NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch

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NAM Watch Co. is a watch company based in Jakarta, Indonesia and we initially launched our watches in 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Our previous models, The Krakatoa and Toba, were positively received by both Indonesian and international watch enthusiasts and sold hundreds of units back in 2015. This positive reception has inspired us to create better products and develop our latest watch, the Mahameru.

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

The Mahameru

The new model takes its name from Mount Mahameru, or “Great Mountain," an active stratovolcano and the highest mountain in Indonesia’s most populated island, Java. The design pays homage to the classic dress watches from the 1950s such as the 1954 Omega Seamaster. The design revisits not only the elements but also the spirit of classic watchmaking, an era where craftsmanship and quality came first, and beauty naturally followed.

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

Through the Mahameru, we aim to invite those that have directly experienced 1950s watches to relive the era and create a new story of their own. We believe that a watch’s value isn’t measured in currency, but rather the story it brings and the moments its wearer associates the watch with - there is no real value in hefty price tags for poor specifications and played-out designs. To achieve this, NAM offers its watches at a price that won’t put a hole in your pocket to invite more people to join and write the story together.

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

What makes this watch so interesting is that it has some details and qualities you usually won’t find at this price point. Starting at $149 on Kickstarter, it’s very tempting to own with the details we offered. With an elegant round case in steel, NAM offers the Mahameru in a polished steel case and rose gold as well. The case is 39mm wide, 11.8mm thick, 47mm lug to lug, and has an 18mm lug width. These combinations make the Mahameru a very comfortable and exceedingly wrist-friendly option for those with smaller or thinner wrists. The Mahameru is water resistant to 100m and has a double AR-coated sapphire crystal. The case is produced in stainless steel and has a see-through case back.

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

The dial is also an interesting and attractive part. We offer five dial and case combinations from cream white to black and even blue dials. Dial colors vary with the combination of baton-style hour markers and Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock. These are executed with applied indices, making for a slightly dressier look. Breaking up the smooth expanses, you have the logo up at 12 o'clock and the small seconds dial down at 6 o'clock. One bit of visual interest pops up in this sub dial also - the 60 is printed in red to add more visual appeal to the watch. We added the radial guilloche dial pattern on the sub dial to make it more aesthetically pleasing. The hour and minute hands are done in a sword style, which matches nicely with the hour markers. The Mahameru will feature a black leather band, while the rose gold iteration comes on a brown leather strap. We think this new model fits firmly into the "less is more" camp of affordable watches and is tastefully executed.

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

Inside, the Mahameru is powered by a Miyota 8245, which is a non-hacking 21 jewel movement with an accuracy of -20 to +40 seconds per day, and a power reserve of over 40 hours. It can be seen through the case back displaying the engraved rotor with the NAM logo.

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

NAM Watch Co. Mahameru Watch Watch Releases

All in all, NAM succeeded in bringing the simple and classic traits of '50s watchmaking to the Mahameru, and it really is a true bargain – starting from $149 with an array of customizable features. If the idea of bringing that '50s vibe to life in a modern watch with an above-average build quality at a below-average price resonates with you, head over to our Kickstarter campaign page to support the project.

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What do you think?
  • Interesting (21)
  • I want it! (8)
  • Thumbs up (6)
  • Classy (3)
  • I love it! (3)
  • SuperStrapper
  • Pete Pete

    how wonderful, yet another boring as f*** kickstarter watch.

  • Mikita

    The white one is kinda attractive. Just throw away that fake croco band.

    • I wouldn’t mind a nice perlon also.

      • Mikita

        I got one perlon for my diver but couldn’t wear: some fused seam was biting me under the palm all the time. I hope there are better made perlon straps..

        • You are probably right about the seams — I’ve experience the same bite with a no-name perlon. I am sure there are high quality similar woven straps though.

        • Try taking an emery board to the rough places on the strap (assuming it was a heat fused area that is scratching you).

          • Mikita

            Yes, I tried already. It helped, but the strap still feels a bit itchy.

  • Moonraker

    100m WR? OK, wow. There also aren’t many dressy type watches with the crown at 4 (only Chopard comes to mind), although this one’s crown is even farther down, headin’ down 5 o’clock way.

  • Honestly, how can you complain about a $149 with a Miyota automatic, that appears to be somewhat original — I can see various design cues but they are combined into a nice package.

    Feels like an honest entry to me.

    • DanW94

      Ditto – good comment.

    • Mikita

      Indeed, hard to bash this one. Most of watches below 150 bucks look much worse than these. But I agree with Moonraker: the logo is odd.

    • egznyc

      Somewhat crappy movement but overall nice result – and good on them for making it 100m WR. My main gripe is not the small seconds hand, but the other two hands. They just look kind of dull to me. I like the dial though – other than the weird name.

  • Word Merchant

    Can anyone recommend a good watch blog that doesn’t have watches like this featured on it. Sure, there’s a place for them in the market, and this one looks quite nice in some combinations, but I am getting fed up of kickstarter after kickstarter after kickstarter watch. It’s getting so as I come here just for the comments.

    • SuperStrapper

      It must be awful being you, having to put up with all this day after day with no option to simply not read or comment.

      • Word Merchant

        No, on the contrary. It’s great being me. Really great. But upvoted for the empathy.

    • Moonraker

      I hear Chayton Grosvner’s got a Tumblr.

      • Word Merchant

        I thought he’d already bought this blog?

        • Moonraker

          He bought Morgan Stanley and a small country instead. I think it was Andorra. Andorra or San Marino.

          • Word Merchant

            Or the Golex Chaytona.

          • Moonraker

            What is that?
            It’s a Groslex. Silent ‘s’. ‘G’ not silent, unfortunately.

          • Phil leavell

            I’m not even going to ask how you know where someone is. That’s just freaky

          • Moonraker

            You just have to pay attention. They either drop hints or say it outright. Yojimbo strongly hinted at living in London, Ontario. And Trevor/Dinkee said outright that he’s from the Vancouver area. And that Chayton kid lives in Kentucky.

          • Phil leavell

            Very socially inept or could you tell LOL
            Have a good night, I have to crash

          • Phil leavell

            -& thanks

    • Mikita

      There is little choice in a barrel of rotten apples..

    • Mark1884

      Go home Merch, your drunk.

      • Word Merchant

        Hic. Oops. Srrrry.

  • Phil leavell

    Way to go I hope you live long and prosper.

    • egznyc

      You and Heywood’s pic have a natural affinity ;-).

  • John Stevens

    Up the price by 20$ and put a better strap on it and it will still be fantastic value for money, the haute horologists will probably hate it and it’s a throwaway movement but again it allows everyone to own a mechanical watch.

  • Matthew Rowe

    Only gripe is thickness. Take the wr down to 50, make it 10 or less thickness and you have a winning dress/casual combo for a good price. Affordable mechanical watches tastefully done is a good thing.

    • Mikita

      The movement is the limiting factor here. They could have used a thinner, such as 9015, but then the price would have been higher.

  • Moonraker

    Another bad ?AMe.

  • Yan Fin

    Pretty tasteful bargain watch. Best of luck !

  • IG

    What about the minute hand to reach the minute scale? For an extra $10 maybe?

    • WatchNeophyte

      This. I can’t really complain about anything else. It is a bit odd that they couldn’t make a longer minute hand, considering how they are pricing this.

  • Ross Diljohn

    I would wear the white dial black strap version. Nicely done. The name is a bit odd though.

    • WatchNeophyte

      When I first saw the name, I immediately thought of the movie “Platoon”.

      • Ross Diljohn

        I thought it was Russian…

      • dennis

        Exactly my point.

  • WatchNeophyte

    Tastefully done, and you really can’t argue about the price. A few details could have been better, such as the minute hand..which was pointed out by IG below. My only worry is at this price point how the case, dial and strap hold up within about a year or so.

  • Heywood Jawblowme

    terrsibles name for US based buyers right up there with the Chevy Nova marketing in South America

    For the person who picked the name and chose that horrible typeset there is of course ONLY once answer they must submit to the following

    https://youtu.be/xNNpFKVE3Mw

    if not summary execution

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95357d91b73a515386f671c4d180ae04a013d33a7d5c9cc55b5b46d21540810c.jpg

    oh so totally not Yojimbo

    c’mon kids ban me again! you will NOT believe how much more vulgar my usernames can get

    • Craven Morehead LXIX

      very not nice, my friend

    • Mark1884

      Who were you??

    • dennis

      I agree, can’t get pass the name.

  • $149?? I have straps that cost that much. This is a deal and a half.

    I immediately thought of a c. 1950’s Omega before I even visited the Kickstarter page. Great job.

  • Lawrence

    Handsome watch, I would prefer something a bit bigger than 39mm but it looks ok

  • Mark1884

    Not a horrible looking watch……… but who really wants one??
    I don’t have any place in my collection for some Kickstarter type of watch. Not that I am a watch snob, (I am a snob) but when would I wear this in place of one of my trophy watches??
    What slot in the watch world does this watch fill?? Not just this one, but most of the Kickstarter watches. Sorry, but this type of watch is not even on my radar.

    • Pete Pete

      I suppose this watch is the next step downwards from a poor man’s version of a nice watch. can’t afford a grand seiko, can’t afford the poor man’s version of it (sarb035, …) then this is the next downgrade before you hit the bottom (seiko 5 territory).

      also wondering whether it’s actually necessary to occupy that teeny tiny niche. if someone is that cash-strapped, a seiko 5 is certainly the better option.

  • Buy and Sold

    good pricing, good effort

  • otaking241

    On the whole seems like a nice package, especially at this price point (with a Japanese movement!). On the other hand stylistically I feel like the contemporary touches like the handset and crown at 4:30 clash with an otherwise elegant retro-styled watch. If they had gone full-on retro I could see this being a fun piece for a throwback ensemble or base for a steam- or diesel-punk mod project.

    Branding needs some work too–first thought was South Park: “This is like the gun I used in ‘Nam!”

    Wonder if we’ll be seeing more interesting stuff out of Indonesia in the coming years?

    • Moonraker

      ‘Nam, eh? Was your watch “in the shit”?

  • Coert Welman

    Not too big a fan of the movement, but the rest of the watch is really nice. I especially love the dimensions. Nice going!