Vero Watches Put a Modern Spin on a Retro Style

first_img Next The simple and supremely functional design of this watch makes for easy time-telling in style. A 316L steel case with sapphire crystal front and back — along with nickel-plated, ceramic-coated dial function — serve as the base for the beautiful watch face, which also features polished, black oxide-coated steel hands and Swiss Super-Luminova illumination (meaning you’ll be able to know it’s midnight even if it’s pitch-black outside).The Rally’s strap is genuine tan leather with cream-colored stitching. The timepiece also features a Swiss Sellita SW 210 movement, is hand-wound, and has a 42-hour power reserve.See ItVero 36 Hand Wound Sunset – $1,080 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Previous The coloring on the sunset watch, while meant to mimic an actual sunset, is more reminiscent of an old-school Astros’ jersey, which actually fits perfectly with the throwback, 1970s styling in the watch’s shape, tan leather strap, and numerals.The Sunset watch’s case is machined from 316L stainless steel with a nickel-plated brass dial that boasts a ceramic coating for extra strength and protection. This ceramic coating also provides the central navy color and the fringe orange, red, and yellow bands circumscribing the face. On the back, a sapphire case affords a clear view of the movement and other mechanisms.What’s under the hood is the same as the Rally: a hand-wound Swiss Sellita SW 210 movement and a 42-hour power reserve.See ItIf these are a too pricey for you, take a look at the best watches under $500 for more wallet-friendly options. The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Previous Vero Watches began in Portland, Oregon, in 2015 with the dream of building quality timepieces out of as many American made components as possible.The brand describes itself as such: “We produce high-quality watches remaining transparent in our production and true to our customer. We source the highest quality components available and use parts that are made in the U.S.A. wherever possible. Every watch is designed and prototyped in-house, where we also do all our own polishing, finishing and engraving. Finally, we assemble and test each watch to ensure we’re bringing you a great finished product that we’re proud to stand behind.”Three years after its founding, Vero is finally hitting its stride with the release of two 36 mm watches: the 36 Hand Wound Rally and the 36 Hand Wound Sunset. Both are beautiful with a punchy, unique look and styling that is at once both retro and modern. They also price in reasonably at just over $1,000.Take a closer look at Vero Watches’ two new timepieces below.Vero 36 Hand Wound Rally – $1,080 1 of 2 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional 1 of 2 Next Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

UN to distribute seed tools for Eritreas June planting season

“More than 60 per cent of the population – 2.3 million people – are dependent on food aid. To reduce dependency on emergency food assistance and improve the ability of rural populations to adapt to recurrent drought conditions, agricultural inputs such as seeds, farming tools, animal feed and veterinary support are also needed,” the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said.Some 27,000 drought-affected families will receive seeds for the planting season in the main farming areas of Debub, Anseba and the border region of Gash Barka as part of the FAO programmes supported by Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States, it said.”But importing seeds only solves the problem for a year or two,” said FAO’s Marco Falcone. “Promoting local production of quality seeds is the only way out of the current situation, particularly given the rather fragile agro-ecology of Eritrea, the non-availability on the international market of adapted varieties and the current poor quality of local seeds.”The FAO Emergency Unit in Eritrea has rehabilitated 12 veterinary clinics inside the temporary security zone along the border with Ethiopia, which were seriously damaged during the conflict that ended in 2000. Although Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a peace agreement in December 2000, tensions remain over their disputed border.FAO said it has distributed 400 tons of wheat bran to feed animals belonging to around 2,300 families who were displaced during the 1998-2000 conflict, but have now returned to their villages in Gash Barka.Eritrea also has a problem with labour. With large numbers of men doing compulsory national and military service, there is a shortage of skilled manpower. “In some areas, more than 50 per cent of households are headed by women, who are often barred from agricultural activities, such as ploughing,” Mr. Falcone said. read more