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.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
ManchesterWatchWorks is proud to introduce the Equinox watch series - the Automatic and the Speed Timer. Named after Mt. Equinox, the highest peak in Southern Vermont.
Update 2/27/2017: One lucky Equinox Automatic or Speed Timer watch backer will be randomly chosen at the campaign close to receive their chosen timepiece for free! Pledge for one watch (minus shipping) will be refunded to the lucky winner. * $5 and $52 pledge tiers excluded. ** This is not a contest, lottery or raffle.
-Choice of a Swiss automaticSTP 1-11 movement (hours, minutes, sweep second, date, rapid
corrector, stop second device, self-winding mechanism with ball bearing, 28,800
vibrations per hour, 26 jewels, Power reserve 44 hours): the Equinox Automatic and Equinox Pilot automatic
-a Swiss Ronda 5010.B quartz chronograph movement (10
jewels, 54 month battery, center stop second [1/1 sec] , 30 minute / 12 hour
counter, ADD and SPLIT functions, no running seconds hand): the Equinox Speed Timer
Form = Function, Less
= A Lot More
- 37mm x 43mm custom made, brushed and polished case constructed of surgical grade 316L
stainless steel with a water resistance depth of 100m (for comparison, the Apple Watch 42 is 36mm x 42mm)
-This case size wears comfortably for both men and women thanks to the short 43mm length
-Total thickness is 11mm (for reference, the Apple Watch is 12.6mm thick)
-Scratch and shatter resistant flat, beveled sapphire glass
with inner anti-reflective coating (automatic versions also have a mineral
crystal display back showcasing the beautifully finished movement)
An original timepiece
that won't be forced into a category...just like you.
-Choice of dial color with Superluminova BGW9 lumed hands and
indices. Automatics have a complete sunray finish; 6:00 subdials on the chronos
are also sunray finished (choices will be made via survey at campaign close)
- Newly added Equinox Pilot Automatic with white full lume Superluminova BGW9 dial (glows a cool blue) and skeleton hands is also a choice for those who pledge for the Equinox Automatic (choices will be made via survey at campaign close)
There are no rules
and no recipes for good design. There is only good design.
-All Equinox watches come with both a custom H-link brushed steel bracelet with signed safety clasp and
a carbon fiber patterned leather strap with engraved buckle (Automatic and Speed Timer) or a brown leather strap with engraved buckle (Equinox Pilot Automatic)
This is no
jack-of-all-trades-master-of-nothing watch. But it has mastered telling time and
looking fantastic. Leave the rest to your smart phone/tablet/net book/laptop/desktop/robot.
-All funds raised through this campaign will be used to mass produce and fulfill the Equinox watch series. Only the number of Equinox pieces pre-ordered here will be produced.This means this is the only time and place the Equinox will be available for order.
-After the campaign ends, production updates will be posted on this page and messages sent periodically to all backers.
One change for production models
Automatic models will also have the same vertical brushed bezel finish as the Speed Timer models (not the circular finish seen in these prototype pictures).
To Be Determined by the Crowd - that's you! Feel free to discuss in the Comments Section. That's where I'll be hanging out too.
*Special thanks to Marcos Santana for the awesome photos!
Enjoy your time,
Douglas Kim, Founder of MWW
Risks and challenges
We have fulfilled and delivered three successfully funded KS projects to hundreds of satisfied backers worldwide and our watches have met or exceeded expectations. In addition, we have hundreds of satisfied global customers from our webstore sales. As such, we know how to handle any issues that may arise.
Our manufacturer has been with us since day one and also works with many other well known and respected brands worldwide. I have also selected proven movements from Swiss manufacturers of which there is generally ample availability. So rest assured, quality control will be high and customer service will be a priority.
In addition, your ManchesterWatchWorks timepiece is covered by a twelve (12) month warranty effective from the shipping date. The warranty covers manufacturing and material defects.
Need more info? Check out our 3 prior Kickstarter funded projects, the Tatoskok, the Trench Watch Series, the Morgan and/or Google 'ManchesterWatchWorks' for tons of online reviews.
This is a special pledge for one custom made MWW h-link 316L solid steel watch strap with fliplock safety clasp and engraved buckle (as seen in photos). Straight, solid endlinks fit most watches with 20mm lug width. Free domestic and international shipping!