The First Moon Step Watch

The First Moon Step Watch

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Between all the interesting projects we found on Kickstarter, there is one that stands out for originality - The First Moon Step Watch. The watch was inspired by the space stories told by Neil Armstrong himself. The brand owner, Yelena Makarovskaya had the chance to spend some time with the great American astronaut who first set foot on the Moon. [embed]https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/3039347/video-799360-h264_high.mp4[/embed] The First Moon Step Watch was designed for the 50th Anniversary of the first step set by a man on the Moon. The watch’s appearance is lovely and fully original. The 44mm round case has an interesting two-piece construction of steel and it is covered by a domed mineral glass. To be noted that there are no lugs, the strap being mounted between the two constituent parts of the…
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Aurochronos – Microbrands Festival in Poland

Aurochronos – Microbrands Festival in Poland

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We are thrilled to present to you an interesting and still quite an “exotic idea” of a festival that promotes micro brands and independent watch producers. The International Festival of Independent Watch Manufacturers Aurochronos originated in Poland, a country in the central part of Europe. In our opinion this one has a good chance to fill a niche which really need exposure. It's a good initiative to promote uncommon and less-known watch brands. The event will take place from September 30th to October 1st, 2017 in Łódź, Poland, at the modern venue of Expo-Łódź; the largest exhibition center situated in the heart of the city. We believe that this will be a fantastic and unique experience with a chance to meet a wide group of independent watch manufacturers both from Poland and from…
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4x4x3 = Horage Multiply – a great watch and a successful Kickstarter campaign

4x4x3 = Horage Multiply – a great watch and a successful Kickstarter campaign

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We have the great pleasure to present you today a special watch Kickstarter campaign – the Horage Multiply. Horage SA is a brand that has several years of experience in the watch industry and it already had two successful Kickstarter campaigns: here and here. It is important to mention that Horage watches come with an independently developed movement – the modular K1. At this price level, they are the champions between similar micro brands. The number of companies working with in-house or independent movements is limited and the watches are pricey. [caption id="attachment_3266" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Horage Multiply has 48 possible variants. You can decide over movement version, dial and strap.[/caption]   What makes the campaign special is the large variety of choices available. It’s not unusual for a microbrand to present their entire collection, but…
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Christopher Ward C60 Trident COSC limited edition

Christopher Ward C60 Trident COSC limited edition

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Here at Watchisthis, we love Christopher Ward. Last time we wrote about them when Christopher Ward and Morgan Motor Company teamed up. They are a young brand with a good value for money. In 2005, Christopher Ward launched their first watch and by 2014 they have their own in-house movement. The brand’s newest timepieces are a special limited edition COSC certified collection – the C60 Trident Pro COSC and C60 Trident Day Date COSC. [caption id="attachment_3246" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Christopher Ward C60 Trident COSC collection comes with a black zirconia ceramic insertion bezel and red elements[/caption] The Trident COSC certified collection is an example of the brand’s dedication to offer the best possible solutions at an affordable price. Being a diver watches collection they use marine grade stainless steel for the…
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Swiss soul, German body and Japanese heart – the Manufaktur Waldhoff

Swiss soul, German body and Japanese heart – the Manufaktur Waldhoff

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Kickstarter is used more and more as a platform to launch beautiful watches, that otherwise would not be available to the worldwide public. Manufaktur Waldhoff decided to present all their pieces in one Kickstarter campaign. They still have more than 40 days until the end of it but the campaign is already fully funded.   [caption id="attachment_3238" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Manufaktur Waldhoff is a new independent brand from Germany with four collection available via Kickstarter platform.[/caption] Manufaktur Waldhoff is a new independent watch manufacturer started in 2015 by Manfred Starck and Nicolas Lehotzky. Based in Pforzheim, the brand’s goal is to bring a line of well-priced high-end automatic watches. For this they are using an interesting set of features: the watches are designed in Geneva, Switzerland, produced in Pforzheim, Germany and…
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Calvin Jr – Commander Series Watch

Calvin Jr – Commander Series Watch

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Crowdfunding has become a primary source for new watch products and Calvin Jr is not at his first attempt. Indeed, the brand based in Hong Kong has already achieved two campaigns with great success. (You can discover them here : Velocita and Airspeed. Today they are back on Kickstarter with a new outstanding timepiece inspired by aircraft. Before I start to describe the piece I must confess something to you ... I'm a fan! I love its design and I really love having it on my wrist. This is, I think, a watch with originality / sportiness / quality and price ratio that is excellent. So now let’s have a look the watch. The Commander series offer you the possibility to get a statement watch without breaking the bank as…
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The East and the West of the Brillier Americana Chapter 2 collection

The East and the West of the Brillier Americana Chapter 2 collection

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The Brillier Watch Company is a brand from the US, Arizona to be exact, that takes a big pride from designing and manufacturing their watches in the USA. The Chapter 2 of the Americana collection pays a tribute to the railroad pocket watches used in the era of the American railroad system creation. The railroads were the most important shaping factor of the American history. One of the biggest dates in the railroad history was May 10, 1869: The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. That day, the East and the West united. To mark this significant moment, Brillier Watches released the Chapter 2 East and Chapter 2 West watches. [caption id="attachment_3213" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The East timepiece in gold can be easy identified with the…
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Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition

Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition

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Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) and Oris Watches unite forces once again for saving what is left of the coral reefs. Unfortunately, more than 90% of the world’s corals are already lost. What is left of it is in great danger. CRF, a Florida-based, nonprofit conservation organisation and Oris Watches organised a special event in Key Largo, Florida to launch the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition.   [caption id="attachment_3188" align="aligncenter" width="1020"] The Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition is a magnificent diver watch designed and produced in the spirit of the new Oris Aquis collection.[/caption]   During the event, CRF founder Ken Nedimeyr said: “I’m very happy that we have been able to partner with Oris. Their experience of supporting ocean conservation projects means they understood immediately what we want to achieve…
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From Texas with passion – DuFrane Bergstrom

From Texas with passion – DuFrane Bergstrom

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You might ask yourself what have in common a pilot, Austin Texas, war heroes, history and watches. The answer is simple: a watch passionate and collector, Steven Lee decided to fulfil his hobby and a dream. His dream was kept safe from the outside world in a notebook. All of his drawings and notes were not intended to become a real watch. Till one day… in this way the Bergstrom watch was born. [caption id="attachment_3178" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] DuFrane Bergstrom has a matte finish that fit perfectly the Pilot themed watch[/caption] DuFrane Bergstrom watch is dedicated to a WWII hero, Captain John August Earl Bergstrom - the first native Austinite killed during the war. He was stationed in the Philippines at Clark Field during WWII. Captain Bergstrom was killed by the…
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The passion for a special car expressed in a special watch – the Tenera Watches

The passion for a special car expressed in a special watch – the Tenera Watches

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We always said that the cars and the watches go perfect together: an expression of power, design and engineering. It is often met that fans of cars and car races end up in designing a watch that reflects their love for the motor world. In this case, Ron de Jong from Valkenburg - Netherlands has a real passion for Lancia Delta Integrale Evo. He is impressed not only by the car itself but also by the symbol that it represents. This car was a technical achievement, ahead of her time with an impressive racing and wins portfolio. The Delta Integrale was the inspiration source for his watch – the Tenera. [caption id="attachment_3168" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Tenera watch is a great match to the legendary Lancia Delta Integrale Evo[/caption] The entire watch…
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