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Modern Pocket Watch

Editor's Rating
4.8?
Discovered on 2016-01-03

Modern life can be chaotic, with endless gadgets designed to make our lives more efficient, in fact robbing us of our most valuable asset – time. We initially reach for our smartphone to tell us the time, but end up distracted in a sea of notifications vying for our attention and we end up forgetting what it was we had initially set out to do. We have set out to redesign the pocket watch for modern times. For us, the pocket watch was the ultimate timepiece and brings back a lot of fond memories. For me personally, I am taken back to a time in Greece where on warm summer evenings my grandfather would be on the porch rocking back and forth in his chair while effortlessly swirling his pocket watch in his hand. The problem is that these timepieces have a lot of limitations in the modern day and as a result spend most of their time (sorry for the pun, only one we promise haha) in the dresser drawer. We have set out to solve these limitations to bring back the beauty and charm of the pocket watch.

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Overview & Specs
Movement :
Swiss Ronda Movement 763
Case :
Stainless Steel
Crystal :
Sapphire
Straps :
Stainless Steel or Italian Leather
Water Resistance :
3ATM
Diameter :
45mm
Thickness :
9mm
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Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Hey @TBo sorry you feel that way. I have been in close contact with our manufacturing partner and production is on track for the revised production schedule. Reason I have been somewhat quiet is that there are no major updates as everything is on track. The new design moulds were quickly completed a while ago and we progressed to the full production. I tend to over-communicate when things aren't on track and under-communicate when everything is on track so that's probably my bad and something I can work on improving :) Is there any particular information you are after or just want to be updated more with progress more generally?
TBo
Review from Kickstarter
Is there any update with how the production etc is coming along? I feel rather disconnected with the progress of this project.
Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks @roxane that's super helpful :) hope that answers your question @alex
Roxane Neumann
Review from Kickstarter
Still hoping for this campaign to pick up... The watches are so beautiful!
Roxane Neumann
Review from Kickstarter
@Alex: did you choose "cancel pledge"? If you just enter 0$ as the amount for your pledge you still get charged for shipping.
Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Hey Alex, that's very strange and apologies for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, not much I can do on my end as sounds like a platform issue. Perhaps you can email Kickstarter support to raise the issue you are having with them and hopefully they can resolve this for you. Thanks, Alex
Alex Baker-Lubin
Review from Kickstarter
If I want to adjust my pledge to no reward why am I being charged for shipping?
Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Hey Kevin, thanks for the kinds words and glad you like it � At this stage we are designing more fashion watches than for a particular purpose such as a nurse fob watch. Are you in nursing? Happy to chat more directly if you want to email us at hello@wanderlustwatches.com.au. Cheers, Alex
Kevin Yuen
Review from Kickstarter
its a brilliant product! but any possibility to have a nurse watch version?
Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Roxane, thanks for sharing your thoughts too � Yeah we are hoping over the next 19 days we unlock some more styles. It would be amazing if we could hit some of the stretch goals so we can include some freebies too � cheers, Alex
Roxane Neumann
Review from Kickstarter
I actually fell in love with the black watch right away. But somehow I'm confident that the campaign will pick up and will reach at least the next stretch goal anyway.
Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Chris, we decided to lock-in the black as the initial colour just to give backers some certainty as to what they will get based on funding stages. The reason I went with this approach was that I didn't want people's money locked-in to the campaign and then they don't get what they want based on a survey. While it meant I had to select the colour order, I think it at least gives people more certainty as to what they are backing. I'm hoping in the next couple of weeks of the campaign we are able to unlock your silver timepiece. If we get close to unlocking a particular colour but are a little bit off i'm also then going to try and negotiate with the manufacturer slightly reduced MOQs - which they may or may not support. I'll do whatever I can to give everyone as much choice as possible - however the more funds we raise the easier this will be. Hope that somewhat answers your question? Would be great if others can comment with their thoughts too as i'd be keen to hear more thoughts on this. Thanks, Alex
Chris
Review from Kickstarter
Is there a reason black is chosen as the initial color? Could you maybe let the backers do a survey to determine the initial color? I for one would prefer the gray/silver.
Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Jeffrey, Thanks for taking the time to reach out to us and for your support - we are glad you like the pocket watch design. There's quite a lot to your question and I want to do my best to answer it in as concise a way as possible, so please see below. 1. Firstly apologies for the confusion. Your interpretation is 100% spot on. To be honest Kickstarter advises aiming for as low a funding goal as possible to bring your project to life so we went with the approach of releasing the watches in stages and the first stage (black pocket watch) being our official funding goal. Understand this might lead to backers pulling out if we don't hit certain funding goals and they were after a particular colour - we definitely want people to get what they are after so would encourage this if this is the case as we want all backers to be completely happy with their purchase. 2. While I would love to help, unfortunately I can't comment on other countries duties / taxies. I would hate to give you an incorrect figure. 3. Definitely don't want to come across as misleading so hopefully I can clarify things here. The pledge includes a stainless steel chain in a choice of men's or women's. You can add AUD$15 to your pledge to receive an additional chain. For instance we had one backer, Roxane, who wanted both the men's and women's strap. As you rightly mention, the leather straps only come into play if we hit that stretch goal and then we include one of these FREE with your purchase. 4. In terms of the box it is designed so that it can fit additional straps. The photo of the box was just to show the design of it not to show what you got included in your particular pledge - apologies if this lead to some confusion it was by no means my intention. Finally, you are not complaining at all - I have done the best I can to describe the project as I see it. However, I like getting feedback as there will surely be things I could have done better - it's my 1st Kickstarter and i'm learning on the fly :) Please let me know if I have answered your questions? Happy to chat more on here or at hello@wanderlustwatches.com.au. Thanks, Alex
Jeffrey Owen
Review from Kickstarter
Couple of questions. First I'd like to comment that I am rather confused by the campaign. You have three colors for watches presented, but reading further on the page indicates that the rose gold pocket watch for example, will not be available to anyone unless you reach a funding goal of 40,000 AUD, is this correct? Or 12.5k for the black watch? I think this needs clarification for one, and if this is indeed the case, this is going to potentially exclude MANY MANY backers. I'd like to get a black watch for myself and a gold one for my wife. Well if we don't hit the goal for the gold, I'm just gonna drop half my pledge, ya know? I hope this isn't the case, but that's the way I understood it. Are there duty charges to the US? I have no idea because I never buy from australia because of astronomical shipping prices. I can get by that for this campaign because the watches look so good, but it's only worth it if I buy two of them. Also, the box on the campaign page has a regular chain attached to the watch, and two leather straps. This looks like standard packaging..... So what do you actually get when you just pledge for the standard price? According to the pledges on the side, you get one chain or strap, and one more free one for a total of two, a strap and chain, (the second only if we hit a specific stretch goal.)This is absolutely confusing. Do you guys really have different boxes for every single variation of pledges? I don't understand this at all. It feels a little misleading ya know? It'd be great if you could swap chains and straps as you please... but really the watch only comes with a chain, nothing else. The page says "Your Paris Collection timepiece will come in a high quality, minimalist box featuring the Wanderlust Watches logo (as pictured below)." underneath which there is a box with the watch and chain, and two nice leather straps. But you will not get what is pictured below. Confusion. Clarification? Don't mean to just complain on this, but these are some inconsistencies and confusions on the campaign page, and they'll mean the difference between me throwing in and not. Watches look downright sexy. No debating that.
Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Thank you for the support :)
Roxane Neumann
Review from Kickstarter
Perfect! Thanks so much.
Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Roxane, if we were to add an extra chain reward we would not charge additional shipping just ship it with your pocket watch. However, if it is easiest for you to just add to your pledge we can go with that approach. Retail for the strap on our website will be US$20 / AU$28, although for Kickstarter we can give a 50% discount so US$10 / AU$15. If you want an extra strap please just add AU$15 to your current pledge. I will make sure to add this option for the survey that goes out at the end. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Alex
Roxane Neumann
Review from Kickstarter
Maybe you can set an amount I could just add to my pledge for an additional strap? As I'm from Germany it would make more sense for me to get the watch and the straps in one shipping.
Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Hey Roxane, thanks for the support � We plan to sell additional straps on the website. Is this too long a wait? Would you prefer I add a kickstarter reward to purchase additional straps? Thanks, Alex
Roxane Neumann
Review from Kickstarter
Will it be possible to order additional straps? I love the idea of the long neck chain for the ladies but I'd like to have a short strap as well so I can use it as an actual pocket watch, too.
Wanderlust Watches
Review from Kickstarter
Hey Steven, thanks for getting in touch. Sorry it's a bit confusing especially with different currencies haha. Your current pledge is aud$150 (us$110) the 2 deal is aud$285 (us$198). Have we explained ourselves better there? Thanks, Alex
Steven Maier
Review from Kickstarter
@Wanderlust Watches, does your latest update mean that each additional watch is $99? Or does that mean that I can raise my current pledge of $169 for 1 watch up to $198 for 2 watches?