Japan's Newest Attainable Watch Brand/This Very šŸ¤”CheapšŸ¤‘ Watch Is PERFECT


Grand Tyme Master
Founding Member
Jul 17, 2014


This Very Cheap Watch Is PERFECT​

Watchfinder & Co.
Dec 1, 2023

This very cheap watch is perfect. No fuss, no muss, just simple watchmaking done well at a good price. This is Kuoe Kyoto.

Featured Watches:
Kuoe Old Smith 90-001
Kuoe Old Smith 90-002
Kuoe Royal Smith 90-006

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The appeal of ā€œclassicā€ is universal.
The origin of the KUOE brand and concept dates back to 2010.

Uchimura, the designer and founder, was a university student studying language in London, England when he just so happened to enter a shop that was handling antique watches.

There was a line-up of hand-wound watches from the 1940s ā€“ ā€˜70s. He was instantly drawn to them and their ability to keep time even after the rich accumulation of history in the decades that had passed. Although the watches were antiques, they somehow felt warm and refreshing, and were naturally appealing to wear on the wrist.

There, in that shop, Uchimura found the strong appeal of classic design, and realized that something that is truly classic is loved and revered universally around the world and across generations. Deeply influenced by this experience, he was inspired to create a classic design watch brand of his own.

From that day forward, he worked to achieve his dream.
After graduating university, Uchimura began working for a watch company in Kyoto ā€“a city steeped in Japanese tradition. For a few years, he gained experience in the business and learned more about watches until he was ready to launch a sub-brand which was dedicated to his idea of introducing the classic design he had seen in those antiques in London into new models of wristwatches.

In 2020, he was finally able to establish his own classic watch brand, KUOE. The first model, Old Smith 90-001 in April.

ā€œThe appeal of classic design from Kyoto to the world.ā€
Our goal is to make KUOE products widely available for everyone to feel the beauty of classic design.


Enter the coupon code "bf2023" for a 7% discount when you check out.​


OLD SMITH 90-001 Bar Index Blue with Italian Leather Black​

SKU: os90001-bbl-it-bk

$270.00 Price :rolleyes:
  • Specification

    • Quartz Movement - Cal: SEIKO VD78A
    • Small Second
    • Water Resistant: 5ATM
    • Domed Mineral Glass :poop:

      • What is the sapphire glass?​

      • Sapphire glass is the second hardest substance after diamond. Extremely high technology is required to process such an ultra-hard substance into a dome shape. The glass was developed exclusively for. Flat-shaped sapphire glass is common in entry-class watches, but dome glass is rarely found in this price range. Such hardness of the glass leads to extremely high resistance to scratches. Since itā€™s hard to process and cannot be mass-produced, it will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, early purchase is recommended.
    • Size​

      • Case Size : 35*35*10(mm)
      • Band Length : 14.5-19.0(cm)
      • Band Width : 18(mm)
      • Accessories​

        • Box
        • 1 year warranty
        • Manual
        • Microfiber cloth
        • Pouch
        • Please note : Dead battery is not within warranty.
  • https://www.esslinger.com/hattori-j...78-small-second-at-6-00-overall-height-5-0mm/

  • Hattori Japan 2 Hand Quartz Watch Movement VD78 Small Second At 6:00 Overall Height 5.0mm​

    SKU: VD78

    Availability: Non-Returnable Product

  • $11.94
    / lot (2 Pieces)

    Watch Movement Accessories New Movement VD78A Quartz Movement VD78 Electronic Movement Two Hands​


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Japan's Newest Attainable Watch Brand​

Teddy Baldassarre
Apr 2, 2024

In this video, we take an in-depth look at a newer brand from Japan, Kuoe. Founded just a few years ago, Kuoe has quickly grown into a legitimate brand offering entry-level pricing on well-made watches carrying a vintage aesthetic and classic wearing dimensions. Focusing on its two pillar collection, we discuss just what the brand has to offer!

0:00 Intro
0:40 Brand History
2:45 Case & Wearing
4:20 Dial Design
6:00 Movement
7:15 Final Thoughts
Link To Shop Some Of The Best Japanese Watches Under $1,000

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