Remarks: The final product will be 50M water resistance with perfect surface finishing (The watch from the video is an engineering samples).
We would like to thank you for all backers your valuable advices and suggestions for our design. After discussion and effort of our design team, we have added 3 new color versions (Khaki, Military Green and Black) of the Nato strap for you to choose.
All backers can select either the nato strap or leather strap if your package included any leather strap option. Or you can add (USD 33, EUR 28, HKD 250)per unit to your contribution to have an extra nato strap for your package.
You can choose it after the campaign conclusion from our sent out survey. (Strap buckle will same as the case color)
We’re using the best materials and components to build an excessively quality and modern vintage industrial design watches.
For decades, its either you have to spend a lot of money to purchase that luxury, high quality timepiece or forced to buy cheap replicas or low quality watches. Today, ACTIVE is here to solve that problem.
We are offering directly via Kickstarter, we are able to cut out the retail channel, middlemen markups, brand exclusivity/scarcity, and offer a US 149 automatic watch with the most premium materials and modern vintage industrial design watch.
Seriously, try to find a better watch for a better price, and we’ll match it.
Active integrate the elements of art, technology and creativity. Our watch is a perfect union of modern and vintage, of traditional craftsmanship and complexity, and inspired by the industrial design.
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 “ACTIVE”, 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 watch finds inspiration in the urban environment, modern aesthetics and industrial elements. Our designer curates this authentic collection by translating the industrial heritage into urban design with traditional craftsmanship and inexhaustible creativity. We have worked tirelessly to ensure every detail of our watch has been perfected and made to the most premium quality in the world.
Active introduces the first “INGEGNERE" Collection to all watch-addicts! Every detail in our modern vintage watch is a nod to the features of industrial essence. Featuring a prefect finishing watch case and bezel, sapphire crystal mirror and the core design of the seven layers dial, we also adopt a reputable Japanese automatic movement providing an accurate and reliable time-keeping functionality to our watch collection
Initially, Active “INGEGNERE” collection will offer you 3 color combinations of solid stainless steel bracelet and 2 color combinations of Italian leather strap for you to choose from. All watches are equipped with a japanese automatic movement and sapphire crystal.
You will be able to choose the design versions after the campaign conclusion.
Solid Bracelet Versions
All Silver (Bracelet) - Dark grey color industrial essence featured a dial design with the laminated hands coupled with flat sapphire crystal mirror. Satin surface finishing circular case with the sharpened bezel in brushed silver tone setup with 316L solid stainless steel bracelet.
Black & Silver (Bracelet) - Dark grey color industrial essence featured a dial design with the laminated hands coupled with flat sapphire crystal mirror. Satin surface finishing circular case with the sharpened bezel in brushed silver tone setup with 2 tone black and silver color 316L solid stainless steel bracelet.
All Back (Bracelet) - Dark grey color industrial essence featured a dial design with the laminated hands coupled with flat sapphire crystal mirror. Satin surface finishing circular case with the sharpened bezel in brushed black tone setup with black color 316L solid stainless steel bracelet.
All Silver (Strap) - Dark grey color industrial essence featured a dial design with the laminated hands coupled with flat sapphire crystal mirror. Satin surface finishing circular case with the sharpened bezel in brushed silver tone setup with brown color Italian leather strap.
All Black (Strap) - Dark grey color industrial essence featured a dial design with the laminated hands coupled with flat sapphire crystal mirror. Satin surface finishing circular case with the sharpened bezel in brushed black tone setup with black color Italian leather strap.
You will be able to choose the design versions after the campaign conclusion.
To differentiate the design from huge fashion watches that are going out in same, the dial design finds inspiration from the industrial essence of gear chain, machine, rotor, gauge, etc. The core design of the watch dial is fantastically well constructed with 7 layers and 11 applied parts and the base of the dial is decorated with guilloche pattern, giving it a grained texture effect. Hours and minutes are indicated by the printed marks and indexes on the stratified dial’s layer.
The hands are skeletonized and painted with Super-LumiNova, large and legible enough for ease of time reading in the dark. The date window sits neatly at 5 o’clock.
In the Active “INGEGNERE” collection spot a prefect satin brushed surface finishing circular case and accentuated with a sharpened bezel. The case is enclosed by a flat sapphire crystal that is known for its excellent scratch-resistant on the front and a screw-down transparent caseback from the rear, allowing you to enjoy every movement of the laser brand marked movement rotor and balance wheel motion.
Viewed from the side, the sharpened bezel ring joins the case back flawlessly through a smooth sloped surface. The streamlined case is more than just an elegant design feature – it also allows for a slimmer profile.
The metal parts are made from 316L stainless steel, which translates to greater corrosion resistance and durability in high temperatures.
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 “ACTIVE”. The straps have a width of 22mm x 20 mm for gents, 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 two different colors (1) Brown and (2) Black
Our solid bracelet are made from 316L stainless steel with fine satin brushed surface finishing and come with an adjustable links which can be adjust for every wrist size by our provided tools and the double push buttons engraved with our brand name “ACTIVE”.
They are available in three different plating colors: (1) Silver, (2) 2-Tone (Black and Silver), and (3) All Black
2-Tone (Black and Silver)
The Seiko NH35A movement is known to be a reliable and highly accurate automatic movement which is one of the most popular automatic movements for many watch brands. Most notably are Invicta and Seiko SAR collection, who features this calibre in a large range of their automatic watches.
It is a self-winding mechanical movement, with a hacking function and bi-directional winding system, an accuracy of -20 to +40 seconds a day, power reserve of 40 hours and mechanisms gleam with 24 jewels as it vibrates at 21,600 beats per hour. Seiko NH35A is providing accurate and reliable time-keeping functionality to the “INGEGNERE" collection.
We believe that a high quality, exclusive, well-designed watch should come in premium packaging. You will feel satisfied when you are received 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 watch versions. At that time, you can also confirm your shipping address and other relevant details with us.
Actually, our watches are offering with a perfect specification and rewards package in this price range. We still thinking about this issue. Will have an updated soon.
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 June 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 2 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. Keep your watch wound. Winding keeps the watch working, spreads the lubricants and the accuracy should be best with a fully wound watch.
2. Please avoid any Bumps and Shocks of the watches. Shocks can damage any watch mechanism, scratches to the case or break the mirror. Remember your watch is a mechanical watch consisted of more than hundreds tiny parts.
3. Cleaning If your watch has become dirty, the best way to clean it is with a soft damp cloth.
4. 5ATM Water resistance Diving, showering, bathing, taking a jacuzzi or sauna, or any diving related activities in water whilst wearing your watch should be avoided.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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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