MKII Nassau Giveaway! CLOSED

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UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congrats David T on the win!

Yesterday, we took a detailed look at the MKII Nassau, a USA assembled Submariner homage with outstanding build quality and finishing. Today, we’re giving it away. See below for details on how to enter to win this awesome and rare MKII.

Many thanks goes to our friends at MKII for providing the giveaway watch. Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Tumblr as well!


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To be in the running for the MKII Nassau, all you have to do is;

Comment on this post on (not the original review or on any social media or other website where this post may appear) before the giveaway is over on April 18th, 2013 at 11:59pm (EST). You must enter a valid email address in the comment form. No need to mention anything specific in your comment, but make sure you write something (preferably something nice!). After April 18th, a winner will be chosen at random and contacted by us.

In addition, the following rules apply. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. If you are chosen as a winner you then have 24 hours to ensure receipt of your full shipping information or an alternative winner will be chosen. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

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1,048 thoughts on “MKII Nassau Giveaway! CLOSED”

    1. I really like the MKII watch, especial the blue lume is fantastic!
      In addition to that the watch is not to high and not to big to overshaddow a small wrist.

  1. Whether or not you like “homage” watches, anyone can appreciate a finely crafted precision machine. That’s why I love watches!

  2. As always wornandwound is the place for the horologically inclined to be compelled to spend more money πŸ™‚ kudos!

  3. “We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.”
    — Charles Baudelaire

  4. I love the craftsmanship that is displayed on this watch. I think MKII has done a great job of balancing the proportions on this piece.

  5. I had never heard of MKII up until I met a guy a year ago who said he stopped being interested in other watches, now he always wore his MKII on a mesh and never deviated. He cancelled his accounts at WUS and other places, but he did convince me to start reading Worn and Wound, because that was one thing he still did. Thanks for a great blog and “hi to Micke”, since you probably read this, this might be my chance of selling my current collection without ever looking back.

  6. I love the obtainable watches that are always reviewed here. The fact that some are given away is just a plus. Any chance of bringing a lady in from time to time for women’s watches?

  7. Amazing giveaway, this is definitely one of the best sub homages I’ve seen (the lack of a crown guard really makes it stand out). By the way, you forgot to add the link to the terms and conditions.

  8. Cheers to you guys for running such a great website and Instagram feed. I’ve already learned so much from the site and have made a few purchases based on your reviews and articles! Keep up the fantastic work!

  9. A magnificent piece! In this day and age, I am much more drawn to the classic style diver watches than I am to the monstrous and overly adorned watches that seem to be prevalent in today’s fashion. Kudos to MKII in paying homage to one of the most classic timepieces of all time, while still retaining their own unique stamp and staying true to their product line.

  10. Awesome watch… true classic styling combined with excellent quality… surprisingly hard to find these days.

    Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

  11. Nice looking homage. It’s really great to get a chance to own a watch that’s actually assembled in North America instead of in Europe or China. Thanks!!!

  12. Ended up finding w&w after a search for a review of the Seiko 803. The reviews and photography are excellent. Thanks for offering up the giveaway and keep up the good work!

  13. I love w&w reviews and the watch giveaways are just a great bonus. This watch is a real beauty and it’s nice that it’s now manufactured here in the USA.

  14. What an awesome watch!! Its a shame they stopped selling parts for people to mod their watches. Exciting giveaway, thanks for the opportunity.

  15. Is this competition open to non US residents? Good looking watch and would look awesome on a NATO. Love the site too. Opened my eyes to a lot of smaller brands making nice pieces at competitive prices. Takes the snobbery out of watch collecting/lusting/general geekery. Bravo.

  16. let’s do this. preorders seem like they won’t reopen for another few months, so this is a much better alternative to obtain one! πŸ™‚

  17. Your watches are superb and I’m certain this MKII would look good going through flight school, and subsequently flying Army Medevac Missions with me!

  18. Great reviews here at Worn & Wound. Made me purchase my first Christopher Ward watch. Always coming back to see what’s new.

  19. I know this might seem lame to do this in this article, but I just wanted to let you guys know that I love the site and I really do think it’s the best watch site available (not even just in the terms of “actually affordable” watch sites).

  20. Great watch. Like to get your thoughts on how it compares to the Tudor Black Bay. Great contest and hope to win!

  21. Great looking watch and I’d love to win. Thanks worn&wound and MKII for the opportunity to own such a great timepiece.

  22. Great review, guys.

    Thank you for the opportunity of winning this! It would be a great addition to anyone’s watch collection, especially mine. My MKii Vantage is a fabulous watch; it is one of my favorites.

  23. Very nice homage. With my new found obsession for mechanical (real) watches, this would be a totally sweet start to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. Just what I need, a Submariner homage. Don’t have one yet and this will do nicely. Thanks for the opportunity.

  25. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your site. I think you guys write the highest quality reviews of any watch site, and it’s nice that you focus on good values (plenty of sites focus on very expensive watches). Your site led me to discover the Christopher Ward C60 Trident GMT, which I received a few days ago and I am loving. How about you add a classic diver to my collection? πŸ™‚

  26. dear wornandwound,

    please help my lonely wrist find a new friend. if you could only see the joy and excitement my wrist expressed upon seeing this fine time piece. it would bring tears to your eyes… and wrist. the pride that would be exuded every day wearing this distinguished watch is beyond description. please choose me as the first owner of this MKII NASSAU!

    your loyal follower,


  27. Fantastic looking homage watch. I’ve been looking for a good quality diver styled watch for some time now, this looks perfect.

  28. Thanks for the giveaway, guys! I love Worn & Wound–you guys do my favorite timepiece reviews, hitting all the right points plus beautiful photography.

    I would love to own an MKII… my only diver watch is an Orient Mako (yellow dial, which I generally wear in the summer on a nato band) and I have nothing bad to say about it, but there is just something about the classic diver watch on a steel bracelet that speaks “dry martini and black tie” to me.


  29. Nice to see MKII making this watch their own by implementing such a high level of build and finishing quality, without all the overhead of the middlemen

  30. Great watch and great review, many thanks! Your review has really made me consider this watch as you speak so highly of the build quality of this watch, much more than any other watches you have reviewed! Keep up the good work!

  31. Definitely a worthy homage watch. I have to admit, I wouldn’t have even thought of the difference between homage/replica/counterfeit without reading your other article a few days ago.

    Best of luck to everyone!

  32. They do the Homage thing rather well here. It’s not a COMPLETE rip off, but you can tell where their inspiration came from.

  33. Love the retro-flirt with the red bezel-triangle.
    Would love to see a few of these make it to Norway so I can see and feel the much praised build quality in the flesh πŸ™‚

  34. There are few watches that I want more than this one! Thanks so much for all the reviews! I don’t buy watches without seeing if you reviewed it or not!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  35. Not a single piece of me to even consider buying the Nassau before, out of nowhere, the writer just stroke a piece of write ups and totally changed my perception towards the Nassau. Thumbs up and kudos to the ‘Mr Writer’!Great Photos too!

  36. Thoroughly enjoy your website an your reviews as well as other insights! This is a beautiful watch that does the classic design just right! Thanks for the awesome reviews you’ve done thus far!

  37. always checking back your website for the awesome watches you feature, especially those value for money. learn alot from it.
    But still, never been able to afford one.

    hope will be the owner of one of these great mechanic time pieces soon.

  38. Thank you for all the great reviews. Great to have a place where it’s not only about the expensive brands that everybody knows.

  39. Very cool that MKII is offering this for a giveaway!!

    Love the reivews and the site as a whole – keep up the good work!

  40. I agree – I have been kicking myself for missing the opportunity to purchase one of these watches before. The Nassau sounds amazing, and it would be a privilege to wear. Thank you for the opportunity to do so.

  41. Kudos to Bill Yao (owner of MKII) for trying lots of new things here. The new business model took a lot of guts and Bill took a lot of flak from people due to uncertainty. In the end, he figured out a cool new business model and we have access to what some people argue is a homage (let’s not get into that today) but is really a masterful timepiece. If you haven’t had the chance to see one (or it’s Kingston LE cousin), beg borrow or steal some time with one.

    MKII’s attention to detail would make the folks at Rolex cry. It’s like the Ferrari 365 that was over-restored far beyond the quality that the workers at Maranello ever imagined. It may lose points at Pebble Beach, but it is an absolute stunner.

    If you don’t win this watch, buy one…

  42. Stunning watch. I wish they were still available for sale. Will have to wait for a preowned one to come on the market.

  43. Very nice! I decided I had to have one of these right around the time the put ordering on hold. Vexing! πŸ™‚

  44. I thought the Kingston was a beautiful watch, but I like the look of this one even better!

    Well done, Bill Yao, and thanks for the opportunity, the chance to win this watch!

  45. Love the site, but spending way too much time here looking for a new watch! Here’s to hoping I win and the decision is made for me, would love the mkII. Thanks!

  46. I always like stopping here at the end of the day to see what’s hot. Thanks for the opportunity and generosity.

  47. Awesome WORN&WOUND! Thank for giveaway such a well crafted watch, love the matte black dial & red triangle on top. It is all about “details”.

  48. I have been a fan of Bill Yao’s work for a long time. It’s a shame I was never able to get a modded seiko diver from him before he started manufacturing his own independent pieces. Regardless I love the opportunity to own such a fine time piece. Bill Yao’s work is truly second to none, and something I hope to aspire to one day when I start my own watch company. Bill is truly an inspiration.

    Worn and Wound, you always and continue to have wonderful watch reviews. You are my first stop for up and coming news in the watch world. I really appreciate all you guys do! Thanks for such a great review once again and keep up the good work!

  49. Love the Mk II watches, love the sub – this homage watch rocks!

    Please send this baby to Sweden πŸ™‚ (me!)

  50. The watch looks great! Hope I win!

    ps: It would be a nice tweak to the site to have the comment dialogue box at the top rather than the bottom. That way you can still see the page content when commenting! Love the site, keep the good stuff coming!

  51. This is truly a beautiful watch. For them to produce such a high quality watch with this level of craftsmanship, it is almost unreal that they only charge you under $900.

  52. Funny how these things work — in my search for a great watch, I found a great watch website. Thanks, guys!

  53. What I always appreciate about W&W reviews is that they are always very detailed, meticulous, and masterfully executed. Much like the fine watches I regularly come here to read about. This watch and your fine review of it are just another such example. Would I like to own the MKII? In a heartbeat !!

  54. Love the watch and the brand. Bill puts a lot of work into these and it shows. I hope he will do a date model using this case.

  55. I really appreciated the honesty of the review, and the details about why this is a well made watch. Thanks for the review and opportunity to win this watch!

  56. I like the homage style, but looking like a Rolex. Makes feel like you should get a Rolex, but for the price you can’t complain.

  57. Beautiful looking watch. Learned about the MKII collection on WatchUSeek forums and have always admired the craftsmanship behind them. Unfortunately Ive never had the chance to own one myself due to my budget on watches. Would make a nice addition to my humble collection.

  58. MKII makes the highest quality Rolex tributes around, and they probably will remain the best for a long time; if not forever. I really enjoyed the review, it covered all of the main points of the Nassau and its fine attention to detail and outstanding quality!

  59. Even though it’s small, MKII is one of the more interesting watch companies around. They’ve got some seriously dedicated fans for a reason.

  60. MKII is doing great things as a brand. I was about to pull the trigger on a nassau, but waited one extra day and they were sold out! I truly am thankful that Worn & Wound and MKII are doing this givaway. It gives me a second chance to hopefully obtain this beauty.

  61. I’m looking for a submariner style watch for a while now, just discovered W&W – and the excellent reviews and pictures!

    Thank you for doing this giveaway!, I’ll leave it to Lady Fortuna from here…

  62. This is the best giveaway yet; I always get excited at even the possibility of winning a great watch from this blog, but this watch didn’t seem like one that would make it to a giveaway. Awesome!

  63. having handled other mkii’s this is one of the watches I lust for. It’s near perfection by my definition:

    “perfection is achieved not when nothing more can be added, but when nothing else can be taken away”

  64. For anyone considering this watch, rest assured that it is everything as described on Worn & Wound and more. I’ve seen one on the wrist, and it compares very well with my Kingston. It is simply a great watch.

  65. Wow, what an awesome looking watch. I would love to have this one. I’ve always been a MKII fan… thanks for the great giveaway.

  66. Beautiful watch and a great opportunity for the few of us that aren’t able to acquire one! Thanks for all the great reviews and the great pictures, keep them coming!

  67. This looks like a very well crafted watch. I would love to wear it. Good luck to all participants to the giveaway and many thanks to for the opportunity!

  68. I cannot believe I found this blog only this yr. I love the content. As a watch fanantic that likes both independent and top shelf brands, i am glad you are doing such a great job in the much loved affordible segment!

    And thanks for the great chance to win the MKII Nassau!

  69. Wow! Been looking for a dive watch since forever! Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful homage. I can’t afford something this lovely, so I hope I get chosen!
    -Thanks! πŸ™‚

  70. man what a stunner – eye melting beautiful !
    i do really hope to win this watch [^_^]y
    thanks for your generosity of giving it away.

    best regards

  71. Years ago, I learned of Bill Yao from WatchUSeek and knew of Bill’s perfectionist approach from his days of making mod parts and custom watches through the growth of MKII. From the Quad10 to the Kingston, every watch he makes is done with passion and precision. The Nassau is another timepiece worth collecting!

  72. I would love, love, love to take a billion pictures of this watch and even review it myself online. It’d be a perfect time to win this as I’m about to graduate from school πŸ™‚

  73. It is definitely an attractive watch.

    I need a 12 step program to wean myself from this site – just kidding. Thanks for so many thoughtful reviews of watches i might never have been aware of!

  74. Looks like there’s a lot of competition – but the watch looks so good, I can’t resist entering!

  75. Dear Nassau,

    we’re looking forward to you! We will be the best friends for sure. We’re going to buy you an admiralty grey nato strap, which will suit you best.

    Yours faithfully,

    Steinhart Ocean One & Ocean Vintage Military

  76. Very generous of you guys. I’ve always enjoyed MKII’s offerings, but never had the money to pony up on one. Absolutely love the BGW9 on this fella.

  77. This is a great website run by handsome and intelligent and awesome men, who are also other good things that are awesome and stuff.

  78. Wow, this has to be the best giveaway so far. I’d be proud to wear whatever Bill Yao produces. It makes a difference when someone puts so much care into what they do.

  79. Honestly, you’re reviews are some of my favorite. I can really get a feel for the watch. This review made the nassau an incredibly appealing option.

  80. Thank you for having provided us with this awesome opportunity. The MKII Nassau is a great-looking piece – it and the ‘Ocean 1 Vintage Red’ are on my ‘must have’ dive watch list!

  81. Oh, how I’ve lusted after the MKII Nassau and Kingston! Yet I never seem to have the spare cash around when it’s time to put down a deposit… Great watches, and I can’t wait to own one at some point.

  82. I watched the development and deliver of this watch and it’s predecessor, the Kingston. I’ve been amazed by how genuinely giddy the watch recipients have been. I had been hesitant about the “homage” watch category, but MKII does it exactly the way I would want and I have gone so far as to get myself on the list for one of their other, upcoming projects. Keep up the good work!

  83. I have a MKII Kingston and have sold off all my other watches because it never leaves my wrist! Mr. Yao makes an amazing product, and I’m sure the Nassau lives up to and exceeds expectations.

  84. Could be the only way to get one of these, looks like they stopped taking orders temporarily on their site.

    It looks great.

  85. I love your website and reviews and this watch looks like a sweet one to own. Good luck to everyone πŸ™‚

  86. great site, i open it every day to check if there are new reviews!
    great watch also, well built, classic awesome design, impossible not to like!

  87. Wow, what a fabulous opportunity, the MKII is absolutely spectacular.

    I have never been much of a fan of sub homage watches, except of course for the Rolex Submariner, it’s just a classic. But I read the review yesterday and something about this watch really spoke to me although it is out of my reach at the moment. Or so I thought!
    Really, ever since I found Worn and Wound last year I have never been so poor. I am slowly acquiring the watches that you review and I g
    roan every time there is on over my, at the moment, $500 limit.
    These giveaways give me hope and I look forward to each one, I never would have dreamed that you would give away an MKII.

    Please let it be to me.

  88. Found this through ‘The Tailored Watch’. Very understated watch. Would be a perfect daily wear.

  89. I’ve purchased two Nassau’s, one each for my wife and I. Wonderful time piece at an unbeatable price point.

    I need another Nassau, because one can never have two many watches…


  90. Oh please God let me win this. Huge fan of Bill Yao and his MKII time pieces. I own the Blackwater and Sea Fighter and love them both. Would love to add the Nassau to my collection.

    Thanks Worn&Wound for the opportunity.

  91. Lovely piece of watch. I’d be happy wearing it for this summer’s camp and surf adventures. The winner will be stoked I’m sure. Best, ΓΈld abe

  92. W&W,

    It’s been great to watch y’all change from a small blog into the primary source of information and reviews of accessible watches on the internet. I’d love to win the watch, thanks!


  93. Another piece from Bill Yao that bring homage to the next level.
    His dedication, sweat and toil to present us such a nice watch.

    Thank you for the opportunity to add the 4th MKii into my collection.


  94. Great review on another stunning MKII piece! The course of a great design is truly timeless. Love what the microbrand industry is doing, especially MKII.

  95. I can only echo what everyone else has said: a beautiful watch and a great review. Stunning pictures as well.

    I would love to see this and a Kingston side-by-side in real life. Both are amazing executions of a timeless design.

  96. Dig the red marker on the bezel and reasonable size! Thanks to MKII and W&W for the opportunity to win such a great watch. Also, my favorite part of the site is your photography.

  97. I scrolled through over 500 comments to get my chance to win this watch. Isn’t that praise enough?

    Four for you, MkII. You go, MkII.

  98. Beautiful Sub Mk II!
    Love the modern twists like the bigger dial and blue lume, together with the old-school feel of the thinner clasp!

  99. MKII makes beautiful tool watches for the watch enthusiast. I really like the vintage rivet style bracelet on this piece. Nice job Bill.

  100. Wow…. I thought I was straight out of luck and I was going to miss out on this watch. I had this on my wishlist when it was announced, and I was on their email list. Then when orders were being taken I was informed that I was losing my job so I couldn’t justify spending the money. My saving grace was that I was able to audition with another group at my company and luckily I got a gig with the new group that I love.

    Unluckily for me, is that by the time I had the certainty of a secure job, new orders were stopped being taken. So I missed my opportunity to get this wonderful watch, which I was hoping to be my “promotion watch” before the job turmoil.

    I’m hoping that I can win it, especially since the day after the entry period ends is my birthday. This would make me extremely happy. (Cheesy moment here) Something to remember the hard work I had to do get a new gig when it was extremely unlikely that I would get a gig with the new group because the proposed hire was at the exact end of their busy season.

    Sorry for the pity story.

    1. Don’t worry, “I would cherish this watch,” the Nassau isn’t a closed edition. There will be more Nassaus, perhaps in a date version. πŸ˜‰

  101. Bill Yao of MKII consistently puts out the very best he can do. The Nassau is a prime example of that.

    Great watch, and thank you for the chance W&W

  102. A really beautifully designed watch, with both practicality and budget in mind! Puts a whole new twist to the submariner look!

  103. I’m in the very early stages of watch addiction… And Worn&Wound has become my daily fix.

    Would love to make this my first diver watch!

  104. sure is wonderfull watch! closest to Bond you can get, all you have to do is to put it on bond nato, slip into smoking and order martini, sjhaken, not stirred. And wait for the beautifull spy to come along…

  105. I’m a huge fan of diving watches and especially such beautifuly made ones.
    Craftsmanship from Switzerland and the US combined, must be great. Hope I win it!

  106. Looking for a Dive Watch to add to my collection and this fits the bill nicely.
    Just got and NYC NATO from W&W and I can’t say enough how great it looks on my Hamilton

  107. Love the fact that besides being a tribute, it still maintains some character of its own. Good job from MKII, as is often the case.

  108. Ineffably well executed review of a beautiful timepiece. The refined attention to detail is a perfect companion to any watch collection no matter how fledgling to the obsession.
    I would easily offer my cat for such a timeless timepiece (no pun intended)

  109. Loving the strap on this one, really nice detailing with the petruding pins and plates. The bezel w the red pop sets it off for me, V nice homage Bill!

  110. Thanks for the great site and chance to win this sweet watch. I love the taste and aesthetic you are bringing to the broader watch conversation.

  111. A very thorough and considered Nassau review. Thanks.

    The Kingston is a respectful and superbly executed homage to the ‘Bond’ 6538 but I am beginning to feel that I like the Nassau more.

    If Bill Yao ever proposes a ‘Live and Let Die’ watch homage, I’ll certainly be voting for the Submariner again over the Pulsar Bond is wearing at the start of the movie… (BOND WATCH FACT: When Bond looks at his Pulsar it reads “5:48”. When we get a close up of his new Rolex 4 minutes later, the time reads “5:52”. Big respect to Continuity and in particular to the Editor).

  112. The MKII Nassau is an excellent watch that would be a very nice addition to my collection. Thanks to MKII and W&W for the giveaway.

  113. The double domed sapphire crystal looks absolutely amazing on any dive watch, and a great lume like BG W9 is awesome, the combination of both in this watch makes it completely irresistible.

  114. Wow, I can’t believe this watch is on the giveaway. Worn&wound, you guys are damn cool for giving someone the opportunity to win this watch.

  115. Another amazing giveaway from Worn & Wound. Thanks for the opportunity to win – or at least believe that I might have a chance πŸ™‚

  116. Always fancied the Kingston however cost wise the Nassau makes far more sense as a daily wearer…for me at least.

  117. Thanks for the review, and the opportunity to maybe win the Nassau. It’s another classically-inspired achievement from MKII Watches and Bill Yao!

  118. I’ve never owned a MKII but some (online) friends of mine speak very highly of them. I can certainly see why!

  119. Great review. In my opinion Nassau is almost as good as Kingston which is the brightest star in my collection.

  120. The review for this watch was my first time on the site. It was a great read and I had fun looking through the other reviews.

    Regarding MK II it has been really interesting watching the brand evolve to where it is today. Congratulations to Bill.



  121. Certainly a good looking watch with reputed ETA movement. Also, love the looks and spark of sterling silver delivered by rhodium plating.

  122. A beautiful and classic piece with a touch of my kind of perfect – RED!! After adoring my boyfriend’s MKIIs (and wearing them whenever I get the chance), it would be amazing to finally have my own. This one is exactly what my modest watch collection needs so fingers crossed! Thanks for the opportunity!

  123. So gracious of you guys to have a giveaway of such a wonderful timepiece.

    If you pick me, I’ll call my first child “Wornandwound”! Well, just joking. But still, please pick me! πŸ™‚

  124. Such a beautiful watch! I have been longing for an MKII for quite a while now. But with a new born baby it looks like this may be my only chance to get one (cue the violins)

    If you guys do decide to choose the winner on meritoriousness, I hope you could consider my story…

    On St. Patrick’s Day 2013 I stumbled upon a beautiful MKII LRRP for a better than awesome price. It was only when I took the watch home and started to research more info on the watch that I realized that it was a one of a kind, custom made LRRP; and it was stolen!!!

    Long story short, I contacted Mr. Yao for confirmation and within a few days had the hot watch back in the hands of its rightful owner, Pete.

    It felt good doing the right thing and it was nice to know that I was able to reunite Pete with his favorite watch in his collection…

    But alas here I am… I had it but I let it go…
    And violins play whenever I think of the MKII that I let slip away.
    (cue the emo sunset)

    ** this is a true story, discussion thread on WUS/MKII Official Forum