Dark and minimal with a superhero name, the German-made Defakto Vektor is a retro-futuristic marvel straight out of an alternative 1950 timeline. Powered by a Miyota 9015 automatic movement, the 39mm watch is the perfect size and its svelte 9.8mm height disappears under shirt sleeves. The black dial and red hands are enveloped by a sphered plexiglas dome for a true mid-century look. The case, which resides on a black cowhide strap, is brushed on the sides and polished on the top and back. And speaking of the back, the Vektor has a see-through case back to show off the movement inside.
Taking a cue from car dealerships, Bamford Watch Department last year built a "Service Watch" that was lent out to clients while their timepiece was in for maintenance. People loved it and wanted to purchase one for themselves, so the Bamford Mayfair watch was born. Measuring in at a classic 40mm size with Military Grade Titanium Coating (MGTC), the watch is available in two versions — one with a matte grey case, anodized aluminum bezel, and leather strap, and one with a more sinister black case, matte ceramic bezel, and rubber strap. Both watches' indices and hands are finished in LumiNova for legibility and are powered by a Quartz Miyota 2035 movement. The Mayfair is your daily driver. Your vintage Rolex is the one that stays in the garage except on special occasions.