ARKRAFT Clock Writer Hidekazu Araki Hand Wristwatch “Mia Medium” Hiragana Dial Arabic Numeral Minerite Gray [AR-C-02 Product 9]
[Made to order] 1 month
Mr. Hidekazu Araki of “ARKRAFT” makes watches by hand one by one in Taito Ward, Tokyo, which is known as a town of craftsmen such as leather goods and metal crafts.
The brand name "ARKRAFT" is derived from Mr. Araki's abbreviated signature "ARK", the German word "kraft" which means productive and creative power, and the etymology of "art" and "arm". Derived from "ar-" which means connection or adaptation. While following the design based on the tradition of wristwatches, we are always conscious of fusing the taste and warmth that are unique to handmade products.
Mr. Araki studied under Mr. Koji Shinohara, a pioneer of hand-made watches and representative of JHA (Japan Handcraft watch Association). .
Hand-written numbers have been added to the basic design of the dial. We are working on a watch with a sense of fun. In addition, the material of the case is brass, and the belt is mainly made of high-quality leather tanned with vegetable tannins, and the taste will deepen with use.
Mr. Araki's watches, which combine universality and originality, can be used casually or for business, and can be worn by both men and women. It gives you a warmth and healing that you can't find in ready-made products, and you can enjoy the time as it changes over time.
|A watch with a pop and modern atmosphere using hiragana|
The casual cuteness of vertically written hiragana
The vanilla-colored dial with a slight yellow tint makes you feel the warmth of a handmade watch even more.
Due to the number of characters in hiragana, "5" becomes "go", but "11" becomes "juuichi", which makes the whole balance worse.
Mr. Araki, a writer who was worried about that, found the furigana "Niji" and "Goji" in his son's "How to read the clock" by chance, and got an idea.
It is a case with an antique design made of blackened brass.
It also has a scale in units of 1 minute, so it is easy to use.
The back cover is made of stainless steel, which is less likely to cause allergies.
A reinforced acrylic lens is used for the windshield, and the glass is light, highly transparent, and very easy to see.
The acrylic type has a dome shape, which is often seen in antique watches, and its features are one of its attractions.
|Carefully finished stitched leather belt|
Genuine leather is also used for the belt
The belt clasp is black and two-tone.
Whole, front and back (click to enlarge)
The belt is made of Italian Tempesti leather called "Meine".
Maine is a leather with fine grains, and when it is used for a long time, it has a wonderful luster.
It's a relatively soft leather, and it fits your arm right away even when it's unused.
The lining uses highly breathable pigskin from Tokyo.
| Medium size for men and women.|
A simple design that does not interfere with coordination.
The gentle light gray belt blends well with the skin tone. Slightly small size recommended for women.
It is a watch that makes you want to keep track of time together with your child while enjoying how to read the time with your child.
The design has a nostalgic feel and is easy to match with today's modern styles, so it can be used for any occasion.
Not only can it be worn with modern styles and casual clothes, but the simple design also goes well with office outfits. For those who want to wear something casual and unique.
It is an easy-to-use watch that does not choose age, gender, or fashion. It is also recommended for couples and couples to use in pairs.
Not only for yourself, but also as a gift for birthdays, anniversaries, entrance celebrations, employment celebrations, retirement celebrations, Christmas, Valentine's Day, White Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc.
|Function/Material||[Movement] Quartz (made in Japan), 3 hands [Windshield] Reinforced acrylic lens [Case] Brass [Back cover] Stainless steel [Belt] Cowhide (Mine light gray)|
|size|| [Case] Dial diameter: Approx. 28.5 mm / Case diameter: Approx. 32 mm / Thickness: Approx. 10 mm
[Belt] Maximum width: about 18 mm / thickness: about 4 mm
[Corresponding arm circumference] Maximum about 17.5cm / Minimum about 14cm
*If you would like an arm circumference of 18cm or more, please enter your desired size in the remarks column when purchasing.
|Producing area||Made in Japan (Domestic)|
|Points to note|
Basically, it will be produced after ordering, and it will take about a month to deliver, although it will change depending on the order status and the schedule of the artist's solo exhibition. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, such as stock status or arrival time.
The belt used in this watch is leather finished using a natural vegetable tanning agent, so there may be individual differences in color tone. As a characteristic of the material, we appreciate your understanding in advance.
Christmas, Valentine's Day, and the gift season before White Day tend to take longer to produce. If you are thinking of giving it as a gift, please consider the delivery date before ordering.
It is not waterproof, so please be careful when working on rainy days or around water.
Because each item is handmade, the details may differ slightly from item to item. We would appreciate it if you could order it after understanding that it is one of the features and charms of handmade watches.
The warranty period is one year from the date of purchase. However, only internal failures are covered by the warranty, and external parts such as cases and belts are not covered by the warranty.