Past, Present and Fossil Russell


Fossil Russell If you are one of those guys who secretly lust for Bell & Ross watches, but don’t have a hefty inheritance to enjoy and, besides, think there is a million better ways to use that money than spend it on overpriced, ETA based vintage rip off timepieces, (like burning it), then you’re in luck!

Fossil just released their newest model that is a quite faithful rip off the Bell & Ross trademarked (?) vintage design. What is it they are saying about stealing from thieves? Oh well, maybe I’m a bit too harsh on Bell & Ross, after all they are not the only ones milking the vintage cow, but they certainly base their entire image on those values. Heh, just realized a funny thing. What’s the difference between vintage and retro? It would appear to me that vintage is used for a period of 1940s and earlier, and retro relates to the period from 50s and up to 1990s.

Fossil Russell might be vintage in design, but it sure sports a modern, contemporary size. It measures a solid 47 mm in diameter with 22 mm lugs and the 50 meters water resistant case is in stainless steel. The crystal is mineral, naturally, and movement is unidentified Japanese quartz (Btw, why it is a secret which manufacturer produces your movements?) Perhaps the best news is the recommended retail price – 125 dollars.

Fossil Russell

Fossil Russell

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