In the microbrand world, Traska has become quite the darling brand. Although their catalogue is small, they have honed each watch until it reaches perfection. Traska’s latest release isn’t a new version of one of their exsiting watches, it is a brand new watch. Introducing, the Traska Commuter.
There is no denying that the Commuter takes its design cues from some of classic sport watch designs like the Rolex Datejust or Oyster Perpetual. The dial features classic stick markers and baton hands with a date window at 6 o’clock. Traska has kept the dial text to a minimum with only their logo at 12 o’clock and Automatic at 6 o’clock. It is simple and well executed.
Traska will offer the Commuter in 3 dial colors, black, white and green. Although my tastes are a little more pedestrian (black and white would be my choices), the green looks fantastic. Each dial color will have its own accent colors for the pips that flank the markers.
The case appears to be similar, albeit smaller, than the Traska Summiteer (review here). Brushing and polishing looks to be in the same places, which is a good thing. The Summiteer was finished beautifully. The crown is larger than that of the Summiteer’s and should provide a good grip. The bracelet should also be excellent with its fully articulating links and a 20mm to 16mm taper. Scratches also won’t be a problem as the watch and bracelet features Traska’s proprietary scratch resistant coating.
The Traska Commuter will be available to be pre-order on January 10th with a $50 discount (MSRP $565). We will have a full review of the Commuter in early 2021.
Check out our other Traska reviews here
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Traska Commuter Specs