The prototype currently has a hex head screw to pair the inner and outer case and comes with a purpose-built screwdriver. However, for convenience, I’d like to see something more common for owners who may lose the screwdriver (as did the person who reviewed the model on my wrist right now). Additionally, I would like to see the production models come with extra screws, as they are small and could easily be lost.
The Liberum team has announced some exciting upgrades to the production model. The screw down crown and 100m of water resistance will be a welcome addition over the 50m of the prototype, especially considering the review sample’s slightly tricky crown for hacking. With the screw down crown, one can expect that affirmative pop and slight gap, which will make the process much easier. Also legibility on the white dial will be vastly improved. Currently the indexes are white on a white dial. The production model promises improved legibility by adding more contrast to the indexes and hands.
On another note, although I have a seven inch wrist, I’m one hole away from being sized out of this watch. The brand has promised to add more holes to accommodate smaller wrists.
Finally, let’s talk pricing. As of the moment, the Liberum Kickstarter campaign is about to end, and they are inching towards their goal. The base kit is priced at 199 Euros (about $217 USD). This includes one dial, five outer cases, and five straps. For those who want more variety, they also offer a double combo with both dials, five outer cases, and five straps, which is a steal at 259 Euros (about $283 USD). Liberum has promised that once funded, they will immediately start production and begin shipping to backers in September 2023. Liberum