For those that don't know Kudoke, they're definitely an Independent worth having on your radar. The eponymous brand of Stefan Kudoke, Master Watchmaker and GPHG laureate, he was best known for his meticulous hand skeletonizing and engraving work, but in recent years has branched out to include some less intricate time-only pieces to the range, and thus allowing more people to experience the magic of this brand.
The piece we have here is the first piece amongst this HANDwerk (handmade) line, and is known simply as the Kudoke 1. Featuring a 39mm case in steel, it stands at just 9.5mm thick. Within this lies a classically styled dial with a frosted white finish, with an outer applied rhodinized ring for the minute track and another for the sub-seconds at 9. The hands are tempered blue steel, with the signature Kudoke infinity hour hand giving amazing legibility against the white of the dial.
Powering it is the in-house Kaliber 1. Initially based on the fantastic A11 calibre from Habring, it is heavily modified and given a frosted wheel bridge which is hand-finished, and also features a hand-engraved balance cock with infinity symbol. Power reserve is 46 hours.
This particular piece was first delivered in December 2019 and presents in TZ Good condition. Has been worn regularly, and shows scratches and light scuffs, as well as a few small dings on the lower left lug bevel line, a tiny ding on the bezel near 8, and the lugs show some nicks and scratches from strap changes. Please see images for full condition details.
Mounted to a Kudoke 'gator strap with tang buckle. Strap is in excellent condition, with some desk diving marks on the buckle.
No service history, but a little new for that. Keeping COSC time.
Comes with outer box, inner box, Kudoke booklet, timing slip and Watch Vault cleaning cloth.
Phenomenal value for money amongst the Independent world, and a very special piece indeed. If you're contemplating a step into indies, this would be an excellent one to start with and see what all the fuss is about.
Model #: 1
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case details: 39mm x 9.5mm
Movement: Kudoke Kaliber 1 manual wind
Dial: Frosted White
Hands: Blued steel
Paraphernalia: Outer box, inner box, Kudoke booklet, timing slip and Watch Vault cleaning cloth.
TZ Grading: Good
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