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StefanBy Stefan
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£191,077
pledged of £10,000pledged of £10,000 goal
1,746
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, June 6 2019 10:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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.

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.

The Ape-X is compatible with a range of hand-crafted Italian leather, durable silicone, and heavy stainless steel link straps. The best part? They can be changed effortlessly, with the push of a button.  

Every Ape-X watch is hand-crafted with it’s own identification number, making each timepiece unique and the only one of its kind. 

 The design was inspired by the rich industrial architecture and history of our home - Yorkshire. This is what gives the Ape-X its polished steel edges and industrial style.


Ape-X with Durable Silicone Strap

For the more sporty individual we added a durable silicone strap combining comfort and style that will last a lifetime.  

Black Silver - Grey Silicone

All Black - Black Silicone

All Black - Grey Silicone


Ape-X with Italian Leather Strap

For those who like the more classic look, we added a soft Italian leather strap. We sourced our leather from the best tanneries in Italy guaranteeing not only a premium look and feel, but hand-crafted quality that lasts. 

Black Silver - Indigo Blue Leather

All Black - Slate Grey Suede

Black Rose Gold - Brown Leather

Ape-X with Steel Link

For a more robust style, we added a heavy stainless steel link strap built with 316L stainless steel known for its industrial-grade strength and quality.  

 Black Silver - Silver Link 

All Black - Black Link

Black Rose Gold - Black Link

Black Rose Gold - Rose Gold Link

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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Long-lasting design

We've designed our watches to last by using durable materials such as 316l stainless steel, hardened mineral glass and 3 micron ion plating.

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