Filipinos are well-known as creative and resourceful individuals, creating apparel and accessories that are making waves both locally and internationally. For instance, multiple Filipino watch brands are establishing their names in the watch industry. If you’re interested, here’s a list of renowned Filipino watch brands in the Philippines that you should check out:
KLO and Co. is a deluxe Filipino watch brand that provides a wide selection of designs. The brand focuses on innovative and timeless style, comprising of Alpesailer and Originals collection.
As the first waterproof sports watch of KLO and Co., the Alpesailer collection highlights its Triple-Finished case and bracelet, and the Japanese NH35 movement.
The Originals collection, meanwhile, flaunts its 42-hour Power Reserve for the Hyper Axis dial. The model’s fine design can be paired with any kind of outfit.
Price range: Php 14,800 to Php 23,500
Where to buy: You may order on their website klo-co.com.
Founded in 2016, Isidore is known for its classic watches, highlighting a stainless steel case, 50 meters water resistance, and mineral glass.
It features top-of-the-line timepieces such as the Redemption, Myrmidon, Continuum, and Diplomat. Each collection encompasses a meaningful name as the models reflect on the wearer’s personality.
Price range: Php 11,550 to Php 14,550
Where to buy: Isidore is available at Tiño Suits and Spectre Manila. You may also order online via isidorewatches.com.
Offering world-class watches, Makina features a wide variety of classic timepieces, perfect for trendy men who are always on the go.
Uriel, one of the crowd-favorite models, highlights its thick Italian calf leather and Japanese Automatic Mechanical movement, Miyota 821A. This model is the best accessory for suit and tie.
If you’re looking for a sports designed watch, the Mephisto model is something to watch out for. This timepiece encompasses an elegant style as seen on its blue sunburst dial design embroidered with Arabic numbers.
Cassiel model, meanwhile, is ideal for both formal and casual wear. The model puts the spotlight on its luxurious designed dial and genuine leather strap.
Makina offers free shipping within the Philippines while there will be additional fees for international orders.
Price range: Php 11, 000 to Php 30, 000
Where to buy: You may order on their website makinawatches.com.
Launched in 2015, Ibarra creates timepieces inspired by the rich history of the Philippines. One of which is the Soldado collection, their military watch equipped with a sandblasted stainless steel case and clean dial. It also features luminous hands that enable the wearer to check the time even if it’s dark.
Another is the Mariano collection, which highlights classic and contemporary designed watches. It boasts of a well-crafted dial embellished with Roman numerals.
The Salvador collection, meanwhile, is Ibarra’s version of World Timer, meticulously designed with elegant bezel and luminous dauphine hands. This collection is perfect for travelers and overseas workers as it features different cities adorned on its bezel.
Other collections that buyers can choose from are the Plaridel, Rizal, and Rivera collection.
Price range: Php 7,999.75 to Php 17,799.75
Where to buy: You may order on their website shop.ibarrawatches.com or visit selected Kultura stores.
Owned by Brian Poe Llamanzares, Time Master shows off classic style timepieces through its Poseidon collection.
The brand recreates classic wristwatch as seen on their Poseidon Metal Ore model, featuring precisely-designed dial and stainless steel strap. This style is ideal for trendy modern men.
There are other models that buyers can choose from including the Poseidon Leather, Poseidon Black Nato, Poseidon Blue Nato, Poseidon Orange Nato, Poseidon Pink Nato, and Poseidon Camo Nato.
Price range: Php 3,000 to Php 6,000
Where to buy: You may order on their website timemasterwatches.com. Alternatively, you may visit Washington SM North, Washington Glorietta 2, Urban Lifestyle Cebu, Caveman Barbers, Anytime Fitness Jupiter, and Anytime Fitness Ortigas.
Derived from its brand name, Kawayan PH promises to provide environmental-friendly and 100% bamboo made watches. The Filipino watch brand was founded in 2015, boasting their vast collection of watches such as the Classic Collection, All-bamboo Collection, and Premium Collection.
More than that, buyers can choose from 3.5 cm or 4.5 cm frame sizes. Kawayan PH was well-loved by watch enthusiasts as the brand guarantees that all their watches are made with high-quality genuine leather straps and geared with the Japanese Miyota 2035 Movement.
Plus, they offer free shipping within the Philippines.
Price range: Php 2,100 to Php 2,899
Where to buy: You may order on their website kawayanph.com. You may also visit Go Lokal! Robinson’s Place Ermita and Go Lokal! Ayala Center Cebu.
Carefully designed by Ivatan hands, Kayu watches make use of unwanted wooden parts and transform them into beautiful wooden watches. One of the bestsellers is the Ivana, a light-weight wooden watch that allows you to engrave your name at the back.
On top of that, Kayu highlights Curma, a dedicated watch to support the Coastal Underwater Resource Management Actions (CURMA). CURMA is a marine turtle conservation program that aims to protect and conserve turtles in San Juan.
Price range: Php 2,100 to Php 2,300
Where to buy: They accept orders on their Facebook page.
Which of these Filipino watch brands are you looking forward to buy? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!