Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A feature length documentary film that explores the history of horology, mechanical watchmaking and the very concept of time itself.
A feature length documentary film that explores the history of horology, mechanical watchmaking and the very concept of time itself.
A feature length documentary film that explores the history of horology, mechanical watchmaking and the very concept of time itself.
667 backers pledged $115,626 to help bring this project to life.

About

Keeper of Time project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$115,626

667

With interviews from top horological experts and the finest watchmakers in the world, Keeper of Time delves into the world of timekeeping by examining the planets and stars above, the astonishing engineering of mechanical watches, the sophisticated atomic clocks that keep our modern world running and much, much more. All the while, Keeper of Time contemplates the theoretical and physiological notions of time, aging, and human mortality with interviews from cutting-edge scholars in the fields of molecular biology, quantum physics and philosophy.

NOTE: SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO SEE IMAGES OF REWARDS WITH FULL DESCRIPTIONS!

Michael Culyba here. I'm the director and producer of Keeper of Time. I've always worn a watch, whether it was the digital Casio I received on my seventh birthday or the Swatch I donned in high school.  From there I always aspired to own a "nice" watch. Two years ago on my 43rd birthday I finally made that want a reality and became the proud owner of a nice mechanical wristwatch. I was instantly struck by the extraordinary engineering and craftsmanship that went into the making this mechanical timepiece. This initial curiosity soon led to an interest in the history of horology itself –  the story of how and why mankind pursued (and continues to pursue) the measurement of time and the human ingenuity behind the amazing machines built to further that pursuit. 

I'm a documentary film editor by trade in New York City and have been editing feature length films for over 16 years. Now I've finally found the subject matter I'm passionate enough about to put all my energy, creativity, and yes time, into the making of my own film – Keeper of Time.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, François-Paul Journe is widely considered one of the finest watchmakers in the world.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, François-Paul Journe is widely considered one of the finest watchmakers in the world.
F.P. Journe’s Resonance is the only mechanical watch in the world with essentially two watch movements integrated into one in order to harness the physical phenomenon of “resonance.”
F.P. Journe’s Resonance is the only mechanical watch in the world with essentially two watch movements integrated into one in order to harness the physical phenomenon of “resonance.”

Keeper of Time is filming around the world at such locations as the F.P. Journe atelier (Geneva, Switzerland), The Royal Observatory Museum (Greenwich, London), The U.S. Naval Observatory (Washington, D.C.), The Tiffany Tower Clock (Grand Central Terminal NYC) and many more.  Painstakingly captured on camera the film features meticulous close-up shots of exceptional mechanical watches designed and built by the world’s most master craftsmen. Featuring a who’s who of cutting-edge scholars in the fields of molecular biology, quantum physics and philosophy, the film includes interviews with master watchmakers François-Paul Journe, Max Büsser and Roger W. Smith, along with Ben Clymer (Founder/CEO Hodinkee), Dr. Demetrios Matsakis (Chief Scientist of Time Services, U.S. Naval Observatory), Dr. Patrizia Tavella (Director of Time Department, International Bureau of Weights and Measures BIPM) and many others. 

Dr. Demetrios Matsakis (Chief Scientist of Time Services at The U.S. Naval Observatory) stands at Master Clock 1. It is the atomic clock that generates the physical signal that realizes time at The U.S. Naval Observatory.
Dr. Demetrios Matsakis (Chief Scientist of Time Services at The U.S. Naval Observatory) stands at Master Clock 1. It is the atomic clock that generates the physical signal that realizes time at The U.S. Naval Observatory.
The accuracy of GPS on your smartphone relies on the time generated by the atomic clocks housed at the USNO's Time Services Building in Washington, D.C.
The accuracy of GPS on your smartphone relies on the time generated by the atomic clocks housed at the USNO's Time Services Building in Washington, D.C.
Director of Photography Ben Wolf films American watchmaker Roland Murphy.
Director of Photography Ben Wolf films American watchmaker Roland Murphy.


We've been filming sporadically in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. since February 2018 and have captured some great interviews and footage:

  • François-Paul Journe, Master Watchmaker 
  • Ben Clymer, Founder/CEO HODINKEE
  • William Massena, Watch Collector
  • U.S. Naval Observatory Atomic Clocks
  • Dr. Demetrios Matsakas, Chief Scientist of Time Services, USNO
  • Roland Murphy, Watchmaker/Owner, RGM watch Co.
  • Michael Vitiello, Former Clock Master, Grand Central Terminal
  • Nicholas Manousos, President, Horological Society of NY

It's a solid start, but in order to complete the film that we have envisioned we need to expand filming well beyond the New York area. The funds raised from this Kickstarter campaign will be used to pay for production costs associated with that filming. Here are some confirmed people and locations that we will be filming in the coming months:

In addition to these confirmed locations and interviews, we are also currently looking to secure interviews with a top theoretical physicist specializing in the nature of time, a molecular biologist specializing in our bodies' biological clock mechanisms and an expert on our human perception of time. We have some amazing people in mind!

While we are acquiring the footage described above we will also begin the editing process to develop a rough cut of the film.  Any additional funds contributed beyond the Kickstarter goal will be used to pay for the remaining editing, an original musical score, film conform, color grading and final sound mix. In other words, we'll use the money to finish the whole darn thing.

Keeper of Time is currently slated to be completed by October 2019, at which time we will be submitting to international film festivals and actively looking for world-wide distribution across a variety of platforms.

MB&F and L'Epée's "Octopod." An eight-day clock inspired by cephalopods, marine chronometers and "The Abyss."
MB&F and L'Epée's "Octopod." An eight-day clock inspired by cephalopods, marine chronometers and "The Abyss."

We are offering an array of exciting rewards for all our backers – including exclusive items designed by New York City graphic design studio Small Stuffas well as one-of-a-kind items generously provided by the watchmakers and notable subjects featured in the film – F.P. Journe, Roger W. Smith and Hodinkee (just to name a few). It's our way of saying THANK YOU!

Keeper of Time DIY Sundial

Designed by Small Stuff, this modern DIY paper sundial was created exclusively for our Kickstarter contributors. Prototype shown here.
Designed by Small Stuff, this modern DIY paper sundial was created exclusively for our Kickstarter contributors. Prototype shown here.
Download the DIY sundial PDF file, and follow the instructions for printing, assembly and usage to get a sense of how to tell time using the shadow of the sun.
Download the DIY sundial PDF file, and follow the instructions for printing, assembly and usage to get a sense of how to tell time using the shadow of the sun.

 Note: this version only works in the northern hemisphere, and has varying degrees of accuracy at all times of the year. 

Roger W. Smith Letterpress Print

5" x 7" metallic silver ink, letterpress print of master watchmaker Roger W. Smith's signature co-axial escapement.
5" x 7" metallic silver ink, letterpress print of master watchmaker Roger W. Smith's signature co-axial escapement.

 Keeper of Time Tote Bags

Two high quality canvas tote bags featuring diagrams by famed independent watchmaker François-Paul Journe. Choose between two different designs. Black (shown here) or white (below).
Two high quality canvas tote bags featuring diagrams by famed independent watchmaker François-Paul Journe. Choose between two different designs. Black (shown here) or white (below).
White tote bag.
White tote bag.

 Keeper of Time Prints 

A series of three premium quality poster prints designed by Small Stuff, featuring diagrams by master watchmakers François-Paul Journe and Roger W. Smith.

F.P. Journe #1: A2 size (16.5” x 23”) premium quality poster print featuring master watchmaker François-Paul Journe’s detail diagram of his Grande-Sonnerie movement.
F.P. Journe #1: A2 size (16.5” x 23”) premium quality poster print featuring master watchmaker François-Paul Journe’s detail diagram of his Grande-Sonnerie movement.
Roger W. Smith #1: A2 size (16.5” x 23”) premium quality poster print featuring master watchmaker Roger W. Smith's signature co-axial escapement.
Roger W. Smith #1: A2 size (16.5” x 23”) premium quality poster print featuring master watchmaker Roger W. Smith's signature co-axial escapement.
F.P. Journe #2: A2 size (16.5” x 23”) premium quality poster print featuring master watchmaker François-Paul Journe’s detail diagram of his Grande-Sonnerie striking mechanism.
F.P. Journe #2: A2 size (16.5” x 23”) premium quality poster print featuring master watchmaker François-Paul Journe’s detail diagram of his Grande-Sonnerie striking mechanism.

 Keeper of Time Wall Clocks

10” wall clock with German made quartz movement. Choose between three exclusive clock faces designed by Small Stuff. Handmade by I Like Paper ® in Berlin. Uses 1 AA battery (not included).
10” wall clock with German made quartz movement. Choose between three exclusive clock faces designed by Small Stuff. Handmade by I Like Paper ® in Berlin. Uses 1 AA battery (not included).

HODINKEE Print Magazine • Signed by Founder/CEO Ben Clymer or Editor-In-Chief Jack Forster (Respective HODINKEE Deluxe Packages)

HODINKEE Magazine examines watches and the world that surrounds them. The magazine itself is as beautiful and timeless as the objects inside. The paper is a semi-gloss stock and feels more like a softcover coffee table book than a traditional magazine.
HODINKEE Magazine examines watches and the world that surrounds them. The magazine itself is as beautiful and timeless as the objects inside. The paper is a semi-gloss stock and feels more like a softcover coffee table book than a traditional magazine.

 HODINKEE Smooth Leather Watch Pouch (HODINKEE Package)

HODINKEE’S Smooth Leather Pouches are handmade in Tuscany and are a great way to carry and protect a single watch. In black (seen here) and brown.
HODINKEE’S Smooth Leather Pouches are handmade in Tuscany and are a great way to carry and protect a single watch. In black (seen here) and brown.

HODINKEE Grey Canvas and Suede Roll For Six Watches (Jack Forster Deluxe HODINKEE Package)

Perfect for heavy duty travel, this watch roll will fit up to six watches and is handmade in Italy of the finest suede and sturdiest canvas.
Perfect for heavy duty travel, this watch roll will fit up to six watches and is handmade in Italy of the finest suede and sturdiest canvas.

HODINKEE Leather Travel Tube with Divider (Ben Clymer Deluxe HODINKEE Package)

Handmade in Italy, this travel tube is designed to hold up to two timepieces and has an exterior of matte textured leather. The interior is suede-lined for maximum protection for your watches.
Handmade in Italy, this travel tube is designed to hold up to two timepieces and has an exterior of matte textured leather. The interior is suede-lined for maximum protection for your watches.

 HODINKEE Silver Spring Bar Tool (HODINKEE Packages)

Made of heavy-duty steel, this watch strap-changing tool from Bergeon is one of the best. The forked end is great for releasing the spring bar, while the pointed tip makes adjusting bracelet links or swapping straps on watches a breeze.
Made of heavy-duty steel, this watch strap-changing tool from Bergeon is one of the best. The forked end is great for releasing the spring bar, while the pointed tip makes adjusting bracelet links or swapping straps on watches a breeze.

F.P. Journe’s Sonnerie Souveraine-Grande Sonnerie Book (VIP Luxury Edition) • Signed by watchmaker François-Paul Journe

F.P. Journe's Grande Sonnerie and Répétition Minutes wristwatch is one of the most complex horological creations ever made. Normally exclusively available only to VIP clients and not retailed for sale, this magnificent 90-page book, in three parts, is illustrated with an array of original photographs. It is written by Jean-Claude Sabrier (historical section) and Vincent Daveau (history of the Sonnerie Souveraine). The final section describes the watch’s ten patents, the details of its functions and the art of sublimating mechanism in music. In addition, this luxury edition features an audio system that makes it possible to hear this extraordinary watch strike the hours, the quarters and the minutes. The book's slip cover also holds a DVD with a dynamic animated video revealing the amazing details of the watch's movement. 

MB&F Parallel Words Magazine • Signed by watchmaker Maxamilian Büsser


MB&F (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) is an artistic concept laboratory started by master watchmaker Maximilian Büsser to develop radical horological masterpieces. Parallel Worlds magazine brings you what makes MB&F watchmakers’ hearts beat faster – what they create and what they would love to create – in a whirlwind of amazing stories and beautiful photographs that celebrate creativity.

Clocks of New York: An Illustrated History • Signed by Author Chris DeSantis

From tower clocks to time balls, this richly illustrated work thoroughly chronicles the history of public clocks in New York City. Paperback Edition. 255 Pages.
From tower clocks to time balls, this richly illustrated work thoroughly chronicles the history of public clocks in New York City. Paperback Edition. 255 Pages.

RGM Watch Co. Eye Loupe

Made from carbon fiber and PLA, RGM eye loupes are designed and 3D printed in the USA at RGM Watch Co. The 4X power lens is imported and the bezel unscrews for removing and cleaning the lens.
Made from carbon fiber and PLA, RGM eye loupes are designed and 3D printed in the USA at RGM Watch Co. The 4X power lens is imported and the bezel unscrews for removing and cleaning the lens.

RGM Watch Co. Watchmakers Case Knife

The proper tool for prying open a snap-on case back, this ridged case knife is made for RGM Watch Co. by Victorinox in Switzerland. With RGM logo and wording.
The proper tool for prying open a snap-on case back, this ridged case knife is made for RGM Watch Co. by Victorinox in Switzerland. With RGM logo and wording.

Private Tour of RGM Watch Co. with Watchmaker/Owner Roland Murphy and Filmmaker Michael Culyba

American watchmaker Roland Murphy hand cranks one his antique rose engines to engrave a watch dial.
American watchmaker Roland Murphy hand cranks one his antique rose engines to engrave a watch dial.

Roland Murphy is the only American watchmaker featured in Keeper of Time and for good reason. His company RGM Watch Co. is the only American watch manufacturer making their own in-house movements in series – the Caliber 20, 801, 801-SW and even a Tourbillon. Take an exclusive private tour of RGM Watch Co. with Roland Murphy himself to see how his exquisite timepieces are manufactured and finished. You’ll even get to try your hand at the decorative craft of guilloché on one of RGM’s antique rose engines. Then talk watches over a gourmet lunch and a few drinks with Roland Murphy and filmmaker Michael Culyba.

Memoria Technica Coloring Book Set – Signed by Brittany Nicole Cox

Brittany Nicole Cox is an Antiquarian Horologist who restores antique automata at her Seattle studio Memoria Technica. This unique coloring book is a compilation of machine-drawn patterns generated by a rose engine. Rose engines are hand-operated machines that were developed in the 16th century and used during the Victorian era for the decorative turning of wood, ivory, metal, and ceramics. The geometry of the patterns is determined by mathematical sequences often associated with sacred geometry and the golden mean. The MADE Ornamental Rose Engine Lathe, a modern machine designed in the tradition of the past, was used to create these patterns.

The front and back cover are pressed with white and silver foil. The binding is spiraled white metal wire, allowing the book to lay flat as you color. In addition to the original patterns, we have added another 17, making 88 unique patterns. Each copy is signed. This book is limited to 300 copies and is handmade in Seattle Washington.

Memoria Technica Spinning Top Set

Special edition spinning top set by Brittany Nicole Cox which includes a nickel silver guilloché spinning top, pencil sharpener, two colored pencils, and handmade and dyed green leather carrying pouch.

Memoria Technica Guilloché Pen & Pencil Set

A guilloché Pen & Pencil set. Cold silvered and lacquered brass, chrome, 24k gold plate, designed by Brittany Nicole Cox.

1. Back the Project: Kickstarter is all or nothing – if we don't make our goal, we get nothing.

2. Spread the Word: Even if you can't donate, sharing the link with your family and friends does a world of difference in getting more people to contribute.

3. Follow Us Online: Be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for more information including behind the scenes photos, clips, and anecdotes!

4. Connect With Us: If you have any questions (or would like to contact us for press), send us an e-mail to info@keeperoftimemovie.com.

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter asks that all reward tiers include a delivery date corresponding to the reward that will be delivered the latest. In the case of our campaign that date is October 2019 which reflects the projected digital delivery of the final film. However, good news! All the other rewards are being delivered much earlier. Hodinkee rewards, RGM rewards, F.P. Journe’s Book Sonnerie Souveraine-Grande Sonnerie, MB&F Parallel World Magazine and Clocks of New York: An Illustrated History are all in stock and signed (when applicable per reward description). These rewards will be shipped immediately ten days after goal is met. The sundial will be available for download by January 2019 – if not sooner. Vendors and printers are secured for all rewards designed by Small Stuff design studio (Letterpress, Tote Bags, Posters and Wall Clocks). Printing will begin by January 2019 and shipped by February 2019–if not sooner. There are minimal risks here––combined, our team has filmed, edited and produced over 30 feature-length documentaries so we know the process pretty well!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    THE FILM

    A digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released.

    Plus, an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    378 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    FILM + DIY SUNDIAL

    A downloadable paper sundial created by Small Stuff.

    Plus, a digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    53 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    TOTE BAG + ABOVE

    Your choice of one of two KEEPER OF TIME tote bags designed by Small Stuff, featuring diagrams by master watchmaker F.P. Journe.

    Plus, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Tote Bag
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    33 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    LETTERPRESS PRINT + FILM CREDIT + ABOVE

    A 5" x 7" metallic ink letterpress print of master watchmaker Roger W. Smith's co-axial escapement.

    Also, with any contribution over $100 you'll be thanked in the film's credits.

    Plus, a KEEPER OF TIME tote bag, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • Tote Bag
    • Thank You Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    54 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    SIGNED BOOK "CLOCKS OF NEW YORK"

    A signed copy of "Clocks of New York: An Illustrated History" by author Chris DeSantis. Learn about the hidden history of the clocks in the greatest city in the world.

    Plus, thank you credit, Roger W. Smith letterpress, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • CLOCKS OF NEW YORK Signed Book
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • Thank You Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 20 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    SIGNED MEMORIA TECHNICA COLORING BOOK

    A compilation of guilloché patterns generated by a rose engine, handmade by Brittany Nicole Cox.

    Plus, thank you credit, a tote bag, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Memoria Technica Coloring Book Set
    • Tote Bag
    • Thank You Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    KEEPER OF TIME POSTER PRINT

    A2 size (16.5" x 23") premium quality poster print. Choose one of three designs by Small Stuff, featuring diagrams by master watchmakers Roger W. Smith or F.P. Journe.

    Plus, thank you credit, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • KEEPER OF TIME Print
    • Thank You Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    RGM WATCH CO. PACKAGE

    Receive a carbon fiber RGM eye loupe.

    Plus, thank you credit, a KEEPER OF TIME tote bag, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • RGM Eye Loupe
    • Tote Bag
    • Thank You Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    MAX BÜSSER SIGNED MB&F MAGAZINE

    MB&F's "Parallel Worlds" magazine signed by watchmaker/owner Maximilian Büsser.

    Also both KEEPER OF TIME tote bags.

    Plus, thank you credit, Roger W. Smith letterpress, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Autographed MB&F "Parallel Worlds" Magazine
    • Thank You Credit
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    ROGER W. SMITH PACKAGE

    KEEPER OF TIME poster print and 5"x7" letterpress print, both featuring Roger W. Smith's co-axial escapement.

    Plus, thank you credit, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • KEEPER OF TIME Roger W. Smith Print
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • Thank You Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    KEEPER OF TIME WALL CLOCK

    Your choice of one of three handmade wall clocks with exclusive dials designed by Small Stuff.

    Plus, thank you credit, Roger W. Smith letterpress, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Wall Clock
    • Thank You Credit
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    RGM WATCH CO. DELUXE PACKAGE

    Receive an RGM eye loupe and an RGM watch case knife.

    Also both KEEPER OF TIME tote bags.

    Plus, thank you credit, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • RGM Eye Loupe
    • RGM Case Knife
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Thank You Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    F.P. JOURNE PACKAGE

    Both KEEPER OF TIME poster prints featuring F.P. Journe diagrams.

    Also both KEEPER OF TIME tote bags featuring F.P. Journe diagrams.

    Plus, thank you credit, DIY sundial download, a digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Both F.P. Journe KEEPER OF TIME prints
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Thank You Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    HODINKEE PACKAGE

    Receive a HODINKEE Leather Watch Pouch and a HODINKEE Silver Spring Bar Tool.

    Also both KEEPER OF TIME tote bags.

    Plus, thank you credit, Roger W. Smith letterpress, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Hodinkee Leather Watch Pouch
    • Hodinkee Spring Bar Tool
    • Thank You Credit
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • Tote Bag Set
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    MEMORIA TECHNICA SPINNING TOP SET

    Special edition spinning top set by Brittany Nicole Cox which includes a nickel silver guilloché spinning top, pencil sharpener, two colored pencils, and handmade and leather carrying pouch.

    Also both KEEPER OF TIME tote bags.

    Plus, thank you credit, Roger W. Smith letterpress, DIY sundial download, a digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Memoria Technica Spinning Top Set
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Thank You Credit
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $375 or more About $375

    SET OF ALL THREE KEEPER OF TIME PRINTS

    Set of all three KEEPER OF TIME poster prints.

    Also both KEEPER OF TIME tote bags.

    Plus, thank you credit, Roger W. Smith letterpress, DIY sundial download, a digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Set of 3 Prints
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    • Thank You Credit
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $450 or more About $450

    HODINKEE DELUXE PACKAGE • JACK FORSTER

    Receive a HODINKEE Grey Canvas and Suede Watch Roll for 6 watches, a HODINKEE Silver Spring Bar Tool, and a set of Jack Forster (Editor-In-Chief) signed HODINKEE Print Magazines (Vol. 1 & 2).

    Also both KEEPER OF TIME tote bags.

    Plus, thank you credit, Roger W. Smith letterpress, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Hodinkee Canvas Suede Watch Roll
    • Hodinkee Spring Bar Tool
    • Hodinkee Vol. 1 & 2 (Jack Forster signed)
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Thank You Credit
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    SET OF ALL THREE WALL CLOCKS

    Set of all three handmade wall clocks with exclusive dials designed by Small Stuff.

    Also both KEEPER OF TIME tote bags.

    Plus, thank you credit, Roger W. Smith letterpress, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Wall Clock Set
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Thank You Credit
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    HODINKEE DELUXE PACKAGE • BEN CLYMER

    Receive a HODINKEE Leather Watch Travel Tube, HODINKEE Silver Spring Bar Tool, and a set of Ben Clymer (Founder/CEO) signed HODINKEE Print Magazines (Vol. 1 & 2).

    Also both KEEPER OF TIME tote bags.

    Plus, thank you credit, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Hodinkee Leather Travel Tube
    • Hodinkee Spring Bar Tool
    • Hodinkee Vol. 1 & 2 (Ben Clymer signed)
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Thank You Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Select this reward

    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    GUILLOCHÉ PEN & PENCIL SET

    A guilloché Pen & Pencil set. Cold silvered and lacquered brass, chrome, 24k gold plate. Handmade by Brittany Nicole Cox.

    Also both KEEPER OF TIME tote bags.

    Plus, thank you credit, Roger W. Smith letterpress, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Memoria Technica Pen & Pencil Set
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Thank You Credit
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  21. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    F.P. JOURNE SIGNED "SONNERIE" BOOK

    The exclusive luxury edition of F.P. Journe's book "Sonnerie Souveraine-Grande Sonnerie" signed by watchmaker François-Paul Journe.

    Also a SPECIAL THANK YOU film credit and both KEEPER OF TIME prints featuring F.P. Journe diagrams.

    Plus, both tote bags, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Signed F.P. Journe Book
    • Both F.P. Journe KEEPER OF TIME prints
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Special Thank You Film Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  22. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    PRIVATE TOUR OF RGM WATCH CO.

    An exclusive private tour of the RGM Watch Co. workshop in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania with watchmaker/owner Roland Murphy. Includes lunch with Roland Murphy and director Michael Culyba.

    Also a SPECIAL THANK YOU film credit and a set of all THREE WALL CLOCKS.

    Plus, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    (transportation and hotel costs not included; date TBD; no refunds for scheduling conflicts).

    Includes:
    • RGM Workshop Tour
    • Wall Clock Set
    • Special Thank You Film Credit
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  23. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT

    You'll receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER film credit, two passes to the North American film premiere and after-party dinner with filmmakers (travel and accommodation not included).

    Also two Roger W. Smith letterpress prints, two sets of both tote bags AND a set of all three KEEPER OF TIME poster prints.

    Plus, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Credit: Associate Producer
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    • Set of 3 Prints
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • Tote Bag Set
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  24. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    PRIVATE SCREENING

    A private screening of KEEPER OF TIME for your group or company in North America, hosted by director Michael Culyba.

    Includes 20 tote bags, 20 Roger W. Smith letterpress prints, 20 KEEPER OF TIME poster prints prints, and ASSOCIATE PRODUCER film credit (name or company name).

    Michael's travel and accommodations not included outside NYC area. Scheduling is flexible, sometime after October 2019. If you're based outside of North America, please send us a private message!

    Includes:
    • KEEPER OF TIME Private Screening
    • Credit: Associate Producer
    • 20× Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • 20× Tote Bag
    • 20× KEEPER OF TIME Print
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  25. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    CO-PRODUCER CREDIT

    You'll receive a CO-PRODUCER film credit, an invitation to an industry rough cut screening in NYC, four passes to the North American film premiere and after-party dinner with filmmakers (travel and accommodation not included).

    Also four Roger W. Smith letterpress prints, four sets of both tote bags, two sets of all three KEEPER OF TIME poster prints AND a set of all three wall clocks.

    Plus, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    Includes:
    • Credit: Co-Producer
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Set of 3 Prints
    • Wall Clock Set
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  26. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT

    You'll receive an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit, an invitation to an industry rough cut screening in NYC, six passes to the North American film premiere and after-party dinner with filmmakers (travel and accommodation not included).

    Also six Roger W. Smith letterpress prints, six sets of both tote bags, six sets of all three KEEPER OF TIME poster prints AND six sets of all three wall clocks.

    And of course, DIY sundial download, digital download of KEEPER OF TIME when the film is released, and an exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

    PLUS, a private screening of KEEPER OF TIME for your group or company in North America, hosted by director Michael Culyba.

    Michael's travel and accommodations not included outside NYC area. Scheduling is flexible, sometime after October 2019. If you're based outside of North America, please send us a private message!

    Includes:
    • Credit: Executive Producer
    • KEEPER OF TIME Private Screening
    • DIY Sundial Download
    • KEEPER OF TIME Digital Download
    • Kickstarter-Only Bonus Video
    • Roger W. Smith Letterpress
    • Tote Bag Set
    • Set of 3 Prints
    • Wall Clock Set
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (35 days)