BOLDR Watches is a brand that has been more than a blip on our radar for a couple years now. BOLDR first caught our attention with their freshman project, the Voyage Clever, a smartwatch that, as the name implies, they cheekily called a “clever watch.” The project—which was essentially a quartz watch with an added “smart” module not too far off conceptually from what MMT set out to do—never hit its goal, and all funding was returned to backers. However, the brand did not retreat and close down. Instead, the team went back to the drawing board to produce the popular BOLDR Journey— a Seiko-powered meca-quartz chronograph with an attractive style and a large domed crystal.
Following up on the success of the Journey, BOLDR is back on Kickstarter with their next project. While the Journey was understated and stylish with a minimalist pilot-watch vibe, BOLDR’s newest watch, the Odyssey, takes a different path; it’s a big, bold dive watch. The Odyssey has all the hallmarks of a beefy tool watch: large angular case, thick hands and markers, helium escape valve and a whopping 500 meters of water resistance.