Rodania - men's shopping guide

We continue shopping! Today we will go through interesting offers from the watch brand Rodania. This company produces many collections and models of various configurations and purposes, both for men and women. We will talk about some men's collections, and we will definitely turn to women's collections in the near future. But first, traditionally, a few words about the brand itself.

The beginning of the brand dates back to 1930, and the small town of Grenchen, in the canton of Bern (Switzerland), became its birthplace. The name of the founder of the company is Hans Baumgartner. Perhaps he is from the “clan” of the very famous Baumgertners in the world of watchmaking (one of them, Felix, is a co-founder of the avant-garde top brand Urwerk), but we cannot say for sure. Be that as it may, our Hans Baumgartner was characterized by outstanding business qualities and a clear understanding of the specifics of the watch industry.

The brand developed successfully, and the war did not interfere. In the 1950s, Rodania was already a sponsor of a number of international sports competitions, and also took part in an Antarctic expedition.
An important advantage of Baumgartner was a flair for people. In 1955, he invited the young Swiss Manfred Eby, who permanently lived in Belgium, to join his team. This predetermined the future fate of the brand. Ebi acted so successfully that, having become in fact the main person of the company, he radically expanded the sales market, moved the headquarters to Brussels, led the brand through the “quartz crisis” of the 1970s without loss and passed it on to his successors (mainly also from the Ebi family) as flourishing.

Rodania - high quality watches, but affordable. They are equipped with Swiss movements, both quartz and mechanical, sapphire crystals, design in all tastes. Some collections of Rodania watches rightfully carry the Swiss Made label, as the company has retained production facilities in Switzerland. It is also worth noting that Rodania watches come with a 5-year international warranty.

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And now let's go through some characteristic collections.

For fans of watch classics

Rodania Locarno watch is a true classic, respectable, suitable for both “every day” and “going out”. It is a 40-hand watch with date, powered by a Ronda quartz movement and housed in a 50mm steel case with XNUMXm water resistance. The dials are necessarily marked with an indication of the Swiss movement and sapphire crystal. Cases of a number of models have gold IP-plating, full or partial, as well as bracelets; There are also versions on a leather strap.

A classic with a touch of avant-garde, and even mechanics!

The argument about which is better, quartz or mechanics, is fruitless. Of course, quartz watches are more accurate, they are easier to use, and other things being equal, they are cheaper. But for sophisticated connoisseurs of mechanics, the heart warms (although it is located on the wrist). Magic, really… If you are such a connoisseur, then the Rodania Verbier collection is just for you!

These are also three-handers with a date, but on a Swiss self-winding caliber, and they are marked with the iconic Swiss Made. Plus, as always, the word Sapphire. Of the more modern design features, we note an increased case diameter (42 mm) and a wide bezel. Body steel - with full or partial IP coating (gold or titanium color). Water resistance of 100 m allows you not only to swim in the watch, but also to dive in an amateur way (without scuba gear). The date window is equipped with a magnifying glass, the crown is protected. So there is also a sports component. Steel bracelets, leather straps, various dial colors - the choice is wide.

O sport!

But the Rodania Cycling collection is pure sport! And we are talking about a very specific sport here: don't be fooled by the somewhat strange name in this case (cycling = cycling) – we have a completely professional diving watch.

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The massive (45 mm) steel (with or without IP coating) cases are water resistant to 200 m - the watch is suitable for scuba diving. To match this, and all other characteristics that absolutely meet the requirements of the international diving standard ISO6425: a unidirectional bezel with a 60-minute scale, screw-down crown (fluted and protected) and caseback, luminescent hands and marks (both large), etc. d. Functionally, these models are three hands with a date (the last one is under a magnifying glass), working on a Swiss quartz movement. Glass - sapphire, Milanese weave bracelets or leather or rubber straps.

High style

The Rodania Alpine collection is addressed to people with a delicate aesthetic taste. The water resistance of steel (with or without titanium-look IP-plating or gold) 43 mm cases is 50 m, so diving in this watch is not recommended (you can only swim). But they are equipped with a calendar function, and executed very elegantly - the date and day of the week are displayed on small dial counters. Plus there is also a small dial 24-hour time format. Various colors, steel bracelets or rubber straps, sapphire crystals, and based on the Swiss ISA9238 quartz movement.


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