Don Kylne & Co. Chaplin Special Edition Watch

Don Kylne & Co. Chaplin Special Edition Watch

Don Kylne & Co. Chaplin Special Edition Watch Watch Releases

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Don Kylne & Co. is a watch brand created by a group of three dads whose friendship and love of watches led them to the realization of their vision of an affordable and tastefully designed timepiece. The latest watch by them is the limited edition Chaplin Special Edition watch, featuring one of their most loved designs- the cushion case.

Don Kylne & Co. Chaplin Special Edition Watch Watch Releases

Before getting into the watch more, it's important to share how these guys ended up actually going through with the dream of creating their own brand. One of the founders, Nic, got into watches like they all did- their families include watch enthusiasts. Fortunate enough to have inherited a collection including pieces from Omega, Cartier, Breguet, and Franck Muller, Nic realized it would be near impossible to assemble a quality collection or really, even buy one or two, quality watches for many people who are on a budget or are a younger person buying their first watch.

Don Kylne & Co. Chaplin Special Edition Watch Watch Releases

Thoughtful design with an automatic Miyota movement is a simple equation, but it has to be executed properly and the Don Kylne & Co. guys kept this in mind. Their latest release, the Chaplin Special Edition watch uses an automatic Miyota 8245 movement inside a cushion case. The guys all love some classic cushion case watches on the market but, again, finding a reasonably affordable one was tough. It was important for us to have a sub-seconds dial that avoids a seconds hand disrupting the steady "coolness" of the dial. The solid, reliable Miyota 8245 is a quality automatic movement that provides you with 40+ hours of power reserve. So, you can put it away for the weekend and still have it running when you're ready to put it back on your wrist.

Don Kylne & Co. Chaplin Special Edition Watch Watch Releases

Done in steel, the Chaplin Special Edition watch uses a Tiffany green ceramic dial with hands done in  blued steel. The dial also features a seconds sub-dial highlighted by a guilloché ring pattern. The texture of the guilloché along with the contrast from the hands with the ceramic dial creates a vibrant art-deco look that we envisioned before even beginning to sketch the watch. Anyone who has designed a watch, or really anything, knows the work and dedication it takes to bring a vision to reality. We are glad to be able to share the product with you guys.

Don Kylne & Co. Chaplin Special Edition Watch Watch Releases

Don Kylne & Co. Chaplin Special Edition Watch Watch Releases

Like with so many passion projects that become a real business, Don Kylne & Co. watches were conceived to appeal to guys like ourselves and our friends. Being a father and watch lover is tough, because budgets have to focus on what's important. For those guys, we wanted to present an option that they can afford, enjoy, love, and yes, pass down one dayWe have three color versions of the Chaplin watch for sale right now in your choice of rose gold, classic dial, or black dial. There are 500 watches produced for each color and they are $399. The Chaplin Special Edition will be made in 100 pieces and costs $450 including the $90 payment to reserve one. As of publishing, over half are sold. donkylne.com

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  • DR

    Are they all numbered “1 out of 100”, since – technically – they are?

    Sorry guys, struggling to find anything (nice) to say otherwise…

  • DR

    Are they all numbered “1 out of 100”, since – technically – they are?

    • Don Kylne

      Hi DR, yes they are all numbered 1 out of 100 to avoid adding in ‘unlucky’ numbers that people usually try to avoid such as 13 etc. i understand it may not be for all, but there was alot of consideration taken before finalising on using 1 out of 100. cheers

      • DR

        Thanks for the reply, and I think it’s a wise decision. Since we seldom have the opportunity to choose the actual number of our limited edition watches, it’s better than getting stuck with something random that unintentionally reminds you of death (4, 44), bad luck (13), a messy divorce, unwanted children or the year your team didn’t win anything…

        Good luck with your project!

        • Don Kylne

          Thank you DR!
          glad you could see it from our point of view! Cheers!

        • JunkHoarder

          That’s why watch serial numbers should all be hexadecimal.

          “D out of 64” sounds much better than “13 out of 100”

        • We let customer pick their number for our Skyscraper watches (limited edition of 150 pieces).

  • Berndt Norten

    Dedication. And devotion. They’re turning all their nighttime dreams into these daylight desires. This is the sort of drive, hunger, fire in the belly that leads to great art.

    • I want my MTV

      • Berndt Norten

        As you do the walk of life…or rather the sit and watch of life?

    • DanW94

      I sincerely hope it works out for them so they don’t have to continue to install microwave ovens, custom kitchen deliveries….

      • Don Kylne

        Hello DanW94, actually we do not install microwave ovens nor custom kitchen deliveries. but it certainly is an entertaining comment. (=

      • Berndt Norten

        That’s the way to do it…

  • Journe meets Panerai and Ferrier, makes it affordable and unique, everybody happy.

    • Don Kylne

      Hello iamcalledryan,
      because if Journe had met Panerai and Ferrier before, there wouldnt be us. haha. Cheers!

  • BrJean

    This watch has a-m-a-z-i-n-g dial colour and very interesting roman numerals (however I’m a member of ‘IIII’ party). Not a fan of seconds subdial though, it seems that somebody broke into Breguet manufacture and managed to steal one hundred of their guilloche thingies.

    • Don Kylne

      Hello BrJean,
      the idea was to have a mixture of different materials going on in one single watch.
      the smooth shiny ceramic dial with blue heated hands and a contrasting sub seconds dial. we do hope that a future design would interest you! Cheers

  • I’m a sucker for a cushion-cased watch, and I dig that dial color in particular, which just so happens to be the color of my bathroom. Not that I’m comparing this watch to a bathroom.

    • Don Kylne

      Hello Valannin,
      it thrills me to see someone dig this color as much as we do.
      you must have a fantastic looking bathroom. Important business goes well with fancy ambience! Cheers!

      • Shinytoys

        hahhahahahahaha,lol

        • Speaking of bathrooms, I smell what you did there. Light a candle for the love of God.

  • Shawn Lavigne

    i like.

    • Don Kylne

      Hello Shawn, im glad you like it. we do too. cheers

  • SuperStrapper

    interesting. i dont even know if Tiffany uses that colour for their watches. I recoil at the sub secondsn but thats a personal preference. the brand name is not good

  • DanW94

    I like the cushion case but I’m not to keen on the style of the Roman numerals. They look a bit amateurish. I checked their site and I like the model with the Arabic numbers (in the Hermes Suspendu style) much better. Good Luck to them.

    • Don Kylne

      Hello DanW94,
      we created a watch with roman numerals because of past feedback from our customers who wanted a watch with roman numerals. we do understand that design is a thing that will not please everyone. we do hope you would find something that would fancy your preference in our future designs! Cheers

  • JunkHoarder

    Miyota 82xx, enamel dial, domed sapphire front and back, overall decent design and build for $400? Sounds reasonable actually. The green dial of the special edition is not for me, but I like the white one.

    • Don Kylne

      im glad you did manage to like 1 in our collection though! we do focus more on the finishing. for this special collection, the choice of color may not sit well with everyone. but afterall, it was mean to be a special edition so we ended up choosing a color thats a little louder. (=

      • JunkHoarder

        I kinda phrased that wrong, I didn’t mean that I don’t like them, they’re just not the colors for me. Nothing wrong with either of them really, I’m sure all variations will look good on the right person.

        • Don Kylne

          Hello JunkHoarder,
          Thank you for the kind words. Cheers!

  • BNABOD

    I dig it

    • Don Kylne

      Hello BNABOD, im glad you dig it as much as we do. Cheers!

      • Berndt Norten

        I dig a pony. And your watch ain’t bad either!

        • I call 811 before I dig.

          • Berndt Norten

            Yes good idea when you’re fixing a hole.

    • Chaz

      I dig it too. Dig a deep hole and dump EVERY single one of these “watches” into it, then cover it up and pour concrete over it.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Sorry, but their is nothing i like about this watch……..lets leave it their.

    • Don Kylne

      Hello Raymond, im sorry you do not find our watches to your fancy. Perhaps a future design would! cheers!

      • Raymond Wilkie

        I have every belief it will do . I think it was the colour that,…. well, just wasn’t me. I wish you all the best for the future.

        • Don Kylne

          Hi Raymond,
          we did this color as it was meant to be a special edition. afterall, a special color for a special edition watch. (= we definitely will continue with this passion! thank you!

  • This isn’t really my style but it has got a lot of interesting little details. I like the hands. I guess the hour hand could be a little fatter or maybe a tiny bit longer, but I quite like them.

    • Don Kylne

      Hello Darthie,
      im glad you quite like the watch although it would have made my day if you liked it more. we did intend for the watch to have contrasting materials in a single watch and the hands in comparison to our previous watches are made thicker to let the blue heated hands have more shine. Cheers!

      • It’s nothing personal. I’m just not a big fan of cushion cases. I don’t like the way they wear on my wrist. But I wish you success and I’ll keep an eye out for your future offerings.

        • Don Kylne

          Awesome. Cheers!

  • Shinytoys

    Love me some cushion case, and I like the overall look of the watch, it stands out amongst a sea of other choices with the case, face color, and face layout. The price seems fair as well. Good luck gent’s with your endeavor…

    • Don Kylne

      Hello Shinytoys,
      im glad you like the watch as much as we do. Cheers!

  • Yojimbo

    I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of thieves. I was given to understand Ariel is a lawyer, did you read their post dude?

    Here’s a more appropriate intro:

    “Don Kylne & Co. is a watch brand created by a group of three dads whose lack of awareness on how easily you can become exposed to civil litigation is mind boggling.”

    Hey three dads! Tiffany BLUE is a color trademark of the people at Tiffany & Co., therefore it is privately held and you cannot replicate it (without license) on your products. Pantone doesn’t even replicate it in their code book.

    Furthermore you not only used a blindingly similar if not same color, you went so far as to draw attention to this and tout your watchface color as “Tiffany Green”. IMO this post alone is really going to be all any decent lawyer needs to get rolling on you fools for the torts of: passing off, trademark infringement and dilution. I hope you guys like giving depositions!

    Doubt me? Don’t worry, I sent this link to the lawyers at Dickstein Shapiro who just won Tiffany over 5 million on the same set of issues and I’ll let them make up their minds.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2016/10/03/costco-to-pay-5-5-m-to-tiffany-and-co-trademark.html

    • Ah, lawfare over a color. What a world we live in!

      • Yojimbo

        Color trademarks are limited purpose, if you want to paint your car that color go for it. But if you’re a house developer and you’re doing that for commercial purposes and you don’t have a license then get ready to have your bell rung. They not only allege to have stolen the color, they’re using the name Tiffany.

        I truly hope they get sued. It is a fiendish tort and it’s a little known epidemic hurting businesses large and small.

        • Benjamin Moore’s ‘Scuba Green’ is for all intents and purposes, the exact same shade as Tiffany’s blue / green and they haven’t run afoul of any legal troubles. As far as I understand it, Tiffany’s color trademark only protects bags and boxes. While it’s certainly not a good idea for a watch company to use the actual name ‘Tiffany’, they can certainly use the color for the dial. Instead of ‘hoping he gets sued’ perhaps the owner would benefit from your legal advice and change the description on his press release and website.

          • Yojimbo

            It’s more complex than that, they ‘own’ it for bags and boxes yes. However if someone engages in passing off which these clowns have done by alleging it’s a “Tiffany” anything, in combination with that color its an act of infringement and dilution of trademark on TOP of the tort of passing off which is as simple as throwing a trademark name or image/logo into the mix with your product for the sake of borrowing profile on the brand recognition of the other.

            I do more family law now, but I was weaned as a baby lawyer in civil litigation, this is 100% something I’d be exhorting my client to sue over in trademark and tort, zero flicker of doubt in my mind.

          • I would argue that, in the Costco case, there was at least a perceived intent to deceive the consumer by using ‘Tiffany setting’ to describe a non-tiffany branded product, despite the exhortations that it was a ‘generic use term’. My girlfriend is a jeweler; the industry calls them ‘prong settings’ and never ‘Tiffany’.

            It might be hard to argue, this being a watch company and watches being in the same product category as jewelry, that the products are distinct enough from each other to prevent brand confusion. If the guy was making power drills in that color, there’d be no case. It would behoove the owners to drop any reference to the name Tiffany from their literature.

          • Yojimbo

            “the Chaplin Special Edition watch uses a Tiffany green ceramic dial”

            Notwithstanding the fact that there are Tiffany & Co branded watches,
            the Tiffany name has value and is attached to more than just jewellery for commercial purposes, you don’t need to argue that a watch is in the same product category. They’re drawing a direct parallel to the color trademark and they seem think they are being sneaky and protecting themselves by calling it Tiffany green.

            The fact that their ‘tiffany green’ is basically a color photocopy of Tiffany Blue IMO has enough right there to justify filing suit and burying them in orders to compel the production of all tangentially related internal documents that relate to this watch.

            I have lawsuits I’m in right now that have celebrated birthdays. You have zero conception of how expensive it can get when someone is turning the torque on your business. I’m outsourcing some work right now because of my case load. I’m getting a discount on something that all told is going to take them a solid five or six days. We came to a “friends & family discount” price of eight thousand dollars. Things add up real quick when work is performed at over $250 an hour.

          • egznyc

            I’m with you in this one. We all have a right to use a color wherever we please so long as nobody thinks we are Tiffany. But given the jewelry and watch connection I actually think these three dads might have some explaining to do. There could be some confusion as to the source of this product. But if I’m a dry cleaner and I use this shade of green on my dust covers I think I’m safe.

      • Yojimbo
      • Berndt Norten

        It’s world in which we live in?

    • Grumpy Cat

      I think you may be correct. I am no attorney so my opinion doesn’t matter but I believe use of the Tiffany color may be a trade dress issue for this company. They should definitely research and make sure they are not putting themselves at risk of intellectual property infringement.

      • Yojimbo

        I truly did write to Tiffany’s lawyers. I’ve represented companies that have fallen victim to others engaging in passing off and they didn’t have the money to protect themselves. Tiffany & Co definitely will have the money to enforce their trademark and I hope they slam the three dads so hard they regret ever having children.

    • Shinytoys

      by any chance, out of courtesy did you speak to the owners of Kylne and Co. before you rang this fire bell…

      • Yojimbo

        The courtesy owed is to the trademark owner.

        It is my fervent hope that Dickstein & Shapiro LLP crushes them into dust

        • Shinytoys

          and what exactly is the size of the dog you have in this fight?

          • …and why do people dislike lawyers?

          • Chaz

            You mean bottom feeders

          • Bottom feeders with top-of-the-line automobiles. 🙂

          • Chaz

            “Lawyer” doesn’t mean successful. Plenty of bottom feeders out there with beat up, old Chevy Malibus or Elantras…

          • Marius

            You are right, not all lawyers are rich. In fact, look at me:

            I’m so broke, I go to KFC and lick other peoples fingers.

            I’m so broke me and my girlfriend got married for the rice.

            I’m so broke, if a trip around the world cost a nickel, I wouldn’t have enough to leave the couch!

            I’m so broke that I just went into McDonald’s and put a small fry on layaway.

            If pickles were 10 cents a truckload I couldn’t buy a wart off a cucumber!

            I’m so broke, just to rub two nickels together, I’d have to borrow one.

            We were so broke, that at Christmas, all we could exchange was glances.

            I’m so broke, the bank asked for their calendar back.

            I’m so broke, long distance companies don’t even call me to switch!

            I ain’t broke, but I’m severely bent.

            Someone saw me kicking a can down the street, and when asked what I was doing I said, “Moving.”

            I’m so broke I can’t afford to pay attention!

            A guy walked into our house, stepped on a cigarette and my Mom yelled, “Who turned off the heat?”

            I’m so broke that when someone saw my Mom walking down the street with one shoe, they said, “Hey, you lost a shoe.” She said, “No, I found one.”

          • I love the Christmas glances one. That made me laugh out loud. And “Who turned off the heat?” Hahahaha.

          • Yojimbo

            a) this reads like a Henny Youngman routine;

            b) describes my life to a T

          • I’m so broke I can’t afford to change my mind.

          • …and Suebarus

          • Yojimbo

            if we were talking about a company that had a sponsored post saying “hey look at our exact replica Omega” this issue would perhaps be more apparent for you. As someone who has had his work ripped off by others and as someone who has represented people in the same situation my only interest is that commercial entities that engage in tortious conduct have to answer for it.

        • Shinytoys

          when we do controlled burns in areas with a heavy amount of underbrush, I’ve made it a habit of always checking my own person to see if accidently, I may have gotten any accelerant on myself…right before we hit the igniters.

        • Do you also fervently hope for a referral fee? I don’t think think Tiffany’s lawyers will get much blood out of Don Kylne’s stone. 🙂

    • Chaz

      Don’t forget the obvious ripoff cues from FP Journe…

    • Tiffany boxes are the basis of the color trademark from what I have read. That does not automatically broaden out to all categories of item covered under U.S. trademark law. So unless Tiffany has protected status of using their packing “blue” on watches, then Donkey Line may not have an issue with the use of the color itself on a product in a clearly situation. The Tiffany name is another issue of course.

      • Yojimbo

        The use of Tiffany is a major dumbo move, but people are focusing on the wrong element here, that its not a box is not a valid defense or have any bearing.

        They used a direct riff on Tiffany’s trademark and color which is 100% trademark dilution .

        Big case that’s still relevent is a dude that cyber squatted panavision.com and had all these photos of Pana Illinois on it. That guy got his arse hammered simply because Panavision was able to prove that his website screwed up search engine results and made it hard to find their website!

        http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1286135.html

        and it gets better because since that case screwed the federal Trademark Dilution Act which has many state counterparts specifically sets out that a plaintiff needs only to show the that defendant’s mark is LIKELY to cause dilution. So as with many IP issues they not only is there exposure here if Tiffany decides to go after them they can even forum shop to find the area most likely to return a finding in their favor because you know “internet is everywhere”

        • I agree that the maker using the name Tiffany was quite ill-advised. Outside of that, the simple use of the color on a product, where it is not related to trade dress is not a slam dunk for Tiffany. But unless it actually goes to a U.S. court of law, we will never know for sure.

          • Yojimbo

            lol YES that’s on the extreme end of forums though, another fun thing is to see why some corps or people try to drag people to attorn to a european forum sometimes to punish people with laws we cannot even conceive of existing in North America.

            As for the color I am only referencing it because my submission would be that by creating this magic “Tiffany Green” they are by extension causing confusion of the proprietary Tiffany Blue which has tremendous value to the Corp. Corporations no longer have to prove ‘actual damage’ as well.

            The color alone would not be a cause of action, it’s only in there because Tiffany is their trade name and Tiffany Blue is a trademark, these fine fathers three are in a commercial venture that has created a situation I believe a court will find is liable to LIKELY cause confusion and diminish the value of Tiffany Blue.

            You’re 100% right a horse is not a horse until a judge says it is and that’s why as someone who feels really strongly about stuff like this I wrote to the law firm who handled the Tiffany v. Costco case and then came back to finish the article.

            I asked if Ariel read it because here in Canada even there are some sites that have been gone after for the content of messages contained on their site such as Yelp type review sites that hosted hate speech or defamatory comments. It wouldn’t be that much of a stretch to add in as a co-defendant a website that was promulgating something alleged to be tortious or a statutory violation. He’d know U.S law way better, the only time I’ve ever had to be super familiar with it is with larger US based and controlled corps that have operated up in Canada and just blatantly violated our provincial employment laws, I always work back to what’s the law in their state so I can draft correspondence that sets out for their HR or whomever how they’ve badly screwed up by doing something that in their say “Right to Work” state is totally legal.

      • Berndt Norten

        Can we please stop talking about washed up teenie bopper shopping mall idols from the 80s?

    • nvfll

      The hexadecimal color code #548c45 is a shade of green. In the RGB color model #548c45 is comprised of 32.94% red, 54.9% green and 27.06% blue. In the HSL color space #548c45 has a hue of 107.32 degrees, 33.97% saturation and 40.98% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 552 nm. Sico 6126-84 Tiffany Green and Crown Diamond 7294-84 Tiffany Green are matching paint colors.

      Cool your jets on the lawsuit; this is a named color. I believe that Tiffany owns Tiffany Blue for use in packaging.

      Now can we get back to watches please?

      • Yojimbo

        the RGB representation of a CMYK color is never 100% accurate but thank you for your eye drop tool assessment.

        I wonder genius, does this look anything like even a distant relative of the color on the watch face? http://encycolorpedia.com/548c45 ?

        Now look up PMS number 1837 which is the Pantone code for Tiffany Blue. They intentionally don’t list it in their published guides because you know it’s privately controlled.

        Having happily spent years mired in lawsuits as counsel on lesser ‘facts’ like I said repeatedly, I hope they get buried up to their eyeballs in litigation bullshit

  • Donkey Line? That is on truly awful-looking watch, from the minuscule crown to the rough and unrefined movement leering through the display back. The fonts…the hands…that scabrous subdial…the color (I didn’t realize Tiffany made a “bile”)…5 whole atmospheres of water resistance…all for only $495? I hope it’s a very limited edition.
    Nice clasp though.

    • Tiffany Green? I think I dated her back in the 80s.

  • Chaz

    Low… Hanging… Fruit…

    So horrible in so many ways…

    This must be an early April 1 ad just to test the attack mode of commenters here…

  • IG

    Poor Chaplin must be rolling in his grave… That colour…

  • DR
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  • Lincolnshire Poacher

    I think the case is spot on, really caught the vintage cushion shape. With the proportions of dial and lugs.
    I Like the Laurent Ferrier vibe and hands. I can see the need to add interest with the sub-seconds dial. I think its well done, and like the seconds-hand. But I personally find it distracting and unnecessary.
    Like the crown, the colour, even like font. I think for that colour you need a ‘perky’ font for it to work.
    Recognised the movement immediately. I’ve even got one in a German watch I own. The rotor is known to be noisy (and it is), but otherwise its reliable.
    I’d like to see the other colours to see how they work.
    How big is this? It looks rather large. I personally hope its 40mm or less. For a subtle dress watch, it only works if its discretely sized.

  • ??????

    I feel heavy Laurent Ferrier influence in this watch, but I like it. This color reminds me of my childhood, it was a favorite one for my car models. The only thing that stops me from jumping for it right now is the movement: I know it is reliable, but I don’t belive in its precision and not fond of its crude look. I wish the watch had some hand-wound caliber, even ST3600 would be just perfect for me.

  • Svetoslav Popov

    I don’t understand all the hate. I think the watch is really nice design and the price is absolutely spot on. I would have preferred it being more expensive, but encasing some higher grade movement. Change the color name to “Minty Milk” or something and everything is just fine 🙂 I like all the design elements, the lugs, the crown and dial/hands combo. One really different watch, not just the next “Panerai” wannabe.

  • Roman

    Let’s be honest, who else can offer not bad case engraving for $400?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a86caf359f9ba925b826e2508d6a4e467353aadfd87f18533dd556cb78c00503.jpg

    • resonator resonator

      Wow! Seriously?

  • Watch Lords

    Reminds of the story Eyal Lalo spun about being a third generation watchmaker and his granny lalo designing the Russian Diver for the Soviets. I understand sponsored posts but I wish it were possible to screen some of them. A cheap watch which at best cost $20 to make per copy and I am being generous. Is this another Florida based company passing cheap Asian stuff as quality?

    • Svetoslav Popov

      You are not serious, right? It is much more appropriate to just say you don’t like the watch. Or even better, say nothing, just don’t buy it. That is your true vote. Find me such a watch for 20 and I will get a bunch of them 🙂

  • Ulysses31

    Cute watch, nice presentation. Wouldn’t look out of place on a woman’s wrist.