The F-14 Tomcat: A Legendary Fighter Jet

For many of us 80’s kids, no other fighter jet inspired more excitement than the F-14 Tomcat. That is thanks largely to the movie Topgun, but I think its awesomeness was prevalent in many 80’s artifacts – books, toys, models and playing cards. Finishing the Airfix model of the F-14A Tomcat was one of my […]

The Saab 35 Draken

Growing up, I was passionate about model fighter jets. My shelves were littered with kit-set planes from almost every decade since the 1940’s. After I shared a post about the F-16 Falcon a few months ago a couple of you mentioned the Saab 35 Draken, the Swedish fighter jet with the same name as our […]

Draken First Aid Kit

​Hey Folks. Most of you know about the MOLLE pouches that our watches come in. The idea of these pouches is that they can be attached to a larger bag, and reused to carry other things like tools, a phone or some useful supplies. One of the ideas that came from the community was a […]

The Legendary Land Cruiser 70 Series

G’day folks. One of the things I get very excited about is a rugged 4WD ute (that’s a truck for the rest of the world). So I thought I would put together a little write-up on one of the iconic 4WDs from down under, the Land Cruiser 70 series. And since it’s such an instutute […]

The Manual: Standards

Hey folks. In improving myself, I have learnt that having irrefutable standards is the key to reaching the goals and dreams we have. It starts with the little things. Making your bed. Flossing regularly. Wiping down the benchtop after making a sandwich. Brushing out the toilet after taking a… You get the picture. When we […]

Bush Planes of Alaska

You may have noticed the shots of the planes skimming the glassy surface of a lake in the promo video for the Peregrine. Those are not just any planes, and those are not just any pilots. With some of the wildest and remotest terrains of the world, flying in Alaska is not a luxury, but […]

The Manual: Discomfort

Hey folks. There’s a saying in Sweden: ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing’. I wasn’t going to let a bit of wind and rain stop me from taking my 4-year-old daughter out for a hike over the weekend. The weather didn’t bother her, so why should it bother me? All you […]

The Manual: Mindset

Hey folks. This is a bit of a heart-to-heart email. I have been doing some behind-the-scenes work that I wanted to share. I honestly think Draken is capable of becoming one of the top microbrands, potentially even a mainstream tool watch brand on par with some of the big German brands. But for that to […]

The F-16 Fighting Falcon

To mark the launch of the Peregrine pilot watch, named after the Peregrine falcon, I thought it would be fitting to write an article about the F-16 Falcon fighter jet. As mentioned in my Draken Origins series, I had an acute fascination with fighter jets growing up. The F-14 Tomcat was my favourite with its […]

Flieger: The Original Pilot Watch

During the 1930’s the German government commissioned the development of a timepiece, specifically for aviators. These timekeepers known as B-Uhr watches (short for Beobachtungs-Uhren) were initially huge at 55mm, utilising pocket watch movements. They featured the all-important hacking feature (the ability to stop and synchronise the second hand) and had a soft iron Faraday cage, […]