Racing Watches...put a little zip in your collection...Part 1 Microbrands

So I was chatting with Erik @ErikDenStore about racing watches after he posted a shot of his gorgeous Nezumi Voiture which we both share an affinity for...great Swedish microbrand. And then Hector @tonmed posted about modern chronographs (specifically microbrands) in a different post.

And I thought I would write a post about Racing Watches (not just chronographs, but any watch inspired by racing). Then I went through my database and pulled images into a separate folder and quickly realized I had far too many watches for one post.

So, what to do...I decided I would split them into three categories: Microbrands, Vintage and Modern (I think I'm still going to have too many but here goes anyway).

So this is Part 1 of who knows how many to begin the task of discussing watches that are racing themed, inspired by racing or have an automotive style.

I'm going to start with the "Z"s and see how far I can get...

Feel free to post your microbrand racing watches below...tempt me with more to add to the collection.

Zelos Vitesse Chronograph running the automatic La Joux Perret L100...

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Trifoglio Italia Veloce GT running the automatic Miyota 8215...

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Straton Volante running the automatic Sellita SW200-1...

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Straton Syncro running the Seiko VK64 mecaquartz chronograph...

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Straton Sportiva running the Seiko VK64 mecaquartz chronograph...

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Straton Speciale running the automatic ETA/Valjoux 7750...

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Straton Syncro running the automatic Seiko NE88...

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Straton Daily Driver running the quartz Miyota 6S21...

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Roebuck Watch Co Diviso running the automatic Miyota 9039...

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REC TTT Great Escape running the automatic Sellita SW200-1

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REC TTT ICON1000 running the automatic Sellita SW200-1...

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REC P-51 Green Hornet running the automatic STP 2-12-13...

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REC SPX DeLorean running the automatic Sellita SW200-1...

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REC 901 GW Exoskelton running the automatic Sellita SW510B...

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Omologato Panamerica "The Swimming Pool" running the Ronda 3540 mecaquartz...

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Omologato Derek Bell 500 Chrono running the quartz Miyota OS20...

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Nezumi Voiture 10th Anniversary running the manual Sellita SW510MB...

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Nezumi Voiture running the Seiko VK63 mecaquartz...

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Nezumi Loews LE running the Seiko VK63 mecaquartz...

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LIV Rebel AR Gulf running the automatic Sellita SW200-1...

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LIV GX1 Quad Elements running the Ronda 5040.D quartz 1/10th second chronograph...

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Islander Gulf Racing running the automatic Seiko NH36...

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Haven Chilton MK1 running the manual Sellita SW510MB...

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Forzo Drive King running the Seiko VK64 mecaquartz...

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Ferro & Co District 3.0 GLF running the automatic ETA 2824...

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Ferro & Co Racemaster running the automatic Miyota 8217...

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Ferro & Co Racemaster Chronograph running the quartz Miyota OS21...

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Ferro & Co Pista GLF running the automatic Miyota 9015...

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Farer Cobb running the automatic ETA 2894-2 elabore...

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Farer Bernina Gran Turismo running the manual Sellita 510MB

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echo/neutra Cortina 1956 running the manual Sellita 510MB

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Detroit Watch Co M-1 Woodward Le Mans Classic running the automatic ETA/Valjoux 7750 Top Execution...

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Detroit Mint Mach Bullhead running the Citizen OS quartz...

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Depnacel Tangerine running the automatic ETA 7753...

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Depancel Pista 24 Motul Edition running the automatic Miyota 9132...

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Depancel Auto RS running the automatic Miyota 9110...

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Dan Henry 1962 Racing running the Seiko VK63 mecaquartz...

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So ends Part 1...let me know if you want to see more...

Adding the "A"s and "B"s as they did not fit above...

Bravur Grand Tour La Vuelta running the automatic Sellita 511b...

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Blanchard Watch Co Gentleman Racer running the Seiko VK64

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Bern Imola Bi-Compax (prototype) running the Seiko VK64...

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Bern Ayrton Bi-Compax (prototype) running the Seiko VK64...

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Baltic x Peter Auto Tricompax running the manual Sellita SW510M...

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Autodromo Ford GT Endurance Le Mans 2016 running the Seiko VK64...

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Autodromo Group B Rally Series 2 Safari running the automatic Miyota 9015...

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Autodromo Prototipo Nero running the Seiko VK64...

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Autodromo Group B Rallysport T16 running the manual Sellita SW510MB...

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Autodromo Intereuropa Copperstate 1000 running the manual ETA 7001...

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Arpiem Racematic running the automatic Miyota 9132...

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Holy horology Batman. What a collection of fine lookers. Just mentally ill and I mean that in a good way!

Wow, what a collection! I can see you have a type. I mean I knew you had a large collection period, but this blew my mind a bit hahaha.

Forzo is my personal fav if I had to pick.

tonmed

Wow, what a collection! I can see you have a type. I mean I knew you had a large collection period, but this blew my mind a bit hahaha.

Forzo is my personal fav if I had to pick.

Thanks! Thought you would enjoy the selection.

The lack of S.U.F. is shocking.

Just kidding, great selection.

Aurelian

The lack of S.U.F. is shocking.

Just kidding, great selection.

Nice! Had not known about S.U.F. before...some really cool stuff there.

Thanks Greg!

ChronoGuy

Nice! Had not known about S.U.F. before...some really cool stuff there.

Thanks Greg!

I am a known lover of Finnish watch brands.

Aurelian

I am a known lover of Finnish watch brands.

Does that mean you have a Sarpaneva in your collection?

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ChronoGuy

Does that mean you have a Sarpaneva in your collection?

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That's aspirational for me. I think that I account for 90% of the Sarpaneva mentions on this site.