With designs taking inspiration from iconic Melbourne locations, the Melbourne Watch Company aims to provide premium grade watches at accessible prices.

HANDS-ON: The Melbourne Watch Company Carlton – a smart meca-quartz chronograph

Editor's Note: For the final instalment of our 2016 Australian watch round up we're looking at the fun and fashionable Carlton, from the Melbourne Watch Company. We've got a soft spot for the Melbourne Watch Company, and that's not just because it's named after our hometown. The serial Kickstarters have done well in separating themselves from the ever-growing pack of affordable, online watch brands. Last year we checked out the flagship Portsea, and today we're spending some quality time with the Carlton. Its…

AUSTRALIAN WATCH WEEK: Meet the founders

All week we've been showcasing great watches from local brands.These watches are very different from the sometimes anonymous products produced in their thousands by the large Swiss brands. These watches are very much the result of an a personal vision. So we're going to take a step back from the watches, meet the men behind the brands and find out what makes them tick. Todd Caldwell, Aegir Instruments The Pitch: We have an unalterable commitment to the highest quality product.…

HANDS-ON: The Melbourne Watch Company Portsea

The Worn & Wound Take: As part of Australian Watch Week we ask microbrand haven Worn & Wound for their off the cuff takes on every watch we review: "The Portsea's clever twist on the Marine style and gorgeous layered dial make it one of the most attractive releases in recent memory." – Zach Weiss, Worn & Wound There are three reasons why the Melbourne Watch Company Portsea is the watch we've chosen to kick off Australian Watch Week. Firstly (and…

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