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Using state of the art materials and design, we have reinvented the traditional, overpriced mechanical watch. Join the revolution...
Using state of the art materials and design, we have reinvented the traditional, overpriced mechanical watch. Join the revolution...
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The Mechanical Watch, Reinvented - Weird Ape

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With your phone always an arms length away, few people use a watch to tell the time anymore. 

So why are mechanical watches still so desirable?

Mechanical watches are a reminder of a simpler, less technology obsessed time. When a watch was a work of art, not just a timekeeper. 

Their craftsmanship and uniqueness make them extremely valuable to own. There’s nothing you can wear that makes a bigger statement than a mechanical watch.

However, this comes at a hefty price. Until now...

Uncompromising Quality, Without The Price Tag.

Creating a high-quality mechanical timepiece (at a fraction of the market price) was our challenge.

How did we do it?

To make our dream a reality, we spent 12 months working with the best British watch designers and world-leading manufacturers who specialise in producing luxury mechanical watches that retail for thousands of pounds.

With their help, we managed to innovate the design and manufacturing process using state of the art materials.

Every style of Ape-X is limited to 1717 pieces and hand-crafted with it’s own identification number. This makes each timepiece unique and the only one of its kind.  

Ergonomically Designed One-Piece Case

Most mechanical watch cases are built using multiple (unnecessary) pieces of stainless steel, driving the price up. 

The Ape-X case is built with a single-piece of 316L stainless steel giving it superior strength. 

The World’s Easiest Interchangeable Straps.

Most mechanical watches use a fixed-pin strap that without complicated tools or trips to the jewellers is impossible to change, driving up the cost for consumers.

Black Silver - Grey Silicone

All Black - Black Silicone

All Black - Grey Silicone

Black Silver - Indigo Blue Leather

All Black - Slate Grey Suede

Black Rose Gold - Brown Leather

 Black Silver - Silver Link 

All Black - Black Link

Black Rose Gold - Black Link

Black Rose Gold - Rose Gold Link

We've been producing great mechanical watches for 5 years, just see what our previous customers say...

For every extra Ape-X you pledge you will get one or more of these special bonuses for free. These products are only available through kickstarter.

Case:

40mm, 316L stainless steel case

Full open-face dial showcasing the attention to detail and craftsmanship that goes into every timepiece

A clear glass back to see the beautiful movement at work

Glass: Hardened mineral glass

Straps:

20mm wide.

Quick release, interchangeable with all Weird Ape straps.

Choose from hand-crafted Italian leather, durable silicone, and 316l stainless steel link.

316l Stainless steel buckles.

Movement:

Custom designed premium wind-up movement.

36 hour power reserve.

An oversized twist-grip crown for easy winding

Coating: 3 micron Scratch resistant PVD ion plating.

Water Resistance: 50 meters (5ATM)

Every Ape-X timepiece comes with a 2-year guarantee.

+ The first 100 backers will get custom engraving!



Join our 1000's of happy customers and become part of the Weird Ape family.

Who you buy from can be just as important as what you buy.

That’s why every Ape-X timepiece comes with a 2-year guarantee. 

If our timepiece doesn’t meet your expectations when you receive it, contact us immediately and we will give you a 100% refund. 

Join the mechanical watch revival. Help us bring back something beautiful from a less technology obsessed time. 

With your support we can make this dream a reality.

Risks and challenges

We’ve done our very best to forecast demand and create a solid production plan.

We’re not new to production. We’ve spent the last 5 years working hard to produce great mechanical timepieces. This meant building a very capable team who work hard to ensure smooth delivery of all our products.

We have built solid relationships with professional suppliers over this time period who we know well and trust. Prior to our Kickstarter campaign, we have already prototyped the Ape-X and rigorously tested it.

We're confident that we'll meet or beat our projected delivery dates. We’ve planned ahead and done our research, however, if by chance anything unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed, both during the campaign and afterwards.

Thank you for all your support! We’re excited to bring you the Ape-X

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    1 WATCH - VIP SPECIAL

    You get 1 Ape-X mechanical watch (you'll choose the model later)

    You save 51% off future retail price (£200)
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    1 WATCH - CLOSING SALE

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    1 WATCH - SUPER EARLY BIRD

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    1 WATCH - FLASH SALE ENDS TODAY

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    1 WATCH - LAST DAY SALE

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    1 WATCH - EARLY BIRD

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    1 WATCH - KICKSTARTER SPECIAL

    You get 1 Ape-X mechanical watch (you'll choose the model later)

    You save 30% off future retail price (£200)
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    2 WATCHES - EARLY BIRD

    You get 2 Ape-X mechanical watches (you'll choose the model later)

    You save 46% off future retail price (£200)
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    Includes:
    • Limited edition Ape-X watch.
    • BONUS 1: Silicone Strap (Worth £40)
    • BONUS 2: Gift Box (Worth £50)
    • BONUS 3: Wallet (Worth £100)
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    You get 3 Ape-X mechanical watches (you'll choose the model later)

    You save 46% off future retail price (£200)
    Free shipping worldwide.

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Ape-X watch.
    • BONUS 1: Silicone Strap (Worth £40)
    • BONUS 2: Gift Box (Worth £50)
    • BONUS 3: Wallet (Worth £100)
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    4 WATCHES - EARLY BIRD

    You get 4 Ape-X mechanical watches (you'll choose the model later)

    You save 46% off future retail price (£200)
    Free shipping worldwide.

    Includes:
    • Limited edition Ape-X watch.
    • BONUS 1: Silicone Strap (Worth £40)
    • BONUS 2: Gift Box (Worth £50)
    • BONUS 3: Wallet (Worth £100)
    • BONUS 4: Cufflinks (Worth £60)
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    You get 5 Ape-X mechanical watches (you'll choose the model later)

    You save 46% off future retail price (£200)
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    Includes:
    • Limited edition Ape-X watch.
    • BONUS 1: Silicone Strap (Worth £40)
    • BONUS 2: Gift Box (Worth £50)
    • BONUS 3: Wallet (Worth £100)
    • BONUS 4: Cufflinks (Worth £60)
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