The Mens Linde Werdelin replica is one of this brands making such watches and they actually did launch engraved models in the past, like the Oktopus Tattoo from 2010 or the Oktopus Moon Tatto from 2013. But in 2016 they are upping their engraving game with the introduction of the Oktopus Reef and Oktopus Crazy Universe.
Before going into the details about the watches, just a few words about Johnny Dowell. He got into the trade of gun engraving following the footsteps of his uncle who was a gun maker. 14 years ago, following a five-year long learning period, he started working for Britain’s most prestigious gun engravers, later turning to jewellery and now, to watches.
The Oktopus line, in general, is the ultimate badass dive watch collection and what can be a more appropriate decoration for a rose gold and titanium Oktopus than an underwater scene filled with corals, octopuses and other sea creatures.
Unlike the Tattoo watches that were laser engraved, these two are born from the collaboration with Johnny Dowell, an artist and a gun engraver. There are mens fake Linde Werdelin Oktopus Reef watches out there that are begging to be engraved. They tend to have large surfaces that are like blank canvases ready to welcome the creative touch of an artist. The effort to create the new collection is incomparable, Dowell spent 100 hours on each timepiece.
The second Linde Werdelin model made in collaboration with Dowell is the Linde Werdelin Oktopus Crazy Universe copy watch, which is basically an Oktopus BluMoon moonphase watch decorated with a celestial scene of the sun, the Earth at six o’clock, various planets and meteorites.