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About

Here are the most important facts for all watch enthusiasts:

  • Swiss made movement from Ronda
  • 20 ATM (waterproof up to 200m/660ft)
  • Screwed crown and screwed case back
  • Two watch models: 316L stainless steel polished and 316L stainless steel DLC-coated (black) watch case and strap
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Swiss Super-LumiNova luminous pigments for the dail and hands

When you align the compass hand with the sun, the current points of the compass are displayed on the bezel. The 4-hand is the ideal outdoor companion for activitys like sailing, surfing, hiking and cycling.

Take a look at the animation and you will be surprised how easy the sun compass works!

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The compass function of the sun compass chronometer is registered at the German Patent Office.

I have more than 20 years of experience in product design development and have realized numerous projects for international companies.

This experience I bring to this project. All product details have been clarified at the end of the prototype phase. The product is fully developed and will be produced as follows.

 

The heart of every watch is the movement. In this watch beats a Swiss branded quartz movement from Ronda - guaranteed "swiss made"!

 

The bezel, with an anodized aluminium inlay, shows the sky directions for the compass function. The bezel switches the compass from winter time/normal time (left) to summer time (right).

 

A high-quality brand watch movement has to be protected by an equally high-quality case. To achieve these values, the crown is screwed together - an outstanding quality feature.

This watch is water resistant up to 200m/660ft with 20 ATM!
 

 You get a real diving watch!
 

A really high-quality wristwatch is characterised by the best materials. 316L stainless steel, also known as surgical steel, is the best available stainless steel and offers the best protection against all external influences.


Numerous watch fans are interested in black watches. There are various techniques to coat watches. The absolute best and most durable used for the most expensive watches is the DLC coating. DLC stands for 'Diamond Like Carbon'. This coating offers the best possible scratch resistance.

 

 It is a matter of course that this watch has a sapphire crystal.


The watch strap is also made of 316L stainless steel and is solid. It has a safety folding clasp!

 

The difference to other high quality watches are the details. The  crown (316L stainless steel) is lavishly engraved.
 

The screwed case back is also a quality feature that distinguishes the better watches from good watches. Also the case back has been graphically designed by the engraving.

 

Swiss Super-LumiNova night luminescent pigments improve the readability of the watch in the dark.

 

The smart compass function allows you to be properly oriented and able to navigate wherever you are.

Your travel guide and globetrotter

 

 For cyclists, for aesthetes, for you...
 

 Captain's equipment

 For Beach Boys and Sunny Boys

As you can see, I thought about every detail of the watches


The watch box corresponds to the brand's corporate design - aesthetically reduced, high-quality and functional.

 

Huge experience in design development, project development, quality management and passion for watches are combined in this product.

 

 You will love it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to give this watch to a loved one for Christmas, birthday or just for the fun of it? For both watches I have prepared gift cards that you can use. The gift cards are available in the formats DIN-A-6 and 4 x 6 inch Card. Select the appropriate watch, paper size and design. Then simply print it out, cut it out and you're done.

This high quality watch is guaranteed for two years from date of purchase. The sun compass chronometer has been subjected to numerous quality tests. It is guaranteed to be free of defects caused by defects in material or workmanship. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear and use of the watch. If you have a problem with your watch, please contact the seller with a copy of the receipt.

The tax situation is very complicated!

I'm based in Germany and the tax liability for my watches depends on where you are located (Germany / EU / outside the EU) and whether you buy private or business. Whether you have to pay VAT on the value of the goods or not you can see in the following overview. 

  • You are located in Germany: All private and business customers in Germany must pay VAT.
  • You are located in the European Union (EU): All private customers in the EU must pay VAT. All business customers in the EU (germany excluded) do not pay VAT.
  • You are located outside the EU, worldwide: All private and business customers do not pay VAT.

Each reward is offered with and without (German) 19% VAT. If you do not choose the right option when ordering, no contract will be concluded and you will not be able to receive a product.

Business customers within the EU must provide their VAT identification number, which will be verified.

If you are not sure which is the right option for you, then please contact me via Twitter or Facebook. I'll be glad to help you.

Thanks to Liz Maria (https://www.facebook.com/liz.schne) and Marcel Völker (http://marcel-voelker.com , https://www.instagram.com/marcel_voelker) for your participation in the video and in the photos. It was a pleasure working with you.

Thanks to John Tambascio for "His Voice" in the video and animation.

Thanks to the guys from Roller Genoa for the song "Save and Warm in Hunter's Arms" (video).

Thanks to Mindful for the song "Sometrack" (animation).

 

 

BackerClub is an exclusive club for people who love Kickstarter and back a ton of projects. BackerClub is featuring our campaign in the Club this week. We're excited about what they are doing and hope you like it too!

That's a lot of information. To answer your questions, you can contact me via various social media:

Risks and challenges

My professional experience helps me to identify and eliminate risks at an early stage. I have thought over every detail.

The timeline now has only two project steps:

1) Production. An unexpectedly high response can, of course, delay delivery. It makes a difference for every manufacturer whether it is to produce 500 watches or 2,000 watches. But I have already taken this possibility into account in the timeline.

2) Delivery. For shipping (worldwide) it is necessary to consider 2 weeks delivery time. Should there be difficulties or bottlenecks in the delivery of the watches, I have established contact with various logistics partners (FedEx, DHL, etc.).

This project has top priority for me. Therefore, all project steps are communicated on twitter and Instagram.

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