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Scotland seems be having a horological moment, having produced one of our favorite young watch companies, anOrdain, and now, Akura, a new brand headquartered in Dundee. Akura’s first design, the Wayfarer, is currently live on Kickstarter — available in four dial colors (with two more potential colors that will be unlocked in the event that stretch goals are reached), it features a 41mm steel case, Miyota 9015 automatic movement with custom rotor, a custom bracelet, 22mm lugs, and, most interestingly, a second crown that controls an inner rotating compass bezel.
Compass bezels are relatively rare, and can be used for navigation. Finding one on an affordable (~$488) automatic tool watch is a welcome discovery, and provides a nice break from the standard count-up bezel found on most dive watches (though the Wayfarer isn’t a “dive” watch per se, it does feature 100m of water resistance, making it perfectly appropriate for the field).
Very Early Bird backers on Kickstarter will also receive a calfskin leather strap, while other backers can snag one for an extra ~$24. Check out the Kickstarter campaign via the button below for more images of the various color options and lume shots.
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