North is the first watch from Forest Time Co. that is debuting on Kickstarter. The brand was started by two young Montreal-based designers that wanted to create a watch that was simple and timeless.
The stylish 36mm watch could be worn by either men or women. The watch was designed with minimalism in mind. It feature high quality materials, stainless steel and brass cases, and genuine leather straps. The watch sells for a mere Early Bird price of $99 CAD/$75 USD.
Stainless Steel or Copper Plated Case
Stainless Steel Caseback
3ATM Water Resistance
Genuine Leather Wristband
The company went with a Japanese Quartz Miyota movement that will provide great accuracy and years of use without maintenance other than changing out the battery every couple of years. The watch size is perfect for men who hate the trending large watches and for women who like a slightly larger case. You can choose from colors for dial, case and leather band that you prefer. The case it a bit taller at 10mm and lugless design gives it a minimal design.
Two years in the making, the North by Forest Time Co. is available now for preorder at Kickstarter HERE Expect to see the watches to start shipping in December 2016.
Airspeed offers cutting edge new design in the world of watches. The company CJR watches has previously launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in the past and is promoting it’s latest new watch, the CJR Airspeed. The CJR Airspeed offers up curved glass that goes all the way to the edge. The curved casing is made from Hesalite crystal, a robust, and shatterproof material. The great thing about Hesalite is that it reduces smudging and the dial has a warmer look.
The Airspeed is powered by an Automatic 21 jewel 21,600 BPH Miyota 8219. The Miyota 8200 series is considered a workhorse movement and should be reliable for years to come. The watch comes in black which is considered the Pilot watch and the beige dial Vintage style timepiece. The markings on the dial and the hands are coated in in Super-LumiNova. This should make for easy readability at night.
Case Diameter: 43.0 mm
Case Thickness: 10.0 mm
Lug Width: 20.0 mm
Case Material: Hesalite Crystal
Movement: Miyota Caliber 8219
Dial: PVD Coating with Super-LumiNova (Pilot Ver. Only)
Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 m)
The CJR Airspeed features a first curved regulator watch. The regulator complication first appeared in the late 17th century and was used by watchmakers for verifying the rates of their creations. The basis of a regulator dial is the second, minute and hour hands are separated into sub-dials. The black dial Airspeed includes a black genuine leather strap and the beige dial watch includes a light brown genuine leather strap.
CJR Airspeed watch is truly innovative and futuristic watch with a little vintage thrown in as well. The curved glass dome shape draws in light and reflects the internal fluorescent blue(black dial model)/fluorescent red(beige dial model) ring. Pricing starts at an incredible $329 and can be preorderd on Kickstarter now HERE
Minute & Azimut will launch it’s first line of watches on Kickstarter starting on June 1st. The capsule collection, Brisham, is inspired by the enduring design features of the 1960’s. The watch will come in silver, gold or copper cases. The Bisham watch will feature Swiss Made Quartz movement, Sapphire crystal, and a genuine leather strap in a variety of colors. The crown has been moved to the second hour to add another layer of refinement.
The Bisham collection offers affordable luxury watch with a retro feel. The name was named after the Bisham Woods in Berkshire, England. The collection is dedicated to preserve the ancient woodland in this area and the company is donating a portion of each sale to an UK charity for the planting of new trees.
We will update this post with a link to the Kickstarter page when it launches on June 1st, 2016. You can view the website HERE and follow them on Kickstarter HERE
Vescari Watch Co. is a young watch brand based in The Netherlands. Vescari Watch Co. after several years working in luxury retail is set to release their first timepiece.
The first model The Heritage Chronograph’ will be powered by the reliable Mecha-Quartz movement provided by Seiko (VK63). The movement has the reliability of Quartz with the sweeping of an automatic. he chronograph sweeps 5 times a second and has an instant snap-back reset. The other benefit this movement has over traditional quartz movements is that it doesn’t needs battery power to reset. This improves the overall energy efficiency. At last it’s also possible to change the time when the chronograph is still running.
The watch case features 316L Stainless Steel with a case size of 41mm and thickness of 10mm. A PVD rose gold plated case will be also available. The watch will also feature Sapphire Crystal for additional durability.
Case Material – 316L Stainless Steel or 316L Stainless Steel with ionic rose gold coating
Case Size – 41mm
Lug To Lug – 46mm
Case Thickness – 10mm
Lug Width – 22-20 mm
Movement – Seiko VK63 mecha-quartz hybrid
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Hands – Hour/Minute, Chrono Hands, 24 hours/ hour and sec. subdial.
Dial – White ceramic or Black
Strap – 22mm leather strap with croco print combined with a butterfly folding clasp
Water Resistance – 10ATM/100m
Warranty – 24 Months
Check out the Kickstarter page HERE
JP WATCH DESIGN a new Australian brand that has set out to change the world with their classic sustainable watches. The company is launching it’s first collection called the Bearing collection with a custom kangaroo watch band. These ethically sourced straps are a by-product of strict government population control programs. JP Watch Design is donating 15% of all sales to conservation causes worldwide, they are hoping to be able to contribute to global preservation efforts for years to come.
The Bearing collection had 12 days to go in it’s Kickstarter project to raise $12,847.
Check out the Kickstarter 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
Ventus Watches began as a Kickstarter campaign and now is becoming a reality with watches shipping to backers. Those that missed the Kickstarter campaign can still order on the site HERE and receive a watch by the end of December.
42mm PVD Stainless Steel case, 50mm lug to lug length and 22mm lug width. 13.5mm Thick
Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement : 24 jewels, 21600bph, hacking and winding
Domed Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance of 100m
Engraved logo on crown and caseback
1 Year international warranty
Delivery scheduled for end December
$249 Preorder HERE
John JY Lee is back with his 3rd Kickstarter campaign. The new Crossfire 500M features a bold new take on the California Dial. Cobra de Calibre Crossfire 500M will have a depth rating of 500M and run the reliable Miyota 9015.
Other specs include
42mm External Bezel case in 316L Stainless Steel Case with Sapphire Crystals Top & Bottom
Miyota Calibre 9015 with Smooth Sweeping Second Hand
Custom Rotors with Beautiful Geneva Stripes
Swiss Super-Luminova on Dial & Hands
Soft Genuine Leather Bands with Signed Matching Buckle
The project is fast tracked for a February 2016 shipping date with prototypes already made and the factory ready to start production.
Check out the campaign HERE
Hastings & Co offers up a timeless classic minimalist dress watch that is a mere 6mm thick. In comparison it is 1mm thinner than the Rossling & Co quartz watch. The watch size is a perfect 40mm that should fit your dress shirts rather easily. Hastings & Co created the perfect watch to wear on special occasions, the office and on dates.
The Hastings & Co is a beautiful watch that weighs almost nothing and has the feel of luxury. The watch has a rose gold plated case and rose gold indices with a white dial. The second hand is black and the watch features a premium genuine leather embossed crocodile strap. The company opted for a scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal instead of the cheaper Mineral crystal found on other watches. The Hastings & Co Rose Gold Classic Edition Watch is powered by a Swiss Quartz Movement.
The watch can easily change straps from the calf crocodile straps to the Nato strap options. You can order additional straps directly from the site HERE Hastings & Co offers a Rose Gold case and Silver case with options for crocodile leather strap, genuine leather straps in black or brown, or two Nato strap options.
The Hastings & Co classic edition watch can be dressed up with crocodile or genuine leather straps or worn casually with the Nato options. The watch is a perfect everyday watch to wear at the office, special occasion or just hanging out with friends. Everyone needs a nice slim dress watch in their wardrobe and this is perfect for the recent graduate, young professional, or groomsmen to wear. An affordable timepiece that I am glad to have in my collection.
Premium looking dress watch
Rose Gold case
Crocodile embossed calfskin strap
Maybe too plain for some people’s taste
Buy it now HERE
Disclosure: Manufacturer supplied review sample for review