Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

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Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by koimaster » July 13th 2010, 9:27am

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Re: Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by koimaster » July 14th 2010, 12:10pm

Watch Noob wrote:I don't know, everytime I like a watch you guys shoot me down with the "Tired of seeing these micro-brands", :779:




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Re: Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by Mark1 » July 14th 2010, 3:24pm

Watch Noob wrote:I don't know, everytime I like a watch you guys shoot me down with the "Tired of seeing these micro-brands", :779:


Don't listen to us-if you like the watch buy it. Its interesting to me that many who are tired of seeing these micro brands don't own any of them. I am about as qualified to recommend a Patek Philippe as they are to comment on a micro brand.
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Re: Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by koimaster » July 15th 2010, 8:31am

Artego Watch Co.
Country of Origin:
Founder:
Website: http://artego-watches.com/
Contact: [email protected]

Bali Ha'i Project
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Chris Cihon
Website: http://www.balihaiproject.com
Contact: [email protected]

Bathys Hawai Watch Co.
Country of Origin: US
Founder: John Patterson
Website: http://www.bathyswatch.com
Contact: [email protected]

Benarus Taucheruhren
Country of Origin: Germany
Founder: Ralph Schreiner
Website: http://www.benarus.com
Europe Contact: Ralph Schreiner - [email protected]
US Contact: Steve Laughlin - [email protected]

Boschett Timepieces
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Keith Boschetti
Website: http://www.boschett-timepieces.com/
Contact: [email protected]

Damasko
Country of Origin: Germany
Founder: Konrad Damasko
Website: http://www.damasko.de
Contact: [email protected]

Deep Blue Watches
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Stan Betesh
Watch Website: http://www.deepbluewatches.com
Strap Website: http://www.panatime.com
Contact: [email protected]

Dievas
Country of Origin: Germany
Founder:
Website: http://www.dievaswatches.com/
To Purchase Visit: http://www.gnomonwatches.com
Owner/Mgr: Anders
Country of Origin: Singapore
Contact: [email protected]

DWatch
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Alon Behar
Website: http://www.dwatch.net
Contact: [email protected]

Debaufre Watches
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Jon
Website: http://www.debaufre.com
Contact: [email protected]

Halios Watches
Country of Origin: Canada
Founder: Jason
Website: http://www.halioswatches.com
Contact: [email protected]

Helson Watch Co.
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Peter Helson
Website: http://www.helson-watch.com
Contact: [email protected]

Irreantum Watch Company
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Matt Wilson
Website: http://www.irreantumwatch.com
Contact: Visit website and select "Contact."

Kazimon Horolges
Country of Origin: Germany
Founder: Kazim Kenzo
Website: http://www.kazimon.com
Contact: [email protected]

Korsbek Watch Co.
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Poul Poulsen
Website: http://www.korsbek.com
Contact: [email protected]

Kremke Watch Co.
Country of Origin: Australia
Founder: Ian Kremke
Website: http://www.kremkewatches.com
Contact: [email protected]

Lüm-Tec MDV Technology
Parent Company: Weigand Custom watch, LLC.
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Chris Weigand
Website: http://www.lum-tec.com
Parent Company Website: http://www.weigandwatches.net

Magrette Timepieces
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Founder: Dian Wynyard McAsey
Website: http://www.magrette.com
Contact: [email protected]/index.php

MKII Watches
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Bill Yao
Website: http://www.mkiiwatches.com
Contact: [email protected]

NFW
Country of Origin: US
Founder: George Fox
Website: http://www.nfwonline.com
Contact: [email protected]

Ocean7/AirNautic Watch Co.
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Mitch Feig
Ocean7 Website: http://www.ocean7watchco.com
AirNautic Website: http://www.airnauticwatchco.com
Contact: Visit website and select "Contact Us."

Orsa Watch Co.
Country of Origin: Canada
Founder: Martin Berg
Website: http://www.orsawatchco.com
Contact: [email protected]

Prometheus
Country of Origin: Portugal
Managing Director: Carlos Carvalho
Website: http://www.prometheuswatch.com
Contact: [email protected]

Resco Instruments
Country of Origin: US
Founder: R.E. Smith
Website: http://www.rescowatch.com
Contact: Visit website and select "Contact Us."

Rogue Warrior Watch Co.
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Mike Gee
Website: http://www.roguewarriorwatches.com
Contact: [email protected]

SAS Watch Co.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Founder: Graeme Haughton
Website: http://www.saswatchco.com
Contact: Visit website and select "Contact Us."
Note: First watch to be launched sometime in 2010.

Serket Watch Co.
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Bob Conrad Black
Website: http://www.serketwatchcompany.com
Contact: [email protected]

Sonic Watches
Country of Origin:Germany
Founder: Peter Schall
Website: http://www.sonic-watches.com/
Contact: [email protected]

Steinhart
Country of Origin: Germany
Founder: Günther Steinhart
Website: http://www.steinhartwatches.de/
Contact: [email protected]

UTS Watches
Country of Origin: Germany
Founder: Nicolaus Spinner
Website: http://www.utswatches.com
Contact: Visit website and select "Contact."

Wilson Watch Works
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Chris Wilson
Website: http://www.wilsonwatchworks.com
Contact: [email protected]

Name of Company
Country of Origin:
Founder:
Website: http://www.zentonwatches.com/
[Contact:[/b] [email protected]

Zixen fka Zinex Watch Co.
Country of Origin: US
Founder: Joe Sadri
Current Website: http://www.zinexwatch.com
Contact: [email protected]
Future Website: http://zixenwatch.com
Current Contact: [email protected]
Future Contact: [email protected]

Halbard Rioga
Country of Origin: UK/Russia
Managing Director: Denis A. Struchaev
Website: http://www.halbard-rioga.com/
Contact: [email protected]
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Re: Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by conjurer » August 11th 2010, 8:52am

I'd add to the list d.freemont (dfreemontwatches.com) for the $500-1500 range; he designs and adjusts his watches, which are made for him in Switzerland. I've owned a couple, and this one's my dress watch:

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He specializes in dress and chronos, and you have to like small watches--I don't think he's done anything over 42mm.
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Post by Guest » August 11th 2010, 11:55am

I'd add to the list d.freemont (dfreemontwatches.com) for the $500-1500 range; he designs and adjusts his watches, which are made for him in Switzerland. I've owned a couple, and this one's my dress watch:

I checked out the website; some very nice watches and good prices. Lots of COSC certified watches and there are a few in > 40mm.
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Re: Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by TimeMachine » August 17th 2010, 7:58am

Okay, probably nobody will agree with this, but here's my opinion FWIW. I would just love to find some brands other than the shop brands that appeal to my style taste and my budget. I like larger size watches with distinct styling. Some examples of what looks good to me are the Android SilverJet2, the Renato Mostro and TRex, and the SubAqua, Specialties, and Speedways.

Now, I spent a lot of time going over all of the links that were provided and to me (again just IMHO) the styles were all very similar and fairly bland, and it was rare to see anything over 42mm in size. Anything that I did see that appealed to me was usually more than $1000. The most promising I found out of all those links was the Boschett WUS DWP, which I really like although it is still only 45mm, and the price is $900.

So, I have to say, that out of all of these links (and there are a lot of them) I don't see anything that is targeting the style and price point that the shop brands like Android, Renato, and Invicta are having such success with: larger size, dramatic style, quality construction, and under $500.
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Re: Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by eddiea » December 16th 2010, 6:50pm

TimeMachine wrote: Invicta are having such success with: larger size, dramatic style, quality construction, and under $500.

Not too sure about Renato and Android ( personally don't care for, or follow either one) but I have yet to see an Invicta that offers dramatic style and quality construction, as all they are consistently offer is others style rip-off's and crappy construction at any price..., although I will agree with you about the "larger" part ...if by "large" you mean, ridiculous, cartoonish large .
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Re: Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by conjurer » December 16th 2010, 8:14pm

crazyfingers wrote:One more - EL - Edouard Lauzieres
http://www.edouardlauzieres.com/index.php?language_version=English


X2. I own an EL Wave. They have no retail presence in the US; they are available direct from the maker at the above website, via email. As a sidenote; there are relatively few watchmakers I have dealt with out there who are genuine gentlemen, and James Elsener, the owner of EL, is one of them.
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Re: Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by eddiea » December 17th 2010, 7:46am

conjurer wrote:
crazyfingers wrote:One more - EL - Edouard Lauzieres
http://www.edouardlauzieres.com/index.php?language_version=English


X2. I own an EL Wave. They have no retail presence in the US; they are available direct from the maker at the above website, via email. As a sidenote; there are relatively few watchmakers I have dealt with out there who are genuine gentlemen, and James Elsener, the owner of EL, is one of them.

I remember years ago when they made the "official" WTF watch, nice looking watches but the Claro movement they used (and still do, if I'm not mistaken), stopped me from getting one.
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Re: Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by Guest » April 5th 2011, 1:23pm

TickTocker wrote:WoW Benarus is either extremely popular or they produce very limited pieces. According to their website, theyr current catalog is completely sold out and the reservation list is closed for all their new model lines!


Actually its both. Benarus is pretty popular on some of the forums and they usually produce 100 pieces at a time. Most of their watches sell out in the preorders anymore.
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Re: Sub $500 boutique watch Brands?

Post by Watch Noob » April 5th 2011, 4:02pm

Good bump guys, thank you, I had forgotten about this thread. Koi did a nice job of putting that list together. Looks like I need to do some more research on some companies I overlooked.
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