Koda Design

  • Koda Bronze 36

    A 36mm bronze case crossed my workbench and I got a little inspired to do a simple build with complimentary colours. I didn’t stray from the typical green for the dial and the orange seconds hand was almost a necessity. A bit boring maybe but it was meant to be a quick and easy one to test out the colours.

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  • Koda Moto – Date at 6

    Yesterday was a public holiday here in Australia so I took the day off and… built a watch for myself 😜 The Moto is my pursuit of legibility and balance in design. I’ve tweaked this one a few times and yesterday I had another go with minor changes, most notably the date at 6 with a deep set border that

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  • PRX 35 Stainless – Blue Field

    My first stainless steel dial is a nod to Micromilspec. Someone showed me their Field Testing Unit design a couple of weeks ago and I just had to make something with the PRX 35 case. Figuring out the text kept me up at night and it all finally fell into place late Saturday night. The next morning I had that

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  • Koda Flight VH31

    There’s nothing wrong with quartz. Say it with me… As soon as I finished the Big Date quartz build I started working on a build for Seiko VH31. I used a variation of the Pilot 36 for the dial but reversed the colours. I considered lume for a minute but I really liked the skeleton handset look so I stripped

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  • Koda Big Date

    After working with so many automatic watches I got the urge to play with some quartz ones. There’s something really appealing about picking up a watch from the collection and not worrying about setting the time and date. Just grab and go. To start with I identified two movements I wanted to use. The Ronda 509, because my eyesight is

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