The Sacred Crafts – The luxury of sustainability

The Sacred Crafts – The luxury of sustainability

Review
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

Review
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

Review
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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Interview Yong Keong Lim – Founder of Feynman Timekeepers

Interview Yong Keong Lim – Founder of Feynman Timekeepers

Interview
These last days I had the chance to speak with Yong Keong Lim, Founder of Feynman Timekeepers. You know that I really really like his job so I wanted to know more about him and about his brand. Oh yes I already reviewed the One Eclipse and the beautiful Cove.... So click to read. Let's go ;-) Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? I started serious watch collecting in 2010. Prior to that I had only a few watches which were gifts from my family. The interest actually grew when I first saw the Rolex Air King which my dad had. I started searching for information of the Air King and I ended up joining SGROC (Singapore Rolex Owners Club) forum. From…
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The really special Atowak Windows

The really special Atowak Windows

Review
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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The WOW effect of the Kaal Multiverse

The WOW effect of the Kaal Multiverse

Review
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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Interview Diyu WU – Founder of Sólás Watches

Interview Diyu WU – Founder of Sólás Watches

Interview
These last days I had the chance to speak with Diyu Wu, the founder of the new brand Sólás Watches. I'm sure you will like his new watch and the whole story around. So let's jump on the interview :-) Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? Hi Jonathan, thanks for inviting me to this interview. I was born in China but at a young age moved to the UK for a number of years before coming to Ireland where I grew up. It was in university when I seriously started to enjoy reading, researching and collecting watches. My first watch that I researched and bought was a Sea-Gull M171s (and you’ll see my username on the WatchUSeek forums still refers to that…
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Aurochronos 3rd Edition – October 2019

Aurochronos 3rd Edition – October 2019

News
Excitation is growing up as the 3rd edition of Aurochronos Festival (Lodz / Poland) will be held on the next 5th and 6th October. Watchisthis is proud to be their partner from the first day and of course we will be there for this new edition. Our editor in chief, Jonathan Kopp, will be part of the jury and this year it’s going to be hard to choose the winner for each category. For this year it’s more than 50 brands that will show their work. We will have microbrands, more established brands and high luxury like Arnorld&Son. The visitors will have the chance to see brands like Aevig, Brellum, Crafter Blue, Gavox, Havaan Tuvali, Alfa Flag, Anonimo… and so many others. With all these brands we can easily say…
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From New-York with Love : The Martenero Kerrison

From New-York with Love : The Martenero Kerrison

News
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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