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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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What’s on the horizon for Draken Watches

We have a number of designs planned for the future, so I thought I would share a bit about the future models, and get some early feedback on the direction we are taking. Draken would not exist without our backers and supporters, so we really want to make sure that we...

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Introducing the Kalahari

Our next model takes it's name from the biggest desert of Southern Africa - the Kalahari. This is a desolate landscape that is harsh, unforgiving and beautiful. It is ever changing and to the observant, abundant with life. In much the same way, the Kalahari watch is...

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The New Zealand Alpine Team in Nepal

The New Zealand Alpine Team recently returned from a successful trip to Nepal where they ascended Cholatse via the French route on the North Face. They got some really great photos along the way, featuring the Draken Tugela. More details to follow, but for now,...

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The Phoenix must burn to emerge.

Yes, Draken has been a bit quiet since we pulled the Peregrine from Kickstarter. I had been working flat out to make the Peregrine launch, and doing all the promotion can be exhausting. I needed a break. I did actually have one - my folks were visiting from SA, so my...

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Update on the Draken Peregrine

On my trip to China I got the first glimpse of the Draken Peregrine pilot watch. It's always exciting seeing a prototype for the first time, knowing that these are the only versions of a watch that exist. It's also interesting to see if everything worked out as you...

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