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Pinion Yamaha

As mention in my post on this subject last month this is the ideal excuse to write about motorcycles on a watch blog. The British watch brand Pinion have finally released details of their custom bike, and pretty cool it looks to.


Pinion Yamaha XSR700

Starting with a  Yellow Yamaha XSR700 this is the  list of parts used to transform the look:

– High-mounted exhaust (Akrapovic / Yamaha)
– Mesh covers for the side panels (Yamaha)
– Billet frame tube ends (Gilles tooling / Yamaha)
– Font and back axel covers (Gilles tooling / Yamaha)
– Black radiator cover (Yamaha)
– Black radiator side panels (Yamaha)
– Billet passenger footrest covers (Gilles tooling / Yamaha)
– Aluminium Chain guard (Yamaha)
– Brake oil side panels ( Baracuda Moto)
– LSL T6 ‘fat’ handlebars (Lower than the OEM ones)
– Domino grips (imported from the states)
– Rizoma mirrors (not pictured)
– Yellowed headlamp (tinted yellow spray)
– Single saddle (Yamaha – then re-made).

I think everyone would agree Piers has come up with an individual looking bike whilst maintaining “rideability” which is a factor often ignored by custom builders.

The watch shot

The watch shot

For the whole story behind the bike and more excellent photos visit



Pinion – Apex London

This month I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Pinion Apex event in London. This is a meeting were watch lovers have a chance to chat with Piers Berry the founder of Pinion watches. I must firstly thank Piers for the invitation and say what an enjoyable event it is,. Unfortunately, due to an early flight the following morning, I could not stay as long I would have like as I have loads of questions to ask.

I was especially intrigued to attend this event as I had seen the tweet about “Pinion One”, potentially exciting news.


On this point no official announcement was made, Piers says we will have to wait until the autumn, but has promised to let me know as soon as possible. Watch this space!

Despite this slight disappointment I get to see the Pinion watches in the metal and try a few of them on.

One of my favourites is from a category of watches that has interested me for sometime, bronze. This is the classic Pinion Axis.


This Axis will soon be appearing in the film “Patient Zero”


Then I tried the star of the Pinion range, the 1969 Revival

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As with all these watches I was worried the 1969 Revival would be too large for my puny wrist, amazingly, as you can see, they all wear pretty well.

Pinion is one of my favourite of the new British watches, this is mainly because the watches speak for themselves. They are well designed reliable watches that do not rely on marketing generated “heritage”. Well done Piers.

for more information go to Pinion Watches