Popular “budget” brand, Techné looks to have another winner on their hands with the recently released Merlin Collection. The military inspired pieces – reminiscent of airplane cockpit instrumentation and early mil watches – are available in a time (with seconds) only or a multi-function version.
In January, Zach brought you his review of the Sparrowhawk by Techné Instruments, a unique and excellently designed chronograph featuring the rarely seen Seiko VK63 Meca-Quartz movement. As the Sparrowhawk managed to hit such high marks at a very reasonable price point, we are excited to have a chance to review another Techné creation, the GosHawk.
The Techné Sparrowhawk II stands out in the inexpensive chronograph market. It is a well-executed aviator with sharp styling, great build quality and the added perk of an interesting movement at its heart. At $269 one does not usually expect something unique, but Techné manages to pull it off. The aviator market is fairly saturated, with offerings from brands across the price spectrum, from Timex to Steinhart to Bell & Ross.
*Check out our full review of the Techne Sparrowhawk II here.
The Techné Sparrowhawk II is a watch that we’ve had on our radar for sometime, starting when the brand showed an early video of the watch’s unique meca-quartz movement in action. A movement that combines quartz based time with a mechanical chronograph.