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


Oak & Oscar is a new Chicago-based watch brand that adds another American made watch to the scene. The first model from Oak & Oscar is the Burnham that is limited edition to only 300. The company will be assembled and finished in Ohio by Lum-Tec. The Burnham is named after famous architect and city planner Daniel Burnham.

Specifications

Soprod A10 automatic 25 jewel mechanical Swiss movement
Stainless steel, 42mm case diameter and 12mm case height
22mm lug width
Double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Color-matched date wheel with window at 6 o’clock
Signed, screw-down crown with internal gasket
10 ATMs water resistance (100 meters)
Bespoke sandwich dial with Super-LumiNova BGW9
Horween leather strap with signed buckle
Matching Horween leather watch wallet to hold 4 watches, extra strap and strap tool
Crown & Buckle nylon navy blue strap with orange stitching and signed buckle
Twin, spring bar strap holes for added versatility
Two-year limited warranty
Limited Edition of only 300 serialized pieces
Expected ship date of early fall 2015

Priced at $1,450.00

Visit the site HERE

via Watchfreeks via Hodinkee


Reviewed by K.C. Kim
http://minutemanwatches.com/collection/mm04-polished-stainless
$445.00



Minuteman Watches are making a difference in the community and making made in the USA watches. Minuteman sources the watch from few highly skilled watchmakers in the state of Illinois. So you get a watch that is built with superb standards from American watchmakers that are CMW21 (Certified Watchmaker of the 21st Century) certified.


The Minuteman MM04 comes in a nice nylon zippered case that protects the watch and is perfect when traveling.



The MM04 features a polished stainless steel case and case back, 43mm case, Sapphire Crystal, Swiss Made 955.112 movement, 200m water resistance and American made leather watch strap. In addition the watch has 2.5mm “Fat” spring bars, A/R coating on the inside of the crystal, screw down crown and luminous hands and dial. The watch feature plenty of features that make it a true value. This is a watch you want to keep for years to come.


I like Minuteman Watches aspirations to help Veterans as well as make their watches here in the United States. In a world where big companies are trying to nickel and dime the consumer, Minuteman Watch Co. is trying to offer a helping hand. Minuteman watches is a brand that I can get behind for it’s message and of course getting a quality timepiece as well.


The watches from Minuteman watches are backed by a 5 year limited warranty and come with free lifetime battery replacement. The company takes 25% of it’s profit and donates the money to charities that assist veterans and their families.

9.8 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Review unit

******Correction: Minuteman is not made by Lum-Tec as originally reported. The company has made it known that the watches are made in Illinois by a few highly skilled watchmakers.******


Peragine Watch Co. is a new start-up that was founded in 2011 with the first set of prototypes in early 2012. On February 2nd 2013 the company had real world testers try out the product for one year and now the watches are ready for prime time.

Based out of San Jose, CA the company is set to produce elusive watches that are affordable and attainable. Peragine produces limited editions of each watch that run from 999 units or less with numbered timepieces.

Check out the watch line HERE


Vierra Watches is a startup offering watches without the markup. The watches are designed with a sporty feel that is perfect for swimming and surfing. The 50m water resistance is more than enough to protect the watch from water from showers, swimming and surfing. The watch should not be used for diving!




The Vierra Watch reminds me a bit of Nixon watches which I think is a good thing. The watch is powered by Miyota Japanese quartz movement that is extremely accurate. The Vierra Watches have a 41mm metal case with hardened mineral crystal. At the price point the watch feels very high quality and not prone to break like plastic case watches. The 22 mm silicone strap gives it a sporty feel while being super comfortable to wear. The color combinations include black/blue with black strap, black/yellow with black strap and finally white/gold with white strap.





The Vierra Watches offer the best price for the money of any watch I have seen. The watches sell for $59 for one, $99 for two and three for $139. That means you can pay as little as $46.33 if you buy 3. Considering I own watches that cost thousands of dollars the price of the Vierra watch is attractive even as a impulse buy. It would be perfect for taking with you on trips as the watch is cheap enough to replace if lost. The Vierra watch should be popular with younger crowd that like trendy watches and sophisticated shoppers that are looking for new and interesting brands at a bargain price.



Vierra watches are excellent watches to own and give away to family and friends. Fashion-savvy shoppers will like the fashion forward design and price. Vierra watches blends sport with style that is perfect for men and women that enjoy skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing while wearing a cool watch on their wrist.

9.5 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Review unit


Indiana based Visitor Watch Company is gearing up for it’s Kickstarter project coming up the end of October/early November. The company is off to a good start being featured on Watchuseek, Fratelleo watches, Crave Object, The Time Bum, Worn & Wound and several other watch blogs. The micro-brand is trying to bring something fresh to the market with it’s first release.



The Calligraph Duneshore will be priced around $600 USD price according to founder Phil Rodenbeck. The unique case has people buzzing about the watch on watch forums and blogs. It is something we have not seen before and one inspired by sand dunes. The curved caseback was inspired by The Bean landmark in Chicago. The buckle continues the shape of the case to create a complete design focused on originality.


The Duneshore features beefy specs such as 44mm case with 11.75mm thickness, Miyota 9015 Japanese Automatic movement, Sandwich Dial with Applied Indices, 100M water resistance with screw down crown, and 2.5mm thick Sapphire Crystal with underside Anti-Reflective Coating. The polished case gives the watch a dressy feel while the strap and 44mm case give it a casual feel.


The CALLIGRAPH DUNESHORE is truly one the most anticipated watches to launch on the Kickstarter platform. I believe the watch has high potential of breaking new records in funding. The Visitor Watch Company Calligraph Duneshore is a home-run and the only question is how fast can I get one in my hands.

Check out Visitor Watch Company HERE and Facebook page for updates HERE


Micro-Brand Makara is offering preorders of their new watch, the Makara Sea Turtle. Those that preorder the watch can reserve their watch for $295($100 off retail price). The Sea Turtle will come in Black, Teal and Maroon.

The Makara Sea Turtle comes in a CuSn8 Bronze case, 44mm size case, and 52mm lug-to-lug. The watch also features Double-Domed Sapphire, Seiko (TMI) Calibre NH35A Automatic movement, and comes on leather strap. Makara has created the most affordable bronze watch yet and one that is brilliantly and uniquely designed.

Preorder now HERE


New watch company Banugat is planning to launch it’s first line of watches on Kickstarter. So far all we have on details of the watch is that it will come in several colors. The Banugat watch will come in Gold tone, Silver tone, and black. Each watch will include a two tone bracelet that will be Gold tone/blue stripe, Silver tone/blue stripe, and black with blue stripes.

Check out their website and Facebook page for more details.