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I'm writing a brief review of the Xetum Tyndall, which for those who don't know is Xetum's flagship model. Xetum (pronounced 'Zeh-tum') is a young watch brand out of San Francisco that designs their watches in California, but has them made in Switzerland. I got this watch about a week ago and have been very impressed with the overall design aesthetics, construction, and finishing. The Tyndall comes in three options, the black SS (shown here), Tan SS, and a PVD version. The Tyndall is powered by an ETA 2895-2 movement or Sellita equivalent (SW-260) with mine being the ETA version. The $1395 price seems a bit steep, but when one considers the movement and overall construction of the watch it's actually fairly reasonable. I could be wrong, but the ETA 2895-2 isn't a movement you'll find below this price point except in a few Hamilton models. The hexagonal crown is screw down and is rated for a 100m worth of water resistance. If I had one gripe about the watch it would be here, the crown isn't comfortable to screw in, but the shape does fit the design of the watch.

The design of the of the dial in particular has military-esque feel to it, but is firmly rooted in a modern aesthetic. I'm a huge fan of lugless cases so naturally I gravitated to this design. The strap that came with the watch is a full grain black leather with a soft cork inner lining and butterfly deployment clasp. This is initially a little stiff, but softens with a few days of wear and begins to mold to your wrist. The Tyndall can come with a metal bracelet, but I felt like the leather strap fit the overall dress watch theme I was going for.

The dial face has a sapphire crystal, while the display case back has a hardened mineral crystal. I know some have complained about this particular design feature, but I believe the mineral crystal on the back is to ensure water resistance. (I've heard other watch companies have had trouble with sapphire display backs, but whether this is Xetum's thinking on it I don't know).

In this reviewer's opinion the Tyndall is not only a great value, but a fantastic stand out piece. It's been the only watch in my collection (mostly made up of divers) that I have wanted to wear lately. I would recommend taking a stroll over to Xetum's website to check them out :-!.

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On a side note, If you've been around WUS even a few days you've probably noticed Xetum's banners advertising the Tyndall. I've noticed no small amount of disdain for Xetum's marketing strategy here, but that shouldn't detract from the watches themselves :).
 

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Thanks for sharing. What size is it? Beautiful piece.
 

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Nice pick-up! I haven't seen too many Xetum watches posted here. It certainly is a nice looking piece. Wear it well.
 

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It's 40 mm, which is perfect as a dress watch. It wore nicely under a dress shirt this weekend at a friend's wedding.
 

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It looks larger than 40. Small bezel/large dial probably accounts for this. Like the look of the watch, and nice review! Thank you for taking the time to do this!

I'm not a huge fan of hidden lugs, but this watch seems to pull it off effortlessly.
 
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