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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaEchoAlpha View Post
    I like the looks of those A-13A watches, very cool That Stowa also looks great on the burgundy/blue Nato!
    It's a Timefactors Royal Engineers NATO, a great match colour wise for the Flieger even if one is representing British Forces and the other German!

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    oh go on then...


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    Those Pinion ones look rather nice.

    Quite partial to Marloe Watches myself.

    Lomond Chrono:



    Cherwell


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    Love this thread, keep Ďem coming!

    I like the look of the Gruppo Gamma range:

    https://www.gruppogammawatches.com/collections.html#

    Simple and sporty


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    Quote Originally Posted by CardShark View Post
    It's a Timefactors Royal Engineers NATO, a great match colour wise for the Flieger even if one is representing British Forces and the other German!
    Thank you! I was going to pick one up... Maybe next Tuesday!

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    Picked up my Unimatic a few weeks ago and itís hardly been off my wrist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie747 View Post
    Yes, the Kemmner 007 does take a good photo...



    ...especially with the gilt handset.
    That is one sexy photo! Thank you for posting and great thread OP. Subscribed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameshood91 View Post
    Has anyone seen or heard anything about these? They looking f****ing stunning! And those prices!! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ch/description

    Donít particularly wish to piddle on your parade but I will . Theyíre pure gash. Truly revolting.

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    Lovely idea for a thread. My first automatic was chosen after I tried an IWC Pilots watch on. I googled pilots watches and discovered a wonderful little watch shop near Harbourne where I bought this Temption. Further searches led me to Damasko and Timefactors, spoke to Eddie and found the forum.
















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    Tempfort: Iíve owned a Temption and regret selling it on a few years ago. Never seen that particular model, though. Love it and the Schauer as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Tempfort: Iíve owned a Temption and regret selling it on a few years ago. Never seen that particular model, though. Love it and the Schauer as well.
    Thank you, it is an Olympic CM02, now discontinued.
    Schauer make lovely watches. Having tried a Quarada I think I will buy one on a special occasion.


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    I got in early for the Kickstarter for this one - the Helgray Le Mans. It's quite nicely made but I'd prefer the sub-dials to be a bit closer to the centre. The supplied strap is slightly creaky. Appealing brushed case with polished sections, though the area between the lugs isn't as beautifully finished and is rather visible since it only comes on a strap.



    Being a Kickstarter, it didn't originally have the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Fortunately (or was it planned all along?) they hit their targets so those were included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombleh View Post
    Those Pinion ones look rather nice.

    Quite partial to Marloe Watches myself.

    Lomond Chrono:



    Cherwell

    Wow, absolutely beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post

    Sewills of Liverpool


    Love this - not really one for dressier watches but this is great. Some really attractive watches they've produced. Thanks for sharing!

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    Great thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Not sure how much these fit into the category of "Micro brand"

    West End Watch Co Sowar Eastern Arabic Dial

    I wouldn't think of them as a microbrand, but mine says hi:



    What do you think of the quality of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    Thatís a stunning one Reggie! Googling now!


    Iím really pleased with how the thread is already shaping up... quite a few brands I was unaware of. Iíll add some more of my own as soon as I wear them.
    This is a seriously handsome watch, can you only get kemmner second hand now? I can't find a website.

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    My Gruppo Gamma


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    Love the West End Watch Co Tibetan numerals I ordered mine in they had none in the UK. Quality is pretty good I assume you got yours on the bracelet too?

    Anyway, back on topic here is a Tourby Ottoman



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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    Puts the big players' watches to shame.
    I totally agree. Great watches.

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    ^^^^^
    Hopefully they will do a GMT version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Love the West End Watch Co Tibetan numerals I ordered mine in they had none in the UK. Quality is pretty good I assume you got yours on the bracelet too?
    Hiya, thanks, the Tibetan numerals weren't available in the UK for me, either, but I nagged the seller to import the piece for me. Now, I took the opportunity to ask you about quality because I was (and still am) rather disappointed with the case and bracelet, and I wanted to see what other (not so easy to come by) owners think. I won't link to my rant on another forum or paste long OT here but let me know if you want to continue in PM. Cheers.

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    Love micro brands

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    Quote Originally Posted by PIERS (UK) View Post
    oh go on then...

    I love what you did there Piers. After all, it is your micro-brand. You are entitled to show it.
    Well done (on the brand that is, not the post).
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodia77 View Post
    Hiya, thanks, the Tibetan numerals weren't available in the UK for me, either, but I nagged the seller to import the piece for me. Now, I took the opportunity to ask you about quality because I was (and still am) rather disappointed with the case and bracelet, and I wanted to see what other (not so easy to come by) owners think. I won't link to my rant on another forum or paste long OT here but let me know if you want to continue in PM. Cheers.
    I got mine because of the dial, its hard to find an eastern Arabic dial and West End Watch Co were not only one of the few that produce one but also had a good historical connection to the Middle East. You can get vintage versions but usually they are in average to poor condition and I would rather have a new watch to avoid the obvious pit falls (Service costs, new bracelet etc) That would have almost certainly drag the price back up to that of a new watch anyway.

    Now back to the watch I have, I like it because of the reasons above. The bracelet isnt the best and feels hollow but then on the plus side its light and because of its shape it wraps around the wrist and fits a lot more comfortably than other more expensive watch bracelets I have that I have ended up swapping. The case is nothing remarkable but nothing I havent seen from other micro brands/small companies.

    In short, I like it because its what I wanted (Similar to my Sewills or RLT) I posted my thoughts here just for anyone else reading and interested in West End Watches but will drop you a PM to avoid the thread going off topic.

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    These three for me. Love the fact that you can wear them and not have to worry about being too precious with them. Watches for wearing as opposed to safe queens which are for admiring ( I do have one though).


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    lovely thread. just musing why these mico brands are so nice. would it be because they are usually small runs of watches, so the designers can be braver and push the design envelope a bit further? either way i find the designs a lot nicer than most of big mainstream brands, which are trying to pander to the lowest common denominator, so cant take the risks of stuff not selling.

    i could be way off the mark though, sunday afternoon musing and all that.

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    Three of Eddie's

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I love what you did there Piers. After all, it is your micro-brand. You are entitled to show it.
    Well done (on the brand that is, not the post).
    Dave
    Thanks Dave. It's blood sweat and a lot of tears!

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    I have this panda from Brellum and being COSC certified I have to say is the nicest Chrono I own for 2k. Bloody bargain for the money.

    https://www.brellum.swiss/en/shop/du...ver/#DB.CH.300

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    I've always had a fascination for micro brands and I've owned a few. This is my current favourite. A Mark One Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military. A great timekeeper too. It looks so much nicer with a fully brushed case.

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    Just this recent acquisition, Halios Laguna Mk2. Great thread and I will be doing a little research on the Karlskruna (?) Nordic Shield, and Ginault. Nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    AEVIG Huldra, thinking about it I haven't worn this watch in ages and no idea where I put it, better get searching.

    Lovely. What is the case size of this watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat30093 View Post
    ^^^^^
    Hopefully they will do a GMT version.
    I would be interested to see their jubilee bracelet if they did!

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    Picked up a Steinhart Ocean 39 GMT and absolutely loving it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by DazBock View Post
    Picked up a Steinhart Ocean 39 GMT and absolutely loving it.




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    I bought the ceramic version. It has got to be a bit of a bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat30093 View Post
    ^^^^^
    Hopefully they will do a GMT version.
    And a 36mm Explorer :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    I bought the ceramic version. It has got to be a bit of a bargain.
    Iíd have said so. Bought the 39 from a friend who just didnít get on with it. I love it. Probably my favourite watch in my collection now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PMPM View Post
    Lovely. What is the case size of this watch?
    http://www.watchpaper.com/2015/01/25...ce-of-a-diver/
    Very attractive watch, and looks like there's a version 2 on its way.
    https://aevig.com/huldra/

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    I had forgotten about the Szanto. It doesn't get worn a lot but when it does it always attracts attention, even when the strap is correctly fastened!


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    No association, but I recently wandered into this store in Singapore and spent a very interesting 40 mins chatting with the knowledgeable staff about micro-brands:
    https://wonderland.watch/

    Turns out that Singapore has over 60 small local brands - one of the highest concentrations in the world outside of Switzerland/Germany, apparently. Some interesting (international) stuff on their web site.

    SGR

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    I had forgotten about the Szanto. It doesn't get worn a lot but when it does it always attracts attention, even when the strap is correctly fastened!

    Looks way better on that strap than the original.

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    Todayís watch... a Zeno SBS PVD.

    As far as Iím aware it started life as a Broadarrow before being redialled as a Zeno (the manufacturer). A very similar look as the CWC SBS.


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    Currently wearing the excellent Dan Henry 1963. But for design excellence (backed up by strong build) the new UNIMATIC is hard to beat. Mine is currently on SC, but only because Iíve been a very naughty boy....

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    A couple for me. Love wearing both of these.

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