Torgoen is one of my favorite watch brands for their blend of styling cues from other aviation watch companies, Swiss movements, and attainable pricing. The T16 is a step-up from the T10 that we took a look at last week with the addition of a chronograph feature.
With an MSRP of around $300 the T16 is a watch that is very well rounded for the price that you pay. You get a Swiss Quartz movement, chronograph, wonderful case, and very clean fit and finish.
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The case of the T16 is very similar to the T10 with the only changes really being the addition of the chronograph buttons. 45mm makes it a nice size for viewing and not to large for most wrists. The mineral crystal is scratch resistant as I have hit more than a couple of doors while owning this watch for the last six months.
The Swiss chronograph movement is most likely a Ronda but they once again don’t mention its make anywhere in the documentation. The three inner chronograph dials are countersunk into the back of the dial and are easy to read with red hands. Buttons for the function of the chronograph are small which I found a bit painful when operating. This isn't a huge flaw since I don't use the function very often but I could see it as a problem for someone that relies on it or uses them with gloves. The entire layout of the dials, numbers, date window and hands just looks perfect and nothing feels crowded.
This band is one of the most comfortable rubber versions that I have ever worn. With a soft feel and no notches or slots to gather sweat the band allows for all temperature comfort. The sizing notches are spaced very well, which is something that I have not noticed on most watches but I find myself choosing one of three depending on the temperature. The “TORGOEN” letter spread across the band is a nice touch that borrows its style from Breitling.
I find myself reaching for this watch more-so than any of my others every morning. Its comfortable, easy to read, and matches with pretty much every occasion. I have had no problems with it at all over the last six months. On a recent trip to China, this is the only watch I took with me. In 100º muggy heat, it was comfortable and I never needed to take it off to cool down.
There were some requests to see more of the Torgoen T16 on-wrist. The gallery page has been updated with a few more photos.
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