Heritor Morrison Automatic

Calm down. I did not run out and buy the Heritor Morrison Automatic. I did one better – I joined Watch Gang at the Black Tier ($100 per month) level to see what all the scuttlebutt was about. I went into the Watch Gang experience with open eyes, no grand expectations and, a certain limit that I would go for one or two months with the service. I will be writing a separate post on the Watch Gang experience.

This was the first watch I received from the Watch Gang subscription service. Honestly, I had never heard of the Heritor brand prior to the watch arriving on my doorstep. Being a researcher and historian, the first thing I did was dive into the company. Heritor’s website has some beautiful mountain images conjuring the idea that it may be a European company – it is not. The fact is Heritor is owned by brand holding company Resultco.

Calm down. I did not run out and buy the Heritor Morrison Automatic. I did one better – I joined Watch Gang at the Black Tier ($100 per month) level to see what all the scuttlebutt was about. I went into the Watch Gang experience with open eyes. I had no grand expectations and, a certain limit that I would go for one or two months with the service.
 
This was the first watch I received from the Watch Gang subscription service. I had never heard of the Heritor brand before the watch arrived on my doorstep. Being a researcher and historian, the first thing I did was dive into the company. Heritor’s website has beautiful mountain images conjuring a European feel. It is not European. The fact is Heritor is part of a brand holding company – Resultco.
 
After visiting Resultco’s site it is still not exactly clear what the company does.  The company represents many fashion and accessory brands. So, it is a brand manager. I don’t want to get too far into the weeds on the company behind the company. Suffice it to say, this is not a company with a story.
 
The packaging of the watch was very much like one would expect from a brand sold in a department store like Kohls. It came in a sturdy cardboard box with a stout foam insert that held the watch. It even came with a credit card style certificate of authenticity. My first impression of the watch was indifference.
 
The leather band is thick and took a little wearing to soften it up.  The tang buckle is a decent weight and comes with the company name engraved. I do like the stitch accents on the band. I’m not a big fan of leather bands but this one actually fits my 6.75″ wrist pretty well.

The 43mm case is solid stainless steel and wears on the wrist a little flat as the lugs are not curved.  I have a Tissot with a 42mm case and this wears smaller than that one. The recessed crown placement at 4 o’clock lends a nice look to the case shape. The case is a unique shape where it is both rounded and rectangle-like. The unidirectional bezel is 120 clicks but not super smooth. The back of the case is an exhibition window which seems to be mineral crystal.

Let’s clear something up, this watch does not contain a Chinese movement.  There are many comments around the internet claiming that the Heritor brand uses cheap Chinese movements.  It could be that some of there watches use Chinese movements. Under the hood of the Morrison watch is the utilitarian Sieko NH35a automatic movement. While not an expensive movement, it is a solid, reliable movement for an entry level watch. This is an unbranded Seiko movement with a hand-winding option and 24 jewels. The movement has an accuracy range of -20~+40 seconds per day. Heritor did add their etched name into the rotor but the visual on the movement is pretty simple.

The texture on the black dial is like a shiny black chalkboard. The dive watch circle indices are applied but the nice touch is the shields at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 positions. The bright yellow second hand with its white dot adds a little fun to the simple face.
 
Overall, this is a nice watch. It will serve me well as an everyday beater and will get more mileage when I put a Bond-themed NATO between the lugs.