There are several different stories going on in this article, that include a tribute to D-Day (this Saturday, June 6, 2020) and to the heroes who fought for our freedom, as well as a watch review of the Reservoir Battlefield D-Day watch, and a little more. Reservoir is a Swiss brand located in La Chaux-de-Fonds and specializing in creating affordable, top-quality features-and-functions-oriented watches. Most reflect gauges of yesteryear — reimagined on the dials. Whether they are gauges from diver’s equipment, automobile dashboards, or others, the watches are a deft blend of precision and sporty style. Such is the case with the new Battlefield D-Day watch.
Reservoir Battlefield D-Day Watch Recalls D-Day
My Impressions of the Reservoir Battlefield D-Day Watch
One of the things I especially liked about the watch was its camouflage abilities. The dial, called Khaki sand, seemed to morph from green to taupe — changing colors in different lights and environments. At one moment it is khaki green and at another it is decidedly brown. It makes for an interesting moment of surprise each time you look at the watch on your wrist when outdoors. Another fine touch is the fact that the US Army’s star is nicely juxtaposed with Reservoir’s emblem logo — the same symbol that is engraved on the petrol cans that are found at the back of the all-terrain vehicles. You know you have a watch to be proud of wearing, especially if you are American.
What’s inside the Reservoir Battlefield D-Day Watch
A few surprises, just like D-Day
I love the fact that for a watch priced at just under $4,000 you get so much detail and so many functions. It even boasts a sapphire case back for viewing the movement. It is water resistant to 5 ATM and is sold with two interchangeable (quick-release) straps: khaki leather and NATO. Reservoir didn’t skimp on the packaging either. You would think that given the details of the watch, they could get away with a brown corrugated cardboard box, but they went in the opposite direction. The packaging is a metal box designed to emulate the ammunition boxes carried by the G.I.s during the war. It doesn’t get much better than that. A great memory to honor, a distinctive watch, cool packaging and a value-proposition price at $3,980.