We are always on the lookout for new British watches, and this one caught our eye. It is coming soon to Kickstarter: the Shoreham Monmouth.
Shoreham Monmouth – Coming to Kickstarter
There is not much in the way of originality when it comes to black diver’s watches, so we are generally on the lookout for solid specs and smart design at the right price point. The Shoreham Monmouth weighs in at £199 (for early birds), which ticks the price box, but how about the other two? You be the judge.
Shoreham Monmouth: Specifications
- Case Diameter: 42.1mm (excluding crown)
- Case Length: 50.5mm
- Case Thickness: 14.1mm
- Lug to Lug Width: 20mm
- Crown Diameter: 7mm
- Sapphire Crystal Thickness: 4mm
- Weight of Watch (excluding strap) 83g
- Weight of Watch Including Leather Strap: 108g
- Weight of Watch Including Stainless Steel Milanese Strap: 150g
- Weight of Watch Including Silicone Rubber Strap: 104g
The watch uses the popular Seiko NH35A movement – a solid and reliable budget choice. Everything else in the specs is spot on for the price, with a few notable highlights: a lumed bezel, gloss dial and three straps (Milanese mesh, Italian leather and silicon rubber) and a spring bar tool included for the price. That seems like a pretty good deal, all things considered. Our only real concern is that the watch does not ship with a traditional bracelet, which might put some potential buyers off.
What about the final point then – the design? Well, it would be remiss of us not to make the obvious Rolex Submariner “Milsub” comparison, especially with the not-quite-a-Broad-Arrow logo, but it all seems well executed. For the money, then, it looks like a decent deal, and if you want to buy something that has some British heritage rather than a Pagani Design, this seems like a decent option.
Buy a Shoreham Monmouth
The watch launches on Kickstarter in March 2021, starting at £199. Find out more by signing up to Shoreham’s mailing list at https://www.shorehamwatches.com/