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Reviews of the Hamtun Kraken H2

We've collected all of the reviews of the Hamtun Kraken H2 (that we're aware of) in to one helpful article!

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More details of the H2, with photos

We've been working on the H2 for a long time, and we're so close to launching it now. We're working towards an early-March pre-order campaign. We now have the prototypes in hand, so you can expect the volume of content to start to really ramp up over the next few weeks. Today ...

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This is the H2! First photos of our new automatic titanium dive watch

It's the one so many of you have been waiting for - here are the first ever photos of the H2! As is probably obvious, these are quick photos direct from the factory rather than professional ones. Assembly of the watch heads just finished and we wanted to share with you befo...

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Thanks for another amazing year!

What a year 2018 has been at Hamtun. We launched 3 models and shipped 2 of them, with the other one due to ship in Spring 2019. By every possible metric the business has continued to grow. When I started planning the H1 in 2015 even my most ambitious plans didn't have the busi...

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Hardened watches: a scratch resistant coating that changes everything

With the launch of our recent Nanok campaign, we introduced scratch-resistant watches as an optional upgrade. We wanted to take a bit of time to talk in detail about what that means, and how it's changing what we're doing over the next few years. The background You know the fe...

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Coming soon! Don't miss the Hamtun H2/Kraken

Every day we get emails asking when the H1 will be back in stock, and every day we have to reply with "soon, hopefully". But no longer! For the last year we've been working on an updated H1 for 2019, and here it is. Unlike the 2018 edition of the H1, this time we've made some...

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Funded! Hamtun Nanok - Affordable Swiss Automatic Day Date Watches

On Tuesday, October 9 at 5pm our new Nanok Day Date model went live for pre-orders. With a Swiss made Sellita automatic movement and a 39mm case it was something completely new for us, and we were curious to see how it went. 31 minutes and £20,000 later, it was fully funded! N...

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Hamtun Nanok - Automatic Day Date Watches

Here is the Nanok, our new Day Date automatic watch. Featuring a Swiss made Sellita movement and a 39mm case, Nanok is built to last a lifetime.

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July shipping update

It's been ages since I did an email update on status or new products. Let's try to get through it all quickly :)  H1 shipping news The H1 was scheduled to ship this month, and it will. Hurrah. The watches have been through their first round of quality checks. Around 30 went ba...

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Hamtun H1 and Neon order status

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I did an update here. Here is the current status of all ongoing Hamtun projects: H1 (2018 version) On track, and the order has just been increased due to better than expected pre-orders. Thanks everyone! Below are a couple of photos showin...

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It's really hard to make a black watch that doesn't suck!

With the PVD version of our Swiss powered Neon collection in 2018 we released our first all black watch. A last minute addition to the line, it went on to become one of our best selling options. But it's not easy to produce an affordable, PVD coated watch with a spec list as s...

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Watch movements we use

We often get asked about the watch movements we use at Hamtun, and why we picked the ones we did. Rather than reply to people individually, we thought it might make an interesting topic for an article here. How do we decide which movements to work with? Which ones are we think...

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Cheap dive watches worth owning

Finding high quality cheap dive watches can be incredibly hard. You tend to get either a great watch or a watch that you can afford, but rarely a watch that is both. But why should that be the case? We all know that the margins of many big brands are huge, with millions being ...

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What are microbrand watches

We use the term microbrand watches a lot on our website and store, but how many of you actually know what we mean by it? Is it a bit of an insider term? What are microbrand watches? There isn't a set-in-stone formal definition of microbrand watches, but throughout the communit...

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Southampton watch company meet-ups

The UK is short on great watch based meet-ups, so a few Southampton watch companies (including Hamtun, obviously) have got together and arranged a semi-regular one in Southampton city centre. If you're anywhere in the south of Britain and fancy coming along to chat with like-m...

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Titanium watches from the UK

At Hamtun we have been building titanium watches since 2015, so we like to think we know a thing or two about them. But what are the advantages of titanium over other materials? A few people have asked, so let's talk about why automatic titanium watches are great and why you ...

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Cheap watches store launched

Since launching Hamtun in 2015, the aim has been to launch a great cheap watches store and bring high quality watches to everyone. It's taken a while, but with this recent updates the website now has all of our products in one place. Previously we've been using Kickstarter for...

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British watch brands worth checking out

British watch brands are going through a golden period. Exciting young brands such as Hamtun Watches are competing with more established brands such as Christopher Ward. We've t...

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What's going on at Hamtun?

It's been a while since I wrote anything here to tell you what is going on. As I've taken a few days off for Easter, I thought I'd do a status update on current and future projects. Neon Automatic The Neon Kickstarter was successfully funded, thanks anyone that ordered one! I'...

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Guess what's back, back again. H1's back, tell a friend.

We always planned to bring back the Hamtun H1 dive watch, but we've done it a bit sooner than originally planned (related: please stop copying our stuff). So grab one now!

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