Simple in design, the Merci LMM 01 Watch ($400) takes horological style back to its origins with an uninterrupted dial and sleek strap. Available in both a mechanical and quartz model, this 37.5mm timepiece has a power reserve of up to 42 hours, waterproof rating up to 5ATM and primarily Swiss manufacture and assembly. With its slimline design and choice of either black fabric or brown leather strap, this minimal watch has a clean and white dial with contrasting black numerical hour markers and a red seconds hand for easy reading. Those with an appreciation for understated beauty will find companionship with this classic accessory.
Slim Timber is run by a husband and wife who make wood products. Their latest endeavor is a wood watch called “The Slab” ($165). The Slab uses a Miyota 8215, an automatic mechanical movement that is also used in watches like Invicta and Citizen. It will run up to two days when not in use. […]