Direct from Kyoto! - Kurono Mori!

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 🌳)

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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.  
 

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Won’t wear this one too often but I love every time I look at that dial.

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That dial is really special looking

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link below shows some of urushi (type of tree sap) process at around 45 seconds in:
 

https://youtu.be/cdcY-2pBtnA

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That combination with white epsom strap is STUNNING. it is such a looker! Happy honeymooning :)

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Thats a beautiful watch imo  The dial is striking. 

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M.addd

That combination with white epsom strap is STUNNING. it is such a looker! Happy honeymooning :)

Honeymoons are such lovefests.

Today we went to the beach to watch sunset. 

😂

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