Keeping up with new watches released on Kickstarter or Indiegogo is becoming quite the task. We have recently looked at a batch of current campaigns as well as conducted a follow up to several funding projects we have featured in the past. Since then more hopefuls have gotten things under way, hoping to get their project off the ground. Among them is The Helmsman by Zelos Watches.
Bond. James Bond.
The name is a natural selection when thinking of iconic watches in movies appearances. From the first Rolex appearance in the 1960′s to the digital age in the 1970′s and the return to mechanical watches later in the series, Bond’s watches have had an impact.
We at worn&wound recently did a follow-up to some of the crowdfunding watch projects that we have featured on the site. The idea of crowdfunding – as we have mentioned – has proved to be a big boost to getting new watch companies off the ground. Below is a round-up of hopeful projects using either Kickstarter or Indiegogo to fund their project.
Over the past few months we here at worn&wound have featured a number of watch brand hopefuls who were using some form of crowdfunding in an effort to get themselves off the ground. This format for funding a project has exploded in the past couple of years and it is a great fit for watches projects.
Watches mean many things to many people: status, elegance, strength, craftsmanship, tool. Everyone has their choice of terms that define their taste in watches. One word that most people would agree is on their list, whether they say it out loud or not, is fun. Turning the bezel, running the chronograph, staying up until midnight at the end of a month to watch a perpetual calendar make the change; all fun elements of owning a watch.
When one thinks of space exploration and watches, the first watch to come to mind is (and should be) the Omega Speedmaster Professional. The watch has been available for 56 years, having been introduced in 1957. It was originally intended to be a racing watch, hence the speed in Speedmaster, but, as is known, when NASA was seeking out a watch for the astronauts to take into space, the Speedmaster was chosen.