Hands-on : Mathey-Tissot MT369 AMWG Exclusive

Hands-on : Mathey-Tissot MT369 AMWG Exclusive

Review
In recent weeks I had the chance to try the Mathey-Tissot MT369 MT369 AMWG Exclusive and I have to say that I enjoyed wearing it. This watch came to me thanks to Vincent Ho who is the admin of the Asia Mechanical Watch Group on Facebook. The one that I received is now sold out but you can note (as it’s engraved on the caseback) that it was a special edition made for AMWG members. This piece produced by Mathey-Tissot is of course a homage like almost all their watches. A bit of history A bit of history about the brand because I’m sure you already heard about them. Near the center of the Swiss Jura Mountains, at an altitude of 3.300 feet, lies the village of Les Ponts de…
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Hands-on : Isotope GMT 0°

Hands-on : Isotope GMT 0°

Review
British-based microbrand Isotope is back with the pretty cool GMT 0º watch. This piece is the brand’s third offering. I quite like the idea behind the brand and of course we have already presented the Rider Jumping Hour and the Goutte d’Eau. I had the chance to put my hands-on this new piece and honestly it’s really nice. The reason for the Isotope GMT 0º’s name is that Isotope is a brand based in Britain: on the same meridian as Greenwich, from which the term GMT is derived. This is different The really interesting thing about this watch is that it doesn’t use normal hand as many other GMT watches on the market, but it features a clever Lacrima shaped cut out center dial which is actualy where is display the…
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Pynchon Watches Debuts with the Negotium Collection

Pynchon Watches Debuts with the Negotium Collection

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Several months ago, I found out about Pynchon Watches on Twitter. At this time I was quite impressed by the pictures posted, and even more because they wanted to start a new adventure with some really special watches. Today they make their debuts in the watch industry with the Negotium Collection. The company has started a Pre-Order campaign on www.pynchon.co.uk to fund the production of the collection but also to fund the next collections, which are really interesting. The watch is using the quartz movement 706B Ronda calibre. Sure yes, I’m not a fan of quartz watches but but this one is interesting because it offers a lot of functionalities. And that makes the whole difference. Indeed, on the Negotium watch you will find the days, date, moon date, weeks,…
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The Sacred Crafts – The luxury of sustainability

The Sacred Crafts – The luxury of sustainability

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Making watches using only recycled materials: this is the mission of The Sacred Crafts. Let's discover their new model. The Grand Mer is born from the recovery of boat propellers. The mission of The Sacred Crafts is to make watches using recycled materials and with the aim of having a strong impact on coral reefs and coastal protection.An ambitious project born from a great passion for nature and the sea. A watch made from bronze recovered from the propellers of abandoned boats and countless meters of fishing nets no longer used.All the components of this timepiece make one perceive a real research that goes beyond the concept of recycling.In fact, the most striking thing was the realization of SeaGlass, a material made using a special biological resin to transform the…
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Review – Timeless Swiss Watches

Review – Timeless Swiss Watches

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Several weeks ago I discovered on the social networks a new Swiss microbrand named Timeless. I’ve been directly captivated by the design of the piece and so I decided to contact Mael Oberkampf, the founder and designer of the brand (an interview will come in the next weeks). After some weeks of conversation he decided to send me the two watches that are part of his first collection. Let’s welcome home the HMS watches :-) I was honestly happy that he accepted my proposal because I was quite intrigued by these pieces. It is quite rare to find a new brand, or micro brand, which has a more or less affordable price, and which has a totally different design than what is already on the market. So yes, for those who…
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Isotope Goutte d’Eau Compressor Diver Watch

Isotope Goutte d’Eau Compressor Diver Watch

Review
We start the year with a new contributor and here is his first article…. Oh yes, welcome Giuseppe ;-) We already talked about their really cool Rider Jumping Hours, but here we will present something different ! Today I would like to present you a really cool Diver watch from Isotope, The Goutte d'Eau!  This watch has a nice concept history and a design approach that is quite timeless. In fact, The Goutte d’Eau shape takes inspiration from the design of the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Coupé, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever built. This watch has also another interesting feature, a bespoke and exclusive stainless steel bracelet with a discreet extension clasp mechanism that allows you to quickly change the bracelet size to wear over a…
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Last of 2020 – Rogue Horology Type 1 Diver

Last of 2020 – Rogue Horology Type 1 Diver

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Finally we arrive at the end of this very bizarre year ... We must admit that the Covid has turned everything upside down and for us watch journalists the year was really strange ... No trade fairs, no real contact with people, difficulties in trying on watches, and so on. Well, it was the same thing for everyone and even if 2021 arrives I'm not sure there will be any real improvements. It does not matter, Watchisthis will continue to disseminate information about watches under $ 2500, microbrands, but not just that ... And yes it is an announcement, we will also evolve in 2021. And to end this year I wanted to highlight to a project that I really like. This is Rogue Horology from Singapore. Well I’m honest…
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The really special Atowak Windows

The really special Atowak Windows

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Something new today… Our friend Michał Dziubiński from Katowice in Poland gives us his thoughts about one of his new watches… And let's say that it's a really nice one. So yes, he wanted to present us a new microbrand from HK named Atowak. Let's go Michał it's your turn ;-) I'm really happy because I have the chance to be with the ATOWAK Windows from already some weeks and I have to say that love this watch! I saw this piece on Kickstarter and I directly fell in love with it. They have 2 models: Window and Window Pro. I like both but for me the version Pro is harder to read time, despite this, it looks awesome and I wanted it so much! I have chosen the blue…
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Vario Empire Emerald Green Watch

Vario Empire Emerald Green Watch

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Some weeks ago I found out the Vario White Tuxedo on Facebook and I directly wanted to try it. The style of this piece is all what I like. Small size, bi-color dial, guilloché finishing... Well, what you want more? Well, unfortunately it was already sold out but, I had the chance to receive at my office the Empire Emerald Green.It’s already a chance because the watch is really really nicely made.In green, with its small strap fits better my girlfriend’s wrist than mine, but I have to admit that I really love it… and for many reasons. Vario is the brainchild of Ivan Chua, a graphic designer from Singapore. We know him from the super cool straps that he produce under his Vario brand, and now with these really…
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The WOW effect of the Kaal Multiverse

The WOW effect of the Kaal Multiverse

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These last days I had the chance to try the Kaal Multiverse and honestly it’s a stunner. If you want a conversation piece at reasonable price, then this one is for you. You can find the different variations of the Multiverse collection on their website at the Super Early Bird price of 380$ (then it will be retail at $699). It’s honestly a good deal compared what you already have on the market… I talk of course of « special design pieces » only. Each of the three watches presented on the Kickstarter camapign are representative of one of the three main aspects of our solar system: the Earth, its Moon and our Sun (or better named Earth for Gaea, Sun for Sol, and Moon for Artemis).  Alvin Lew, co-owner of the brand,…
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