Athaya Vintage - Lamafa Diver Watch
This diver watch is based on the legendary 6105-8110 diver watch, considered by many to be one of the best divers ever made. The name ‘Lamafa’ refers to Whalers from the eastern part of my country, Indonesia. I chose this name to honor them and their struggle to keep their traditions alive. Watch has a 200 meters water resistant, so yes, let's dive with it.
The AV002 Lamafa diver watch is powered by a Seiko NH35A automatic movement that has 24 Jewels, 21,600 Vibrations Per Hour, a Power Reserve 41 hours, and Hacking Feature. This movement is one of Seiko’s best movements and has a proven track record of excellent performance in the watch industry.
By: Christian Kriegeskotte
Photo credit: Christian Kriegeskotte
For those of us who are fans of historic wristwatches, and particularly World War Two era military time pieces, it is not so uncommon a pastime to spend long hours clicking our way through eBay, drooling over the originals that we cannot afford and seeking the perfect homage or replica to wear out. There are a number of historic brands that accommodate the budget market, including Laco in Pforzheim, Germany, though sleeker lines and more comfortable curves have replaced the funky angles and rigid body so coveted by enthusiasts of the originals, in order to appeal to the modern consumer. One-to-one replicas, then, have become a special commodity, and soar into the luxury price range.
Athaya Vintage AV001 - Type B Pilot Watch, is the very first model of Athaya Vintage Watch Series.
This watch made to honor and as a tribute to the very famous vintage World War II (WWII) Pilot Watch that made by Laco which admit as one of Pilot Watch masterpiece that ever made.
Every finishing and design on AV001 were made base on this WWII Pilot Watch, but made in smaller size which is 47mm where the original WWII is on 55mm size. Using Sandblasted Stainless Steel material, Sapphire Glass, and handmade vintage leather strap style with rivets which give a mix between modern and vintage pilot watch look on it.
My passion for timepieces started when I was a young boy. I still remember, as a little 9 year old, saving my money for several months just so I could buy my first watch. After finally saving enough to buy it, you couldn’t get that watch off my wrist.
Many years later, in 2010, now a man with a family, my passion for watches was rekindled after finding some interesting watch forums. On these forums, I followed fascinating discussions on all kinds of different watches, but I was especially fascinated by threads on how to build your own watch. These forums started to change my whole point of view on watches.