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limited MKII Kingston

Kingston… as in Kingston Jamaica. The country where fictious character James Bond, played for the first time by actor Sean Connery, is sent to investigate the death of a fellow British agent. In the 1962 movie, Sean Connery is show on several occasions wearing an early Rolex Submariner. According to I already have a watch.com editor […]

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MKII now focusing on complete watches, drops selling parts

This is not fresh news per se but Bill Yao (founder of legendary MKII watch company) announced on February 10th 2010 his decision to stop selling parts (dials, hands and case parts) to focus on complete watches only. Mr. Yao started his business by selling modding parts for ETA-based watches (mainly dials and hands), and success allowed him to […]

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introducing: MKII

Bill Yao’s site is the household name of watch pimping.

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Work on the Web site

Watchprojects 2.0 When I started this list of independent watch projects in July 2009, I was unaware of the width of the pool of aspiring watch developers. It turns out that there are a lot of existing brands that I still have to uncover and a lot of new brands that appear every two to […]

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introducing: KPM Watch Company

Hat tip to Ariel Adams for his article on How To Make Your Own Watch. Born in Oregon, Keaton Myrick learned watchmaking in Pennsylvania. He gained experience working for MKII before attending the Lititz Watch Technicum and becoming a certified watchmaker. After holding a position at Rolex USA, Myrick eventually opened his own workshop in Oregon and […]

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