Category Archives: militarophilia

inspired by armed forces timepieces

introducing: Orbis Morgan Timepieces

Founded in Hong Kong in 1997 by watch enthusiasts, Orbis Morgan Timepieces specializes in Military-inspired watches. Produced locally with Chinese mechanical movements and sold under USD 300, the watches have earned a solid reputation in Japan. On the photographs, the watches look as good as any reputable brand from Germany or Switzerland. It turns out that […]

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introducing: HEXA watches

On August 24, 2011,  new Tampa-based company Hexa watches will be releasing their first model, the K500. Save for the 500 meter marking on the dial, there is no information on specifications or price yet. Hexa watches press release: “We exist to create products that are consistently fresh and exciting by offering new and unique […]

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New Instrument Watches from Christopher Ward

Well I guess it was bound to happen some day: adapting the paradigm of a cockpit clock to the wrist is no longer a novelty. Seiko made one of the earliest documented attempts, and watches like the ZULU-01 by Trintec, the Airspeed by Revue Thommen and the BR01 by Bell & Ross were all released […]

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Ginault, nothing but the Sub

Established in Fremont, California, the founder of Ginault plans to offer bespoke watches based on legendary military diving watches. The Rolex Submariner is the first source of inspiration, ant there is also a dial inspired by the Omega Seamaster 300. Ginault’s Base Module 1 and Silent Service Mark II both come with a Swiss ETA 2824-2 calibre, […]

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Helson’s Fifty Fathoms

Hat tip to OceanicTime. Developed in 1952 with the contribution of professionals, the Blancpain Fifty Fathom marked the beginning of SCUBA diving. Today, the brand Blancpain is part of the Swatch Group, and their products are positioned in the high-end price range, way above Rolex. The latest iteration of the Fifty Fathoms capitalizes on the […]

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