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Watches made in California using Swiss movements and solid metal........
474 backers pledged $134,090 to help bring this project to life.

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Many Thanks to everyone !!!!!!!!!!!

This is fantastic.  Thanks to everyone for the amazing support.... 

I love the internet.....and Kickstarter........

This is the start of a new venture.  I will be setting up a website later next week.

www.henrywatch.com

I will be sending out a survey to confirm your order and shipping address next week..........  You have all helped me make this ....REAL....  Thank you.

Welcome to my process based watch creation.  This all start with my desire to have a watch that was solid and honest.  A very liquid dinner party with friends catapulted this project.  Thanks to Ian, Jon and Virgil.  Designers, Architects and Engineers seem to like the approach. 

The concept preserves all the actions involved in forming the watch.  The saw cut marks from the steel yard, the waterjet pattern and lathe cuts are unpolished and clearly visible.  The fasteners are even exposed.

This first edition watch is available in 303 stainless steel with a Swiss ETA 6497-1 mechanical movement or a 515 Swiss Ronda quartz movement.  

The Skeleton Watch.

This is a solid handmade watch.  Honest use of materials and no decoration.

Shipping is included for any order worldwide.

All materials are sourced were I live and machined by myself. 

Raw metal that is modified as little as possible.  One cut. No buffing. No Paint. No PVD. No Decoration and NO BRANDING..........

The parts are machined on a Hardinge lathe and cleaned up by hand.  The parts are all solid and will last forever.

This is all done in the San Francisco bay area.  Made in America using only American tools..... and signed on the inside of the case, dated and numbered........

Life time guarantee on all metal parts,  shipping is included for any order worldwide.

This is a great alternative to all the aluminum products that are consumed and disposed of....after the color and finishes decay...........

I received my first sample and snapped these photos.  It is a very nice mechanism.......well trimmed and slightly decorated.  The photos do not do this justice.  The screws are dark blue the wheels are gold colored and the bearing are red...........There is a video of the mechanism at the top of the site.  Just push the button in the center of the first photo.

 I really appreciate Kickstarter and the whole community..... This project is having a great start.................................

Thanks for checking out my project.  I love making beautiful things........

As you can see the bands are being made.  Keidi is busy working with a beautiful oil tanned leather.  So far 68 are cut and partially fabricated.  Lots more work ahead.  These are our hand made bands that are included with any watch or non-watch purchase.  Extra bands will also be available.

The hand-made band.

These are the commercial bands.  I will send a survey to each person who has pledged and ask for your band choices at the end of the Kickstarter campaign.

The watch is available with either the hand made band in the first photo at the top of the site or these oil tanned bands.  The watch takes 24mm bands so many colors are available. I am limiting the basic choice to 3.  Let me know what I should add.

The watches are 48mm in diameter with a 40mm crystal.  A technical drawing of sections through the case is shown below......

Shipping is included for any order worldwide.  Yes, the price you support is the total price.  I love making these time pieces and am very happy that you share my love of honest materials and timeless design. 

This is the watch that started it all. The $400 Swiss Mechanical with the display back. 

Shipping is included for any order worldwide.

This is the lathe that I have made all of the prototypes on.  It is the most precise lathe that I have access to.  I did find a lathe that is a bit more accurate and have ordered it.  It is a Levin Instrument Lathe.... Made in Culver City, CA USA  It will be here next week.  I will keep you all posted. 

Thank you for all the enthusiasm and support.

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    A thank you for your support and a link to printable images of the watch and process

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    Extra Bands. The bands are interchangeable and you can order an extra or two... Just add $20 to your pledge and send a note telling me if you want a hand made dark brown or a sewn, black, brown or tan band.

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    This reward is a pre-order for the 34mm non-watch version. If you enjoy wearing a watch but respect the fact that all those computers do feed accurate time your phone you might be interested in the non-watch

    looks like a watch and is a nice conversation starter

    Retail for this will be $100 and you can pre-order one here for just $25.00 including the strap of your choice.

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    This reward is a pre-order for the 40mm non-watch version. If you enjoy wearing a watch but respect the fact that all those computers do feed accurate time your phone you might be interested in the non-watch

    looks like a watch and is a nice conversation starter

    Retail for this will be $100 and you can pre-order one here for just $25.00 including the strap of your choice.

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    This reward is a pre-order for the non-watch version. It is the same size as the others but does not tell time. If you enjoy wearing a watch but respect the fact that all those computers do feed accurate time your phone you might be interested in the non-watch

    looks like a watch and is a nice conversation starter

    Retail for this will be $100 and you can pre-order one here for just $25.00 including the strap of your choice.

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    The Swiss Quartz Watch that is 34mm wide. A solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Ronda 515 mechanism which is the same one that Nixon and Tsolvet use. Retail for this watch will be $399.00. You can pre-order this at the great price of $96.

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    The Swiss Quartz Watch that is 40mm wide. A solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Ronda 515 mechanism which is the same one that Nixon and Tsolvet use. Retail for this watch will be $429.00. You can pre-order this at the great price of $98.

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    The Swiss Quartz Watch. A solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Ronda 515 mechanism which is the same one that Nixon and Tsolvet use. Retail for this watch will be $449.00. You can pre-order this at the great price of $100.

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    The Swiss Quartz Watch with Date 34mm. A solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Ronda 515 mechanism which is the same one that Nixon and Tsovet use. Retail for this watch will be $499.00. You can pre-order this at the great price of $121.00.

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    The Swiss Quartz Watch with Date 40mm. A solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Ronda 515 mechanism which is the same one that Nixon and Tsovet use. Retail for this watch will be $499.00. You can pre-order this at the great price of $123.00.

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    The Swiss Quartz Watch with Date. A solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Ronda 515 mechanism which is the same one that Nixon and Tsolvet use. Retail for this watch will be $499.00. You can pre-order this at the great price of $125.00.

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    The Swiss Mechanical Watch with glass back. A real solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Eta 6497-1 mechanism which is the same one that Panerai uses. Retail for this watch will be $2499.00. You can pre-order this at the amazing price of $400. The supply of Swiss mechanisms is quite restricted now and there will be a limit on the number supplied for this pledge.

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    The Swiss Open Mechanical Watch with glass back. A real solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Eta 6497-1 mechanism which is the same one that Panerai uses. Retail for this watch will be $2799.00. You can pre-order this at the amazing price of $450. The supply of Swiss mechanisms is quite restricted now and there will be a limit on the number supplied for this pledge.

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    The Swiss Automatic Open Watch in 34mm with glass back. A real solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Eta 2804 mechanism Retail for this watch will be $2899.00. You can pre-order this at the amazing price of $600. The supply of Swiss mechanisms is quite restricted now and there will be a limit on the number supplied for this pledge.

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    The Swiss Automatic Open Watch in 40mm with glass back. A real solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Eta 2824 mechanism Retail for this watch will be $2999.00. You can pre-order this at the amazing price of $610. The supply of Swiss mechanisms is quite restricted now and there will be a limit on the number supplied for this pledge.

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    The Swiss Skeleton Mechanical Watch. This uses the modified version of the 6497 which is trimmed, engraved and nickle plated with blue screws. Visible from the front and the back. Retail for this watch will be $3000.00. You can pre-order this at the collectible price of $650. The supply of this mechanism is very, very restricted. I am offering only 10 of this type.

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    More of the The Swiss Skeleton Mechanical Watch.
    I visited the watch mechanism supplier here today (06-07-2011) and he has great news

    I have the possibility of getting another 10 of these

    I received my first sample and snapped these photos. It is a very nice mechanism

    well trimmed and slightly decorated. The photos do not do this justice. The screws are dark blue the wheels are gold colored and the bearing are red

    Retail for this watch will be $3000.00. You can pre-order this at the collectible price of $650. The supply of this mechanism is very, very restricted. I am offering another 10 of this type.

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    Pledge $650 or more About $650

    More of the The Swiss Skeleton Mechanical Watch. I have had continuing discussions with the watch mechanism supplier here

    I have the possibility of getting more of these

    I received my first sample and made a video which you may view at the top of this site. It is a very nice mechanism

    well trimmed and slightly decorated. The screws are dark blue the wheels are gold colored and the bearing are red

    Retail for this watch will be $3000.00. You can pre-order this at the collectible price of $650. This reward is the most difficult to supply and I will advise when the quantity becomes unmanageable. It seems that I can get more if I pay more

    there is a limit to this. I just do not know what it is yet

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    The Swiss Open Automatic Watch with glass back. A real solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Eta A07.111 mechanism Retail for this watch will be $3299.00. You can pre-order this at the amazing price of $675. The supply of Swiss mechanisms is quite restricted now and there will be a limit on the number supplied for this pledge.

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    Pledge $675 or more About $675

    More of the Swiss Open Automatic Watch with glass back. A real solid stainless steel watch as pictured here with a Swiss Eta A07.111 mechanism Retail for this watch will be $3299.00. You can pre-order this at the amazing price of $675. The supply of Swiss mechanisms is quite restricted now and there will be a limit on the number supplied for this pledge.

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    The Swiss Skeleton Mechanical Watch with a Gold Plated sculpted mechanism. This uses the modified version of the ETA mechanism which is trimmed, heavily hand engraved and gold plated with blue screws. Visible from the front and the back. Retail for this watch will be $4500.00. You can pre-order this at the collectible price of $1050. The supply of this mechanism is very, very restricted. Please order early.

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    This is a bit optimistic but

    this level offers a reward of a WHITE GOLD version of the Swiss Mechanical Movement watch. My first nice watch was a Georg Jensen in Stainless and then an 18kt Blancpain. I always wanted both in white gold

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