This time we talk about a microbrand from Taiwan called Havaan Tuvali!
These watches suprised me a lot the first time i have seen them because of their super cool vintage style and all their details with an affordable price!
The brand name, Havaan Tuvali was originated from the Taiwanese aboriginal Burun tribe language meaning “The deer’s sunset”.
The ancient Burun people believed that at suns down, when the deer came out from the forest to browse for food and water, that’s the time for the people to finish up their day of work, in some ways, it is also how they tell time.
This is a story about Eric Yeh, while he was visiting his case factory a while ago hoping to score some free gaskets and he saw this dusted box sitting in the corner of the warehouse that has export markings on it.
The factory owner said they made these watchcases for a French brand (now closed) back in the 70s but never sold them due to financial reasons.
So…. some begging and bargaining later, they become in the possession on Eric.
Specifications and movement
Since these are cases made some 50 years ago, of course he has to pair them with vintage movements as well, and what better choice than the popular and reliable Swiss automatic A. Schild 5103 movement.
~ Swiss A. Schild AS5103 automatic movement
~ Case diameter 36x39mm
~ Thickness 11mm
~ Handmade sandwich dial with Superluminova lume
~ Domed acrylic crystal
~ 18mm geniune leather band & stainless steel Milanese bracelet
~ 3atm/30m water resistance
If you want to buy this very special timepieces click HERE to check their website!
Today i want to talk about an interesting new microbrand called Hesili New York!!!
These watches are really cool not just because of their vintage style but also because of their modern look on the wrist with a swiss made movement for an afforable price!
The first collection is called The Original Series One and is caracterized by different features like swiss made automatic movement (stp 1-11) with a 44 hours power reserve, sapphire crystal and italian leather strap.
Hesili New York Specifications:
Diameter: 40 mm
Dial Opening: 32.5 mm
Thickness (Including Sapphire Crystal): 10.7 mm
Lug-To-Lug: 48.5 mm
There are 5 models in the original series one Hesili New York collection:
TImeless blue Two Tones
Velvet Green Two Tone
As you can see there are a lot of choiche so i suggest you to check out their instagram profile HERE for the launch date that will be on 11/30 2021.
Testing and Quality: Every HAIM timepiece has its final assembly and quality control checks personally performed by their team.
Every watch is individually testedfor 72 hours and in 4 positions to ensure reliability.
Full Appreciation of Movements: Every HAIM timepiece boasts either a fully mechanical movement, or a hybrid movement, depending on the vision of themodel.
For those new to watch mechanics, the movement is the engine of a watch.
The HAIM collection, today and always, will highlight movements from aroundthe world.
Long-term HAIM aspires to design and fully produce our own in-house mechanical movements.
Access and Exclusivity: Everyone deserves access to a stunningly crafted watch.
At HAIM, we plan to build a catalog of watches that offers multiple tiers, so thatthe experience of owning a beautiful timepiece is within reach to all.
They also know that part of the allure in watch collecting is exclusivity and knowing that you own something special, so their models will be produced in limited quantities.
Haim Legacy SE
Building off the original Haim Legacy Chronograph, the Legacy SE (Special Edition) is a refreshing and original take on a chronograph that offers a contemporary aesthetic that balances beauty and function.
It is certain to become your go-to watch for work and play.
The Legacy SE is offered in two versions:
· Hybrid (Exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign)
· Ideally sized at 39.5mm to accommodate all wrist sizes, the Legacy SE will be a perfect fit.
· Water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet), making it durable for daily use. You can dance in the rain, shower, and swim with the Legacy SE on your wrist.
· Features a scratch resistant, curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating for worry-free daily use.
· Paired with a bespoke genuine leather strap with quick release functionality. Available in 2 sizes, Regular (75mm/115mm) and Short (65mm/105mm) for a fit that is just right.
· Packaged in a leather travel roll, perfect for the contemporary explorer.
The Legacy SE’s dial was designed with one goal in mind: to arrest your attention.
Featuring a bevy of striking details – from the sunburst to hammered metal finishes to the hour marker appliqués – you will find yourself staring even when you don’t need to know the time. The dial is offered in two varieties:
· Copper River
The Mechanical version features the ST1901 movement. The ST1901 is a column wheel chronograph movement and is the closest to the Venus 125 movement.
The Legacy SE Hybrid version features the VK64 meca-quartz movement bringing an extraordinary blend of mechanical and quartz together.
The hybrid version features a slimmer case housing and a closed caseback. This will only be offered during this campaign.Once finished, no more will be produced.
Case size: 39.5mm x 47mm (lug to lug)
Watch thickness: 13mm (mechanical), 11mm (hybrid)
Case material: 316L marine-grade stainless steel.
Crystal: Curved Sapphire Crystal with Anti-reflective coating.
Lug size: 20mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 meters)
Hands: Swiss Superluminova luminous
Bracelet: Bespoke Genuine Leather 20mm strap with 18mm Haim pin buckle with quick release function. Available in 2 sizes (Regular, 75mm/115mm and Short, 65mm/105mm)
Movement: ST1901 manual wind mechanical movement with column-wheel (Mechanical). VK64 Meca Quartz movement (Hybrid).
The Descent is a refreshing addition to the world of sports watches with a mixture of the right amount of classic dress style and a rugged sports build with an intricately finished dial design.
The Descent features the proprietary “Duo-Bezel”, combining the functions of both a Dive watch and a GMT on the brushed steel rotational bezel.
· Sized at 39mm (45mm lug to lug) to accommodate all wrist sizes.
· Water resistant to 200 meters, you can enjoy this watch on the beach and then swap out the rubber strap with the included leather strap to enjoy a nice dinner and evening out.
The definition of a “go anywhere, do anything” timepiece.
· The Descent has a curved sapphire crystal with AR coating. It has an exhibition caseback, allowing you to see the movement and the custom rotor.
· The Descent comes on a bespoke rubber strap. Easily switch to the included black leather strap with pin buckle and quick-release feature to enhance the overall appearance of the watch in more formal settings
Leather straps are available in 2 sizes: Regular (75mm/115mm) and Short (65mm/105mm).
Descent is available in two gilt dial variants: Royal and Midnight.
The dial is a multi-layered dial that combines both a hammered metal finish with a bold guilloche pattern in the center.
It is topped with applied lumed hour markers with hands in rose gold.
result is a stunning dial that is elegant – and paired with the proprietary “Duo-Bezel” that combines a dive and GMT bezel in one, creates a timepiece that’s both classy and rugged.
Descent utilizes the trusted and reliable Miyota 9039 premium caliber. This movement is both automatic and hand-wound, with a stops second function – making is a perfect choice for a daily driver.
The movement is visible through the open caseback where you’ll be able to see the custom designed rotor spin.
Case size: 39mm x 45mm (lug to lug)
Watch thickness: 12mm
Case material: 316L marine-grade stainless steel.
Crystal: Curved Sapphire Crystal with Anti-reflective coating.
Lug size: 20mm
Water resistance: 20 ATM (200 meters)
Hands: Swiss Superluminova luminous
Bracelet: Bespoke rubber strap with Haim pin buckle. Also includes a bespoke 20mm black leather strap with quick release function. Leather strap available in 2 sizes (Regular, 75mm/115mm and Short, 65mm/105mm)
Movement: Miyota 9039 with 24 jewels. 28,800 vibrations per hour with stop seconds and custom gold engraved Haim winding rotor.
Today I want to present to you an exciting British microbrand I’ve just discovered, Hawchester London.
Hawchester was inspired by the legacy of British clock and watch making history.
From the 16th to the 18th century British clock and watchmakers pioneered several aspects of this industry and were regarded as the best the world over.
Hawchester watches is a dedication to this legacy of Great British watch making. Their very first collection was designed in a quintessentially British style, taking design inspiration from both luxury British automobiles and the pristine and varied landscapes of the British Isles.
They named their first collection the “Clerkenwell” collection as a dedication to the watchmakers of Clerkenwell, London.
You can find both quartz and automatic watches.
Hawchester Clerkenwell Automatic
The automatic version of Hawchester watches are all the Clerkenwell Automatic model and houses a genuine Japanese Miyota automatic movement.
Genuine leather colour matched straps with hand finished contrast-stitching, including water resistant and anti-perspirant coatings, ensures your Hawchester is ready to go when you are.
A high-quality portable spring bar tool ensures that you can change your watch strap when you want, wherever you want.
All of this comes packaged within a genuine Crazy Horse top grain leather watch case which can double up as a wallet with tons of space for cards, cash and even coins!
316L stainless steel caseFeatures alternating brushed and polished surface treatmentSapphire crystal with dual anti-reflective coatingDisplay case back with sapphire glass crystalCrown signed with Hawchester Logo45 diameter case with bolted logo side-plate
Sweat and water-resistant genuine cowhide leather strapSpring bar tool included for strap removal/change
Tapisserie patterned dialSuper-Luminova coated hour and minute hands3D Silver indexes with Super-Luminova pipsDate window at 3 o’clock position
Japanese made Miyota 8215 automatic movementDate indication at 3 o’clockSelf-winding automatic movementVibrations per hour: 21,60021 JewelsPower Reserve: 42 hoursPosture difference: under 50 seconds
The Chrono series is also available in different colors and they are caraterized by a quartz movement!
316L stainless steel caseFeatures alternating brushed and polished surface treatmentSapphire crystal with dual anti-reflective coatingSolid case back with engraved Clerkenwell motifCrown signed with Hawchester Logo and push-button chronograph reset45 diameter case with bolted logo side-plate
Sweat and water-resistant genuine cowhide leather strapSpring bar tool included for strap removal/change
Tapisserie patterned dialSuper-Luminova coated hour and minute hands3D Silver indexes with Super-Luminova pipsDate window at 6 o’clock position
Japanese made Miyota OS21 quartz chronograph movementDate indication at 6 o’clockHorizontal 2 eye chronograph indices with sec/min, 24-hour function5-year battery life
If you want to buy one of these incredible timepieces check out their site HERE!
Time to talk about a new microbrand that is cold Towson Watch Co!
TWC was established in 1998 by George Thomas and Hartwig Balke, two German engineers that moved to America with the dream of starting a watch company.
While initially built on the custom production of timepieces for select clientele, TWC has established four signature collections (Silver, Limited, Chesapeake, Mission) over the past two decades that remain freshly updated.
Every model ref. is limited to the handcraft production of 50-500 pieces.
Martin-M-130 pilot chronograph
The Martin-M-130 pilot chronograph is named after the famous flying boat Martin M-130, also called the China Clipper, built at the Glenn L. Martin Corporation in Maryland.
It was a plane that shrunk the world, skipping across the Pacific like a rock across a pong in an astonishingly fast sixty hours.
The timepiece’s boldly colored dial was designed to replicate cockpit instruments of the 1930’s. A plush engraving of the famous China Clipper adorns the case back.
This timepiece is powered by a high-grade ETA/Valjoux Cal.7750 movement that has been decorated and adjusted by TWC watchmakers. Production is limited to 100 pieces.
The Cockpit Moon Chronograph
The Cockpit Moon Chronograph is a moonphase timepiece featuring one of Towson Watch Company’s most decorated bezel designs.
The blued steel Breguet-style hands rest upon an intricate white color dial that features a stunning hand-guilloche pattern decorated with silver indicators for the time, day, month, date, hour, minute, second, 24-hour span and the moon phase.
All encapsulated in a 38mm stainless steel case with sapphire crystals on the front and open caseback.
This timepiece is powered by the same workhorse movement found in the rest of the “Mission Collection’s” moonphase chronographs, a high-grade ETA Cal. 7751 automatic movement that has been decorated and adjusted by TWC watchmakers.
The Cockpit Moon is water resistant to 50 meters and exclusively available for purchase on this website. Inquire for further custom options.
This variant of the Cockpit Moon is limited in production to 100 pieces.
This unique half-skeleton timepiece was specially designed in conjunction and constant communication with the components manufacturer in Germany before our inhouse modifications, embellishments and assembly.
The solid sterling silver dial, consisting of two circles for minute/hour and second, complements the Guilloche decorated, black-coated main plate.
The specially treated gears and skeletonized and engraved bridges create a tasteful contrast to the black background. A Guilloche pattern on the crown, ratchet wheel, and blued screws add a striking finish to make this watch a work of art.
The stainless steel case has a diameter of 42mm and width of 12mm, encapsulating the beautiful guilloche dial that was hand-turned by our rose engine inhouse. The watch is powered by a high-grade ETA 17 jewel half skeleton Cal.
6498 manual wound movement, regulated to five positions. Additional features made inhouse include a crew balance and swan neck fine regulation.
Sapphire crystal on the front and back allows for clear readability and durability. Functions include: second, minute, and hour.
The piece is water resistant to 50m and the strap width is 22mm.
Each collection retains its own unique characteristic, but they all share the feel, attention and build of TWC quality, communicating our traditional and personalized approach to the horologist’s craft.
Towson Watch Company specializes in the craft-production of mechanical timepieces.
They design, prototype, assemble, and perform most elements of the watchmaking process at their workshops in Towson, MD.
Components are sourced strictly by their partners in Switzerland and Germany.
All Towson watches are powered by high-grade Swiss movements that have been decorated and modified by their watchmakers.
They work closely with every one of our collaborators to produce a guaranteed quality, design, and exclusivity that exceeds the standard of American fine watchmaking.
Today i want to present a new microbrand that i just discovered!
This new microbrand is TOOL WATCH CO. and has just developed a new interesting timepiece, the Arctic!
The Arctic is a robust, technical timepiece designed for accuracy and legibility, drawing inspiration from the adventurous spirit of the early polar pioneers.
This new watch will be launched through Kickstarter on 2 November 2021.
The Arctic is a refined 38mm titanium, field-style watch for men and women and will be available in 3 versions; the Signature Series blue meteorite dial, the Limited Edition black meteorite dial, and the One of Ten white/grey meteorite dial.
The Arctic One of Ten is limited to ten units worldwide, and owners of this exclusive timepiece will have the option to work with Tool Watch Co’s design team to personalize their case back engraving.
Tool watch co. INSPIRATION
Tool Watch Co. takes inspiration seriously in its design process. Every aspect of their watches, from colour choice to their components is thoughtfully considered.
The choice of the natural meteorite dial represents Greenlands Hiawatha Glacier – the first meteorite impact crater ever discovered under Earth’s ice sheets.
Cutting and finishing a meteorite dial requires time and skill. Each Arctic dial is made from a solid slice of the Muonionalusta meteorite (found north of the Arctic circle), and treated to bring out its natural crystalline pattern.
Swiss Super-Luminova GradeA BGW9 lume is used on the signature hour and minute hands, Arctic hunting-tool seconds hand, and dial indices for exceptional low light legibility.
They have developed a specific dial text methodology that will carry through to further models. About the model designation sits at the top of the dial, and the subtext below acts as a summarised spec sheet of the core attributes of the watch in line with their tool watch aesthetic and the DNA of tool watches in general.
Tool Watch Co. has chosen Sellita’s SW200 to power the Arctic, a premium Swiss movement known for its precision, accuracy, and reliability. Tool Watch Co’s choice tin using Sellita’s Swiss movements is influenced by using watch movements that resonate with the region of inspiration, in this case, northern Europe.
Luxury brands that use Sellita movements include IWC, Tag, Hublot, and Breitling.
The case back features an original engraving of a polar bear on Tool Watch Co’s signature pattern, symbolic of the harsh environment and enduring spirit of the Arctic.
Each Arctic will include a Saffiano strap, drawing on the heritage of using leather straps in cold conditions, and a signature in-house designed titanium h-link bracelet. Watches and h-link bracelets use HV1200 scratch-resistant coating. A half-link will be included with each bracelet so customers can size it perfectly.
They have engineered their packaging using environmentally-friendly foam. It is non-toxic, lightweight, impact-resistant and, 100% recyclable. Its core purpose is to offset the CO2 generated by shipping heavier items of the same size and reducing non-recyclable waste.
ARCTIC KICKSTARTER CHOICHES
Arctic signature series
Arctic Limited Edition
Arctic One of Ten
Tool Watch Co. believes in a world where taking small incremental steps to sustainability will make a difference, especially in a marketplace saturated with greenwashing.
Sustainability forms the basis of their watches, and they are committed to setting an ethical example in the watch industry by producing premium and sustainable items.
They are committed to finding sustainable solutions to wasteful production by incorporating overstock leather in their straps and recyclable materials to emphasize durability and an extended lifespan.
Tool Watch Co. actively works with their manufacturing partners across their supply chain to improve consumption while reducing emissions and waste.
Standing by reliability and precision, they oversee their entire manufacturing process from design to craftsmanship and use innovative materials and ethical manufacturing practices to merge their passion for design with sustainability.
They strive to infuse each stage of their design and production process with a positive influence.
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!
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
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 sitehere!
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