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Last updated May 6, 2019

US$ 99 Minimalist Design Classic Game Inspired Watches

We strive to create luxury timepieces by combining traditional craftsmanship and creative minimal design to all retrostylers.

US$ 99 Minimalist Design Classic Game Inspired Watches

We strive to create luxury timepieces by combining traditional craftsmanship and creative minimal design to all retrostylers.

HK$ 33,332
pledged of HK$ 78,000pledged of HK$ 78,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 6 2019 4:28 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 6, 2019

About

Black & Brown. Black and brown dial with multi-layers rotating dial design. Satin surface finishing circular case and sharpened bezel in brushed black (bezel) and guy (case body) color tone setup with dark brown Italian genuine leather strap / classic Milanese strap

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All Blue. Dark blue dial with multi-layers rotating dial design. Satin surface finishing circular case and sharpened bezel in brushed blue color tone setup with dark blue Italian genuine leather strap / classic Milanese strap

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We’re using the best materials and components to build an excessively quality and modern minimal design watches. 

Link: DudeIWantThat 

We are offering directly via Kickstarter, we are able to cut out the retail channel, middlemen markups, brand exclusivity/scarcity, and offer a US 99 japan quartz movment watch with the most premium materials and classic game-inspired design. 


  Seriously, try to find a better watch for a better price, and we’ll match it. 

“NORNIR” in Norse mythology are three gods’ beings who rule the destiny of human. In order to match with our watch design theme- minimalist and Scandinavian style, we apply this meaningful and powerful word to become our brand name. We strive to create luxury timepieces by combining traditional craftsmanship and creative minimal design to all retrostylers.

We are a group of watch-addicts who have already worked in the Hong Kong watch industry for over 28 years. We specialized in the design and manufacturing of high quality quartz and automatic watches. We have established good relationships with the world’s leading watch manufacturers specializing in luxury watches for high-end brands that retail for over US$1,000, as well as renowned watch companies in the retail market with over 400 chain stores world-wide

Our ambition is to create our very own brand, which we can share with watch enthusiasts around the globe. Through “NORNIR”, we are offering high-quality products with unique and exclusive designs comparable to watches at department stores and luxury brands, but at only a fraction of their retail price.

We want to share our love for watches with you. But in order to do that, we need more than just having innovative and tradition designs, quality support from a world leading manufacturing partner, and 28 years of industry experience. Your support will be instrumental in helping us achieve our dream, and we are confident you will be impressed with the design, workmanship and value that our watches offer.


The beginning of the arcade game golden age in 1978, with the release of “Space Invaders’ and the most affected popular culture was “Pac-Man” which is released in 1980. More than 1.5 million arcade machines active in North America in 1982. The golden age represents the great technical and design creativity from the past and can be kept until now. We applied this philosophy in making our watch. We used the most premium materials, traditional craftsmanship and creative minimal design to build this authentic timepiece.

NORNIR introduces the first “Greatest Game Collection” to all retrostylers! Every detail in our minimal watch is a nod to the features of classic game elements. The classic game character featured a rotating dial at its core, equipped with a reputable Japanese quartz watch movement for extreme precision and creative time indication. In addition, we offer interchangeable Italian calf leather strap, and Milanese strap, which are perfect for all occasions for both men and women.

Initially, NORNIR “Greatest Game Collection” will offer you 5 color combinations for you to choose from. All watches are equipped with a Japanese quartz movement and sapphire crystal. 

You will be able to choose the case color and strap color after the campaign conclusion.

Silver & Yellow. Silvery white and yellow dial with multi-layers rotating dial design. Satin surface finishing circular case and sharpened bezel in brushed silver tone setup with dark brown Italian genuine leather strap / classic Milanese strap


Silver & Black. Silvery white and black dial with multi-layers rotating dial design. Circular case and sharpened bezel in polished silver tone setup with brown Italian genuine leather strap / classic Milanese strap


Gold & Blue. Silvery white and blue dial with multi-layers rotating dial design. Circular case and sharpened bezel in polished champagne gold tone setup with brown Italian genuine leather strap / classic Milanese strap


Rose Gold & Red. Silvery white and red dial with multi-layers rotating dial design. Circular case and sharpened bezel in polished rose gold tone setup with white Italian genuine leather strap / classic Milanese strap


All Black. Black and white dial with multi-layers rotating dial design. Satin surface finishing circular case and sharpened bezel in brushed black tone setup with black Italian genuine leather strap / classic Milanese strap

You will be able to choose the case color and strap color after the campaign conclusion.


The dial finds inspiration from classic game character and combined with the modern minimal design. To differentiate the design from huge fashion and minimal watch that are going out in same, we stripped away all unnecessary elements from the hands, focusing exclusively on the multilayers rotating dial design.


The dials can be divided into three layers. The base of the dial is decorated with matt-sandblasted finishing at the other part with printed hour marks. The middle part is printed with the minute’s numerals while the central part is the hour’s numerals. The second and third layer dials rotate at different speeds counterclockwise to indicate the hours and minutes. To improve the design features and legibility of the time telling, the user can find the exact hours and minutes from the transparent part on the second and third layer dial. 

In the NORNIR “CLASSIC GAME COLLECTION”, spot a prefect satin surface finishing / mirror polished circular case and accentuated with a sharpened bezel. The case is enclosed by a flat sapphire crystal on the front and a fine engraved pattern caseback from the rear, the crown is located at 3’clock providing you an easy position for adjusting the watch.



The metal parts are made from 316L stainless steel, which translates to greater corrosion resistance and durability in high temperatures. 

We are offering two kinds of straps for the backer to choose: 1. Italian leather strap, and 2. Milanese straps. You will be able to choose the strap colors and designs after the campaign conclusion.

Our interchangeable watch straps are made from genuine Italian calf leather. The strap will also come with the polished 316L stainless steel buckles and engraved with our brand name “NORNIR”. The straps have a width of 20mm x 18mm, a unisex functional length suitable for most customers, and 7 holes for adjustment. The wristband contains a quick release spring bar, so that the straps can be swapped in seconds without the need for special tools.


     They are available in four different colors: (1) White, (2) Brown (3) Dark Brown and (4) Black



Our Milanese straps are made from 316L stainless steel and come with an adjustable buckle which can be adjust for every wrist size and engraved with our brand name “NORNIR”. If you selected the Milanese straps, the plating color will same as your watch case color. 

They are available in four different plating colors: (1) Silver, (2) champagne gold tone, (3) Rose gold tone and (4) Black 

We believe that luxury timepieces should be exclusive and unique. Therefore, the total 300 pieces of watches in Rewards #1,#3 and #5 will be initial Edition and individually numbered. The watches will come engraved with “xxx/300” wording on the caseback. The (1-300) initial numbers will refer to the pledging sequence of Rewards #1,#3 and #5 altogether.

Remarks: Please note that your Backer number may not correspond with the watch number you will receive, since every backer may have the right to change / give up the reward before the project end.

We will confirm your unique number with you once the campaign has finished. NORNIR "Greatest Game Collection" produced after the first 300pcs will not be individually numbered


The Seiko movement is known to be a reliable and high accurate quality movement which is the one of the most popular movement manufacturer for many watch brands.  

Seiko VH31 Quartz Movement is a 3H movement consisted of hours, minutes and seconds functions. With 2 years battery life, an accuracy of ± 15 seconds per month at - 5 ℃ to + 50 ℃ temperature range. Seiko VH31 providing accurate and reliable time-keeping functionality to the “Greatest Game collection” collection. 

The advantages of Quartz Movement  

1. Much accurate timing compare with any mechanical movement  (Quartz +/- 15s per month, Mechanical +/- 15s per day) 

2. Quartz movement needs no winding- Power by the battery 

3. Thinner watch case - Quartz movement normally thinner than the mechanical movement. 

4. Low maintenance cost 

5. Lightweight 

 
   We believe that a high quality, exclusive, well-designed watch should come in premium packaging. You will feel satisfied when you receive your order.

 
   Our partnered manufacturer follows strict procedures to ensure the quality of the watches they produce. Generally, those procedures can be divided into three parts: Technical Control Check, Quality Assurance Check and Final Quality Check.

During the Technical Control Check, a watch engineer will ensure the watches are in the safety structure from the technical drawing to predict and avoid the potential risks.

For the Quality Assurance Check, the QA engineer will ensure that the dimensions of each individual component are 100% identical to the technical drawings and that all components pass the QA test, e.g. drop test and movement test.

For the Final Quality Check, the final QC engineer will rigorously test all watches, e.g. through water resistance and plating tests. In order to ensure the watches well functioned, all should pass the 240 hours burn-in test before dispatching the products to customers.

Select the desired reward option, followed by your shipping destination.  Upon conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign, we will send out a survey request where you can indicate your choice of strap colors and/or additional accessories. At that time, you can also confirm your shipping address and other relevant details with us.



1. New Color Version-------------------------------------------------Reached the target goal 


We will ship the watches worldwide. Please note that you may be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable in your region. 

We expect to ship the orders from July 2019. While we will make every effort to ship your orders on time, we ask for your understanding that slight delays in production may be possible. We will keep you informed of any changes as they arise.

All of our watches will come with a 1 years international warranty. The warranty will cover all parts against manufacturer defects, for which the watch will be repaired or exchanged free of charge.

1. 5ATM Water resistance

Diving, showering, bathing, taking a jacuzzi or sauna, or any submersion in water whilst wearing your watch should be avoided

2.  Temperature 

Your watch works with stable accuracy in a temperature range of 5°C (41°F) to 35°C (95°F). Temperatures over 60°C/140°F (50°C/122°F for some calibres) may cause battery leakage or shorten the life of the battery (Quartz Watch Only). If you leave your watch in temperatures below -10°C/+14°F (-5°C/+23°F for some calibres)for a long period, the cold may cause a slight time loss or gain. However, normal functioning will resume when the watch returns to normal temperature conditions.

3. Shock and Vibration 

Light activities will not affect your watch, but be careful not to drop it or hit it against hard surfaces, which could cause damage.

4. Magnetism 

Your watch will be adversely affected by strong magnetism, so avoid close contact with magnetic objects. (In the case of a quartz / mechanical watch, normal accuracy will return once the watch is moved away from the magnetic field.)

5. Chemicals 

Be careful not to expose your watch to solvents (e.g. alcohol and petrol), cosmetic sprays, detergents, adhesives or paints. These could cause the case, bracelet, etc to deteriorate or become discoloured or damaged.

6. Care of Case and Bracelet 

To prevent possible corrosion of the case and bracelet caused by dust and moisture, wipe them regularly with a soft, dry cloth.

The more details of the watches care and maintenance will mark in the instruction manual and come with your selected watches.  

Please feel free to contact us at (nornirdesigns@gmail.com). We will always be here to answer any questions you may have.

Risks and challenges

Although we are new on Kickstarter, we have over 28 years of solid experience in the watchmaking industry. We are aware that our project is complex and that there are always unforeseen issues. However, we are confident that our professional manufacturing partners can help us minimize the potential risks by deploying strict quality controls during the manufacturing process.

Our manufacturers stand ready to begin production as soon as we meet our Kickstarter funding goal. Including the time needed to acquire the necessary parts, assemble the watches and perform all necessary checks, we anticipate that the first batch of orders will be delivered to you in about 4 months’ time from start of production. We will, of course, keep you updated on our progress throughout.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the project from the start and to all our backers.

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    Super Early Bird - Single Strap Ver.

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