Farley Watches found a need for a luxury feeling watch without the huge markups. The company aims to release the watch for $100 for standard and $150 for premium with Sapphire glass Crystal and 5ATM water resistance. The Farley Watch was created by Gavin Farley, from Adelaide, South Australia.

Case Diameter: 45 mm
Case Thickness: 7.5mm
Face Diameter: 38mm
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Back Plating: Stainless Steel
Hide Edition Clasp: Heavy Duty Buckle Clasp
Buckle Material: Stainless Steel
Dial Window Material: Crystal Mineral Glass and Sapphire Crystal
Display: Analog
Movement: Japanese Miyota 2115 Quartz
Date Function: Yes
Seconds Function: Yes
Water Resistant: 3 ATM / 30 Meters and 5 ATM / 50 Meters
Band Material: Genuine Leather

Check out the project HERE

The Tangramatic 39a was a successfully funded watch on Kickstarter that had all the forum a buzz. The watch brand was founded by Frances del Mundo also known as Bombfish on WUS. The Sydney, Australia based company has had great success with their Kickstarter campaign and the watch can now be purchased directly to the consumer.

Miyota cal.9015 (automatic & hand-wind),
Sapphire crystal single-domed watch glass,
Anti-reflective coating (underside only),
Art deco-style 316L stainless steel case,
Water resistance of 100m / 10ATM / 330ft,
C1 Superluminova on hour markers, black Luminova on hands,
Date window at 6 o’clock,
Engraved, solid, screw-down case back,
Push-pull crown

The Tangramatic 39a comes in three dial types, the white Bauhaus reviewed here, the blue Nautilus, and brown California dial. Each of the watches have their own personality and stand out from the usual stuff you find on Kickstarter. The watch is a great size for almost any man with a 39mm case diameter without crown, 20mm lug width, 45mm lug to lug, and 12mm high at the peak of the crystal. I found the white dial Bauhaus great as a formal wear item while the other two dials to be more casual in style. The company also has an amazing black Penta pilot watch to round out the collection.

The Tangramatic 39a is powered by the Micro-Brand favorite movement, the Miyota cal.9015. The Miyota 9015 movement is better than the workhorse ETA 2824 and is comparable to the ETA 2892. Some have mention the rotor noise on the 9015 movements, but I have not noticed this at all with the Tangramatic that I’m reviewing. Tangramatic gives you many choices of straps from Nato straps, Genuine leather strap and steel mesh bracelet. You can buy the straps directly from Tangramatic for $15-$20. Tangramatic has you covered for changing the look of the watch with a great selection of strap choices.

The Tangramatic is one cool retro watch with modern appeal. I compare the Tangramatic 39a very favorably to one of my favorite dress watches, the Tissot Le Locle. The beautiful dial, automatic movement, and fresh and unique design gives it a permanent place in my watch rotation. The Tangramatic can be dress up or down with your wardrobe selections and would look good with a polo shirt, blazer or suit. The Tangramatic gives you a luxury feel without breaking the bank at less than $500. I can’t wait to see what Mr. del Mundo has in store for us next with Tangramatic as the first watch hit a home run.

95 out of 100

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Review sample

ChapterTen Watches is a modern, minimal, affordable watch launching on Indiegogo. The watch features a 42mm stainless steel case, genuine Italian leather strap, Japanese movement and hardened crystal mineral glass. The watch is backed by a 2 year warranty for added assurance. The ChapterTen Watch is available for $59 for one, $109 for two or $149 for all three watches. 10% of profits are donated to our non-profit partners around the world helping others tell great stories. The watches will retail for $89.00 once the crowdfunding campaign is over.

The company has raised 495% of funding with 18 days to go.

Check out the Indiegogo campaign HERE

The two things I like the most is cool cars and nice watches. REC Watches blends the two things in a cool new and old way. REC Watches uses handcrafted recycled metal dial made from a classic Mini. The watch comes with its own corresponding VIN on the caseback.

I like when a watch tells a story, and the REC watches has a great story along with each watch. The company recovers sheets of metal from classic Mini cars and uses the metal for the dial of the watch. The dial of the REC Watches Mark 1 is one of a kind as the scrap metal used is unique from each other. The dial has scratches and shades of rust that make the dial unique and vintage. The patina of the recycled metal gives it a one-of-a-kind look.

The Mark I was inspired by by the classic and radically innovative elliptical dashboard of the Mark I & II Minis. The company transferred the elliptical shape of the dashboard to the Mark I watch design, where it encircles the two subdials – providing a “dashboard within the watch”. The remaining dial is purely made from recycled Mini metal, and will often feature very distinct imperfections, providing an altogether unique feel to the watch. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the recycled Mini is provided on the backcase of the watch, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Although the watch is sized big at 44.3mm it wears smaller due to it’s curved lines and 13mm height. I normally wear watches that are about 42mm and this watch wears smaller than the 44.3mm indicates. The Mark I has a minimalist look that would look great in formal and casual settings. The case has both circular and vertically brushed stainless steel and total weight of the watch is 66g. The watch uses mineral glass for the face and solid caseback. The watch is powered by the OS21 Miyota movement with 24H indicator, 60-minute chronograph and date. The REC Watches Mark I M1 comes with a Black genuine leather strap with black stitching and quick-release system. The quick release system allows for easy switching of straps and a black and grey nylon strap is included as well.

The uniqueness of the watch and the price of only $425 makes the REC Watches a must buy. I see too many brands release the same kind of watch over and over again. REC Watches is doing something different and offering a one-of-a-kind watch that would look great in anyone’s collection. I’m sure every Mini owner would want the Mark 1 as well as all those car enthusiasts.

Buy it now HERE

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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

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

Zelos second timepiece has launched on Kickstarter. After successfully funding the Helmsman, Zelos announcing a new line of watches with the Chroma and Chroma skeleton. The Chroma actually reminds me a bit of the Xetum with both featuring minimalist designs and no lugs.

The Zelos Chroma features a rounded case, lugless on leather strap, and 8215 Miyota movement. The Chroma is a must have watch that you should very much pledge to get. The modern and minimalist design is a work of art on your wrist.

Check out the Kickstarter page HERE