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By Martin Design Watches
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Updates

We adding extra rewards "Swiss Upgrade Bargain" including Swiss Automatic movement Sellita SW260 -1 for our Windstar watches. 

Our very supportive backers would like to see some changes in dial design. As we listen all comments and suggestion we decided to render dial update according backers suggestion:

1./ SuperLuminova dial indicators.

2./ Update from Roman to Arabic numbers indicators.

3./ Removing star under second hand.

We waiting for your feedback on our updated dial render proposal:

Meet the MD Windstar Watch

which design, are inspired by the navigation at sea. Beyond the addition of a Seagull TY2706 or Swiss Sellita SW 260-1automatic movement, the Windstar has unique multi layered dial which design are presenting in the compass rose or sometimes called Windstar symbol and astrolabe lines imprinted into black background followed with unique watch case with the four cardinal direction of the earth.

 

What is our motivation?

This is not about just make the money. The goal of my project is to create a beautifully designed watch brand, which you can compare with top shelf Swiss famous designers and not pay for them price of a house. This is also about the dream to create something in everyone lifetime what can be touch by other people and they will enjoy it.

A Word From Founder

Who don’t know Martin Design Watches or simply MD lets take short introduction: Me, Martin Iglody based in Cork - Ireland aiming to offer you quality Automatic watches for the best price as possible. MD watches was founded in 2015. After my ten years watch enthusiasm, completion design and IT courses I started to sale my collected watches and digging more into timepieces business. In 2016 join MD Paul Lin from Hong Kong as my technical support and production manager. Paul has many years experience in watch production engineering and he completed numerous successful projects. It was actually his idea to create Windstar watches especially for Kickstarter project. Also I need to say big thanks to Boris Hanudel which help us with some images and video. And now here we are...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Windstar Collection Journey

Navigator at sea for everyone.

With this collection we bring the soul and feeling of sea navigation to your wrist. For affordable prices you can own the real concept of Windstar watch, because we belief that style shouldn’t affect your pocket or bank account.

All three models are powered by Seagull TY 2706 self winding with blued screws and engraved oscillating weight or Swiss Sellita SW260-1, 44 mm 316L stainless steel watch case in three colors: Plain stainless steel with brushed and high shine polished effect, IP black plating stainless steel case or Gold IP plated stainless steel case, 10 ATM sapphire crystal and choice of genuine leather straps with stainless steel engraved clasp, backed by two years of warranty and free shipping worldwide for the best price what we can offer for automatic watches with fantastic eye catching design within this quality level.

The Windstar was designed to be affordable, automatic watch which you can wear daily from the morning until bed time, while looking so good on your wrist.

 

Design: Dial/Hands

Our multi layered dial are inspired by two components. Astrolabe (invented by Greeks and developed in Islamic world. Astrolabe are used for determining latitude on land or calm seas, although it is less reliable on the heaving deck of a ship in rough seas ) and compass.

Black background are embossed with lines according Astrolabe composition. Rose star or Windstar with ring are layered for second hand movement. The two different indexes "Roman and Arabic" are chosen to bring this different worlds together and let them sail away. They are painted on S/S colored rings - one are 2D and for Roman indexes we chose 3D half circle ring.

 

 

All hands are thin S/S with silver color and red tip inspired by compass design. We had to cut out space in the middle for second hand, because will be very heavy to run it for movement.

 

 

Design: Case

Our case of course are inspired by elements from compass and is designed to give modern touch with different finish: circular brush on the top of bezel and shiny polish on the sides. The case material are 316L Stainless steel with diameter of 44 mm and ideal thickness for well - proportioned case - 14 mm. We chose Sapphire Crystal glass for its scratch resistance and high quality.

 

The screw-down crown are engraved with Windstar symbol using sandblast  technology. On the sides are crown protectors cut on half to produce interesting looks.

You can find another interesting small design components on the Windstar case. S (South) and N (North) symbols - top and bottom and small arrows on both side which are showing the cardinal direction of the compass. Also bezel are attached to main case with four screws.

 

Back case of Windstar watches are nicely engraved with Windstar symbols and number of edition.

 

 

 

Movement

The Seagull TY2706 26 jewels Chinese automatic movement we use is actually inspired from Swiss Eterna movement. Our main decision for choosing this movement was, that we want to have second hand run in the middle bottom of the watch. There was nothing similar available on the market only this model or original Swiss Eterna which will double the price of this watches.

Many of you thinking about Chinese movement quality, but trust me this one for sure don't let you down. We took special care and testing for choosing this movement.

Seagull company founded in 1955, it is the world's largest manufacturer of mechanical watch movements, producing one quarter of total global production by volume. Most of the European watchmakers using Seagull movements (Germans, Swiss etc.). Even a lot of Swiss companies are own by Chinese companies such as Eterna and Corum.

 

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Design: Leather Straps

Our watch straps are made from fine genuine leather and colors are selected to match MD Windstar watches. Clasps attached to them are made from 316L Stainless steel with three type of colors and finish - Polished and satin brushed. Each clasp has Windstar symbol engraved.

 

 

 

Packaging

We thinking also for good packaging which take essence of Windstar journey, but has reasonable price. They are made from the leather combination with PU Leather and nice engraved stainless steel plate. If you think about nice present you don't need to spend extra for packaging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shipping

We offering free shipping worldwide, with the exception of Argentina, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Please note that you may be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable in your region.

Warranty

All our watches will be under international warranty for 2 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have been received the prototype from manufacturer four months ago and until now we test their quality. They run and feel as expected on 100%.

All images above are taken from prototypes - not created on PS or AI software in 3D processing.

We have confident deliver to all backers in March 2018 because we have built in extra time for any potential delays in the manufacturing process and expect to ship by the projected dates.

This is our first project on Kickstarter. We will do our absolute best to meet the dates/time frames as set out in the timeline above.

To ensure that every watch is created to standard and delivered in time, we will be maintaining constant and personal contact with the factory during the entire process of production. No matter what, we will update our backers during the production process.

Feel free to email us at martindwatches@gmail.com

Thanks for your help and for all the support!

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    Super Early Bird ! Windstar Silver Line

    Get 1 Limited Edition MD Windstar Silver Line Watch.

    Save ~ €370 off the Retail Price (€656).

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    Super Early Bird ! Windstar Black Line

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    Super Early Bird ! Windstar Gold Line

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    Early Bird ! Windstar Silver Line

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    Save ~ €330 off the Retail Price (€656).

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    Swiss Upgrade Bargain ! Silver Line

    Get 1 Limited Edition MD Windstar Silver Line Watch.

    Including upgrade to Swiss Sellita SW260-1 movement.

    Save ~ €320 off the Retail Price (€656).

    Options:

    You can select color and leather type of the watch strap of your choice for your MD Windstar Black Line watch.

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    Swiss Upgrade Bargain ! Black Line

    Get 1 Limited Edition MD Windstar Black Line Watch.

    Including upgrade to Swiss Sellita SW260-1 movement.

    Save ~ €320 off the Retail Price (€656).

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    Swiss Upgrade Bargain ! Gold Line

    Get 1 Limited Edition MD Windstar Gold Line Watch.

    Including upgrade to Swiss Sellita SW260-1 movement.

    Save ~ €320 off the Retail Price (€656).

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    Get 1 Limited Edition MD Windstar Black Line Watches.

    Save ~ €260 off the Retail Price (€656).

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    Early Bird Double Deals ! Windstar

    Get 2 Limited Edition MD Windstar watches of your choice.

    Save ~ €652 off the Retail Price (€1312).

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    Early Bird Triple Deals ! Windstar

    Get 3 Limited Edition MD Windstar watches of your choice.

    Save ~ €1008 off the Retail Price (€1968).

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