Webbem has created a nice looking field watch with Paracord 550 strap. The Overlander watch features Sapphire Glass, 100m water resistance, Japanase Quartz movement, and 3 year battery life.

Free Paracord 550 Strap with Steel Shackel – Your choice of paracord color
Sapphire crystal glass
Water resistant to 100 meters
316L Marine grade stainless steel body and bezel
3 layer dial with day / date window
Superluminova C1 dial markers and hands
Japanese quartz movement
Seconds hand “hacking” feature
3 year battery life
Screw down signature crown
Crown guard
Screw bars holding strap in place
Screw down case back

Height (Lug to Lug) – 50mm
Width (without crown) – 43mm
Width (including crown) – 45mm
Depth (without strap) – 11mm
Depth (with Para 550 Strap) – 15mm

The Paracord strap comes in 7 different colors and if you Google search Paracord uses you can find ways to use it in an emergency. For example you can take a look at this website HERE for uses.

The Webbem Watch is available now for $149.00 HERE



John JY Lee is back with his 3rd Kickstarter campaign. The new Crossfire 500M features a bold new take on the California Dial. Cobra de Calibre Crossfire 500M will have a depth rating of 500M and run the reliable Miyota 9015.


Other specs include

42mm External Bezel case in 316L Stainless Steel Case with Sapphire Crystals Top & Bottom

Miyota Calibre 9015 with Smooth Sweeping Second Hand

Custom Rotors with Beautiful Geneva Stripes

Swiss Super-Luminova on Dial & Hands

Soft Genuine Leather Bands with Signed Matching Buckle


The project is fast tracked for a February 2016 shipping date with prototypes already made and the factory ready to start production.


Check out the campaign HERE


Hastings & Co offers up a timeless classic minimalist dress watch that is a mere 6mm thick. In comparison it is 1mm thinner than the Rossling & Co quartz watch. The watch size is a perfect 40mm that should fit your dress shirts rather easily. Hastings & Co created the perfect watch to wear on special occasions, the office and on dates.



The Hastings & Co is a beautiful watch that weighs almost nothing and has the feel of luxury. The watch has a rose gold plated case and rose gold indices with a white dial. The second hand is black and the watch features a premium genuine leather embossed crocodile strap. The company opted for a scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal instead of the cheaper Mineral crystal found on other watches. The Hastings & Co Rose Gold Classic Edition Watch is powered by a Swiss Quartz Movement.






The watch can easily change straps from the calf crocodile straps to the Nato strap options. You can order additional straps directly from the site HERE Hastings & Co offers a Rose Gold case and Silver case with options for crocodile leather strap, genuine leather straps in black or brown, or two Nato strap options.



The Hastings & Co classic edition watch can be dressed up with crocodile or genuine leather straps or worn casually with the Nato options. The watch is a perfect everyday watch to wear at the office, special occasion or just hanging out with friends. Everyone needs a nice slim dress watch in their wardrobe and this is perfect for the recent graduate, young professional, or groomsmen to wear. An affordable timepiece that I am glad to have in my collection.

Positives
Premium looking dress watch
Minimalist
Rose Gold case
Crocodile embossed calfskin strap
Sapphire Crystal
Slim

Negative
Maybe too plain for some people’s taste

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Manufacturer supplied review sample for review



AVI-8 is a brand of watches inspired by the machines of some of the most significant periods in aviation history. The watches pay homage to the brave men who flew the iconic aircrafts. Each and every timepiece is designed with the innovative spirit that permeates the world of aviation.

Brand AVI-8
Model number AV-4040-03
Glass Type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 47 millimeters
Case Thickness 11 millimeters
Band Material leather calfskin
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 24 millimeters
Band Color Blue
Dial color Blue
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar Date
Movement Japanese automatic
Water resistant depth 165 Feet






AVI-8 offers a whole lot of watch for the money. The company produces watches with a vintage appeal and big modern case. The is a big pilot watch with a 47mm case diameter. I was at first taken aback by the size of the watch until I tried it on and how great it look on the wrist. The watch nicely hugs the wrist and at 11mm thickness it is very wearable even on my 7 inch wrist.






The AV-4040-03 features a Japanese Automatic movement, Mineral Crystal, 50M water resistance, and leather strap with additional Nato strap. The large dial is highly legible with over-sized o, 3, 6, and 9 numerals. The leather strap with nylon inset is a nod to the ribbons and awards pilots of today and yesteryear receive for outstanding service. The date windows features an extended five day window with red marker pointing to today’s date. Rather than go with a sunburst dial, AVI-8 went with a matte finish blue dial that is easy to read in direct sunlight.


AVI-8 produces exceptional affordable watches with great aesthetics and function. While the watch originally retailed for $680, the AV-4040-03 can be purchased for a reasonable $188.52. At less than $200, the Hawker Harrier II is great value for anyone looking for an everyday watch.

Positives
Great price
Red, white and blue
Well made
Automatic
Under $200 on sale
Easy to read
Classic design
Military pilot style watch that is bold and stylish
Proven Citizen Miyota 8215 Workhorse movement
Two straps included(Leather with Nylon and Nato strap)

Negatives
May be too big for some

Buy it now here
AVI-8 Men`s AV-4040-03 Hawker Harrier II Analog Display Japanese Automatic Blue Watch

Disclosure: Manufacturer supplied review sample. Affiliate link.


A new French watch brand is launching on Kickstarter this month. The AKRONE “K-01” was created by three friends with a passion for watches. The founders wanted to key in on affordability, singularity and exclusivity. Akrone brand names comes from the french word achrone meaning “timeless” with the K represented by the founders last name.




= 40 mm case size in matte ceramic totally unscratchable…very very light !
= sapphire glass , inside AR coating
= Miyota 9015 , with a modified rotor , and a modified date wheel that match the second hand color
= Very strong and convenient Nylon strap, best one to go for sports activities.
= all our leathers straps are hand made in France . We made a luxury Pack with a gorgeous Matte black alligator leather strap.
= Straps are coming with fast pins, so you can easily remove them.
= 10 ATM (100m) water resistant.
= assembled in France with a very good team of watchmakers based in Besançon (heart of French watch industry)
= you can choose between 3 different colors : mint / red lava / light yellow
= numbered and limited to 300 pieces (total, all colors mixed)

Check out the Kickstarter campaign HERE



Andrei Wois watches is a new brand of affordable watches available on Indiegogo. The watch features a modern minimalist style. Some of the features include 44mm case, Sapphire Crystal, Swiss Rhonda movement, and 5 year battery life.


Full specs below

Specifications Details
Case diameter: 44 mm
Case thickness: 7 mm
Lug width: 24 mm
Crystal: Scratch-proof Sapphire, flat
Case Material: Stainless steel 316L
Case back: Stainless steel 316L, Limited “Founders” edition
Strap: 24mm Premium thick genuine leather, black or medium brown
Date: At 3 hour marker
Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50 m)
Movement: Swiss-Made Ronda 6004.D, 5 Jewel, Gold Plated
Battery Life: 5 Years

Back the Andrei Wois watches on Indiegogo for as little as $109 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


Itero Watches a new microbrand is launching on Kickstarter the second week of October. The company was founded by two watch enthusiasts that is offering modern pocket watches.

Our time has to be valued more and we should by no means be slaves of
the hectic lifestyle and technology. The name Itero comes from Latin and
means »to do a second time, to renew«. And that is what we wanted to do
– to bring the appreciation of time and tradition back to life. With
Itero Watches, you carry an important piece of the past in your pocket
and value yourself and your time more.


SPECIFICATIONS:

Case diameter: 44 milimetres
Thickness: 8 milimetres
Case material: 316L stainless steel
Dial window material: Sapphire crystal glass
Movement: Swiss Ronda Quartz
Water resistant: 3 ATM
Keychain: 25 centimetres
Keychain material: PVD plated brass



The Itero pocket watches will come in Midas gold, Midnight Rose, and classic silver cases. The pocket watch will feature a Swiss Quartz movement, sapphire crystal, and minimalist design. Every other company is making traditional watches while Itero watches is bringing back the pocket watch design. Prices start at $89 and more information can be found at the official site HERE you can also follow the company on Instragram HERE

We will update this post once the campaign goes live.

Update: Kickstarter campaign now live HERE


Pancor Watch Co. is offering up a nice affordable aviation Chronograph watch for as little as $129USD. The Pancor P01 is a hybrid chronograph watch inspired by aviation. The matte black DLC coating on the case is inspired by (stealth) fighter jets like the F-117 Nighthawk. The elongated markers simulates the meters in the cockpit. While keeping the design of the dial clean and simple, applied indices are added to the dial for a 3D effect. Also the chronographs are place lower to add more depth.

Case / Bezels: 316L Stainless Steel
Case size: 44mm wide x 53mm long
Case thickness: 10mm
Crown: 7 x 4mm (Engraved)
Weight: 70 Gr
Dial: Matt effect, Debossed chronograph and 3D implied indices
Hands: Japan Super Lume
Crystal: Anti-Reflective Sapphire
Movement: Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz
Strap: 24 mm raw genuine leather (or Canvas)
Water resistant: 50M/5ATM
Limited edition: Kickstarter founders edition (special case back with serial number)
Warranty: 2 years

Head over to Kickstarter to back this campaign HERE