Watanabe Koubou Handmade Wristwatch Manual Winding Gunboat Jumbo Brass Back Skeleton [NW-BHW061]
| Mr. Masaaki Watanabe of Watanabe Koubou is a watchmaker who makes watches one by one by hand at his workshop in downtown Tokyo. We have worked on many watch works that are full of warmth and a tasteful expression unique to handmade.
Mr. Watanabe does everything by hand, from making watch parts such as cases, dials, and belts to assembling them. There is a wide variety of products, from simple designs that can be used for both casual and business purposes, to unique models that incorporate originality and ingenuity. Watches created through a very time-consuming process give warmth and healing that ready-made products do not have.
For the material of the case, we use materials such as brass and silver that can be enjoyed over time. The leather belt is made of genuine leather that is thick yet fits well, giving it a sense of quality and presence. With the flow of time, you will grow attached to it - it is overflowing with such warmth.
Since each item is made by hand, it takes about 3 weeks to 1 month from the time of order, but you can also choose the color of the belt. It's a very rare and warm handmade wristwatch, so I'm sure it will be appreciated even if it is given as a gift!
|You can feel the warmth and ingenuity unique to handmade...
| A hand-wound wristwatch with a warm feel that allows you to see the movement ticking along with the ticking sound! Hand-wound wristwatches are less accurate than quartz ones, but you can see and feel the accumulation of ingenuity in how the power of the mainspring drives the movement.
This watch is covered with glass except for the dial, so it has a skeleton specification that allows you to enjoy the movement of the hand-wound movement. The “nabe” and “Handwinding” plates are also casual accents.
And this is a design that is particularly voluminous and powerful among other hand-wound watches! As the name "Gunboat" suggests, the jumbo-sized case of about 44 cm, and the bezel with two levels of volume, etc., are eye-catching parts with a strong presence. The thickness of the case is about 15.5mm, and it has a moderate weight, giving it a solid feeling.
The dull brass case, which looks like it was made decades ago, has an antique oxidized finish that goes well with the nostalgic atmosphere of the mechanical type. It is a design that can be used by both men and women.
The case (watch body) is made of brass
You can see the fine movement of the movement firmly!
Wearing example (male, arm circumference 15cm)
Heavy hand-stitched belt
Skeleton back cover
|The belt is made of high-quality cowhide leather, and the thickness is about 4mm, giving it an outstanding presence. It is much more durable than the leather straps of common wristwatches, and it also has a high quality. I think there are very few mass-produced watches in the same price range that use leather belts with such quality and presence.
Because it is almost made-to-order and hand-made, it takes time from order to delivery, but it is worth it. It is a watch that is full of character and warmth, so it is recommended not only for yourself but also as a gift. I'm sure it will be a memorable gift!
|You can choose the color of the belt!
|The belt is available in eight colors: black, brown, camel, tanned, white, red, khaki, and navy. Choose your favorite color belt and make it your one and only wristwatch in the world♪
|You can choose from 2 types of belts!
|You can choose from two belts: a hand- stitched belt (+3,000 yen + tax) and a normal belt ! (Please note that the price varies depending on the belt!)
|Notes on ordering and handling
|Most of our products are made-to-order, so it takes about 3 weeks to 1 month for delivery. Thank you for your understanding.
|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. Also, if there is no warranty attached to the product, it may not be covered by the warranty.
| [Movement] Manual winding type, 17 jewels (made in China, day difference 2-3 minutes) / 3 hands [Case] Brass (back cover is stainless steel)
[Belt] Genuine leather (cowhide)
[Belt plate part] Brass [Windshield] Glass
| [Case] Diameter: Approx. 44mm (Dial diameter: Approx. 19mm) / Thickness: Approx. 15.5mm
[Belt] (Hand-stitched belt) Width: 20mm/Thickness: Approx. 4mm/Compatible arm circumference: Max. 18cm
(Normal Belt) Width: 18mm/Thickness: Approx. 4mm/Compatible Arm Circumference: Max. Approx. 18cm