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A watch inspired by the rugged and beautiful nature of Alberta, with an optional locally made Horween leather strap.
A watch inspired by the rugged and beautiful nature of Alberta, with an optional locally made Horween leather strap.
521 backers pledged CA$ 53,616 to help bring this project to life.

Production on track, New York Times article, and strap tools :)

Posted by Alberta Watches (Creator)

Long time no see!! 

Yeah, it's been a while! Lots has been happening, and I'm really excited to fill you in. 


Production is humming along. We had a bit of a hiccup on the Saddlemaker straps in that the die we ordered to cut each strap was not working well the first go around. It wasn't very straight and the holes were too big. So, we switched companies, and the new die is fantastic. The straps are going to look great! Luckily Robert Nurse (the saddlemaker doing the leather work) is really good at what he does, and this shouldn't push production back. We are still looking to ship in late October or early November. 

New York Times article

Alberta Watches was featured in the New York Times!! That's something I never expected when starting this Kickstarter campaign, and I'm really humbled. It's a small mention alongside other startup brands, but pretty cool nonetheless! You can read the article here

Strap tools

It's been bothering me for a while that we are offering the Saddlmaker watches with both straps, but no way to change them. So, I am really happy to say that all Saddlemaker orders will be shipped with a strap changing tool. 

Thank you everyone for your continued interest, comments, and queries. I won't keep you waiting so long for the next update! 


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    1. Sam Knash Green on

      @Leo Brilliant. Thanks for keeping us posted.

      @Justin Where are you based out of? I am always looking to connect with other leather workers (I'm a beginner), I'm in SoCal.

    2. Alberta Watches Creator on

      Hi Justin,

      The first die maker was American. Later we switched to Kitchener Die Craftsmen (their website seems to be down right now?), their work was spot on.


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      Justin Tokarsky on

      Who was the die maker if I may ask, American or Canadian company? I'm a leatherworker myself, I have a company I like to use for dies, but I'd like to know who to avoid.