Sequent Solar Charger Kickstarter watch

Here are some of the crowdfunded projects that have caught our eye recently. Read on for a roundup of the best – and worst – that Kickstarter has to offer in July.

Kickstarter Watches Roundup – July 2022

A modular watch which claims to be the first of its kind has hit Kickstarter this month, along with a watch that charges itself.

Sequent Solar Charger

The Sequent Solar Charger claims to be powered with the largest single cell solar panel in a hybrid smartwatch. It’s made of stainless steel and its cases use upcycled #Tide ocean
material. The watch faces feature sapphire solar panels, which transform sunlight and indoor
artificial light into electricity. Their standby time is 2 years and the watches are assembled in Switzerland. Even at the price (over £200) the Sequent Solar Charger has exceeded it goal with a couple of weeks left to go in the Kickstarter campaign.

Sequent Solar Charger Watch

Click here to find out more about the Sequent Solar Charger watch at Kickstarter.

Linus Verthman Modular Watch

By contrast, the Linus Verthman watch has a more contemporary set of specifications. Look closer and you’ll see it’s a modular clip-together design like the Kustom watch we reviewed back in 2019. It’s a fun gimmick, but at £258 there is a lot of strong competition from quality automatic watches. Yes, it has a Swiss movement but in the quartz world that’s not really a selling point – you could grab a handful of Japanese quartz watches for the same money and have even more variety.

Linus Verthman Kickstarter watch.

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.

By Mike Richmond

Mike spends what little spare time he has writing for WRUK; and what little money he makes building up his collection of timepieces.

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