MHD has released its second Daily Driver chrono model and it’s a super cool retro watch, which taps into the 1970s endurance racing, rallying and the glory days of motorcycle GP. Lovely twin sub dials, interesting knurled details on the pushers and crown, plus that unusual case edging. Liking the Paddy Hopkirk style strap too.
All adds up to something different and finishing touches like a sapphire crystal add value.
Inside the watch there is the trusty Seiko VK64 meca quartz, so reliability is pretty much guaranteed.
Here’s the word from MHD
“Powered by a Seiko VK64 Hybrid Meca-Quartz chronograph movement, the Daily Driver has the best of both worlds, with the accuracy and stability of a quartz movement for everyday timekeeping, and a mechanical movement for the 60-min chronograph.40mm in diameter, 47mm lug to lug, the Daily Driver has a lightweight but strong four-piece stainless steel case thats ( diamond like carbon) DLC coated. The super hard case finish is faired with a legible in all conditions dial, thanks to super luminova on the lower dial and bezel. Priced at £395 RRP.”
Verdict; Strong competition for MHD from other Indie brands like Viqueria, LIV, Marchand, Undone, Duckworth Prestex, Hoffman, Geckota and Boldr, to name but a few. You can find them in our Indie page listing by the way.
Then there are quartz mainstream watches like the Accurist Racing, entry level Tissot PR/XL series, AVI-8, Timex Pan-Am, Rotary 1977 Vintage Chrono etc.
In short, if you love indie watchmaking support small scale producers like MHD because you love its unique take on the concept.