Inspired by the past & made for todays journey.
We create classic utilitarian timepieces with an ethos of 'form follows function' whilst tipping our hat to some vintage classic watches.
As a watch collector many of the pieces I admire are iconic watches, often these iconic models have either an unattainable price point & it is this high price point which prevents the watch being used as a tough tool watch, the purpose they were designed & made to do.
As an operational firefighter, I developed the AKIO range as a solution to acquire a watch tough enough to stand upto the demands of my role & others like it.
Whether it be for someone working in a harsh environment or one who enjoys an active lifestyle.
Our watches should just be as tough as our endeavours & adventures.
Starting with the AK-01 which pays homage to the classic Seiko 6105 more affectionately known as “the willard”, this watch was also worn by notable people in that era & you can read more on my inspiration for the watch here. The AK-01 takes inspiration from one of the original badass “tough as nails” tool watch.
I hope you enjoy this & future watches that are #fit4duty.
Fit For duty
My first "proper" watch & have not been disappointed, as a firefighter this has more than held upto the demands I put on my equipment.
Have been lucky enough to have had this for 1 month now & never get bored of its' unique style & substantial fit. Although it appears a bulky watch, not too cumbersome & comfortable for everyday use.
Exciting new brand
Love the unique concept & build quality of AKIO watches, surely a brand that's here to stay.