Our newest Limited edtion! Only 499 pieces were made.

Our newest Limited edtion! Only 499 pieces were made.

Limited edition NY Soho

He is here! Our newest Moon phase Limited edition.
The name: NY-1624 Limited edition.
This is an ode to the beautiful city of New York. The begin of New York in 1624.
Therefore we have written the largest cities of New York on the dial. 
The city is so enormous and powerful, so we really wanted to convey this through a strong and powerful watch. This edition no chronograph, but a Moon phase version. With a day and date function. Full 316L Stainless steel with Sapphire glass and it is 100 meter water resistant

This is our 2nd limited edition that we are going to release, this time only 499 of them will be made. You will receive an extra Mesh band with your purchase. A little gift from us!
For this watch we have chosen a Moon phase movement, Miyota 6P20. A super movement, which indicates the position of the moon. Why did we choose this movement? Purely because Miyota is of course a great movement and because it gives a nice look to the dial.

A real eye catcher!
And this is exactly what we wanted to achieve. SHOP HERE


 

 

 

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Japanese movements! A good choice?

Japanese movements! A good choice?

Japanese watches, are they reliable?

Seiko, Miyota are in my opinion the best watch movement suppliers for the middle class watches. They are affordable and they could last a lifetime if you treat them with love.

Japanese Quartz movements are extremely accurate, and they don't need human intervention in order to work, but these are only two of the reasons why they're so popular. They also need less maintenance, because they have less moving parts. ... Quartz movements are also more cost effective, which makes them more affordable for our customers. 

Japanese Automatic movements are also very accurate and a good choice when you hate changing batteries. We have used Seiko NH35 movements in some of our automatic watches. And i can tell you, they did not let us down. Never got a complain from our customers about this automatic movement. It also looks cool when you have an open backcase, the movement looks really expensive when you see it move.

Japanese movements are manufactured slightly differently than a Swiss made movement, mostly in an automated robotics line, but this allows for a much lower degree of error than by eye alone. While not a huge amount of detailing is put into most Miyota or Seiko movements, the slightly more “raw” look of the pure mechanical parts does appeal to a lot of people. Due to the nature of the assembly, the price of Japanese movements is often cheaper than Swiss, but this does in no way indicate lower quality.



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Sapphire vs. Mineral glass

Sapphire vs. Mineral glass

What is the difference between Sapphire and Mineral glass?

Why did we choose Sapphire glass for our watches?

Every watch includes a transparent glass which protects the watch dial and hands. Next to protecting your watch, it also plays an important part in making your precious timepiece water resistant. There are 3 types of glasses used in the industry: mineral, sapphire and acrylic glass. While acrylic is only used in cheaper watches, mineral and sapphire glass are both often used in watches of high quality. What exactly is the difference between both?  

Mineral glass differentiates itself from sapphire glass on different aspects.

The first one, is the price. Whilst mineral glass is more expensive than acrylic glass, the price is much lower compared to the price of sapphire glass. This is one of the primary reasons why only high-end luxury watches are using sapphire glass as opposed to mineral glass.

Both types of glasses have a different hardness, which is measured with Mohs scale of mineral hardness, and graded from 1 to 10. Sapphire glass has a value of 9 out of 10, making it almost impossible to scratch. Only a diamond, which has a score of 10 and is the hardest mineral, can scratch sapphire glass. On the other hand, mineral glass has a value of 5-6 on 10. That doesn’t mean that scratches will appear just like that. Mineral glass is still a durable glass that will protect your precious watch. A lot of watch brands use this kind of glass. Sometimes with Sapphire coating on top. But this does not mean it is Sapphire glass, it protects the glass a bit more than mineral glass itself. 

Mineral and sapphire glass are very hard to differentiate with the naked eye. Generally, mineral glass might have a light blue appearance, while sapphire can have a light pink look. However, it’s quite unlikely that you can determine the difference in colour just like that.

Long story short, Sapphire glass is our number one glass because it's really scratch resistant. That's why we use this on all of our watches. 

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