It's not going to happen soon because I have at least another month and a half to enjoy glaring sunshine, sweltering heat and sweaty smelling shirts, and I won't mind sitting out in the morning without feeling like I was placed to bake in an oven.
But I'll miss the opportunities to play with the ISL-68. With its lack of indices, markers or date date window, the full lumed Great Wave Off Kanagawa dial is just perfect for the summer. Nothing prevents me from wearing it during fall or winter, but it just won't feel as carefree and leisurely.
This mini turtle interpretation from Islander is wearing tall due to its case shape and domed sapphire, and it's also quite heavy on the wrist. It's a substantial and well made watch, and when I flipped it over to check the case back, I noticed that I forgot to peel some plastic from the clasp. It's fine apart from that and there's only a few small scratches from the clasp to show that it's a watch that is worn.
There are watches, or strap combinations that I like to use for summer, such as the bright yellow rubber strap on the Flightmaster, the GW-M5610U on it's combi-bracelet, and the Islander ISL-68. They all share the same easy going vibe despite looking very different.
Today is probably one of the last time that I'll wear the ISL-68 before I'll need to wrap myself in an additional layer of clothes, but today is today and that's all I care about for now.
I'm a big fan of watches that are interesting because they are either unique, have interesting features, well designed or simply offer a great value for their price.