Anstead has put it’s flaghsip Oceanis on sale for $499 after Worn & Worn has posted a review of the new timepiece HERE. The watch normally sells for $649 so you save a bit of cash if you buy it now HERE
Aramar is taking preorders of it’s Artic Marine watch. Features include Miyota 9015 movement, 500m / 1650 ft. water-resistant, 42mm case, Screw down crown, 316L Steel and Sapphire Crystal. The watches come in blue or black dial versions and sell for $249 Euro or 205 Euro/259 US Dollar outside of Europe.
Preorder Aramar Arctic Marine Black
Preorder Aramar Arctic Marine Blue
Helgray will soon launch a new meca-quartz racing chrono on Kickstarter. The watch will feature 316L Stainless Steel case, Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz Movement, Dome Sapphire Crystal and will be a limited edition. Stay tuned for more updates from Helgray.
Richard Branson did a break down of tech essentials for the Wall Street Journal. One of the essential that he wears is a Torgoen T-16.
My watch is a Torgoen T16. I bought it because I just thought it had a pretty face. As you can tell I’m not really into things particularly. By the way what time is it?
The watch can be purchased directly from Torgoen for a bargain price of $320.
A preview of Visitor Watch Co.’s first watch, the Calligraph Duneshore, set to launch Monday, November 3rd at 8:00 PM EST on Kickstarter.
Plug & Feather watch company is bringing beautiful stone dial watches to the market. This is the first time I have seen a watch company utilize stone faces in a watch in such as unique way.
Stainless Steel 316L case
Solid Stainless Steel 316L band
Japanese Miyota movement
50 meter water resistance
Stainless Steel Tri-Fold Clasp
Designed in Santa Monica, California, USA
Assembled in Hong Kong
The company sourced stones (ex. Carnelian, Snowflake Obsidian) that are beautiful and come from exotic places all over the world (ex. Siberia, China, Chile). Plug & Feather has gone through several prototypes to make sure the faceplate made of stone is thin enough to fit in the watch while still stable enough to not fracture or crack once within the watch.
The company has 5 unique stone face watches in it’s collection ready for preorder staring December 1st on Kickstarter. The dials include stone made from Sodalite, Charoite, Obsidian, Carnelian and Cloud Jasper.
Plug & Feather Stone Watches is bringing something innovative and unique to the watch world and I am excited to see this company succeed. P&F is based out of Santa Monica California and was founded in 2013.
The Plug & Feather Stone Watches are two years in the making and finally bringing these watches from the prototype stage into final production. On December 1st you can preorder the stone watches with Kickstarter. Check out the official site HERE for more details.
New Sydney, Australia based watch startup Tangramatic Watch Company is planning to launch it’s first watch on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Watch and Worn is the first watch blog to cover this new and exciting watch brand to hit the market and get funding through Kickstarter.
The Brand Name
Tangramatic brand name is a combination of the words tangram and automatic, as the design is like playing tangram puzzle, arranging pieces that are a familiar to me into a more interesting shape.
The first watch model is called the 39α (39mm is the size of the case, and the Greek letter α to designate the first model). This is considered the Alpha Model and was designed with a 1920s and 30s feel.
The watch features 3 distinct dials:
a) Bauhaus (white dial) – this is my take on the bauhaus design. People usually think bauhaus mean minimalism, so I decided to use that idea but be creative and use words as hour markers
b) California (brown dial) – this is a classic design that originated from 1930s vintage diver watches. And since I have a fascination for the bauhaus designs of Nomos and Stowa, I decided to combine the two and came up with this design
c) Nautilus (blue dial) – looking at the first two dial designs, I realized that I didn’t have a conventional dial. That is, one that uses regular Arabic numerals as indices. So I came up with this design that uses vintage-style numerals (some numbers are taller or not aligned with others)
The Caseback Design
The caseback is decorated by a hummingbird and fish which is a simple representation of the watch. The hummingbird represents the beating for the mechanical movement and the fish represents the water resistance. It is sorrounded by the Classical Latin phrase ‘hoc gestes salubriter’, which means ‘may you wear this in good health’
Complete specs of watch
– Miyota cal. 9015
– 316L stainless steel
– Domed sapphire crystal with underside AR coating
– Superluminova (different for each dial/hand combination)
– 10ATM water resistance
– Push-pull crown
– 39mm case size
– 12mm from caseback to peak of crystal
– 34mm dial face
– 20mm lug width
– 45mm lug to lug
Early bird prices are tentatively $220 USD and standard price is $270USD with $30 for backers outside Australia. The Kickstarter project is likely to launch in a few days. We will post when the watch launches officially on Kickstarter.
The Tangramatic 39a is a brand that will do well on Kickstarter. It has a unique minimalist dials and is powered by the killer Miyota 9015 movement that rivals Swiss ETA movements. The 39mm case is a good size for most men, the 100m water resistance should provide more than enough protection against the elements, and the Domed sapphire crystal is always a plus over Mineral Crystal. The Tangramatic 39a checks everything I am looking for in a watch and will be a hot seller once preorders start on Kickstarter.
Cosmos Marketing has acquired U.S. brand Xetum. Cosmos Marketing will be the sole owner of Xetum. As part of the deal each brand will remain loyal to it’s core values and design philosophies. Cosmos Marketing intends to offer more sales opportunities, more products and product variations in the future.
“Acquiring Xetum fulfills our vision of bringing unique, affordable luxury watches to the marketplace. From our first exposure to Xetum, we were very impressed by Jeff Kuo’s commitment to craftsmanship, quality and style, and we recognized the potential of this distinct, boutique brand. We share the same goals and values.” Benzi Rosenski,Cosmos President
“We are excited to have Xetum become part of the Cosmos family. The Xetum and Torgoen brands both offer Swiss made instrument-style watches in a unique modern aesthetic, and we believe the acquisition will help introduce many new enthusiasts to both of our brands.” Jeff Kuo, Xetum founder.
Rossling & Co has reached another milestone, the company has reached $100,000 in funding through Kickstarter for it’s Automatic watch. This is the second time the company reach $100,000 with the first Kickstarter campaign for the Quartz version reaching $170,002. The automatic version still has time left to grab a timepiece for as little as $399 with Tue, Nov 11 the final date to pledge.
Check out the Kickstarter page HERE
The perfect gift for the top chef in your family, Morpheus has released the ultimate Culinary Watch. The
Morpheus Culinary Watch Automatic blends the style of a Master chef complete with dial texture based on skillet surface, crown formed like oven knob with pot handle shaped protector complete with bolts.
The watch also features Miyota Automatic movement, Sapphire Crystal, 42mm case, 316L stainless steel case, and 50 meters of water resistance. The Morpheus The Culinary Watch Automatic is available now for $385 on Amazon here
The Culinary Watch Automatic