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MAS (Matthew and Son) a small microbrand based in Australia

To be honest I first noticed this brand when I was browsing on Twitter, and honestly what drawn me to them was their incredible attention to detail on their casebacks. When you think of Kickstarter you would most likely think about the massive array of scam projects or maybe I am just cynical, so to see a brand born out of Kickstarter and not only be genuine but continue to make some incredible watches it deserves a lot of praise. This is not a sponsored post I am just a fan.

To be honest I first noticed this brand when I was browsing on Twitter, and honestly what drawn me to them was their incredible attention to detail on their casebacks. When you think of Kickstarter you would most likely think about the massive array of scam projects or maybe I am just cynical, so to see a brand born out of Kickstarter and not only be genuine but continue to make some incredible watches it deserves a lot of praise. This is not a sponsored post I am just a fan.

As mentioned previously, I first saw their casebacks and I had to see what else they had in store and what watches they were pairing these with and I was pleasantly surprised. I know a lot of the brands I talk about are often the more established and well-known brands but seeing a microbrand that puts a lot of attention to detail in their watches deserves praise. The watches are not cheaply made either, just like the some of the Islander watches they feature Seiko’s own NH35 automatic movement, or the Miyota 9039 movement. They always come with sapphire crystal and each watch has a decorated caseback.

MAS ‘Coal Black’ Articus Field Watch

Choosing a favourite from their current line-up was a tough choice as I was stuck between their ‘Coal Black’ Articus or their “Seastorm Red” Irukandji Dive Watch. In the end, the Articus is my definite favourite. Unlike the dive watch it does not feature the NH35 movement, but it does feature the Miyota 9039 automatic movement, and while it has the design elements on the dial that shows that it is not only legible but a great field watch design. It has a water resistance of 150m and has sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the underside. It comes in a 316L stainless-steel 40mm case and the bracelet features screw-adjustments, micro-adjust and a signed, milled clasp.  My favourite however is the decorated “Death Adder” caseback that is really best shown through a picture and that beautiful lume on the dial hour markers and hands.

MAS ‘Coal Black’ Articus Field Watch Adder Caseback

Their new field watches are an excellent choice especially if you are a fan of the field watch style, and the brand hopefully continues to grow and develop a lot more watches in the future. I would love to see them expand their dress watch range and potentially adding some open-heart dial watches. You can check out all their watches through here.

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