Frank Diamond was created by two friends by the name of Frank Lewis and Domenic Diamond who share a love for watches. The two friends have a vision to create unique watches with a mix of art and engineering. The company took inspiration from watch designers and well known structures such as he Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, Big Ben, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The main structure that called out to Frank and Domenic was the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.

Frank Diamond uses hand drawn designs to create a different kind of watch. The features a 40mm case perfect for almost every guy. The watch also features Ronda 704 movement, Sapphire Glass, 5ATM water resistance, 20mm genuine leather strap and butterfly clasp with engraved buckle.

The San Francisco Watch can be yours for the early bird price of $99 through Kickstarter HERE

Abingdon Co. produces the finest watches for the adventurous woman. The company releases watches that include aviation watches, dive watches and travel watches. In the past these categories were exclusive to men. And now a company has stepped up and filled the void for luxury aviation, travel, and dive watches geared toward women.

The Katherine In First class watch by Abingdon Co. is the latest model in the Travel Line of timepieces. The unique feature of this watch is the Abingdon patent-pending ALPHABezel to assist in remembering ATIS when you fly or anything you can use a letter. The rotating internal bezel rotates to an alphabet letter with a magnifying window off-centered at 6:30.

The Abingdon Co. Katherine in First Class comes in Rose Gold IP Plating that is less prone to wear off. The rose gold Mother of Pearl cabin interior add another layer of beauty with Super Luminova hands and Chronograph features. The watch features a 40mm case size which is perfect for women that prefer a larger watch. The watch also features Sapphire Crystal, 50M water resistance, metal bracelet, and Chronograph Quartz movement by Miyota.

The Abingdon Co. is making seriously nice watch for women that prefer more than just a pretty face. Most watches geared toward women are mere fashion watches while The Abingdon Co. line of watches rival features of men’s watches while still appealing to women’s style.

$549 Buy it now HERE

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Alberta Watch is an affordable timepiece now available on Kickstarter. The watch features a Quartz Miyota 2115 movement, 50M Water Resistance, 41mm case, Mineral Crystal glass, lumed hours and hands, and easy to replace battery with a snap case.

I think the easy to replace case is a nice feature since taking it to the mall will cost you $10-$15 for them to replace the battery. The watch comes in a classic design with two dial choices of blue or green and two standard straps in black or brown or optional Saddlemaker strap.

The watches are available for as little as $50US early bird(currently $65) and would make a nice gift for yourself or someone else.

Check out the Kickstarter page HERE

Vesta Watch Company Titan was designed last with the goal of creating a watch that can be worn everyday. The Titan was inspired by early military watches and is suitable for hunting, fishing and other water sports. The watch is easy to read and built to be a durable everyday watch.

The Vesta Watch Company Titan comes with in two versions, a 9015 Automatic Miyota version and a quartz Miyota 2315 version. The watch features a 4mm thick domed sapphire crystal, 46mm solid titanium case, and 100m water resistance.

Vesta Titan Automatic
Case: Brushed Titanium
Case Diameter: Ø 46mm – 54mm lug-to-lug
Case-back: Brushed Titanium
Thickness: 14.5mm
Lug width: 24mm
Crown: 6mm x 3mm screw-down
Crystal: 4mm Domed Sapphire – AR coated inside
Water Resistance: 10 ATM / 100m / 330ft
Movement: Miyota 9015 Automatic – 24 jewels / hacking / 28,800 bpm
Lume: SuperLuminova C3 on hands and dial
Pledge starts at $295

Vesta Titan Quartz
Case: Brushed Titanium
Diameter: Ø 46mm – 54mm lug-to-lug
Case-back: Brushed Titanium
Thickness: 14.5mm
Lug width: 24mm
Crown: 6mm x 3mm screw-down
Crystal: 4mm Domed Sapphire – AR coated inside
Water Resistance: 10 ATM / 100m / 330ft
Movement: Miyota 2415 Quartz – Shock Proof
Lume: SuperLuminova C3 on hands and dial
Pledge starts at $195

Check out the Kickstarter page HERE

Official site HERE

With its 40 mm diameter, brushed stainless steel case adorned with a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating, the Essential proudly shows off its sleek design as a standard. Its matt black dial displays hours, minutes, seconds, day and date with the precision of its IsaSwiss Calibre 9232/1950 quartz movement customized for GREYHOURS.

Case: 316L brushed stainless steel
Coating: DLC (Diamond-like carbon)
Dimensions: Diameter 40 mm / Thickness 9.1 mm
Movement: ISSA Swiss quartz caliber 9232/1950, personalized by GREYHOURS
Functions: Display of hours, minutes, seconds, days, and date
Lens: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both faces
Bracelet: Italian calf leather
Water resistance: 5 ATM / 50 meters
Weight: 65 grams

More info HERE

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

MVMT Watches has released it’s latest watch, the MVMT Chrono for $135.00. The watch features a 45mm brushed stainless steel case, hardened mineral crystal, Miyota Japanese Quartz movment, 9mm thickness, and water resistance up to 5atm.

Order now as quantities are limited 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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