Banugat watches is now on Kickstarter


Banugat is a new watch company looking for £10,000 in funding for their first watch. A unique concept with their watches is that you can trade in older Banugat watches in a few years for a discount on a new model watch. With Banugat your customer loyalty will allow you to continue to get the latest and greatest watches from the company.


Specs

Movement: Miyota os20‏
Water Resistance: 5ATM‏
Case Material: High quality 316L stainless steel‏
Glass: Sapphire crystal glass (Highly resistant to scratches)
Face Diameter: 34.5mm‏
Case Diameter: 45mm‏
Case Thickness: 14.5mm (including case back glass)
Warranty: 2years




Banugat offers the watches in Yellow Gold, Silver and Black. The watches certainly look great and fashionable. You can preorder your own watch for £120 + shipping HERE

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Aurora – limited edition timepiece by Hvitsten Timepieces‏



Hvitsten Timepieces‏ is launching a new timepiece on Indiegogo. The company from Norway is launching the Aurora, a limited edition timepiece of only 350. The watch will feature a Miyota 9015 movement and come in several dial colors. Preorders are available now through Indiegogo for $229.

Hvitsten Timepieces‏ has also struck a deal with motorsport star Tommy Østgaard to become ambassador of the brand. The partnership has created the first Tommy Østgaard special edition limited to only 50 at $255.

Check out the Indiegogo campaign now HERE

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Swiss Military Hurricane Worldtime Chronograph Watch Review




Reviewed by K.C. Kim
http://www.swiss-military.info/
List Price: $1,080.00 Sale Price $860.00 (CharmaxWatches.com)

Movement:

Swiss Made® quartz movement “STARTECH” RONDA 5030.D, gold plated
13 jewels
Metal movement (repairable)
Very long battery life: 54 month (theoretical)
Battery type: 395
Power saving mechanism with pulled out stem: Reduction of consumption approximately 70%
EOL (End-of-Life Indication)

Functions:

3 eyes
Hour, minute, small, propeller-shaped second at 3h
Mechanical Date at 4h
Chronograph: 1/10 central stop second, 30 minute counter, 12 hour counter, ADD and SPLIT functions
Very easy handling by two push buttons
Multi-purpose “Flight Calculator” slide-ruler to allow aviatic and nautical calculations

Case/Bracelet:

Two-tone solid stainless steel case
Case diameter: 46.5 mm
Height: 12 mm
Caseback: Stainless steel, screwed
Bracelet: Two-tone solid stainless steel
Buckle: double pusher safety clasp
Screw-down crown
Bezel: Rotating circular slide ruler “Flight Calculator”
Water-resistant, certified ISO 2281: 20 ATM = 200 meters = 660 feet
Anti-reflective highly scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Weight: 200 grams

Dial:

Silver

Hands:

Luminescent hour, minute hands
Luminescent central second hand stop-counter in red

HURRICANE FLIGHT CALCULATOR:

The HURRICANE FLIGHT CALCULATOR is a sophisticated slide rule, independent of batteries or any external source of power. You may use it instead of a calculator to solve a variety of mathematical problems that may arise while in active military service or when flying, hiking or simply while you are on holidays.

Multiplication and Division
Map Scale Conversion – for hikers and bikers
Currency Conversions – for business people & travelers
Aviatic Calculations – for pilots & professionals
Time En Route
Fuel Consumption

GENERAL

July 10th 1940, in Fairlight, outside Hastings on the English channel coast – the fast approaching hum of the German Messerschmitt Bf 109E and Bf 110C heralds the beginning of the Battle of Britain, the epic fight between the German Luftwaffe and the RAF, the Royal Air Force.

The RAF’s HURRICANE, the trustworthy “workhorse” of the British airforce bore the brunt of the battle that lasted from July 10th 1940 to October 31st 1940. A solidly built single engine aircraft equipped with eight Browning 303 machine guns the HURRICANE proved a formidable foe despite being slower than the German Messerschmitt. Generally the RAF’s Spitfire would intercept the German fighters, leaving HURRICANES to concentrate on the bombers, but despite the undoubted abilities of the “thoroughbred” Spitfire, it was the HURRICANE that scored the highest number of RAF victories during this period. The HURRICANE – RAF’s forgotten fighter star of the Battle of Britain, the plane “never known to fail”.

To commemorate the HURRICANE and the brave pilots who fought and fell with them we are proud to introduce our new pilot’s watch, the aptly named “HURRICANE WORLDTIMER”.

The HURRICANE WORLDTIMER is available in four colors – silver, black, red and yellow – and is sold in a black lacquered, wooden gift box.



I have owned dozens of watches from automatics to quartz, and have yet to own a Chronograph. That changes with my review of the Swiss Military Chronograph Hurricane Worldtime. The Worldtimer continues the success of the HURRICANE released in 2010. The watch features functions of a professional pilot’s watch such as a circular sliderule, allowing you to do aviation-relevant calculations, a world-time bezel with mulitiple timezeons and a chronograph.




The Swiss Military Hurricane Worldtimer comes in 4 references, Ref. 2475 silver dial, Ref. 2476 black dial, Ref. 2477 red dial and Ref. 2478 yellow dial. The one that I review here is the silver dial version with matte finish two tone bracelet. While some watch brands say they are Swiss Made, Swiss Military actually makes all parts and assembly in Switzerland.




The Hurricane Worldtimer features solid stainless steel case with a screw-down crown. It is powered by the Ronda cal. 5030D quartz movement. The watch features Superluminova covered indices to allow you to see at night. Thanks to the screw down crown, the Worldtimer is water resistant to 20atm/200 meters. The watch features a scratch resistant sapphire crystal that case is 46.5mm with 12mm thickness. The watch weighs about 200grams.




The Hurricane Worldtimer is the ultimate professional pilot’s watch. The first moments I opened the box for the Worldtimer, I believe this is the best watch I reviewed to date. The watch has great wrist presence and functions that are unique to this watch. The Swiss Military Worldtimer lives up to it’s motto of no compromise.

9.7 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE for U.S. buyers or find an local dealer HERE

For more information check out http://www.swiss-military.info/

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Szanto official website goes live


Watch brand Szanto has a new official website SzantoTime.com. Now you can check out the entire line of vintage inspired Szanto watches. Szanto is coming out with some nice watches so check them out at SzantoTime HERE

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Morpheus M1A2 Battle Tank Watch Review




Reviewed by K.C. Kim
http://www.morpheuswatches.com/category_s/51.htm
$395
I had a chance to review Morpheus Watch Company’s M1A2 watch. The company uses themes such as tanks, culinary, movies and more to come up with its watch designs. The M1A2 is based on the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank. The watch took design cues from the iconic vehicle.





The Morpheus M1A2 is bold and industrial looking watch that is striking in person. It has a manly feel and sized at 45mm and 14.5 thickness for the bigger guys. The watch includes a black case with thick silicone rubber strap. Thanks to the screw down crown, the M1A2 is water-resistant to 50 meters. The Non-Reflective Sapphire Crystal is a nice feature for a watch at this price. I really like the M1A2 etched on the side of the case.




The watch uses a Swiss Made Quartz GMT Ronda 505.24 D movement to power the watch. The window above the logo is a 24-hour indication dial. The desert dial makes the watch easy to read with addition of the GMT military time. The watch features a date surround in the texture of the top machine gun mount, a lower dial texture grid formed after the back turret basket, and etched details on the dial following the turret shape.




The Morpheus M1A2 Watch is the perfect watch for those that like big and bold watches. The battle tank is a pretty cool idea for a watch. The watch is limited to only 500 units and is available for $395. I can see giving this as a gift to a person serving with the United States Army, Marine Corps or someone in your family serving in the military. The Morpheus M1A2 Watch is the perfect watch for everyone that is looking for a big chunky watch that is literally built like a tank.

9 out of 10

Buy it now here
M1A2 Abrams Tank Watch with Black Case and Beige Dial and Black Indicia

Disclosure: Review unit, affiliate

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Manchester Watch Works TatoskoQ now on Kickstarter


The Manchester Watch Works TatoskoQ is now available for preorder on Kickstarter. The company is selling the watch for as little as $198.

Specifications:

-42.5mm 316L stainless steel case with polished finish and/or black PVD plating

-47mm lug to lug

-11mm in height

-20 ATM/200 m water resistance

-22mm drilled lugs for easy strap changes and curved for comfort

-Swiss Ronda 715Li quartz movement with a 10-year battery life and low battery indication

-Textured black sand beach-like dial with C3 lumed markers and a 12:00 marker inspired by the American diver down flag

Pledge to this project HERE

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Rossling & Co – Ultra-Thin Automatic now on Kickstarter


Rossling & Co has a new Ultra-Thin Automatic on Kickstarter looking for funding. The new automatic version can be had for as little as $329.

The Rossling & Co – Ultra-Thin Automatic features a thin 9mm thickness, 40mm case, Miyota 9015 movement, and a leather strap to complete the watch.

Pledge now to this Kickstarter watch HERE

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Szanto 5002 200 Meter Dive Watch Review



Szanto is a new collection of vintage inspired timepieces. Szanto was created by Luminox founder Barry Cohen and offers something different from Luminox. The company is bringing vintage inspired watches with modern sizes.


The Szanto watch comes in a cool vintage inspired box that looks like an old trunk. The watch box looks different from any other companies and you will instantly know you own a Szanto watch.







The Szanto 5002 200 Meter Dive Watch has an over-sized 47mm case and 51mm with crown. This watch is not for those with very small wrists. It is a large watch that is big and bold with vintage appeal. The case has an Ion plated titanium plating with brushed finish. So far I have had no problems with the Hardened and durable mineral crystal that has held up well to abuse. The watch is 15mm thickness making the dive watch a large and sizable watch. The dive watch comes on a silicone/rubber strap that is perfect for a dive watch.



The Szanto 5002 200 Meter Dive Watch has 200M water resistance. The watch should have no problems with rain, showers, swimming, and recreational diving. The watch is powered by Japanese quartz three hand and date movement. The 5002 divers comes equipped with a PVD coated 90 click unidirectional bezel with 15 minute countdown. The lume on the hour markers and hands is quite good and made possible with the C1 Superluminova.


The Szanto 5002 200 Meter Dive Watch is an amazing value for an under $300 dive watch. Those that prefer Quartz to Mechanical will appreciate the precise Japanese movement. If you are looking for a great dive watch that is large and fashionable then the Szanto dive watch is for you.

9 Out of 10

Buy it now here
Szanto Men’s SZ 5002 5000 Series 200 Meter Dive Watch

Disclosure: Review unit, affiliate

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G.Gagnebin & Cie Karaktero Review


Reviewed by K.C. Kim
http://www.g-gagnebin.ch/en/
$1320.00


Eight decades after establishing G.Gagnebin & Cie, the fourth generation of the family restarts the storied brand. Watch Designer David Gagnebin relaunches the brand and continues the dream of brand that his great grandfather has started.




When it comes to watches, G. Gagnebin has a great one that the fourth generation of the family wants to maintain. The Karaktero is the first line in its lineup that includes a line of women’s watches.


I had a chance to go hands on with the G. Gagnebin Karaktero brown dial stainless steel version and came away impressed. The company also makes an alligator strap version that is also available.




The watch features a modern 43mm steel case, sapphire crystal, Swiss Made Sellita SW300 movement (comparable to ETA 2892) with hours, minutes, seconds and date functionality. The brushed stainless steel case finish will be less prone to scratches compared to a mirror finish polished steel. The watch is surprisingly thin at only 9.5 mm thick that is perfect under a dress shirt sleeve. The 5atm or 50m water resistance should be enough to not worry about getting the watch wet. The brown sunray dial reflect light and is beautiful in the sunlight. The brown leather strap with white stitching compliments the brown dial and is made of quality material. The watch has an Applied star and faceted black applied indexes with Super-Luminova ®.



The back of the watch features a lion and snake emblem that was the symbol was on the letterhead of the company G.Gagnebin & Cie. Proud of it’s French-speaking origins, G. Gagnebin & Cie watches have technical information engraved on the bottom of the watch and on the dial in French. The back of the watch case has a small window that you can peak into the movement of the watch.


The G. Gagnebin & Cie Karaktero is a truly impressive watch that is an instant classic. The watch would be perfect for the office, special occasions and causal affairs. I have owned watches from Omega, Tag Heuer, and I found the G. Gagnebin & Cie Karaktero to be my favorite. Anyone looking for a nice watch that one day could pass down to a son when they get older, should check out the G. Gagnebin & Cie Karaktero.

10 Out of 10

You can purchase the G. Gagnebin & Cie Karaktero from ZuluTime for $1,320 HERE and Gentilhomme.ch for Europe HERE

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Suri Mito Watch


Rahul Suri is launching a new watch called the Suri Mito Watch. Rahul Suri a research assistant, was inspired by the name of watch after completing a Master of Science degree in a laboratory which specializes in mitochondrial disease.

Check out the specs here
Specs:
Black Dial / Bright-Silver Dial / Brushed Stainless-Steel Finish
40mm (excld. crown) x 11mm thickness x 20mm lug-width x 47mm lug-to-lug
Miyota 9015 Movement
316L stainless-steel case
Lug-holes
150 Meters Water-Resistance
Anti-Reflective Coating
Domed Sapphire Crystal
Luminescent Coating on Hands
Screw-down Crown

via Watchuseek

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