A quick look at the TSOVET SVT-RS40.


TSOVET is a California-based watch company that builds most of there pieces in Switzerland. The watch designs range from chunky aircraft inspired pieces to elegantly simple field inspired watches like the above TSOVET SVT-RS40. At 40mm the watch is reasonably sized. The case is crafted from stainless steel case that is finished with a mineral crystal.

Among the watches best qualities is the finishing of the face. The applied indices are well sorted and help to give the watch a more polished look. The use of a "0" in the "10" position is a bit political, but I enjoy the detail/design decision. The case design is also quite interesting with a nice application of bevels and edges to make the RS40's shape pretty unique.

On the wrist the watch is comfortable and perhaps more importantly keeps excellent time. The efficient RONDA 513.1 movement tends to gain about 5 seconds a month.

On the "could be better" side of things, the second hand alignment is a bit off (very common for quartz pieces). The luminescent is also short lived and generally week, which may have been a trade off to get the nice white indices and hands.

At the end of the day the TSOVET SVT-RS40 is a nice looking and accurate time piece. The price point is a tad high at $300 (recently reduced), but it gets you a USA designed piece, built in Switzerland with a pretty good 5 year warranty.

Check it out on TSOVET's website »