AndoAndoAndo Watches Microbrand

Today i want to discover with a new microbrand AndoAndoAndo Watches!

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The A-1 Automatic Watch is the first timepiece by Japanese-Finnish design company AndoAndoAndo, founded by Yu Ando.

Yu Ando is a Japanese designer and watch enthusiast settled in Finland.

In his first watch design, he has sought to bring together both Finnish functionality and Japanese values of detailed and sophisticated design.

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A-1 Automatic Watch has only the basic functions of a watch – it shows you time, date and day. But all the aspects are well-defined: the dial is easy to read and the hourly indexes glow in the dark.

The movement is automatic Seiko NH36 so you never need to change batteries.

But what really makes this watch unique is the well-though ergonomics – thanks to it’s shape and the recessed crown, no matter how you bend your wrist, the crown will never hurt your hand.

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Features

– Original: Other than the movement and its discs, every part of the watch is uniquely designed.

– Simple: No unnecessary decoration.

– Small: 37 mm x 42 mm x 11 mm. Perfect for people who have a wrist size of 15 cm to 18.5 cm. Watch body weight 59.6 g (2.1 oz), straps 8.8 g (0.31 oz).

– Ergonomic Design: The crown will never poke the back of your hand.

– Unisex: But maybe not for people with the big wrists.

– Unique 2-Piece Case Design: Partially inspired by Étienne-Louis Boullée’s architecture Cénotaphe à Newton (1784).

– Time & Day-Date (EN/JP): All the necessary information on your wrist. Hands and hourly indexes lumed with SuperLuminova C1.

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– Seiko Instruments (SII) NH36A: One of the most trusted robust Japanese automatic movements available.

– Sapphire Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is used for the top crystal to prevent scratches. Case-back crystal is a mineral crystal.

– 5 BAR Water Resistant: Enough to get through daily wetness, sweat, and tears. Just don’t scuba-dive with it.

– Limited Editions: Each color variant is limited to 100, each engraved with the serial number, so you can be proud of having a rare watch.

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If you would like to find out more, please check A-1 Automatic’s Indiegogo campaign page.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-1-automatic-watch-function-x-design-x-passion/

Here is the instagram page of Ando Watches

https://www.instagram.com/andoandoando_design/

Here is the site of Ando!

https://andoandoando.com/

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*Please note all photos on this page are prototypes.

The production models will have SuperLuminova C1 lumes (white under light), while the dials of the prototypes have C3 (slightly yellow under light). The “Black” BBBB model in the pictures is an older prototype and hands and the dial detail are different.

Panuach Microbrand Watches

Today i want to present you a new microbrand, Panuach watches!

Everything starts with ambition, with an idea, with a vision, with the passion that leads you to fight for those childhood dreams, the same that pushes you to make them real.

They are those dreams that are still alive when you are old, and that will always be alive, producing you that joy that only a child can understand.


Their dream began with the common passion for watches that two cousins had.

They were both absolutely amazed by the orology and the exceptional timepieces that were built, however, the overpriced value made it impossible to acquire any of them. 


Such was the obsession to acquire those unaffordable watches, that at a family dinner in August 2020, the inspiration reached both of them out and decided that they were going to make exceptional watches such as the same that they admired, but with a slight difference, they were going to be affordable to everyone.

Watches that would express the passion that both cousins had for horology. 

At that moment, the PANUACH family was born, and with it, the aim of gathering and unifying all people around the world through the same thing, a timepiece.


The world is created for dreamers, and the members of the PANUACH family are so as well. 

The watch brand of worldwide dreamers.  

This brand was born with a clear idea, built exceptional and exclusive timepieces for the ones that are not able to afford those exorbitant prices characterised by the traditional luxury watch brads.

Collection:

The PANUACH TRAVELLER Collection is the first one the brand is launching. 


It consists of a route around the world that has stop at the most important cities of the 5 main continents on earth.


Each timepiece will represent a city, and it will be inspired by its people, its architecture, and its culture.


The cities will be maintained in secret until the launching of each model, which means that you will not be able to know the whole PANUACH trip until the last destination is announced.


The aim of this collection is to connect the world through the most important metropolitan cities, making people all around the globe more knowledgeable about the different cultures and ethnicities.


Moreover, this collection will bring you the opportunity to discover the most awesome and exclusive places these metropolises are hiding.  

PANUACH BCN:

The PANUACH BCN is a limited-edition timepiece that has been created in homage to Barcelona, one of the most important and charismatic cities in the world.

A piece that is more than a simple watch, it is the soul of the city on your wrist, it is the perfect representation of what the city breathes. 

The Mediterranean blue, together with the dark grey and the perfectly engraved details, represents simultaneously the historical and modern city it is. 

These characteristics make the piece to have a sporty look, but at the same time, it maintains those classic details that are so essential. 

This is the first stop of our trip. Would you like to join Panauch family and discover the most spectacular cities around the world?

The PANUACH BCN has been made with the best materials.

Technical sheet

Size: 42 mm

Material: Stainless steel 316L coloured with Black Gun Metal.

Strap: Genuine leather 

Movement: Japanese quartz movement 

Lens: Sapphire crystal

Water resistance: 5 ATM

Thickness: 7mm

Weight: 55gr

Limited edition: 500 units. Each piece is numbered from 1 to 500, which means that each of them is unique.

If you want to get this super cool timepiece check out their site here!

Technik 4x Watch

Today i want to present you the Technik 4x watch!

For more than 5 decades the founder Hans Peter Grädel has been living his passion as a developer of watches and complete sets of parts for well-known brands in Switzerland, Europe, Japan and the USA.

He helped establish famous watch brands such as SECTOR No Limits and FORMEX 4SPEED.
 
Now he has time to concentrate on his own brand, TECHNIK 4X, with which he is realizing his final dream.

Hans was always inspired by the designs and new technologies initiated by the car industry.

Consequently, he could only design a hybrid watch today.
 

I want to share with you the enthusiasm of the founder Hans Peter for new technologies that are based on environmental protection.

Technik 4x Watch – details

– DIMENSIONS:

The diameter of our watches ASD-44 is 44.50 mm and the thickness is 11.45 mm

Weight is 86 gr for a watch including a Nylon-strap or 138 gr for a watch including a stainless steel Meche-bracelet. 

– All watches are 5 ATM (50 meters) WATERPROOF

– MOVEMENTS:
All their watches are equipped with 2 Top-quality movements from Japan!


One AUTOMATIC movement NH05B with DATE  from SEIKO/SII (a Top-brand for watches), accuracy adjusted to – 5 +20 seconds per day, duration time is more than 40 hours.


Together with one SOLAR movement VS17 from EPSON (the leader for electronic goods), accuracy is + – 20 seconds per month, duration time is more than 6 months. 

– CASE:
Newly developed case construction! The horns to hold the bracelets and straps are integrated into the case-back which is fixed with 4 screws to the case body.

The nicely decorated movement-holder with Geneva Strips, as well as the rotor of the automatic movement are visible through the  Sapphire crystal in this case-back! All parts of the case are in stainless steel 316L.

The case-body is closed on Top with a Sapphire crystal which is on booth sides Anti-Reflective 10 layers coated to improve the maximum clear visibility on the dial-face! Additionally, the outside of this crystal is Hard-coated to keep it scratch-proof!

– DIAL :
The dials are cut out with a Skeleton opening on which we can see-trough the watch.
They are existing in different colors and the hourly applied indexes are equipped with Swiss Super-LumiNova SLN/C1 to shine at night.

– HANDS:
They are existing in different colors and are equipped with the strongest Swiss Super-LumiNova SLN/BG W9 to shine at night.

– BRACELET/STRAPS: (20.00 mm large)
All bracelets and straps can be easily changed and assembled by hand! They are all equipped with a tool-free quick-release spring bar system with a handle and can be moved easily by your finger!

– DRAWER-TYPE BOX:
Their watches and additional straps are packed in a black and white, environmentally friendly paper box.

Because we’re experienced, reliable, and focused on results, we’ve had the privilege of working with a host of fantastic clients.

If you want to check out their watches please visit their site here!

Zero West Watches – the New H1 Hurricane

Today i want to present you the new watch from Zero West Watches! The new H1 Hurricane made with real Merlin engine casing from a WW2 plane!

Despite it’s less than complimentary name, Foulness Island, precariously balanced along the Essex Coastline, is beautiful in a bleak, blasted kind of way.

Due to that remoteness however it’s home to 212 people, many times that in birds – the original ‘Fowl’ in Foulness – and, until recently, H1-P3708.

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H1-P3708, for those without an encyclopaedic knowledge of aircraft serial numbers, is the designation of a MKI Hawker Hurricane, one of the most iconic World War 2 aircraft ever built, second only perhaps to the Spitfire.

A close second, at that.

Piloted by RAF Volunteer Reserve Sgt Alexander Girdwood, this particular Hurricane was involved in the ‘Hardest Day’ of the Battle of Britain, the day in which the Luftwaffe sent 750 sorties into UK airspace.

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H1 Hurricane by Zero West Watches – a new vision of watchmaking

During the fighting, according to Girdwood’s own accounts, he was downed after taking out a Heinkel 111, bailing as his plane crashlanded onto Foulness Island – right next to the enemy he had just shot down.

For the next 50 years the MKI Hurricane was left to the soft marshland of Foulness until it was excavated by the Anglian Aircraft Research Group, cleaned up and put on display at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, testament to a defining battle in a defining war.

Now H1-P3708 is getting a new lease of life under the auspices of Emsworth-based watch brand Zero West.

Following in the footsteps of the sold out S4 Spitfire watch before it, the new H1 Hurricane P3708 is both a rugged, technical pilots watch and a piece of British aviation history.

Combining a big, 44mm case with the British brand’s signature, separately forged lugs, with the oversized crown and innate legibility particular to a pilots’ watch, the H1 Hurricane P3708’s aviation pedigree is self-explanatory.

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What’s perhaps less obvious – unless you fly the occasional Hurricane of course – is the dial layout, a horological reinterpretation of the MKI Hurricane’s slip turn indicator.

The slip scale along the top and turn scale along the bottom have been replaced by minutes, but the dial retains the striking green L and R that characterise the original cockpit instrument.

Printed just above the bottom scale are both a date code and a set of coordinates – the date Girdwood crashed on Foulness Island and the exact latitude and longitude of where H1-P3708 was found.

H1 Hurrincane – the caseback

True to Zero Wests’ mantra of ‘Recovered, Recast, Reinvented’, the caseback is set with a disc of metal taken from the historical aircraft itself.

Recovered on Foulness, the Merlin engine casing was recast by Foundry Motorcycles in Chichester before being cut into discs and reinvented at Zero West’s own Emsworth Studio.

As a pilots’ watch, the H1 Hurricane P3708 is a rugged, mechanical chunk of watchmaking, a watch that will charm anyone that knows their way around a wrench and a piston engine. For many collectors, that alone will be enough. 

Yet it’s also a fitting tribute to not just the legendary Hurricane in general, but the bravery of one specific pilot and the plane he flew. Even though it was relegated to the mud of a remote Essex island, H1-P3708 and Sgt.

Girdwood are both commemorated by this very special timepiece.

Price of H1 Hurricane is £2,995

• 100 Builds in the matt silver

• 100 Builds in black case

Check out their site if you want to buy one!
www.zerowest.watch

Pathengers Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you Pathengers Watches Microbrand on Kickstarter!

These Timepieces inspired by the wonders of Earth!

PATHENGERS is the brainchild of three enthusiasts who are passionate about watches, design and travel.

The PATHENGERS brand is the fusion of these three distinct yet interlinked areas of luxury.

They invite you to re-discover our collective home, Planet Earth, through their timepieces which pay homage to the rhythm and beauty of our planet.

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Choose a design which reflects the life and soul of the city or one which showcases the wilder side of our planet.

Their watches are imagined and designed in Paris, but take their inspiration from Mother Earth.

For these guys, design is key.

A PATHENGERS watch is unique and is the result of years of vision, research and craft.

A travel-inspired timepiece, each PATHENGERS model has its own individual design
characteristics.

When you choose a PATHENGERS, you wear the location of the model on your wrist.

The Sphere Case is unique and bespoke created for PATHENGERS.

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The PATHENGERS watch features a beautifully rounded 42mm glass.

The doubledomed crystal glass gives the timepiece its depth and solidity.

Pathenger watches microbrand – Val d’Orcia

Val d’Orcia, with its volcanic landscapes punctuated by cypress trees, is one of the most rustic regions in Tuscany.

The hills here are world famous and the picturesque villages are alive with history and culture. This is a region rich in vegetation and home to some of the highest quality local product, including wine, truffles and cheese.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s one of the most scenic areas in Europe.

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The three-hour mark is a PATHENGERS signature design, presented with two
copper triangles.

These represent the local colors from which the model takes its inspiration.

Minute marks are replaced by simple and elegant ten-minute indexes.

The dial is separated into two copper layers with contrasting textures.


The PATHENGERS watch features a beautifully rounded 42mm glass.

The doubledomed crystal glass gives the timepiece its depth and solidity.

Pathenger watches microbrand – Triomphe

Triomphe is the model inspired by Paris

Sometimes referred to as the City of Lights or City of Love, the French capital is also the cradle of
culture, fashion, design and cuisine.

It has its own unique brand of je ne sais quoi, and is a melting pot of both history and modernity.

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They integrated the Japanese Miyota movements into our watches.

These are among the most accurate and reliable on the market.

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They included simple two-hand movements, allowing more room for design, together with a mechanism which offers both simplicity and complexity.

The Packaging

By purchasing a PATHENGERS, you will get two items, a beautiful-crafted
timepiece and a bespoke decorative object.

Triomphe model:

  • 42MM POLISHED & ROUNDED 316L STAINLESS STEEL CASE
  • AR COATING DOUBLE-DOMED SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL GLASS
  • EMBOSSED ENGRAVED CASEBACK
  • DOUBLE LAYER COPPER DIAL
  • JAPANESE MVT MIYOTA 2025 STANDARD
  • 5ATM ( 50M / 164 FT )
  • MIDNIGHT BLUE & ALLIGATOR PATTERN GENUINE LEATHER STRAP

Orcia model

  • 42MM SHARPED & STRAIGHT 316L STAINLESS STEEL CASE
  • AR COATING DOUBLE-DOMED SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL GLASS
  • EMBOSSED ENGRAVED CASEBACK
  • DOUBLE LAYER COPPER DIAL
  • JAPANESE MVT MIYOTA 2025 STANDARD
  • 5ATM ( 50M / 164 FT )
  • CEDAR BROWN & CANVAS GENUINE LEATHER STRAP

Pathengers watches microbrand is one of the most interesting news in the kickstarter and microbrand watch world family.

The design is cool, the packaging, the idea, all these features in a really good harmony!

If you want to purchase these incredible timepieces check out their kickstarter campaign HERE!

And check out also their site here!

Mas Watches Microbrand

Today i want to introduce a new model on Kickstarter by Mas Watches Microbrand!

Matthew and Son (MAS) Watches was started in 2019 by Matthew Francis, a watch enthusiast and father who shares his love of watches with his young son, Tate.

With a passion for the aesthetics and engineering of wrist-watches, MAS seek to design and produce unique, attainable pieces in a style that appeals to novices and watch enthusiasts alike.

MAS successfully funded the ‘Irukandji’ diver and ‘Tiny Time Tool’ accessory on Kickstarter in 2019, and the ‘JCB’ dress watch in 2020.

They are now developing several new concepts, and currently have an active campaign on Kickstarter for their ‘Arcticus’ field watch, HERE.

Following the success of the ‘Irukandji’ diver, the ‘JCB’ dress piece, and the unique ‘Tiny Time Tool’ accessory, Matthew & Son (MAS) Watches are pleased to return to Kickstarter and introduce their third timepiece release, the ‘Arcticus’ field watch.

Inspired by the natural beauty, incredible wildlife, and pioneering spirit of adventure that make Australia such a  fantastic and captivating part of the world!

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Mas watches microbrand Arcticus model – details

This watch is Powered by the high beat, Japanese Miyota 9039 automatic movement, and is built to withstand whatever adventures you throw at it!

With a full 316L stainless steel case and bracelet construction.

Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective underside, and 150M of water resistance, the Arcticus kit packs an incredible punch!

MAS stand behind all of their watches with a 2 year warranty, and the Arcticus is no different. 

Made from solid 316L stainless steel, and brushed to perfection, the 40mm Arcticus case was purpose-designed to not only meet the design brief for our Australian tool watch, but also to achieve the highest levels of wearability and comfort. 

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At just 11mm total height, the dimensions of the Arcticus are compact, particularly when you consider the depth offered by the beautiful, highly legible sandwich dial

The lugs are also pitched at a slope, diving down to meet the wrist, and keeping the lug-to-lug measurement to a very wearable 47mm, which is suitable for most wrists. 

The lug width is 20mm, allowing an almost endless range of strap options for this absolute strap monster!

Caseback creativity has become a real hallmark for the MAS brand.

With their Irukandji diver and JCB dress pieces both receiving incredibly detailed, bespoke designs on their reverse, and that same commitment to detail has carried through to the Arcticus.

Coal Black and Burnt Orange dials are partnered with a ‘Death Adder’ caseback:

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Glacier Blue and Blizzard White dials are partnered with an ‘Ice Fragments’ caseback:

Lume is applied generously to the lower level, interacting well with an already very legible dial, to ensure that low-light time-telling is a breeze. 

Mas watches microbrand Arcticus model – the bracelet

Mas watches microbrand is proud to introduce an improved bracelet design to the MAS line-up, with each Arcticus supplied on a solid stainless steelscrew-link bracelet, with solid end links.

For some final words this is watch has got really interesting features making the timepieces one of the most interesting in the microbrand watch world!

Be sure to join the MAS mailing list to stay updated on all the latest, and gain access to special subscriber offers!

If you want to check out their kickstarter campaign click HERE !

Meisterstein MINOA Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you the Meisterstein MINOA.

Founded in 2019, Meisterstein is a micro-brand watch company that specializes in authentic, minimalist timepieces.

Inspired by the core values of Bauhaus, the new MINOA features a timeless and minimalist design.

Meisterstein MINOA – a cool watch!

The case of the MINOA is made of polished 316L stainless steel. With a diameter of 38 mm and a case height of just 9 mm, the MINOA is very comfortable to wear.

The watch glass is made of domed and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Its domed shape underscores the harmonious design of this timepiece.

Meisterstein devoted particular attention to the dial.

True to their guiding principle “Less is more”, Meisterstein made a conscious decision in favor of understated numerals and indices.

A fine minute graduation is positioned on the outer edge.

A handy date window at the 6 o’clock position and the Meisterstein logo round off the refined dial.

The LumiNova, which has been applied to the hour markers and hands, ensures that you’re never at a loss for the time, even in the dark.

The inner workings of the MINOA are driven by a Caliber 714 quartz movement from the renowned Swiss manufacturer Ronda.

The MINOA is available in three color options: black, silver-white and green sunburst.

Details:

Case                            Stainless Steel 316L

Measures                   ø 38 mm, Lug width 20 mm, Thickness 9 mm

Movement                 Quartz – RONDA 714 (Swiss)

Crystal                         Domed Sapphire Crystal – anti-reflective

Water Resistance      5 ATM – Suitable for showering

Check them out on their site here!

Molnija Russian Watches

Today i want to present you Molnija Watches!

These watches have got some really interesting features!

The Tribute 1984 2.0 is based on caliber 3603, a classic movement first produced by the Molnija factory in 1984.

One of the most interesting feature of this watch is absolutely the movement and the display caseback.

Also the design of the watch is really cool and i like it so much.


When creating the second version of the Tribute 1984 collection of wrist watches, they have retained a laconic steel case of a classic shape, a genuine leather strap and offer two variants of models to choose from: one with a guilloche dial and Roman numerals, the other with a ray-shaped dial and Arabic numeral.

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Each model is presented in different classic colors.

No unnecessary details and precision in every movement of the hands.

Molnija watches – details

Here are the details of these super elegant an interesting russian watches

  • Movement In-house hand winding movement MOLNIJA 3603
  • GlassSapphire
  • CaseStainless steel
  • StrapGenuine leather
  • Strap size22 mm
  • Case size44 mm
  • SKU0060104-2.0
  • WR50 m

If you like these watches please check out their site HERE!

Rivage Watches Microbrand

Today i want to present you Rivage Watches Microbrand!

The meaning of rivage is French for shore which is the family name of the ceo Callum Shore from the UK and because of this Every timepiece is named after a specific sea that suits the watch.

Founded in England they created a brand that catered to those who wanted to wear an exclusive timepiece or premium glasses.

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They aim for there products to create a prestige persona about our wearers image when attending casual or more exclusive occasions.

They believe that with there hard work and passion they can do this for you and create the style that you want.

Dedicated to perfection they want to make sure that they accentuate the values of all wearers and provide a distinguished look that compliments anyone!

If you want to check out their site click here!

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

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The Steel Panda dial with super Luminova hands and indices

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The Panda dial with super Luminova full lum dial and hands

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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!