Aviation style watches are certainly amongst our most favoured design here at Coolector HQ and, as luck would have it, there are plenty of watchmakers out there who make exemplary watches made for time in the sky and we’ve just come across another cracker in the shape of DuFrane Watches. This top class watchmaker has definitely earned their wings with their impeccable line up of aviation inspired timepieces that have the sort of aesthetic impact and top quality craftsmanship that today’s contemporary man will demand.
DuFrane Watches herald from Austin, Texas, and their company motto is “history remembers those who are a little bit different.” This could be because of the keep Austin weird culture that makes them think this way, but there’s something fundamentally true behind it. The result of this is the creation of bold, uncompromising watches that look great on the wrist and provide the sort of adventure ready performance we love here at The Coolector.
The Sky’s The Limit
At DuFrane Watches, they make sure to use only Swiss mechanical movements to build their timepieces because of their belief that quality should never be compromised when it comes to watchmaking. In addition, they perform all the assembly and tuning of their timepieces in the United States. The other watch parts are sourced locally, from Austin, Texas, whenever possible and it is this local, USA made flavour that really makes DuFrane a standout watchmaker in our book here at Coolector HQ.
Boasting an impressive array of classic style, aviation and dive style timepieces, DuFrane Watches are the sort of brand we’ve got a lot of time for. There is a clear dedication and attention to detail that goes into each of their creations and if you’re after a top class, elegant looking watch for your wrist that won’t break the bank, you’ll get that and much more with DuFrane. They strive to make all their watches reliable, practical, and state-of-the-art. They’ve spent countless hours designing their classic mechanical timepieces and they are expertly engineered and rooted in tradition, with the Swiss mechanical movements being the same that’s been used by top luxury watch brands for many years.
With the understated and classic watches from DuFrane you never need to worry about new batteries, software upgrades, or technological glitches because their mechanical watches rely on simple technology that never goes out of use, and nurture a rather poetic relationship old as time itself. Whether a manual wind or automatic wind, both will rely on your movement to keep going, just like you count on its movement for time. That is a real minimalistic appeal to these magnificently crafted timepieces from US watchmakers, DuFrane.
Take Your Pick
With DuFrane Watches you’ll have two timepiece collections to choose from; the pilot style Bergstrom watch series, or the Barton Springs 656 diver model. Exquisitely polished, the Bergstrom series is truly iconic in design and makes the ideal gift for any man with aviation ambitions. The Barton Springs 656 is perfectly suited for men that like to leave the trail behind in search of adventure. Boasting a water resistance up to 656 feet, this functional dive watch was inspired by the natural swimming pool in Austin, TX. It is a limited edition offering, with only 300 watches being produced of each model.
With prices ranging from $656 to $1200, DuFrane represent the perfect entry level luxury watch and we’re huge fans of their classically designed timepieces here at Coolector HQ. Whether you’re reaching for the skies or diving the depths of the deep blue, they’ve got a watch that fits the bill and we can’t wait to see what this American watchmaker comes up with in 2019 and beyond.