Texas company Defrane

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Texas company Defrane

Post by ocean » January 20th 2023, 7:40pm

Austin (Texas, USA) based watch brand DuFrane has launched a pre-order campaign of its new diving watch Travis.

https://masterhorologer.com/2022/07/08/ ... 00-meters/

Case
Case material: Stainless steel, DLC coated to 800 Vickers (5.5x more scratch resistance)
Diameter: 39mm
Thickness: 12mm
47mm lug to lug
20mm lug width
Sapphire 120 click bezel
Sapphire crystal w/5 layers anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 656ft/200m

Movement
Swiss Sellita SW200-1 movement (elaboré)
Regulated to +/- 8s per day


I’ve seen much worse at the price point but the name not so much.
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Re: Texas company Defrane

Post by Mark1 » January 20th 2023, 8:48pm

Size is right. The design shouldn't startle young children. Price seems reasonable, especially with the coating. Don't know why more companies don't do this. The coffee beans take it over the top for me. Dark roast beans make me think dive watch. Sign me up.
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Re: Texas company Defrane

Post by jason_recliner » January 20th 2023, 9:44pm

Do the coffee beans come with the watch?

I quite like these guys. They do a casual watch which looks pretty good and there's a quartz option:

https://masterhorologer.com/2021/06/23/ ... watch/amp/

<9mm thick, which is nice.

Not sure about the masturbating horologer though. First time I've seen the SW200 described as "state of the art".
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