Kickstarter Watches Roundup – April 2020

Another relatively quiet month for Kickstarter watches, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are some of the highlights

Kickstarter Watches Roundup – April 2020

Luckily, the coronavirus has not stopped a few entrepreneurial microbrands from launching new campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Stella Felix

The dial of the Stella Felix jumped straight out at us as we browsed Kickstarter. It reminds us of a pair of denim jeans. The watch has some good specs: designed in New York, built in Switzerland and packing an automatic Swiss movement.

Stella Felix

Rather than the better known ETA or Sellita, Stella has chosen to install an STP1-11 movement. This comes with some really positive reviews. Prices start at $948 which is a little high for a Kickstarter project but in-line with the watches with similar specifications.

Click here to back the Stella Felix on Kickstarter.

Janus Dial

Janus is seeking funding for a new dual time watch. It is powered by a Ronda Swiss quartz – which will immediately turn off most serious watch enthusiasts – and the selection of colours suggests it is aimed squarely at the fashion market.

Janus DialRather than a true dual time, it appears to simply have two tiny quartz movements side by side within the case. It’s an unusual look, but at $279 we think it is overpriced for the specifications.

Click here to find out more about the Janus Dial watch.

Ferro & Co Distinct 3

Finally we have the motorsport-inspired Distinct 3 from Ferro & Co – We are suckers for watches in Le Mans-inspried Gulf Racing colours and this one certainly looks the part. Its USP is the single hand, which makes it look just like the dial on a racing car. Combined with the deep bowl dial and oversized crown we think this one will attract a lot of attention.

Ferro & Co Distinct 3

You get a choice of movements from a low starting point of £215. Serious watch collectors will want to go for at least the Japanese Miyota automatic option at £358 – but our pick is the STP1-11-equipped Swiss automatic version at a very reasonable £454.

Click here to buy a Ferro & Co Distinct 3 watch from Indiegogo.

Buying a Watch on Kickstarter

Remember that Kickstarter is not a shop, it’s a place where you can back new businesses, That means you will have a wait before the watch you preorder arrives, and there is always a risk of losing your money. Don’t let that scare you off – read our guide to buying a watch on Kickstarter to find out more.

Author: Mike Richmond

Usually found skulking around eBay or the International Watch League forum, Mike writes for a living and spends what little money he makes building up his collection of timepieces. Join the WRUK Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Britishwatches/

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