Lum-Tec Watches

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Not many of you will have heard of Lum-Tec watches. They are a family run, USA based business that strives for perfection and quality.

Lum-Tec watches are all made from the best materials possible and put together by very highly skilled and trained professional watchmakers.

The specific watch that was sent to us is the M53 Bronze. A new addition to the Lum-Tec family and what a beauty it is. From taking it out the box we put it straight to the test of London life.. RAIN!!!

Overview of the watch (taken from website)

The M53 Bronze is part of Lum-Tec’s limited-edition bronze series of men’s wristwatches. The M53 has a solid CuSn8 bronze case that will develop a patina over time. Each case is unique and will tarnish differently, and the corrosion actually protects the metal underneath. Choose whether to polish it back to new or allow it take on its own unique character. The wrist watch comes with two watch straps: a brown leather strap and an anti-static molded rubber strap. The M53 is water-resistant at a depth of 300 meters and is part of a limited numbered series of 300 watches. A free lifetime of timing adjustment and a limited one-year warranty are also included with purchase

Fresh out the box. Lum-Tec M53 Bronze

DSCF0282When you receive your watch you get a beautifully crafted wooden box. Inside is the watch and then two hidden compartments to hold watch straps (Black rubber and Tan Leather). The black leather with white Stitch is an extra charge. Such a great little detail with the compartments but makes the world of difference. Such a great idea.

Now for the London weather….

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You can see the quality of craftsmanship that has gone into the design of this beautiful watch. The case design is stunning. It fits on the wrist beautifully and looks great. It is a heavy watch but when it’s on your wrist you don’t realize you have a watch of this size on. The size of the watch is 44mm width excluding crown.

DSCF0265The amazing Lum-Tec initials on the crown are a fantastic detail. The specification of the watch is as follows -

  • 44mm width excluding crown
  • 24mm lug width
  • 14.5mm thick
  • 52mm lug tip to lug tip
  • Weight on leather strap 150g/5.3 oz.
  • Solid CuSn8 bronze case and crown
  • Brushed finish
  • Sapphire crystal with double side clear anti-reflective coating
  • Screw lock crown with double diamond sealing system
  • Threaded stainless steel caseback with sapphire window
  • 300 meters/990 ft. water resistance
  • 2 straps included:
  • Brown leather strap. 24/22 size
  • Custom molded anti-static rubber strap. 24/22 size
  • Extra springbars included for fitting other straps
  • All Japan made movement
  • One year limited warranty
  • Limited numbered series of 300
  • Free lifetime timing adjustments
  • $995.00

DSC_4854In my opinion this is a stunning watch and Lum-Tec have done a simple amazing job designing it. It really is a beautiful everyday watch that is an eye catcher. They also have the M54 Bronze, which is a brown dial if you were looking for something different maybe?

Below is a little information regarding their MDV Technology that Lum-Tec are known for:

file_9_22The way that Lum-Tec layer their watches with luminous glow is amazing. They do 8 Layers and it gives off an amazing Lume (Glow in the dark).

Dont forget to check out Lum-Tec on their social media sites:

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For sales inquiries contact – bes@lum-tec.com

General inquiries – info@lum-tec.com

Carmina Shoemaker

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“Previously Albaladejo”

Carmina Shoes are in there fourth generation in the family hand-made shoe industry. Carmina started back in the 1990’s by Matías Pujadas creating tailor-made shoes in Inca, Mallorca.

In 1961, Betty’s (4th generation of the family) father José Albaladejo Pujadas, the founder’s great-grandson, continued their family tradition when he created one of Spain’s largest shoe companies. In the 1980s, it turned out a total of one million pairs of shoes.

In 1997, after a downturn in the market when the demand for luxury shoes dropped dramatically, Betty’s father decided to create a new company together with her mother and some of her brothers and Betty. We named the new business Carmina Shoemaker, and our goal is to create some of the world’s best hand-crafted shoes. (little interview taken from Lucas Fox)

I first stumbled across Carmina on their Instagram page and thought what a great account and imagery they have of beautifully crafted shoes. Once I had dug deeper into the company and their shoes I realized just how amazing and hand crafted their shoes are. What’s best about the company it is its still ran by the family. Nothing like heritage and a story behind the brand.

Carmina specializes in goodyear welted leather shoes in both their men’s and women’s lines

The Quality and craftsmanship behind Carmina is so impressive. Every detail is thought of and cared about. Below are some last shapes that you can get from their WEBSITE or E-BOUTIQUE

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The Quality of the shoe is evident straight out of the box. The smell hits you straight away of the beautiful leather (like a new car smell). Then when you remove the shoes from the amazingly soft / luxurious dust bag to reveal the shoe, you then realize how special they are. Carmina have got it just right with their calf lines leather. You want a shoe to be comfortable yet stable and they have hit this on the head. The leather is beautifully soft and comfortable yet you know it will stay strong for a long time to come. The fit of the shoe (depending on the last you choose and your foot) fit perfect and snug.

The thing that men and women need to realize is spend money and they will last, its that simple. And along with that they will look after your feet also.

People talk about English shoe making is the best. Some may agree and disagree with it. But one thing is for sure Spanish shoe making is on the rise. And I feel that Carmina are at the forefront of this. Displaying and showing the quality they possess and can achieve with their amazing shoe collection and designs. Carmina have placed themselves in a great area of menswear at a great price point for everyone.

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Head to their social media site (Instagram) to keep up to date with all the latest news and designs.

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or visit their website for more details : www.carminashoemaker.com

Alta Zapatería Balear S.L
T 0034 971 880 938
F 0034 971 503 954
Ctra. Palma-Alcúdia, km 30,3
07300 Inca, Mallorca, Spain