Back in September, we introduced you to the Anstead Oceanis, a Kickstarter watch project that managed to stick out from the crowd for being, well, traditional. Unlike nearly every other Kickstarter watch that has gained considerable attention, the Oceanis was developed with traditional watch enthusiasts in mind.
A few weeks ago we took a look at the Maranez Layan, a brass (yes, brass) cushioned case watch with familiar but classic looks, decent components and a hard to resist price of $250. Today, we’re going to take a detailed look at the Layan’s more robust sibling, the limited edition 1000M Racha.
With the exception of their $2,500 Pro Saturation model, the M-Force Beast is Orient’s most serious dive watch option, boasting a more sophisticated in house movement than the one found in their very popular Mako and Ray models, as well as ISO 6425 divers watch certification, for what it’s worth.
It’s a rare occurrence to come across a watch with a unique graphic vocabulary. We’re use to seeing familiar elements, such as certain fonts and hand shapes that root a watch in either history or current trends. When something totally different comes along it’s often jarring, though if it succeeds it can be very interesting and exciting.
Davosa is a brand that does things a little differently. Their designs are interesting and their prices are fair for a Swiss made watch. We last took a look at their Vigo GMT model, which was a nice mix of vintage and dress styling with a textured dial, hot orange lume and a quality Swiss ETA 2893-2 movement. This time, we’ll be examining a watch that is somewhat the opposite of that…