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Like all of the other creations that have come out of the Novo Watches shop in Alberta, Canada over the past few years, the Dowlais 1884 Edition is a gorgeous timepiece that’s going to make looking at your phone or asking Alexa for the time a thing of the past. This particular piece has quite an interesting story as well because the Novo Dowlais 1884 Edition watch is made from train track that dates back to the late 1800’s. The steel was manufactured by Dowlais Ironworks in 1884 after being sourced from Galt No. 8 Mine site in Coalbanks, so it was only fitting to the people at Novo that that heritage and historical significance would be apparent in the name of the watch. That century old steel that’s been given new life as a watch is mated to an ETA 6498-1 movement and a Hermann Oak leather strap before being packaged in a reclaimed wood box. The watch is being produced in a limited run of 15, and each of the pieces is handmade and individually numbered by the skilled craftsman at Novo.


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