In the past 7 years, my Bertucci A-2T Super Classic has been inside no fewer than six wild game animals. It has been at the top of a dozen or so 14ers and countless lower summits. It’s been deep in frigid Rocky Mountain streams while I unhooked trout or went for a brisk swim.
It has, quite literally, been covered in mud and blood, dropped, and stepped on.
And regardless of the time of day or night — in bright sun or the blackness inside a tent at 4 a.m. — the A-2T has told me the time and date, clearly, without doubt. It does exactly what a field watch should do and at a price that allows me to actually do it without wincing every time I whack it on a rock.
To me, is is the best field watch you can buy.
In short: The Bertucci A-2T Super Classic is a tough-as-nails quartz watch with bright lume and easy-to-read face. At 40mm, it’s a small watch whose titanium case and sapphire bezel disappear under a jacket sleeve until needed.
And, at $200 retail, it’s the right price for a watch meant to be abused. The original A-2T gives the same performance minus the R-type sapphire crystal bezel, solid titanium case, and 10-year battery for $155.
- Case diameter 40 mm
- Movement Quartz
- Water resistance 200 m
- Hardened sapphire crystal
- Very durable
- Recessed crystal won't scratch
- Luminous hands are easy to read in dark
- Meant for the field, not the office
- Won't impress your colleagues