Plain Supplies launch two new watches on Kickstarter and has received 317% funding on the crowdfunding campaign. The company aim to create simple designed watches with the ability to swap out straps in an easy manner. The watches features a gunmetal or Rose Gold case with 3 interchangeable strap with quick release. It also includes a handy springbar tool in the kit. Each kit includes a leather strap, mesh strap and nato strap. The watches are backed by a 1 year warranty. The watches will set you back $119.00 SGD in your choice of GunMetal or Rose Gold kit.

The Everyday Watch – MS16 Rose Gold **PRE-ORDER**

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

Milanese Stainless Steel Strap (with Quick-Release System) in Rose Gold
Genuine Cow Leather Strap (with Quick-Release System) in Tan
Nylon Nato Strap
Quick Release Springbar (For Nato Strap)
Springbar Adjustment Tool
Warranty Information & Care Booklet
1-Year Warranty

SPECIFICATIONS

– Quick Release Leather & Mesh Straps
– Japanese Miyota GL15 Movement
– 40mm Unisex Case Design
– 7.5mm Case Thickness
– Hardened Mineral Crystal
– 3 ATM / 30metres Water Resistant
– Matte Circular Brushed Finish
– 316L Stainless Steel Case
– PVD Coated Case
– Date Display
– 1 Year International Warranty

Preorder for May Release HERE

The Everyday Watch – MS19 Gunmetal **PRE-ORDER**

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

Milanese Stainless Steel Strap (with Quick-Release System) in Gunmetal
Genuine Cow Leather Strap (with Quick-Release System) in Black
Nylon Nato Strap
Quick Release Springbar (For Nato Strap)
Springbar Adjustment Tool
Warranty Information & Care Booklet
1-Year Warranty

SPECIFICATIONS

– Quick Release Leather & Mesh Straps
– Japanese Miyota GL15 Movement
– 40mm Unisex Case Design
– 7.5mm Case Thickness
– Hardened Mineral Crystal
– 3 ATM / 30metres Water Resistant
– Matte Circular Brushed Finish
– 316L Stainless Steel Case
– PVD Coated Case
– Date Display
– 1 Year International Warranty

Preorder HERE




Uhuru is an South African brand created by Nick Warner who later moved to New Zealand. Warner who was born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, took design cues from his native land to make his first watch. Uhuru in Swahili means “freedom” and the logo is a raised fist for freedom. Uhuru watches successfully raised enough funds through Kickstarter to start selling their watches directly to consumers.

316L stainless steel case
44mm diameter case (excluding crowns)
Miyota 8215 movement
Exhibition sapphire crystal back
Double domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating
Internal rotating bezel operated by the 9H crown
Super Luminova hands
20 ATM water resistance




Uhuru watches was one of the first Microbrands I found on Facebook. At the time it was only a concept and the watch has come along way from the original design concept to the present finished product. Kickstarter is a popular way to start out your watch company with limited funds. I have seen the Microbrand world blow up in recent times. The amount of Kickstarter watch campaigns have increase so much that it’s tough to cover each one. This is why I tend to weed out the common pieces that look the same and choose to cover the truly original designs. The Uhuru Impi is certainly a piece that is unusual and different from any other watch I have covered. The Impi was name after a Zulu warrior armed with an assegai spear and a large cowhide shield. The curves of the case and the strap design of the Impi Automatic draw on the shapes and textures of the shield. The assegai can be found in the shape of the spearhead hands. The watch features a unique double crowns with the one at 9 o’clock operating the internal rotating bezel and the one at 3 o’clock sets the date and provides hand winding.






Uhuru features a 44mm case, Miyota 8215 movement, and double domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating. The watch also feature double crowns with internal rotating bezel, 316L stainless steel case, Super Luminova hands and 20ATm Water resistance. The Uhuru double crowns at 9’oclock crown used for the internal bezel that rotates and the 3’oclock crown that sets the time and date as well as provides a hand winding option. The 200M water resistance should provide ample protection for swimming, showering and scuba diving. I prefer Uhuru’s matte finish case to polished steel as fine scratches are less visible. I normally prefer watches with a 40-42mm case but the 44mm wears surprisingly well. I also own a Panerai watch with a 44mm case and like the solid wrist presence of a larger watch. The Uhuru feels solid on the wrist and has a bold design that differentiates itself from other Microbrands watches on the market. The dial comes in black or ivory and the one in this review is the ivory which is a yellowish-white matte finish color. The ivory color dial is a nice change of pace from the usual black/blue/white dial divers. The lume on the watch could be a little better although I had no issue reading the time at night.








When I first got a hold of the Impi watch I was impressed with the level of craftsmanship that the watch offers. I compared it to higher end Microbrands such as Magrette and Lum-Tec. I have recent timepieces from both companies and the Impi compares well with these brands. Kickstarter is a great place to find new watches but when all the watches look the same I get bored and it’s refreshing to find a uniquely designed watch like the Uhuru Impi. Overall the Uhuru Impi is something special and a great first watch from Nick Warner. If I had to pick just one watch to introduce someone to the Micro Brand Watch World it would be the Impi.

Positives
Unique design
Great backstory behind the brand
Affordable price
Nice premium leather strap
Quality timepiece
Superb customer service
Great wrist presence

Negatives
May be too large for some
Lume
Some would prefer a 9015 over the 8215

The Impi Automatic is available now in Ivory dial with brown strap for $349 HERE

Nick Warner is working on his next watch release for Uhuru Watch Company as well as founding Microbrand Watch World, a community focused site that promotes crowdfunded watch brands and the blogs that review them. Check out MBWW HERE

Disclosure: Manufacturer supplied review sample for the review



Vierra Watch Company has hit it’s $15,000 goal and is still going strong with a current amount of $17,436 with 19 days left. Vierra Watches offers 100M water resistance, Sapphire Crystal and lifetime warranty for less than $100. If your looking for a nice watch for your active lifestyle then take a look at Vierra Watches.

Check out the Indiegogo campaign HERE



Camber Watches has 53 hours to go and has already pass it’s goal of $21,271 with a current tally of $36,773. Camber Watches made a watch inspired by Hill climbing where every tenth of a seconds counts. This is why the company produced a timepiece with a special chronograph movement which is measured down to the tenth of a second. The dial is inspired by the early mechancial stop watches that were used at motor sporting events.

Case Diameter : 45 mm
Case Thickness : 13 mm
Lug Width : 22 mm
Lug-to-Lug : 52 mm
Crown : 7×3 mm, engraved with logo
Weight : 81 gram
Crystal : Mineral, slightly domed
Case Material : Alloy, Black PVD, Rose gold plated
Case back : Stainless steel
Movement : Quartz Chronograph, Sunon Caliber PE903
Genuine leather strap : 22 mm, leather, tapers down to 20 mm
Clasp : 22 mm signed pin buckle
Water Resistance : 3 ATM (50 m) Dial: ivory and black
WE RECEIVED FEEDBACK ON THE SIZE AND WE DECIDED THAT YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE FOR A SMALLER SIZE : 42MM CASE DIAMETER

Back this campaign now on Kickstarter HERE


A new French watch brand is launching on Kickstarter this month. The AKRONE “K-01” was created by three friends with a passion for watches. The founders wanted to key in on affordability, singularity and exclusivity. Akrone brand names comes from the french word achrone meaning “timeless” with the K represented by the founders last name.




= 40 mm case size in matte ceramic totally unscratchable…very very light !
= sapphire glass , inside AR coating
= Miyota 9015 , with a modified rotor , and a modified date wheel that match the second hand color
= Very strong and convenient Nylon strap, best one to go for sports activities.
= all our leathers straps are hand made in France . We made a luxury Pack with a gorgeous Matte black alligator leather strap.
= Straps are coming with fast pins, so you can easily remove them.
= 10 ATM (100m) water resistant.
= assembled in France with a very good team of watchmakers based in Besançon (heart of French watch industry)
= you can choose between 3 different colors : mint / red lava / light yellow
= numbered and limited to 300 pieces (total, all colors mixed)

Check out the Kickstarter campaign HERE


Pancor Watch Co. is offering up a nice affordable aviation Chronograph watch for as little as $129USD. The Pancor P01 is a hybrid chronograph watch inspired by aviation. The matte black DLC coating on the case is inspired by (stealth) fighter jets like the F-117 Nighthawk. The elongated markers simulates the meters in the cockpit. While keeping the design of the dial clean and simple, applied indices are added to the dial for a 3D effect. Also the chronographs are place lower to add more depth.

Case / Bezels: 316L Stainless Steel
Case size: 44mm wide x 53mm long
Case thickness: 10mm
Crown: 7 x 4mm (Engraved)
Weight: 70 Gr
Dial: Matt effect, Debossed chronograph and 3D implied indices
Hands: Japan Super Lume
Crystal: Anti-Reflective Sapphire
Movement: Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz
Strap: 24 mm raw genuine leather (or Canvas)
Water resistant: 50M/5ATM
Limited edition: Kickstarter founders edition (special case back with serial number)
Warranty: 2 years

Head over to Kickstarter to back this campaign HERE


If you ever been sleepy while at work, driving, studying, or in public then the NOZzER watch maybe the answer to stay awake at important times. The NOZzER watch was founded by Yan Rybachenko as the very first anti-sleep watch on the market.

This campaign has a funding goal of $71,000, which needs to be raised in order to bring his team’s new anti-sleep device to market. NOZzER Watch uses Active Mind Maintenance Technology (AMMT) in order to help a wearer combat feelings of fatigue that can strike due to the absence of external stimuli, which is needed to keep the brain engaged. Rybachenko found there was a need for an anti-sleep device when critical moments that need focus is essential.

The watch works by transmitting a current of .2 sec every few seconds via two small electrodes on the back of the watch. The intensity of the current can be adjusted according to the wearer’s personal preferences. NOZzER Watch also has a “silent alarm” function that will wake a wearer up silently, through increasing tactile sensations via weak electrical impulses beginning at the pre-set alarm time. None of the impulses sent through the watch are harmful in any way. The NOZzER Watch has been fully tested, and is 100% safe.


Head over to Indiegogo to back this campaign HERE


The latest prototype shot of the Grey Seal Series Watch with navy dial and mesh strap. The watch will feature Miyota 9015, sapphire glass with inside AR, rotating inner bezel, stainless 316, case 44mm, mesh bracket 22mm + leather NATO strap. Price about 300-350 euro with shipping anywhere in the world. The current target is for a January 2016 release.

Check out their Facebook page HERE for updates


Griffin Emblem is launching 4 new watch models on Indiegogo now. The company have already launch several crowdfunding projects in the past and the Draxas is the latest model.



The Draxas features 4 watch models that feauture 316L Stainless Steel, Seiko SII Quartz movement, Sapphire Crystal and calendar(models 1501, 1503, 1506) or Chronograph(model 1506 only).












Specifications of the watches

All 316L Stainless Steel

SEIKO Instrument Inc. SII Movement (Made in Japan)

Sapphire Cystal

Calendar (models 1501, 1503, 1506)

Chronograph (model 1506 only)

Unique serial number on the back

Water-resistant to 5 ATM (50 meters)

Genuine Leather Strap or Metal strap (see the perk)

Approx. band width: 22-20mm

Length leather strap 160-220mm

Length metal strap 160-240mm

Approx. case diameter: 38.5mm

Thickness :

8.1mm for models 1501,1503,1505.
9.85mm for model 1506

For Men & Women


Check out the Indiegogo campaign HERE


The Cherwell is the first watch model from new Microbrand, Marloe Watches. The Marloe Watches Cherwell was designed in Scotland and inspired by the prestigious university city of Oxford, this timepiece is named after the River Cherwell which meanders through this City of Dreaming Spires.


Marloe Watches focuses on hand-wound movements and this one is powered by a Seagull movement. It also features a multi-layered sandwich dial and a double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.


Specs
42.4mm diameter x 12mm High (Lugs to Zenith)
20mm lug width, 48mm top to toe
Hand wound movement 21,600bph
Power Reserve of over 50 Hours
Double-domed sapphire crystal with AR coating
Exhibition Case-Back with engraving
Multi-layered dial
5 ATM


We will post an update once the Kickstarter campaign gets started. Check out the official Marloe Watches website HERE