Show off your Microbrand watches !

Discussion of microbrand watches
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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by GGD » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:45 pm

I'll play.....

The Halios is still my Dad's everyday wearer:

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The Zinex Pepsi GMT that I regret flipping:

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This is a keeper, custom Benarus / Fricker 1KM diver:

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Is Resco a microbrand? This Patriot is gone but not forgotten:

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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by watches503 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:27 pm

raf42 wrote:Six micros here, and two pre-ordered (Orange Tornado and a Sea Storm). I find myself leaning towards my "nicer" watches more and more, but still enjoy them as beaters. Most only get a few hours at a time, though occasionally I'll put on one for 24 hrs.

My first micro. Great lume.

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A bit busy, but sapphire bezel and nice lume.

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Probably my favorite micro, though it is a beast. L2L at 51mm makes it wearable. Currently off to get a movement service because it stopped completely (ETA 2824-2 Top).

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I like orange. Really accurate. Fun to put on for outdoor activities.

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No wrist shots of this one, usually wear as a beater for a few hours. Took pic a while ago to show show it really looks nothing like an Aquatimer except for the bezel. Actually pretty fun to wear. "C3" Lume is shit on this one.

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Bought this one because I wanted to try a Tritium watch. Often wear it to bed or put on at night when traveling. Pretty blinding in the middle of the night and easy to quickly pickup the time. Not crazy about the bezel, but for < $250, it actually is pretty fun to wear.

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Oh wow I don't know why I assumed the Tektite was much longer lug to lug. Makes me want it more now. Always wanted one but wasn't sure about wearability.

I just sold that same Poseidon in preparation for the meteorite coming in a few weeks.

I love that you have both the IWC and the Poseidon.

Can't wait to see the Tornados and Sea Storms arrive.


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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by watches503 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:29 pm

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Does Steinhart qualify?
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Wow ! That Pleamar just went to my wish list thanks to you.


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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by watches503 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:32 pm

GGD wrote:I'll play.....

The Halios is still my Dad's everyday wearer:

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The Zinex Pepsi GMT that I regret flipping:

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This is a keeper, custom Benarus / Fricker 1KM diver:

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Is Resco a microbrand? This Patriot is gone but not forgotten:

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:cheers:
That's some pornographic stuff right there with the Pepsi and that one off 1KM. Amazing stuff !


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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by watches503 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:33 pm

Danny_T wrote:I'm gonna like this sub-forum :)

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And the case is something I just got. Custom insert and a superb price. That's for another thread

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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by raf42 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:03 am

watches503 wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:27 pm

Oh wow I don't know why I assumed the Tektite was much longer lug to lug. Makes me want it more now. Always wanted one but wasn't sure about wearability.

I just sold that same Poseidon in preparation for the meteorite coming in a few weeks.

I love that you have both the IWC and the Poseidon.

Can't wait to see the Tornados and Sea Storms arrive.
The Tektite is very well executed, though at 45mm it's certainly at my limit. It's also 17.9mm thick, though maybe 3mm is the top of the crystal and ring that surrounds it. It wears very well for the specs and sites down nicely.

If the 43mm Poseidon had a 50mm L2L (the original spec) instead of 52mm, it would have been a lot better and more balanced IMHO. The Aquatimer is 44mm and has a 50mm L2L (lots of watches have < 52mm L2L @43mm or greater - e.g. my PO GMT has 49mm L2L and is 43.5mm). The "stated" reason, IIRC, for the longer lugs was was to support more straps, but I think that ruined it for a lot of people and would have been a whole lot better at the originally advertised spec.

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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by watches503 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:29 am

raf42 wrote:
watches503 wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:27 pm

Oh wow I don't know why I assumed the Tektite was much longer lug to lug. Makes me want it more now. Always wanted one but wasn't sure about wearability.

I just sold that same Poseidon in preparation for the meteorite coming in a few weeks.

I love that you have both the IWC and the Poseidon.

Can't wait to see the Tornados and Sea Storms arrive.
The Tektite is very well executed, though at 45mm it's certainly at my limit. It's also 17.9mm thick, though maybe 3mm is the top of the crystal and ring that surrounds it. It wears very well for the specs and sites down nicely.

If the 43mm Poseidon had a 50mm L2L (the original spec) instead of 52mm, it would have been a lot better and more balanced IMHO. The Aquatimer is 44mm and has a 50mm L2L (lots of watches have < 52mm L2L @43mm or greater - e.g. my PO GMT has 49mm L2L and is 43.5mm). The "stated" reason, IIRC, for the longer lugs was was to support more straps, but I think that ruined it for a lot of people and would have been a whole lot better at the originally advertised spec.
I feel you there. Yeah he has some 50mm lug to lug Poseidon prototypes. I remember Danny T saying something along the lines of it's a pain to play with straps on his Aquatimer auto chrono.


You'd probably like this one. I just got it 3 days ago and I'm loving it.

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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by ezcheese » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:33 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:08 pm

Zelos Hammerhead pre-ordered.

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Interesting :think:
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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by Danny_T » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm

^wearing my Zelos as we speak. It's a great watch.

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Post by rafy11 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:19 pm

Some more H2O brother Danny ;) Using Canadian "Nanuk" box :) LoL

- 5 Orca
- 5 Kalmar 2
- 5 Kalmar 1

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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by rafy11 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:30 pm

watches503 wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:03 pm
I'm a huge Microbrand fan so let's do this.

First of all, I'd like to start sharing my Holy Grail that I NEED one day but they've gone up from $750 brand new to over $1,200 lately.

Let's see what you own or have owned.

Share the love !

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Amazing collection :cheers:

I very liked the below one. Which brand / model is that?

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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by watches503 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:26 am

rafy11 wrote:
watches503 wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:03 pm
I'm a huge Microbrand fan so let's do this.

First of all, I'd like to start sharing my Holy Grail that I NEED one day but they've gone up from $750 brand new to over $1,200 lately.

Let's see what you own or have owned.

Share the love !

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Amazing collection :cheers:

I very liked the below one. Which brand / model is that?

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Thanks a lot !

That's a Luxmento Watch Company Naylamp 300. Quartz powered blasted pvd finish.


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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by andrema » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:22 am

watches503 wrote:
rafy11 wrote:
watches503 wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:03 pm
I'm a huge Microbrand fan so let's do this.

First of all, I'd like to start sharing my Holy Grail that I NEED one day but they've gone up from $750 brand new to over $1,200 lately.

Let's see what you own or have owned.

Share the love !

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Amazing collection :cheers:

I very liked the below one. Which brand / model is that?

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Thanks a lot !

That's a Luxmento Watch Company Naylamp 300. Quartz powered blasted pvd finish.


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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by mikeylacroix » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:21 am

andrema wrote:
watches503 wrote:
rafy11 wrote:
watches503 wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:03 pm
I'm a huge Microbrand fan so let's do this.

First of all, I'd like to start sharing my Holy Grail that I NEED one day but they've gone up from $750 brand new to over $1,200 lately.

Let's see what you own or have owned.

Share the love !

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Amazing collection :cheers:

I very liked the below one. Which brand / model is that?

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Thanks a lot !

That's a Luxmento Watch Company Naylamp 300. Quartz powered blasted pvd finish.


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Looks familiar... Does it ring a bell too mark?

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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by rafy11 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:41 pm

watches503 wrote:
rafy11 wrote:
watches503 wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:03 pm
I'm a huge Microbrand fan so let's do this.

First of all, I'd like to start sharing my Holy Grail that I NEED one day but they've gone up from $750 brand new to over $1,200 lately.

Let's see what you own or have owned.

Share the love !

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Amazing collection :cheers:

I very liked the below one. Which brand / model is that?

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Thanks a lot !

That's a Luxmento Watch Company Naylamp 300. Quartz powered blasted pvd finish.


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Thanks a lot for your reply, I will have a look at this brand Image

I very like the grey canvas strap you added too, matching nicely the blasted case, well done Image


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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by tattoo chef » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:53 pm

^^ unfortunately the brand is no more, and the website no longer exists, so look on the secondary market like WatchRecon.


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Post by rafy11 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:53 pm

OK thanks the info ;)

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Post by T. Wong » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:54 am

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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

Post by watches503 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:09 am

Just got this one back after selling it 2 years or so ago.

I might hold on to it until I pull the trigger on a Searambler 1500 one day
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It's on Zixen mesh now
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Re: Show off your Microbrand watches !

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Just got this one back after selling it 2 years or so ago.

I might hold on to it until I pull the trigger on a Searambler 1500 one day
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It's on Zixen mesh now
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Post by MtnMdc » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:23 am

Manchester Watch Works. Tatoskok and No. 4 diver.ImageImage

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Post by Jeep99dad » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:25 am

watches503 wrote:Just got this one back after selling it 2 years or so ago.

I might hold on to it until I pull the trigger on a Searambler 1500 one day
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It's on Zixen mesh now
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I had that one too and it’s one Zixen Id love to wear agajn
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Post by Jeep99dad » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:26 am

Gruppo Gamma Bronze Peacemaker
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Post by MtnMdc » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:03 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
watches503 wrote:Just got this one back after selling it 2 years or so ago.

I might hold on to it until I pull the trigger on a Searambler 1500 one day
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It's on Zixen mesh now
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I had that one too and it’s one Zixen Id love to wear agajn
That is a great looking watch

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Post by ash.bez » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:10 am

Here’s my full list all acquired over the last 12 months. I think I’ve caught the bug!

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And one more on order.
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