Project Watches is a company that is constantly looking for new ways to use elements of design and art in the way a watch tells time.  There are times I think they are a little obtuse, and there are times that the designs work, and there times where the inspiration is a little obtuse, but the design still works.  This is the case with the Projects Watches Suprematism.  I will get into the basis for the design in a moment, but for me, the design works.

The inspiration comes from a Russian abstract art movement that was, in turn, inspired by avant-garde, poetry.  As the saying goes, “I don’t know art, but I know what I like.”  I like this design.  The three wide blocks are well suited to tell time, and in spite of the abstract inspiration, the dial is easy to read.  The 37mm case uses a lugless design, with the case sitting like a puck on the silicone strap.  The movement is quartz (probably a Miyota based on other watches).

Overall, it looks like a fun, wearable piece.  I could see it at a gallery opening, and I could see it on a wrist in a more casual work environment or out on the town for a casual evening.  It is not the sportiest of designs, but that is OK, Projects Watches isn’t going for the outdoor activity market, at least not yet.  Priced at $140, it is something you could wear on occasion and not feel like you wasted your money, and the size is also good for smaller wrists, so it would be a good unisex option.  projectswatches

Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: Projects Watches Suprematism
  • Price: $140
  • Who we think it might be for: Modern Art fans and graphic designers.
  • Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: I would wear it on occasion, but I am not in the market for a quartz watch.
  • If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: I don’t care for the lugless case.
  • What spoke to me the most about this watch: It’s artsy and readable.

Tech Specs from Projects Watches

  • Movement: Quartz
  • Functions: Three hander
  • Case: Black IP stainless steel
  • Glass: Mineral crystal
  • Water resistance:  Not specified
  • Lug width: Not specified
  • Straps: Black silicone
  • Diameter: 37mm
  • Length: Not specified
  • Case height: Not specified
  • Weight of watch head: Not specified

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