Here are the latest Kickstarter watch projects that have caught our eye. There’s a dress watch, a modern skeleton watch and one of the oddest watches we’ve ever seen!
Kickstarter Watches Roundup – December
Lindkskog Legacy Series
The Lindskog Legacy series are some really nice looking dress watches, with decent specifications for the price. It’s designed in Sweden and made in Switzerland and we think it is a good choice for a low-profile dress watch that will go with anything.
If a Rolex Datejust is a little too small for you (or a little too expensive) this would be a good alternative. Prices start at £300 which is a bargain for a Swiss ETA2824 automatic watch.
Yes, we read it as “WTF” not “WTIF” the first time too. It’s actually not a bad-looking watch but that name switches us right off!
It is certainly bold looking, and we can see it appealing to a lot of younger buyers with its semi-skeletonised design, two-tone case and a sub-£300 price tag. Inside is an STP 1-11 movement. We weren’t familiar with it but it turns out it’s a copy of the ETA 2824 so it should be reliable and accurate – and easy to maintain.
OVD Mars Mission Control
This is a really unusual design which is going to be either loved or hated. We think it looks cool but we doubt most people would ever wear one! It’s as unusual when viewed from the back as it is from the front, and it really would make a statement on the wrist with the deep 3D dial and curved hand.
At £254 it’s a touch expensive for a novelty but it might make a wonderful gift for a space travel enthusiast.
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.