Microbrands Watch Group
The place to show and discuss your microbrand watches such as BOLDR, Nodus etc. Leave the big brands Rolex, Omega and Seiko etc to other watch groups. Some of our favourite Microbrands: BOLDR, Nodus, Lew & Huey, Yema, Perpetual, Steinhart, Dan Henry, Farer, Aevig, Bremont, Halios, Lorier, NTH, Richard, Christopher Ward, Elliot Brown, Marloe, Havaan Tuvali, Straton, Phoibos, Visitor, Deep Blue, Marathon, Scurfa, Mercer, Baltic, Gruppo Gamma, Helgray, Oak & Oscar, Aevum, Geckota, Sjöö Sandström, Hook + Gaff, Armida, Undone, Alkin, Orion, Oceanica, Zelos and Magrette.
BSAshared their item
Coffee and cake by the lake at Llyn Padarn, Snowdonia! Before picnic and climbing in the slate quarries this afternoon!⌚️⛰☕️🍰👌🧗♂️🙌
Bernardo Bshared their Moment
Steinhart Ocean One 39 is a great watch, an homage with its own character. Currently on rotation with the sub.
Just about to leave for Snowdonia for a couple of days with my trustworthy BOLDR Expedition! 🧗♂️⛰🏃♂️🚣🏼♂️🍗☕️😎
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Lipgi Tangshared their Moment
NB Yaeger with ETA 2824-2 and I figured it out that this is a very common case for german made watches also put on my fancy Dassari strap, First time full serviced a 2824 movement by myself .
This has been MIA on wrist for a while. Good day to enjoy the Nezumi Voiture Blue. Been quite hot so sporting on linen white NATO with dark blue center stripe. Works pretty well with the dark blue tones and off white colors of the watch.
RCVMshared their Moment
Found out this RubberB style strap fits the NTH subs pretty well (also on my Sinn104). Not bad for around $15 or less on Amazon. Says these are made for Rolex Submariner, Yachrmaster, etc. I have a white striped one first for my Sinn 104 which I test fitted on this NTH Nazario Sauro and it worked quite perfectly. Looks good with the white stripe. But, I thought a red striped one would visual complete the red crosshair/reticle effect between the bezel and strap, if you can see and know what I mean.
Wolbrook back on its original Leather Strap, keep changing as can’t make my mind up also order a few NATO’s as well. Hope everyone’s Weekend is going Well.
Well made it to 💯 Moments with the Arrival of the Kickstarter Wolbrook Skindiver Auto with a Tropic Strap and Beads of Rice Bracelet. This ads to my Space Collection as it is a Reissue of Neil Armstrong’s personal watch and truly satisfies my Inner Space Geek. 🚀 🌑
After Messing Around In Photoshop With A More Traditional Logo Layout And A Brushed Steel Version Of The Logo, I Can Say That For The Mk3 The Current Layout Is Great. Swipe For Different Versions
Wasn't Sure About Adding A Micro Again To The Collection. After Searching For A Long Time, None Of The Bigger Manufacturers Offered What I Wanted (Baton Markers With Plain Black Gloss Dial) Among Some Other Criteria, So Say Hello To The Trident That Arrived This Morning
Frankshared their Moment
Relaxing on the water 💦 in ultra comfy seat 🏖 with the Garmin vivoactive to track the 75 MTB kilometres 💪
I seem to look forward to Flieger Fridays now. HKED Bundeswehr V3 Classic on a favorite silver green NATO.
Nicholas DeBenedettoshared their Moment
My first day actually back at work (not working from home) since mid March!! So I had to go with my lovely Perpetual Chronograph today!! 🏢😳🤪⌚️🙌😎
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Sean Petraliashared their item
My Flieger Friday candidate on Saturday. Hey, I was really busy at work yesterday. Anywayz... The HKED Bundeswehr V3 Classic Black. I've come to accept not all watches need to be within a very narrow size range. Where appropriate, it can be fun to try and enjoy some things outside my usual comfort zone. Purpose built tool and sport watches are the usual suspects that can allow for some out of box, or out or normal wrist size, thinking. I always enjoyed the classic military pilot chronograph look of the Heuer Bundeswehr. This classic pilot chronograph design is translated by many brands including Breguet (of course), Sinn, and Zenith to quickly name a few off the top of my off head. Take your pick, I chose a very faithful and affordable option with HKED's latest version of the Bundeswehr. The details and proportions are near perfect to looking like the inspired original. Minus the branding, I'd say I think the numbers on the bidirectional bezel are just a tad finer and smaller. There is a solid caseback, but I also got the extra option to switch to display caseback. Of course, there is no fly back chronograph movement in here. But, the Sea-Gull ST1901 is a more than capable mechanical chronograph movement and it is reasonably well decorated and nearly any mechanical movement without a rotor in the way is a pleasure to check out through a display case back.. and this one has a nice blue swan neck regulator which I think is unique to this watch and from any other ST1901 I've seen. Going back to details and proportions, what HKED did nicely to accommodate a relatively large proportioned watch on more wrist sizes was design the lugs with excellent downturn. Yes, I was a little apprehensive about the 43mm case with 51mm lug to lug. But, the lugs well curve down shape really works wonders to fit the watch on my 6.875" wrist size. Additionally, going with 20mm lugs and paired with a more conservative size strap option also helps to tame the presence on wrist. Make no mistake, this watch still has presence on the wrist. But, I think it is not overly and for a pilot chronograph watch, 43mm is actually pretty appropriate and I appreciate it matches the vintage (& modern) upper scale Swiss options. Just goes to show, once again, you can't base size and fitment solely on numbers. Should give it a try and you might be pleasantly surprised like I have been. I took a little gamble. But, I sort of know that 43mm can be within my size threshold. And, if lugs and case shape are designed well, some magic can happen to make it all worn out. Check out the lume shot. It is using BGW9. How ever, I find the Arabic numerals on the dial have an interesting color. Almost always, BGW9 has a blue color lume, but it is never 100% blue. At least to my eyes, there is always a hint of green in it. The only "true blue" glow that is really all blue without a hint of green to it has been through blue color Tritium tubes. However, the Arabic numerals on the dial are not tritium and require a light source to charge and glow like any other modern lume and it really has a true blue glow. IDK how he did it? But, I like the look. It glows less intensely compared to the hands as you might be able to tell from the lume shot. But, once all the lume has settled and dimmed, they all hold long enough at the low glow level to read through put the night until morning. Looking forward to seeing this on more strap options as it is a strap monster with drilled through lug holes to assist.