Melbourne Watch Company Flinders Initial Review

The movement

What makes this watch tick is the high grade Japanese Miyota 9015 Caliber. It is comprised of 24-jewels oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour in a self-winding movement ensuring an approximately 38-42 hours of power reserve thanks to its amazingly smooth rotor.


This is becoming a popular choice for the small boutique watch manufacturer as it acts as a direct competitor to the standard Swiss automatic movements such as the ETA 2824 on the higher priced segments. Perhaps, there is no other way to showcase this amazing mechanism than providing a crystal clear view through its sapphire case back.


The straps

Finally, what finishes the Flinders watch is its premium leather strap with matching stainless steel buckle. The ones I got comes seated on 20mm tapered brown and black leather strap. The classic feel immediately springs in the way and I loved it.

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Its texture is quite explicit which is perfect for casual occasions and classy enough for formal ones. I like simplicity and this strap simply serves a refined taste for extreme elegance with its mocha brown color with a white contrast stitch and a fairly supple feel which is surprising comfortable for genuine leather. However, the only gripe I have is that it comes short in my big wrists so I had to make certain adjustments. I’m also not a big fan of the sharp edge lugs.

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The overall impression I have with this watch is positive and I would recommend it to those looking for high quality showcased in a value watch. Indiegogo and Kickstarter really makes it possible for the birthing process of highly artistic and efficient projects. I really thought that high end watch feeling can only be experienced with lavish shopping but I’m simply proven wrong by the Flinders Watch.


The elegance brilliantly comes out when complemented by formal dress up. It screams the “look at me now” in a non-cheesy way. It kind of comes natural which is what I’m looking for.


Because of its subtle looks, on casual occasions it appears classy and sporty although it wasn’t even designed this way. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for perfection with simplicity and elegance in mind, then go for the Flinders Watch. For more info, please visit

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Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor

Watch collector, aficionado and an Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview and is one of the most widely read watch blogs on the Web. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’  His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches! Besides WristReview, he also writes for a number of publications. Read his articles here.