The Revolution is housed in a solid and well constructed 316L stainless steel case with highly polished sides and brushed tops. In terms of actual diameter we are looking at 43MM, which is slightly larger than a modern dive watch enthusiast may enjoy. However, due to the integrated bracelet design this watch definitely does wear a bit smaller and slimmer, which was a pleasant surprise. Of course this is a true dive watch so we do get 300M of water resistance along with a screw down crown and caseback. I think they did a good job on the finishing and there are no blemishes, sharp areas, or discomfort when on wrist. The crown has decent grip and is mid-sized which allows for an easy operation of your time and date funcion also. This watch certainly does not feel like a microbrand watch or a watch from a smaller company, even though Outsiders is a relatively new company. It has that refined and swiss feeling which really blew my mind when I unboxed it. If we flip the watch over, a mineral crystal gives us a look into the operations of the swiss automatic movement used in this model ( ETA-2824-2 ).
The dial is fairly symmetrical and looks in place. It is definitely going to be legible at any given angle or if diving perhaps. The black lacqeured dial gleems in the sunlight and is fitted with hand applied luminous markers filled with BGW9 lume. This lume glows a bluish hue and is pretty strong, lasting the night. If we head over to 3:00 a white bordered date aperture with a white wheel is displayed here, which is legible and I do not have any issues reading it. A nice detail is the red accented outsiders logo which gives me that “Red Submariner” sort of feel which is refreshing to see on a timepiece that looks nothing like a sub. The bezel itself is brushed ceramic with 120 Clicks around. In terms of action, it is really good with zero backplay and solid firm clicks aligning perfectly to the 12:00 position. Lastly, the crystal is a genuine sapphire with inner AR coating which is definitely normal at this pricepoint.
Inside the Revolution beats the Swiss Made automatic ETA 2824-2 movement. This movement is widely used in watches ranging from $500-$3000 depending on COSC certification and customization. It is a workhorse movement which is quite accurate, mine gaining around 10 seconds a day which is pretty normal. This caliber contains 25 jewels and has a power reserve of 38 hours while beating at 4 HZ ( 28,800 BPH ).
A 22MM Integrated custom bracelet comes equipped standard to this model. Now, the one negative is that well you cant just take off the bracelet and swap it for a rubber strap or NATO whenever you like. However, the. bracelet is of good quality and there really is no need to change it out. It is solid, finely brushed, and contains a divers extension as well for diving. The clasp is milled and feels secure, not like one of those cheaper chinese iterations you see on some other microbrand watches. I think all around it is comfortable and conforms nicely to the wrist due to the integration.
Furthermore, the Revolution has definitely a been fun piece to wear and examine. It has everything I look for in a watch at this pricepoint. Some of these things include a Swiss Automatic movement ( Preferrably Selitta or ETA ), Sapphire, and good fit and finish. They did price themselves correctly in my honest opinion and I believe this watch is certainly worth the $500 pricepoint you would pay for one.
The main component of a mechanical movement is the mainspring, a spring that gradually unwinds and transmits energy. A mechanical watch will keep accurate time despite requiring winding up if it's manual. ... Inside an automatic watch sits a small weighted rotor that has to oscillate in order to wind the mainspring.