TACS AVL II Rustic Brown


TACS is back with the new Rustic Brown Automatic Vintage Lens II (AVL II). This latest version of the wildly popular, camera-themed watch features rich, dark brown Horween leather strap. 
TACS Automatic Vintage Lens II Rustic Brown

I’ve reviewed the AVL II before but I’ll hit the highlights here. It is an imposing watch, measuring 47mm wide (46.6 to be precise), over 51mm long and 16mm thick. TACS puts the size to good use, imbuing every millimeter of the watch with design cues that mirror those of a single lens reflex camera. The boxy camera-body case is black and brushed stainless steel, has a strap loop crown guard, and a diamond-cut texture on the crown and bezel. 

A multi-layered fisheye sapphire crystal forms the AVL II’s camera lens, complete with a rotating focus ring. Markings on the inner ring mimic distance scales and correspond with measurements of time, but for timekeeping purposes, the red bezel pip will likely be more useful. The lens aperture affords a look at the 21-jewel Miyota 82S0 automatic within. You can get a view of its Geneva stripes and a skeletonized rotor through the display case back.
TACS Automatic Vintage Lens II Rustic Brown
You will find the TACS logo between the bottom lugs, the movement’s beat rate (“BPH 21600”) is on the right side, there is a serial number plate on the left side, and room for your own engraving too. 

The 24mm Rustic Brown strap is a thick slice of lovely Horween leather that shows a pronounced pull-up effect. It features quick release pins and a signed 22mm buckle. Its brushed and engraved stainless keeper is striking, although it makes me worry about which piece of furniture I might inadvertently scratch.

The TACS AVL II sells for $440 but if you use discount code “TimeBumVip” by June 30, you can get 30% off the new Rustic Brown AVL II or 20% off the old Vintage Brown AVL II, and 12.5% off any of the AVL II strap. 

For more information or to place your order, visit the TACS webstore. ⬩

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