One of my pet peeves with Kickstarter watches is the endless sameness. How many three-handed watches can the world support? Will not the world’s watchboxes be crushed under the weight of another Miyota movement? That’s why the Dandyline by MAKELØS is pretty OK.

The Dandyline features a domed crystal over what amounts to a quasi-perpetual calendar face. Obviously this thing won’t account for leap years or chime on the Feast of Saint Sebastian, it’s a pretty clever little addition to the canon of “luxury watches at a non-luxury price.”

From the site:

MAKELØS was born in 2015 with the idea to design unique fashion watches for individuals. After a successful year and massiv growing of MAKELØS we came to the point, that there is a gap in the market for luxury watches. We thought there should be a luxury watch for men who are looking for the little extra without paying a rip-off-price. The idea of the “Dandyline” was born. After a year of designing and planning the models, we teamed up with the best suppliers for every component to build a long lasting and high quality watch. With our „direct to customer“ strategy we are able to provide the watches for less than the market value. We belief in this project thats why we pre-produced 150 individual numbered pieces including a high quality watch box coming with certificate and manual.

The pieces cost about $319 each and run a Miyota 9122 movement. The case size is 40mm and each comes with a leather strap.

The watches are ready to ship in January, just in time for the coming thaw.


By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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