NZ based Indie band Draken are launching a new Benguela dive model on the Kickstarter platform, and the specs look very good for a tool watch.
Dive rating is 500m, sapphire crystal, 316 steel case, 43mm. There’s a 120 click unidirectional bezel too, plus plenty of lume in the right places. Three colour options, lovely deep blue, a freshly mown lawn green and trad black.
Yep, helium escape valve too. It’s a proper watch.
There is a Seiko automatic movement inside, which is great for reliability as the NH35 is in many an Indie watch. Also keeps the price down, so it retails at just under £300 for the early bird buyers. Delivery expected next April – fully funded at 44K already.
We love watches like this all day long; tough, well designed, useful for decades with some TLC and all for the same price as some blingy designer label quartz from H Samuel. You can’t go wrong.