Category Archives: militarophilia

inspired by armed forces timepieces

Proyecto Tokkotai, Spanish initiative of a Japanese icon assembled in Poland

Earlier this year (2013) the Spanish forum ClubSeiko decided to make their first project the Proyecto Tokkotai in tribute to the WWII Japan Imperial Navy pilot’s Seikosha.  The idea is to keep the dial and hands as close as possible to the original. The 316L steel case has been sized to 43 mm and the water-resistance to […]

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introducing: Formex, Watches with Patented Suspension System

Foreword At, we like to discuss watchmaking in the second part of the XX century. A lot of trends have appeared during that era, and their precursors don’t always get the recognition they deserve. In 2010, editor Francis J. had an interesting correspondence with Mister Brendon Nunes, founder of Trintec Industries Inc. , which led to the […]

Posted in arty, assembler, brand of origin, editorial, ETA 2824-2, historic designs, militarophilia, Miyota 9015, Miyota 90S5, novelty, original designs, racing, Valjoux 7750 | 1 Comment

introducing: ROTOR Watches, Proudly Made in Germany

Located near München, Germany, ROTOR Uhren is specialized in affordable German military timepieces. Being a lover of watches himself, founder Frank Schiffner began selling watches with his own brand in 2004 through Direct Marketing (mail order). Herr Schiffner has connections with local suppliers, and he tries to source the finest components to build watches at affordable prices. The movements are […]

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introducing: Bertucci’s field watches, designed in the USA

I usually don’t write about quartz watches, but a US-based company called Bertucci caught my attention with their very nice field timepieces. Incorporated in 2003, Bertucci watches gradually specialized in titanium timepieces. They now offer 5 distinct surface finishing on the high-performance material: matte titanium, high polish titanium, black titanium, brushed titanium and “earth” titanium. […]

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introducing: Tiburon Watch

Based in Barcelona, Spain, watchmaker Sergio Fernandez Pons named his company after the Spanish name of a shark species: Tiburón Watch. The brand’s mission is to offer high quality diver, dual-time, military and classic watches. Their motto is “Swiss Heart and Barcelona Design”. Their first collection, the HammerHead Shark, is built in Germany and features […]

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