Back in September, we introduced you to the Anstead Oceanis, a Kickstarter watch project that managed to stick out from the crowd for being, well, traditional. Unlike nearly every other Kickstarter watch that has gained considerable attention, the Oceanis was developed with traditional watch enthusiasts in mind.
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It has been several months now, closer to a year than not, since the Pebble smart watch hit Kickstarter and created such a huge buzz. They raised many times their initial funding request with their iOS and Android compatible smart watch setting a Kickstarter record in the process.
The abundance of watch projects on Kickstarter is old news. The internet’s most popular crowd funding website is jam packed with a vast array of watch and watch related projects, most notable of which is the Pebble digital “watch” with its E-Ink display and ability to pair with the Apple iPhone. But there has been a noticeable absence of traditional watch projects on Kickstarter – mechanical watches, watches that are free from gimmicks, and watches by companies with a sustainable vision.