Minuteman Watches has teamed up with Lum-Tec founder Chris Wiegand to design and manufacturer Minuteman’s latest collection. The Minuteman Independence series will come in either PVD or stainless steel versions. The black PVD will retail for $309 with a special $275 preorder and the stainless steel version will run $309 with a special $250 preorder price. Each Minuteman Independence model will be proudly assembled in Mentor Ohio USA by Wiegand Custom watch company. The watches will come with a 5 year limited warranty and free lifetime battery replacement.

Independence PVD
Assembled in the United States of America.
40mm case width without crown.
Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside.
Ronda 515 Swiss Quartz movement.
Water resistant to 100 meters.
Black PVD finish.
Individually serial numbered.
Free lifetime battery replacement.
5 year limited warranty.
Luminous hands and markers.
$275 for a limited time HERE


Independence
Assembled in the United States of America.
40mm case width without crown.
Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside.
Ronda 515 Swiss Quartz movement.
Water resistant to 100 meters.
Stainless Steel case and crown.
Individually serial numbered.
Free lifetime battery replacement.
5 year limited warranty.
Luminous hands and markers.
$250 for a limited time HERE

25% of the profit from our net annual sales of Minuteman products goes to charities assisting veterans & their Families. The new Independence line will be the lowest price yet for Minuteman while still offering better case finishing with Lum-Tec/Wiegard Custom Watch Company behind it. And I’m sure with all Lum-Tec watches, you will get excellent lume with this watch as well. Here is your chance to get an American made watch for an incredible low price. Compared to other American made watches, Minuteman stands alone as the best bang for your buck watch in terms of features and styling.

Check out the official site HERE and order your very own Minuteman Independence series watch


One of my early favorite watches of 2016 is the Minuteman Jester watch will be limited to as little as 50. Those who preorder will be the lucky few that will own a timepiece only worn buy a few people. The Minuteman / JΞSTΞR is a collaboration between American Made watch company Minuteman watches that donates a portion of sales to assists veterans and their families and JΞSTΞR a well known Hactivist who in March of 2015 was listed in Time Magazines list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” The collaboration created a beautiful timepiece will an interesting backstory.

Proudly assembled in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.
Individually serial numbered
Stainless Steel case with black PVD coating.
Stainless Steel case back.
42mm width without crown.
Screw down crown.
200 meter water resistant.
Comes with one American made Leather watch strap.
Sapphire crystal.
ETA 955.112 Swiss made movement.
Luminous hands and dial.

The Minuteman / JΞSTΞR is available for preorder now at $399 using the case as the proposed Minuteman watch with Swiss auto movement. The Jester watch will use the same high quality Swiss ETA 955.112 quartz movements that our current Minuteman MM0 series models use. 25% of the net profit from each Minuteman / JΞSTΞR ✪ Watch sold will in 2016 will go to Fisher House https://www.fisherhouse.org/

Preorder the Minuteman / JΞSTΞR watch HERE


Belmoto is the spin off brand from Dion McAsey, the founder of Magrette Timepieces. McAsey wanted to create a new brand that focuses on the era of race car driving and motorcyling. The same precision and craftsmanship from Magrette is transplanted to Belmoto. Belmoto first collection is the Track-Day & Tourer collection that features Mecha-Quartz Chronographs priced at $500 and the Automatic collection priced at $700.

The Belmoto Collection is rebirth of the modern gentleman. This is for the modern gentleman that has a passion for racing and fast cars. The watch features Automatic and Mecha-Quartz movements, Sapphire Crystal and custom and hand-stitched leather bands.

Check out Belmoto Collection HERE


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


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


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


http://vanspeyk-watches.com/
I am always on the lookout for an affordable diver that offers a lot for the money. Van Speyk, a brand that I first learn about from Watchuseek in 2012 has a new diver being released to the market.


Before we get started with the new diver watch, let look at a little history of the brand. Van Speyk watches is named after Jan Carel Josephus van Speyk, a Dutch national hero.

In the Golden Age the current Kingdom of the Netherlands occupied a global perch in terms of Trade, Science, Art and Military Power (especially at sea). This period of time formed an important part of the foundation of the wealth, both economically and culturally, that we in present time Netherlands find ourselves in.

Economic decline and turbulent years is what The Netherlands in the 18th century had to endure. Amidst this social rumble Jan Carel Josephus van Speyk was born in Amsterdam on the 31st of January, 1802. Although educated as a tailor, Van Speyk was fascinated by the adventures that go with the life of a sailor. He followed his heart and in the years that followed, he became a marine lieutenant and conducted many naval trading- and combat missions across the globe and even acquired the “ridderkruis der vierde klasse van de Militaire Willems-Orde”; the Dutch equivalent of the Medal of Honor.

On the 5th of February 1831, Van Speyk (29) became a Dutch national hero when he headed for the Antwerp harbor in Belgium to examine shiploads. A year prior, the Belgium Revolution led to the dissolution of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the proclamation of an independent Belgium. Upon arrival in Antwerp, a furious party of Antwerp workmen boarded Van Speyk’s gunboat “No.2”. Van Speyk then spoke the legendary phrase: “…and going down in history as an infamous Dutchman? I rather blow this ship and myself to smithereens, than surrender”. By throwing a lit cigar into a barrel of gunpowder in the ships armory, the ship exploded. Van Speyk did not survive his act. Because of his reluctance to comply and as a result of his display of devotion to his flag, he is considered an important hero in the history of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. He inspirited the Dutch civilians.

Today, more than two centuries hereafter, we follow our hearts in the spirit of Jan Carel van Speyk by manufacturing these splendid Van Speyk watches. Van Speyk precisely unifies the feeling of a majestic Dutch history and our national pride. A watch brand with an international allure, as well as an undeniable Dutch identity.


Now that we learned a little history of the brand, let look at the specs of the new Van Speyk Dutch Diver. The Dutch Diver features a reliable Miyota 8215 automatic movement along with a 42mm Sandwich dial case made of stainless steel. The dive watch also features a sapphire crystal, unidirectional bezel, 200M water resistance and a screw down crown. The watch features SuperLuminova on the hands and hour markers. The bracelet is stainless steel with brushed and polished links to offer a sophisticated classic look.


Tech Specs from Van Speyk

Made in the Netherlands (Dutch Made)
Miyota 8215 automatic movement
316L Stainless steel bracelet (logo engraved); 22mm
316L Stainless steel case (logo engraved on backside); 42mm by 13mm thick
Sapphire glass
Water resistance: 200 meter
Screw down crown
Uni-directional bezel
SuperLuminova
Double layer dial
Available in: black, brown, grey, white and blue (dial color)
2 year warranty
Wooden watch box & certificate
Price: 329,00 euro incl. VAT = 272,00 euro excl. VAT (incl. worldwide insured shipping).



The Van Speyk Dutch Diver will be shipping this month with a price tag of around $300 (excl. VAT, incl. shipping). The Dutch Made watch has already received a fair amount of press from the watch community and it is almost all positive. Those that want to preorder the Dutch Diver can contact the company through the official site HERE.

http://vanspeyk-watches.com/

via WristwatchReview


Titan watches is aim at creating the slimmest watch in the world. The Titan Edge is an amazing 3.9 thin that makes it slimmer than any other watch on the market. The watch has a unique dial and features 2-hand quartz movement, scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a well complimented black dial perfect for any man wanting to make an elegant statement.

The Titan Edge includes a Leather Calfskin strap, 42mm case and 30 Meters(99 feet) water resistance. The Titan Edge is currently on sale for $650 HERE


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