James Caird Timepieces - Automatic Diver's Watches project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$26,478 pledged of $38,000 goal
backers
$26,478 pledged of $38,000 goal
backers

About

... and to us, this meant it should look sharp at the office, and hold up to the most rugged trail. To do this, we’ve considered what is best about mechanical diver’s style watches -- especially their functionality and dependability -- and incorporated them into our first timepiece, The Endurance.

Our name comes from the story of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition, in which the lifeboat, the James Caird, famously transported the crew to safety through some of the most treacherous waters in the hemisphere. Our watches are designed to be as timeless as the story and as durable as the lifeboat.

Durable. Dependable. Functional. Timeless. That’s what it means to be a watch for all of life’s expeditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 360 Degree View of The Endurance:

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • English

 More specs and pics at our website: www.jamescairdtimepieces.com

This is not an off-the-shelf, one-of-many diver’s watch. In a microbrand sea saturated with look-a-likes, we want you to know that our watch is born of years of experience, research, and development.

We are not just another micro-brand. Our experience comes not only from years of collecting, but time spent at Lititz Watch Technicum, the highly competitive school school where students learn the art of horology. Our timepieces are not stock - they are designed specifically to include the best elements of both timeless and contemporary watchmaking to ensure they will look good and wear well for decades to come. But, most of all, we want our watch to be accessible, so we have worked hard to incorporate all of these features and maintain an affordable price.

We wear our watches everyday because we want to show you that our watches are for any of life’s expeditions. We hope your join the voyage.

To follow our voyage, follow us on facebook or Instagram @jamescairdtimepieces.

 

 

All Endurance models come on a nylon NATO strap.  Upgrade to an additional brown leather strap on the navy polished for only a few dollars more.   

  • Black Dial: Army Green Nylon NATO Strap
  • Tobacco Dial: Tan Nylon NATO Strap
  • Navy Dial: Navy Nylon NATO Strap 

If you supported us during our last campaign, you'll notice some smart changes have been made to The Endurance based on your feedback:

  • All-new tobacco dial with tan nylon NATO strap
  • Black dial now comes on army green nylon NATO strap
  • Second hand now stainless steel
  • Steel-outlined hour indices
  • Addition of a subtle chapter ring around the dial face
  • New typeface on bezel
Black dial Endurance with brushed finish
Black dial Endurance with brushed finish

 

Tobacco dial Endurance with polished or brushed case.
Tobacco dial Endurance with polished or brushed case.

 

Navy dial Endurance with polished case.
Navy dial Endurance with polished case.

 

Navy dial Endurance with leather NATO strap.
Navy dial Endurance with leather NATO strap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

Click on any of the photos here to learn more at our website, www.jamescairdtimepieces.com.
Click on any of the photos here to learn more at our website, www.jamescairdtimepieces.com.

 

    
Unique tobacco dial Endurance - a look you won't find anywhere else at our price.
Unique tobacco dial Endurance - a look you won't find anywhere else at our price.

 

    
Navy dial Endurance with a strap swap to a grey nylon NATO.
Navy dial Endurance with a strap swap to a grey nylon NATO.

 

    
A watch you can run, sweat, and stretch in.
A watch you can run, sweat, and stretch in.

 

Risks and challenges

As a collectors for over 15 years and proud owners of many micro-brands, we know what we look for when purchasing a watch -- trust: trust that you're getting a dependable timepiece at a good value and a product that the company will stand behind. That is exactly what you will get with a James Caird Timepiece.

After wearing the prototypes for some time now and subjecting them to scrutiny, we are very pleased with the result, and we're sure you will be too. The only potential problem could be delivery time. The run will take 90-120 days to manufacture, and it could run behind for some unforeseen reason. However, we were quoted 90 days for prototype delivery and we were pleasantly surprised when the prototypes were delivered weeks early.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Expedition Investor

    Thank you for your support! We'll be sending you a personal, signed thank you note as a token of our appreciation.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    Extra Early Bird Endurance

    Any Endurance dial/finish combination on nylon NATO strap.

    *After the campaign ends, we will contact you so you can select your dial/finish options.*

    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.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    Early Bird Endurance

    Navy blue polished Endurance with BOTH navy nylon NATO and brown leather NATO straps.

    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.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    Endurance: Tobacco Dial Brushed

    One tobacco dial Endurance with brushed stainless steel finish on tan nylon NATO strap.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    Endurance: Tobacco Dial Polished

    One tobacco dial Endurance with polished stainless steel finish on tan nylon NATO strap.

    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.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    Endurance: Navy Dial Polished

    One navy dial Endurance with polished stainless steel finish on matching blue nylon NATO strap.

    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.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    Endurance: Black Dial Brushed

    One black dial Endurance with brushed stainless steel finish on matching blue nylon NATO strap.

    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.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Endurance: Navy Dial w/ Leather Strap

    One navy dial Endurance with polished stainless steel finish on matching blue nylon NATO strap and brown leather NATO strap.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 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 $399 or more About $399

    Endurance XL 30 Day Deal

    Any two Endurance models*

    Excludes leather strap option.

    * We'll send you an email to select your dial and finish options after the campaign ends.

    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 $425 or more About $425

    Endurance XL

    TWO Endurance models, to be selected after campaign ends.

    Excludes navy dial with leather strap.

    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.

Funding period

- (45 days)