CJR Watches is set to release a new line of watches through Kickstarter. The company plans to launch quartz and automatic bullhead chronographs. The watches will feature Swiss Ronda 3520D quartz and ETA 775 automatic movements. Calvin JR. was conceived in October 2014 and presents bold and original timepieces.

Check out the project HERE



Frank Diamond was created by two friends by the name of Frank Lewis and Domenic Diamond who share a love for watches. The two friends have a vision to create unique watches with a mix of art and engineering. The company took inspiration from watch designers and well known structures such as he Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, Big Ben, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The main structure that called out to Frank and Domenic was the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.

Frank Diamond uses hand drawn designs to create a different kind of watch. The features a 40mm case perfect for almost every guy. The watch also features Ronda 704 movement, Sapphire Glass, 5ATM water resistance, 20mm genuine leather strap and butterfly clasp with engraved buckle.

The San Francisco Watch can be yours for the early bird price of $99 through Kickstarter HERE



WOLFE WATCHES has been 15 years in the making and finally available for preorder through Kickstarter. The watch features 42mm case, K1 Mineral glass, 10ATM water resistance, Sea Gull Automatic movement and genuine leather strap. The pricing for the early bird special is a mere $189.

Specs
Beveled Case With Double Security Crown Protection by CNC
Superluminova: Hour, Minute, & 24 Hour Markers (See FAQ at Bottom of Page)
Superluminova: Hour, Minute, & Second Hands
316 Stainless Steel Layered Subdials
Crystal: K1 With AR Coating
Diamond Cut Detail Specialty Engraving
29 Jewels
Exceptional A+ grade Movement by Sea Gull
10 ATM Water Resistant
Exhibition Case Back
Clean Hidden Security Pushers
T-Crown
Genuine Leather Strap
Open Double Bridge Balance Wheel
316 Engraved Bezel With Oil Inlay
Case Approximately 42mm Wide and 13mm Thick
Engraved Buckle
Date 3 o’clock
Day 9 o’clock Plus many more features and quality sets

Check out the Kickstarter project HERE



Last year I followed several new watch startups launch their first watch to the market on Kickstarter. I am finally able to review several of the watches that ended up getting funded. The Erroyl Heritage watched ending up with $40,972AUD of its initial goal of $15,000AUD. The E30 is a nice blend of elegance and style with an automatic movement. Australia has been a hotbed of great new watch companies and Erroyl plans to be at the top of the heap with long-term future in mind.


ERROYL is an Australian watch company that launched in 2014 with the focus on designing refined, elegant and enduring mechanical watches. ERROYL is a touch of Earl and a dash of Royal. Inspired by the Anglo-Saxon title of Earl – meaning a member of the nobility – ERROYL produce refined timepieces that imbue elegance, respect and longevity.

Specifications:

40mm diameter, 316L marine grade stainless steel case
10mm case height and 20mm lug width
Exhibition case back
Japanese Miyota Cal. 9015 movement (automatic and hand winding), 24 jewels and 28,800 vibrations per hour
Approximately 42 hour power reserve
Flat scratch resistant sapphire crystal (front and back)
Anti-reflective coating (underside)
20mm black genuine leather alligator grain strap (tang buckle)
50m / 5ATM water resistance
Luxury leather display box




Erroyl is the brainchild of Wes Knight who enlisted a couple of friends to start a new line of watches under the Erroyl brand name. While the first watch was launched on Kickstarter, I’m told future watches will be sold directly to the consumer through their website. This will allow Erroyl to offer the best prices and maintain the highest quality.




The watches come in black, white, and rose gold with brown and black straps. The Erroyl watch uses the Japanese movement Miyota 9015 that has been proven to be reliable and a favorite amongst Micro brand companies. The watch also features Flat scratch resistant sapphire crystal, 10mm case height and 20mm lug width, exhibition case back, and 50m water resistance. The company did not skimp when it came to the Flat scratch resistant sapphire crystal that is on both the front and back of the watch. Many brands tend to use cheaper mineral glass for the caseback. The Erroyl watch comes in a nice leather display box perfect for gift giving.





The 40mm case is a great modern size for a dress watch. The watch is superbly made and comparable to watches such as entry-level Swiss Tissot Le Locle or a Hamilton Visodate. The deployment clasp strap which was a stretch goal for Kickstarter backers adds another layer of sophistication. The watch is versatile in that it can be worn with a polo, blazer or suit and not look out of place. For a first time model, the Erroyl E30 is refined and well polished compared to other watches that I have reviewed. The black dial is simply stunning with its textured concentric circle pattern and when the watch face hits light the sunburst effect is in full force. The watch has applied hour markers with Roman numerals markers at three, six, nine and twelve.




The Erroyl watches is available for an amazing $300.79USD making it one of the best bang for your buck automatic watches available. I cannot think of another watch at this price point with the features and design that Erroyl watch offers. Erroyl E30 Heritage watch hits all the check marks I’m looking for in a timepiece to wear at the office or going out with friends. If you’re looking for a luxury watch without the huge price tag then the Erroyl E30 would be fine choice to add to your collection.

96 out 100

Buy it now HERE

Disclosure: Review sample


Chevall Watches is a new brand out of Ljubljana, Slovenia trying to get funding for their first watch. The Chevall Watch was created by two Architecture students that know about design and aesthetics. The unique feature of the Chevall Watch is that you can interchange the appearance using the THE INSERT SYSTEM.

The Insert System has 6 notches on the inner side of each case, the negative of the notches is on the insert. This ensures that the insert fits perfectly in the case, and by that also makes sure the case doesn`t move around. On the top of the case lies a silicone ring, that, when the insert is inserted into the case, creates a vacuum, holding it firmly, therefore unable for the insert to fall out.

The ease of changing appearance will appeal to those that hate changing straps and scratching the lugs. Chevall Watches is available now on Kickstarter for a pledge starting at $199.

Check out the Kickstarter page HERE



Alberta Watch is an affordable timepiece now available on Kickstarter. The watch features a Quartz Miyota 2115 movement, 50M Water Resistance, 41mm case, Mineral Crystal glass, lumed hours and hands, and easy to replace battery with a snap case.

I think the easy to replace case is a nice feature since taking it to the mall will cost you $10-$15 for them to replace the battery. The watch comes in a classic design with two dial choices of blue or green and two standard straps in black or brown or optional Saddlemaker strap.

The watches are available for as little as $50US early bird(currently $65) and would make a nice gift for yourself or someone else.

Check out the Kickstarter page HERE



Vesta Watch Company Titan was designed last with the goal of creating a watch that can be worn everyday. The Titan was inspired by early military watches and is suitable for hunting, fishing and other water sports. The watch is easy to read and built to be a durable everyday watch.

The Vesta Watch Company Titan comes with in two versions, a 9015 Automatic Miyota version and a quartz Miyota 2315 version. The watch features a 4mm thick domed sapphire crystal, 46mm solid titanium case, and 100m water resistance.

Vesta Titan Automatic
Case: Brushed Titanium
Case Diameter: Ø 46mm – 54mm lug-to-lug
Case-back: Brushed Titanium
Thickness: 14.5mm
Lug width: 24mm
Crown: 6mm x 3mm screw-down
Crystal: 4mm Domed Sapphire – AR coated inside
Water Resistance: 10 ATM / 100m / 330ft
Movement: Miyota 9015 Automatic – 24 jewels / hacking / 28,800 bpm
Lume: SuperLuminova C3 on hands and dial
Pledge starts at $295

Vesta Titan Quartz
Case: Brushed Titanium
Diameter: Ø 46mm – 54mm lug-to-lug
Case-back: Brushed Titanium
Thickness: 14.5mm
Lug width: 24mm
Crown: 6mm x 3mm screw-down
Crystal: 4mm Domed Sapphire – AR coated inside
Water Resistance: 10 ATM / 100m / 330ft
Movement: Miyota 2415 Quartz – Shock Proof
Lume: SuperLuminova C3 on hands and dial
Pledge starts at $195

Check out the Kickstarter page HERE

Official site HERE



Singapore-based 0815 Watches has reached it’s $10,000 goal in 5 days. The current tally is at $12,155 with 34 days remaining. 08/15 watches have a minimalist design with prices under $100. The super early bird special can land you a 08/15 watch for as little as $79.

The unique feature of the 0815 watch is the Interchangeable Bezels.

The Watch Base is a precision machined, stainless steel, barebones body that houses the functional components of a watch.

The Interchangeable Bezels, each with their own distinct character, lock on to the Watch Base, supplementing an otherwise basic watch with a touch of style and identity that complements a wide variety of sartorial ensembles.

Working together, these 2 components create a unique watch system that allows you to effortlessly dress up your watch in a variation of bespoke styles, providing a seamless versatility tailored to our ever-evolving lifestyles.

Check out the Indiegogo campaign HERE



After the success of the Tatoskok dive watch, Manchester Watch Works is back with a new Kickstarter project. The Armada features a solar powered Seiko Epson VS37 movement with 6 months of power reserve in total darkness. Other features include 41mm case, 20mm lugs with 12mm thickness, scratch proof flat sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating, 2 dial designs, and optional solid stainless steel h-link bracelet with engraved flip lock clasp.

Quick Specifications:

– a solar powered Seiko Epson VS37 movement with 6 months of power reserve in total darkness and low power indictor for the ultimate no maintenance watch experience

– 41mm 316l brushed steel case with 200m water resistance for extreme activities or not so extreme activities

– 20mm lug width and only 12mm thick to fit easily under sleeves

– scratch proof flat sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating (our only stretch goal unlocked at 50k adds a domed sapphire crystal with inner AR coating!)

– 2 dial design choices with thick Swiss BGW9 lumed indices and hands. Looks white but glows a cool blue

– 120 click unidirectional bezel with choice of black or blue aluminum insert with BGW9 lumed 12:00 triangle

– engraved screwed down caseback and crown

– black water resistant patterned leather backed strap with engraved steel buckle

– optional solid stainless steel h-link bracelet with engraved flip lock clasp

The watch can be had for a pledge of as little as $184 at Kickstarter HERE



New watch startup Bergin is launching it’s first watch model. The Bergin Watch will be a limited edition watch launching on Kickstarter. The watch is Swiss Made with ETA 2824-2 movement, Sapphire Crystal, 40mm case, and 100M water Resistance. The watch will comes in black dial, silver dial and two tone silver and gold dials. The Bergin watch will either feature a stainless steel bracelet or leather strap.

$379 you can preorder one, $758 preorder two or $1,137 to preorder three.

The watch will be sent November 2015 if the watch is funding on Kickstarter.

Check out the Kickstarter page HERE