Following my successful kickstarter debut for the Pancor P01. I received a great response (the positive reactions were overwhelming) and managed to surpass our fundraising goal, which is why I'm delighted to introduce the second model of which comes with even better features!
The Pancor P02 is the result of over a year designing, improving and prototyping. In a sea of minimalistic watches and clones, I set about redefining what an affordable, crowdfunded watch could be. Custom design, high quality parts and genuinely affordable. The P02 is my vision of a modern all-round watch. Not inspired by racing, diving or pilots. Just an all-round unique daily watch. Different than most would expect.
The Pancor P02 is a custom designed watch. Unlike many of the affordable watch campaigns that you'll see, I don't use a generic off-the-shelf case. Every part has been designed and built to our exacting standards and specifications.
The case is made from high-grade 316L steel. And finished in chrome or black pvd, resulting in a solid and substantial timepiece that comes in weighing just 90gr.
Great quality unique light grey tweed (100% wool) strap matches the matt green dial beautifully.
Sandwich dial (double layer).
The lower dial indicates 24 hours. The final production model will have a slightly different dial to make it more clear what the function is of lower subdial.
Every watch is unique and will have a serial number engraved in the back. There is a maximum 400 pcs that will be produced. And that's why the P02 will not be restocked. I think it's important to have a real unique piece.
I knew the movement had to be automatic. The challenge was finding a movement that was premium, affordable and reliable. If a watch can't keep good time, it doesn't really matter how great looking or high quality the rest of it is.
It aslo had to be hand windable (with power reserve indicator), and it had to have hacking seconds. Easy to set because the second hand stops.
Automatic means that as long as you wear the watch every day or two it should keep itself wound up enough to keep going.
Hand winding means that if the watch does stop after a period off the wrist, you can start it again by just winding it up.
Hacking seconds means that when you fully pull the crown out the seconds hand stops, making it easier to accurately set the time.
Japanese movements don't have the name and prestige that Swiss movement do, but they are very good, reliable and high in value. The miyota 9000 series caught my eye. Mechanical movements that are made to compete with some Swiss ETA movements! I finally settled on the miyota 9132 because of the nice power reserve indicator. A premium movement but still affordable.
While many small watch companies use stock watch cases, I decided to go another way. We designed a custom 42mm 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 automatic watches are thick and bulky, but not Pancor. The thickness of the watch is no more then 12mm. Therefore it wears comfortable on your wrist. The case is rated at 10 ATM water resistance. So you don't have to worry about the watch getting wet.
The dial is simple and bold – just what a tool watch should be. It’s a sandwich dial – the hour markers are cut out and filled with superluminova C3 or BGW9 on a lower level. This gives the watch more depth. Dials are finished with matt paint (dark grey or green)
The hands are custom made and very unique, sspecially the second hand. You see the center dot? It has no hole and it's nicely finished. The hour and minute hand are re-filled with compressed superluminova powder. C3 (green emission color) for the green model and BGW9 (blue emission color) for the blue model.
The date window located at 3 is neatly executed. It lines up with the crown for a perfect fit. There is a matt black date wheel to match the dial.
The Pancor P02 features sapphire crystal. Sapphire crystals are far more scratch resistant and clearer than the mineral ones you often see on affordable watches. It's coated Inside, with a anti-reflective coating for maximum readability in any light.
The crown, used for winding the watch and setting the date/time, is positioned at the 3 o'clock position. The crown is custom designed and slim. The new logo icon is engraved in the crown. When the watch is wound and the time is set the crown pushes down tightly.
The P02 was always designed to be a modern, allround looking piece. Initially I worked on just one design, however I finally settled on two designs. You'll be asked which design you would like via a survey when the Kickstarter campaign is complete.
Early bird pricing starting at only €249/$279
Early bird pricing starting at only €249/$279
Each watch comes with it's own strap. The green one comes with a 100% wool tweed strap (leather inside). The blue one comes with a black canvas strap also with leather inside. Both are custom designed to fit the P02 perfectly. However there is a range of strap options to complete your watch.
1) Grey suede (recommended for the blue model)
2) Light brown leather (recommended for the green model)
3) Black suede
4) Light grey tweed (spare strap) fits both models
HOW TO BUY A EXTRA STRAP
Just add €20,- to your pledge for a extra strap. After the campaign you'll be asked which strap you would like to have.
- Movement: Miyota 9132
- Type: Mechanical (Automatic); Hacking
- Beats Per Hour: 28,800
- Power Reserve: 40 Hours
- Crystal: Sapphire with AR coating (Front and Back)
- Custom crown: Pusher
- Water Resistance: 10ATM/100 Meters
- Case: 316L Stainless Steel
- Strap: Tweed 100% wool or canvas
- Dial: Superluminova C3 or BGW9
- Diameter: 42 mm
- Lug To Lug: 50 mm
- Thickness: 11.8 mm
- Lug Width: 22 mm
Who needs a box right? I've experienced that you hardly ever use your watch box again. So I decided to drop in a free watch pouch. I fully designed it myself. The pouch is handmade and manufactured in my home town. Use it for your travels or just to store your watch safely away.
In order to bring the Pancor P02 onto the market, I need to order a 400 watches to keep the price reasonable, and that's where you come in. By becoming a backer of our project, you will help pay for the first production run that includes marketing, materials, labor and related expenses for start-up. In exchange you will receive a beautiful high quality discounted watch.
The Pancor P02 was designed in the Netherlands but is being manufactured in China. Once the campaign finishes, we'll collect backer preferences and then will place the order with the factories in November. The timeline we've put together factors in Chinese holidays in the new year. We'll work hard to beat this schedule, but currently I expect to deliver in March or April 2018.
Throughout the manufacturing and quality control phases, we will keep all backers updated here on kickstarter, on our Facebook page and via email.
The watches I'm showing you in this campaign are prototypes. Prototypes are ‘trial’ versions, and there are always small changes that will be made.
Every Pancor P02 comes with a 2 year warranty against manufacturing or movement defects.
The Pancor P02 will ship worldwide. When backing the project, you'll be asked where in the world you'd like your watch shipped to and the appropriate fee will be added to your pledge. We'll contact you when the project funds to get your address.
The Pancor P02 ships from the Netherlands via courier to anywhere worldwide. If you're outside the EU, you'll need to confirm any import duties you may be required to pay with your local customs office.
For me to bring the Pancor P02 to life, I need your support!
Your funding will help me get things started in order to realize this watch concept. It will assist me 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 P02.
The Pancor P02 needs pledging but above all it needs your attention and interest! If you love this product as much as I do then please take a moment to click on one of our social media buttons (Facebook and Instagram). Help me spread the word and get things started!
I 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 me spread the word. I have spent the last few months working hard to bring this 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. I will continue to keep you posted on what your pledge helped me achieve. You are part of our Pancor family.
If you have thoughts or would like to discuss a collaboration or sponsorship, I 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. I’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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