MMI Watches Microbrand

Today i want to take a look to another interesting independent microbrand from Singapore called MMI Watches.

MMI stands for Modernization, Modification and Innovation, which are the company’s design philosophy and belief in watch making.

After 2 successful campaigns launched on Kickstarter, MMI Watches Singapore is presenting their 3rd watch collection, Turret Marine Chronograph (TMC).

You can check the campaign HERE!

Turret Marine Chronograph design concept is inspired and influenced by 40’, 70’s & 90’s watch design elements with a touch of 21st century modern aesthetics.

DIFFERENT DIAL CHOICES

There are total of 5 models in the Turret Marine Chronograph Collection.

– Legend White TRC-01/ Gotland Black TRC-02/ Nimitz Grey TRC-03 will be the main models for our Kickstarter Campaign.

– Nimitz Grey TRC-03 model will be a Limited Edition to just 28 pieces.

– Kirov Red TRC-04 / Bismarck Yellow TRC-05 will only be available if “Stretch Goal” is unlock.

TURRET WATCH CASE

Turret Marine Chronograph shares identical watch case with Turret 300M, except for it’s caseback is slightly thinner by 0.5mm due to lower water resistance (WR) requirement for a chronograph.

TURRET MOVEMENT

The Turret is powered by a Seiko Hybrid Meca-Quartz VK67A and the watch has a water resistence to 100M. The watch has 40 mm diameter so is perfect for every size wrist!

ROTA-DATE DISPLAY

In the past, either Movement Hand or Date Disk Numeric was used to indicate or display Date. 

Now, they came out with a Chronograph with unique Rota-Date Display Indicator.

They believed this is first of a kind Date Complication Display design used on a chronograph. 

SWISS SUPER-LUMINOVA®

Turret Marine Chronograph’s hands and indices were applied with Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 GL C3, strongest lume in the market produced by RC Tritec. Grade X1 shows a performance increase of up to 60% after 2 hours compared to its Standard Grade.

Package Include:

1 x Turret Marine Chronograph Watch (Steel Bracelet)

1 x Microfibre Leather Watch Roll

1 x Warranty Card (1 Year)

Delivery and shipping info

Estimated Delivery Date: End Of May 2022 and All prices stated on the Rewards Section is inclusive of shipping charges.

However every backer is responsible for their respective country custom / import duty tax, VAT or GST.

So if you like this really nice timepiece check out their site https://www.mmiwatches.com/ and their Kickstarter campaign here!

Why you should preorder this watch?

  • Affordable price
  • Perfect size for every wrist (40 mm case)
  • Innovative design
  • Hybrid Meca-Quartz Movement
  • Great watch roll perfect for travelling

Sechat watches Microbrand

Today i want to talk about Sechat watches Microbrand!

GRAND PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH MODEL “TIMERONE”

Human beings are built upon constant progression and change, they always had the desire to know and manage time. Hence using metrics such as the sun or stars.

Almost four thousand years ago, Egiptian ancient civilization created a small and unique object that could measure time using sun shadows. Ordered by Pharaoh Thutmose III, was specifically designed for naval and military purposes allowing him to expand his empire over his rivals.

It has been considered the first portable watch in history, the so-called “Sechat”.

The same drive and enthusiasm of the Pharaoh era is what defines us. A story that we want to continue on, shaping and consolidating it with our brand, Sechat Watches.

Sechat Watches – THE TEAM

Sechat Watches is built as a dynamic company with united individuals with a shared passion for watches. Aiming to offer the best of the knowledge and combined industrial design experience that will allow us to combine two watch concepts so far incompatibles: Luxury and affordability.

The above is melted into our first model: TIMERONE.A Grand Pilot’s watch that is both stylish, classic and with a big sky blue dial. Not only this, it is functional and easy to read to make you want not to take it out of your wrist.

CASE
– Stainless steel case
– Diameter 46 mm
– Height 14 mm
– Screw in crown
– Water resistance 5 bar


MOVEMENT
– Seagull ST 1940
– Automatic
– 48 hours Power Reserve
– Frequency 21600 vph
– 33 jewels



FEATURES
– Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds
-Telemeter & Tachymeter funcions
– Sapphire glass on both sides
– Blue dial with superluminova C3 on minutes and hour hands and hour numbers

If you like these watches check out their site HERE!

Radcliffe Watches Microbrand

Radcliffe Watches is a microbrand based in Oxford, United kingdom.

They aim to share They passion and knowledge, with likeminded people in the watch community, offering original timepieces with unique designs.

Pre-orders are open!

After a succesful Kickstarter campaign, our first watch « The Haxel Chronograph » is currently available for pre-ordering via website www.radcliffewatches.com.

Both pre-orders and kickstarter rewards are currently in production, and will start shipping by the end of June.

The watch inspiration is a mix of various ideas and influences, including : the Japanese bullhead watches from the 70’s, the city of Oxford and some of its most iconic buildings silhouettes, the love for complex watch mechanics but also, and mostly, our own vision on how a chronograph should be.

That is They secret recipe!

Colours

For the kickstarter campaign, we had three colour combinations :

-Midnight Blue

-Sunset Black

-Dawn White (Panda)

In addition to these, we released 3 new variants, called Haxel RS (racing series) :

-Le Mans – 55 made

-Autobahn – 50 made

-British Racing – 50 made

*All watches have a unique serial number engraved on the caseback.

Radcliffe Watches Microbrand – Specifications

·       CASE: polished and brushed 316 stainless steel. The case design was totally reviewed and improved after the KS campaign 

·       MOVEMENT: The renowned SeaGull 1901 chronograph movement, including the swan neck regulator

·       STRAPS: premium leather. The stainless steel bracelet with solid endlinks and milled branded clasp can be added for an extra £20.

·       CRYSTAL: front and back sapphire glass with blue anti-reflective coating 

·       LUME: BGW9 Swiss SuperLuminova (blue lume)

·       CASEBACK: curved engraved see-through caseback, with flat sapphire 

*Enamel dials for the racing versions

DIMENSIONS:-40mm wide-12.9mm case thickness, excluding the sapphire-20mm lug width-47mm lug to lug

Methodos watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you Methodos watches Microbrand!

Methodos watches are developed and manufactured in Switzerland.

Combining modern watch technology with a classic and timeless design, Methodos offers great Swiss accuracy and reliability in a very attractive price range. 

All models are fitted with a Ronda Startech caliber; an accurate quartz chronograph (1/10 sec) with date function and tachymeter.

Ronda movements are used by many other Swiss brands and renowned for their accuracy and reliability.

Movement is housed in a solid stainless steel watch case, fitted with a screw case back and a scratch proof (sapphire coated) crystal.

Methodos watches Microbrand

All Methodos models are 100 meters water resistant and suitable for most activities.

The Classic Chronograph is equipped with the renowned Ronda Startech 5040.D movement, a very accurate Swiss quartz chronograph with date function.

Using the chronograph, time intervals can be measured up to 1/10 of a second.

Methodos watches Microbrand – swiss made affordable choice

Dial, with three contrasting white subdials (in the version with black dial, these dials are in dark grey) has beautiful effects, varying with the light.

With the white tachymeter ring, positioned just below the crystal (in the version with black dial, the tachymeter ring is dark grey), you can measure the (constant) speed of your vehicle.

This chronograph is operated with pushers on the right side, on both sides of the adjustment crown, which is used for setting the time and date.

There is a scratch-resistant sapphire (coated) crystal is facetted and set in a subtle and slim bezel in polished steel.

Methodos watches Microbrand

The watch case is safely locked with a steel screw case back, bearing the Methodos logo, the reference, and serial number.

Thanks to this robust construction, the Methodos Classic Chronograph (42 mm diameter) is water-resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet) and suitable for swimming and snorkeling.

If you are looking for a cool affordable swiss made chrono Methodos watches microbrand is a good choice!

BOLDR Venture Field Medic Titanium Watch

Today i want to present you the Boldr Venture Field Medic!

Three watch-lovers decided to combine efforts to produce a medic-friendly chronograph watch that can be used to measure pulse rates and respiratory counts of patients.

Utilizing the ‘Venture’ model of Singapore-based watch manufacturer BOLDR Supply Company, the watch is available for pre-order today, with a fixed amount of proceeds going towards multiple COVID-19 relief funds.

The BOLDR Venture Medic Field utilizes an ultra-tough & super light 38mm titanium case, powered by a Japanese Chronograph movement.

The watch face is shielded by a flat sapphire crystal lens and has clearly marked indexes and specific pulse-tracking functionalities.

BOLDR Venture Field Medic

It is highly durable with water resistance up to 200m, so there’s no need to worry about impact damage or getting it wet while washing hands. 

Inspired by the brave and selfless healthcare community on the frontlines of COVID-19, this special edition Venture is a medic-friendly chronograph watch that can be used to measure pulse rates and respiratory counts.

The BOLDR Venture Medic Field utilizes an ultra-tough & super light 38mm titanium case, powered by a SII VK64 Mecaquartz Chronograph movement.

The watch face is shielded by a flat sapphire crystal lens and has clearly marked indexes and specific pulse-tracking functionalities.

It is highly durable with water resistance up to 200m, so there’s no need to worry about impact damage or getting it wet while washing hands.

BOLDR Venture Field Medic

The combination of the Venture’s ultra-tough features with a pulsometer and respiratory scale gave birth to the concept of a ‘Field Medic’ watch.

Built for healthcare workers and watch enthusiasts in general, make the most out this tough tool watch while doing your part in giving back for a good cause.

The mechanics are simple – easily count off heart and respiratory rates within a few seconds by using the precise graduated scales on the dial.

This saves valuable time compared to the traditional way. Pulse rates per minute are generally counted in a 15 or 30 seconds window; this watch uses a 30 seconds count as it gives a more accurate reading.

Simply activate the chronograph and count the specified number of beats, stop the chronograph at the corresponding mark, and take a reading.

The central seconds-hand will now be pointing to your required measurements in counts per minute. A clearly visible date window also saves precious seconds in the field, giving information at a glance while filling in pages of detailed notes.

BOLDR Venture Field Medic -details

  • Case: 38mm Titanium Case
  • Movement: Japanese SII VK64
  • Water Resistance: 200m (660ft) / 20ATM
  • Crown: Screw-down crown with custom embossed BOLDR logo
  • Dial: Printed matte dial with Japan Superlume
  • Hands: Custom hands with Japan Superlume
  • Lens: Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Strap: Nylon NATO strap with custom titanium buckles
  • Case Thickness: 12.2mm
  • Lug size: 20mm
  • Lug to lug: 44mm
  • Case Back: Screw-down caseback with embossed limited edition designer artwork

Check out the watch on their site here!

Oso Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you the microbrand Oso Watches!

Orbit is the first collection of vintage 70’s style watches developed by OSO Watch Co. A timepiece in perfect balance between style and functionality.

Available in three colors and small size (only 40 mm in diameter) is suitable to meet the needs of all and to accompany you in all your adventures. In fact, although we are talking about a chronograph, the watch features a water resistance up to 100 meters.

oso watches microbrand

Powered by a Seiko VK64 mecaquartz movement, this timepiece perfectly combines the precision of quartz with the distinct aesthetics of a mechanical chronograph.

The chronograph, also features the tachymeter scale directly inside the dial, all protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. In addition, the indexes feature Superluminova to allow excellent readability in any light condition.

oso watches microbrand

This project was 100% funded in just 2 hours on Kikstarter with a collection of over 20 thousand dollars on a goal of over 9 thousand!

Oso watches microbrand – details

  • Case: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Dial: Enamel dial with Swiss Super-LumiNova C3
  • Glass: Domed Sapphire Crystal with AR Coating
  • Strap: Genuine Leather with stainless steel buckle
  • Case Size: 40mm x 12mm
  • Lug to Lug: 46.5mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Movement: Seiko VK64 (sweeping second hand)
  • Water Resistance: 100M (10ATM)
  • Shipping: Free worldwide (3-5 business days)

Price starts from 247€ but you can have 33€ discount at the first purchase on their site!

Click here and check out these cool timepieces!

Blanchard Watches Microbrand

Today i want to show you Blanchard Watches microbrand!

A sports tool chronograph with the ability to interchange bezels, giving you a watch ready for any occasion!

Blanchard Watch Co. had its origin story back in 2006 when owner Robert Blanchard set off to create a watch specifically built for the gentleman pilot.

Partnered with the Azimuth watch Co. that first initial venture into the watch industry became a success.

With an renewed passion for road racing, Robert Blanchard, now an SCCA competition certified driver in the Spec Racer Ford class is doing it again by bringing the racing world a new tool watch series specifically designed for both the driver and the spectator. 

You have three dial choices when it comes to The Gentleman Racer:

The Reverse Panda dial with super Luminova hands, sub-dials and indices

blanchard watches microbrand

The Steel Panda dial with super Luminova hands and indices

blanchard watches microbrand

The Panda dial with super Luminova full lum dial and hands

blanchard watches microbrand

Blanchard Watches Microbrand – details

Here are all the tecnical specifications for Blanchard watches!

I have to say that these watches are very interesting and also they were fully funded on kicktarter!

  • Seiko VK64 Mecha Quartz movement
  • 316L marine-grade stainless steel case
  • 41.5 mm Diameter
  • 49.5mm lug to lug
  • 20mm strap/bracelet
  • Water resistant to 100 meters / 320 feet
  • Friction bidirectional bezel
  • Slight dome sapphire crystal
  • Swiss Superluminova 
  • 316L marine-grade stainless steel bracelet with solid endlinks or Leather NATO with racing leather extension strap
  • Fully-articulating solid links secured by screw pins
  • Clasp with 2 microadjustment slots 
  • Included extras: screwdriver for resizing bracelet, Alen wrench for removing bezel screws, and spring bar tool

Check out their site! Click here!

Calamai Watches Microbrand

Here we are with a new review dedicated to Calamai Watches Microbrand.

This time we are talking for the first time about a pilot watch with some very unique features.

This watch is given to the Italian Air Force, so I am really proud to do this review.

Let’s start right away with the packaging, a comfortable leather travel case with the logo of an airplane forming the C of the founder of the brand, Francesco Calamai.

The watch in question is the G-50 arrow with a black dial and leather strap.

This timepiece features a 40mm diameter case and Sellita SW 580 top grade movement and 48 hour power reserve and screw down crown.

Calamai watches special materials

Among the features of this watch that impressed me the most are definitely the three-dimensionality of the dial and the material with which the case was produced.

The casing of each watch was forged by melting the steel of the G.E. turbine that powered an F-104 of the Italian Air Force. Indeed, the serial number of the exact turbine disc utilised is engraved on the caseback.

To reach the highest levels of precision, each casing is forged through lost-wax microfusion and then hand-finished.

The watch is really comfortable to wear on the wrist and is among my favorite pilot watches!

If you are looking for an italian microbrand and a really special pilot watch, Calamai watches are defenitely for you!

Italian

Eccoci con una nuova recensione dedicata a Orologi Calamai.

Questa volta parliamo per la prima volta di un pilot watch con delle caratteristiche davvero uniche.

Vi ricordo che questo orologio viene dato in dotazione alla Aeronautica Miltare italiana e per questo motivo sono davvero orgoglioso di realizzare questa recensione.

Partiamo subito dal packaging, una comoda custodia da viaggio in pelle con il logo di un aereo a formare la C del fondatore del brand, Francesco Calamai.

L’orologio in questione è il G-50 freccia con quadrante nero e cinturino in pelle.

Questo segnatempo presenta 40 mm di diametro cassa e movimeto Sellita SW 580 top grade e 48 ore di riserva di carica e corona a vite.

Tra le caratteristiche di questo orologio che più mi hanno colpito ci sono sicuramente la tridimensionalità del quadrante e il materiale con il quale è stato prodotta la cassa.

Infatti la cassa del G-50 Freccia è stata realizzata utilizzando la turbina di un aereo F104

Vertigo Watches – il microbrand italiano

Oggi finalmente recensiamo il microbrand italiano Vertigo Watches!

Ho avuto l’opportunità di conoscere questo marchio dal vivo durante Watches of Italy, la prima fiera italiana di orologi dedicata ai micromarchi italiani e ho subito percepito le potenzialità di questi segnatempo.

Prezzo competitivo, stile vintage, precisione e comfort sono le caratteristiche principali di questo cronografo, il Vertigo Tornante.

Ho detto stile vintage perché guardando il quadrante e soprattutto il retro dell’orologio mi sono subito venuti in mente le auto e il contachilometri delle macchine degli anni 60/70.

vertigo watches

Il quadrante (protetto da un vetro zaffiro antiriflesso) è davvero bello e ricorda il marrone brillante o il sole, molto evidente soprattutto in presenza di luce.

Inoltre, la scala tachimetrica è incorporata nel quadrante, anche se la preferisco esterna.

Il fondello dell’orologio è caratterizzato dal design del bordo di un’auto da corsa degli anni ’60.

Le dimensioni sono 41 mm di diametro, da capocorda a capocorda 47 mm e capocorda 22 mm.

Anche il cinturino con i fori larghi ricorda lo stile tipico dei guanti da guida visti nei vecchi film di corse.

In presenza di oscurità la leggibilità dell’epoca non ha problemi grazie al superluminova.

Vertigo Watches – rapporto qualità/prezzo

Per quanto riguarda il movimento, questo orologio ha un Seiko Mecaquartz VK64, resistente fino a 100 metri.

Tutto questo è contenuto in una comoda e compatta scatola da viaggio e ad un prezzo di soli 230 euro, dimostrandosi un grande regalo ad un prezzo molto ragionevole.

Se amate i motori e il vintage, il Vertigo Tornante è l’orologio giusto per voi!

Clicca qui per visitare il sito del produttore!

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English

Today we finally review another Italian microbrand, vertigowatches !

I had the opportunity to get to know this brand live during Watches of Italy, the first Italian watch fair dedicated to Italian microbrands and I immediately perceived the potential of these timepieces.

Competitive price, vintage style, precision and comfort are the main features of this chronograph, the Vertigo Tornante.

I said vintage style because looking at the dial and especially at the back of the watch I immediately came to mind the cars and the odometer of the machines back to the 60s/70s.

The dial (protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal) is really beautiful and recalls the bright brown or sunburst, very evident especially in the presence of light.

In addition, the tachymeter scale is incorporated in the dial, although I prefer it external.

The back of the watch is characterized by the design of the rim of a racing car from the 60s.

The dimensions are 41 mm in diameter, lug to lug 47 mm and lug 22 mm.

Even the strap with the wide holes is reminiscent of the typical style of driving gloves seen in old racing movies.

In the presence of darkness the legibility of the time has no problems thanks to the superluminova.

As for the movement, this watch has a Seiko Mecaquartz VK64, resistant to 100 meters.

All this is contained in a comfortable and compact travel box and at a price of only € 230, proving to be a great gift at a very reasonable price.

If you love motors and vintage, the Vertigo Tornante is the right watch for you!

Gavox watches

Here we are finally with the review of a really interesting quartz watch, the gavox watches Aurora. 

This timepiece surprised me a lot by its many features. 

I would like to leave out the technical and aesthetic features for a moment and concentrate on the many functions that make this mecatronic swiss made timepiece so special. 

The Aurora is the world’s first multi function quartz watch that handles all geographical and political time zones.

It can keep track of a reference time and display a local time by increments of 15 minutes, in order to handle non-standard time zones with a difference of 15, 30 or 45 minutes.
As much as 20% of the world’s population lives in non-standard time zones.

Gavox watches

The watch has 7 main functions indicated by the hand at the base (home ; Sec ; UTC ; TMR (timer mode) ; Chr (chrono mode) ; Date ; Moon) which can be selected by pressing the crown. As you understand, the watch has both date and lunar calendar depending on the setting you decide to activate. 

Each mode allows the individual hands to have a different function. For example, in TMR (timer) mode, the hour hand indicates the minutes and the minute hand indicates the seconds, while the second hand indicates the hours, thus creating a truly unique and spectacular movement of the hands. 

gavox watches

Another feature that impressed me about this watch is the battery life from 4 years to 7 years depending on the functions that are used. 

I found the Gavox Aurora really comfortable to wear despite its 43 mm diameter. Moreover, as soon as you see the hypnotic movements of the spears you will be really amazed. 

I will make some videos to let you see the cool movements of the hands!

You will also be hypnotized by the luminescence of the hands, with truly incredible colours.

The Gavox Aurora is also waterproof to 10 ATM (really good for a chrono) and has got sapphire crystal.

This timepiece is special and unlike the “usual quartz” it is the most interesting quartz I have ever tried!