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Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by AtomicTom » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:59 am

Here's a cool up and coming watch company from Norway called Hvitsten guys. Founded by Hakon-Andre Blad, and named after the stunning coastal town of the same name. Their first watch the Aurora takes after the beautiful nature of Norway, and also the Northen Lights or Aurora Borealis.

You'll be able to choose between three clean designs in stainless steel with a white dial, or black dial, and also a gold plated variation with a black dial. The movement is set to be a 24 jewel automatic with 42 hour power reserve as well.

Just a few pictures...

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A couple of links also...

http://www.watchpaper.com/2014/10/13/hv ... in-norway/

http://www.hvitstentimepieces.com/

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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by marchone » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:28 am

Good looking timepiece but it's huge for a dress watch at 42.5mm. Uses a Miyota 9015. Not bad for an under $500 watch. Thanks for posting that Tom.
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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by jswing » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:30 am

Nice and clean looking.

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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:31 am

marchone wrote:Good looking timepiece but it's huge for a dress watch at 42.5mm.
I hate the huge dress watch design. It was OK when it was just IWC doing it with their dressy Portuguese, since it was historically correct. Now, unfortunately, everyone is jumping on.

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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by JBZ » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:33 am

I like the design, but I don't know that it's bringing anything new to the table. I agree on the size - too big for a dress watch. Also, what's with the extremely short seconds hand on the white model?
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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:33 am

JBZ wrote:I like the design, but I don't know that it's bringing anything new to the table. I agree on the size - too big for a dress watch. Also, what's with the extremely short seconds hand on the white model?
It's not short - the tip is yellow.

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Post by JBZ » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:35 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
JBZ wrote:I like the design, but I don't know that it's bringing anything new to the table. I agree on the size - too big for a dress watch. Also, what's with the extremely short seconds hand on the white model?
It's not short - the tip is yellow.
I see it now (camouflage!)
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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by marchone » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:36 am

If it was 38mm it'd be a smart cheap pickup. Has sapphire too.
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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by gwells » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:49 am

kinda feels railmasterish.

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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by Joeprez » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:49 am

Really dig the white dial version, except for the size and yellow tip.

At 40mm I would be interested.
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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by snootydog » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:08 pm

I like that one quite a lot Tom,thanks for posting it up :thumbsup: It's a tad big but all the better to see the time :grin:
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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by jimyritz » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:29 pm

It's Ok....Thanks for posting Tom...

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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by ezcheese » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:14 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
JBZ wrote:the tip is yellow.
we talkin' about Wu's penis?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:48 pm

That thing looks cheap as hell.
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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by unixshrk » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:16 pm

CGSshorty wrote:That thing looks cheap as hell.
Extra points for honesty

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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by Terpits » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:34 pm

I called the local watch store and asked if they have Hvitsten


Guy said "gesundheit!"
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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:34 pm

CGSshorty wrote:That thing looks cheap as hell.
What looks cheap about Wu's wang?

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Re: Ever heard of Hvitsten?

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:12 pm

I dig it, at 40mm that is

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Post by carlodwc » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:19 pm

Thank you for posting this Tom. I like the idea and overall look but I would like some longer and thicker hands. The hour and minute hands also could use a little tail, like the hands of the Aquaterra.

I can't tell the width of the lugs either but i think they might be 20mm, I think if they were a little larger (22mm?) the watch would look more proportionate and not as "large" I think that the size could be more manageable then.

It would be nice if the next model had lume also.

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