A new limited edition to talk about and the proceeds go to a good cause? Tell me more!
Fossil has partnered with the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) in honor of Pride Month. HMI proudly celebrates 40 years as the nation’s largest and very first LGBTQ+ Youth Services organization. HMI and we think everyone should believe that all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.
Okay let’s talk about the watch! What we like about this watch straight off the bat is the interchangeable straps allowing the watch owner to fully show pride in their own way. Old time Fossil collectors will notice that the straps are all 18mm which was “the size” of almost all collectible Fossil watches from years ago. It’s rare these days to have a new Fossil watch that utilizes this size strap — finally my 90’s stash of straps will come in handy!
The case size is 38mm which is small for this day & age we admit, but the genius behind it is the watch is unisex and that size looks great on any wrist - any smaller it might be something that appeals to those of us accustomed to the 40mm + sizes that rule the day.
One last thing to note is the face of this watch. The color palette is subtle and when paired with a sold colored strap it’s even more subtle, but what we noticed was the Fossil logo on the face — classy and very clean, something we hope to see in other releases that doesn’t flash the logo, but instead places it on the face in such a way that makes you say wow. Wow!
The limited edition Pride watch is limited to 1000 units and the proceeds all go to HMI, which is AMAZING! Something else to note is the rainbow nylon strap that you can purchase for $20 alongside the watch. If we had to wager these straps are going to go fast regardless of which 18mm lug watch you pair it with, so buy one now because like all good things they won’t be around forever.
Lastly during this Pride season, we invite you to #MakeTimeForGood and join all of us in supporting HMI and their impact on LGBTQIA+ youth in the community and if you would like to donate outside of the watch purchase please visit:
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Fossil is certainly keeping us busy with all these new limited editions & collaborations launching. It’s a great time to be an Underground Fossil Collector - until next release!