I will (around every six months, or so) sometimes write special articles on watch brands that started small, and grew large (in terms of micro brands) and well-respected companies that produce great watches at affordable prices. Today I will focus on, which was started by Mr. Krishnan under the name: "Melbourne Custom Watches". During the days of Melbourne Custom Watches, all of their products were hand-constructed. After a few years in business, they raised enough money to create a prototype of their first watch. With this prototype, they launched an IndieGoGo campaign, and raised $27, 122. After the watches were delivered, people quickly discovered that, although this was a larger-scale production, the Flinders (Melbourne Watch Company's first watch) was built with the same quality as the handmade watches from the days of MCW. After Melbourne Watch Company was funded, Mr. Krishnan, like any successful crowdfunding creator, kept his backers up-to-date. In fact, he posted 30 updates on shipping, manufacturing, and basically everything that was going on at the time. Named after Melbourne's historic Flinders Street Station, the watch (at least in my opinion) represents the same things as the station: a long history of reliability. The watch features a number of finishes on the case and a design that instantly became a classic. With its moderately-sized 40mm case, the Flinders was soon found on the wrists of watch lovers worldwide. Inside of the watch beats the Miyota 9015, an accurate movement with a history of reliability. It is through this watch that Melbourne was able to build their reputation to what it is now. The watch (available with either a white or black dial) now retails at $494 USD or $525 AUD and can be found on Melbourne Watch Company's Website (the white dial version looks awesome!).
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