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NIWA   Nixie tube round watch.

NIWA is a nixie tube wristwatch which displays time using vintage Nixie tube and modern technologies. Case is made of solid machined aluminium (polished or painted).  The tubes produces no noise or heat, uses very little energy and is the most beautiful way of displaying time. 

Our team was working on this project for almost 2 years before the final prototype was ready and fully tested. It uses a gyro sensor to display time and save power. So it will light up only when you need to display time. After tests we chosen the most powerful and compact phone battery, IN-16 Nixie tubes were the most stable working tubes. We understand that this technologies are complicated and this tubes are really hard to find. We decided to provide a lifetime warranty for watch and all it's components. And you can enjoy the Nixie tubes really warm and unusual shine and it's design will help you stand out of the crowd.

NIWA Nixie tube watches has two very distinctive features that are bound to impress who love innovative and eye-catching watches. First, the NIWA watch’s unusual and eye-catching look sets it apart from the thousands of other watches available in the market currently. Designed using high quality and reliable materials the NIWA watch takes the steampunk watch look to a whole new level. Secondly, the nixie tubes or old cathode display brings back the much-loved retro technology from the 70’s and 80’s.

AVAILABLE IN 2 COLOURS 

  

  

 

  

 

Key Specs

  •  Measures 55mm diameter round watch
  •  Available in grey and black colours anodized cases machined from aircraft aluminium
  •  24mm watch straps
  •  Docking station for charging (USB powered)
  •  2 x IN-16 Nixie tubes
  •  2 x IV-15 tubes
  •  Lifetime warranty for Nixie tubes


You will receive:

  • 1 NIWA Nixie watch
  • Dock station with stand
  • Extra 2 IN 16  tubes
  • Magnet for reed switches to set up time
  • Power USB cable
  • Wood box wrapped in special Kickstarter paper

 Avaliable straps

You can choose one of the following straps together with your NIWA Nixie watch. Silicone, metal and leather.

NIWA Nixie watch shows time only when you want to. Usually you need to charge your watch each 4-6 days depending on how often you use it. Charging takes 3 hours.

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 NIWA Nixie watch has 2 reed switches and are not visible. You need a magnet to set up time and format. 

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 REWARDS

  

 Right now you can choose a NIWA Nixie watch with Sapphire glass which is $35 more then with original glass. If the Stretch goal #2 will be reached we will do a $10 refund for everybody who choosed NIWA Nixie watch with sapphire glass.

 TIMELINE

 OUR TEAM 

 Dzianis Obukhau 

project creator

 Alexander Avramenko  

developer and designer of electronic devices

 Vladimir Bludov 

Designer

  

  

  

 

  

  

  

Risks and challenges

We completely understand that production is complicated progress.Our previous campaigns gave us experience which can help in production of new product. Our company specialize in Nixie tubes technologies and we hope it will help us to run this campaign and produce quality Nixie watches on time and according to specification

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    -Black silicone strap
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    -NIWA Nixie clock
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    -magnet for setting up time
    -wall adapter
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    -NIWA Nixie clock
    -Docking station
    -Black silicone strap
    -magnet for setting up time
    -wall adapter
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    -2 Black silicone strap
    -1 magnet for setting up time
    -1 wall adapter
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    -2 magnets for setting up time
    -2 USB power cables
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    -2 Black silicone strap
    -2 magnets for setting up time
    -2 USB power cables
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    -Docking station
    -Black silicone strap
    -magnet for setting up time
    -wall adapter
    -Free worldwide shipping

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    -Black silicone strap
    -magnet for setting up time
    -wall adapter
    -Free worldwide shipping

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