“In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, made the first map of the trans-Mississippi West, provided invaluable scientific data on the flora and fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory, and established the American claim to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
“Ambrose has pieced together previously unknown information about weather, terrain, and medical knowledge at the time to provide a vivid backdrop for the expedition. Lewis is supported by a rich variety of colorful characters, first of all Jefferson himself, whose interest in exploring and acquiring the American West went back thirty years. Next comes Clark, a rugged frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson’s. There are numerous Indian chiefs, and Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition, along with the French-Indian hunter Drouillard, the great naturalists of Philadelphia, the French and Spanish fur traders of St. Louis, John Quincy Adams, and many more leading political, scientific, and military figures of the turn of the century.
“High adventure, high politics, suspense, drama, and diplomacy combine with high romance and personal tragedy to make this outstanding work of scholarship as readable as a novel.”
The watch is a Vario Empire Art Deco. Vario is a microbrand based in Singapore. This watch is a gorgeous homage to the era of Art Deco. “From the understated guilloché dial and bold yet elegant lettering, to the simple yet distinctive geometry of the hands, you’ll find it embraces the same sweeping beauty that sits in the halls of the Empire State in New York. ”
I purchased this wrist watch a few weeks ago for $348.00 which I consider great value for my money. From my first online click to delivery, my experience with Vario has been outstanding. Their attention to detail and customer service is as good as it gets. Already, I’ve received quite a few compliment on the watch, people appreciate its understated elegance, and wonderful legibility.
Lug to Lug: 46mm
Thickness: 11mm (6T33) , 11.5mm (NH38A)
Strap Width: 20mm
Movement: Seiko NH38A Automatic
Crystal: Sapphire with inner Anti Reflective coating
Water Resistance: 5 ATM