About this project
UPDATE #2 Nato strap (add on €15)
Add a cool leather nato strap to your Pancor P01 by pledging only €15 extra! Available in three colors: black, beige and brown.
Now you can choose your serial number! this is something some backers asked for, so after backing our project just send us a message with your wishes (at least 3 numbers) and we will tell you if its still available ! numbers will go from 1-100 (For every model)
Hello, my name is Marc, entrepreneur and watch enthusiast, I’m here to tell you about Pancor. As you can probably relate, high quality watches are extremely expensive and affordable watches lack the comfort, style and functionality, leaving consumers with a lack of options if you want a high quality watch at the right price. That is why I have created Pancor and now anyone can get a watch to match their style with a price tag they can handle. Pancor is a line of watches with a slim design inspired by aviation.
The goal of this campaign is to reach like-minded people for collaboration, raise money in exchange for early access and rewards, and we also want to spread the word. The more people we can get using Pancor the more functional and successful it will be. So this campaign will give you the basics on our efforts and progress. Beyond that we encourage you to ask us questions, donate and get involved. We developed Pancor for your benefit, so enjoy! We believe we are really onto a fantastic design and functionality they will be refreshing to the market!
I myself own 25 watches, so needless to say my passion runs deep. I have had different ideas about the design and quality of watches on the market, always thinking of creating my own. That's how I decided to design my own watch. There aren't a lot of aviation watches is this price range and also the design of most pilot watches a very traditional, I have noticed people are looking for a more modern look.– This fact prompted us to dig deeper into a solution. This is where we started to envision Pancor and all the possible benefits we could bring to people:
Affordable: Starting at just €119/$129 on Kickstarter we are giving you the best value. But still use premium materials and a pretty unique chronograph movement.
Practical: High functional and comfortable to wear without extras, just a watch that makes sense.
Design: Clean and simple design. Traditional elements from historic aviation but suitable for today’s taste.
When reviewing these benefits, features and much more, it inspired and assured us that this is a business that needs to be created. We feel if executed properly we can reach a large market of people in need of an easier way to get a watch that matches their style. Our features will make us incredibly qualified to succeed in the industry. This paired with attention to detail and quality service will make us a key player in the industry. Our mission is to take care of every funder, supporter and customer with the upmost respect and care. We feel this will be the key to our growth.
The Pancor P01 is a hybrid chronograph watch inspired by aviation. We've always loved the classic 'pilot' watch style, so we wanted to take the classic aviation theme and put our own modern twist on it.
The matte black DLC coating on the case is inspired by (stealth) fighter jets like the F-117 Nighthawk. The elongated markers simulates the meters in the cockpit.
While keeping the design of the dial clean and simple, applied indices are added to the dial for a 3D effect. Also the chronographs are place lower to add more depth.
While many small watch companies use stock watch cases, We decided to go another way. Me and my manufacturer designed a custom 44mm case made from strong 316L stainless steel. This high quality steel is resistant to both pitting and corrosion, and is the same alloy used by the worlds best watch manufacturers. Most "pilot" watches are thick and bulky, not Pancor. The thickness of the watch is no more then 10mm. For a chronograph watch it’s slim and therefor it wears comfortable on your wrist. The case is rated at 5 ATM water resistance. You don't have to worry about the watch getting wet.
We found that we rely quite often on the date, the date window at 6 o'clock keeps the dial balanced and symmetrical. Also, I needed to find a manufacturer who would be able to source white number on black background for the date. Many manufacturers couldn't make it happen.
Finally, we've also carried the aviation theme through to the limited edition case back. The design It represents the engine of a fighter jet. Every watch is unique and will have a serial number and kickstarter Founders edition engraving.
We've fitted the Pancor P01 with premium materials common to high end timepieces.
The 44mm case is milled from surgical-grade 316L Stainless Steel which has then undergone a process known as 'PVD' coating (P01-Heritage and P01-Nighthawk) through which a form of carbon is blasted onto the steel in a heated vacuum and then rapidly cooled to form a hardened 'crust'. This is then hand finished to give the final matte appearance and texture.
We chose anti reflective sapphire for the crystal for its high resistance to scratches. The models will be fitted with thick high quality leather straps in vintage look.
The movement of the watch is a Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz movement made in Japan.
The VK64 is a hybrid movement. It combines a quartz module for time-keeping, and a mechanical module for the chronograph function.
The quartz provides super accurate time-keeping, low maintenance, and it keeps the cost affordable.The long chronograph sweep second ticks 5 times per second, providing high precision and a smooth rotation around the dial. The start, stop, and reset buttons have a mechanical feel, and they instantly reset the chronograph hands to zero like a purely mechanical chronograph would do.
- Case / Bezels: 316L Stainless Steel
- Case size: 44mm wide x 53mm long
- Case thickness: 10mm
- Crown: 7 x 4mm (Engraved)
- Weight: 70 Gr
- Dial: Matt effect, Debossed chronograph and 3D implied indices
- Hands: Japan Super Lume
- Crystal: Anti-Reflective Sapphire
- Movement: Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz
- Strap: 24 mm raw genuine leather (or Canvas)
- Water resistant: 50M/5ATM
- Limited edition: Kickstarter founders edition (special case back with serial number)
- Warranty: 2 years
Who needs a box right? We experienced that you hardly ever use your watch box again. So we decided to drop in a free canvas watch roll. A watch roll for your travels or just to store your watch collection safely.
With our prototypes finalised we are now ready to commence production on the Pancor P01 as soon as this project is funded.
Our manufacturer is ready to start production as soon as we give them the go ahead.
We aim to finish production mid-february with final quality check and delivery to customers commencing in the last week of march.
In order to bring Pancor onto the market, we need to order a minimum of 400 watches to keep the price reasonable, and that's where you come in. By becoming a backer of our project, you will help us pay for the first production run that will includes marketing, materials, labor and related expenses for start-up. In exchange you will receive a beautiful highly discounted watch.
The watches we are showing you in this campaign are prototypes. Prototypes are ‘trial’ versions, and there are always small changes that will be made. For the Pancor P01, those changes will be made to the dials and hands. We will make the hands larger and wider to improve visibility and the aviation feel of the watch. Also we will add numbers to the chronograph. This rendering show what you can expect.
For us to bring the Pancor to life, we need your support!
Your generous funding will help us get things started in order to realize our concept. It will assist us with the cost of further development, manufacturing and production. More importantly you get the chance to be one of the first users of the Pancor. We will also use our funding to test our concept to make it better, a perfectionist at heart, you have my word, I will always be working towards the best. We are committed to continuous improvement so we are always giving people the best possible solutions.
We will also be using the funding to:
- Expand the possibilities for the usage for consumers as well as retail solutions of Pancor
- Further customize and improvement the first version of Pancor
- Create additional products and services that will compliment Pancor
The Pancor P01 needs pledging but above all it needs your attention and interest! If you love this product as much as we do then please take a moment to click on one of our social media buttons (Facebook and Instagram). Help us spread the word and get things started!
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We feel so grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read out campaign and for those who contributed what they could to make a difference and helping us spread the word. We have spent the last few months working hard to bring our vision to life in this campaign and it was worth every minute thanks to all our generous supporters. Please know your efforts, even the smallest, don’t go unnoticed. We will continue to keep you posted on what your donation helped us achieve. You are part of our Pancor family.
If you have thoughts or would like to discuss a collaboration or sponsorship, we would love to hear from you, please feel free to contact.
Thanks for being part of this project!
Risks and challenges
With any project, there are always risks associated with manufacturers not being able to deliver products on time, or design decisions causing the project to be delayed or halted all together. We’ve minimized these risks by funding a prototype production run of our product to ensure that all design elements are finalized and the manufacturer is completely ready to produce our product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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