Diesel Watch Design
The Diesel Fastback emphasized readability above everything else. It has large hour and minute hands that are bright, white, and readable. If you just take the quickest of glances at this watch, you know what time it is. In a world full of watches with subdials that make you squint, the Fastback Diesel does what it is supposed to do. There isn't even a date window. The second hand is in a bright yellow that is also easy to read.
When you flip the watch over, you 'll find an etched caseback featuring a man with a Mohawk and the Diesel motto "Only the Brave."
Diesel Watch Construction
The Diesel Fastback offers an all stainless steel case, a mineral crystal, and a genuine leather strap. The case is 45mm in diameter and 10mm thick. The leather strap is 22mm wide and comes in a deep shade of blue. It's an attractive dark color that goes well with blue jean denim. The strap is 9.5 inches long. The package is tight enough to provide 5 BAR (or 167 feet) of water resistance.
After a few months of wear and some light dish washing duty with this watch, I'm finding that it is one of the most comfortable watches in my collection. The leather has been fading comfortably around the edges a bit, but the watch remains a solid performer.
Overall Review of the Diesel Fastback Watch
I really like the Diesel Fastback Watch. While it may be out of character for a brand built on exuberant styling, this watch is excellent for every day wear. It's a purposeful and attractive timepiece that makes a great addition to any watch box.