Having a strong connection to Japan and spending a lot of my free time in the Canadian wilderness: I cracked.
Ordered and now have the Kurono Grand MorI (Mori = forest 🌳)
Other than being a dial guy - this watch was bought against my better sense. 36mm - I prefer larger. 3 atm? I’ll kill it accidentally with water. Fully polished hands that are a bit too similar to each other - hard to read and are prone to disappear. No lume? … But I love lume 😢!
-> But the traditionally made hand made dial, in Kyoto of all places, that has a forest shadows theme ?!!? Crap 💩 had to order.
One of my Japanese friends I met while living there was in his 3rd year journeyman level of traditional bow making. Had a couple more years in apprenticeship 🤪
So I was always fascinated and respected the people who keep those traditional arts alive. Urushi enamel and it’s polishing are one of those ancient arts.
Another fun thing I’ve noticed - 36mm steel on a leather strap - weighs and feels like nothing at all.
Won’t wear this one too often but I love every time I look at that dial.
I’m a mechanical watch nerd who intermittently wears Garmin triathlon watches. Explore the ocean and the mountains in my free time. I’m from Vancouver BC, and live here now. Also lived in Japan for a...