Rebel Time: The Coolest Watch You’ll Buy This Year … Period

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Rebel Time: The Coolest Watch You'll Buy This Year ... Period


In an age where style is of the utmost importance, and wearing an un-buttoned blazer could get you thrown in fashion house jail, paying attention to the accessories you choose should be a top priority.

Don’t think of it as a boring chore you just have to get out of the way, and by all means, don’t ever get stressed out about picking up a few stylish accessories. If anything, they’ll compliment your daily dress code and keep you on an even keel when it comes those prying eyes.

Of course, one of and if not the most important accessory you should have at all times is a good looking watch. Not only that, if you’re planning on paying a grip for one, make sure it’s worth the hard earned cash you’re going to spend.

That said, finding the best bang for your buck is going to be a challenge, unless of course you come across a brand that specializes in crafting exceptionally designed watches and offering them at an affordable price tag.

Well … we think we’ve found one — Brooklyn, NY based Rebel Time — and you should have them on your radar like right this second.

The Look & Feel

This Definitely Isn’t Your Average Watch.

Once you get your hands on a new timepiece, it’s all about the look and feel. Sure, you might’ve gotten excited when you first laid eyes on it in the store, but nothing beats the un-boxing process at the home, or in our case, the office. The model, the Aviator Classic, takes minimal watches to a whole new level. Unlike some fairly minimalist watches that come on the heavy-side, the Aviator is relatively light. That’s a good thing, and it means it doesn’t feel like it’s weighing you down while wearing it.

And, contrary to popular belief, minimal watches don’t always need to be simplistic in nature. Rebel Time’s founders, brothers Shneur and Reuven Lakin, took that notion into account when designing the Aviator.

Hard Wearing Functionality

The Aviator was built from the ground up. Beginning with hand drawn sketches and input from Swiss watch consultants, Shneur and Reuven were guided by classic design principles and an unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Now we’ve heard all that quite a few times but here the quality is clearly evident. When you put in over fifteen months of hard work on a single watch, have a successful Kickstarter campaign, there’s only one direction to go and that’s up. And to say Rebel Time is moving full speed ahead would be an understatement. Their flagship model has all the bells and whistles we’ve become accustomed to seeing in a well crafted watch.

That’s one major reason you should pick one up.

Oh yeah, plus it looks really good paired with a checkered button down shirt.

It’s In The Details

Here’s Where The Rubber Meets The Road

Sure, we’ve seen watches before that come with a boat load of features, some of which are just unnecessary.

The Aviator sports the perfect balance of style and functionality. A 44mm Case kicks things off, and only rises slightly to 48mm in width when you add the Crown. So if you’re on the hunt for a watch at the perfect size, this is it. Power comes by way of Miyota 0S20 movement, so you can rest assured you’ll be wearing a truly reliable watch. The Dial features a Matte silver finish with recessed sub-dials, and no watch should come without scratch resistant Crystal, which the Aviator does.

The Case Back is screwed down with a laser engraved logo on stainless steel, so it’s tough as nails. Rounding out this incredible watch is a premium grade leather strap handmade in New York.

Cheat Sheet:

  1. 10ATM/100 Meter Water Resistant
  2. Rebel Time Watch
  3. Black leather band, handmade locally in NYC
  4. Watch case
  5. Tool to change bands
  6. User Manual

Eric Gardner

Definitely a connoisseur of all things interesting. Writer, creative and aspiring photographer with a passion for menswear.

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