

    First of all , can we stop saying “Ooooh it’s got an orange hour hand and Mercedes hands just like a Rolex explorer ” to try and falsely elevate it’s quality, so what? it’s hardly a ” Homage “, boy, do I hate that word. One is cheap ( I’ve worn cheap all my life so I’m not knocking it ) and one will set you back $8,000 ( approx.). There is zero comparison. Can we call the ” California-style dial ” a nod to early Rolex bubble-backs and Panerai watches. Talking of which the mix of Arabic and Roman annoys me. I wondered why it came about. ” In the 1970s, when the vintage watch boom started, a LA based dial refinisher, Kirk Rich, did some dials with this design. They became popular & many vintage watch stores in California sent their dials to Kirk. So dealers in the rest of the US & the rest of the world began to call them the ‘California’ dial.”…You learn something new everyday.
    Is this still 44mm?
    Never liked the Nato strap, never will.

  • Mikita

    46mm…such a shame….at 66mm , I’m in

    • Agnar Sidhu

      At 66 it probably fit my leg ?

      • Mikita

        Or two! 🙂

  • Swiss_Cheese

    The customisation option is interesting, of course being 12 at heart I immediately attempted to make the most hideous one. It also turns out their initials option accepts emoji characters, I’m tempted to buy it just to see if they would print one on the dial.

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    • Mikita

      I’ve always wondered why those emojis vomit with some green color? Spinach?

    • cluedog12

      Dear Swiss_Cheese:

      We regret to inform you that Les Cabinotiers d’Undone cannot accept your commission at this time. We invite you to discover our large selection of ready-to-wear models, available for order online at http://www.undone.com. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

      Insincerely yours,

      cluedog12

  • Mikita

    So what’s the difference between the older “Kampswimmer” dial and the newer “California” dial?

  • Independent_George

    What do you need, what do you love
    When you buy Undone?

    • Jeffwb65

      Nice riff on my favorite Duran Duran song. Lol.

  • The watches would not be bad.
    But how much they need a nice solid stainless steel bracelet…

  • H.S.M.

    I want to like this brand and what they are doing, but somehow I just don’t feel like it.
    It’s like going into a restaurant which is trying to make up for the fact them being mediocre with having a 20 pages long menu.
    The place is nice, the food is OK, but you know you could have gotten something better next door for a bit more.
    Also, the Today’s Specials are always gone by the time you get there.

  • John Winnard

    This is great looking base watch from which to build an even better look. An awesome service.

  • cluedog12

    These looking good, my friends. It’s hard to beat Undone in $300 USD mass market price point. Slight niggle: The 100 m = 330 ft text is extraneous. Just because it’s there on the expensive watch doesn’t mean it actually looks good.

  • egznyc

    You know, I’ve wanted to like this brand but nothing quite felt compelling enough. This one is kind of intriguing (okay, get out your pitchforks …) IMO. Not a bad look at all. But I do wish they offered sapphire crystals as an option; I’d pay more for that.

    And what is with these bezels with nothing but a single triangle marker? They’re not the first brand to do this – but it just doesn’t make for a useful tool, no matter how edgy and youthful it might pretend to be.

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