The Dutch microbrand Stuckx was founded by Stephan Trimbos, a watch lover and a veteran in selling them online, especially microbrands such as Magrette from New Zeeland, Halios from Canada, Tempest from Hong Kong, TNT from Germany and Minator from Turkey.
He had a dream to have his own watch brand and so came Stucks around, with making his debut with two models, a bold diver called The Rock and the dressier Infinite 8.
The Rock is one of those pieces that will polarize people, some will find it awesome, others will hate it. With a diameter of 44,8 mm and a height of 21 mm, the lug-less case has a basted finish and probably not you, but the watch can go as deep as 1000 meters. With this water resistance, other parts too of this watch have quite robust specs, for example, the AR coated sapphire crystal is 6 mm thick, and the screw-in type case back is 4 mm.
Powered by the Swiss ETA 2824 automatic caliber, the Rock will have a guaranty of two years.
Stuckx’s second debut model, the Infinite 8, has more moderate proportions: diameter of 44 mm without the crown, height of 15,5 mm and lug to lug is 48,7 mm. Water resistant to 200 m, the Infinite 8 is powered by the 24 Jewel Seiko-made NH35 automatic movement. It will come with a warranty of two years.
At this point, Stuckx is looking for pre-orders, so that they can pass the production order for all the components. Once they have enough people signed up, the production and QA should take not more than four months. They expect the first pieces to ship in Q1 of 2015.
To learn more about Stuckx and their debut pieces, head over to http://webshop.stuckx.com/web-store/