Telling Time With The Prometheus Recon 5
By James Grahame
The Prometheus Watch Company is a boutique manufacturer based in Portugal. They offer a small but interesting range of swiss-made timepieces. My favorite is the strikingly simple 17 jewel Recon 5 aviator's watch.
The 44 mm diameter Recon 5 includes a manual wound ETA (Unitas) 6497-1 movement with a Côtes de Genève finish. The case features sapphire crystal over the face and case back, so you can gaze admiringly at the mechanism whenever the urge hits. The luminous face and hands are easy to read in low light.
The only thing I'm not wild about is the strap, which features stitching that would look more at home on a Chevrolet SUV seat than a precision-made watch. That said, it can be easily replaced with a 22 mm strap of your choice.
The price is a quite reasonable €303 (approximately $450), which includes worldwide shipping and a rather attractive leather presentation case. I'm fully aware you can get a decent Timex for a fraction of that, but it's fun to dream.