Manchester Watch Works is very close to hitting it’s $29,000 goal. The company is $1469 away from hitting it’s target goal. MWW is offering up the black Westminster, white Vergennes and Blue dial Monarch at incredible savings. You can buy a watch for as little as $189 a savings of $80 off the retail price of $269.

The watches will start shipping March 2016 and this won’t happen without your help getting the final tally.

Head over to Kickstarter to fund this project HERE


Here we preview a new unique designed watch from Don Kylne & Co watches. The company has produced some prototypes and plan to launch on Indiegogo(We will post a link once it goes live) in the near future. Don Kylne watch was started by a bunch of guys that ran their own businesses away from their hometowns for a large part of their lives. The principles the company follows are life, modern, classic designs and the best quality.


Drawing from life, life is not fair or square and neither is it a smooth circle. The cushion case represents the ups and downs of life. The second hand is placed in a corner, symbolising how time passes us by, unconsciously slipping out of our grasp. The company inject a modern touch into a well loved classic template. The Don Kylne &Co. Watch was made with quality in mind with quality materials that last for generations.



The Don Kylne &Co. features a 40.5mm case, Domed Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal, Automatic Miyota 82xx series movement, 50m water resistance, 22mm Leather Strap and Genuine Leather Custom Selected Strap with Butterfly Deployant Clasp. The watch will also feature Custom Designed Flower Motiff Engraving for customers that choose this option.

Rêveurs Comme Nous collection is only engraved in our first collection. The phrase means dreamers like us. Once this project is successfully funded, it would mean you would have helped make our dreams into reality. Therefore this phrase will only be engraved for this first collection and never repeated. Thus, making this first collection more valuable in future.


The pricing will be around $300USD early bird on Indiegogo with a retail price of $450USD. Each watch to be individually numbered from 001-500.


Check out Don Kylne &Co. website HERE and follow them on Facebook HERE


Evolvens Watch has launch their first watch line with 4 models with unique looks. The company made the watches from the ground up using technology such as CNC processing, laser cutting, special surface treatment processes (more than 90 HRC) and unique tools were required for the production.


Evolvens Watch is made in Budapest and features a Swiss Made movement Valanvron V24. The Valanvron V24 is a less common movement that compares to the ETA 2824 movement with 25 Jewels and 28,800 bph. The heavy duty case includes ARCOR C.L.I.N to provide a more than 90 HRC surface hardness for extra durability. The Evolvens watch features a 44,8mm case and 50,3mm with lugs. The watch strap width is 22mm and the watch case is 13mm thickness.


The models includes the Gun Black FB-001B, Stainless Steel case FB-001S Silver, Two Tone FB-001T, and finally the all black FB-001F. The watch sells for $520 EURO or about $582.61 USD at today’s exchange rate. Evolvens Budapest uses a strong, locked, cylindrical steel and aluminum box. The wooden structure protects the internal watch from ever external shock or vibration.


Buy the Evolvens Watch now HERE


Tangramatic is hard at work with it’s second model, the Nereid. The Neried watch is a leisure oriented watch for the beach, road trips, cruise ships, yachting, and everywhere else you vacation at. The company took inspiration from cruise ships take port in Circular Quay and visited places like Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, and Eden. This allowed them to create the ultimate marine watch.

Specifications

42mm case diameter
~ 11mm height
20mm lug width
flat sapphire crystal
anti-reflective coating under the crystal
Miyota 8245 / 8247 automatic movements, 21600 bph non-hacking
316L stainless steel
5ATM water resistance
12 month warranty


The company will released two version that include the Nereid Pacific, a marine watch has a sub-dial either at 6 or 12 o’clock without a date. And next the Nereid Argo, a Bauhaus style more with less watch that is modest and elegant.

via Tangramatic


Manchester Watch Works next watch series is now on Kickstarter. The Westminster and Vergennes Watches were inspired by the classic pocket watches of the past. The watches will feature either a black or white dial with minimal branding. The dial will feature highly legible, simple, and with beautiful aesthetics.

Summary

– Solid “Sized-For-All-Wrists” 40mm 316L polished stainless steel case, 11mm thick with a 20mm lug width (standard spring bars used)

– Robust and reliable automatic Citizen Miyota 8245 automatic movement with handwinding, 42+ hour power reserve and 21,600 VPH

– 100m water resistance with screwed down EZ grip engraved crown and case back

– Genuine premium leather straps with engraved steel buckles

– Vintage domed sapphire crystal

– Swiss superluminova C1 lumed hour markers

– Westminster has silver hour and minute hands with Swiss BGW9 lume

– Vergennes has blue hour and minute hands with Swiss BGW9 lume

The pledges for a watch will start at $169 and you can find more info at Kickstarter project HERE



This is my first Magrette and I am very excited to review the brand that I heard a lot about from the watch community. I have networked with many new watch startups and Magrette is the gold standard for running a business. They offer great value, amazing quality timepieces and superb customer service to all it’s customers. Magrette is well known for it’s legendary professional diver series Moan Pacific Professional and now branching out to some unique and innovative. The Leoncino aka Little Lion was inspired by 1960’s. This was a time you can find inspiration in design from cars, motorcycles, films and architecture. Magrette founder Dion McAsey wanted to explore new designs and the squarish case design offers something different from the other models in Magrette’s catalog.

Model: LEONCINO
Movement: 9015 Miyota with hacking seconds
Case diameter: 42mm excluding the crown
Case finish: 316L Stainless Steel (polished top and brushed sides with bead blasted back)
Crown: Screw down crown.
Crystal: Sapphire (double domed), AR coating.
Dial and hands: old radium color Super Luminova
CASE BACK: See-through (sapphire) case back , DLC with anti finger-print coating
Water-resistance: 200m/20ATM Water resistance
Strap: Leather tan strap with white stitching, remborde edge, lorica linning
LIMITED EDITION: 667
Price: $625.00 plus $30.00 USD shipping worldwide.
Movement: Miyota 9015






Magrette includes its new signature case with the Leoncino watch. The signature case securely stores your watch in a leather style zipper case that is perfect for travel. The case has room to fit an extra strap and a spring tool. The removable leather envelope pouch can be used for your checkbook, cash or documentation for the watch.








The Magrette Leoncino features a 42mm cushion style case, Miyota 9015 movement, Sapphire double domes and AR coated crystal, 200m water resistance and premium leather tan strap with white stitching. The cushion style case gives it a unique look with a polished metal face and brushed steel sides. The buckle also features the high polished finish with the side profile featuring brushed steel. The mirror finish of the Leoncino gives it a great look from all angles. The white dial is beautiful with rose gold hands/blue seconds and chapter ring with Magrette etch into it. The dial and hands are lumed with old radium color Super Luminova and makes reading the dial at night a breeze. The back features a PVD caseback with the display window.



Magrette has switch to the new Citizen Miyota 9015 to power it’s watches and this is a solid movement that falls between the ETA 2824 and 2892. The 42mm case is the perfect size for me as 45mm is too big and 40mm is too small. The leather strap by Magrette feels of premium leather and one I would buy separately as it’s that good. The 200M water resistance provides ample ability to use this to the pool, water sports or any other water related activity. I personally prefer no date as it’s too much hassle setting the correct date over and over again on an automatic watch. The Little Lion is a watch that makes an impression each time you wear it.




Leoncino is a limited edition piece that only 667 will be produced and will be highly sought after by collectors. The watch looks great dressed up or in casual attire as well. The $625USD price tag is more than reasonable for a watch that feels like it cost several thousand dollars. Magrette has delivered a watch with retro appeal with unique case and solid movement for a reasonable price. The Magrette Leoncino is my current favorite of all the watches I have reviewed.

9.8 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: review unit




Ferro Watches is now on it’s second watch release on Kickstarter. After successfully funded the one handed watch, Ferro returns with the Airborne Titanium Watches. The Mecha-Quartz version will be Chronograph with sub-dials while the automatic will not. The new watch was inspired by vintage airplanes. The design of the watch combines a vintage look and feel with a bold design. The 44 mm watch case gives the watch a modern masculine feel. The Ferro Airborne Titanium Pilot will feature Genuine leather straps with stainless steel embossed logo on the buckle. A stretch goal when funded $85,000 includes a free zulu strap.


Ferro will use two movements for the release, a Japan Made Seiko VK64 hybrid mechanism and Automatic Japan Miyota 8215 21 Jewel. The watch case will be either Titanium or Copper case. The watch dials colors of your choosing can be black, gray, green and white.



Specs (Hybrid Mechanical Quartz Movement)
Case: 44mm diameter with 22 mm lugs
Case height: 11.1 mm
Crystal: Sapphire (durable and scratch resistant)
Strap: 22 mm / genuine leather
Material: Titanium Case and buckle OR Copper Case and Buckle
Movements: Japan Made Seiko VK64 hybrid mechanism
Water Resistance: 100 meter (10 BAR)
Engraved logo on crown, buckle and back case


Automatic Japan Miyota 8215
Case: 44mm diameter with 22 mm lugs + See through glass back
Case height: 12 mm
Crystal: Sapphire (durable and scratch resistant)
Strap: 22 mm / genuine leather
Material: Titanium Case and buckle OR Copper Case and Buckle
Movements: Automatic Japan Miyota 8215 21 Jewel
Water Resistance: 100 meter (10 BAR)
Engraved logo on crown, buckle and back case

Check out the Kickstarter project HERE


AVI-8 and Worn & Wound have collaborated on a new watch. The watch will be made by AVI-8 and designed by Worn & Wound. The WANDW1 was inspired by military watches, pilots, and fields from the mid-twentieth century. The watch will feature domed sapphire, a Miyota 8245 automatic movement, bright C3 lume, a selection of straps and a custom carrying case.

Case: Two-tone, black PVD/brushed steel
Movement: Miyota 8245 Automatic
Dial: Matte Black
Lume: C3 SuperLuminova
Lens: Domed Sapphire crystal
Straps: 2 x nylon Mil-Strap, 1 x w&w Olive Model 2
Water Res.: 50m
Dimensions: 42 x 48 mm
Thickness: 13.5 mm
Lug Width: 22 mm
Crown: 4 x 6 mm
Case: Padded Cordura Watch Wallet
Warranty: 2 years through AVI-8
Price: $399 (free shipping within US)

More details HERE