Anytime a site, blog or forum is sold you are always going to get some that want to branch out and do other things. The International Watch League watch forum is formed from several former Watchuseek moderators. This reminds me of a similar situation where former gadget blog Engadget bloggers left for a rival TheVerge blog.

I personally do not mind seeing more places where I can post about watches. So if you want to check out a new watch forum to signup to then check out International Watch League HERE

Chris Vail and his company Lew & Huey are launching a new watch model and it’s debuting on Kickstarter now. The Legends Racer watch is a racing-theme watch inspired by legendary designs and competitive spirit of weekend racers.

The watch comes in bold colors with racing stripes and curved windshield display crystal with rally strap. Fans of Lew & Huey were asking for a Tag Heuer Monaco inspired square-cased racing watch. Lew & Huey deliver what the fans want with it’s new racing watch.

The watch features an automatic self winding Calibre 8217 movement from Miyota/Citizen with a 24-hr gauge at 9 o’clock. The applied hour indices and hands contain luminescent pain which glows a bright blue in the dark. The hands are pinstriped to color-coordinate with the dial and stitching of the strap. The case has vertical brushing that resembles wood-grain. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal is arched from 9 to 3 just like a car’s windshield. In addition the watch is water resistant to 100 meters.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign HERE

New watch brand V Watch Co. plans to sell their watches directly to consumers after not getting funding from their Kickstarter project. Rather than give up, the company is moving forward and selling their watches at an affordable $70 with free shipping in the U.S. and $15 shipping anywhere else.

The Seattle, WA based company is founded by married couple Vadim and Dasha Bozhko that developed a passion for business and created the company. The watch comes in a minimalist design in brushed dial and brown strap and white dial and black strap. The 38mm size is perfect for both men and women looking for a nice timepiece. The watch features Japan Miyota 2035 Quartz movement, 3atm water resistant, 7.6mm thickness, Zinc Alloy case, mineral glass and 18mm leather strap.

At $70 this is a no brainer and buy one for yourself and your love ones this holiday season. Buy the V Watch Co. watch for $70 HERE

Lew & Huey a microbrand that has successfully launched several watches through Kickstarter has a new Brand Ambassador. The company just announced Matt “the Immortal” Brown as the new Brand Ambassador for Lew & Huey watches. Matt Brown is currently the #5 ranked welterweight in the UFC.

Brown rose to fame with his stint on The Ultimate Fighter and his rise afterwards facing the best fighters in the division. His heart of a champion and fierce competitiveness makes him a fan favorite. Matt Brown will face Tarec Saffiedine with the potential future shot at the title.

via Lew & Huey

Hi everyone,

I am super-stoked to make this announcement, because I’ve been a fan of this guy’s for years. I’d like to introduce anyone who doesn’t know him to #5 ranked UFC Welterweight Matt “the Immortal” Brown, our new brand ambassador.

Some of you know I’ve been a fan of the UFC for years, and I’ve been watching the progression of Matt’s career since his time on the cast of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, cheering for the Ohio native, and being amazed at the guy’s heart and guts.

If you haven’t seen him fight yet, you’ve been missing out. Matt’s been on an absolute tear through the welterweight division of the UFC. His May 2014 fight with Brazilian fighter Eric Silva in front of his home town crowd was quite possibly the fight of the year, if not the decade, no exaggeration. I’ve seen it twice, and even the guys calling the action said it was the greatest fight they’d ever seen – and that was just at the end of the first round (Matt stopped Eric by TKO in the third).

Matt’s never-quit attitude, his come from behind victories, and gritty, “grind it out” style has made him a fan favorite. And with a nickname like “The Immortal”, who better to represent Lew & Huey, when our brand name means rebirth?

You can follow Matt on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to watch as he beats the snot out of Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night on February 14th. One more win, and he gets a shot at the welterweight title, and current champion Johnny Hendricks. When I spoke to Matt, I asked him if he thought he could beat Hendricks. Not unexpectedly, he didn’t hesitate, “Yeah, I’d beat him tomorrow.”

One last thing before I wrap up… Thanks to everyone who’s backed our current Kickstarter project for the Legends Racer. If you haven’t visited the project page yet, please do, and even if you can’t back the project, please use the buttons under the video to share a link on Facebook and Twitter. THANKS!

Chris Vail
Lew & Huey

Panzera has released a new automatic 47mm pilot watch. The watch features a selfwinding mechanical movement, 47mm case, 40 hr power reserve, 11mm thickness, 50m water resistance and hardened mineral crystal.

The Panzera Fleiger F47 can be purchased on the site for €325 (ex VAT). Buy it now HERE

Visitor Watch Company has reached it’s $85,000 goal and will produce the The Calligraph Duneshore watch after the Kickstarter campaign is completed. Now the company is looking to reach it’s next milestone of $150,000 to unlock stretch goal that includes a bonus calf jacket leather strap(a $30 retail value), in addition to the French deerskin strap, at no additional cost.

Head over to Kickstarter to pledge and preorder the Visitor Watch Company Calligraph Duneshore for as little as $500.

Pledge now at Kickstarter HERE

Randy Williams presents luxury chronograph watches with your choice of matching leather Nato straps. The brand was named after the intersection of Talley and Twine that was formerly the center of a notorious, crime-riddled neighborhood in Virginia. In recent years the neighborhood has been completely redeveloped and now has a bright future. Talley & Twine wants to create a watch brand with a bright future as well with it’s well designed chronograph.

Specs include:

Case: Large 46mm Face
Thickness: 11mm
Lug Width: 22mm
Unisex Design
Fully-Functional Chronograph With Sweeping Second Hand
Made from Polished Surgical-Grade (316L) Stainless Steel
Extremely Accurate Japanese Miyota Movement
Three-Dimensional Hour And Minute Indices Surrounding Watch Face
1-year Warranty
4-Year Battery Life

The campaign has already been funding by reaching and surpassing it’s $8,500 goal. The current tally is $10,312 with 20 days left to go.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign HERE

Model turned entrepreneur Adair Howell Arnold found a need for a watch that is better than mass produced watches in the low end while still being a better value than luxury watches. Circle + Hide blends fashion and function into one watch. The Circle + Hide watches feature quick release straps and bracelets to meet your needs. One day you can wear the watch on bracelet and then easily switch to one of many leather strap options for a new look.

Circle + Hide features Swiss Made certification, Swiss Quartz Rhonda Movement, 37mm case, mineral crystal and 100M water resistance. The campaign is currently $7,280 of it’s $25,000 in funding. You can currently own a Circle + Hide watch for as little as $255.

Check out the Circle + Hide Watches on Kickstarter HERE

Xavier Aston by Samuel Wilson is a dress/casual watch that is made for both men and women. The unisex minimalist design is striking balance of beauty and fashion. The watch comes in a black or white dial with gold plated case measuring 40mm. The can be dressed up with a leather strap in various colors or dress down with several nato strap options. The ladies can get this watch with a Leopard & Zebra prints strap. Xavier Aston uses a simple clip design in the spring bar that allows easily swap of the straps.

The Xavier Aston is powered by the Swiss RONDA 762 Movement, has AR Sapphire Glass Crystal, 50m Water Resistant, and 40mm gold plated case. Xavier Aston would be perfect to buy a pair for a couple looking to have matching watches with unique strap options to fit their style and personality.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign going on now HERE

Peren Watches is offering direct to consumers, Swiss designed timepieces that is made with top quality materials. The watches can be purchased for as little as $160 CAD(about $141 USD). The watches are Swiss designed and assembled in the heart of Transylvania.

The watches are designed in Switzerland by Francois Zahnd and Stefan Geringer, two top Swiss designers that won Reddot design award in 2009. The watches feature Swiss made Ronda 5030D Startech movement, stainless steel bracelet, matte or PVD coated 40mm watch case, and hardened scratch resistant and anti-reflexive treated mineral crystal glass. The strap is a double layered genuine leather with contrast stitches or solid stainless steel bracelet.

Check out the Kickstarter project HERE