Sunday, 30 December 2012

Takeo Kikuchi TK-3040 Watch produced by Fortune

I'm wearing another watch today from a brand that I'd never heard of until I bought it.
The brand is Takeo Kikuchi. It turns out that he is a famous Japanese industrial and fashion designer who was born in 1939. He ran a self-named brand until 2004 when he passed it over Taishi Nobukuni. Their flagship store is based in Shibuya in Tokyo.
The watch is a reasonably industrial looking 3-hand dial with a small face on a rectangular head. There is also a small date marker at the 6 o'clock position. At the 12 position there is shield logo, and 'Japan made' written either side of the date marker.
The back of the watch has Kikuchi's name and says that the watch was produced by Fortune. There are several links to a Fortune watch company, but none of based in Japan (-the closest is one based in Hong Kong).
There is also  a model number TK-3040 on the back, and a four-digit serial number (which may imply that there are less than 9999 copies produced). Kikuchi's name is also on the strap clasp. The watch is all stainless steel, and water resistant to 5 bar.
The box is monogrammed with the initials TK, and in the box there is a cleaning cloth, also with the TK initials.

1 comment:

  1. such a beautiful watch and they are so well built! If you need to find some more obscure branded watches check out