MT&W Microbrand

I just found on Instagram a really cool microbrand called MT&W that live on Kickstarter with their first campaign!

MT&W is a new microbrand founded in 2021 and inspired by the vintage style of the Seventies.

Some of their favourite designs came during this decade, including the Omega Chronostop, the Zenith El Primero, and the Fortis Marinemaster.

By the Seventies, the chronograph watch had come to resemble the designs we know and love; curved lugs, three subdials, and a tachymeter bezel were all key characteristics that you will find in this microbrand MT&W!

Eclipse is their first model and this watch combines a vintage shape with a slimmer, contemporary case.

One of the most noticeable ways the brand balances vintage style with modern detailing is through carefully selected colors.

MT&W – the Patina dial.

Patina is a scientific process that occurs naturally over the years through oxidation and can be quickened with the help of chemicals.

It gives certain materials like metal and wood a tarnished finish with subtle fading and changes in the surface texture.

Simply put, patina is an effect that gives items a more aged appearance.

These days, the technique is frequently used by luxury fashion brands to give jewellery and accessories an antique finish.

MT&W Microbrand – the color choice

All the Chrono watches are characterized by a range of distinctive color schemes as you can see.

Unlike more traditional colourways such as the familiar black and white Panda, the Eclipse aims to do something a little unexpected.

This name comes from the contrast created when the dark backdrop and subdials meet the lighter tones of the golden dial – an effect which resembles three moons eclipsing a sun.

The most unique aspect of the Eclipse watch is in the finer details.

Designed in a classic Tachymetre style, the bezel is finished in a matte black tone along with the dial background and three subdials.

While it’s common practice to combine opposing colors and tones like whites and blacks, MT&W wanted to do things in their way and break with this tradition.

All of the numbers and markers are also finished in matte black, complementing rather than contrasting the other elements of the design.

MT&W

The result is a unique combination of dark tones that keeps things low profile, while the deep red minute and second markers on the main dial catch the eye nicely.

As always with MT&W’s timepieces, the dial is finished with their signature patina effect, which lends an antique touch to the design and ensures every watch is truly one of a kind.

The case of the Eclipse is crafted from hand-polished 316 stainless steel with a double curved lug.

They assemble the golden patina dial with Seiko VK63 movement, which allows the watch to retain its slim shape once it’s all put together.

MT&W
Patina dial

MT&W’s skilled watchmakers assemble each piece by hand, combining the black bezel with thick dome crystal.

When it’s finished, the whole watch measures just 12.7mm in thickness, while the 40mm case allows it to maintain a classic appearance on the wrist.

MT&W Microbrand – Specifications and contacts

Their site here www.mtw.watch

Their Kickstarter campaign here https://bit.ly/3OVbDpP

MOVEMENT

Japanese Seiko VK63 Mechanical-Quartz Chronograph

DIMENSIONS

Bezel Width – 40mm excluding crown

Case Thickness – 13.5 mm including crystal

Lug to Lug – 48mm

MATERIALS

Case – 316L Stainless Steel

CRYSTAL

High Clarity Domed K1 Mineral Crystal

DIAL

Metallica dial with our Signature Aged Patina

STRAP

Premium Leather / Nato Strap with pin buckle

WATER RESISTANCE

3 ATM / 30 Meters

WEIGHT

58g

MT&W Why buy?

Many brands make watches inspired by vintage times, especially chronograph brands.

In this case, this microbrand has really made something original and I think that if you are a fan of microbrands watches, you absolutely must have this watch in your collection.

Definitely good value for money, choice of materials and especially originality of the dial!

Discovering Sekvens.com

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As I always talk and inform watch lovers about new timepieces every day is also really important to keep the community informed about very interesting watch dealers and this is why today I want to present you Sekvens.com, a very cool online shop in Sweden founded by Anders!!

Anders started collecting watches in the early 2000s and in his 20+ years of collecting he has seen the market evolve, the early 2000s was the golden era for watch enthusiasts who dared to shop online.

Also the introduction of “Microbrands” has also changed the market.

For this reason today you can find unique and high qualitative brands that often give you more bang for the buck compared to traditional brands.

Anders will offer a small selection of interesting vintage and pre-owned watches and mircrobrands. Today he’s an authorized dealer for Bertucci field watches and Unimatic watches. More brands will be added in the future.

sekvens.com
sekvens.com

Sekvens is Anders’s way of contributing to the watch community, he will share photos, findings and experiences on social platforms and in the blog (coming soon…).

Anders’s ambition is to source and offer a variety of both new, pre-owned and vintage watches that he finds interesting and have good value and high quality.

Sekvens.com – Why choose it?

The site is really simple to use and there is a free shipping for orders over 200 eur and 14 days return, all the important info are available on the site so you can contact Anders when you want.

I see a lot of transparency and trust on the site, so what you see is what you get. Every watch Anders puts up for sale is meticulously sourced, cleaned, photographed, presented with care by himself.

Details and informations

All the informations of Sekvens are available and super transparency on his site but you can find it also here!

Check out the site here!

https://www.sekvens.com/

Mobile:
+46-762574857

Whatsapp:
+46-762574857

Email:
hello@sekvens.com

Instagram:
sekvens_collection

Location
Malmö, Sweden. By appointment only.

Fledderman von Rieste Microbrand Watches

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It’s time to discover new watches on Kickstarter and today I want to present you the microbrand Fledderman von Rieste and their first timepiece!

This campaign will feature The Muncher, a Swiss Made small seconds dial watch and is now available on Kickstarter from today (May 1) for 60 days.

The May start of their campaign positions for delivery of production watches to backers by December of 2022.

The Muncher is a watch inspired by the Bavarian capital with an independent streak as strong as its economic might.

The residents of Munich have long enjoyed a harmonious existence with their surroundings, and take every opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty in and around their city.

The Münchner – discovering the watch

This watch has a 44mm polished medical grade stainless steel case.

Both case sides feature parallel lines representing the twin spires of the Frauenkirche, a defining feature of the old city’s skyline, and a foundation of the city for centuries.

The dial is where The Münchner stands apart from other watches.

The small seconds’ complication at the six o’clock position harkens to Munich’s independent streak.

The framed small seconds sub dial serves as a tribute to the famous city squares where Münchners come together. Like Munich and its residents, this watch does things its own way and on its terms.

This watch is super comfortable and three dial options are available:

Victory BlueCharcoal or Antique Map

The centerpiece small seconds dial is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal featuring water resistance to 300 feet.

The heart of the Münchner is a Sellita SW260 series automatic self-winding movement, the SW260, born in the heart of Switzerland, features 31 jewels and an impressive 38-hour power reserve making sure you are always the master of your time.

Also the clasp of the watch is very elegant and Fledderman choose a very nice deployant option.

Fledderman von Rieste – Why Buy?

This watch has many features and I have to say that for the price and the movement that this microbrand is offering I totally suggest this timepiece, especially if you like Munich and you like this style of watch.

Despite we re talking about a dress watch, The Muncher is very versatile for different occasions!

Check out their Kickstarter campaign here !

Check out their site here!

https://vonrieste.com/

Specifications:

Movement: Sellita SW260 Series

Bracelet: Cognac Italian Leather (22mm) (Cognac, Black, or Mahogany)

Case: 316 Stainless Steel

Case diameter: 44 mm

Case Thickness: 11 mm

Lug to Lug: 52 mm

Dial color: Victory Blue, Charcoal, or Antique Map

Crystal: Scratch‑resistant sapphire crystal

Water resistance: 10bar (100 metres / 300feet)

The Project:

Pledge Levels:

Stage One – Early Birds: $550, limit to 50

Stage Two – Almost Early: $650, limit to 100

Stage Three – Not so Early: $750, limit to 150

Stage Four – Everyone Else: $900, no limit

MSRP $999

Timeline:

December 2020 – June 2021 – Product Development

September 2021 – Prototyping

October – December 2021 Testing

December 2021 – Refinements

January 2022 – Design Freeze

May 2022 – Kickstarter Launch

June 2022 – Campaign Closes

July 2022 – Production Begins

November 2022 – Qulaity Control

December 2022 – Packing and Shipping

The Ugly Watch Co

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It is time to discover new watches on Kickstarter and today I just discovered The Ugly Watch Co!

The UGLY Watch Co, has given a facelift to one of the most iconic designs in watchmaking history, the “Sport Watch”.

Not redefined but re-imagined, with four Mother of Pearl Dials to choose from: Classic Black, Pink, Purple and Blue.

The UGLY Watch Co. is paying homage to the golden age of Sport Watch history by re-imagining the well-known classic style and adding a new take on the affordable luxury Sport Watch.

It has a little larger 41mm case than the 36-38mm cases from the 70s and 80s, to satisfy modern tastes that gravitate toward styles with a larger case design while preserving the shapely silhouette inherited from the vintage sport watch style, staying loyal to the original essence.

As a Microbrand watch company, The UGLY Watch Co. promotes the spirit of defying the current status quo and distinguishing their unique Sport Watch look from others on the market today.

These guys share their passion for preserving the history of classic dress, yet casual sport watch while paying homage to classic styles from the past.

At 41mm and 48mm lug to lug with a total thickness of 11.1mm, this case is crafted with meticulous attention to detail. The highly polished fitted Stainless Steel bezel, the brushed finish on the center case body extends to the contoured lugs, ensuring an exceptional fit and finish for the bracelets solid end links.

Finally, the case is finished with high polishing on top and bottom.

First and for most, Mother of Pearl! We love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Mother-of-pearl is the iridescent inside lining of a mollusk shell.  Its an organic substance that gives mother-of-pearl its iridescent effect and distinct beauty.

This multicolored iridescence is caused by the way light reflects on the layers of nacre on the shell.

While continuing to pay attention to detail, we have applied three dimensional highly polished rectangular hour markers at all 12 positions, with a strip of BGW9 SuperLuminova applied to the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock markers as well as a small strip of lume at the end of each hour marker. There is also a simple bordered date window at the 3 o’clock position.

Three dimensional polished logo at 12 and the word AUTOMATIC at the 6 position.  Keeping a minimalist approach allows the iridescence of the Mother of Pearl to take center stage

Super-J Louis bracelet is more than an upgraded version of vintage J  Louis watch bracelet.

All links are composed of solid 316L stainless steel.  

Screw-in adjustable construction instead of pressure pins to keep it solid and stable.  With its 22mm width tapered down to 18mm at the clasp.

This Super-J Louis Jubilee watch bracelet is designing  for diver or sport watches. 

 

The UGLY Watch Co. 100m Sport is sealed with a stainless steel exhibition screw down case back that shows off the ST2130 High Beat Automatic movement with perlage polish on all bridges and Geneva stripes on rotor.

Why Buy?

Despite the name of the company these watches are ubsolutely not ugly and I really like the remind to the vintage old time but with a modern view.

The materials are really good and I think this brand has made an intelligent use of both lume and mother of pearl, creating a very interesting watch to add in your collection!

Where to buy?

Available from today april 22 on Kickstarter for only 289$!

The link is here below!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laune/100m-sport-mother-of-pearl-dial-sport-watch-automatic/

Here you can find also their site!

https://uglywatchco.com/

Quick Specifications:
    Function : Date, hour, minute, second
    Winding : Automatic
    Frequency : 28,800bph
    Diameter : 26.0mm
    Thickness : 4.6mm

SPECIFICATIONS :

  • Case – 41mm, 316L Stainless Steel 
  • Lug To Lug – 48mm
  • Thickness – 11.1mm
  • Bezel – Stainless Steel
  • Crown – Gasket Screw-In and signed
  • Crystal – Sapphire Crystal
  • Water Resistance – 100 meters (333 feet)
  • Movement – ST2130 High-Beat Automatic Movement (28,000 bph) with perlage Hacking Second, Quick Set Date, Power Reserve approx 48 hours
  • DIAL – Mother of Pearl, 3D Markers with Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9
  • Bracelet & Clasp – 316L Stainless Steel, Solid screw constructed Links with Folding Clasp and three fine adjustment
  • Warranty – 12 Months

Satori Watches

Today is time to take a look to a new microbrand called Satori Watches and to their first collection The companion collection!

These timepieces take inspiration by adventure and self-discovery.

The companion collection is inspired by the iconic Field watch and the watch features minimal complications with precision time-telling.

Satori watches has made a highly versatile timepiece and these watches are light on the wrist and designed to be ergonomic for everyday wear but can easily transition to complement every occasion, created to take you from work to a weekend expedition.

The companion collection – inside the watch

Unlike the classic microbrands this watch is powered by the famous Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement with 38 hours of power reserve.

This movement features second hacking for precise time-telling and hand-winding for on-the-go moments.

Despite we are talking about a microbrand, the presence of this movement is a step forward in comparison to classic Kickstarter watches.

Companion watch is recognizable yet innovative in its design, it features an eye-catching bezel with faceted detailing that creates a visual impact.

The case is a robust 43mm diameter, fully machined marine-grade 316L Stainless Steel, measuring 46mm Lug-to-Lug and completed with a sleek bead-blasted Satin effect.

This collection is divided into four distinctive dial colourways, for tonal styling, discreet Covert Black and a contemporary Metropolis White, for the expeditioners the Forest Green and Marine blue.

I also really like the caseback and the choice of use a screw-down is really good because as we are talking about a famous swiss movement we don’t need to see it.

Also the clasp and the crow have the “S” Satori logo. Really nice!

Caseback, crown, clasp details

Satori watches – Adaptable to any environment

The Companion watch is synonymous with adventure.

Presenting 10 ATM/100-meter water-resistant casing ideal for exploring the oceanfront, also equipped with a sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant lens for those hard-wearing moments.

One of the key features Satori Watch delivers is the hand-painted premium BGW9 Super-LumiNova numerals that allow for practical and efficient time telling under all conditions, no matter what the activity.

One of the key features Satori Watches delivers on is the tool-less, uncomplicated quick release Strap, allowing the wearer to easily change the straps depending on the environment they are in without risk of damaging the lugs.

Unlike the classic Field watch, Satori watches have opted for lightweight canvas upper with Leather backed strap for an ergonomic and comfortable fit.

The companion watch offers, sophisticated colourways; discreet Covert Black for all occasions, a city grey to match the Metropolis white dial, Forest Green, and Marine blue for the adventurers.

Technical Specification & Features

  • Case size: 43mm diameter, 46mm lug to lug, case thickness 11.25mm
  • Case material: 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel
  • Crown: Custom embossed Satori emblem, satin-finished to complement the case
  • Dial: Printed Dial with hand-painted Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 Numerals/Indices (including hands), in four colourways; black, white, green, and blue
  • Movement: Sellita SW200-1 Swiss Automatic Movement with a date calendar, second hacking, and hand-winding feature
  • Weight: Case 63 grams (including strap 86 grams)
  • Water Resistance: 100m (300ft) / 10ATM perfect for swimming and snorkeling expeditions   
  • Lens: Scratch-resistant flat sapphire crystal
  • Strap: Canvas upper in four complementary colourways, calf leather backing with quick-release catch  
  • Limited edition bracelet: Satin finished 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel with quick-release catch

Satori watches is offering a limited edition; a sleek stainless-steel bead-blasted bracelet with a quick-release feature exclusive on Kickstarter.com.

The addition of a fifth strap will be solely offered with the Metropolis White dial (only), for a limited time and will not be available at retail.

These are the option that you will have on Kickstarter:

  • SUPER EARLY BIRD – The Companion Watch GBP £446 save 25% off (£149) future retail price of £595
  • EARLY BIRD – The Companion Watch GBP £495 save 15% off (£100) future retail price of £595
  • KICKSTARTER DEAL – The Companion Watch GBP £535 save 15% off (£60) future retail price of £595
  • ELITE COMPANION – Metropolis white dial watch with canvas and satin finish metal strap with butterfly clasp a limited edition to kickstarter offer of £580 save £115 from retail price £695  


This element increases the watch’s versatility and desirability – wear it at any time whether on an adventure, in the office, or for a special occasion.

The full retail price will be £595 (inc VAT) – special prices will be available on Kickstarter!

Picture during my test period

The final timepiece will be also supplied to all Kickstarter backers with the branded Watch box, Manual (incl 1-year warranty) and cleaning cloth.

Limited edition with metal bracelet
Metal bracelet with deployant clasp

Why buy?

The main reason i suggest this microbrand is because of their choices, starting from the movement and caseback.

There is a nice color option and I enjoy the satin finish of the case.

Personally, I tried the green version and the color looks better live than in the photos and the green is fun and powerful!

The product is really good for the price especially if you get it on Kickstarter.

Also if you like the steel bracelet this is plus increasing the versatility.

This model has also a nice symmetry and as a field watch could be an interesting friend or companion!

Check out their site here!

Airain Watches

Today i want to show you a really different and unique brand, let’s discover Airain Watches!

Airain was originally conceived by the illustrious Dodane family in 1934 and rose to fame for its trustworthy, high-quality timepieces. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Airain was one of the selected suppliers (along with Breguet and Dodane) of the Type 20 model for the French Army.

After reviving Airain’s original sister brand Lebois & Co in 2014 a French entrepreneur and watch aficionado owned also Airain,making this brand once again the sister brand of Lebois & Co, just as it was in 1934.

Today Airain has a new life. Starting with a new version of the higly sought after ‘Type 20’ Flyback Chronograph.

Now that we have the correct informations abut the brand, let’s discover his masterpiece, the Type 20 model!

The original vintage Type20 Chronograph
The original vintage Type20 Chronograph

Airain Type20 – the past and the future

First of all let me say that i never saw something interesting like this, we are talking about one of the coolest re-edition ever made for a chronopgraph.

Type 20 refers to a specification for pilot’s chronographs issued by the French Ministry of Defense.

The unique feature of the Type 20 was the ‘flyback’ function, which allows the pilot to easily reset the chronograph hand, and quickly start timing a new event without the lag in time of pushing two more buttons.

The vintage and original version of timepiece was a 38mm diameter and 14mm thick case, a black dial with luminescent indexes and hands, a self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of at least 35 hours.

Today the new version has 39,5mm stainless steel case is slightly bigger than the original to match modern standards without losing the allure of its famous ancestor.

The Type 20 Re-Edition is powered by Airain’s caliber AM1, developed and made by Manufacture La Joux- Perret S.A. in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

The new re-edition of the Type20

Its black dial, protected by a domed Hesalite crystal, has the same Arabic numerals as the original 1950’s Type 20, with a small seconds sub- dial at 9 o’clock and 30 minute recorder at 3 o’clock.

Hand-applied beige Super-LumiNova color has been carefully chosen to recall the original luminescent material of the original Type 20.

The new re-edition of the Type20

The Airain Type20 is available also with a very nice chocolate dial and straps and is limited to 134 pieces which refers to the founding year of Airain 1934.

Airain Type20 Chocolate
Airain Type20 Chocolate

Why Buy?

This re-edition is really cool thanks to the premium materials used and to the new dimensions of 39.5 mm, perfect for the wrists of our times! This brand despite is owned by new watch lovers has find again it’s origins! The price of 2.600€ is correct for what this brand is offering.

Technical Data

Case

Material: Stainless steel
Diameter: 39.5mm
Height: 10.85mm (without crystal)
Crystal: 3.92mm domed Hesalite with anti-scratch treatment Lug-to-lug: 47.7mm
Caseback: Screw down
Bezel: Bidirectional
Water resistance: 50m (5ATM)

Movement

Caliber: Manual-wind column wheel chronograph caliber AM1 with flyback complication Power reserve: 60 hours
Chronograph: 30 minutes
Jewels: 24 jewels

Shock protection: Incabloc

Strap

Strap: Genuine Suede Leather Strap Lug Width: 20mm

Where do buy?

If you are interested in these timepiece please check out their site airain.com

August Raurica Microbrand

New watch is coming soon on Indiegogo on february 28 (after fully funded on Kickstarter) and is called August Raurica, founded by Stefans Inkovs!

Today let’s take a look to a really cool quartz watch that blows my mind.

First of all the name August Raurica would inspire and show status. 

August Raurica is named after an old Roman city in Switzerland that existed in 44 BC.

August Raurica has chosen the caliber 715 movement from the Swiss company Ronda, a gold-plated movement with a long service life of 5 years. 

This watch is caracterized by a 39 mm diameter, 60 months battery (5 years) 316 stainless steel and sapphire crystal.

Finally we have a nice dress watch with sapphire crystal and italian leather straps, so we are not talking about a cheap classic fashion watch, but you can understand from the materials and design that we are talking about a really cool and well made timepieces.

One of the most interesting things is the case back of the watch.

Deep engraved matte finish, depicting a Roman who defeats an invader.

The enemy may be real or even inside you.

This engraving will always remind you to try and believe in everything, even if others don’t.

Another really nice thing i like about this watch is the match between colors and materials. As you can see the case, dial and strap create a good harmony fro our eyes.

This is my favourite version of this cool microbrand August Raurica but as you can see there are a lot of option thanks to the different kind of straps,dial and case options.

August Raurica – Packaging

The packaging is really minimalist and classic.

Filled with minimalism and showing that there should not be anything unnecessary in it.

While creating the packaging, they also took care to make it environmentally and logistically sustainable. 

In true essence to ther environmentally sustainable beliefs, your 5-year warranty will be attached to your watch number. 

Specifications:

Launch day price is 139 usd and full price is 239 usd!

Why Buy?

I talked personally with the founder Stefans and i understand a lot of things about dress watches and how companies think when they make timepieces.

A lot of companies what always to spend less money as possible and take much profit as possible, giving to the watch lover a watch with no value but asking a lot of money.

August Raurica is not one of these company and Stefans invested a lot of time and savings to create a watch with important features, swiss movement, sapphire crystal and very thin case to let the watch lover feel a good sensation on the wrist.

If you want to take this opportunity check out their site here!

www.augustraurica.com

BSHQRF Microbrand

Hello watch lovers today i want to take a look to really special called BSHQRF from Kuwait!

A Kuwaiti man, Fahad Buqammaz turned his love and passion for watches into a new brand of watches, In 2020, he and a group of designers and investors decided to establish a watch company under the brand name BSHQRF

BSHQRF’s first release in 2020 was under the name Lusso, with a limited 100 pieces, and all the pieces were sold to six countries, which are as follows: Kuwait 🇰🇼 76 pieces, UAE 🇦🇪 13 pieces, Qatar 🇶🇦 4 pieces, 🇸🇦 , 4 pieces, Italy 🇮🇹 2 and Greece 🇬🇷 1 with a total of 100 pieces.

The price of the LUSSO model is 800$

I really like Lusso model because of the innovative design with a really nice shape and an interesting blue dial matched with the blue leather strap.

Lusso is powered by the famous Seiko Nh35 movement and has a 40mm case size with a 316L stainless steel.

I think also that the details of the dial are very unique.

This timepieces has a 41h power reserve and water resistance of 5 ATM (50 metres).

Lusso model by BSHQRF specifications:

In 2022, BSHQRF released the new watch under the name Antico in a limited edition also of 150 pieces in three colors, which are salmon 50 pieces, green 50 pieces and black 50 pieces, and so far 70% of the quantity has been sold, and the price of the watch is 860$

As you can see from the photos,the concept for this second model Antico is totally different from the Lusso model.

In this case we are talking about a modular watch.

Watch is a modular watch? It consists of a watch composed by different parts and you can decide how to compose this parts making your own watch.

The most important part you can compose are the case,the bezel and the straps.

Also the Antico model has another interesting feature but i want to talk about it later.

The packaging of the Antico is really consistent, with 2 different straps option (2 colors), the watch it self, case and bezel and a really nice key holder.

Here is the really interesting thing, the key holder is not on only for your keys but also for your watch!

This is the first time i saw this kind of accessories in a packing, so in this case the wristwatch will become a pocket watch!

Antico watch specifications:

In this case the Antico model is powered by a Miyota 8217 movement with a 5 ATM power reserve.

BSHQRF – Why Buy?

I know what you are thinking my friend, probably the watch costs too much for the movement but i always want to remind to my followers and users that you are not buyng a watch only for the movement.

A brand and a watch are not made only by the movement, you have to consider all the things.

In this case the packaging and the concept behind the watch are really interesting and in my opinion really original.

The packaging is nice and big, you have 2 straps options and you have also the possibility to create your pocket watch.

All the deatils of the timepieces are super clear and honest.

The black version of the Antico is my favourite!

So if you are looking for something really special, original and different from other brands i suggest BSHQRF!

Click HERE to visit their Instagram profile!

Arly Watch

It’s time to show you not the classic kickstarter microbrand but a really cool historic brand from Germany Called Arly Watch!

You can check their site here at the link!

Arly Watch

This brand produces high quality watches with an incredible attention to details and feelings for the watch lover.

Arly Watch was born in 1947 founded by Armand and Lydia in Tramelan Switzerland.

Now it is changed to Coburg (Germany) 2010 and the company is managed by Robert Reuther.

Arly Watch – discover the collection

If you visit the site of Arly Watch here you can can check a lot of interesting timepieces starting from chrono watches, dress watches, diver watches and more.

There is an incredible variety of watches so if you are a crazy watch lover and collector you can choose your own style.

Here are some shots of the most interesting timepieces from Arly Watch!

Burgos II Valjoux 23

A true rarity, the pilot’s chronograph with the legendary Valjoux 23 / ratchet wheel in a steel case with round pushers and glass back.

The movement here has Côtes de Genève and is gold-plated.

It is available in several factory finishes.

Rose gold plated, yellow gold plated and rhodium plated, finely ground.

Antique bronze coloured dial with luminous numerals and Super Lumi luminous hands.

Arly Watch has chosen a hand-stitched dark brown Cordovan leather strap with fine contrasting grey stitching for the strap, matching the 316L steel case.

Specifications:

Hand-wound chronograph, 1960s, 30 min/ 45 min, column wheel – small second

Data:

13”, diameter = 29.5 mm

H= 5.82 mm

17 stones

f = 18000 bph / 21,600 bph

Power reserve 48 hours

Satin-finished steel housing, water-resistant 5ATM

Diameter without crown 40 mm

Height 13.4 mm Fins 20 mm

Curved hardened sapphire crystal on top, satin-finished screw-down back on the bottom

Click HERE to check out the watch on the official site

BURGOS – Venus 175

The column-wheel chronograph in a limited edition of 10 with RG gold-plated case with steel back, subsequently satin-finished, in a size of 37.5 mm without crown.

Silvered dial with RG numerals, minutes in blue.

30 min counter of the legendary Venus 175 with column wheel, rhodium-plated movement. Original gold-plated Dauphine RG hands.

Arly Watch has chosen for the bracelet a very soft genuine deer skin in three possible colours: dark brown, dark blue and black.

A brown Louisiana crocodile leather strap and a handmade dark brown Cordovan leather strap are available on request at an additional cost.

Specifications:

Hand-wound chronograph, 1960s, 30/45 min, column wheel – small second

175: base plate with bevelled edge – extended versions are often signed like the base work

Data

14”, diameter = 31.0 mm

H= 5.7 mm

17 stones

f = 18000 A/h

Power reserve 45 hours

Click HERE to check out the watch on the official site

ASTORGA I – AS1130

The timeless masterpiec.

A limited edition of 60 pieces in a steel case with a diameter of 38 mm.

The movement has been disassembled into its complete individual parts, parts of the bridge engraved by hand according to masterly craftsmanship.

Escapement wheel plate and bridge finely pierced and then plated in red gold. Each watch is unique.

The dial creates a beautiful duo tone through different cuts, as often seen in manufacturers of the time. Here 50 operations are required.

This movement was made in the 1950s and 1960s and is also known as the army movement calibre.13 lines, 18,000 A/h and a power reserve of 41 hours.

Arly Watch has chosen for the bracelet a very soft REAL DEER LEATHER in three possible colours: dark brown, dark blue and black.

You can also choose between a Louisiana genuine crocodile leather strap in dark brown or a handmade Cordovan leather strap at an additional cost.

The buckle is signed ARLY since 1947.

Specifications:

316L steel with satin finish

Slightly curved mineral glass on both sides

Diameter without crown 38 mm

Height 10 mm

Fins 20mm

Water-resistant 3 ATM

Data

13”, dia= 29.0 mm, do= 29.4 mm

H= 3.8 mm

F= 0.8 mm

T= 1.7 mm

15/16/17/21 stones

f = 18000 A/h

Power reserve 41 hours

Click HERE to check out the watch on the official site

LEON I – Peseux 330

A limited edition of 100 pieces in a 38 mm diameter steel case.

Silvered dial with black numerals and original blued steel hands. A rhodium-plated Peseux 330 movement ticks away inside this watch.

They have chosen for the bracelet a very soft genuine deer skin in three possible colours. dark brown, dark blue and black.

A brown calfskin strap with contrasting stitching is available as an option.

The buckle is signed ARLY since 1947.

Specifications:

hand winding – small second

Data

11.5”, dia= 25.6 mm, C= 26.0 mm

H= 3.1 mm

F= 1.0 mm

T= 1.5 mm

16/17/21 stones

f = 18000 A/h

Power reserve 43 hours

Case:

316L steel with satin-brushed back

Mineral glass slightly curved on both sides

Diameter without crown 38 mm

Height 9.4 mm

Fins 20mm

Water-resistant 3 ATM

Why buy?

As you can see Arly Watch produces a true legends timepieces. Elegant and really nice looking watches.

So if you want to wear a special watch but with incredible movements and unique caratcter Arly Watch is the coiche for you!

Monro Adventure

Today i want to present you a new special travel watch that will be soon on Kickstarter and it’s called the Monro Adventure made by Monro Design Studio LtdTM.

This timepiece is designed for function, form, longevity & comfort and the cost is under 199£ so we are talking about a very affordable watch.

The Monro Adventure is a watch made for people who love to travel and is robust enough to withstand all the environments a global adventurer would experience.

As we are talking about a travel watch, this timepiece could not only show a second timezone for whichever destination is next on the itinerary but is able to calculate it across the 24 timezones of the world.

The Monro Adventure is caracterized by a 44m solid stainless steel 316L case with polished finish and Swiss Ronda 515.24H movement.

It is available in different colors options:

  • MA-1 URBAN BLACK
  • MA-2 DEEP SEA BLUE
  • MA-3 SUNSET ORANGE
  • MA-4 WOODLAND GREEN
  • MA-5 URBAN BLACK X

Monro Adventure – attention to the details

This travel watch has a lot of different very well thought details like the Crown grips, for example, match the forward motion design of the bezel and have a coloured logo according to the function they control.

At 4 o’clock the colour matches the GMT hand and at 2 o’clock the colour matches the world city ring.

The concentric aperture in the minute hand allows the hour hand to be visible at all times while the GMT hand, inspired by the location pin drop of their logo, is finished in a contrasting colour to the dial for clear reading of the second timezone.

The case itself has been perfectly considered for comfort and strap change flexibility with the curved loop style lugs providing excellent wearability.

Also the complexity of the case requires precision CNC manufacturing with the inovative lug system finished by hand.

Lugs themselves also allow for the more rugged 44mm bezel diameter to appear smaller on the wrist.

The case back has been designed to incorporate a GMT scale to help determine which months of the year require you to make calculations based on daylight savings.”

Monro Adventure – the packaging

Another interesting detail about this timepiece is the packaging, really simple but at the same time very original and consists on it’s own travel passport.

Encased in a FSC approved, recycled paper box in a rich burgundy leather grain finish with silver foiled detail, the case and two straps are securely fitted in a soft black eco-friendly EVA material ensuring complete protection for its Adventure.


Monro Adventure – specifications

  • 44m solid stainless steel 316L case, polished finish.
  • Swiss Ronda 515.24H movement.
  • Urban Black galvanic dial with red GMT hand.
  • Black ceramic uni-directional rotating bezel. Bi-directional rotating world city ring. Tri-luminosity for function clarity.
  • Sapphire glass.
  • 100m water resistance.
  • 1x Black NATO style rubber strap.
  • 1x Black & grey NATO style nylon strap.

Monro Adventure – Why buy?

This travel watch has a lot of features and for 199£ you can’t find something more special than this timepiece.

Of course we are tallking about a very affordable watch so you can’t expect an automatic movement but the Monro Adventure is powered by the Swiss Ronda 515.24H movement, so a good quality movement.

If you want to check out this watch and want to be updated on the launch on kickstarter please visit the Monro Design Studio LtdTM site here!

https://www.monrodesignstudio.com/