When miners across the globe look for the best mining watch, they find themselves looking to an Australian watch manufacturer, Adina watches. The company’s automatic mining watches have become synonymous with quality and strength across the mining industry.
Brisbane based, the watch manufacturer grew from humble beginnings. In 1971, watchmaker Robert ‘Bob’ Menzies began with a dream to create a watch capable of withstanding the rigours of the Australian lifestyle.
That dream extended to servicing the needs of the mining sector in the early 2000s with the development of a unique watch designed to withstand the harshest conditions in mines across Australia.
Adina custom-designed the automatic mining watch to meet the needs of miners across Australia, and around the world in both surface and underground mines.
Above all, the company sources leading-edge components. Cases, movements and dials are sourced from some of the world’s leading OEM watch component manufacturers. Adina then assembles, tests and calibrates them in its Brisbane, Australia factory.
Today the business has grown from one dedicated man to a highly specialist staff of twenty watch professionals.
Bob’s son Grant (see video below), has continued building the craft of quality Australian watchmaking through the generations.
Each year Adina produces over 40,000 artisan watches from its Brisbane factory, available in over 300 retail outlets across Australia.
Construction of the Adina mining watch
The automatic mining watch is hand built in Australia using a nickel-free, marine-grade stainless steel. The robust 38mm case houses a Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. It’s proven to be one of the workhorses of the international watch industry.
The luminous black full figure dial provides optimum clarity in low light environments. Protected by a sapphire crystal for its unparalleled scratch resistance, the watch stands out from the crowd.
Notably, Adina’s underground mining watch is well equipped with A comfortable and strong stainless steel bracelet. The 3 fold clasp with safety catch secures the bracelet to the user’s wrist.
With sometimes wet conditions in mining environments, waterproofing is essential. Protected by a steel screw crown, it is unrivalled for water and dust protection.
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