JS Watch Co, Iceland

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They say if you take home volcanic material from Hawaii, the goddess Pele will be cross and vengeful. Good thing she doesn't mind if you take it from Iceland!

After reading your story and seeing the pictures, I'm ready to book a vacation to Iceland for a week of hiking. I've only been through the airport in Reykjavik and never had a chance to explore. Thanks for sharing some highlights of your trip.

The only other brand I can think of where you can typically meet the watchmaker when you visit the storefront is Maurice de Mauriac in Zurich. Then the purchase is not just a monetary transaction, but there's a memorable experience to go with it.

I like the dial effect of the ash, it's quite unique and really adds another dimension to the piece. Cool stuff!
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Excellent post and photos. Iceland is very high up on my list of places on this planet I'd like to visit most.

As said before, meeting the makers must add that extra little something extra to owning a very unique watch :thumbup:
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EDIT: See my post below
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What an engrossing post. Thanks for making the effort. Nice watches as well!!
Some fantastic shots and I too would love to be able to see the northern lights.
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Excellent post, and fascinating watches! I've been to Iceland a couple of times, it's a beautiful country, with very interesting landscape, geology and history. Hopefully I'll get to go again one day :)
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Just read this, great read mate
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Thanks Mr Botha, Pip, stefs etc - another JS is on the cards for this year. Its funny how we all have our own quirky little brands we return to every now and again between mainstream buys.
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Wow, that romain jerome eyjafjallajokull is awesome but I wouldn't know
what to ask for even if I could afford it :)
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Mack, heres some better pictures of the RJ (with asking price), this one looks rather good but the one i saw in Iceland looked just awfull, like the dial was made of plastic - like the JS, each dial is unique so its the luck of the draw i guess.

http://www.bernardwatch.com/Romain-Jero ... lcano/RJ31

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An off center small seconds hand would improve it i think.

Heres JS watch co's latest attempts with the Frisland God:

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Ah-ha! This answers it then. For some reason, I completely missed this post during its original run, but I've seen your watch in the Non-CW thread. I always wondered to myself, "Wow, that's a funky dial. I wonder what its deal is."

Now, I know. Great post.
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I love Iceland, I can't wait to go back for my third trip. I wish I could afford a JS Watch. Maybe for my 40th.
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What a stonker of a post. A great read and some education thrown in on route.
Thanks for that...
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reggie747 wrote:What a stonker of a post. A great read and some education thrown in on route.
Thanks for that...
Thanks Reg :thumbup:
stolivar wrote:I love Iceland, I can't wait to go back for my third trip. I wish I could afford a JS Watch. Maybe for my 40th.
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Having only joined the forum in June 13 I would have not read this gem of a post, fascinating read and great photographs. I'm not surprised that JWS.co watches have a celebrity following, very exclusive. The dial on your watch is intriguing, has a volcanic look about it. :thumbup:
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Berkshire wrote:Having only joined the forum in June 13 I would have not read this gem of a post, fascinating read and great photographs. I'm not surprised that JWS.co watches have a celebrity following, very exclusive. The dial on your watch is intriguing, has a volcanic look about it. :thumbup:

Thanks Berkshire, the ash on the dial gives it a real organic, earth like look during the day and then sparkles like crysals at night. Would still like another JS, probably the SIF N.a.r.t (they owe me another dial colour for that one because of this review I think :lol:)

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lots of info on the company and models here (some amazing pictures):

http://www.watchwristwatches.com/page/4/

the Bremont rivalling owners club here :lol: :
http://www.jswatch.com/info/hall-of-fame

and a cool video:
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