http://foresttime.co/


North is the first watch from Forest Time Co. that is debuting on Kickstarter. The brand was started by two young Montreal-based designers that wanted to create a watch that was simple and timeless.


The stylish 36mm watch could be worn by either men or women. The watch was designed with minimalism in mind. It feature high quality materials, stainless steel and brass cases, and genuine leather straps. The watch sells for a mere Early Bird price of $99 CAD/$75 USD.

36mm Diameter
10mm Thickness
Stainless Steel or Copper Plated Case
Stainless Steel Caseback
3ATM Water Resistance
Genuine Leather Wristband




The company went with a Japanese Quartz Miyota movement that will provide great accuracy and years of use without maintenance other than changing out the battery every couple of years. The watch size is perfect for men who hate the trending large watches and for women who like a slightly larger case. You can choose from colors for dial, case and leather band that you prefer. The case it a bit taller at 10mm and lugless design gives it a minimal design.


Two years in the making, the North by Forest Time Co. is available now for preorder at Kickstarter HERE Expect to see the watches to start shipping in December 2016.



Virata Watches will debut it’s first line this summer with a preorder starting May 1st ,2016. The new line was created by Engineer Patrick Wacks from Canton, Ohio who was inspired by race cars. The watches feature an innovative edgy design that you normally won’t see from other MicroBrand watch companies.

The Virata watches VRT Series will come in six different configurations that include different dials and case finishes. The watches share features such as 44mm case, 22mm lugs, leather strap, Miyota 9015 automatic movement, Sapphire Crystal, and 100m water resistance.



VRT 1.1

44mm width case excluding crown
22mm lug width
316L Stainless steel
Leather, perforated strap
Miyota 9015 Movement, 28,800VPH
Sapphire Crystal with AR coating
See-through Sapphire Crystal caseback
100M Water Resistance
One Year Limited International Warranty
Date function at 4:30
Bead Blast Case
Black Dial, White Numbers
Super-Luminova Numbers, Hour markers
Retail price $645 Preorder price $545



VRT1.2

44mm width case excluding crown
22mm lug width
316L Stainless steel
Leather, perforated strap
Miyota 9015 Movement, 28,800VPH
Sapphire Crystal with AR coating
See-through Sapphire Crystal caseback
100M Water Resistance
One Year Limited International Warranty
Date function at 4:30
Bead Blast Case
Silver Dial, Black Numbers
Super-Luminova Numbers, Hour markers
Retail price $645 Preorder price $545



VRT1.3

44mm width case excluding crown
22mm lug width
316L Stainless steel
Leather, perforated strap
Miyota 9015 Movement, 28,800VPH
Sapphire Crystal with AR coating
See-through Sapphire Crystal caseback
100M Water Resistance
One Year Limited International Warranty
Date function at 4:30
Bead Blast, Black PVD Case
Black Dial, Yellow Numbers
Super-Luminova Numbers, Hour markers
Retail price $695 Preorder price $595



VRT1.4

44mm width case excluding crown
22mm lug width
316L Stainless steel
Leather, perforated strap
Miyota 9015 Movement, 28,800VPH
Sapphire Crystal with AR coating
See-through Sapphire Crystal caseback
100M Water Resistance
One Year Limited International Warranty
Date function at 4:30
Bead Blast, Black PVD Case
Black Dial, Orange Numbers
Super-Luminova Numbers, Hour markers
Retail price $695 Preorder price $595



VRT1.5

44mm width case excluding crown
22mm lug width
316L Stainless steel
Leather, perforated strap
Miyota 9015 Movement, 28,800VPH
Sapphire Crystal with AR coating
See-through Sapphire Crystal caseback
100M Water Resistance
One Year Limited International Warranty
Date function at 4:30
Bead Blast, Black PVD Case
Black Dial, Grey Numbers
Super-Luminova Numbers, Hour markers
Retail price $695 Preoder price $595



VRT1.6

44mm width case excluding crown
22mm lug width
316L Stainless steel
Leather, perforated strap
Miyota 9015 Movement, 28,800VPH
Sapphire Crystal with AR coating
See-through Sapphire Crystal caseback
100M Water Resistance
One Year Limited International Warranty
Date function at 4:30
Mirror-polished Case
Silver Dial, Black Numbers
Super-Luminova Numbers, Hour markers
Retail price $709 Preorder price $609

Check out the official site HERE
and Facebook page HERE


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


Today is the last day to preorder the Iconik 1 for $275. Only 100 pieces will be made for this special homage piece. The watch started out as a prototype pic on Watchuseek and interest grew and now it will be a new released watch from MWW.

Specs:
– 41mm 316L stainless steel brushed case
– 22mm drilled through lugs with springbars included
– 12mm thickness and 48mm from lug to lug
– Automatic Seiko NH35 movement
– 200m water resistance
– Swiss C5 lumed hands and ‘sandwich’ dial
– Domed sapphire crystal with inner AR coating
– Screwed down caseback and crown
– Limited Edition of only 100 total pieces (each with its own serial number)
– No strap is included

Preorder the limited edition MWW The Iconik 1 HERE




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


Great news from Uhuru Watches as they announce the Impi Automatic will ship by the end of the month. The South African watch brand that was successfully funded on Kickstarter is still taking preorders through the end of the month at $299. After that time the watch will go back to the $349 USD RRP price.

It is not too late to preorder now at Uhuru HERE


Lum-Tec is now shipping 2 out of the 4 models of the 2015 42mm Abyss. The 400m-1 and 400-4 models will start shipping to preorders this week. I am told the other models will start shipping in a couple of weeks. You can still preorder the Blue Dial 400M-2 at a discounted price until it starts shipping.

Preorder HERE


The Lum-Tec Abyss is now offered in a smaller 42mm version 400M-2. The company has launched a complete new line for 2015 and the Abyss 400M-2 has to be my favorite.

42mm width excluding crown
22mm lug width
13mm thick
316L Stainless steel case
Bead blasted finish.
Sapphire crystal with double side clear anti-reflective coating
Screw lock crown with double diamond sealing system
High tech Viton® gasket
MDV Technology C3 luminous with blue sunray CNC cutout dial
Threaded solid 316L stainless steel caseback
400 meters/1312 ft. water resistance
Black leather strap with blue stitch. 22/22 size
Extra springbars included for fitting other straps
Ultra precision tuned 28,800 BPH Miyota 9015 Japan automatic movement with hand winding and hack feature
One year limited warranty
Limited numbered series of 100
Free lifetime timing adjustments

Preorder now for $573.75 HERE