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Introducing MILENEAL Watches

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Hello Everyone,

I'm Wilson, founder of MILENEAL (miˈlenēəl) Watches, based out of Malaysia. Pretty sure most of you haven't heard of us so here's a brief introduction!

MILENEAL Watches launched less than two years ago on Kickstarter with the Classic Collection. On hindsight, yes! it's cliche indeed! But it was the one that got us started. The Classic Collection was a minimal looking watch but what we would like to think separates us from the other minimalist watches is our multi-layered dial with a raised dome lens. Thanks to about 250 backers, we were able to bring our brand to life.

After receiving multiple feedback and also working internally on a new collection, we launched our second campaign offering both quartz and automatic versions on our new collection - The Prestige. With the Prestige, our focus was still the same as our initial project which was to create affordable watches with quality specs. We realized the Classic was a bit off the track because of it being available in quartz only. The Prestige, on the contrary, was made available in automatic version as well (powered by a Miyota 9015). And fair enough, the Prestige Automatic was the one that was more popular among customers, mainly because of the specifications it has to offer.

These are the specs..
- Miyota 9015
- 316L Stainless Steel Case
- Sapphire Coated K1 With AR Treatment
- Top Grain Leather Straps
- 5 ATM Water Resistance

We received compliments mostly on our fume dial, the raised dome lens and the movement it uses... But with such small customer base, we believe there's more feedback we could gather and that's what we hope being present on WatchUSeek Forum would bring us.

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Having said that, as of now, we are now at a point where we are introducing the Prestige 2.0 version. A newer Prestige with some upgrades and improvements. Yes, of course we wish we could dough out more designs and wider offering of products but being a new small microbrand, I have to say that it's not easy at all working with a small team and budget. So for now, baby steps is all we are taking. We hope to introduce more products in the near future. But for now, let us hear you. We wanna know what you have to say!

P.S. Here are some photos of the latest Prestige Collection! Do check out our Instagram page for more photos!

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Hello Mileneal--
Thanks for sponsoring WUS. I'm sure it needs good sponsors to keep the lights on, and I'm glad for that.
This watch isn't for me, for a few reasons.

I don't like automatic watches without minute markers, even on dress watches, because it's so hard to set. (Maybe any sort of minute marker wouldn't work with this design. I'm not suggesting you change your design in this case, but I'm just telling you why it's not for me.) It's also not for me because it's too close of an homage to the H Moser & Cie fume watches.

Even though the watch is not for me, I have a few suggestions that might make me like the design a bit more. I don't love the "automatic" at the bottom. I agree that the minute hand is too short. The case seems too pedestrian and not dressy enough -- I think I'd polish the whole thing. I think the indices would look better if they were beveled or faceted in some way. I generally only like watches with date windows, but here, I think it's a distraction and interrupts the design -- especially on the grey.

Good luck!

But I know that there's a bigger market than me
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And one thing: I am german, and I am a member on another american forum, a car forum, and over there "millennial" is used in a very pejorative and insulting way, just saying.
Yeah, I wasn't going to comment on the brand, because I guess that ship has sailed -- it appears they have a number of watches already branded with that name. But, as with Torquemada, it doesn't do much for me. The odd spelling (at least for an American English speaker) gives me pause-- is it supposed to be pronounced like "Millennial" or not? If so, then what's the accent aigu over doing the "e" doing? Making it more French? Making it sound like Mill-ay-nee-al?? It feels like you have an Oneders problem.

If the brand is supposed to be Millennial, I wish it were just spelled that way. It's not an awful brand name (even though Americans talk about "Millennials" as a generation pejoratively). But even as it is, it's not the worst one out there...
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