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Field testing the Kalahari on Kilimanjaro

One of our customers (thernlund) was generous enough to order a Kalahari for his friend who was climbing Kilimanjaro mountain in March. Unfortunately with the delays in production, we had to send one of the prototypes as a substitute, but the test on the mountain...

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Field testing the Tugela and Kalahari

This past weekend some friends and I went out on the water for a spot of fishing and skin diving. I took the Kalahari and Tugela with to see how they would perform. I've edited this little video to share the experience: https://youtu.be/uAKnCNNayXQ The Kalahari is...

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Draken Origins – episode 2

The Tugela River As I mentioned in our first episode, the inspirations for Draken came from a particular area in South Africa - the Drakensberg mountains. The mountain range pictured on the back of the Tugela is actually the Amphitheatre, a renowned landmark of South...

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Draken Origins

It's been three years since I started Draken, and I have realised that there is much that you as our customers, fans or friends, don't know about us. To remedy this, I have decided to write a series of blog posts about Draken - where the name came from, the...

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Important Kalahari Production Update

Hi all, We have encountered an unavoidable delay with the delivery of the Kalahari. Despite doing all we could to mitigate this delay the suppliers of the Seiko NE57 movement (Seiko) have now advised our order will not be delivered until February. We knew when...

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Tugela Giveaway!

The Tugela is our most popular model to date and one that gets asked for time and time again. Many have said that it is one of the favourites in their collection, and even more wear it as a daily beater. The Tugela was not meant to be stored in a box or drawer. It was...

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Kalahari – Fully funded on Kickstarter

We're thrilled to announce that the Kalahari is fully funded on Kickstarter! This means that we are absolutely going into production and the watches will hopefully be on the wrists of our backers in December! If you haven't pledged on our Kickstarter, it's not too...

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Tugela – Second production

You've all been asking for it, so I'm going to make it happen! We're going to do a second production of the Tugela! The Tugela was our first model and has by far been our most popular model to date. For the second run of the Tugela, we want to make a few minor tweaks...

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A bit about camouflage

In an effort to talk about more than just watches, we'll be sharing the occasional post on a random topic we found interesting. This week, we'll be looking at camouflage. In nature, camouflage is the oldest trick in the book when it comes to avoiding detection. Some...

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Good ol’ fashioned maps!

While sourcing some props for the Kalahari photoshoot, I thought it would be great to get some authentic looking paper maps into the scene. Sadly, maps have become a thing of the past with the advent of GPS. I recall my dad always keeping an atlas of South Africa in...

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Draken Peregrine production update

Hello Peregrine pilots! Production has been rolling along smoothly and the various components are starting to come through the gates. The straps and buckles are complete and are looking great. During production we decided to make a slight change to these which is...

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