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    Show us your micro-brand successes

    Was in the original Kickstarter for the Pancor 03. What arrived was a really well executed retro diver with 300m depth rating, a Seiko NH33 automatic, sapphire crystal, two nice straps, a dive bag and a travel case made out of winter diving wetsuit material. It keeps solid NH33 grade time and has become a great beater and generates a surprising number of questions. Cost £210. How about you?







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    Both of those are lovely. In similar vein I managed to squeak in to the original Newmark 6BB Kickstarter and it's been brilliant, although rarely gets time out of the box these days so will probably get moved on soon. Piece by our very own MMC here: https://wornandwound.com/the-last-of...f-chronograph/

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    How about a watch made by 2 Micro Brands?

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    That's a stunning start to the thread. Congrats to each one.

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    What’s that Ryan?


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    Another 6B fan here.
    Here it is with my other current microbrands, all successful.


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    Personal favourite - Helgray 'Superfast' - waited over a year for it, glad I did $299 well-spent on the best colour scheme in the history of motorsport! -







    GWS G1 Chronograph - ~£160 intro offer, the only tool/chrono I think is better-looking than my Damaskos, and it has H3. Just a shame it's not a hardened steel case:






    Spinnaker Cahill - gold-PVD, textured green dial, superb lume, reliable Seiko movement, and perhaps even more of an acquired taste than the Helgray, but it's stuck with me when so many others have come and gone, and I enjoy it every time I wear it, £100 in Spinnaker's sale:


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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierGibberish View Post
    What’s that Ryan?


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    Ming x Massena Lab 17.09

    https://ming.watch/products/ming-x-m...ab-17-09-black

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    Micros became my "thing" for a while.

    Those I've still got I still love...

    EMG DL63


    Schofield Signalman GMT PR (Some won't call this a microbrand but I think it is)


    Hamtun Kraken H2


    EC Anderson Calypso Sportblast Arctic


    Traska Freediver Mint Green


    Straton Syncro Auto


    Erroyl Heritage White


    Stuckx Bullhead Silver LE


    Triwa Humanium 39


    Pontvs Fonderia Navale Condor


    Zelos Swordfish

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    Some lovely pieces here, and a great idea to have thread dedicated to showing them off.

    Unfortunately, I was not in a position to take advantage, but this was a recent project from an absolute gentleman on an Irish forum.


    The Sólás Starlight with an aventurine dial and a Hangzhou micro-rotor movement.

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    Pinion for me...





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    I am quite fond of a microbrand and I have been impressed with these (are CWC a microbrand)
    The Helson and Synchron especially

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    Purchased years ago on SC

    Purchased new from Eddie a 40th Birthday present 13 years ago now!

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    Here is my current stable:

    Lorier Neptune III


    Helson Skin Diver


    Baltic GMT


    Baltic Dual Crown


    ........and my latest that arrived yesterday, a Marnaut Seascape


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    Impressed with this Dark Water from Kingsbury.



    - Interesting dial, part wave, part smooth
    - 300m WR
    - Very nice bezel action, 120 click
    - Ceramic bezel, multi-sides
    - NH35
    - Signed crown
    - Nice bracelet with forged clasp
    - Couple of rubber straps included
    - chromed applied indices
    - Sapphire crystal
    - Nicely finished overall
    - Borrows styling cues from a number of different iconic watches

    It's a bit big at 43mm, but wears well.

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    Newmark 71

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    Show us your micro-brand successes

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    That is one greedy little jack


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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post


    I like this! Is it an early PRS 10 broad arrow?



    This also! Is the red 12 o'clock marker within the case under the glass or actually on the crystal itself?




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    I've been looking into microbrands recently but not much has piqued my interest until a video by Worn and Wound popped up on my YT recommended.

    It was a watch from an Italian company called echo/neutra, yes I never heard of them either till now. After watching the review of their Averau Moonphase I thought that's a nice looking watch and styling wise right up my alley so I went straight to their website to have a peruse. Thirty minutes later I pulled the trigger on a Averau Moonphase PVD on bracelet. I chose the PVD because I thought it looked cool all murdered.

    Anyway it arrived a couple of days ago and not gonna lie I really like it. It very well made. The PVD coating is consistent and smooth. The bracelet seems solid good quality with proper screws for the links. Even the box it comes with is pretty good quality. It even came with a strap changing tool ala Sinn.

    There are a few cons, dial is a little bit too busy, it could of done without the 01, 02, etc arabics I think. Also the date window is a bit small so quite hard to see and maybe lose a millimetre or two of it's 13.5mm case thickness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooby View Post
    That is one greedy little jack


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    He sure was, took the lure practically under my feet at the end of the retrieve!
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    @Eddiex

    The top one is a PRS 53 Fat Arrow, Eddies homage to the Omega 53 issued to the RAF in 1953. It was a leaving present from the best friends anyone could ever wish for.

    The last one is Eddies PRS 9, homage to the CAF watch worn by Czech Air Force pilots between 1935 to 1947. And yes, the red pointer is under the crystal - it is best moved by gripping the crystal itself and turning in either direction.
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    Its very well made and looks great in person.


















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    Funky blue Evant

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen123 View Post
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    Anyway it arrived a couple of days ago and not gonna lie I really like it. It very well made. The PVD coating is consistent and smooth. The bracelet seems solid good quality with proper screws for the links.

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    I like the look of this, Do you have a pic of it on the bracelet or even the bracelet itself please?

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