On The Wrist Review: The Tyndall By Xetum

Xetum Tyndall

A few months ago we told you about a new and highly original brand called Xetum. Based in the United States the young company introduced their first collection of timepieces late last year. Recently we were lucky enough to get our hands on one of their cool new timepieces known as the Tyndall and let’s just say we were pretty impressed.

A Unique Style
Although all the watches are made in Switzerland they are designed in San Francisco where the company is headquartered. This means that the sources of inspiration and influence are completely different from say those of a European based designer, and it shows.

Decidedly minimalist the Tyndall’s key strength lays in its simplicity. The dial is attractive and easy to read, and although it is very basic the effective use of contrasting colors means that it still draws attention. From our experience on the wrist this funky looking piece drew a number of compliments from envious admirers not to mention stares of disbelief when they heard the price (just US$1,395).

The stylish stainless steel case is perfectly sized at 40mm making it suitable to wear as a dress watch or for more casual occasions. The uncluttered dial also makes it appear slightly larger than it is and means the wearer can read the time with just a quick glance at their wrist, although given its eye-catching appearance you may find it harder than you think to drag your eyes away.

Xetum Tyndall

On the reverse side of the watch the exhibition case back reveals the timepiece’s beating heart, a Swiss ETA 2895-2 movement. Whilst by no means a complicated or specialized movement, it is accurate and reliable and for this price that’s more than you can ask for.

Whilst looking at the back side of the Tyndall you’ll also notice that it has been designed without lugs and so the naturally tanned leather strap attaches directly to the case, ensuring a snug fit on the wrist. As an extra finishing touch the underside of the leather strap features a unique, and eco-friendly, Italian cork lining and the clasp is a push-button butterfly deployment that is signed with the Xetum logo.

The Final Word
Xetum have come out with a very solid offering for their first collection delivering a timepiece that is both stylish and well made, not to mention well-priced. The design is simple but at the same time distinctive and the quality of the piece is evident from the moment you take it out the box.

Overall we were very impressed and certainly recommend the Tyndall if you’re looking for a timepiece that is reasonably priced and highly versatile.

For more information check out www.xetum.com

Tom Mulraney
Tom is the founder and editor of The Watch Lounge. Together with his team he is dedicated to bringing you the best, original content you won't find anywhere else on the net.


  1. Jerome Pineau

    I was lucky enough to meet Xetum’s creator and CEO Jeff in person during Basel World and he was kind enough to bring the whole collection there so I had a chance to actually touch & feel each of the pieces. Now mind you, I had spent a bit of time long before that examining them on the web etc. but I gotta tell you, when you see these things in person, they really jump out at you! Initially I thought, hey, these look pretty cool, but seeing and wearing them I started thinking I could actually _own_ one or two of each 🙂
    I guess my point is: I’ve seen watches before both virtual and live obviously, but the Xetums made the biggest impression on me in person compared to web. Highly recommend them.

  2. Michael

    I was lucky enough to be the winner in the recent XETUM Sweepstakes! I have to tell you that I am really enjoying a Stinson with off white dial! I get compliments on it daily!
    I have to agree with the reviewer, 40mm is a perfect size. I typically wear larger watches. However, the 40mm Stinson feels perfect on my wrist!

    Two thumbs up from me! I can’t wait to see what XETUM has in store for us in the future.

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