RSW Outland Revolving Disc Swiss ETA 2824 Automatic Black PVD Limited Edition


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A Review from A Blog To Watch:

RSW is a brand I very much like. What makes me like it more is that most people  (even hardcore watch lovers) in the US have never heard of it. It isn’t that RSW isn’t distributed in the US, just that it isn’t distributed that much. RSW stands for “Rama Swiss Watch.” I have discussed them before, just not very recently. One of the things that makes the brand different is that they have an in-house designer. This isn’t actually all that common, as many many brands have in-house brand directional people. but design is largely outsourced to specialized watch designer firms. But I digress. Many RSW watches (for both men and women) are cool and quirky. I can’t claim to love them all, but I love their modern designer twist.

One of the boutique yet clever watch makers, RSW (Rama Swiss Watches), brings forth an interesting offering; The RSW Outland Automatic. RSW, whose name and logo font remind me of the shoe store line DSW, has solidified itself among those watch makers inventing modern futurism. Most RSW watches honestly don’t make a huge amount of sense to me. It is easy to craft language applauding their unique styling and bold appearance, but I am not entirely convinced the style will be lasting. On the other hand, I certainly have to compliment RSW’s ability to intrigue me.

The Outland utilizes an idea I actually considered some time ago using revolving disks to indicate the time rather than hands. With out major modification to a standard movement, you can have rotating discs that act as digital rather than analog indicators. If the concept of digital and analog is not clear to you, the idea is that digital shows something through abstract representation, while analog “looks like what it is.” Here the abstract representation of time are the numbers that we use (1,2,3,4,….), the analog representation are the hands orientating themselves to show the time. Digital and analog have nothing to do with electronic versus mechanical movements, as I have learned is considered the difference by some people.

Due to the fact that the RSW uses discs with digital characters (the numbers) combined with their analog rotation results in what is a hybrid approach, that I have called “Digilog.” No doubt this term is trademarked elsewhere, but the idea is clear. What I like is that RSW was able to combine the attraction of an analog watch, with the legibility of a digital watch. At least in theory that is the case. To tell the time displayed on the discs where they intersect with the broad white indicator line at the lower section of the watch. The outer disc reads the hours, then middle disc reads the minutes, and the smallest inner disc with minimal markers displays the seconds.

It is hard to say what life with this watch would be like. It could well prove to be a more comfortable means of telling the time over traditional analog watch faces, or it could be just a gimmick. Regardless, it is a novel idea worth paying attention to. Surrounding the discs is a common futuristic design that RSW uses. To me it looks like what happens when Art Deco meets 1980s industrial design. So many parts of the RSW Outland Automatic watch I want to press or push, but they are not buttons; and I don’t know whether I am looking at a mini car engine or modern looking turntable. Always something interesting coming out of RSW.

Just Awesome! Super cool RSW Outland Revolving Disc Swiss Automatic Diver! Check out the extremely Rare Limited Edition Revolving Disc dial! Check out the very unique Winding Crown Bar! Complete set & Virtually unfindable except here at The Sutor House!


BRAND: RSW – Rama Swiss Watch

MODEL: Outland Revolving Disc

MOVEMENT: Automatic – Swiss ETA 2824

CASE: Black PVD Coated Stainless Steel

CROWN: Unique Pull Out Crown Bar 

SIZE: 44mm

LUGS: 30mm Fitted

DIAL: Awesome Black Dial with Revolving Disc System

BEZEL: Non rotating 

CONDITION: pre owned – Excellent!

BOXES/PAPERS:  Yes/Yes: Complete RSW Double Box set as shown in pictures – inner box shows some wear.


STRAP/BRACELET: – Original RSW black rubber dive strap with PVD Coated Stainless steel deployment buckle


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