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Minimalistic watches with classic aesthetics - Inspiring others to do more.
Minimalistic watches with classic aesthetics - Inspiring others to do more.
Minimalistic watches with classic aesthetics - Inspiring others to do more.
61 backers pledged CA$ 8,176 to help bring this project to life.

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Michael Wynek - Timepieces with a Purpose

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Welcome to the launch of our Unisex Innovator’s collection, comprised of the Rose Gold 'Henderson' and Silver 'Smithson' timepieces. 

Our mission is to provide you with high-quality, classy and affordable timepieces that inspire you to do more. As watch lovers, and believers in following one’s passion, we set out to re-define the perception of watches from flashy accessories to symbols of precious time and innovation. Not only would you have a stellar watch on your wrist but also a reminder that our lives are dictated by our actions, and time is a non-refundable currency.

As this is our original iteration of these watches, by backing us you’ll allow us to begin manufacturing and will receive the first ever Michael Wynek watches. All funds raised through Kickstarter will go towards the manufacturing process (purchasing the materials, assembling the watches, quality control) and logistics of getting you your watch.

 

Unisex Timepieces
Unisex Timepieces

     

Silver 'Smithson' watch
Silver 'Smithson' watch

    

Rose gold 'Henderson' watch
Rose gold 'Henderson' watch

 

 

  

  

Our timepieces are influenced by the Bauhaus philosophy of art, which emphasizes the use of clean lines, and simple coloration without sacrificing function.

  

 

Simple. Clean. Functional.
Simple. Clean. Functional.

  

  

The beauty is in the details
The beauty is in the details

 

Watch Face – A classic off-white face, accentuated with slim and sharp, hour hands and markers.

Seconds Hand & Date – A dark blue seconds hand adds life to a monochrome face. Coupled with a date box, you will never lose track of time. 

 

 

Case back - A simple design containing your watch specifications and unique serial number. 

As backers of our Kickstarter campaign you will also receive a special founder’s engraving that indicates you are one of the first people to sport a Michael Wynek Timepiece.

 

 

  

 

Domed Sapphire Crystal Glass – We selected Sapphire Crystal over Mineral Crystal due to its premium qualities of high scratch and shatter resistance. The subtle domed curvature also adds a unique classic aesthetic.

316L Stainless Steel Case – The 316L grade of steel is the benchmark of quality when it comes to case materials. Used in various pieces of medical equipment due to Its great durability and corrosion resistance, it was the perfect choice.

Swiss Ronda (Quartz) Movement –  At the heart of all of our watches lies the extremely reliable Swiss made-Ronda movement. With its accuracy, longevity and lack of maintenance required time will always be at your side.

  

Domed Sapphire Glass & 316L Case
Domed Sapphire Glass & 316L Case

 

Swiss Ronda Movement
Swiss Ronda Movement

 

  

Quick-Release Brown and Black Straps - 20mm width, 18mm taper.
Quick-Release Brown and Black Straps - 20mm width, 18mm taper.

  

Our straps are made from quality genuine leather. With built in retractable spring bars, switching out bands for different colors or types is hassle free.  

 

  

  

Case Type: Stainless Steel (316L Grade)

Case Size (Diameter x Thickness, Lug Width): 40 mm x 7.5 mm, 20 mm

Movement: Swiss Ronda (Quartz)

Glass: Domed Sapphire Crystal

Water Resistance: 3 ATM / 30 Meters 

Strap Type: Quick-release Genuine Leather (Black or Brown)

Strap Dimensions (Lug Width x Taper Width x Length): 20 mm x 18 mm x 180 mm 

 

 

 

  

 

  

As we know, with good health people can truly embrace life and do remarkable things. 

For this reason, we have partnered with a non-for-profit, Food for Life. They improve the health of Canadians by providing fresh, nutritious meals and produce to those in need within the Greater Toronto Area (Halton Region). Ranked as one of Canada's Top Ten charitable organizations, Food for life creates tremendous value by providing close to 200,000 meals per month to those in need. Real impact is created as every $1 donated converts into $15 worth of food.

 

*only earnings raised after Kickstarter will contribute to our social efforts

Hey Everyone! We are Sean and Jesse, two graduates from the University of Toronto. Our name 'Why-nek' and mission are inspired by Simon Sinek’s philosophy of ‘Start with Why’ which teaches one to base all actions in good reasons and authenticity.

Our love for minimalistic watches, the act of working hard, and the desire to motivate others is our ‘Why’. Further, given the opportunity to grow up in Canada, we are extremely grateful for what we have. With that appreciation, we want to do our best to give back to the community and help improve the lives of those in need.

We are proud entrepreneurs who are on a mission to inspire others to do more through our timepieces. With the exception of filming parts of our video, we have learned and built almost everything for the company and Kickstarter ourselves; staying true to our motto of doing more.

Thank you for supporting us, and we are excited to not only build a great company but also a movement of amazing people. 

 
Our Home - The Beautiful City of Toronto
Our Home - The Beautiful City of Toronto

 

Each watch comes with a 2-year warranty on manufacturing defects and free shipping worldwide. Any duties and taxes imposed on imported goods by your country (excludes Canada) must be covered by you when your watch is delivered.         

 

 

 

 

 

A very big thanks to all those who helped bring this to life!

Videographer - Angie Litsiou

Models - Matthew F, Tiffany L, Joshua R, Jessica C, Adriel F,  Saad A, Raquel F, Peter H, Aaron C, Bryan DB, Angie L, Maurizio G, Yara H, Arshdeep S, Alexandra C, Nilisha S, Justin Y, Aaron A, Hasitha F, Ivan V

Consulting - Quan L, Will R, Jordan F, Trevor M, Ryan M, Joshua P

A special shout out to all Canadians and those who came before us for giving us the opportunity to pursue our dreams.

Happy 150th Anniversary to Canada!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We want to deliver exceptional timepieces. With that there could always be unforeseen delays due to additional quality control checks, larger than expected orders or logistical issues. However, we have done our best and will continue to do so to work with our manufacturers & logistics carriers to ensure our timeline is as accurate as possible.

Our team is dedicated to making sure your timepiece(s) are received as soon as possible and in the highest quality.

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    Super Early Bird - 1 Timepiece

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    3 Timepieces

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