Just over 10-years ago I became a father and it’s the proudest moment of my life. I would be affectionately called an older dad because there’s a 42-year age gap between me and my son. Add to the mix we live in a digital age and so there is a huge generational disparity as well. One of the ways we have connected is via sport and in particular tennis. In my era tennis legends like Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe battled it out with wooden tennis racquets. However, technology has vastly improved over the years and sports equipment manufacturer Head is at the forefront. Recently, Novak Djokovic won his 9th Australian open title using the SPEED PRO, which is made of Graphene (360+ technology).
Head was originally founded in 1950 by Howard Head in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. As an avid Skier, he was astonished to see that skis were made of wood. At this time Howard Head worked as an aeronautical engineer for a company that made fuselages of aircraft from aluminium and plastic laminates. He felt this fabric would be an ideal choice for ski’s and set about designing various prototypes. Essentially this technology revolutionised the industry and over the years the business has grown exponentially. As well as being renowned for sports equipment they also make some really cool watches like the Topspin HE-003-03 Metal Blue.
Even though I am passionate about mechanical Swiss-made timepieces I am also driven by good design. The Topspin HE-003-03 Metal Blue by Head is a really stylish timepiece that is very competitively priced. For around $169 (149,00€) you are getting a lot of bang for your buck. Certainly, my first impression of this watch (when it arrived) was very positive. Features like the 316L 47mm brushed steel case and matching bracelet give this piece a touch of quality. Other nice details include a sporty multi-layered textured blue dial with black chronograph counters and date indication (located at 3 o’clock). I also really the skeletonised hour/minute hands and industrial style crown guard. Overall the composition is cohesive and the watch has an expensive appearance.
If you are looking for a really decent entry-level watch that won’t break the bank then I would highly recommend the Topspin HE-003-03 Metal Blue. This watch sits very comfortably on the wrist and didn’t feel too heavy. Therefore it would look great for both formal and casual occasions. As the timepiece is water-resistant to a depth of 50-metres it is suitable for the shower but not rigorous water sports.
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