I can’t tell if it’s getting easier to pic shots because of all the great submissions, or harder for the same reason? Either way, great variety this week, ranging new and vintage, affordable and less so, common and very rare. Enjoy!
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.
Zodiac launched the Sea Wolf divers watch in 1953. When it was a featured at the Swiss Watch Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, it really gained in popularity. The Sea Wolf featured the caliber 70-72 automatic movement that was a collaboration between ETA and A. Schild.
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.
Today we’re excited to introduce to you all to Martenero. About 2 years ago Matthew O’Dowd and John Tarantino, the founders of Martenero, approached me regarding their idea for a new watch brand. They wanted to take a somewhat different approach to making affordable watches, and their ideas were quite exciting.