Kalahari – steel case, sand dial


The Draken Kalahari is our modern military-style watch, inspired by the sands of the Kalahari desert. All the features you’d expect from a military tool watch.

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  • 2 year international warranty

Powering the Kalahari is the Seiko NE57, a unique movement featuring a central power reserve indicator, and a sub-dial date. The layered dial of the Kalahari is optimised to maximise legibility but still take advantage of all the features of this wonderful movement. The watch also features a 12h inner bezel, controlled by the crown at 4h. This is useful for keeping track of a second timezone, or as a countdown timer.

Another feature of the watch is the moulded case back with luminous logo. The knurled crowns ensure easy time adjustment and are also decorated with a luminous Draken logo. The Kalahari has 4 strap options, with all straps having quick release pins for fast and easy strap replacement.

Additional information


316L stainless steel, 44mm diameter, 22mm lugs, 51.3mm lug to lug


Seiko NE57 automatic


Sapphire with inner anti-reflective coating

Water resistance



Canvas with leather lining, Length 80mm and 125mm, 22mm buckle, quick-release pins

1 review for Kalahari – steel case, sand dial

  1. Tony Grainger

    I received my sand dial,steel case, on tan leather strap Kalahari watch yesterday, and it is even better in reality on the wrist than I imagined. I hesitated before buying because I thought the watch might be too big and thick on my 7.1 ( 180 mm ) wrist, but it sits very comfortably in the middle of the wrist. I think the slightly tapered case and the relatively short lug to lug measurements help.
    The Kalahari is very easy to set up and adjust, and the lower winder operates an internal bezel which can be used as a GMT setting. I have set mine to UK time so that I can check the time before phoning my brother in Sheffield. The power reserve indicator is brilliant and unique in its design, and the date display almost hidden between 4 and 6. The watch is a paragon of legibility, with the black hands contrasting with the sand dial, and the red second hand adding a slash of colour. When I got up this morning , the Kalahari appeared smaller than the Draken Tugela, although on paper it is larger. This is a marvellous and unique watch, which I will find hard not to wear every day. The creator Mike Blythe has created a masterpiece, in my humble opinion.

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