Kickstarter Watches Roundup – May 2019

Nordgreen Pioneer

It’s been a while since we did a Kickstarter watches roundup – so we thought it was high time we looked at what is on the crowdfunding platform this month.

Kickstarter Watches Roundup – May 2019

We’ve already covered a couple of watches that are live or imminently due on Kickstarter (the Vario Empire, the Monachus and the superb-looking Newmark 71) so here are some that didn’t have a full feature on WRUK.

Culem World Timer

Culem has jumped on the GMT bandwagon with this world timer featuring a bold (some may say gaudy) colour world map on the dial. At first glance this may sound like a Chinese fashion watch, but it boasts a top grade ETA movement and some more refined dials which may appeal to the watch enthusiast. The price, at about £1,000 is a little steep for Kickstarter and it’s hard to recommend this over a tired and tested Christopher Ward GMT model if we’re honest – and like the Rob Hayes Yosemite before it, we juts couldn’t get past the choice of name.

Click here to view the CuleM travel watch on Kickstarter

Nordgreen Pioneer

We’ve reviewed a prior model, the Nordgreen infinity and found it to be a well-built if slightly derivative timepiece. The latest Nordgreen model is being launched on Kickstarter and it shares much of the design DNA of the previous models. It’s a thin Japanese-quartz powered dress watch with a chronograph function. There’s little to set Nordgreen apart from the other fashion watch brands, but we are impressed by the company’s green credentials.

Nordgreen Pioneer

Click here to view the Nordgreen Pioneer watch on Kickstarter

Prism Watch

Finally, the Prism watch – like countless other Kickstarter watches before it – claims it can match every facet of your personality. We’ll leave it to you to decide if it’s for you, but that pointed crown looks like it might get a little uncomfortable.

Click here to view the Prism watch on Kickstarter.

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.

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