GIVEAWAY: EHF Horlogere Mk Zero Watch

GIVEAWAY: EHF Horlogere Mk Zero Watch

GIVEAWAY: EHF Horlogere Mk Zero Watch   watch giveaways

We are excited to present aBlogtoWatch readers with a chance to win a LeLocle Switzerland based EHF Mk Zero watch. EHF Horlogere is a boutique watch maker with the goal of offering high-end Swiss watches at prices which are not inflated by marketing budgets or ambitious margins. Using a rather high-grade Swiss ETA Unitas 6498  manually wound mechanical (visible through the sapphire display back), the Mk Zero is a pilot style watch in a 42mm wide titanium case. The case is further DLC coated black. Our own Paul Hubbard offered a hands-on review of the EHF Mk Zero watch here. While the Mk Zero is limited in production and retails for $1,495, you have a chance to win one by entering below.

To Enter You Must:

1. Comment on this post below (on aBlogtoWatch.com, not Facebook or elsewhere you might see this article) before the giveaway is over with your valid e-mail address where required. In the body of your comment mention whether you prefer watches from big name or boutique brands and why.

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3. Wait until the giveaway is over on November 31, 2012 for the winner to be chosen at random.

A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non US entrants may apply based on sponsor's policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor's inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. If you are chosen as a winner you then have 24 hours to ensure receipt of your full shipping information or an alternative winner will be chosen. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

Good luck, and thanks to EHF Horlogere the sponsor of this Silencer watch giveaway here at aBlogtoWatch.com!

659 comments
KevinH47
KevinH47

This watch is reminiscent of the watch that I wore while in the military,  Large simple to read numbers on a plain black face.  A basic look that is effective and useful.  I'd be proud to wear this watch.

olburgs
olburgs

Beautiful classic design. a magnificent example of boutique watchmaking. always my preference.

doxiedad06
doxiedad06

Fine looking watch. Simple and tasteful

ivan199800
ivan199800

It doesn't matter where I get my either is fine with me as long it fit my taste and this watch I would buy in a heart beat.

bnabod
bnabod

I like it, simple to the point and nice to see some small companies make it

dogdoc89
dogdoc89

I like watches from either source. It depends on how I feel when in the mood for a new watch

mikesnow
mikesnow

boutique brands all the way....more of a conversation starter

utonic76
utonic76

I like the juxtaposition of the black interrupting the white, the stark contrast, extremely notifiable watch.

RandyTorres
RandyTorres

I like any watch that's nice regardless of whether its a boutique brand or a big brand, but I must say the boutique brands take more risks and can produce more interesting designs.

propergation
propergation

I prefer smaller boutique company's as well. Better customer service.

RonMillmanCPA
RonMillmanCPA

Echhhh!   Reminds me of the cheap watch I had when I delivered

newspapers just after WWII.

Ron Millman, CPA  818-241-3286

mikesnow
mikesnow

Always prefer watches from smaller boutique companies as they are much more an interesting conversation piece.  mikesnow@gmail.com

filipesantosr
filipesantosr

A person who loves watches loves their design and their movements, the feeling of having an exceptional piece of art in their wrist. So it doesn't matter if it's from a big well known boutique or not.
There might be only one reason for someone to prefer big boutique watches in case it is an iconic watch model. 


Shawnnny
Shawnnny

I like both. Why: because it all depends on the watch. If I like it, I don't care who makes it. And, I really like this watch!!

Muzzik
Muzzik

Boutique brands usually spend less money on advertising, using celebrities to promote and magazine adds. Therefore one can have the satisfaction that their money is going more towards the watch itself vs the manufactured "name brand"

Ivan Krstin
Ivan Krstin

I prefer boutique brands. Better quality control, theye are rare. You won't see someone with the same watch as yours.

rayjack
rayjack

I like the boutique brands, but am cautious if they use parts that can't be repaired by a general watchmaker. And I like to know where they get their stuff made, so I have an idea of the quality.

mddel
mddel

I prefer big brands: safer bet when it comes to quality and after sale services, and they can afford to invest in technology.

SlavaDubashinsky
SlavaDubashinsky

Very interesting brand. Watch looks very good. I do like boutique brands due to their uniqueness.

zimmerman1181
zimmerman1181

So I'm curious...seeing as how Nov 31, 2013 doesn't exist, does that mean no one will win? Or do I win by default for calling this point out. :)

jbrue22
jbrue22

Despite owning mainly big name brands, I prefer boutique watches for the following reasons, to name a few:

*Unique designs - smaller companies are typically younger and need to distance themselves from the status quo by introducing fresh concepts

*Quality components - one of the best ways to develop an excellent reputation

*Exceptional, usually personalized, customer service

*Truly customer oriented - how many times have we seen improvements incorporated into existing models based on feedback from the horological community (forums, blogs, video reviews, etc)

*Affordability - Most boutique brands offer a unique product that would cost considerably more from a big name

sternke
sternke

I would have to say I prefer big(ger) brands over boutique brands. The appeal of a boutique brand is the uniqueness of it, but you never know the longevity of the brand or reliability (long term). If something breaks down or needs maintenance over time, it is nice to know that an established big brand is there to service their product long term, as a watch is something that I would love to hand down to my children, grandchildren, etc.

gwoneg
gwoneg

I'm all for small companies making innovative products, but my experience has been that big brands are much better at servicing and warranty-ing their products. Given an unlimited budget I would buy exclusively boutique watches, as it is I stick with established brands.

Mike10
Mike10

My experience with big name brands has been mixed. Some don't deliver the quality you expect. I appreciate the design creativity of boutique brands and would definitely consider buying one.

cmatieshin
cmatieshin

I believe there is a place for both watches.  Big boutique brands usually I find are mass produced and are cheaper in cost.  But the smaller brands are more uncommon and I feel I have a more unique watch that not as many people would have, so I'd have to say I prefer smaller brands.

dmstr23
dmstr23

I think there is something to say for both types of brands. However, I think the small brands offer tremendous variety in styling and mechanics, and some incredible deals can also be found on the smaller, niche watch brands.

sohnar
sohnar

I prefer the big name brands.  The amount of consistency and quality they have even in mass production is something to admire.   

norbman
norbman

This is a question hard to answer. Since I'm a bit of a tech nerd I'm interested in watches with some unique feature. The new 9300 movement by Omega is an example. You see my problem? Whoop, I'm going to tend to a big name. And now seeing the cool EHF timepiece with that superb finish, hmmm. Why not a boutique brand watch, if it is cool!

rsternadel
rsternadel

I usually prefer boutique brands because many of these brands do some really interesting and unique things.  

romeol1234
romeol1234

I prefer boutique brands. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this drawing!

Mcckevin
Mcckevin

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this drawing for a very nice looking watch. In general, my preference is toward smaller brands, such as Montblanc, however I also appreciate the value that can be found in some larger groups such as Tissot.

Buckbeek
Buckbeek

I feel a lot depends on a persons budget as to whether boutique or big brand.

I prefer big brand Casio namely

frankiek
frankiek

I truly like watches and with that said i prefer boutique, why you ask? there is not that much of the commercial aspect involved as you see with the big name watches. They rely on word of mouth and what truly seems to be more of a personal touch and TLC that goes into their product. Either way you go if you can afford it is a win win!

temfyg
temfyg

I like quality watches. Having said that, I think that big brands don't usually take the risk of designing unique watches that appeal to some individuals. I can't afford either, but I prefer boutique watches.

mkss55442
mkss55442

I prefer a boutiqe watch because of their uniqueness. I find boutique watch designers have more leeway with the design.

Scott A
Scott A

I was looking at this brand not to long ago and email them. Very interesting brand and really like the craftmanship. Love to own one and may buy one in 2013. Here is the replay I got...seem very personal and professional to me.

Hi ScottPleased to hear from someone from Canada. Spent quite a bit of time in Toronto many years back. Have some really fond memories there.We are very proud of the work that goes into the Classic as well. Bobby our chief puts in quite a bit of work on it as well. It goes for about USD 5.5 - 6.5 K, and most of the work goes into hand crafted work to the movement.We have no sales in Canada yet. We are quite new as a set up and our focus are our piece uniques. So, we haven't been marketing our retail watches aggressively. That said, our classics have been bought by clients in the UK, Singapore and China.CheersShawn

maxfieldsabin
maxfieldsabin

big brand or boutique? Doesn't matter its all about the style and quality.

ricecooker29
ricecooker29

i prefer boutique watches because it's more unique 

nicholet
nicholet

size is not too large and too small.  it would be good size for asian men. swiss made watch... what else to say?

get big brands since service is more convenient than boutique brand....  

pltienzo
pltienzo

nice watch and i think it is very durable.  something not ordinary which will be an eye turner.  certain level of admiration to peers if they see another swiss brand that they do not know.

like boutique brands - dare to be different....

Razeboy899
Razeboy899

the shape and the color is something i really like. reminds me of one of the top shots lawyers in the tv. prefer big name brands since they are perceived as more established

Sarfa
Sarfa

I like boutique brands because I enjoy wearing a watch that not many people have heard of.  I also like supporting smaller businesses.

xb3am
xb3am

I like boutique brands because they tend to be more subtle in terms of flash, and yet they still provide quality watches.

jdsieb
jdsieb

I tend to lean toward the big name brands because of provenance. However, boutique brands seem to take chances and push the bounds of convention, which I also admire.

DavidNelson
DavidNelson

I prefer big name brands, especially ones with in-house movement designs.  Though, if a boutique one caught my eye, with a solid movement inside, I would consider it. 

DNord
DNord

I prefer boutique brands over big names, but the bigger factor is simply how the watch makes me feel.  For example, I really like NOMOS because it's not one of the usual suspects, which makes it feel like it's a secret joy reserved for people who know what they're looking at.  I would never, however, choose one watch over another solely on the basis of being a boutique versus big name brand.

Charkel
Charkel

I like watches from boutique brands most of the time because they seem to be more creative. I wouldn't buy a watch from a boutique brand simply because it comes from one though.

spletcher01965
spletcher01965

I have boutique tastes but more of a big brand budget. I love to spend an afternoon in New York going from shop to shop- not one of which has a watch that interests me that costs less than $100K!

Better buy a lottery ticket!.

SDP