I’ve had my fair share of design projects in the past, from accessories to clothing to shoes but around mid last year I had been approached by leading aviation timepiece brand Avi-8 to collaborate on one of their most popular styles; the Flyboy. You could imagine… all types of ideas popped into my head. Some possible, some too farfetched to create… but away I went to design something that was simply… me. First thought was, it had to reflect my love of denim and Japanese workwear & craftsmanship so i’d designed it with that in mind. I wanted it to be an extension of how I dress and also something that compliments with denim.

The watch features a patchwork leather strap in deep indigo and blue with a slate grey dial and applied silver indexes. Oh and has a pretty darn cool exhibition see-through case back with a customized deep blue rotor powered by the acclaimed and robust mechanics of the Japanese Miyota 8215 21 jewel self-winding automatic movement system. We’ve also added an Olive Green Nato Nylon strap paying homage to the brand’s own wartime aviation roots to add a bit more versatility when styling.

launching this month, you can now buy this unique timepiece at limited to 100 pieces.

Technical specifications

  • Case: 43mm, Solid Marine Grade Stainless Steel with hardened mineral lens and see through caseback
  • Leather strap: Customized genuine leather strap from the idea of Japanese inspired patched workingwear
  • Nato Strap :  Heavy gauge nylon Nato Strap with stainless steel hardwear
  • Movement : Japanese made Miyota 8215 ,21 Jewel self-winding with time and date display
  • Water Resistance: 50 M
  • Retail:  £235.00 / But available on pre-order at £205.00 via the website



It’s now available via Avi-8’s website – check it out, buy it! 😛

About AVI-8

Avi-8 is a leading aviation inspired timepiece brand that re-interprets the classic pilot watch sub-category into an entirely new expression of mens watches. Drawing aesthetic roots from vintage and modern aircraft and the airmen aboard these machines Avi-8 timepieces have become synonymous with a unique, compelling take in the mens fashion watch segment.

About John Jarrett / WE ARE OUTLANDERS

John’s passion lies within telling stories, to create content that evokes emotion inspired by experiences, migration, his fascination with east asian culture and outlandish style. Despite a monotonous past, he is blessed with being well versatile in styling, creative direction, design, illustration and film directing developed over years of hard work and determination. This has secured him the role of fashion editor at both INDIVIDUALISM and SAMSON Magazine as well as being able to work with an abundance of brands globally.

Recently founded by John Jarrett, The OUTLANDERS are a group of creatives whose sole purpose is to explore and tell stories through different lifestyle topics such as culture, style, travel, food and music.

We want to share in our experiences & histories, past and present, in hopes that it will inspire our readers, showing how eastern and western cultures mix and through migration we’ve adapted to our own individually unique lifestyles. @weareoutlanders @_johnjarrett


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