Wishmoor Watches, Retro Time



Okay, Folks, it's Time for a Microbrand. I'm mixing things up a bit this time and going for a retro vibe. Crazy I know, but as del boy would say ''he who dares rodders''. So enough waffle onto the brand. Wishmoor watches was founded in 2020 after two years of extensive research into the watch industry and taking slight inspiration from the well-known, Panerai Luminor. I give you The Pioneer Chronograph by Wishmoor Watches. 

Review Time

Let's get started with the case and it's a beauty. Made from the traditional 316l Stainless steel, with a diameter of 42mm including the crown 40mm without. The Pioneer has all the right curves in all the right places, featuring sleek curved polished lugs that simply hug the wrist to perfection. Accompanying a screw-down case back, embossed with the Wishmoor logo, you have a push-pull crown, nestled between two polished sliver pushers.

The dial is the real showstopper here with an eye-catching sunburst burgundy dial and polished silver hour, minute, and seconds hands with limited, but perfectly adequate lume. Featuring two black retro style sub-dials with polished hands on a contrasting white background, one for 30minutes the other for measuring seconds. Along with a date window at the six o clock position. Protecting planet retro is a domed sapphire crystal, all be it lacking Ar coating.  With that said, What you have here is a conversation starter. 

Powering The Pioneer is the Swiss Made Ronda 5021.d Chronograph quartz movement which is simply put, a workhorse movement, grab your watch, strap it on, and replace the battery four years later. This may well be Wishmoor Watches' first Venture, but I for one hope it won't be there last. The Pioneer not only looks good but feels great on the wrist, with the stock super soft leather strap. With updated Lume and Ar Coating, I feel they could charge £240, current RRP £210, and is available in 4 colorways and choice of leather or Milanese straps. 


Diameter: 42mm including crown 

Thickness: 12mm

Lug to Lug: 51.5mm 

Lug width: 20mm

Crystal: Sapphire

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