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Draken First Aid Kit

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...

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The Legendary Land Cruiser 70 Series

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...

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The Manual: Standards

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...

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Bush Planes of Alaska

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...

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The Manual: Discomfort

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...

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The Manual: Mindset

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...

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The F-16 Fighting Falcon

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....

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Flieger: The Original Pilot Watch

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...

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Model Jets and Army Men

Model Jets and Army Men

Since I was a young boy, I have had a strong fascination with military vehicles. Jets, tanks, helicopters – I would spend hours building models of these, labouring to get the decals placed just right. My eyes were always drawn to the geometric shapes of these...

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Flowers and Beads

Flowers and Beads

Dotting the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains are some very tough yet beautiful bushes – the Protea. The national flower of South Africa, these flowering plants not only can survive a bushfire, but they prosper from it. The hot and dry landscape that it...

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