Watch-making, for as long as we know, has had a beautifully obsessive history.
Beautiful because, c’mon, it is undeniably one of the most stunning forms of art since ancient times.
And “obsessive” because watchmakers through centuries have striven and toiled to no ends in order to come up with unique designs that reflected not only a personal statement but also the spirit of the age.
Thanks to my father who was one of the most skilled vintage watch-maker himself, I have been blessed enough to know what’s truly beautiful amongst hundreds when I see one.
And one such range belongs to a relatively lesser known brand, Heritor which has been pushing ahead in the game for quite some time now. It is a magnificent range of uniquely crafted wrist-watches that brings together a perfect balance of modern and contemporary styles adding depth and edge to a very personal look.
And today I’m going to tell you all about the Heritor watches and my personal experience with them.
Heritor Review 2019
Heritor is one brand that is continuously redefining contemporary designs to offer an array of brilliant and self-referential new designs. It mainly specializes in beautiful analogs with the company’s patented “automatic mainspring movement”.
Dating back as far as about 1773, automatic movements have been taken as an index of reliability when it came to performance and watch functions.
And, this is how Heritor earned its fame which aided the brand to make a grand entry in the world of fantastic chronometers.
All about the watches
One of the things that I really admire about this brand is that it offers up a range of simplistic yet pretty suave timepieces. The absence of any “extra” or additional components on the accessory gives it a very dignified and elegant appeal.
Some of the features that I really liked about the watches are:
- Premium quality leather wristbands for a comfortable and secure wear
- Impressive, high-quality metal finish having a substantial weight to it
- Automatic mainspring movement gets self-wound by the natural movement of the wrist
- An ideal accessory for both formal and casual looks alike
- Include an efficient water-resistant mechanism and chronometric parts
My experience with the brand
I was first introduced to the brand by one of my friends, Jeremy who was working in the watchmaking field. I currently own two watches from the brand. One of these was a gift from Jeremy on Christmas and the other one I had bought only a few months back.
Both of these watches are premium grade analogs that look classy and are quite versatile in their forms allowing you to pair them up with whatever outfit that you feel like.
The first one that I had got as a gift was the Heritor Men’s Automatic HR1102 Thomson Watch.
This is one of the most popular watches from Heritor that belongs to the “Thomson” edition of the brand. A classic analog in its entirety, the HR1102 possesses a 42 mm stainless steel casing with a thickness of 13 mm.
The dial is coupled with a stunning genuine black leather wristband with a crocodile embossed pattern that’s finished up with a buckle clasp.
And what I like the most about this watch is that the dial has an engraved sunray finish flaunting the overlapping yet neat sub-dials glamorously for the hour and seconds display. There is a 24-hour sub-dial as well at the top of the dial.
The watch comes with a sapphire-coated mineral crystal glass bezel both on its front and the rear side, providing incredible resistance against sudden impacts and scratches. It also offers a 50 m water-resistant level.
The 22 jewels’ self-winding automatic movement that powers this watch comes with 21,600 BPH, having an average accuracy of +/- 45 seconds per day. It keeps a power reserve of 32 hours, and the movement can be viewed from the watch’s rear exhibition case back.
This is one of my favorites from the brand that I think offers almost all of the things that a standard watch of the present day should have on display at this price range.
The second one that I had bought for myself is the Heritor Men’s Automatic Watch HR1503 from the “Herring” edition of the brand. The model has a stainless steel casing with a PVD rose gold finish.
The watch has a diameter of 45 mm with a thickness of 15 mm. The strap is made of authentic leather like all other models from the brand and comes with a buckle clasp.
The dial consists of a clear, easy-to-read display with 2 sub-dials, showing the day and date.
The dial also features a tiny keyhole port that lets you see the balance wheel from the “automatic self-winding movement” that powers the watch. You can view this automatic self-winding mechanism through its rear exhibition case back. And thanks to this automatic movement, the watch doesn’t require batteries to run, which is my favorite part of the watch altogether.
What could have been better?
Although the Heritor watches do perform well along with offering a wide range of beautiful designs on its watches for you, they do come with their fair share of flaws.
Firstly, although the brand does claim on employing Japanese movements, I noticed that the mechanisms belong to that of Chinese manufacturing. There’s no doubt that it performs well, but the movement can slow down in no time. This is something that I observed in my Herring edition watch which started lagging after 3 months.
However, it can be fixed and will work as good as new after a quick fix.
The price of Heritor watches is indeed a bit on the higher end which I found to be a substantial issue. For such a price range, I feel that one could easily opt for a good Citizen or Seiko that gives you an all-around attractive piece.
So this was all about Heritor watches and my personal experience using them. I hope I was able to provide you with an insight into the mechanism of these watches that should help you decide better regarding this brand.
Till next time!