Mattew Humphries handcrafts military and diver’s watches based on the legendary Seiko 5 series, which brought durable mechanical watches to an affordable price point. Matthew also accepts bespoke orders.
The racing-inspired watchmaker Autodromo taps into “Italian sports berlinettas of the late 1950s and early 1960s” for its latest line of watches. The Stradale has a multilayered dial and a quilted leather strap. Available in 3 colors.
Blending natural materials with modern design, this wooden analog watch tells time using dots which show through tiny round windows. Has a stainless steel back and a premium leather strap with either a maple or walnut face.
Brathwait uses the same materials and factories used by luxury watch makers. But because they have only an online shop and skip the middlemen – agents, resellers etc. – they can pass on their savings to you.
Has a Swiss movement, a sapphire glass, a stainless steel case and is waterproof up to 330ft. It has dual time zone, alarm, chronograph and programmable compass functions, and a video that will make your balls grow moustaches.
Limited to just 59 pieces, Linde Werdelin’s latest timepiece is truly stunning, crafted from a custom alloy with a titanium crown, it has a 23-jewel movement and a five-layer dial with a luminescent moon phase indicator.
With its dramatic 46mm square stainless steel case, the Uhr-Kraft HeliCop features an automatic movement, date and sweep-second functions and is water-resistant to 100 meters, and is sure to be a conversation starter.
Built in Detroit, the Runwell Contrast Chrono looks amazing with its 47mm PVD stainless case and black rubber strap. Offers stopwatch, sweep second and date functions. Each movement is hand-assembled from Swiss components.
An elegant watch and fitness tracker. It tracks calories burned and distance covered when you walk, run or swim. Made of stainless steel and sapphire glass and comes with a leather and a plastic strap. Available this Fall for $390.
This rugged analog watch is the ultimate adventurer’s timepiece, concealing a compass, can opener, firestarter, whistle, signal mirror, magnifying glass, fishing line, hooks, and cutting tool inside. It’s also got a built-in LED flashlight.
TokyoFlash’s handsome limited-edition watches combine wood cases and bands with retrofuturist LED displays. Despite looking cryptic, the digits are actually quite easy to read. Available in several LED colors and dark or light wood.
A 44mm chronograph inspired by racing stopwatches – in fact it looks like a stopwatch that grew straps. The Corsa is water resistant up to 10atm. It’s available in a variety of colorways, with a matching leather or NATO strap.
Should we go so far as to say second and minute hands are for plebes? Maybe not, but we must admit this unique single hand watch from Komono is pretty darn cool. And frankly, it doesn’t get more minimal than this.
While its black on black face might not be the most legible we’ve ever seen, we’re so taken by its contrasting red and black plaid fabric band that we’re willing to give this one a win despite its form over function design approach.
To arrive at the design of its B-Rocket watches, B & R first designed a custom aviation-influenced Harley-Davidson motorcycle which served as inspiration for the watch faces. Seems like a roundabout route, but both look great.
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