Microbrands Watch Group
The place to show and discuss your microbrand watches such as BOLDR, Nodus etc. Leave the big brands Rolex, Omega and Seiko etc to other watch groups. Some of our favourite Microbrands: BOLDR, Nodus, Lew & Huey, Yema, Perpetual, Steinhart, Dan Henry, Farer, Aevig, Bremont, Halios, Lorier, NTH, Richard, Christopher Ward, Elliot Brown, Marloe, Havaan Tuvali, Straton, Phoibos, Visitor, Deep Blue, Marathon, Scurfa, Mercer, Baltic, Gruppo Gamma, Helgray, Oak & Oscar, Aevum, Geckota, Sjöö Sandström, Hook + Gaff, Armida, Undone, Alkin, Orion, Oceanica, Zelos and Magrette.
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Phoibos GMT On Watch Gecko Strap. Compressor Case With Inner Rotating Bezel Is So Nice. A Mechanical One Would Complete The Package. Nicely Done Though👍
Another Vintage Dress Watch To Add To The Collection 😁 https://youtu.be/NpEHkRHjjjE ⌚ Have A Great Weekend Everyone 👍
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A late Delivery today Batman Watch will try a Lume Shot soon see how it Glows, but first Impressions are it’s very Stealthy 😎
Enjoyed walking some great hills today. Most of Wales is in lockdown so only a few areas are available - but managed to find a great area! I’ve been making the most as the COVID-19 second wave is now hitting the UK hard so this may be my last visit to Wales for several months!! 😷
Scott W. Lissonshared their Moment
I’m in the minority, but I do prefer the original Falcon vs the smaller V2. I had flipped my gold one earlier this year but was jonesing for a stainless/green/gilt replacement. Found one this week. Selling my V2 in case anyone is interested.
This is a fun one for the style and colors. The Axios Flagship Temeraire in person and enjoyed on the wrist seems well built, comfortable (particularly on the BOR bracelet) and mine has been running reasonably accurately. I will quickly say out of the 4 current Flagship models, I chose this one, the Temeraire, primarily for the vibrant colors in contrast with the deep glossy ink black dial. It gives me similar appeal as Zodiac Super Sea Wolves with their retro looks coupled with bright bezel combinations. And, I'd be lying if having a favorite shirt with some of the colors to match the bezel didn't help influence this purchasing choice ;) Sure, the bezel may have done with black markings and numbers to be more contrast and legible in normal daytime lighting. But, it would effect the lume effect. And, honestly, as one who has owned MANY dive watches, I know what the approximate amount of elapsed time may be just based on the 2 color segments as reference points. Additionally, I think any well-seasoned dive watch aficionado can interpret a dive time bezel with minimal information and a greater number which enjoy collecting dive watches rarely need to read and track time on the bezel that critically. Regardless, it's all about the bright blue/real and orange on the bezel for me and I have enough other dive watches that have fully legible timing bezels should I ever need to be that critical in my timing needs. The other 3 colors are nice, but I feel the black gilt has been done many times before by others, the blue is perhaps even safer or another typical standard option. The fume teal dial of the Victory model is nice effect, but I am personally not into that particular color for my dial options. Lastly, I believe the Temeraire may be lowest limited edition number. None of these are said to be limited edition on website or anywhere else, I think. But, there is definitely a unique manufacturing number etched on the case back of xxx/100 on the Temeraire. The Victory (fume teal dial) has xxx/150 and the Defiant (black dial) has xxx/200, and not sure about the blue version but it might be equal to the black dial if not maybe a little more. Don't know anyone that has the blue version so can't say for sure. Said by some to be comparable in style to a Zodiac Super Sea Wolf and Rado Captain Cook, I don't get much Rado Capt. Cook other than maybe shape of indices on dial. I definitely get Zodiac Super Sea Wolf vibes, especially with their more colorful bel variations. But, all in all, this is a fairly original design for the Axios brand and does share some common design language with their first Iron Clad release. Which is a good path to establish themselves and own identity, much like how the sister brand, Zelos, has done. As with Zelos, you can expect comparable level I'd value with overall package and quality and of course very good lume applications. At present, I'd consider Zelos to be a more premium brand with some higher end unique models and overall a more forward and modern design watches and a good amount of experimentationwith materials and decorating techniques. Where Axios seems maybe a little more entry or midrange microbrand with more classic or vintage design derivatives.
Leave it to microbrands to do what the big brands won't, and that is to give us a proper reissue of a vintage military dive watch. In this case, design is clearly from a vintage M.O.D. Omega Seamaster 300. Not the first big triangle version, but the later with the 12. Borealis has been known to make a pretty nice version similar to this. But, I went for Helson as it is actually currently available. Almost went for the vintage lume version on black which was pretty convincing. But, decided to do the dark Navy blue version which would be a nice alternate colorway for this style of watch. I imagine the blue is so dark it could still be decently applicable for military use IF Omega were ever to make a modern reissue of their classic M.O.D. diver.
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First hour on the wrist with the 41mm Yema Superman French Air Force "Limited Edition". So far enjoying the brushed finishes and solid feel. Domed saphire and Yema's own MBP1000 high beat movement with 45 hour power reserve.
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Not all post-war greats were swiss or japanese. This well executed reinterpretation of an old theme was designed and assembled in Mexico in the 1970s, and is equipped with a German Automatic movement, P.U.W. cal 1661s from Pforzheim
Eddie and me have just had a lovely peaceful walk in our local woods - rather than join the crowds in the Peak District - on a lovely sunny Sunday! 🐕😎⌚️👌
New Watch Day and on #FliegerFriday a Pilot Watch from Long Island Watches arrived in the Mail Today
Perhaps one of the manliest tool watches (in any of the available case sizes), the Helson Shark Diver 38 scores high in the machismo level even in 38mm in my humble opinion. The SD's beefy hard chiseled, but well managed, case design wears about 2mm larger. The 38mm is still only 12mm thick which is pretty good for a 300m wr dive watch.
Coffee and cake by the lake at Llyn Padarn, Snowdonia! Before picnic and climbing in the slate quarries this afternoon!⌚️⛰☕️🍰👌🧗♂️🙌
Bernardo Bshared their Moment
Steinhart Ocean One 39 is a great watch, an homage with its own character. Currently on rotation with the sub.
Just about to leave for Snowdonia for a couple of days with my trustworthy BOLDR Expedition! 🧗♂️⛰🏃♂️🚣🏼♂️🍗☕️😎
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NB Yaeger with ETA 2824-2 and I figured it out that this is a very common case for german made watches also put on my fancy Dassari strap, First time full serviced a 2824 movement by myself .
This has been MIA on wrist for a while. Good day to enjoy the Nezumi Voiture Blue. Been quite hot so sporting on linen white NATO with dark blue center stripe. Works pretty well with the dark blue tones and off white colors of the watch.