Sunday, August 23, 2009

Welder Watches

I have read about the watches but never thought I would actually see them. I did in Macau. I find these watches very raw and industrial in design and look. The dial is the talking point as it is layered thus giving a 3-D look. The watches are large, starting at 40 mm and working up to 53 mm in the K29 series. The brand is a sister brand to the U-Boat brand. As with U-Boat, the watches are designed by Italo Fontana and is made in Italy. The watches are fitted with quartz movement sourced from Citizen and Pulsar/ Seiko.

Some of the watches are issued with different coloured crystal. This is useful in different light condition, e.g. in a photo darkroom.

Basic specifications:

Case: stainless steel 316L
Movement: quartz
Water resistance: 5 ATM or 10 ATM
All the watches are left-handed.

For more information:

The Collection:

K23: fitted with Miyota OS10 movement. I am not too sure if this series is still available or has been discontinued.

K24 DATA: fitted with Miyota 2115 movement.

K24 ELECT: fitted with Pulsar/ Seiko YT57 Kinetic movement.

K24 DATA GLAZED: fitted with Miyota 2115 movement. This model is delivered with 1 interchangeable coloured filter (red or black).

K24 CRONO: fitted with Miyota OS10 movement.

K24 CRONO GLAZED: fitted with Miyota OS10 movement. This model is delivered with 1 interchangeable coloured filter (red or black).

K24 DATA and CRONO GOLD: fitted with Miyota 2115 or OS10 (CRONO) movement. Stainless steel case IP treated with Gold (polished or matte). There is also a 2 tone option where the case is IP BLACK treated and the bezel is IP GOLD treated.

K25 DATA and CRONO: fitted with Miyota 2115 or OS10 (CRONO) movement. K25 is square in design. The watches in this series comes in 2 sizes: 46X46 mm and 40X40 mm

K26 DATA and CRONO: fitted with Miyota 2034 or Miyota OS30 (CRONO) movement. The DATA and CRONO series are delivered with 4 interchangeable coloured filters. The GOLD versions are issued with only 1 additional black filter.

K28 AUTO and CRONO: fitted with Miyota 8215 automatic movement or Miyota OS11 Chrono movement (CRONO). This to me is one of the most industrial looking watch I have seen. Just look at the coils at the side of the case, the square raw steel pushers on the CRONO and the 4 screws holding the bezel to the case.

K29 CRONO: this is a large watch at 53 mm. It is fitted with 3 movement. Miyota FS10 3 Eye Chrono movement is the main movement in the watch. Second time zone at 2 o'clock is powered by Miyota 2033 movement and the Third time zone is powered by a Miyota 5Y20 movement (no sweep second).

All Welder watches comes with an extra strap an are supplied in a strong composite box much like the Pelican case.

Photographs: Welder


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  2. Hi,

    Welcome to the blog. Interesting site. Only welding I have done is spot welding and that was like 20 years ago at the start of my engineering training.

    Best regards,


  3. Bro…may i know where can i buy vintage K24,3600 in Hong Kong

  4. Hi Nick,

    Welcome to the blog. With regards to your question, try visiting their website and check for their distributors.

    All the best with the hunt.

    Best regards,


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