At Jon Oscar we value transparency and honesty when speaking about our products. Our goal is not to sell countless watches to achieve wealth, but to create and offer unique and attractive products to our customers. When you buy a Jon Oscar you don't buy a watch, you don't buy the components, but you invest in the lifestyle that Jon Oscar represents. You become part of something new and something bigger.
We know that high quality means a lot to you, especially in a market saturated by countless alternatives. For this very reason, we have chosen some of the most suitable components that together form "The Vanguard Collection".
The Vanguard collection mainly consists of customized parts to achieve the unique feel we sought after. With a surgical stainless steel casing and a domed sapphire crystal, the watch achieves an exclusive, yet original look. With its 12.5 mm thickness and weight due to the qualitative components you will experience a sense of exclusivity while wearing the watch on your wrist.
The watches contains custom designed time indicators which, together with the rounded dial and the previously mentioned components form a beautiful piece.
Continue below to learn more about our watches' various components.
Sapphire glass requires a long and expensive procedure in order to develop into the shock-resistant and durable glass. Manufacturing requires a process of crystallizing corundum, a form of aluminum oxide that usually contains traces of iron, titanium, vanadium and chromium. When the chemicals reach a temperature of 4000 Fahrenheit, the discs must immediately be formed in order to fit the case.
These disks are then processed to the proper crystal size, diligently polished, and made perfectly to fit to the watch case.
To understand the sapphire glass' durability, you can compare it with diamond. While the sapphire glass has a value of 9, the diamond has a value of 10 in regards to Moh's scale of mineral hardness. This means that a sapphire crystal is very resistant to scratches unless it comes into direct contact with diamond.
We went back to the drawing board when designing our case because a unique watch deserves a custom case. After years of critiquing timepieces - what we like & what we don't - we drew out a watch that perfectly blended the curves and edges together to captivate our wearers with an exceptionally smooth and luxurious feeling watch.
To create the case, we knew superior quality was the only option on the table. This lead us to molding our watch cases in surgical grade 316L stainless steel. This is a grade of stainless steel containing a very low carbon content making it extremely resistant to any kinds of corrosive elements. Most high-end watchmakers choose this material due to its resistance. Don't worry, we are not going to deny you of that level of elite quality either.
The Movement - Miyota 8217
Under the hood of our watch is the Automatic Miyota 8217 movement, a kinetic energy powered, unidirectional winding movement with 21 jewels and parashock shock protection, with accuracy rated at -20 to +40 seconds per day and a power reserve of more than 40 hours.
What does this mean? Your Jon Oscar timepiece is powered by an incredibly sophisticated movement that requires no batteries and keeps ticking day after day by only taking a few steps now and then.
In addition, we created this timepiece to be a travelers watch. The movement we chose has control over a 24 hour circle that simultaneously ticks away the day hour by hour. This allows a user to view their time in both a 12 hour and 24 notation at a glance.