New Urban Gentry Islander Collaboration!

It is finally available! The new Rangemaster from TGV of Urban Gentry and Marc at Long Island Watch! I just ordered mine! Couldn't miss this one! Here is a link to TGV's video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFFOT4xZC4E

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Well that's a nice pair of hands for sure,I was wondering what it might be like, it's nice. I like it but it's not knocking my socks off. 

Anyway I just ordered an Islander and a bracelet last night so it will have to wait .

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I love everything on it except the font. The numerals look like something out of a mid 2000's Saturday morning cartoon

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TBH I am a bit underwhelmed. I like the case shape, watch style, red accents and a bracelet but the font and hands ruin that for me. I wanted to see more unique take on the field watch if that was the task.

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I just wish the minute hand was lumed all the way to the tip... not sure why that bothers me so much on the ranger and here. Otherwise I like the font and most of it really...

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It just looks like a cheap knock-off Ranger to me. I'm sure it's well made, but it "homages" a bit too hard.

It also doesn't help that I can't stand TGVs persona. 

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The new Rangesplorer... Ill pass. 

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Dang! I just got my Bethpage, so I might miss this one. 

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Not as impressed as I hoped to be.  Along with some others, the font doesn't appeal to me, but when watching the video, I kept thinking that brushed bezel is too wide and just doesn't look right. Love both TGV and Marc, but I'll pass on this one.

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Ahh was waiting for this one...and it doesn't knock my socks off. The simplicity is nice, though I would have liked a littttttle bit more character

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Honestly the best thing about this is the Islander clock logo not having any text near it. In complete isolation like that it almost looks... Good!

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I think I like it, but the numerals are a little challenging. The rest is actually decent, I think the bottom hemisphere logo and text work quite well, and the outer ring is not too shabby. Probably not on my radar though, I’m too obsessed with classic field or sports watches.

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Sigh.  

After all of my defense of TGV's design skills he chooses the ranger as his inspiration.....it's just one man's questionable taste but what a bland watch.  I think he improved the font though.

Honestly?  I like LIW's new Manhassets much more than these.

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I haven't found a watch from him that I like,personally. This one included. 

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I like TGV and Marc from Long Island Watches but this just leaves me cold.

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Honestly this looks like an Aliexpress Explorer homage. Can we make something original? Not interested at all.

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Guvnor64

Yes the better movement is a sound argument. Also its a slimmer watch. Pretty attractive overall!

I know, right? The over all design just flows nicely to me. I think it helps that this was inspired by the Tudor Ranger and not just the Explorer.