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Minus-8 Watches

With the world embracing smartwatches in a mad frenzy, there is more swiping and clicking happening than actually telling the time. San Francisco watch makers Minus-8 pride themselves on keeping alive the functional excellence of traditional watchmaking, by offering fine timepieces which can be used for a lifetime, and passed down from generation to generation. If you are after a more watch-like watch, scroll down with pleasure.

MINUS-8’s parent company ASTRO Studios, is best known for designing hot items like the Nike Fuelband and Xbox 360, so they have high-tech roots. The brand takes its name from their GMT-8 timezone of the North American West Coast and is focused on delivering modern and basic watches that push design forward without attempting to reinvent the form. Each watch is a precise industrial machine.




Layer 24 embodies the clean restraint and modern industrial spiritual of MINUS-8. Layer 24 is the result of an uncompromised vision to build a watch of individually layered stainless steel. This process took over a year to develop and resulted in a striking watch that communicates luxury and precision. The result is a stadium effect of 6 layers of 316L bonded surgical steel flowing from the exterior to the interior of the watch face uninterrupted in one unified gesture.
$598 | BUY




The Square is a modern embodiment of classic aviation timepieces. Made of 316L stainless steel that’s coated by physical vapor deposition for extreme hardness and corrosion-resistance, and is is fitted with a vegetable tanned leather strap. Sapphire crystal keeps the lens scratch-free, and it has the capability of withstanding pressure equivalent to depths of 10 atmospheres or 100 meters.
$398 | BUY




The Edge watch captures the transition from one moment to the next. Its stopwatch breaks time into minutes, seconds, and tenths of a second. Five-second intervals are marked on the case exterior, allowing for a cleaner watch face. The entire body is crafted of PVD-coated stainless steel, featuring a monochromatic finish that further connects and blends each individual linkage of the bracelet. The Edge has a sapphire crystal face, PVD-coated stainless steel bracelet, and is powered by a Japanese quartz movement.
$298 | BUY




Zone 2 is a classically styled field watch with clear nods to utility, minimalism and industrial design. The Zone 2 is fitted with an adjustable vegetable tanned leather strap and a traditional stainless steel buckle. Sapphire crystal keeps the lens scratch-free, and it has the capability of withstanding pressure equivalent to depths of 10 atmospheres or 100 meters.
$228 | BUY




The Layer watch gives the bare essentials a professional look. Its precision case is made of stacked PVD-coated stainless steel layers that create depth in the watch´s face. Three-hand timing and a date window make up its simple display, while visible movement provides a view of the complexity beneath. The Layer has a sapphire crystal face, NFC-enabled proprietary silicon band, and is powered by  a Japanese automatic movement.
$448 | BUY




Built in several parts and assembled by hand, the Zone’s split case design is unique to MINUS-8 and meant to resemble a time zone boundary. The case is constructed in several different parts and assembled by hand to maintain water-resistance.
$248 | BUY


We spent some time with the Layer 24, a sleek timepiece built with precise layers of PVD-coated stainless steel that create depth to the face while streamlining the exterior. It features a sapphire crystal face, NFC-enabled proprietary silicon band, and is powered by a Japanese automatic movement. Overall, the watch is unpretentious, works beautifully as a casual timepiece and is versatile enough to dress up as well.

Check out the full collection at Minus-8, or follow the brand on Facebook for the latest news and updates.




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