The Boldr Expedition watch

The Boldr Expedition watch

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Here at Watchisthis ?! we have the chance to see and try a lot of watches and what came to the HQ some days ago is really really nice. This piece is the new Boldr Expedition Fuji. Boldr is a small watch brand from Singapore selling watches primarly through Kickstater. Once again they had a great success with the launch of their new models. For the record the campaign will end on the 9th of December 2017, so hurry up if you want to pre-order this pretty cool piece. The new Expedition watch is available in 6 colours variations. We tested the Fuji… A grey-on-grey watch with beige indexes and numbers, and a touch of orange on the second hands and in the top crown at two which controls the…
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From New-York with Love : The Martenero Kerrison

From New-York with Love : The Martenero Kerrison

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Today I decided to write about a new successful Kickstarter project. This one is from Martenero Watches. A young company based in New-York City and founded back in 2014 by John Tarantino. I follow their work from a long time right now and for one main reason – The originality which is one of their core value. Their design philosophy revolves around creating clean and modern designs that stand apart through subtle details and unique colorways. I admit that I’ve been a fan of their Edgemere collection for a long time, so when I heard about this new campaign I was quite excited. And finaly I had the chance to try the new Kerrison during Wind’Up watch show in NYC some weeks ago. This one takes the same design code…
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Kickstarter – The Jubileon Superellipse

Kickstarter – The Jubileon Superellipse

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So now this is your last chance to get this pretty cool automatic watch. Indeed, the Kickstarter campaign of Jubileon will end on the 8th September. For the moment, they have not reached their goal ... Well, no matter, they will be able to try again later and I am convinced that it will be a success. Honestly I don’t really understand why this campaign is not a big success right now... Because the watch is affordable, it has good specs and more than this, it has contemporary and classic design suitable for everyday use. I had the chance to try one and seriously the piece is really cool and it fits perfectly any wrist thanks to it size of 41 mm wide and 11.9 mm thick. The case is…
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Presenting the Brellum Duobox Classic Havana

Presenting the Brellum Duobox Classic Havana

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The Duobox Classic Chronometer collection was officially revealed in December 2016 and it was a directly a great success. It's the start of a new school year here, and Sebastien Muller (owner of the brand) decided to propose us a new version of the already iconic Duobox. This time the Duobox adorns the Havana style with brown hues whose finish is done using a sunshine pattern. One may say this colour reminds them of Havana’s cigars, some other may compare it to the rich colour of a whisky or a bourbon. Brellum’s team thinks that it reminds correctly the beautiful colours of Jura’s forest in autumn. For this piece the ingredients are still the same than for the other versions: a high-performance movement, a vintage design, quality finishes, the whole…
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Aurochronos – Microbrands Festival in Poland

Aurochronos – Microbrands Festival in Poland

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We are thrilled to present to you an interesting and still quite an “exotic idea” of a festival that promotes micro brands and independent watch producers. The International Festival of Independent Watch Manufacturers Aurochronos originated in Poland, a country in the central part of Europe. In our opinion this one has a good chance to fill a niche which really need exposure. It's a good initiative to promote uncommon and less-known watch brands. The event will take place from September 30th to October 1st, 2017 in Łódź, Poland, at the modern venue of Expo-Łódź; the largest exhibition center situated in the heart of the city. We believe that this will be a fantastic and unique experience with a chance to meet a wide group of independent watch manufacturers both from Poland and from…
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Calvin Jr – Commander Series Watch

Calvin Jr – Commander Series Watch

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Crowdfunding has become a primary source for new watch products and Calvin Jr is not at his first attempt. Indeed, the brand based in Hong Kong has already achieved two campaigns with great success. (You can discover them here : Velocita and Airspeed. Today they are back on Kickstarter with a new outstanding timepiece inspired by aircraft. Before I start to describe the piece I must confess something to you ... I'm a fan! I love its design and I really love having it on my wrist. This is, I think, a watch with originality / sportiness / quality and price ratio that is excellent. So now let’s have a look the watch. The Commander series offer you the possibility to get a statement watch without breaking the bank as…
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Perlon straps for the summer

Perlon straps for the summer

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As summer is there it’s now the time to put some colors on your wrist and we think that the Perlon strap is a good solution. Stop wearing your heavy steel bracelet and choose something a bit more lightweight. I must admit that when I first saw a perlon strap I was not sure what to think about. But, I’m a watch enthusiast and so I love different kind of straps and bracelets… So why not a Perlon? The pattern of the perlon strap is really nice and makes it very attractive; It adds texture and character to the strap and it’s ultra breathable. I personally choose the strap from WatchBandit to enhance my style during this hot season. Perlon watch straps are 100% water proof, so they are ideal…
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The Moon Watch by Bulova

The Moon Watch by Bulova

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Did you know that Bulova was on the Moon ?... On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 made lunar history and with it a Bulova moon pilot chronograph. Customized for lunar conditions, the watch could precisely track time and ensure that no one ran out of oxygen, water or battery power in the portable life-support-system backpack. Dave Scott's Bulova chronograph which reached the moon was sold in 2015 on auction for 1625000 USD… Oh yeah Dave Scott was the spacecraft commander of Apollo 15. And now you will say :”John why talking about million Dollars watch while Watchisthis is focused on watches priced under 2500$?”. My answer is simple : Affordable “Re-edition”. Nice thing is that Bulova reissued the Moonwatch in a modern version at the very affordable price of 550…
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Watch I Love : Pangaea Day Date by Meistersinger

Watch I Love : Pangaea Day Date by Meistersinger

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In the Westphalian city of Münster, Germany, there is a small watch manufacturer - MeisterSinger. They are best known for their single-hand watches which are based on the idea of the very old watches with only one hand and antique solar watches. From the MeisterSinger Collection, I really like the Pangaea Day/Date. These watches have not only the charm of the single hand pieces but they are also really practical thanks to the day and date display. My favourite one from the Pangaea Collection is the reference PDD908 with a sunburst blue dial. I love the whole dial of this one with its white printed indexes and Arabic numerals. It really gives a nice contrast and a perfect visibility of all the informations. Interesting thing about this piece is that the date ring turns clockwise and the day…
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Fin Watches Spire arrived on Kickstarter

Fin Watches Spire arrived on Kickstarter

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We too often see the same kind of watches on Kickstarter, so when you have a new project with something completely different, you have to talk about it. And it’s a pleasure when it’s a product well thought - something with style, practical application and a genuine philosophy behind it. Fin Watches is the fruit of the imagination of the creators behind the successful « Town 30 photography bag » which was on Kickstarter in 2015 - a camera bag that is stylish and versatile, allowing you to integrate your love of photography into every aspect of your life. It was seriously a great project with a really nice product. Back to the watch – Hin Fan the founder of this new brand told me : « we seek to…
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