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, […]

Peregrine Prototypes Nearly Complete

Hey folks. A new year and an exciting new project! The Peregrine is the new release we have scheduled for launch in March. I’ve got a few pics of some of the components to share with you. The cases will be fully brushed, in the same way the Aoraki was. We haven’t done a display […]

Draken Watches now shipping from SA direct!

We’re excited to announce that Draken Watches now has a dispatch office in South Africa! This means that South African orders will be packaged and shipped locally, so you won’t have to deal with import taxes and duty fees. The other big change is that you can now shop and pay in South African Rands. […]