Last week, Outsides John McCauley and Will Palmer (based in Santa Fe) and Jeremy Spencer (based in Portland) participated in the third annual replica Longines L25010932 Ladie's watch Portland Oyster Race, part of Merrells 2009 urbanadventurerace series, which moved on from Portland to San Francisco last weekend and concludes in Austin (Oct. 11) and Nashville (Oct. 24). Our sixperson team—the Merrell/Outside Fighting Wombats! Matt Carpenter or Bernie Boettcher. Ok, you have to be very fast, and place consistently well.
—comprised us, local adventure hound/Jeremys old buddy Matt Ruhland (who was better than our Magellan Maestro GPS at finding local landmarks), and Merrell representatives Emily Snayd and Linda Brunzell, who flew in from Connecticut and Michigan, respectively. The Trivial Pursuit–esque, scavengerhuntstyle race (which can replica Longines L25019733 Ladie's watch involve running, cycling, kayaking, eating, drinking, photography, etc.) is designed to take advantage of the features of the host city, and each year the course changes, not to be revealed before the 8 A.M. kickoff. Its a helluva lot of fun.
The case is 42mm wide and wears a bit large which is good. I think the size is proper as it is a modern watch in dimensions. The steel case clearly wants to resemble some more expensive watch cases. TX gave it brushed finishing in the middle replica Longines L25040970 Ladie's watch with polished beveled edges on the lugs and a polished bezel. The chronograph pushers are polished as well and have an interesting black insert ring that looks nice. The watch crown has that deeply engraved TX logo that I always appreciate. With 100 meters of water resistance, along with some interesting details, the quality of the case is OK for the price of the watch.