Jacopo Dondi, a Single-Hand 24-Hour Watch

Jacopo Dondi was launched in June 2016 as a Kickstarter campaign, raising over $50K in pre-orders. Based in Perth, Founders Jake and Carmen came up with the concept thinking it was an original idea but soon found out otherwise. In fact, the single-hand 24-hour timekeeping concept has been around for almost 700 years and was the original way of telling time (think: sundial). Let’s take a look at … Continue reading Jacopo Dondi, a Single-Hand 24-Hour Watch

Doctor Strange’s Watch Collection (4 out of 9 spotted)

Multiverse, astral travel, magical portals… Time plays a huge role in the latest entry to the Marvel Universe, Doctor Strange. And of course, the sorcerer supreme ought to have a kickass watch collection. I promise not to go all technical in order for everyone to enjoy. Here’s 4 out of the 9 watches spotted in Dr. Stephen Strange’s collection. The most prominent watch (with the … Continue reading Doctor Strange’s Watch Collection (4 out of 9 spotted)

TiMe22 Robusto Titanium Watch

Set to be the first grade 5 titanium watch funded on Kickstarter, TiMe22 Robusto Titanium Watch from The Netherlands is a display of engineering feat mixed with interesting design. It has an unusual vibe that brings us back to the 70s and reminds me of my childhood love for futuristic alien technology. Designed and engineered by Dutch engineers Stefan Wessels and Marc Schot, the TiMe22 Robusto is meant … Continue reading TiMe22 Robusto Titanium Watch

BOLDR Journey, a vintage aviation-inspired watch with a modern tick

BOLDR Watches, a new Kickstarter project started by the same team that brought to us the TRAVISLEON Heirloom mechanical timepiece, just launched their first series of vintage aviation-inspired timepiece. The BOLDR Journey Chronograph timepiece comes in three variants—Wasp, Sopwith and Warhawk—each with its outstanding dial design and they are all powered by the Seiko VK64 mechanical-quartz movement. For those unfamiliar with meca-quartz movements, these are basically hybrid … Continue reading BOLDR Journey, a vintage aviation-inspired watch with a modern tick

Limited Edition Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military MAXI

Vintage military submariners (milsubs) are arguably the most beautiful and historically-rich dive/military watches around. They are highly sought after, very rare, and commands a premium. Milsubs from the late 60s/early 70s by Rolex (ref. 5517) and Tudor (ref. 7016) caught the eye of collectors and quickly gained a cult following—in fact, military watches have always been the cream of the crop for vintage timepieces. Prices skyrocketed … Continue reading Limited Edition Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military MAXI

Start a watch collection with less than S$5,000 (and where to buy them)

Buying your first mechanical watch (or ‘real’ watch) is a daunting task. You simply don’t know where to start and what to look out for. Trust me, every watch enthusiast had been through this. It is easy to get caught up with the ‘more-expensive-more-value’ mentality, but here at Suave Watches, our passion is to open up perspectives and help readers see value in cheaper, or rather, more affordable timepieces. … Continue reading Start a watch collection with less than S$5,000 (and where to buy them)

Vilhelm Watches stretched their Kickstarter goal with Swiss calibre

Vilhelm Watches, a rising watch brand on Kickstarter, was funded within a day upon launching their campaign on 31 March 2016. The brand just announced their stretch goal #2 of US$100,000 with some exciting updates for their debuting watch, The Elemental. For their stretch goal #2, The Elemental will come with an additional rubber strap and (totally free) movement upgrade from Miyota 9015 to Swiss made ETA 2824 for all their backers on Kickstarter! Visit … Continue reading Vilhelm Watches stretched their Kickstarter goal with Swiss calibre