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€6,120
pledged of €25,000pledged of €25,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, December 4 2017 4:33 PM UTC +00:00

About

GEZEITEN | Type 01
GEZEITEN | Type 01

 

 

 We are proud to launch our first project on Kickstarter! 

GEZEITEN is a new contemporary brand based in Stuttgart, in the south of Germany. We are rethinking traditional watch design and transforming it into modern timeless pieces. 

Into watches that are different, have character but still keep the minimalistic clean look that we love without to much hazzle. GEZEITEN is German and means "tide". Ebb & flow. The change of time and the raw power of the nature.

Our logo is inpired by that. It shows the abstraction of the moon passing the sun. That is causing ebb & flow in the oceans.

With Type 01 we created our first wristwatch archetype.

By reducing the shape to a minimum, we accomplished a new clean iconic design. This way we could concentrate on all the great details. Because we think just the details make a good product great!

The dial is kept in a reduced graphical black & white look and is using a clean and reduced typeface.

 

CEO & Founder of GEZEITEN
CEO & Founder of GEZEITEN

The founder of GEZEITEN is me, a German-based industrial designer and developer Viktor Kölbig. I studied product design at the renowned School of Design (HfG) in Schwäbisch Gmünd, in the south of Germany.

I was working for several years for different agencies and companies in the field of industrial design and construction before founding my own company.

We are using the best high quality materials like ultra hard PVD coated stainless steel casing, genuine cow leather straps, Swiss movement and hardened mineralglass.

The case is CNC-milled and hand finished. Every watch is going through a quality check in several steps. The last part is testing for waterproofness before sending them out to you.

KICKSTARTER SAPPHIRE SPECIAL !!!:

If the foundation is rising more than 80.000 € we are giving every backer a free upgrade for the display from mineralglass to sapphire crystal glass! 

Sapphire glass is up to four times harder than standard glass and usually just used in luxury watches.

 Designing an own wristwatch sounds easy. And how should we tell, it is true. Sometimes. But developing a high-quality watch with non standard catalogue components and an unique iconic design is a whole different story. Our timepiece consists out of 13 different components each manufactured just for our brand.

The idea for Type 01 was born in early 2015. We started with our first sketches and 2D visualisations. After creating hundreds of different designs, sometimes just slightly modified in details, we produced the first 3D models built as a combination of 3D print and hand manufacturing.

early design sketches
early design sketches

This way we generated several first prototypes to get a feeling for the proportions and graphic of the dial. The problem: this way it is quiet impossible to design the details and surface finishing.

So we had to invest into manufacturing tools for ready for serial production prototypes. Two times. This way at the end all the details were just as sharp & precise like we wanted them to be.

For example we didn't want to disturb the design with a sealing ring between glass and frame. Done! Now the case has a special gap to integrate the sealing invisible.

several stages of the protoypes
several stages of the protoypes

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK / WHITE

 

 BLACK / BLACK

 

  SILVER / WHITE

 

  SILVER / BLACK

 

 

 

  • Movement: Swiss-Made Ronda 505 Movement
  • Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel PVD
  • Back Casing: polished Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistant: 5ATM (5 Meters)
  • Case Size: 44 x 35 mm
  • Case Thickness: 9.0mm
  • Screwback Casing
  • Band Material: Genuine Cow Leather
  • Band Width: 22 mm
  • Clasp: Standard Buckle Clasp
  • Clasp Material: Brushed 316L Stainless Steel
  • Seconds Function: Yes
  • Date Function: Yes
  •  All our watches have a 2-year limited warranty

We consciously narrowed down our collection starting with 4 different watch colour options. Combined with 2 different strap colours we give you the possibility too choose from 8 versions after backing.

You can choose your favorite combination after the campaign is ending.

 

BLACK CASE / BLACK STRAP
BLACK CASE / BLACK STRAP

 

SILVER CASE / BLACK STRAP
SILVER CASE / BLACK STRAP

 

 

 

 

SILVER CASE / COGNAC STRAP
SILVER CASE / COGNAC STRAP

 

BLACK CASE / COGNAC STRAP
BLACK CASE / COGNAC STRAP

 

 

 

watch crown detail with engraved logo
watch crown detail with engraved logo

 

Polished stainless steel backcover
Polished stainless steel backcover

 

We developed our first GEZEITEN watch since almost two years.

Sketching, modelling, building prototypes, testing, refining them until all fits. Now it's about producing the run. The manufacturing will take 2-3 months. Finaly every single watch will pass through a manual quality check before being sent out to you!

 

 

 

 

2 YEAR WARRANTY

We are so confident in the quality and durability of our watches that we are offering a 2 year warranty against any manufacturing defects. If anything happens to your GEZEITEN watch other than wear and tear we will be glad to change it against a new one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have been working on GEZEITEN for the past two year and putted any effort to bring the brand to life. The biggest challenge for us at GEZEITEN will be convincing Kickstarter participants to believe and invest into our future. This shouldn't be a one product brand. We are already developing new watches to launch in the next years.

But all this will be just possible with YOUR help. Please back us now and be one of the first to wear and enjoy our products.

We are extremely confident in our manufacturers and have built a good relationship with them over the past time. We will be working hard to make sure that all backer receive constant updates about the current status of manufacturing.

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    Pledge €2 or more About $2.25

    MAKE GEZEITEN POSSIBLE !

    EBB & FLOW. If you want to be part of GEZEITEN and help us to develop unique great products for you than support us now!

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    Pledge €159 or more About $179

    1 WATCH | SUPER EARLY BIRD

    You get 1 GEZEITEN WATCH of your choice (you'll choose the model after the campaign has ended). By pre-order via Kickstarter you will save 27% or 60 € off future retail price of 219 €

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    Pledge €179 or more About $202

    1 WATCH | EARLY BIRD

    You get 1 GEZEITEN WATCH of your choice (you'll choose the model after the campaign has ended). By pre-order via Kickstarter you will save 19% or 40 € off future retail price of 219 €

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    Pledge €209 or more About $235

    1 WATCH | SUPPORTER

    You get 1 GEZEITEN WATCH of your choice (you'll choose the model after the campaign has ended). By pre-order via Kickstarter you will save 5% or 10 € off future retail price of 219 €.

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    Pledge €600 or more About $676

    4 WATCHES | SMALL RETAIL PACK

    You get 4 GEZEITEN WATCHES of your choice (you'll choose the model after the campaign has ended) By pre-order via Kickstarter you will save 32 % or 69 € off future retail price of 219 € each watch.

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    Pledge €1,100 or more About $1,239

    8 WATCHES | BIG RETAIL PACK

    You get 8 GEZEITEN WATCHES. One of each style. By pre-order via Kickstarter you will save 38 % or 81 € off future retail price of 219 € each watch.

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Funding period

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