As fans of watches we love seeing new watches and brands being made available for our wrists, or at least our wish lists. We have featured watch brands attempting to get off the ground via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, some have been successful, others have not. If you have the drive, patience and a few good contacts the ability to start your own watch brand are at your fingertips.
It really is an exciting time in the world of watches. With the tools now available and the ease of world-wide communication more people than ever are working to make their dream of designing and building their own watch a reality. Proof of this is in the large number of “boutique” or “micro” brands that have popped up in the last four or five years.
High-quality, ultra thin, versatile, fashionable and affordable. Does that describe a watch you would like? If so, Rossling & Co. has something to show you. Rossling & Co. is a new watch company started by a pair of brothers who are using Kickstarter to help get their new watch off the ground and in your hands. *Update: the project got funded in just over 1 day!
World War I soldiers, rather than carrying impractical pocket watches on fobs, found it much more convenient to wear pocket watches attached to their wrists via leather straps. Pocket watches were made to go on the wrist via two methods: watches were slipped into leather pouches that were strapped to the wrist, or wire lugs were attached to the case to take a strap.
The Christopher Ward brand has continued to increase its offerings to the world of watch enthusiasts, recently having added the C900 Worldtimer as well as two new pilot models to their catalog. The C8 Regulator and the C1000 Typhoon both have their roots in aviation, though from different eras, and both add interesting technology to the C Ward line.
In the world of watches, whether “luxury” or “affordable” there are a handful of names that come up again and again in each category (and across categories at times). Every now and then an unfamiliar name will surface and provide a new option for watch enthusiasts.