Namica Watches Microbrand

Namica watches is a new microbrand i just found on instagram and i want to share with you all the details about these interesting timepieces!

Namica is a small independent Japanese watch company just south of Tokyo in the Izu Peninsula, famous for their white sand beaches and glorious hot springs.

They strive to create impeccably built, modern timepieces with serious specifications under the hood.

​The aim is to combine inspiration from classic vintage watches, with passion for Japanese modern design influences to create contemporary, high quality timepieces geared toward those looking for something truly special.

They select materials and design components that have been proven time and again in the industry to be extremely robust and ready to be relied upon wherever you choose to go – all of this at a much lower cost of a similar spec watch from most other major legacy brands.

Namica watches – Shirahama model

As clean as it gets. The Shirahama is a modern take on the classic automatic dive watch.

Named after [白浜] the local white sand beach here in Izu, Japan.

While the dial is inspired by classic divers from the past for a versatile look and maximum legibility, the case was designed from the ground up for a modern aesthetic, featuring a bi-colour premium grade sapphire bezel loaded with Swiss Made Super-LumiNova® BGW9.

The contrasting matte, sandblasted finish gives a smooth utilitarian tool watch look and feel.

Here you can see the amazing lume of the Shirahama watch by Namica Watches.

You can also see how the bezel has a super lume!

THE MOVEMENT

Powered by the SII NH38A from leading-edge Japanese watchmaker SEIKO, it is an automatic movement from Japan known for its accuracy & reliability.

The 24-jewel movement flaunts 21,600 vph (6 vibrations per sec), hacking, manual winding and a power reserve of 41+ hours. Includes Seiko’s in-built Diashock system to maintain accuracy against jolts.

This no-date version of the legendary SII NH35A is not only perfect for The Shirahama’s minimal dial design, but is also extremely easy to maintain and service.

Considered to be one of the best-in-class robust tool watch movements ever made.

Namica watches – Neo Tokyo

The Shirahama has been fine tuned for the NEO TOKYO Special Edition in more ways than one.

The case, bracelet and clasp has been upgraded with a DLC coating (Diamond-Like Carbon) for an extremely durable, scratch-resistant finish, whilst the ultraviolet metallic vertical brushed fumé dial brings out the cyberpunk aesthetic.

Neon accents and Swiss Made Super-LumiNova® BGW9 printed futuristic outline indices provide the finishing touches. 

Namica watches specifications

Movement: SEIKO SII NH38A (no date)

Case Material: Sandblasted DLC matte 316L stainless steel

Dial: Ultraviolet metallic vertical brushed fumé

Case Width: 40mm

Water Resistance: 200m | 660ft

Bezel: 120-click unidirectional lumed sapphire bezel  

Crystal: Double dome sapphire & inner AR coating  

Lume: Swiss Made Super-LumiNova® BGW9

Bracelet Material: Sandblasted DLC matte 316L stainless steel

Bracelet Links: Fully articulating with solid end links  

Prices – SHIRAHAMA CLASSIC

RRP US $ 449

Includes

  • Saffiano vegan leather watch case
  • International two year warranty

SUPER EARLY BIRD
US $ 299

Limited to just x50 pieces

EARLY BIRD
US $ 325

Limited to just x50 pieces

KICKSTARTER DEAL

US $ 349

Prices – Neo Tokyo

RRP US $ 499

Includes Saffiano vegan leather watch case and International two year warranty

SUPER EARLY BIRD US $ 349
Limited to just x50 pieces

EARLY BIRD US $ 375

Limited to just x50 pieces

KICKSTARTER DEAL US $ 399

If you want to check out their site click here!

Batiscafo watch microbrand

Today i want to show you a new microbrand funded on Kickstarter!

A new Vintage Military Bronze Watch, the Batiscafo diver!

This timepiece is created by Andrei Troff, automotive and product designer and artist and has got different features

“My watch design is inspired by batiscafo, Italian for Bathyscaphe first free-diving deep-sea submersible machines from 1948.

They were massive structures with small illuminators able to godeeper than 10km underwater. I designed this watch for people, who adore vintage watches’ aesthetics as much as I do.

The idea is to focus attention on a CuSN8 classic cushion shape bronze case large and solid with no bezel.

Unique features are the comparatively small dial and digits etched directly on the 45mm case.

From this layout we can see a lot of bronze surface.

This material has amazing patination possibilities, which will create a unique look for each timepiece with use.

It has a durable and time-approved Japanese Seiko NH35A automatic movement with date indicator.

The 20BAR waterproof case allows for the watch to be used for scuba diving. I hope you enjoy this piece of art!

Yours, Andrei”

Sandwich dial construction is a traditional solution for military watches. It is difficult to damage the hour markings with an accidental hit or drop. Bronze is also a traditional military material because it does not glint in sunlight, and CuSN8 bronze is highly resistant to salt-water corrosion.

The Seiko NH35A Japanese-made automatic movement is trusted and durable.

  • 20BAR  waterproof
  • Bronze CuSN8  45mm case 
  • Sapphire glass
  • Seiko NH35N mechanical automatic 3-hand movement with date
  • Stainless steel hypoallergenic caseback
  • Handmade aged vintage strap (26mm)
  • Limited 300 units edition
  • Easy strap change

If you want to enjoy a new different diver watch, this timepiece is defenetly for you. Check out their site HERE and have fun with this crazy diver and his incredibles details!

Nubeo Watches

Today i want to show you the big Nubeo Explorer 1!

This watch has got some really big dimensions for very big wrists!

Nubeo portrays and takes inspiration from both the space and sea to create timepieces in tribute, in function and in design.

Each Nubeo timepiece is defined by performance, functionality yet with a design language that blends the organic and natural with the industrial in a manner that makes for a truly unique exhibition of time.

Explorer 1 was the first satellite launched by NASA into space.

It was the beginning chapter of what would be, and still is, an unfolding story of discovery, experimentation and exploration that continues to test, challenge and inspire the men, women and machines of the space program.

Inspired by the earliest space build and equipped for the rigours of the oceans, the Explorer has 200m of water resistance and a uni-directional turning bezel.

This muscularly-shaped, imposing tool watch uses the cut of angular-shaped watch design to create a very special timepiece.

Nubeo watches – explorer1 details

Movement: Self-winding Japanese movement with Date

Case: 316L Stainless Steel Round case with See through Exhibition Caseback

Diameter Of Case: 50mm

Thickness Of Case: 15mm

Lens: Mineral lens with anti-reflective coating

Band: Solid Stainless Steel Bracelet with Fold Over Buckle with Safety Lock and Push Button

Water Resistance: 20 ATM

Nuun Official Watches Microbrand

Today i want to show you Nuun Official Watches!

This Timepiece is the N200 with index markers.

The N200 also comes in Titanium gray coated stainless steel variant, available in Arabic and Index version.

The coating combines the toughness and scratch-resistance capability of titanium resulting to enhanced durability of the watch.  

The N200 Titanium gray coated steel features a sapphire dial with gradient black fill, with the middle showing a glimpse of the watch’s movement.

The packagin is really cool and i think also interesting because it gives a lot of importance to the watch.

Arabic version marks the hour with Arabic markers and the Index version marks the hour with indices.

Nuun Official Watches – a cool timepiece

The hands and hour markers are covered with lumibrite lume ensuring readability in the dark. and the date window is paced at the 3 o’clock position.

Caseback shows the fascinating watch calibre through a clear sapphire crystal seal.

Aesthetically pleasing and equipped with superior wear and scratch resistance,

The N200 Titanium gray coated stainless steel watch is the perfect stylish wrist companion in your exploration and adventures!

Here are a some details of the watch

  • Case: Titanium Gray Coated 316L Stainless Steel
  • Dimension: 40.5×46.5mm
  • Glass: Sapphire Crystal Anti-Scratch
  • Dial: Translucent
  • Hands: Luminous
  • Markers: Arabic / Index
  • Movement: Seiko Cal.NH35A Automatic
  • Strap : Black Caoutchouc Rubber
  • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Buckle: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 20atm / 200m / 656ft

If you want to buy this cool automatic watch check out the Nuun Official site HERE!

Iridium Watches Microbrand

IRIDIUM Watches is a Microbrand Watch Startup based in Singapore under the AUDRIC Brand.  Iridium Watches proudly presents the Torpedo, a 300m rated Diver’s Watch.

With carefully picked components, regulated movements, its vintage styling and fun colours the Torpedo projects tropical vibes all through the day. Timing your dives was never more fun.

The Torpedo is a great everyday timer that can be worn in any situation. It is built as robust as all forthcoming IRIDIUM watches but has an elegant twist to it.

Excellent color options, a perfect size for every wrist, and a sturdy build are the hallmarks of the Iridium Torpedo.

Time your barbeque, wear it to the beach, pair it with summer shades, or dress it up with a Tux, the Torpedo is your essential companion.

Case

CNC cut from Surgical Grade 316L Stainless Steel, a material used extensively in the shipping and seafaring world, each Torpedo watch is highly resistant to corrosion.

42mm wide and 51mm lug to lug are perfect dimensions for a Do-Anything-Go-Anywhere watch for the modern man.

A screw down crown with an engraved and luminous Iridium logo helps keep moisture out.

Bezel

Unidirectional 120-click bezel on the Torpedo will be your faithful companion for all your timing activities. Actual depth diving or timing your microwave pizza, do it with the Iridium Torpedo and it’s fully lumed bezel markers (BGW9 Superluminova).

Crystal

Taking cues from vintage diver’s watches we have purposefully used a domed sapphire crystal. It creates a mesmerising distortion right at the egde, while maintaining perfect visibility at all viewing angles. Sapphire crystals are also impervious to scratches due to regular wear.

Bracelet

Each Torpedo watch comes with a custom made fitted bracelet in Stainless Steel. 22m wide at the lug end, the bracelet features alternating beautiful brushed and polished elements.

A secure diver’s clasp (Ratchet Buckle) holds it together and screws in the links make for easy sizing.

Design wise we put our unique twist on the classic Jubilee style and came up with something different yet coherent.

Dial and Hands

Keeping it cool is the need of the hour and five carefully picked dial options give you tons of fun in these long and hot days.

The hour markers are laser cut and filled with BGW9 Superluminova for an extremely bright glow and enhanced visibility.

Laser cut hour and minute hands feature bright BGW9 Superluminova for long lasting legibility in the darkest of environs.

Movement

Beating at 28800 bph the venerable Miyota 9015 Automatic movement powers the Torpedo ever forwards.

We specially made custom rotors for your viewing pleasure. The movement is five point regulated and tested rigorously before the watch is shipped to you.

Iridium watches microbrand

TECHINCAL SPECIFICATIONS 42 mm * 50 mm 316L Stainless Steel case.

  • Case: 42 mm * 50 mm 316L Stainless Steel case.
  • Movement: Miyota 9015 movement.
  • Case Thickness: 13.5 mm.
  • Water Resistance: 300 m (1000ft) / 30 ATM.
  • Lug width: 22 mm.
  • Crown: Screw-down crown with IRIDIUM logo filled with BGW9.
  • Bezel: 120 Clicks Steel rotating unidirectional bezel with BGW9.
  • Dial: Sunburst dials with Swiss Superluminova BGW9.
  • Hands: Hands filled with Swiss Superluminova BGW9.
  • Lens: Double dome sapphire crystal with Anti Reflective coating.
  • Bracelet: 316L Stainless Steel with ratchet diver clasp and screws for easy sizing. 
  • Caseback: Closed Screw-down with reverse engraved specs with Torpedo logo.
  • Octocore Anti-Scratch Coating.

Launch Details

Kickstarter launch in March, 2021. Production of the watch started in April, 2021 post successful funding on the platform. Pre-Order price starting from 399 USD and the final retail price is 549 USD. 

For more details: akshay@iridiumwatches.com 

Pls visit www.iridiumwatches.com for subscribing our launch notification mail.

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Dailos Watches Microbrand

Dailos Watches is a Singapore-based microbrand founded by Denzel.

The name is actually short for Daidalos, otherwise also known as Daedalus in Greek Mythology.

He was known to be a skillful craftsman and artist which is what we hope to be associated with when starting out Dailos Watches.

At Dailos, they aim to create high quality watches with eye-catching aesthetics while bringing good value to everyday people. Being a microbrand, they strive to connect with their customers and exceed expectations. 

Dailos Watches Microbrand – the waveform model

The Waveform was crafted to be the perfect everyday watch, for everyday people. Its versatile look allows it to be suitable for any occasion while its durability and scratch-resistant properties help keep it looking fresh and brand new.

Not to mention the comfort of the Waveform from its perfect dimensions and the lightweight feel of titanium.

Full Specification & Details:

  • Dial: Gloss Black Dial
  • Movement: Seiko NH35A Automatic Movement
  • Case Material: Reinforced Titanium (up to ~1200Hv hardness rating)
  • Case Diameter: 40mm
  • Lug to Lug: 47mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Water Resistance: 300m/990ft
  • Bezel: 60-Click Unidirectional with Ceramic Insert
  • Crystal: Double-Domed Sapphire with 5-Layers of Underside AR Coating
  • Crown: Signed Screwed-Down Crown
  • Caseback: Engraved Screwed-Down Caseback
  • Luminescence: BGW9 Swiss-Superluminova
  • Bracelet Material: Reinforced Titanium
  • Clasp: Reinforced Titanium Double-Pusher Milled Clasp
  • Warranty: 1-Year Limited International Warranty

Price of the Dailos waveform is 399$ and you can check out their site here!

Fanos Watches Microbrand

FANOS Watches is offering a great valued diver in the market with a workhorse Swiss movement and a case made from hardened Titanium!

Check them out on Kickstarter:

Montreal, Canada – Fanos watches launched their Kickstarter campaign for their first watch, theOsimiri, a rugged yet elegant diver made with fine attention to detail and high end specifications.

Fanos Watches was started in 2019 by a Canadian based team who wanted to offer a diver watch thatencompasses all the features found in premium brands, and more, at a fraction of the price.

fanos watches kickstarter

Hardened Grade 2 titanium, a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, 500m water resistance, screw-down & lumed crown, ceramic bezel and BGW9 SuperLuminova.

That is just a brief overview of the thought that went into this timepiece.

The Osimiri is available in two matte colours – black & blue. Kickstarter backers will have the choice between a hardened titanium bracelet with a milled clasp or a custom molded rubber strap matching the color selected – or both, as an add-on.

fanos watches kickstarter

The Fanos campaign launched on Kickstarter on April 23rd 2021 with an initial goal of $ 59,000 CAD (Approx $48,485 USD).

Perks include a special Early Bird price of $605 CAD (Approx $594 USD), a saving of over $75 USD off the MSRP.

Stretch goals will allow for the inclusion of both straps with all orders and for an upgrade to an Elabore grade 2824-2 movement on all watches.

fanos watches kickstarer

The watch will retail for $629, very good price.

Check them out on Kickstarter!

Nautage Watches Microbrand

Nautage watches Microbrand started back in 2018 where the brothers Christian (architect & designer) & Allan (founder) decided to fulfil a personal dream of designing a modern interpretation of the classical dive watch.

They wanted to create an expression, which were more simple and straight forward. They sought inspiration in the Nordic design tradition and designed the watch with reference to nautical machinery and dive equipment.

Some words from NAUTAGE TEAM:

OUR EXISTENCE

We experience and we explore. It’s what human beings require and what we crave.

This is NAUTAGE. Creators of a bold new watch and lifestyle brand, unique like you and tested to experience and withstand the forces of nature together. All with an eye on a safer planet and cleaner waters.

Originating from Denmark, we are and remain inspired by our roots, and the beauty and simplicity of Nordic design. It’s in our very being of who we are. Striving to achieve what has been our ambition, in 2018 we set out to create and illuminate a stylishly designed dive watch that journeys forward, while staying true to the modern simplicity of a timeless classic.

In 2021, this ambition has become a reality with the release of the first dive watch from NAUTAGE. We have a thirst for life, and we live to experience new adventures that await us. On land and under water.

Dive in for adventure, because while eternity is forever, life is finite. After all, actions speak louder than words. It’s time to make life count.

NAUTAGE WATCHES MICROBRAND – AUTOMATIC TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

MOVEMENT

Miyota 9039 Automatic premium – 24 jewels
Calibre 11 1/2´´
Shock resistant movement
Vibration Frequency 28800 per hour
42 hour power reserve

CASE

316L bead-blasted steel

CASE-BACK

Screw-in, see thru

SIZE

41 x 50 x 12mm – 22mm lug width

STRAP

Vulcanised NBR rubber, saltwater- and UVA-resistant

BUCKLE

316L bead-blasted steel

BEZEL

120 click uni-directional

WATER RESISTANCE

200m / 660 ft

CRYSTAL

Sapphire crystal non coated front and back

LUMINOVA

SUPER LUMINOVA Grade A

CROWN

Screw-down – placed at three o’clock

If you are looking for an interesting and different dive watch Nautage watches are defenitilty for you!

Milus Archimèdes Watch Review

Here we are with the Milus Archimedes Watch Review!

Milus is a historic Swiss brand founded in 1919 and Archimèdes is the modern successor to their Super compressor model from the 1970s as well as the 666, the original model created a decade earlier.

This swiss made watch intrigued me from the beginning thanks to its design and its dial, simple, complete and compact.

Today I want to review it with you and I want to explain why I consider it one of the best choices for value for money.

First let’s start with the packaging, simple and minimal but at the same time useful. A comfortable leather travel case, containing watch and strap.

I really appreciated this choice because I have never loved bulky boxes that are always abandoned in the attic and I must say that many brands are moving towards this choice such as Oris with the mare nostrum model.

This watch is immediately ready to use, in fact, the strap is mountable through a button convenient and fast.

The case is brushed, with a diameter of 41 mm and a black dial and internal bidirectional rotating bezel.

Hhands are typical of vintage Milus 60s/70s “Broad Arrow” style and coated with SuperLuminova with excellent glow in the dark.

Milus Archimèdes – movement and features

This timepiece is powered by an ETA 2892A2 (TOP) movement with 42 hours of power reserve and is water resistant to 300 meters.

The crown is screw-down (as is the case back) while the crystal is sapphire with anti-reflective treatment.

In addition to all these features, the watch also has a helium valve, which I remember is used to allow the helium molecules to escape during immersion, avoiding creating any damage to the watch.

Conclusion

This watch is in my opinion a great choice mainly for 3 reasons and they are also the ones I evaluate every time I buy a watch:

History of the brand we are not talking about a brand born a few months ago but a historic watchmaker born in 1919 and has just turned 100 years old.

When you buy a watch we are not just buying a physical object but the price is also justified by the seriousness of the brand and the history behind it.

Quality of materials and movement. As soon as I wore the watch I immediately perceived the quality of the materials of which this timepiece is made, from the leather strap to the finishes of the case and dial, everything is in perfect harmony.

In addition, we are not talking about a basic movement but the choice of a TOP grade in my opinion justifies the price that I consider low.

milus archimedes review by mrwatch93

Price in my opinion consistent, under 2 thousand euros and in an affordable range. We can have a Swiss Made watch with a great movement at a reasonable price.

Check out new watches on my site!

Ciga Design skeleton watch

Today we talk about skeleton watch and in particular the Ciga Design DLC.

I have always been attracted by this type of watches because I have always found interesting to be able to take a look deep into the watch and see every single mechanism that powers the timepiece.

After hearing a lot about ciga_design_uk , I decided to try one of their watches, the Z series DLC Automatic.

First of all, what does DLC mean?
DLC means diamond-like carbon coating and is a process that forms a molecular carbon layer making the watch super resistant in any situation and with a very special finish.

Carbon atoms are applied in a plasma state to form a super compact layer.

For this reason, since the DLC process is very intense, only a small number of this series are produced every month.

The Z series DLC is powered by the SEAGULL ST2553JK movement and features sapphire crystal on top and on the back.

The packaging, book shaped and containing the two straps (one in leather and one in rubber) separated from the watch, already transmitting the sense of versatility that Ciga Design wants to give. In fact, the straps can be changed very quickly through a small button.

A watch certainly interesting and very affordable.

If you want to make a nice gift for Christmas the Ciga design is definitely for you!

Italian

Oggi si parla di orologi scheletrati e in particolare del Ciga Design DLC.

Sono sempre stato attratto da questo tipo di orologi perché ho sempre trovato interessante poter dare un’occhiata in profondità all’orologio e vedere ogni singolo meccanismo che alimenta l’orologio.

Dopo aver sentito parlare molto di Ciga Design, ho deciso di provare uno dei loro orologi, il DLC Serie Z Automatic.

Prima di tutto, cosa significa DLC?
DLC significa rivestimento di carbonio simile al diamante ed è un processo che forma uno strato di carbonio molecolare che rende l’orologio super resistente in qualsiasi situazione e con una finitura molto speciale

Gli atomi di carbonio sono applicati in uno stato di plasma per formare uno strato super compatto

Per questo motivo, dato che il processo DLC è molto intenso, solo un piccolo numero di questa serie viene prodotto ogni mese.

La serie Z DLC è alimentata dal movimento SEAGULL ST2553JK e presenta un vetro zaffiro sulla parte superiore e sul retro

Ciga Design – il packaging giusto

La confezione, a forma di libro e contenente i due cinturini (uno in pelle e uno in gomma) separati dall’orologio, trasmette già il senso di versatilità che Ciga Design vuole dare. Infatti, i cinturini possono essere cambiati molto velocemente attraverso un piccolo pulsante.

Un orologio certamente interessante e molto conveniente!

Qui il sito del produttore https://cigadesign.co.uk/

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