While it can be hard to stay on top of all of the new watches that are released by the smaller brands (as there is not necessarily a pattern to the schedule), we do our best to stay on top of it. Â Of course, that is helped along by our relationships with those brands, as we generally hear about things in advance. Â One of those brands is of course Projects Watches. Â Today, weâ€™re going to cover three watches that they have coming out this month.
The first two of those come from their M&Co line (or are originallyÂ M&Co designs, however you choose to look at it). Â These are both of the Bodoni design, though the first one, the M&Co Pie watch, is the smaller one, coming in at 33mm (there is also a 40mm variant). Â Based on name alone, the Pie watch is perfect for November (aww yes, bring on the pumpkin pie!) Â This smaller watch features a steel case with a brass IP coating. Â Why pie? Â Well, that comes from the dial design.
You see, the $140Â M&Co Pie only features a pie-shaped wedge (from 9 oâ€™clock to 12 oâ€™clock) for the indices (minutes, hours, and 24-hour scale). Â Aside from the brand printed above 6 oâ€™clock, thatâ€™s the limit of the printing on the dial. Â While this certainly is not the watch design for everyone, it certainly Â has itâ€™s own look. Â Outside of those three hours of the day (well, twice a day), youâ€™ll be approximating the time, but thatâ€™s something most should be able to do.
If you like the looks of the M&Co Bodoni, but want something a bit larger (and a more complete dial) then the 40mm M&Co Bodoni is the one you want (if you like the smaller size, this one also comes in 33mm as well). Â Along with the larger case, you have a fully-printed dial, a handset that reaches to the edges of the dial, and a choice in finishes. Â While the Pie watch is only available in brass, the larger Bodoni is available in brass or a black finish, both running the same price, $149.
And last, but not least, if neither of those designs do it for you, then have a look at the Mado watch. Â Like the Bodoni, the $135Â Mado is also a 40mm watch. Â Rather than the classic round dial, though, here, we have a â€œsquare pegâ€ sort of a look. More precisely, this is a Japanese take on a window, which is how we have the resultant square. Â This is pretty interesting, especially with how the numerals just out of the outer edges – itâ€™s a clever look, and the lower insert gives some nice texture to the dial.
If you hadnâ€™t guessed via the price points, all of these watches are quartz-driven. Â Frankly, in my book, thatâ€™s a-ok. Â Projects Watches has been all about design-oriented watches, which the focus being on bringing designs in from outside the world of watches, more than the technical prowess of what is under the hood. Â And really, thatâ€™s the audience these watches are really for, if you ask me. Â Theyâ€™re for the design oriented individual, more than the watch nerd. Â Though, that said, I think everyoneâ€™s watch box should have room for an inexpensive, little bit funky, sort of a design. Â All three of these watches are currently available for pre-order, with shipping anticipated for later this month. Â projectswatches.com