Funding now: Arcange SD

Funding now: Arcange SD

While Kickstarter has long been a source of interesting and affordable watches, as of late, there's not really been a design - and price - that has caught my eye…
Now Funding: Mu:n Hommage Edition moonphase watch

Now Funding: Mu:n Hommage Edition moonphase watch

When it comes to watches that launch on Kickstarter, we’re used to seeing new brands start out in safer waters, with simpler three-handed designs, and a good number of steel dive watches. That’s not all there is to be had out there, though. This is quite well demonstrated by the Mu:n Hommage Edition, which brings a moon phase complication along for the project.

In Review (and funding soon): Vesuviate Volare GMT

In Review (and funding soon): Vesuviate Volare GMT

As I’ve said in the past, one of the best parts about writing on watches is getting familiar with new brands starting out. As things progress along, we’re generally able to start seeing at least photos and specs in advance, and sometimes we even get to spend some time with a prototype. While we’ve had plenty of excitement around here for the new Seiko GMT movement, this is the first one we’ve gone hands-on with. Meet the soon-to-be-funding Vesuviate Volare GMT.

WTAuthor’s Final Countdown watch is bold as hell

WTAuthor’s Final Countdown watch is bold as hell

WTAuthor. A small, hand-made, hand-assembled watch shop in Shropshire, England. It all sounds so proper. It’s a lie. The WTAuthor Final Countdown watch is not a watch you wear when you’re invited to social functions.

Final Countdown is the watch you wear when you’re in your finest zebra stripe Lycra, crashing the fucking party. It’s badass, takes-no-prisoners, and doesn’t care that you don’t think it’s fit for polite society.

In Review (and funding soon): Biotic Formicidae

In Review (and funding soon): Biotic Formicidae

As we’ve said in the past, one of the really great things about being a reviewer is that you sometimes get to see things that are not even quite available yet. For bigger brands, that means stuff that’s embargoed to such-and-such a date, which we gladly observe. With smaller brands, though, it allows us to spend time with watches to help inform you, dear reader, so you can start making your mind up before, say, a campaign launches. The latest to allow us to do that for you is the Biotic Formicidae.

Now Funding: Audric Strider

Now Funding: Audric Strider

In our book, there’s never a bad time to wear a steel sports watch, particularly one on a bracelet. Sometimes all you need is that simplicity of steel, with a splash of color from the dial, and a simple time-and-date display. If you want that, with some uncommon touches, then the just-launched Audric Strider is worth a look.

Now Funding: Phantasos Triclops

Now Funding: Phantasos Triclops

With watches, there are no shortage of places to draw inspiration from. Eras of history, cars, planes, people, the list goes on an on. Then again, we see any number of brands deciding to riff on what designs that came before them. A brand we don’t really see being flattered that way is URWERK – but with the Phantasos Triclops (now up on Kickstarter) I can’t but help see that comparison.