Category Archives: Miyota 82XX

Trintec, Maker of Aviator Instrument Watches since 1990

Brendon Nunes has been flying many types of aircrafts; and in all of them the layout and function of cockpit displays controls are designed to increase pilot situation awareness without causing information overload. In 1993, the entrepreneur became one of the first instruments manufacturers of the post-Quartz Crisis to adapt the paradigm of aviator instruments to timepieces. For the dials, he drew inspiration from instruments features in the T arrangement.

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Claro Watch SA officially bankrupt

On October 27th we mentionned about possible financial difficulties that Claro Watch SA might be experiencing. This speculation came after the sudden decision of headquarters in Bienne, Switzerland, to shut down the Bellinzona factory. The town of Bellinzona is located South of the Alps, in the Italian-speaking part of the country. Claro Watch SA operates in the field of private label watches and […]

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introducing: Vintage Concept watches

Seen on, the Vintage Concept W490 is a polycarbonate watch with automatic Miyota calibre 8215 sized at a whopping 50 mm! The silicon band is moulded with an alligator pattern. The watch was announced in September 2009, and it can currently be found on eBay.

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New Praesto collections under way

We have already introduced the brand Praesto,  which first collection was a very refreshing design taking cues from vintage German pilots observation watches. Yet the designer really did spend effort into creating something new with the dial and hands. The Modern Fliegeruhr Aviator is powered by a Miyota 8245, a variation of the calibre 8200 […]

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introducing: Few Watches

Few watches has many watches. The name of this Swedish-based watch company is not the only unusual thing about it: Like 121 Time and Blancier, their Web site features software that allows one to design a custom watch, but Few remains the most affordable option. Their cases can be fitted either with a Miyota 8205 […]

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