Calvin Jr.; Why Kickstarter kicks @$$

Can start-up watch companies threat the major brands? Not too long ago that answer would be a definitive NO!, but things seemed to have changed. The watch industry is known to have high entry barriers, and the decision of Swatch-group to stop supplying ETA-movements didn’t make them any lower, yet this hardly seems to affect start-up watch brands. Many of …

Swiss Independent Watchmaking Pavilion in Hong Kong

In September 2015 Hong-Kong is hosting the first edition of SIWP exhibition to promote independent watchmaking brands based in Switzerland in order to present “a different face of watchmaking” from the one displayed by the industry’s giants. During this prestigious event, 8 independent luxury watch brands from Switzerland will present their creations to the specialist press, retailers and distributors from …

Kim Chambers completes Farallones to Golden Gate Bridge swim with Timex

 17 hours and 12 minutes; that is how long it took Kim Chambers to become the first woman to completed the Farallones to Golden Gate Bridge swim. A brutal, 30 mile swim through cold, shark infested waters, that has only been succesfully completed by four men before her. What is of course intersting for Watchisthis, is the watch she was …

Raidillon available in UK & Ireland

We love it when brands expand their reach, and more enthousiasts are able to buy them locally! Belgium brand Raidillon just announched that they have signed an agreement with Ebauche Ltd, a UK distributor that has a focus on speciality brands. And a speciality brand Raidillon is! Named after the most fierce (and feared) corner of the Spa-Francorchamps race track, …