Scottish Watches Podcast #276 : Formex – One Of The Unsung Heroes Of Swiss Watchmaking

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Welcome to the Scottish Watches Podcast, episode 276! From college best friends to now running Formex watches since 2015, Rafael and Marcus are here to tell us their story. Formex has been a company that has introduced new materials and systems, like their own unique lend of carbon composite and their movement suspension system. Learn about their personal journeys, how they rescued the Formex brand, their catalog, and what makes them unique, all in this podcast.

Wrist check:

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Rafael is wearing the Formex Reef with a black ceramic bezel and silver dial. https://usd.formexwatch.com/collections/reef/products/reef-automatic-chronometer-cosc-300m?variant=32670875484238 A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA watch on a wrist Description automatically generated with low confidenceA picture containing company name Description automatically generated

Marcus is wearing the Formex Essence Thirty-nine with the green dial. https://usd.formexwatch.com/collections/essence-thirtynine/products/essence-thirtynine-automatic-chronometer-green A picture containing watch Description automatically generatedA picture containing person, hand Description automatically generatedA picture containing watch Description automatically generated

Rikki is wearing his discontinued Rolex Batman GMT. A picture containing person, indoor Description automatically generated A Formex pilot watch. Formex Pilot Watch Automatic Chronograph Blue – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A picture containing watch, blue Description automatically generated

Brand history:

Formex before. A collage of a person Description automatically generated with low confidence

Formex now. A picture containing person, outdoor Description automatically generated

Scottish Watches Podcast #249 : Chatting with David Henderson-Stewart from Raketa Watches – Scottish Watches Text Description automatically generated with low confidenceA picture containing text, different, bunch, many Description automatically generated 

Element collection.

Formex Element Automatic Chronograph Ceramic Bezel Black – Formex USD (formexwatch.com)A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidence

Formex Element Automatic Chronograph Ceramic Bezel White – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A picture containing person Description automatically generated

Formex Element Automatic Chronograph Full Steel Black – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A person holding a watch Description automatically generated with low confidence

Formex Element Automatic Chronograph Full Steel White – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A picture containing watch Description automatically generated

FORMEX Case Suspension System – The ultimate shock absorption system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU8_1DDePDI A picture containing projector Description automatically generated 

Last time we had Mike France on the show. Scottish Watches Podcast #198 : Roger Smith and Mike France on The Alliance of British Watch & Clock Makers Plus A Co-Axial History Lesson – Scottish Watches A picture containing text, newspaper, screenshot Description automatically generated

Essence collection.

43- Formex Essence FortyThree Automatic Chronometer Blue – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A picture containing watch Description automatically generated

43- Formex Essence FortyThree Automatic Chronometer Black – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) 

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43- Formex Essence FortyThree Automatic Chronometer Dégradé – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) 

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43- Formex Essence FortyThree Automatic Chronometer Green – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) 

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Essence Leggera:

Formex Essence Leggera Automatic Chronometer Dégradé LE – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidence

Formex Essence Leggera Automatic Chronometer Space Rock Limited Edition – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A picture containing watch, person Description automatically generated

Formex Essence Leggera Automatic Chronometer Forged Carbon – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A picture containing watch, black, white Description automatically generated 

Formex Essence Leggera Automatic Chronometer Cool Grey – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A watch on a person's wrist Description automatically generated with medium confidence 

FORMEX Essence LEGGERA Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp with patented Fine-Adjustment System. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oamrlASGAg A picture containing light, gear Description automatically generated

Formex Essence Oro Automatic Chronometer Limited Edition – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A picture containing watch, indoor, black Description automatically generated

Essence 39:

Formex Essence ThirtyNine Automatic Chronometer Blue – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) Automatic Chronometer Blue 39 mm

Formex Essence ThirtyNine Automatic Chronometer Black – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A picture containing watch Description automatically generated Formex Essence ThirtyNine Automatic Chronometer Dégradé – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A watch on a table Description automatically generated with medium confidenceFormex Essence ThirtyNine Automatic Chronometer Green – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) Automatic Chronometer Green 39 mm A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with low confidence

Formex Swiss Made Watches – Home | Facebook 

New logo. Logo, company name Description automatically generated

Old logo. See the source image

Reef base models, but you can always customize it with a different bezel, dial, and strap:

Formex REEF Automatic Chronometer COSC 300M – Formex USD (formexwatch.com) A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA picture containing watch, hand Description automatically generatedA close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA close-up of a car engine Description automatically generated with low confidence 

See how the micro adjustment works:

Formex REEF Automatic Chronometer 300M. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEDtE3UuiQY A picture containing watch, dark Description automatically generated

FORMEX Essence LEGGERA Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp with patented Fine-Adjustment System. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oamrlASGAg A picture containing light, gear Description automatically generated

Tudor Pelagos micro adjustment system. TUDOR PELAGOS WATCH-WRISTBAND - M25600TB-0001 

FORMEX TryOn App Instruction Video 2.0. (19) FORMEX TryOn App Instruction Video 2.0 – YouTube A person holding a phone Description automatically generated with medium confidence

Website- https://usd.formexwatch.com/ 

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/formexwatch/ 

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/formexwatch/ 

For more, check out the videos bellow:

Summer Watches for Summer Time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHz9QDpOIEk Graphical user interface, application, website, Teams Description automatically generated

Is just any watch worthy of being an heirloom? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJmWp7Yzyrs A picture containing text, clipart Description automatically generated

Raketa Watch Review – Classic Big Zero, Malevich and Polar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnPe-XNGGDs A group of watches Description automatically generated with low confidence 

Watch Unboxing : Dive Watch Challenge – Seiko 5 v Orient Kamasu. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFQDAzknW6s A picture containing text, watch, indoor, different Description automatically generated

The Hamilton Watch Collection Review – Murph, Intra-Matic and Chronograph. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y–WehG-mlI A picture containing text, watch, different Description automatically generated

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