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Post by Ocean on 2012-09-12, 06:31

Found this brand the other day. They have a different look to them. They remind me of Graham and Urweck works. I haven't seen much on them got to their site and they send you to sale sites. None the less looking at German with Swiss movements from what I have seen. The info is from http://montre24.com/brand/Retrowerk/aboutRetrowerk/ Pics from http://www.watchismo.com/retrowerk-watches.aspx

Retrowerk is German watch company, which designs and manufactures high-quality watches and chronographs based on models of the military time. However, in the creation of the watches are used the latest technology and modern design.
The company Retrowerk watch produces the collections based on the engineering traditions of watches which were used by the German submariners and aviators during the World Wars.
The company's philosophy is in the next characteristics. Watches should be :
- Quality;
- Effective;
- Reliable;
- Strong.
Also watches should have the design which should immediately attract the e Retrowerk watchveryone's attention. The brand Retrowerk makes such kind of watches: exclusive, original, which is impossible not to notice. That's all because the company combines the power of the modern watch production and the traditions of the watchmaking art.
All watches of the Retrowerk brand are numbered.
“Model No R001”: the case is made of stainless steel 316L with special coatings, mineral glass, the strap is made of waterproof leather. The watch is equipped with a compass, which is located at the index “6”. Water-resistant of the watches is up to 200 m, the model is equipped with the automatic movement ETA 2824.
“Model No R005”: the model is made of stainless steel 316L, has sapphire glass treatment, water-resistant is up to 200 meters. The strap is made of waterproof leather. The hands and the time in Retrowerk watchdexes are covered with luminescent material. The model is equipped with the Swiss automatic movement ETA 2824.
“Model No R008”: the watch case is made of stainless steel 316L, the dial covered with a layer of phosphorus, so you can easily determine the time also during the night. The model has mineral glass, the waterproof strap,water-resistant up 200 m. The watches are equipped with the quartz movement ETA 805,111.
Retrowerk watch“Model No R011”: the case of the model is made of stainless steel 316L, mineral glass, water-resistant up to 200 m. The strap is made of waterproof leather, . The hands and the indexes are covered with luminescent material. The movement of the model is Quartz Crystal GP00.
Those people, who are looking for adventures, who live the active life, can easily buy the watches Retrowerk, because they never do a bad turn.



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Re: WBOTD 9/12/12 Retrowerk

Post by AJC on 2012-09-12, 16:49

My opinion? Hideous. But if someone can pull it off, more power to them.

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Re: WBOTD 9/12/12 Retrowerk

Post by mrneddles on 2012-09-12, 17:47

Umm...not for me. I have serious doubts that they are actually crafted in Germany.

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Re: WBOTD 9/12/12 Retrowerk

Post by conjurer on 2012-09-12, 18:03

GHEY!

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Re: WBOTD 9/12/12 Retrowerk

Post by wottime on 2012-09-12, 19:44

Man, if a canteen style screw down crown wasn't enough, one with hydralics has got to be better. I would use that as a boat anchor. 'Bout it.

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Re: WBOTD 9/12/12 Retrowerk

Post by ChronoMATT on 2012-09-26, 10:59



Come on, guys. It's purposely a stylized design, unlike an Invicta Russian Diver that takes itself horologically seriously with a falsified origin.

Based on your avatar, wottime, I would have figured you at a minimum would appreciate the old world, antique Da Vinci mechanical look it's attempting to pull off.

As mentioned on a different forum, I grew up loving Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and this design evokes a nifty Captain Nemo look. I like it for that interest, as an alternative to everything else I own, and that there is no harm in having a little FUN with an otherwise conservative collection.

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wottime wrote:Man, if a canteen style screw down crown wasn't enough, one with hydralics has got to be better. I would use that as a boat anchor. 'Bout it.

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Re: WBOTD 9/12/12 Retrowerk

Post by eddiea on 2012-09-26, 12:18

It looks to me more like, something straight out of the Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome set, disturbing.

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Re: WBOTD 9/12/12 Retrowerk

Post by madhu on 2012-09-26, 15:28

Steampunk FAIL, nothing more.

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Re: WBOTD 9/12/12 Retrowerk

Post by wottime on 2012-09-26, 15:36

ChronoMATT wrote:

Come on, guys. It's purposely a stylized design, unlike an Invicta Russian Diver that takes itself horologically seriously with a falsified origin.

Based on your avatar, wottime, I would have figured you at a minimum would appreciate the old world, antique Da Vinci mechanical look it's attempting to pull off.

As mentioned on a different forum, I grew up loving Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and this design evokes a nifty Captain Nemo look. I like it for that interest, as an alternative to everything else I own, and that there is no harm in having a little FUN with an otherwise conservative collection.

Call me ghey.


wottime wrote:Man, if a canteen style screw down crown wasn't enough, one with hydralics has got to be better. I would use that as a boat anchor. 'Bout it.

Good pick up on the Da Vinci avatar. He was revolutionary. These watches definitely have an industrial look to them. Some of them remind of an old divers helmet. Interesting designs, but not something I would don on my wrist. Practical,no. Conversation piece, definitely.

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