Straton is a very young watch company that started about a year ago.
They released their first model, the vintage driver chrono through Kickstarter. It was received very well; overall it was great success.
As a vintage chrono lover, I was super excited when they announced their second release, the Curve Chrono;
This watch really attracted me, cushion shaped case, rotating inner bezel, colors combinations; I really loved everything about this watch.
They are running very limited edition with the NE88 Seiko Automatic Chrono; this is a very interesting automatic movement that is rarely used outside the Seiko family.
The regular production will be using the reliable and adorable Seiko Mecha-Quartz VK64 which is very cheap but extremely reliable.
One of the interesting aspect is that they are releasing 2 case sizes; which I’ve never seen before with any micro brand considering the amount of work and the cost associated to run 2 sizes of the same model. Hats off here!
The specs are as follow:
316L stainless steel, polished and brushed surfaces; one version will have DLC coating as well.
42 mm 47.4 Lug to Lug and 22 mm lug width.
39.5 mm 46.5 Lug to Lug and 20 mm lug width
Case Thickness: 14.5 mm with domed sapphire crystal
Strap: genuine leather or ss mesh including 2 nato straps.
WR: 100 m
The challenge now is which one to pick 🙂
Check the company homepage, Facebook page for updates.
Kickstarter campaign to start on the 15th of April.