CLOSED: Melbourne Watch Co Flinders Giveaway!

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It’s been far too long since our last giveaway, so we’re very excited to announce that we teamed up with our friends over at Melbourne Watch Co. to giveaway one of their Flinders watches! The Flinders is an elegant and refined business casual watch with style to spare. We were pleasantly surprised by the level of finishing achieved on both the case and dial, and sure you’ll be more than happy if you win it! To be in the running, see the rules below and GOOD LUCK!!!

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To be in the running for the Melbourne Watch Co.’s Flinders, 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 24th, 2014 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 24th 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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728 thoughts on “CLOSED: Melbourne Watch Co Flinders Giveaway!”

  1. Wornandwound is easily the best website for affordable watches. Great looking website which provides in-depth reviews. Unlike other websites which focus mainly on incredibly expensive watches. It’s not that I don’t appreciate these expensive watches. It’s just so hard to find a website that provide articles and reviews about micro yet great brands. This is not a comment which is subjected to win the watch. This is truly a compliment for my favourite awesome website. (Well, if I win the watch I would be happy to accept it :p)

  2. I found the review by Wornandwound on this Flinders to be the best on on the net. It is a minimal, beauty of a watch. That is why Wornandwound has become the first watch review forum I turn to, for honest, detailed and accurate watch information.

    Kind, watchful Regards,

    Dave Franklin

  3. Simply a fantastic home grown watch. It’s about “time” that Australia develops a local micro industry, showing once again, that we have the design skills to produce a stylish, affordable option to some over priced European stuff.

    Congrats to MWC.

  4. Beautiful looking watch! Been looking for a classy dress watch to add to my collection. I would love to win this watch!

  5. Been loving this watch from the start, Melbourne have done a marvellous job. Would love one for my collection but alas can’t afford any indulgences since I lost my job ! Btw just love W&W it’s my daily addiction and has certainly made a big impact in my watch collections – keep up the great reviews

    Slainte from Ireland

  6. I lived in Melbourne for just 1 year earlier.

    It was really happy time to me.

    I’m afraid I didn’t know this brand at that time!!

    I miss Meloburne

  7. Recently I found myself searching for an elegant 40 mm watch. Probably this giveaway will relieve my anguish.
    Great looking watch btw.

  8. Loving the most lbourne. Clean and elegant, without flash but finely finished.

    Sure would be nice to own one as well.


  9. that is nice detail on the face of the Flinders.. Tiny numerals almost blend into the black line markers.

  10. I am lacking a classic white dial and it would be preferable to not have to pay for one given my current spending habits on black face divers, largely due to the reviews on wornandwound. I trust that wornandwound appreciate the predicament I find myself in as a consequence of their actions. I look forward to Australian Eastern standards time permantly on my wrist over here in Perth WA (get it).
    Future owner of not 4 but 5 watches

  11. This watch to me exemplifies so much that is “right” about the, what I call, “boutique” watch world. That Melbourne Watch can produce such an attractive watch at such a terrific price is almost incomprehensible. When I look at some of the watches from the “hoity-toity” watch companies, they seem so fussy and in many cases just downright ugly ! I love the simplicity of the Flinders, it just looks right. Thanks for bringing it to my attention – I will definitely look more closing at the watch and the company.

  12. Proud to see an Aussie watch company getting great press around the world. Amazing first effort from the Melbourne Watch co, which is based 10 minutes away from me in suburban Melbourne.

    Congrats guys.

  13. It has been a while since a I have owned a white dial festooned timepiece, which was immediately drew me to the Flinders. The 40mm size and that “M” adorned seconds hand would find me very happy to win this! Thank you for the chance again, Worn and Wound!

  14. A lovely looking watch.
    Would look great with a smart pair of chinos and a pair of brown desert boots… Oh! I have these… let’s hope i win a watch to complete the ensemble πŸ™‚
    Thanks for a great site

  15. Only recently obsessive about watches (a couple of years now), and this is one of my regular sites, love the reviews – and as a man of limited means – hopefully not for long, love the fact you can ‘at a glance’ see what’s affordable for you on the reviews home page.

    Beautiful looking watch with a solid movement, very impressed. Melbourne Watch Co definitely one to look out for, love some of their other models too having been inspired to look them up.

  16. Classy watch in a classy site πŸ™‚ cheers for having contests like this to get our hearts thumping!

  17. Suj was recently kind enough to lend me both of the Flinders’ for a local GTG. I’m not a dress watch person in general but this is one that I could use in my collection. I can say from experience that these are very well made watches and I’d highly recommend them.

  18. Great looking dial and another vote for yhe seconds hand – by the way, I love youre instagram account. It provudes a great view of the watches in a natutal setting and not just as display pieces.


  19. Great website – real attention to detail and thorough reviews of watches to make me drool, including the Flinders.

    Fingers crossed!


  20. I’m a fan! I’m not sure if i’m just noticing it now or not, but there seems to be a renaissance going on in the $400-$1000 price range these days. Lots of compelling design options popping up. Keep up the wonderful reviews, and thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Great website and a great watch. You guys keep me informed and I love the videos. Thanks and keep up the amazing work!

  22. I love the classy white dial. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaways, both W&W as well as Melbourne Watch Co.

  23. That’s such a classic piece! I would really really love to win this, it would be a great gift for the my special one!

  24. I don’t want this to be an entry because I already own this watch. I just wanted to say to the eventual winner that you’re going to love it! Great quality; great look; all around an outstanding timepiece!

  25. Hi There!

    Melbourne Watches are such beautiful timepieces! I love them!

    Big thumbs up for your website as well. I just bought my Seiko SNK 803K2 following one of your review.
    Not so easy to find a quality website for affordable watches, and I truly think I just did.

    Greets from Belgium!

  26. awesome watch! wornandwound one of the best watch blog and it has actually helped me in deciding my last few watch collections. i love that flinders watch good job melbournians

  27. Very clean, no frills dial is great. I can see a ton of straps that would look great on this watch. Would love to win it!!

  28. Thanks for all the give aways & an informational & interesting blog.
    Keep it’re doing a great blog.

  29. I like how the 3 dial zones match the lengths of the hands and the things they point to, it makes for significantly better comunication. And I like the use of the 3rd dimension for it.

  30. What a beautiful and classy watch! Thanks W&W for the opportunity, and thanks for your reviews always interesting and with great pictures! Good luck to everyone!

    Roberto from Italy

  31. What a great looking watch, especially at that price point. I’m a fan of the textured dial and minimalist markers.

  32. This would make a beautiful “wear with suit” dress watch. Classic styling with a polished presentation… love it!

  33. I was lucky enough to see one in person at a watch-nerd meet-up and it is an outstanding piece. I’m very proud to see a great emerging watch brand from my corner of the world!

  34. Thanks for the opportunity. I like what I see from Melbourne right now. I was just considering buying the Hawthorn a couple days ago.

  35. From a student/budding watch enthusiast it’s always great to see your posts of amazing yet affordable watches (like this one)! Especially love your coverage of Nomos and looking forward to growing a fun collection of watches!

  36. Beautiful watch. I’ve been lusting after one of these for awhile now.

    Always enjoy worn and wound’s content. Keep up the great work.

  37. I have been following W&W for sometime now, and the Flinders in particular is one timepiece which I have had my eye on. I was hoping to scrounge up enough cash to pick it up myself, but this giveaway just made my day! Thanks W&W.

  38. Ahhh the Flinders in it’s awesomeness. Brings back memories of not so long ago when I spent countless nights trying to decide between this and the Gavox Legacy Navy. I see now it’s come back to haunt me (banging head on desk).

  39. Thanks for the opportunity. Love the hands, and the dial. Looks light enough to forget about it but heavy enough to feel it doing the part. Regards,

  40. An interesting watch from Australia, about time some of the Ozzies started making timepieces. It looks quite nice and dressy, would look forward to hopefully winning this and giving this brand a go. I love micro brands and that is why wornandwound is such an interesting site. It is also because of you guys my wife gives me a hard time for buying watches all the time! While my children’s education money is at stake, I thank you nonetheless for great reviews and photos. Cheers.

  41. I was already appreciative of such a sharp watch at such a low price, but this is an even better alternative. Thanks for the opportunity guys!

  42. Finally came to a decision after being torn between the Flinders and Gavox Legacy; FLINDERS WINS!

    What a gorg watch.

  43. I discovered your website not to long ago and really love it. Hoping to get an Orient Bambino soon and this Melbourne one would go along nicely with my others current watches to.

  44. I would actually give this watch to my dad if I won this watch. If not, he gets a suuuuuper lame Orient Bambino. :p

  45. Props to MWC for sponsoring the flinders and W&W for this giveaway,what a classy looking watch,would love to have it on my wrist!

  46. Great to see an Australian watch company making such great looking timepieces. The Flinders is, in my opinion, very stylish, classic watch. I really like the case, white dial and also the detailed second hand. The Hawthorn by the same company also looks like a great watch.
    I’ll be buying myself a white Flinders for my university graduation present in a 8 weeks (if I’m not lucky enough to win).

  47. I like the guilloched patterning in the centre. I think I would prefer the black model if the date colour wheel was the same.

    I wish more brands would release watches in the 40mm size.

  48. I’ve been following the Melbourne Watch Co. for the past few months and have liked what I’ve seen! I need a good looking dressy watch to add to my collection and the Flinders is high on my list. Now, if I could only win one……………..

  49. Great looking watch from a local startup that I’ve been following closely, I’d be proud to wear Melbourne on my wrist!

  50. The textured dial and signed seconds hand look awesome. So awesome that I think this one should be in my personal collection! πŸ™‚

  51. These giveaways are bonus, but honestly, the writing on this site keeps me coming back again and again. Keep up the good work, fellas!

  52. Thank you WornAndWound for continuing to stand at the crossroad of emerging brands & classic styles… and for sharing everything you find there!

  53. A beautiful watch which I have been closely admiring since it’s release, plus it’s named after the station I frequent daily!

    I’m so proud (for want of a better word) that Oz is firmly back in the watch game and that W&W have acknowledged this.

  54. I’ve been considering this watch for some time. It looks great in photos. It’s reasonably versatile. Even if it isn’t quite all that reviewers have said, it still represents a “value proposition” (wink, wink).

  55. Nice looking watch. The design may be simple, but the subtle nuance of the dial make it stand out.

  56. Thank you Worn&Wound and Melbourne Watch Co for this excellent opportunity. It is awesome, and inspiring, to see how they have successfully developed into a new, creative, successful, and quality micro-brand with excellent promise to join the ranks of mainstream quality and affordable luxury timepieces. I look forward to seeing where Melbourne Watch Co will advance to in the near future. And, as I have commented before, Worn&Wound please keep writing those affordable vintage articles- truly my favorite thing about this website.

  57. I do love that Melbourne! Been looking for something stylish like that for a while. I like that it’s very simple and classic but has an interesting touch with the seconds hand.

    Let me win!

  58. Having lived in Melbourne for most of my life I just love the city. Having never seen this watch before I just love it as it brings back so many memories. This model called Flinders I assume represents Flinders Street train station. An iconic building – elegant and timeless design in a very similar vain to the watch! Having spent many years travelling to and from this station the one thing needed was a good watch as the trains never ran on time!

  59. I was pleasantly surprised by the finish on this when I first saw the review, would make a nice addition to my work attire.

  60. Over the last three years, almost every week or two I took the train from the eastern suburbs to Flinders St station and then change to Melbourne Central. It’s a routine since I have to consult the progress of my work with my research supervisor whose office is in Melbourne CBD. Since I will be leaving OZ for good in the next couple of months, this watch will be a perfect memento for my happy times in Melbourne. Also, look at that beautiful second hand, which match my initial – M.

  61. What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back?
    A stick.

    – Thought I’d throw in some Aussie humour for everyone. Thanks W&W for even making this possible!

  62. I got married yesterday, and I was wearing a new Oris Hand Winder. Why do I need a free watch if I can afford one of these? The Oris is to become my special occasion watch that will be handed down to my son when I go. Family heirlooms have to start somewhere don’t they?

    I don’t have a day to day automatic, and this watch will do just the job, and make a brilliant wedding present.

    I’ve only recently found the site after googling reviews for my wedding watch but WornandWound has introduced me to so many fantastic watch brands that I never knew existed.

    In time I’d love to buy a Stowa Antea KS and a Zeppelin LZ129 but the Flinders would do just nicely. I’m a sucker for a brown watch strap.

    Thanks to all ay W&W!!!!

  63. Great to see an Aussie company producing such a quality piece.
    A fantastic looking watch getting the balance between class and esthetic spot on, not too simple but not overdone either, well done.

  64. The dial is well proportioned with an appealing texture. The second hand is unique and I think this watch has a relaxing quality to it.

  65. This is a very stylish watch that would look well in nearly any situation. I hope I win it! Good luck everyone!

  66. Awesome watch. Worth a shot! Huge fan of the site since getting into watches with my first automatic recently, an Orient.

  67. I have only recently found out about Melbourne watch company. Of course, wornandwound along with watch forums helped me a lot in knowing more about this company, especially the Flinders model. I have to say, the styling didn’t immediately appeal to me but over time it certainly grows upon me. Now I really do hope I win it! πŸ™‚ Good luck everyone.

  68. Wouah, beautiful watch.

    I’ve planed a trip in Australia next summer.

    I would be happy to rock this watch in a big VXR8 ! πŸ™‚

  69. Lovely watch. Subtle, refined style. I disembark at Flinders St station every day for work; good to see Aussies making world class watches.

  70. W&W has done some nice coverage on this watch. Seems fitting to have it in a giveaway for readers.

  71. Simple, elegant design with a level of differentiation in the vertical lines and the unique second-hand. Would love to win.

  72. As already pointed out in the original review: lovely watch which would be a great addition to the collection. If not by winning it here, I may need to consider actually purchasing it πŸ™‚

  73. Love this watch. Love the new one thats coming out with day date too. Great example of a well done microbrand. Also love the bit of detail using the M for the second hand counterweight

  74. Love seeing a great looking watch from Melbourne! Nothing that refined and classic ever came out of Sydney!

  75. I LOVE the Flinders and I’m not just saying that because of the giveaway. It is a beautiful watch that does all the right things. Simple, elegantly appointed and professional: Melbourne certainly got it right!

  76. The first two MWC watches (this and the Hawthorn) are already so nice and very successful, Sujain has done a really great job with them both. I’ve pre-ordered the Hawthorn, and I would love to win this one!

  77. I just had to cancel my kickstarter pledge for the Hawthorn because of a car repair, so it would be great to add this in it’s place. (Plus I’m still saving up for the Portsea).

  78. The Flinders is a very attractive watch and I have been keeping an eye on the MWC for a while now. Reports have been very positive and they already have another watch in production and yet another in the design stage. A very progressive company. I will certainly own a MWC timepiece in the future…

  79. What a great looking dress watch! Love the size and attention to detail. Also love your reviews, look forward to them every day don’t change anything. Thanks!

  80. Good thing I thought to visit W&W today. I’ve missed a few W&W giveaways, but this watch is especially appealing.

  81. Melbourne Watch Company are putting out some awesome watches with excellent specs for reasonable prices. The Flinders is a very handsome watch indeed.

  82. Like the styling on these, pretty unique design and definitely on my radar for micro’s putting out very nice watches for the price point.

  83. I’m really liking the recent upswell of quality microbrands. MWC, L&H, Aevig, Halios… All are pushing the boundaries of reasonably priced watches that offer great value.

    Been keeping a very close eye on Suj’s (owner of MWC) company, mainly over on WUS. So far, all the designs he’s been pushing out have been quite cool in the dressy-end of the spectrum. And their next model – Portsea – will (imo) knock the socks off of many unsuspecting competitors.

  84. Got home to Melbourne this afternoon after a lovely couple of days in Flinders. Bit cold and windy but great to get out of town.

    Good to see a lmicrobrand starting up down the road from Hawthorn.

  85. Exciting to see an Aussie brand getting it’s legs – and what a hit out with the first entry! I can see a discussion about home fiscal management with my wife on the horizon!

  86. A beautiful 3-hand classic style automatic. I like everything I read from W&W about Melbourne Watch Co. I wish them all the success. The finish on the Flinders case is exquisite, the attention to detail on the dial magnificent. The M initial on the sweep seconds really nice indicator. This watch will go well from the boardroom to the beach.

  87. Worn and Wound is my “go to” site for watch reviews. Actually review watches that the average person might aspire to own. Not those which have pricetags similar your average family vehicle. The Flinders being a perfect example. Affordable and classic styling to my eye.

  88. Very nice watch. First watch I’ve seen from this company and it has perked my interest for sure. I’d be honored to wear this if I should win it. Thanks for the gracious giveaway!

  89. Flinders is pretty awesome! If not this one, then maybe the Portsea. Great things from the Melbourne Watch Company!

  90. I’m a longtime visitor, although I don’t normally post, how could I resist being in with a chance to own this lovely beauty. Loving the site – keep it up!

  91. My grandfather was born in Sydney and gave me a beautiful J Ferron-Price, while my son now has that I’d love to get another Australian Watch, lovely piece fellas.

  92. It’s a nice watch, I wish the best of luck to these guys from Melbourne and I hope to see their next model soon!

  93. Great watch and pleasing to see this little Aussie gem featuring on W&W! Thanks for promoting the boutique watch making industry in oz! Keep up the good work W&W.

  94. It’s great to see another W&W giveaway. There’s plenty of eye candy to drool over in the WUS Flinders thread. Definitely one fantastically classy design.

  95. I’m a young collector and this would be a great way to start my automatic watch collection. Thank you w&w

  96. Thank you W&W for regularly feeding my watch addiction and thank you to MWC for this elegant automatic. This would be the perfect watch to break me out my habit of picking up mil-style watches.

  97. It really is a great looking watch. So good to see another microbrand doing so well and producing interesting designs.

  98. While the honest point of this comment is to enter in the drawing and others have pointed out every noticeable detail on the watch, I should simply like to point out that this piece would look stellar with Suitsupply’s Brown Havana (more of a cream).

  99. I was introduced to the world of fine watches only just a few weeks ago, and am excited about building a lovely collection for myself. It would be fitting that I could make a positive start to my collection with this incredible piece from Melbourne Watch Co. A beauty that deserves to be looked after for years to come. πŸ™‚

  100. Would love to add this watch to my small collection. It would be a perfect fit as it would go great with my suits for work or with a more casual look on the weekend. Crossing my fingers!

  101. Wow. I’m really glad I found this website. Thanks to Huckberry for the shout out and directing me to this place. Here’s to new found awesomeness!!!

  102. Really love the watch and would love to get a hand on! Other than that I have to thank for loads of amazing reviews, directly responsible for two of my latest watch buys!

  103. A truly beautiful, classy timepiece from a young watch company that is turning lots of heads! Thank you for this opportunity, Worn & Wound!

  104. A great looking watch, and a more affordable alternative to Hamilton Navy Pioneer that’s been in my sights for a while.

  105. Beautiful simplicity in this piece. I’ve been watching since they first started, nice to see these watches get some much deserved attention.

  106. I’ve been very intrigued with what the microbrands are bringing to the table as of late, and have been particularly impressed with the Melbourne Watch Company’s designs (especially their upcoming Portsea)! And kudos to Worn & Wound for yet another stellar review!

  107. I am a new watch enthusiast (Only 2 years), Since I am located in Israel most of the information I am getting comes from the net as we do not have much appreciation to wristwatches.

    I just recently came across Worn&Wound and I have to say that it is definitely meeting all of my expectations.

    I love the articles and the reviews and I enjoy reading them.
    Keep up the good work.

    As for the Melbourne Brand, I never saw one in person, but it looks really good, I like the clean design the attentions to the details, the textured dial is my favorite feature about this model.
    I would be happy to add this one to my collection.

  108. Thanks for this W&W! Love the look of the dial, and the hands! They remind me so much of the classic King Seiko.

  109. Very clean, classic design. I love the stepped dial and the interesting markers. Thank you W&W for another great giveaway opportunity.

  110. I live in Melbourne. It is great to see a watch company that is born and bred here. The watch design suits Melbourne to a T. Also, this model is well named, as Flinders St Station is an Icon of Melbourne.