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


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


Itero Watches a new microbrand is launching on Kickstarter the second week of October. The company was founded by two watch enthusiasts that is offering modern pocket watches.

Our time has to be valued more and we should by no means be slaves of
the hectic lifestyle and technology. The name Itero comes from Latin and
means »to do a second time, to renew«. And that is what we wanted to do
– to bring the appreciation of time and tradition back to life. With
Itero Watches, you carry an important piece of the past in your pocket
and value yourself and your time more.


SPECIFICATIONS:

Case diameter: 44 milimetres
Thickness: 8 milimetres
Case material: 316L stainless steel
Dial window material: Sapphire crystal glass
Movement: Swiss Ronda Quartz
Water resistant: 3 ATM
Keychain: 25 centimetres
Keychain material: PVD plated brass



The Itero pocket watches will come in Midas gold, Midnight Rose, and classic silver cases. The pocket watch will feature a Swiss Quartz movement, sapphire crystal, and minimalist design. Every other company is making traditional watches while Itero watches is bringing back the pocket watch design. Prices start at $89 and more information can be found at the official site HERE you can also follow the company on Instragram HERE

We will update this post once the campaign goes live.

Update: Kickstarter campaign now live HERE


Pancor Watch Co. is offering up a nice affordable aviation Chronograph watch for as little as $129USD. The Pancor P01 is a hybrid chronograph watch inspired by aviation. The matte black DLC coating on the case is inspired by (stealth) fighter jets like the F-117 Nighthawk. The elongated markers simulates the meters in the cockpit. While keeping the design of the dial clean and simple, applied indices are added to the dial for a 3D effect. Also the chronographs are place lower to add more depth.

Case / Bezels: 316L Stainless Steel
Case size: 44mm wide x 53mm long
Case thickness: 10mm
Crown: 7 x 4mm (Engraved)
Weight: 70 Gr
Dial: Matt effect, Debossed chronograph and 3D implied indices
Hands: Japan Super Lume
Crystal: Anti-Reflective Sapphire
Movement: Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz
Strap: 24 mm raw genuine leather (or Canvas)
Water resistant: 50M/5ATM
Limited edition: Kickstarter founders edition (special case back with serial number)
Warranty: 2 years

Head over to Kickstarter to back this campaign HERE


Parr & Co. Watches has launched their first timepiece that rivals luxury brands. The company focuses on minimalist design and superb fit and finish. The cases are super slim and come in gold or silver plated 316L surgical grade stainless steel. The case measures 40mm by 7mm and the watch face features sapphire crystal.

The watch is powered by a gold-plated Swiss Ronda 1069 movement with six jewels. The watch also features a remote sweep second hand placed 6.3 mm from the center. The clean white face is paired with Roman numerals and French Losang style watch hands. The watch comes in both gold and silver with bands of black, brown, red, blue and gray in leather, silicone or herringbone with a butterfly clasp. A 20 mm lug makes setting the watch easy. Parr & Co Watch is water resistant to 5 ATM.

The watch can be purchased for as low as $140 on Kickstarter HERE


The latest prototype shot of the Grey Seal Series Watch with navy dial and mesh strap. The watch will feature Miyota 9015, sapphire glass with inside AR, rotating inner bezel, stainless 316, case 44mm, mesh bracket 22mm + leather NATO strap. Price about 300-350 euro with shipping anywhere in the world. The current target is for a January 2016 release.

Check out their Facebook page HERE for updates


The Cherwell is the first watch model from new Microbrand, Marloe Watches. The Marloe Watches Cherwell was designed in Scotland and inspired by the prestigious university city of Oxford, this timepiece is named after the River Cherwell which meanders through this City of Dreaming Spires.


Marloe Watches focuses on hand-wound movements and this one is powered by a Seagull movement. It also features a multi-layered sandwich dial and a double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.


Specs
42.4mm diameter x 12mm High (Lugs to Zenith)
20mm lug width, 48mm top to toe
Hand wound movement 21,600bph
Power Reserve of over 50 Hours
Double-domed sapphire crystal with AR coating
Exhibition Case-Back with engraving
Multi-layered dial
5 ATM


We will post an update once the Kickstarter campaign gets started. Check out the official Marloe Watches website HERE


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



Elliot Havok successfully funded the Havok Watch on Kickstarter and now the watch is available directly to the consumer for around $95. Everyone needs an everyday watch that they can tell the time and are on time for appointments and meetings. The Elliot Havok Oxford Havok Watch is a blend of style and functionality.

Case Diameter: 39 mm Case
Thickness: 7.5mm
Face Diameter: 35 mm
Band Material: Genuine Leather Band
Band Max/Min Length: 20.5cm/15.5cm
Band Width: 20 mm
Total Weight: 37g
Case Material: Carbon Steel Alloy
Back Plating: Stainless Steel
Clasp: Standard Buckle Clasp
Clasp Material: Stainless Steel
Dial Window Material: Crystal Mineral Glass
Display: Analog
Movement: Japanese Hattori (Seiko) VX32 Quartz
Date Function: Yes
Seconds Function: Yes
Water Resistant: 3 ATM / 30 Meters









The Elliot Havok Oxford Havok Watch features a beautiful silver dial, black strap with Woven Glen Plaid Trim on the back, Japanese movement, mineral glass and 3ATM water resistance. The unisex watch can be worn by both men or women and is the perfect 39mm size for both. The watch strap features reinforced holes and a plaid back that peaks out in the front. The Japanese Hattori (Seiko) VX32 Quartz is reliable so you never late for a meeting or appointment. The date function is useful when you fill out a form. The overall style is perfect for the classic gentlemen and can be worn as a daily watch.


Elliot Havok continues to offer great products at a fraction of other companies. They use crowdfunding to fund their new projects and sell at lower cost than the competitors. The Elliot Havok Oxford Havok Watch is a fun watch that will go perfect with your wardrobe.

9 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Review unit