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Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches

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Dan Henry is a watch collector looking to offer watches with classic designs focusing on affordability and a purist vintage design. He also runs Timeline.watch dedicated to his love of vintage horology. Dan Henry is inspired by traveling around the world and collecting not just wristwatches, but eclectic objects from magnets to stamps to Faberge cigarette cases - really anything with timeless character and personality. Keeping the watches named simply after the year by which their design is inspired, Dan Henry currently offers four models, the 1947, the 1963, the 1968, and the 1970. Here’s a brief introduction to Dan Henry’s available pieces, each of which are inspired by a unique vintage design with prices between $190 and $250.

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Chronological order would make sense, but we want to start with the piece that’s gotten the most attention and praise from owners, the Dan Henry 1970. A serious diver, the 44mm-wide watch is water resistant to 200 meters and stays aesthetically true to classic dive watches from the 1970s. The matte black, orange, and patina accents on the two dial options don’t stray from divers from this era, and it’s a watch we’re really proud of. As for the movement, the 1970 has a Seiko Caliber NH35 automatic movement that gets 41 hours of power reserve. On the case back is an engraved octopus and the watch comes on a silicone strap.

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

The Dan Henry 1947 is a 40mm dress piece inspired by the Omega cal. 332 as well as a vintage Calatrava he owns. Made in simple stainless steel with an engraved maze on the case back, the 1947 has a clean dial with a brushed chapter ring contrasting with the dial color. At 6 o’clock is the guilloched seconds sub-dial and…that’s about it! Keeping it simple, the 1947 has a quartz Seiko VD78 movement and a water resistance rating of 50 meters.

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

The Dan Henry 1963 is a sporty aviation watch that was inspired by vintage Breitling watches Dan collected, specifically the AVI 765 and 165CE. At 42.5mm wide with a rotating bezel, the 1963 runs on a Miyota 6S20 quartz movement powering the watch and its chronograph function. On the back of the case you’ll see the engraved 3D Lockheed Blackbird jet as a final tribute to these aviator watches of the past. A classic look with patina hands, numerals, and indices, legibility and style are given a premium here.

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Things go in a different direction with our Dan Henry 1968 watch, a minimalist watch that doesn’t get that style confused with “boring.” The 41mm-wide watch is inspired by an apparent Omega Speedmaster prototype that never got produced, focusing on the color contrast of red, white, and black, and firmly planting its feet in appreciation of the aesthetic created by the imbalance and asymmetry of the dial. You’ll find a date window at 6 o’clock and chronograph sub-dial at 3 o’clock which creates an atypical but sleek design. The movement here is the same as the 1963, the Miyota 6S20 quartz. On the case back, you’ll find a 3D maze similar to that of the 1947.

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry Watches Inspired By Years Of Collecting Vintage Watches Watch Releases

Dan Henry watches are created with a design sensibility firmly rooted in vintage watches and a focus on style, authenticity, and aesthetics. They are affordable so you can wear them every day without worrying about them but knowing you’ve got an aesthetically pleasing watch. Each watch is made in a limited edition determined by the model name. So, there are 1,970 pieces of the 1970 watch and so on. The Dan Henry 1970 is priced at $250, the 1947 is priced at $190, the 1963 is $230, and the 1968 is $200. danhenrywatch.com

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  • Richard Baptist

    People who own these rave about how well these are designed. In terms of my favorites from most favorite:
    Dan Henry 1947 with the gold hands, Dan Henry 1963 and then the diver. These are easily some of the best watches out there for the price.

    • Beefalope

      The 1947 is a great watch, especially for $200. It’s the only quartz I wear.

      I like all the Dan Henry offerings, though. Sharp watches at a great price.

  • Chaz

    Happy Cock Year to everyone!

    • How many years have you been waiting for that beauty?

      • WINKS

        Twelve years?

      • Chaz

        Twelve 😉

    • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

      Xin Nian Kuai Lo – Happy New Year to You, but my favorite is gong xi fa cai – “May you be very prosperous in the New Year !

  • Word Merchant

    Not being a lawyer, I an unclear exactly where the line between ‘inspired by’ and ‘copied from’ truly lies: where honest admiration becomes sly plagarism. But if these watches don’t quite cross that line, they certainly appear to lean right over it, even if their metaphorical feet remain on the safe side.

  • BrJean

    Dan Henry 1968 with white dial is my favorite. Minimalism done right! Other designs are good too but I’m felling a bit deja vu looking at them.

  • Berndt Norten

    Boring

    • Beefalope

      Whereas a name like Rolex denotes class.

      • Berndt Norten

        Funny I always thought it denoted one’s addresss and phone number

        • Beefalope

          That, too.

      • IG

        There must be a guy called Joe Rolex somewhere.

  • SuperStrapper

    It would have been nice if instead of being such a megalomaniac he just created an actual brand.

    • Beefalope

      Thanks for the psychological diagnosis.

      • SuperStrapper

        Die in a fire.

        • Beefalope

          Live like Amy Winehouse.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Party like Prince,……………………..why am i keeping this going ?

          • WINKS

            Sh*t like Elvis?

          • IG

            Sleep like Jim Morrison?

          • Marius

            Write like Ariel Adams!

          • BILL*

            Thank you for being the only guy who backed me up when I complained about and to The Management ’round here.

  • Beefalope

    I bought one of the 1947 watches, and I’m not a quartz fan, but the finishing is stunning for the price point.

  • Trevor

    I have the 1970 diver and it’s awesome. The fit and finish is great. Yes, the lume is weak and the crystal has been scratched already within a month, but for $250, I think it punches far above its weight.

    • DanW94

      Thanks for the feedback, because that ‘s the one I would strongly consider from the collection, on account of the automatic movement and the internal rotating bezel.

      • Lincolnshire Poacher

        When I first saw the 1970 I really wanted it too. Super-compressor style, domed glass, vintage-y coloring, internal bezel; whats not to like.
        The others are interesting too. For a first time micro-producer, he’s got a great line up of vintage style watches.
        But for some reason I just can’t. I’ve got no problem with homages, especially when they’re upfront about it. I think that however much I like them, I just wouldn’t wear it

    • funNactive

      Thanks for the impute. I was tempted & looked at the 1970 on their web site. I’ve been wanting a watch with an internal dive bezel. — But, I love great lumen & I don’t like wearing watches with scratched crystals. I wasn’t sure what to think about a mineral crystal that is sapphire coated. If you scratched it within a week, apparently a sapphire coating doesn’t do much.

  • I can’t wait to read an actual review.

    • WINKS

      Better not hold your breath

  • Raymond Wilkie

    I’ve got the same problem with these watches as i do with Christoper Ward. Having someone else’s name blazoned across the face of it, it wouldn’t feel like my watch ( don;t feel it with Raymond Weil ,…go figure ). Ok , well done you got a watch to market , for that i commend you and if i had to choose i would go for the 1947 black strap, looks quite classy ( but don’t look to close ). It is what it is, not a bad watch for not a bad price.

    • Many watch brands have a founders name (or last name) as their brand name, so this is far from unusual. But “Henry” alone would not have the cache of “Chopard” or “Piaget” or “Gronefeld” or “Voutillanen”, so he joins the ranks of first & last name brands – Christophe Claret, or Christopher Ward.

      • Raymond Wilkie

        I hear yer ( and Raymond Weil ) , but i have to question anyone who wants to splatter their own name across their creation, it’s a bit……………… trumpy. I can’t come up with a name of the top of my head but even his initials ( in a fancy font ) at 3 or 6 would have been better. And while i’m on a small rant, is putting the word automatic on an automatic not just stating the blooming obvious.

      • Lincolnshire Poacher

        How right you are. There’s a brand called “Henry” that’s recently popped up in all our mall-type jewelers. £80-£150 quartz, striking single colors, sort of posh crossed with minimal. Obviously Chinese made, even with ‘London’ on the dial. They’re going straight for the DW crowd.

        • Yes, I see them on Amazon UK, “Henry London Knightsbridge Unisex Wrist Watch Analog Quartz” – title says it all. The good news is this part: “This item does not ship to the United States.”

          Think I’d stick with a well designed Dan Henry instead of a Henry London.

          And what is the “DW crowd”?

          • IG

            Daniel Wellington-wearing hipsters.

          • Thanks – had not heard of Daniel Wellington. Looking at them now it appears to be Kickstater watches with mall distribution. I’m so excited that I’m going back to sleep now (literally).

          • Lincolnshire Poacher

            Not heard of them! Everyone and their pet rabbit is wearing one over here.
            You used to go into the local jewellers and see pulsar, citizen, Seiko and tissot. Now its DW, Police, AVI-8, DW, Henry, and DW again.
            With any luck you’ll avoid the plague your side of the bond.

          • Not a problem – I’m not hip enough to frequent any your retailers.

    • Berndt Norten

      How would a Daniels or Smith sit with you?

      • Raymond Wilkie

        My life would be complete.

        • Ah, so you are like the rest of us after all, ha ha. We are creatures with simple yet exquisite desires. And easy to please with just the right gift.

          • Berndt Norten

            These moonlight desires haunt me

      • SuperStrapper

        2 excellent examples, actually. But ima put them in a different… league. When you painstakingly create all of your own components like that, having your name on the dial is acceptable.

  • The materials and movements explain the great pricing, or the pricing explains the choice of materials and movements. But those yin and yang opposing forces aside, these are very nicely designed watches for their price segment. Usually in this price range you get uninspired Kickstarter minimalist bauhaus metrosexual watches where the design was phoned in to a factory in China. These clearly are not in the mold – bravo and best of luck with them!

  • IG

    Having a knock-off of the legendary Omega 30T2 chronomètre with a seiko quartz turd in it is blasphemy! Bad bad Dan!

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/76/180917619_f2eda19fda.jpg

  • BILL

    Dan Henry meets Don Kylne every Saturday morning at Skyline Diner for some coffee and backgammon.

    • IG

      Imagine a table with Terry Allison, Dan Henry, Adee Kaye, Michael Kors, Don Kylne and Daniel Wellington around it…

  • Shinytoys

    For the price and the build quality, and I’m talking specifically about the auto-winders, there’s a lot to love here. The Seiko movements are rock solid, and the detail of the watch is tidy and straight ahead. Doesn’t leave a person a lot of room to complain. Best of luck with your venture, Dan Henry…

  • Ron-W

    Good designs and cheap as Scottish, i think you will succeed Sir !

  • commentator bob

    The “compressor” style automatic dive watch is great for $250 except that 44 mm is a bit big and it has a mineral crystal instead of sapphire.

    • Dénes Albert

      Especially the one with the blue minute track.

  • BILL

    Maybe someday I’ll come back to ABTW with a SponsoredPost watch inspired by other SponsoredPost watches. Cheers all!

    • DanW94

      (You got no place to be
      Still I wonder where you’re going)
      And why you had to leave
      I hear a voice, it says to me

      Find your way back
      (To ABTW…..)

  • funNactive

    This is definitely the largest size watch I can get away with on my 7 in. wrist (I prefer 40mm). I’ve wanted to try an internal bezel & this was an inexpensive start – & I love the domed crystal.
    For diving, warm water would be fine w/out gloves on – but the small crown would be impossible to work with dive gloves. Great desk diver.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e0b74cf44f18f010e21a0a4b3b442b06d14be232124fc5ac990d4663e9454d8.jpg

  • Ulysses31

    Lots of homages going on here. Can’t argue with the value though; these are handsome and appear well-made.