Minuteman Co. is looking for input on a name for it’s upcoming Swiss Automatic Watch. The company is currently taking a poll on Watchfreeks with the winning poll leader the likely choice. The selection of names includes Minuteman Eagle, Minuteman Field Auto, Minuteman Independence, and Minuteman Commander. Take one minute of your time and vote on your favorite name on Watchfreeks HERE



Camber Watches has 53 hours to go and has already pass it’s goal of $21,271 with a current tally of $36,773. Camber Watches made a watch inspired by Hill climbing where every tenth of a seconds counts. This is why the company produced a timepiece with a special chronograph movement which is measured down to the tenth of a second. The dial is inspired by the early mechancial stop watches that were used at motor sporting events.

Case Diameter : 45 mm
Case Thickness : 13 mm
Lug Width : 22 mm
Lug-to-Lug : 52 mm
Crown : 7×3 mm, engraved with logo
Weight : 81 gram
Crystal : Mineral, slightly domed
Case Material : Alloy, Black PVD, Rose gold plated
Case back : Stainless steel
Movement : Quartz Chronograph, Sunon Caliber PE903
Genuine leather strap : 22 mm, leather, tapers down to 20 mm
Clasp : 22 mm signed pin buckle
Water Resistance : 3 ATM (50 m) Dial: ivory and black
WE RECEIVED FEEDBACK ON THE SIZE AND WE DECIDED THAT YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE FOR A SMALLER SIZE : 42MM CASE DIAMETER

Back this campaign now on Kickstarter HERE


Ventus Watches began as a Kickstarter campaign and now is becoming a reality with watches shipping to backers. Those that missed the Kickstarter campaign can still order on the site HERE and receive a watch by the end of December.

42mm PVD Stainless Steel case, 50mm lug to lug length and 22mm lug width. 13.5mm Thick

Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement : 24 jewels, 21600bph, hacking and winding

Domed Sapphire Crystal

Water Resistance of 100m

Engraved logo on crown and caseback

Sandwich Dial

Orange Superluminova

1 Year international warranty

Delivery scheduled for end December

$249 Preorder HERE


Webbem has created a nice looking field watch with Paracord 550 strap. The Overlander watch features Sapphire Glass, 100m water resistance, Japanase Quartz movement, and 3 year battery life.

Free Paracord 550 Strap with Steel Shackel – Your choice of paracord color
Sapphire crystal glass
Water resistant to 100 meters
316L Marine grade stainless steel body and bezel
3 layer dial with day / date window
Superluminova C1 dial markers and hands
Japanese quartz movement
Seconds hand “hacking” feature
3 year battery life
Screw down signature crown
Crown guard
Screw bars holding strap in place
Screw down case back

Height (Lug to Lug) – 50mm
Width (without crown) – 43mm
Width (including crown) – 45mm
Depth (without strap) – 11mm
Depth (with Para 550 Strap) – 15mm

The Paracord strap comes in 7 different colors and if you Google search Paracord uses you can find ways to use it in an emergency. For example you can take a look at this website HERE for uses.

The Webbem Watch is available now for $149.00 HERE



John JY Lee is back with his 3rd Kickstarter campaign. The new Crossfire 500M features a bold new take on the California Dial. Cobra de Calibre Crossfire 500M will have a depth rating of 500M and run the reliable Miyota 9015.


Other specs include

42mm External Bezel case in 316L Stainless Steel Case with Sapphire Crystals Top & Bottom

Miyota Calibre 9015 with Smooth Sweeping Second Hand

Custom Rotors with Beautiful Geneva Stripes

Swiss Super-Luminova on Dial & Hands

Soft Genuine Leather Bands with Signed Matching Buckle


The project is fast tracked for a February 2016 shipping date with prototypes already made and the factory ready to start production.


Check out the campaign HERE


Hastings & Co offers up a timeless classic minimalist dress watch that is a mere 6mm thick. In comparison it is 1mm thinner than the Rossling & Co quartz watch. The watch size is a perfect 40mm that should fit your dress shirts rather easily. Hastings & Co created the perfect watch to wear on special occasions, the office and on dates.



The Hastings & Co is a beautiful watch that weighs almost nothing and has the feel of luxury. The watch has a rose gold plated case and rose gold indices with a white dial. The second hand is black and the watch features a premium genuine leather embossed crocodile strap. The company opted for a scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal instead of the cheaper Mineral crystal found on other watches. The Hastings & Co Rose Gold Classic Edition Watch is powered by a Swiss Quartz Movement.






The watch can easily change straps from the calf crocodile straps to the Nato strap options. You can order additional straps directly from the site HERE Hastings & Co offers a Rose Gold case and Silver case with options for crocodile leather strap, genuine leather straps in black or brown, or two Nato strap options.



The Hastings & Co classic edition watch can be dressed up with crocodile or genuine leather straps or worn casually with the Nato options. The watch is a perfect everyday watch to wear at the office, special occasion or just hanging out with friends. Everyone needs a nice slim dress watch in their wardrobe and this is perfect for the recent graduate, young professional, or groomsmen to wear. An affordable timepiece that I am glad to have in my collection.

Positives
Premium looking dress watch
Minimalist
Rose Gold case
Crocodile embossed calfskin strap
Sapphire Crystal
Slim

Negative
Maybe too plain for some people’s taste

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Manufacturer supplied review sample for review



AVI-8 is a brand of watches inspired by the machines of some of the most significant periods in aviation history. The watches pay homage to the brave men who flew the iconic aircrafts. Each and every timepiece is designed with the innovative spirit that permeates the world of aviation.

Brand AVI-8
Model number AV-4040-03
Glass Type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 47 millimeters
Case Thickness 11 millimeters
Band Material leather calfskin
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 24 millimeters
Band Color Blue
Dial color Blue
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar Date
Movement Japanese automatic
Water resistant depth 165 Feet






AVI-8 offers a whole lot of watch for the money. The company produces watches with a vintage appeal and big modern case. The is a big pilot watch with a 47mm case diameter. I was at first taken aback by the size of the watch until I tried it on and how great it look on the wrist. The watch nicely hugs the wrist and at 11mm thickness it is very wearable even on my 7 inch wrist.






The AV-4040-03 features a Japanese Automatic movement, Mineral Crystal, 50M water resistance, and leather strap with additional Nato strap. The large dial is highly legible with over-sized o, 3, 6, and 9 numerals. The leather strap with nylon inset is a nod to the ribbons and awards pilots of today and yesteryear receive for outstanding service. The date windows features an extended five day window with red marker pointing to today’s date. Rather than go with a sunburst dial, AVI-8 went with a matte finish blue dial that is easy to read in direct sunlight.


AVI-8 produces exceptional affordable watches with great aesthetics and function. While the watch originally retailed for $680, the AV-4040-03 can be purchased for a reasonable $188.52. At less than $200, the Hawker Harrier II is great value for anyone looking for an everyday watch.

Positives
Great price
Red, white and blue
Well made
Automatic
Under $200 on sale
Easy to read
Classic design
Military pilot style watch that is bold and stylish
Proven Citizen Miyota 8215 Workhorse movement
Two straps included(Leather with Nylon and Nato strap)

Negatives
May be too big for some

Buy it now here
AVI-8 Men`s AV-4040-03 Hawker Harrier II Analog Display Japanese Automatic Blue Watch

Disclosure: Manufacturer supplied review sample. Affiliate link.


A new French watch brand is launching on Kickstarter this month. The AKRONE “K-01” was created by three friends with a passion for watches. The founders wanted to key in on affordability, singularity and exclusivity. Akrone brand names comes from the french word achrone meaning “timeless” with the K represented by the founders last name.




= 40 mm case size in matte ceramic totally unscratchable…very very light !
= sapphire glass , inside AR coating
= Miyota 9015 , with a modified rotor , and a modified date wheel that match the second hand color
= Very strong and convenient Nylon strap, best one to go for sports activities.
= all our leathers straps are hand made in France . We made a luxury Pack with a gorgeous Matte black alligator leather strap.
= Straps are coming with fast pins, so you can easily remove them.
= 10 ATM (100m) water resistant.
= assembled in France with a very good team of watchmakers based in Besançon (heart of French watch industry)
= you can choose between 3 different colors : mint / red lava / light yellow
= numbered and limited to 300 pieces (total, all colors mixed)

Check out the Kickstarter campaign HERE



Andrei Wois watches is a new brand of affordable watches available on Indiegogo. The watch features a modern minimalist style. Some of the features include 44mm case, Sapphire Crystal, Swiss Rhonda movement, and 5 year battery life.


Full specs below

Specifications Details
Case diameter: 44 mm
Case thickness: 7 mm
Lug width: 24 mm
Crystal: Scratch-proof Sapphire, flat
Case Material: Stainless steel 316L
Case back: Stainless steel 316L, Limited “Founders” edition
Strap: 24mm Premium thick genuine leather, black or medium brown
Date: At 3 hour marker
Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50 m)
Movement: Swiss-Made Ronda 6004.D, 5 Jewel, Gold Plated
Battery Life: 5 Years

Back the Andrei Wois watches on Indiegogo for as little as $109 HERE


Lew & Huey Watch Company and Watchuseek is partnering for a new project watch codename Spectre. The project is based on the Orthos case, but takes several design cues from vintage and modern Omega Seamasters, particularly the ’57 and ’67 SM 300’s.

You may know that Omega brought back ’57 SM 300 in the new Co-Axial Seamaster 300 that will be worn by James Bond(Daniel Craig) in the new bond movie Spectre. This new watch from Omega is the inspiration for the new forum project on WUS.

The project is currently in the development phase as all the parts are being made determine by forum members vote. Visit HERE for more info.

Only 200 to 250 watches will be made of this limited edition WUS project watch. The watch will be available in black and blue, with or without a date window at 3. As a tribute to both the fictional spy and his creator, author Ian Fleming, the logo will likely emulate the square-and-three-braids rank insignia for Commanders serving in the British RNVR (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve), the rank both Ian and Bond held in said service. Likewise, our dial text will tentatively include “Commander 300” in script, in place of Omega’s “Seamaster 300”.

Lew & Huey will also make a new Orthos watch at the same time with similar design cues. The new Orthos will be limited to 100-300 with eight new dial/bezel color combinations and limited to as little as ten pieces per combination.

Both the forum project watch and the new Orthos should be delivered around April 2016. Pre-orders should start near the end of October or beginning of November, with an initial starting pre-order price of $350, or $325 if you buy two or more.

via Watchuseek via Lew & Huey