Lorier watches. This Brand Is Making Affordable Mechanical Watches for Under $500

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Lorier watches

The numerals are represented by large dots, except for the 12, three, six, and nine positions which are triangles. The brushing is fine and well done with nice crisp edges. It feels very sturdy and high quality for a watch with the use of solid endlinks and screw pins. The diamond texture of the dial was a vintage feature we wanted to revive, but it also acts as a tangible reference in how it mimics the pattern of feathers. The black watch ran, on average, -2 seconds a day which is incredible. Although prone to scratches, plexiglass is more impact resistant and looks great above all else.

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This Brand Is Making Affordable Mechanical Watches for Under $500

Lorier watches

The Neptune features a simple, yet elegant case shape that measures 39mm in diameter and 48mm lug-to-lug. Lorier Neptune Bracelet The Neptune comes fitted with a flat-link style bracelet that tapers from 20mm to 16mm. The bezel was slightly easier to grip on this model than on the Hydra, though this could have been simply a quirk of the particular review watch that I received, as the bezels on both models are, to my knowledge, the same. After all, the beauty of this watch is all in the front. A: We wanted to make something for people like us.

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Handsome Mechanical Watches for Less Than $500? Look No Further Than Lorier

Lorier watches

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. The goal is to be able to make real memories with it — something no amount of money can or should pay for. Referencing mythology draws on this idea of being time-tested, lasting, and classic. It had to be handsome while being and low-maintenance. The defining feature of this watch that will immediately catch your attention is the domed plexiglass crystal that melts over the flat bezel like a warm blanket. A Few Gripes Although there is a lot to like about the Neptune, no watch is perfect. Their aim was to create affordable, vintage-inspired timepieces refined enough to be worn to a formal dinner and durable enough to be worn on your most rigorous adventures.

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Handsome Mechanical Watches for Less Than $500? Look No Further Than Lorier

Lorier watches

License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3. Really pleasing to wear on a daily basis. However, I got used to the added heft fairly quickly. His other watch was a diver, which was a little too casual for the occasion. The case mostly has a vertical brushed finished with polished chamfered edges on each side.

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Handsome Mechanical Watches for Less Than $500? Look No Further Than Lorier

Lorier watches

They pay homage to vintage references as seen by the arrowhead hour hand. These characteristics combine to form a legible and well-balanced dial. However, I can also appreciate the fact that duplicating case and handsets across the model ranges has allowed Lorier to keep costs down while still delivering a great product. They can make an otherwise perfectly designed watch a no-go in my book. Surfaces are brushed on all sides, securing the idea that this is a watch to be used every day.

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This Brand Is Making Affordable Mechanical Watches for Under $500

Lorier watches

After seeing some pictures on the website, and a few correspondences with Lorenzo, I decided to go with the gilt dial prototype for the purpose of this review. I maybe get a little over excited in this upload so please excuse the word repetition. As the watch cases and bracelets are the same throughout the different models, choosing one largely comes down to the dial, bezel, and crystal, which is shallower on the Falcon than it is on the two dive models, but still crafted from acrylic. If you can find that episode, I encourage you to take a listen. Inside, you'll find seasonal buying guides, rich maker profiles and long-form dispatches from the front lines of product design.

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Take Time, w/Lauren & Lorenzo Ortega

Lorier watches

In 2019, there is no shortage of microbrands offering their own rendition of a dive watch. The blue watch also had signs of being worn before I got it, whereas the black watch was fresh and new, so it could have had something to do with that. Well, of course I waited too long and now all are sold out. If you look at old catalogs, even big luxury brands made watches that were fairly accessible, so people actually went out and used them! I found myself constantly worrying about hitting it against a table or doorframe. A: We wanted a name that would have personal significance as well as connect to something greater. Visit my Patreon over at Want to help support the channel indirectly? The links are flat on the outside and fully articulating, so like the treads on a tank, they will wrap themselves around any shape. The more our designs came together, the more we were convinced we had to go all-in on our idea.

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