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.

A new startup, Tulipe Noire is re-imagining women’s watches with it’s first watch model. The Tulipe Noire Mechanical Diamond Watch features genuine diamonds, mechanical movement, mother of pearl dial and leather strap.

Bracelet 18mm wide stainless steel 5-row individual link and “butterfly” double-deployment clasp with side pushers, sizable between 195mm and 125mm

Case Polished stainless steel with 4-screw case-back, logo stamped on the case-back and anodized aluminum insert. Dimension: 38xmm wide x32mmx10mm thick
Limited edition and individual serial number engraved on every watch

Crown 8mm stainless steel with color anodized aluminum inserts

Crystal – Anti-reflective Mineral (K1)

Dial Mother of pearl and applied indexes, contrast colored hands and double pendulum style second-hand Medallion in the center of the dial in stainless steel and prong set diamonds

Diamonds Clarity: VS1 cut: brilliant-full color: white (D-G) 1mm, 1.3mm and 1.5mm and black diamond: 1.5mm Total carat weight varies per individual style

Leather straps Vegetable Tanned Natural calf leather(100% made in Italy), genuine Crocodile, Lizard, Ostrich when applicable on selected models, perforated leather lining, stainless steel 18mm thorn buckle

Miyota by Citizen Caliber 8N33 Mechanical Skeleton 17 jewels hand-wind >40h power reserve after full winding

316L surgical grade stainless steel, nickel-free and non-allergenic

5ATM – 50 meter: suitable for light swimming (leather straps are not water resistant)

Head over to Kickstarter for the campaign 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

Disclosure: Review unit