Field Reports

IN THE FIELD WITH BERTUCCI®

In The Field… below is a sampling of testimonials we have received from our customers.

BERTUCCI® A-2T ORIGINAL FIELD WATCH

The Bertucci Field Watch may very well be the last watch you will ever need to buy, ever! I can say without a doubt that this is the best watch I have ever owned and I have owned a lot of watches.

I have spent countless dollars on watches, some because they are cool looking and some because they claimed to be indestructible and many others because they do all sorts of THINGS. Well, to be honest, you need a watch to do one thing first and foremost and that is to tell time without needing a battery every 10 minutes and not having to read a 1,498 page owners manual. I am not saying multifunction watches don’t serve a purpose I am just saying for me I just want to know what time it is!

I bought my Bertucci years ago. I had never heard of them, but I needed a watch and there was one in front of me for sale in my local gear shop. The gentleman behind the counter said that they made a “damn fine watch” and he was right. I bought both mine and my wife’s in 2005-2006 time frame and man have I beat this thing up! I have taken this watch around the world multiple times and gone through quite a few bands and its still ticking and what’s more is that the lens does not show the abuse. I use the nylon band and I don’t think you can wear one out but they do tend to stink after sweeting on them all summer. The bands are easily replaced and inexpensive.

So here is where I will go into all the features of this watch that mattered to me over the past few years.

It’s Titanium, it has a light, it’s water proof, it tells time, the battery last FOREVER, it won’t break…

Any questions?

That is it. Seriously, I don’t know what else to tell you!

 

Fireman torture tests watch in a lake…

Hello,
Just a quick not to tell you how much I love my A-4T illuminated watch. Unfortunately while putting in our boat lift and dock in the water my watch fell out of a pair of shoes on the dock and ended up in the lake. We were unable to find it that day however the next day, 16 hours later while our friends were sitting on the dock and just happened to glance over into the water. Noticed its shiny band buckles and retrieved it out of the lake bottom. It had been in the water at the bottom of the lake for just over 16 hours. Lake temp. was 53 degrees. The watch never missed a second of time and still looks, operates as the day I bought it from you! Again I love this watch.

As a firefighter/paramedic I rely on its precision and illumination on a daily basis and recommend it to everyone!

Thanks again for your great watches.
Tom

 

Craftsman appreciates Craftsmanship…

I am overly thrilled over my new watch I received today. It’s everything I knew it would be and more. I normally don’t get excited about a lot but your creation is an exception. This watch is superb in everything a construction worker like me could ask for. And I know it will hold up, Because your name is on it.

I know a lot of pride went into making this timepiece and I just want you to know that I am very filled with pride myself at being able to own this hoss of a watch. And I want to thank each of you for your craftsmanship you have in making these excellent timepieces. Because to me, a Bertucci watch is more than a gift of utility,… It’s an heirloom.
James G.

 

A-4T helps guy meet girl

Gentlemen-
I kid you not, the signature style of my A-4T helped win my new trophy girlfriend. She says my watch shows I’m not some Rolex, Breitling or Tag-sporting poseur; I’m a player, not a spectator. Now I should up my game to keep her.
Carl H.

 

Singularity of purpose is smart…

Rugged as can be. Won’t scrape off your arm. No alarm, no date, not digital. Just tells time. If you want more, play with your damn cell phone.

 

Part of gear for firefighter

I’m a career Firefighter and have owned an A2T for 5 years; it’s been my watch of choice while on duty. My watch has weathered tough conditions; the worst of which has been Technical Rescue. It’s comfortable enough that I can wear it for a 24 hour shift, but more importantly, it wears well when things get dirty and the construction makes cleaning easy. The watch case and band are still in great condition. The case design with raised bezel does a great job protecting the crystal, titanium is a great weight for comfort, and overall construction, with built in strap lugs, provide rugged quality. As a bit of a “watch nut”, who prefers field watches, I can say that Bertucci is one of the best quality and competitively priced watches I’ve seen.

I’m now looking to purchase another for my off duty excursions in something other than Black on Black.

 

F-18E Super Hornet

I thought you might enjoy this picture of my new A-4T Yankee at my preferred office – an F-18E Super Hornet over the Sierras.

Frank Lloyd Wright type… “modern classic/perfect time piece”

I am a regular backpacker, kayaker, and outdoor adventurer. The watch does it all. No fancy functions, just time/date, but brilliantly executed. I am also an architect and the design and construction of this Bertucci is impeccable. Rugged and lightweight, the Bertucci A2-T is a subtle modern classic. Nothing more, nothing less… The perfect timepiece? Maybe!

Hi, My name is Matt and I wanted to take a few minutes and tell you how amazing I think your watch is.

I had been looking around for a field watch for a while and stumbled onto your site. After checking out all the watches you make, I liked the A-2T original classic (12122). I started searching for reviews… but let me be the first to say, there is no review that can substitute for actually getting the watch checking it out first hand! Best move I ever made. I work as an HVAC tech and my watches normally get punished. I come into contact with brick, dirt, water, and large temperature swings almost daily. This watch performs unlike any other analog field watch I have ever had! I takes the abuse like a slap on the wrist. This alone was enough to re-assure me that this watch was built to a higher standard. The overall quality and craftsmanship of the watch is second to none. That quality along with a screw down crown and case back gives enough of a water resistance, 100M, to handle all I can throw at it. Since I have purchased this watch, it stays on my wrist 23 hours and 50 minutes a day. The only time it comes off is when I shower (which don’t mistake this for a weakness, I kept this watch on 24-7 for the first two weeks with absolutely no problem). This watch is also one of the most accurate I have ever owned. It is more accurate than several of my high end watches. I set it the day I got it to the atomic clock in Colorado and it has neither gained nor lost a second…NOT ONE! It is just another reason why I love this watch, and the quality of this watch.

With all of this said, I just wanted to say Thank You for making a quality product that has become my favorite watch I have ever owned. I look forward to purchasing another if this watch ever bites the dust (which looking at what this watch has gone through and hasn’t missed a beat, will be never!)

 

Spett. Enzo, Volevo rigraziarti… per questo orologio. E’ buonissmo!

Hey, Enzo. I wanted to congratulate you on a job well done. Your watches really are made with quality–something rare these days. I bought a Bertucci A-2T just over one year ago, in 2009. I have not lost it. I have not cracked its mineral glass face. It remains attached to my wrist. I am quite surprised at how resilient this watch has been, as I tend to give most products (that I wear) a thorough beating. I took the watch with me to many distant lands, Italy, Sicily, Minnesota. Now the watch lives with me in Portland, Oregon, where I live. And sometimes breathe. When I remember to. I am an artist, and I do technical writing to make a living. I’ve written many product manuals for many devices. However, I have to admire the simplicity and integrity of the Bertucci watches, their packaging in recyclable materials, and the promise of quality. Furthermore, as I writer, I recognize, that in the end, no one reads what I write unless something goes wrong. I am the exception. I read your manual. Most importantly, however, I bear your watch. I will always have respect for a well-made thing. Craftsmanship is as rare as is compassion.
Be well, M.

Impressed with quality and precision

I ordered and received my Bertucci A-3T Vintage 42, with sweep second hand, almost nine months ago. I have to say, I continue to be impressed with the quality of this watch. I set the time to the U.S. Naval Observatory clock and left it alone. With the time change this weekend, I reconnected to the Naval Observatory clock to reset the time on my watch.To my great surprise and satisfaction, I discovered the watch had lost about four seconds since the time was set nine months ago. I couldn’t ask for better quality, or precision, from a time piece.
Thank you for a truly high quality product.

 


Peace Corps worker in West Africa…

Want to send a sincere thank you for your top-notch quality line of watches. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, I invested in several items before beginning my service to the people of Senegal back in September of 2008. To date, the watch is the only remaining item intact. The watch never leaves my body and has to this point been the best thing going for me. Even after using other military-style watches while in the Marines for four years, this out lasts the rest. For the money, this line of watches is the best investment.

Thank you, Kevin W, Senegal

Look is classic… may buy more than one

I am so pleased with this purchase. I have been searching for a quality watch in this price range forever. I am very hard on watches, and this one passes the test with flying colors. You do not even feel it on your wrist, because it’s made out of titanium. The look is classic, and I get a ton of compliments. I may buy a couple more just to have, in case someday it does break.

Navy SEAL in combat in Iraq… Bertucci watch saves wrist and hand

I wanted to thank your company for making such a wonderful product. I am a U.S. Navy SEAL and while recently in Iraq my team was in a firefight when I felt a sharp pain in my left wrist. I had figured that I was hit and was able to take cover. While behind a wall I noticed a bullet hole in my right shirt sleeve. I immediately opened my sleeve and not being able to flex my wrist properly feared the worst. As soon as I was able to look at my wrist I noticed that my Bertucci model 12011 had been hit by the bullet and was of course destroyed. The medic removed the watch and checked my wrist for damage. He bandaged my wrist and after the mission I had it x-rayed to find that the watch absorbed the brunt of the impact and that my wrist was badly bruised with no broken bones and minor nicks and cuts. Although I do not recommend that a watch be used as armor against 9mm bullets I must say that if it were not for the craftsmanship and great materials that you use in the manufacture of your watches I would more than likely lost the use of my left hand. I would like you to please let your craftsmen and everyone involved in the manufacture of your watches know that their dedication to provide the best watches that they can has saved my left hand and wrist from severe damage. Although the watch is now a piece of mangled mess it is one of the best pieces of equipment that I could have depended my life on and I will surely miss the watch.
Sincerely thankful, Chris T.

From Russia with love

I want to say thank your company for what you produce such a wonderful watch. My wife and I for years prefer your company. You make a very high quality watches, best in the world. Your watch – a work of art. Thank you very much for that. I will be buying in the future is your brand of watches. I would like to ask your company a small souvenir from you for a long memory. I was very grateful to you and I am glad to receive from you a small gift. Thank you that you are. All you good, and I wish you prosperity.
Goodbye
Igor K, Russia

Australian Jacques Cousteau

I do lots of marine field work (fishing and tagging of large animals), bushwalking, kayaking, and other sports. I find this watch great. Very light, easy to read, and takes a beating. One of the best features is the fact there are no spring loaded pins holding the strap to the watch body. The watch body is one piece with slits in either side, so the single nylon band strap slides behind it. If I’m hanging over the side of a boat, I don’t need to worry about knocking it, breaking a thin pin, and losing my watch in the ocean (as my friends have done with other watches). I’ve beaten on the Bertucci for about 18 months. The paint has scraped off the buckle clasp on it as others have commented. So what. It’s under your wrist and it’s advertised as a field watch.
Ronbo, Australia

 

Average guy wants style and durability

I bought a Bertucci A-2T Original Classics watch about a year ago, and I just wanted to say that it has been the most reliable watch I have had. I really like the style as well, and have received many compliments about it. I will definitely choose Bertucci again for my next watch because of the looks, reliability, and durability.

The watch that refuses to die…

Received one of these as a gift approx 6 years ago and absolutely love it still. Since then I’ve purchased one for each of my two 20-something sons. If you are an active outdoors person, you will appreciate this sturdy, dependable, well-designed watch. Worn daily in all types of extreme weather and humidity conditions. Definitely 5-star construction and quality. Highly recommended.

 

Where have you been all my life?

If you are looking for some foo foo watch that looks like with your French cuffed shirt and match your cuff links… LEAVE THIS WATCH TO FOLKS THAT NEED THE TOOL THAT THIS WATCH IS. All joking aside, for the money you will not find a better timepiece. I recently purchased the LL Bean Classic Field watch, well two days later UPS was picking it up to be returned and delivering the new Bertucci A-2T Ti. NO REGRETS, for looks to fit and finish, this is a real winner.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member… Hell yeah!!!!

 

Wife writes review as husband works all the time…

Shipping and receiving keeps his hands in constant motion, and means any bulk on his wrist just puts his hand at risk. He needs the date as well as seconds, and highly visible hands that won’t ‘fade’. He has lost too many expensive watches because the band ‘spring bars’ broke, or caused too much frustration trying to replace them. This Bertucci A-2T solves all these issues and is designed beautifully, for round-the-clock wearing. Thank you!
Bonnie M.

 

Bertucci wins over father in law

Clarity matters; especially for my active 97 year old father-in-law. He has worn a gold watch with gold hands for many years. Over the winter, I removed my Bertucci A2T and strapped it to his arm. He wore both watches ‘to decide’ if he likes it. He does. Thank you.
Peter B.

 

Non profit builder relies on his Bertucci

My name is Andrew. I am the director of a non-profit organization that builds schools and houses in third-world countries. I have been using a Bertucci watch as my number one way of keeping track of time and date during our trips abroad for the last 4 years, and I was wondering if Bertucci would be willing to donate another field watch for our projects.

If possible, I love the A-2T model in matte titanium, black face, and sapphire glass, as i feel it holds up superbly in the field and on job sites, and again, if possible, could you pair it with the DX3 nylon band in black. Please let me know if this is possible. I will gladly write a tax deductible donation receipt and would willingly submit a review of the watch. Again, you have a very happy customer, and I am thankful for any help you may offer.

Blessings, Andrew

 

Australian field validation guy… knows the good stuff

Australia, I have owned my Bertucci watch for five or six years now. It’s been knocked about in the field I am shocked that it has never had a problem. You guys are selling one hell of a product!

Thank you

 

Durable watch for durable guy

In May of 2009, while visiting Dallas, I purchased a D-1T watch. I lived in Juneau, Alaska at the time. Similar to nature I abhor change (and jewelry) so I made this my only watch. I have worn it hiking; dunked it in saltwater; jarred while constructing bear-proof outbuildings, and battled harsh winter weather without this timepiece even losing minutes between required time changes. This has been the best watch I’ve owned, hands down. Now living in Oklahoma and operating a small farm, it keeps going–rather unblemished considering the mud and dust around here. I am so impressed by the quality and workmanship evident in my watch that I have recommended Bertucci to friends and colleagues. This note comes from someone who doesn’t normally write about such things but I just had to give the makers cudos for the great work.

Sincerely,
Andrew J. H.

 

Quality, durability and value for the money

Wanted to tell ya’ll how much I have enjoyed my watch! For the money, I have never had a better quality time piece that holds up to so much hard use. It’s just what I needed.
Andy B.

 

First response demands performance

Enzo, I wanted to let you know that as a firefighter paramedic in south Alabama I put my A-2T to the test daily. It has proven to be one of my most accurate and dependable pieces of equipment on a scene; especially medical ones. It has remained steadily consistent through extreme heat, copious amounts of water, grime and “stuff” of just about everything imaginable as well as extremely rough handling. I never take, my Bertucci off. Every watch prior to this one has had an average life span of a year: at best. My A-2T has been going strong since 2006! I won’t wear any other type of watch. Thank you for this fantastic product! Please keep up the good work.
Tory A.

 

Military personnel

Hi Enzo, I purchased my watch before pre-deployment training. It looked rugged, functional and capable. Now after being in theatre overseas, I have found that the watch has lived up to its looks. I am a bit of a watch collector, and I envision more Bertucci watches in my collection in the future. Cheers,
Andrew C.

 

Motorcycle rider wrist is saved by Bertucci watch

Just wanted to write with a testimonial of your watch. I crashed my motorcycle today at 65 on the freeway and your watch saved my wrist and took a giant impact. I am amazed at how well the watch held up. I must admit of all my gear I was wearing including the motorcycle itself, the watch survived the impact the most intact. I am supremely impressed with your product and the extreme durability of it.
Travis R.

 

Rough guy breaks all others… but not his Bertucci

I have been wearing a Bertucci watch for a long time. My A-1S is the most comfortable watch I have ever owned. The band lets my skin breath easily which is great when you have skin problems like I do. The band doesn’t get caught on my arm hairs either, this adds to the comfort. It keeps great time; I check it against the atomic clock at my desk every day, in the last 5-6 months it has gained only 2 seconds. That is amazing. I am very hard on watches; I have broken and ruined many. With other watches I have snagged them on things and lost them altogether due to the pin design so common today. Bertucci’s solid pin design is smart. I have broken the crown off other field watches by getting it caught on clothing. I have completely smashed the crystal on many; mineral glass, sapphire, glass and plastic are no match for my clumsiness. They got the design on this watch right when they raised the rim of the bezel around the crystal high enough to protect it. Seems like common sense but I have never seen another watch like it. The quality of the band surpasses any other watch band. If I happen to get my hands on another band it won’t be because my watch needs a replacement it will just be out of vanity so that I can have another color. So, after over a year of wear, no scratches on the crystal, no sweaty rash under the band, no damage to the bezel, crown or anything else. I even took a photo of my watch just to prove how great this thing is holding up. My other watches are actually gathering dust. I’d recommend Bertucci watches to all of my friends; in fact if you ask them, you would find that with many of them I already have. Sincerely,
Matthew in Colorado

 

Incredible doctor without borders

I currently own the Black A-2T Vintage Bertucci. To give you a bit of history about your product that I have, I purchased it days prior before going overseas. I am a member of the medical humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres, aka Doctors Without Borders. I recently returned from a surgical project in Northern Sri Lanka for the last 9 months. Having read strong reports on your watch’s durability (and your testimonials), and already quite fond of the traditional field watch look, I purchased your watch last minute before going overseas. In all honesty, I also brought along a Brand X watch. Your watch quickly lived up to its reputation of ruggedness when the conditions we were exposed to and made short work of my Brand X’s band, and the Bertucci was my sole watch for my project’s duration. On one particular occasion, I had the infrequent opportunity to take holiday at a local beach and go SCUBA diving. While I’m aware of the watch’s 100 m WR, I refuse to dive without a watch and risked it (despite the fact that this is exactly what killed another watch I owned years ago). Like everything else that this watch was exposed to, be it sun, sweat, heat, dirt, insect repellent, scrapes and bangs, it performed flawlessly on the dive.

Since completion of my assignment in Sri Lanka, this watch has accompanied me throughout Europe (3 times), the Maldives, and Africa. If I so choose to bring an additional watch along on lengthy excursions, I have learned to also bring this one, as backup. If you work in developing and/or unstable locations, you learn quickly that the last thing you need is a shiny watch to stand out even more then you already do. However, being a watch enthusiast, I can appreciate the craftsmanship and vintage design that show through the subtle black coating. Originally I looked forward to returning home and purchasing a new watch to mark the occasion (after all, it was a bit hard to choose the black over your stainless models, lol.) However, I have grown quite fond of this reliable workhorse. The minor scratches the bezel acquired over this last year are reminders of my experience. To me, these imperfections have added to the watch’s character, the way I hope this last year’s have added to its owner’s.

 

Greetings from Australia.

I was looking at your website and found the section asking for a report on how the watch is performing (chaired by Enzo your sexy looking fox terrier). I work as a National Park ranger in far north Queensland, Australia. It a hot tropical environment, and all my past watches have become quickly damaged because of the nature of my work activities. I bought this watch over 2 x years ago now, it is on its second battery and it has not been damaged in any way at all. It is quite simply the best watch I have owned to date, and I’ve been through a whole string of work watches over the years. The robust design of this A-2T is an absolute winner, because of the recessed and flat glass surface there are NO scratches on it at all (this is something that had always quickly got damaged on all my precious watches). Also the solid shoulders on the watch is something that always eventually gave way on other watches as well. Even the design and construction of the nylon watch-band is really impressive. The band is durable and also comfortable and is easily washed when it gets dirty.

Apart from the durable design of this watch, it also looks great with the bold numbering and black face. It’s also easy to read at a glance, without needing to dig out the reading glasses. Anyhow I have to let you know that I really enjoy owning this watch. I find it is a rare thing to feel a pride of ownership towards a consumer item now-a-days, but this watch is one of my most valued possessions. I wear it everywhere. Even to weddings and formal social events. When (or if) it eventually wears out, I’ll be back to buy another one for sure. (I have even chosen my next Bertucci watch from your great website). Anyhow, I hope you stay in Business for years to come, and that you make truck-loads of money from selling your great product. You deserve it. Cheers for now,
John D

 

Multi purpose American guy in Idaho…

Hey Enzo! I am George! I am writing to thank you for the great Bertucci watch that i have. I have it for over 2 years. I can say that this is for sure the watch that lasted me the longest. I never had a watch that lasted me longer that 6 months. I do a lot of hunting, fishing, hiking, rafting and construction work. The watch works great for me even after 2 years. I had to change the battery a couple of weeks ago. That is all. I am thinking of buying a new one. While i was working today I looked at my watch and decided to thank you for what I got from you.
Have a great day and good luck with the sales!
George S, Idaho

ID# 3624 October 30, 2017

I am so pleased with this purchase. I have been searching for a quality watch in this price range forever. I am very hard on watches, and this one passes the test with flying colors. You do not even feel it on your wrist, because it’s made out of titanium. The look is classic, and […]

ID# 3624
October 30, 2017
ID# 3623 October 30, 2017 George S Idaho

Hey Enzo! I am George! I am writing to thank you for the great Bertucci watch that i have. I have it for over 2 years. I can say that this is for sure the watch that lasted me the longest. I never had a watch that lasted me longer that 6 months. I do […]

ID# 3623
October 30, 2017
George S
Idaho
ID# 3622 October 30, 2017 Chris T. Texas, USA

I wanted to thank your company for making such a wonderful product. I am a U.S. Navy SEAL and while recently in Iraq my team was in a firefight when I felt a sharp pain in my left wrist. I had figured that I was hit and was able to take cover. While behind a […]

ID# 3622
October 30, 2017
Chris T.
Texas, USA
ID# 3621 October 30, 2017

I bought a Bertucci A-2T Original Classics watch about a year ago, and I just wanted to say that it has been the most reliable watch I have had. I really like the style as well, and have received many compliments about it. I will definitely choose Bertucci again for my next watch because of […]

ID# 3621
October 30, 2017
ID# 3620 October 30, 2017 Ronbo Australia

I do lots of marine field work (fishing and tagging of large animals), bushwalking, kayaking, and other sports. I find this watch great. Very light, easy to read, and takes a beating. One of the best features is the fact there are no spring loaded pins holding the strap to the watch body. The watch […]

ID# 3620
October 30, 2017
Ronbo
Australia
ID# 3619 October 30, 2017 Igor K Russia

I want to say thank your company for what you produce such a wonderful watch. My wife and I for years prefer your company. You make a very high quality watches, best in the world. Your watch – a work of art. Thank you very much for that. I will be buying in the future […]

ID# 3619
October 30, 2017
Igor K
Russia