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5 brands you need to know if you’re in the market for a watch

WORDS BY FASHION JOURNAL

Watches for every occasion.

Being both practical and decorative, Timepieces make the ultimate accessory.

Whether you’re looking for one as a gift, or for treating yourself with, here are five local watch brands you need on your radar.

The Timekeeper (pictured above)

The Timekeeper believes in investing your time wisely. Taking control of how they spend theirs, the team behind the watch brand is committed to furthering mental health support for young people. They’re doing so by donating 100 per cent of The Timekeeper’s profits to Youth Off The Streets, a community organisation working with homeless, drug and alcohol-dependent, and neglected 12 to 25-year-olds. The watches themselves are designed to act as a symbolic anchor, reminding us to stay present, slow down and be intentional with our time. Select from a range of minimal, unisex faces, paired with premium leather or metallic wristbands.

Two Kings Watches

Run by a father and son duo from Melbourne, Two Kings Watches is looking after your wallet. A belief in equal access means you can get quality, custom-made timepieces without the crazy price tag. The extensive range is all about minimalism, style and versatility, with watches to suit every occasion. Plus, part of every sale goes to the brand’s partner charity, The Stroke Foundation. There’s a new, game-changing collection in the works, but you can shop the current range online now with 20% off using the discount code ‘Fashionjournal’.

twokingswatches.com

Junior Watches

Junior’s approach to timepieces is a little different. Designed to be worn as wearable art, rather than just another piece of jewellery, the label creates oversized watches with simplicity and elegance in mind. Each timepiece is made from the nest materials – buttery Italian leather and Japanese movements – and comes with the largest watch face we’ve seen. To make your purchase a little more special, each piece is uniquely numbered ensuring your watch is one-of-a-kind and limited edition.

 

juniorwatches.com

WeWood

WeWood’s collection of eco-friendly watches has expanded again, offering wooden styles to suit every taste. The two new models, Albacore and Horizon, each boast minimalist style faces and adjustable flexwood straps. For those unfamiliar with the brand, WeWood’s entire offering is made from recycled and reclaimed timber, mostly as off cuts from furniture factories. The team also ensures the timber sourced is more than 10 years old and not a single tree is cut down for production. The result is an environmentally- friendly watch which is splash-proof, durable and hypo-allergenic.

we-wood.com.au

John Taylor Watches

Launched via a successful crowdfunding campaign, Perth-based John Taylor Watches delivers a range of minimal timepieces inspired by Australia’s coastal lifestyle. Now in over 20 stores throughout Australia, this brand is one to watch. Each piece is crafted with a stainless steel casing, has a Swiss movement and is water resistant. There are over 15 styles to choose from, each named after some of our most iconic beaches. We’re talking Noosa, Bells, Bondi and Whitehaven, to name a few. Its watches come in three sizes and a recently released bracelet range will make sure you stand out in any out outfit.

johntaylorwatches.com

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