Shade Station Sneak Preview Of Welder Watches
If you want to stay on top of your trends as we race towards London Fashion Week, you’ll keep your eyes peeled for the new range of Welder watches that’ll be appearing on Shadestation this October. From the designer of U-Boat watches, (aptly nicknamed ‘the billionaire’s beach watch’ due to their somewhat high price tag), Italo Fontana has created the ‘Welder’ range so us mere mortals can get a slice of the action too. With exactly the same design concepts, the main difference between the two ranges is that the U-boats use Swiss movement, whilst the Welders house Japanese quartz movement – a slightly cheaper alternative.
Military-inspired, the original range of U-boats were commissioned in 1942 for distinguished officers of the Italian navy, but the Welder is bang up-to-date in style and looks. The Yorkie bar of the watch world, these aren’t strictly for guys, but you’d have to be a pretty brave girl to strap this chunky timepiece on a dainty wrist. But despite looking big and bulky, Welder wearers have commented on how super-comfy they are, and although several designs have four corners – complete with Hex Head Cap Bolt, they’re neither sharp nor pointy so don’t dig-in or scratch. Another striking distinction between these watches and your Average Joe chronometer is the fact that the crown (sticky out bit you turn to change the time!) is on the left, but this isn’t a mishap – just a design trait, so don’t go strapping it on your right wrist.
Another quirky feature is the way these watches are delivered to their new owners. Rather than a flimsy case, Welder watches come neatly packed in a watertight box, complete with second strap – impressive or what? With innovative dials, interchangeable faces and variable colour contrasts, ‘watch’ this space, because in five weeks time, you’ll all want to get your mitts on a Welder Watch!
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