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Brad BalzerBy Brad Balzer
First created
Brad BalzerBy Brad Balzer
First created
$4,507
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
15
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 5 2018 5:41 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

Inspiration

We are all different, we are all unique. Our bodies come in all different sizes and shapes.  Yet we live in a world that is full of things that are mass produced, generic and one size fits all. Why are our options so limited? 

We believe watches should embrace the uniqueness of the person wearing it.  Synchronos was founded around this idea. We have created next generation technology that allows people to have watches that are custom fit.  Our first watch is a showcase of that technology and it capabilities. 

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The Watch

Meet Alpha, the world’s first 3D printed, custom fit wristwatch. We rethought what a watch could be leveraging 3D printing technology. Alpha is the result of that fresh approach to timepiece design. 

Every Alpha is anatomically matched to you, to perfectly fit only you. Using the latest in 3D scanning and 3D printing technology we have created a platform that allows us to quickly match the geometry of the watch to your unique anatomy.

Alpha Side View
Alpha Side View

 Alpha delivers the following high tech features:

  • 3D Printed Custom Fit Wrist Band, created using advanced metal printing technology
  • Premium Mechanical Swiss Movement (SELLITA-SW210-1)
  • Proprietary 3D Printed Clasp Mechanism (Patent Pending)
  • Scratch/ Shatter Resistant Crystal 
  • Water Resistant to 10 meters
Brad Balzer Founder | CEO wearing Aluminum
Brad Balzer Founder | CEO wearing Aluminum

Media Coverage

How It Works

Step 1 | SCAN

We send you a scanning kit. It includes a 3D scanner and all the other necessary materials to scan your arm. Don't worry, we also have online video tutorials or you can video chat with us to walk you through the scanning process.

3D Scan Data
3D Scan Data

Step 2 | MATCH

Next, we input your scan data into our Synchronos software.  This software uses your anatomy to adjust the watch design to match your wrist exactly. Our engineers then review the watch to make sure it is perfect.  

Synchronos Matching Software
Synchronos Matching Software

Step 3 | PRINT

After this we print the watch using the latest 3D metal printing technology. We then assemble, test and deliver the watch to you.

3D Metal Printing
3D Metal Printing

Made in California (with a Swiss Heart)

Alpha is designed and built in California.  We use the most advanced 3D printing machines and suppliers in the industry to make this watch reality.  These suppliers are locally based in California and supply some of the most cutting edge aerospace, jewelry and automotive companies on the planet.  

Prototype Evolution
Prototype Evolution

For Alpha's heart (or watch movement) we use the best watch component suppliers in the world.  For centuries Switzerland has been the epicenter of fine mechanical watch movements, so this is where we went for Alpha.  The movement in Alpha is a premium Swiss mechanism that is certified by COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) the official Swiss watch movement testing organization. 

Alpha Back View
Alpha Back View

Materials and Finishes 

Alpha comes in a variety of premium colors, finishes and materials. You choose the one that best reflects your own personality. 

Color Swatches
Color Swatches

3D Printed Stainless Steel Watch: $349

Sporty and cool, raw 3D printed giving the watch a smooth silver matte finish. Custom fit watch, Stainless Steel (316L). Retail $499

3D Printed Onyx Steel Watch: $499

Sporty yet sophisticated, polished 3D printed giving the watch a smooth black semi gloss finish. Custom fit watch, polished Onyx Steel (Black Ceramic Coated 316L Stainless Steel). Retail $649

3D Printed 18k Gold or Rose Gold Plated Watch: $799

Stand out in style, polished 3D printed giving the watch a smooth semi gloss finish. Custom fit watch, 18k Gold or Rose Gold plated, your choice (18k plated 316L Stainless Steel). Retail $999

3D Printed Aluminum Watch (Limited to 100): $1,199

Lightweight and breathtaking, polished 3D printed giving the watch a mirror like silver finish. Custom fit watch, Aluminum (AlSi10Mg). Limited Production Item. Retail $1799

3D Printed Titanium Launch Edition (Limited to 10): $2,999

Be the first to take delivery! Very Limited Production. Stunning custom fit Titanium watch (TiAl6V4). Plus visit our team in Los Angeles (travel is on you) where you will meet the team, see our facility, and have a personal fitting done by our engineers.

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Risks and challenges

To launch at scale we need your help Kickstarter! 

We have completed initial engineering on the watch, but now must take it to production. This means we need to finalize engineering and design details for mass custom production. The watch will also continue to undergo rigorous testing to ensure we deliver a high quality and extremely robust product to all our backers. 

Synchronos has a world-class team of engineers, designers and marketers that have decades of experience bringing products to market. We come from diverse backgrounds at companies such as Motivo Engineering, Divergent 3D, Audi, and Ford. Our team is uniquely capable of taking Alpha to production with your backing.

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    Thank You

    Thanks for believing in us and our mission! For backing us we will send you a limited edition artistic wall print of Alpha.

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    Launch Party Invite

    You + 1 guest get an exclusive invite to our launch party in March 2018 in Los Angeles (travel is on you). We will being celebrating the first customer deliveries of the watch. Meet the team and other passionate customers!

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    3D Printed Stainless Steel Watch

    Sporty and cool, raw 3D printed giving the watch a smooth silver matte finish. Custom fit watch, Stainless Steel (316L). Retail $499

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    3D Printed Onyx Steel Watch

    Sporty yet sophisticated, polished 3D printed giving the watch a smooth black semi gloss finish. Custom fit watch, polished Onyx Steel (Black Ceramic Coated 316L Stainless Steel). Retail $649

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    3D Printed 18k Gold or Rose Gold Watch

    Stand out in style, polished 3D printed giving the watch a smooth semi gloss finish. Custom fit watch, 18k Gold or Rose Gold plated, your choice (18k plated 316L Stainless Steel). Retail $999

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    3D Printed Aluminum Watch

    Lightweight and breathtaking, polished 3D printed giving the watch a mirror like silver finish. Custom fit watch, Aluminum (AlSi10Mg). Limited Production Item (100 units). Retail $1799

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    Titanium Launch Edition

    Be the first to take delivery! Very Limited Production (10 units). Stunning custom fit Titanium watch (TiAl6V4). Plus visit our team in Los Angeles (travel is on you) where you will meet the team, see our facility, and have a personal fitting done by our engineers.

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    Retail Package

    15 custom watches + 1 demo watch + 1 scanner kit for retail stores. This is a great way to introduce your customers to Synchronos in your own store. Choose any combination of watches (limited to 2 Aluminum watches per package, Titanium Launch Edition is not available for this package).

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Funding period

- (30 days)