Crowdfunding has opened the doors to many horology startups, each offering a unique take on designs, manufacturing, and value for their backers. Marvin Menke of Hemel Watches aims to put luxury, mid-century military timepieces on your wrist.
Each Hemel watch comes with the reliable Miyota 9015 movement: automatic, hand-winding, and hacking with 24 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve. Its 40mm, 316L stainless steel case features a domed sapphire face and screwdown display back. Backers have a choice of four military-inspired face designs, all which use C3 Super-LumiNova lume on a matte black dial. Heavy-duty nylon NATO straps with metal grommets and a signed buckle also come standard with each watch, and a push/pull crown gives it 100 meters of water resistance in line with its rugged aesthetic.
Early backers can avail of the Hemel at its lowest price, so check out the link below if you've been looking to add a modern spin on the vintage field watch to your collection.