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Titanium or Copper Pilot watches inspired by Vintage Aviation. Automatic or Hybrid movements with Sapphire Crystal. A watch for all.
Titanium or Copper Pilot watches inspired by Vintage Aviation. Automatic or Hybrid movements with Sapphire Crystal. A watch for all.
Titanium or Copper Pilot watches inspired by Vintage Aviation. Automatic or Hybrid movements with Sapphire Crystal. A watch for all.
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Ferro Airborne - Titanium or Copper Pilot Watches

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Introducing the all new Ferro Airborne Titanium or Copper Pilot Watches - Hybrid Mechaquartz Or Automatic Movements

Ferro Airborne Pilot Watches inspired by Vintage Aviation are made with 44 mm Titanium 5 case (this is the stuff they make jet engines, aircraft skin, and other aerospace components out of). These watches feature sapphire crystal and genuine leather straps, and are powered by either Japan Hybrid Mechaquartz (chronograph) or Automatic (non-chronograph) movements that can be relied upon to carry a workload for ages. The watch also comes in copper case for a stronger vintage look. Even though the watches are inspired by vintage aviation, they are 100 meters water proof!

The all times favorite watch color combo

Hybrid Mechaquartz Movement with Chronograph
Hybrid Mechaquartz Movement with Chronograph
Automatic Movement
Automatic Movement
                          

Military green face with grey straps, pushing the over all look Air force style. Be all that you can be...

Hybrid Mechaquartz Movement with Chronograph
Hybrid Mechaquartz Movement with Chronograph
Automatic Movement
Automatic Movement

 This is for those who like to be different from others. The blue hands on the grey face with black straps make this watch look one of a kind.

Hybrid Mechaquartz Movement with Chronograph
Hybrid Mechaquartz Movement with Chronograph
Automatic Movement
Automatic Movement

  And the classic and all time favorites white face with brown straps. This color combination brings a more vintage and classic over all look.

Hybrid Mechaquartz Movement with Chronograph
Hybrid Mechaquartz Movement with Chronograph
Automatic Movement
Automatic Movement

Carry a little piece of history with you everyday...

Ferro Airborne Black Titanium Limited Edition:

Ferro Airborne Copper Pilot Watches (Hybrid Mechanical Quartz)

The pledges state that only black and white face Copper watches will be available. Please note that ALL 4 colors will be available when survey is sent.

The visual difference between the Mechanical Quartz and Automatic

What is a Hybrid Mechaquartz Movement?

Mechanical Quartz movements are hybrid movements that have integration of both Quartz and Mechanical  parts in one. The time keeping is regulated by the quartz parts and the workings of the chronograph are regulated by the  mechanical parts, so you get a clean snap back to zero when you press the reset button at 4 o'clock.

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Here is what you will get for your rewards:
Do not worry about the face and strap colors. A survey will be sent to all of you after the campaign end where you can choose between the colors available. 

Upgrades:

Upgrades at no extra cost to our fellow backers! That is right. Due to tremendous support from all of you, you deserve to get these great add ons a no extra cost at all! 

Every watch in the production will have the following upgrades: 

 1- Upgrade from Titanium-Grade 2 to Titanium-Grade 5: This is the stuff jets and other aerospace components are made of. Titanium is anti-corrosive, 50% lighter than stainless steel, hypoallergenic and anti-magnetic.That is an extra $35 value at not cost. 

 2- Anti Reflective coating: An extra $10 value at no cost.

Stretch Goals:

 Stretch Goal # 1 FOUNDERS EDITION has been unlocked! Thank you for all your support. Now all the watches will have "FOUNDERS EDITION" on their back plates.

Stretch Goal # 2 Leather Zulu Strap has been unlocked! Thank you all for your support. Now in addition to "Founders Edition" all the watches will come with an extra Genuine Leather Zulu Straps in the color of your choice (Black, Brown or Grey). You will be able to choose your color in the survey sent at the end of the campaign.

Since most of you have asked for Domed Sapphire Crystal instead of the leather travel bag, we have decided to switch  places. So next Stretch Goal is the Domed Sapphire Crystal!

Stretch Goal #3: Domed Sapphire Crystal: $125000

I do not have the actual crystal with me, but it will be something like the picture above.

Inspiration

Ferro Airborne Titanium Pilot watch is inspired by vintage airplanes. 

 The aesthetic design of the watch combines a vintage look and feel with a bold design.

 Here is how these watches look like on wrists

 Black Face + Black Strap (Luminescent Numbers)

  Light Grey Face + Black Strap (None Luminescent Numbers)

 Air force Green Face + Grey Strap (Luminescent Numbers)

 White Face + Brown Strap  (Luminescent Numbers)

The Hybrid Mechaquartz Family
The Hybrid Mechaquartz Family
The Automatic Family
The Automatic Family

The Watch

Ferro Airborne watches are made of high quality durable 44 mm Titanium 5 or Copper  casing, which makes them super strong and long lasting. (Please note the these actual prototypes are made with Stainless Steel cases, but they will be made with Titanium in production)

The watch has an oversize crown to adds more vintage depth to the over all look and for easier use. The glass of the watches is scratch proof and durable sapphire crystal, which make the over all watch solid and prestigious. 

Genuine leather straps to add more depth in its vintage look with stainless steel embossed logo on the buckle.

 Double die cut face plate with luminous plate below the top plate to give it a well original feel and quality. The numbers and the airplane icon on 12 O’clock are die cut and placed above the luminous plate (for black, green and white face models). This gives it a nice 3 D look when looking at the watch.

 Muscled with Made in Japan Hybrid Seiko VK64 Chronograph movement with date at 6 o’clock 

 Chronograph & Button functions

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Specs (Hybrid Mechanical Quartz Movement)

Case: 44mm diameter with 22 mm lugs 

Case height: 11.1 mm

Crystal: Sapphire (durable and scratch resistant)

Strap: 22 mm / genuine leather

Material: Titanium Case and buckle OR Copper Case and Buckle

Movements: Japan Made Seiko VK64 hybrid mechanism

Water Resistance: 100 meter (10 BAR)

Engraved logo on crown, buckle and back case

Automatic Japan Miyota 8215

Case: 44mm diameter with 22 mm lugs + See through glass back

Case height: 12 mm

Crystal: Sapphire (durable and scratch resistant)

Strap: 22 mm / genuine leather

Material: Titanium Case and buckle OR Copper Case and Buckle

Movements: Automatic Japan Miyota 8215 21 Jewel

Water Resistance: 100 meter (10 BAR)

Engraved logo on crown, buckle and back case

Making and prototype

First things were done first….The Ferro Airborne was just an idea. We were talking about the over all feel and design, and then put the pencil and paper to work.

Once we were satisfied with the design, we sent it to the factory that made the watches of our first campaign, and they used their engineering and skills to correct the sizing and shape and then sent us the realistic computer generated drawings for our approval. 

 We were astonished with the outcome of the drawings. They really looked great!  After the approval of the look, they sent the technical drawings to make sure all the size and angles were correct. Then they put the machines to work and sent us pictures of the prototype of the case and crowns.

We have decided to use Seiko Hybrid Mechanism movement for this particular watch that is great at time keeping and chronographs. 3 months after the first pencil sketch and a ton of back and forth communications with the factory, the 4 prototypes came to our hands. We were very satisfied with the quality, craftsmanship and the finishing of the watches. They look and feel great and are fully functional.

Here is a beautiful green, orange and grey combo. Looks very historic and unique
Here is a beautiful green, orange and grey combo. Looks very historic and unique

The Movement (VK64) Mechanical Quartz

Automatic Miyota 8215

The production plan

 As the final design / tech drawings, prototyping and testing phases have been successfully accomplished, we are finally confident and ready to manufacture the Ferro watches for our backers. We have the manufacturer and other part suppliers ready to make the watches with our green signal. All we need is your support.

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Your support

 In order to bring the Ferro Airborne pilot watches to your wrists, we need to meet our factory's minimum order quantity requirement; and this will only be possible with your support. By making a pledge, you will secure a high quality Ferro Airborne watch and use it in good health for a very long time…now that’s priceless... Thank you

Thank you

Thank you all for taking your time to view this project . We hope that you are as passionate as we are about the Ferro watches and make your pledge in order to receive your super awesome unique watch(es). Please spread the word and share this project with your friends and loved ones. 

Risks and challenges

We have already found and worked with a very reputable watch factory that has produced all the Ferro Watches from our first successful Kickstarter project called the "Ferro Distinct". The communication with the factory had been smooth and fast, which reduces the risks of manufacturing and delivery time substantially. Nevertheless we have set the delivery time in January of 2016 to make sure that all backers will receive their watches on time as promised. This will give us more time to overcome any problems that might occur during manufacturing or delivery.
To ensure that every watch is created to standard and delivered in time, we will be maintaining constant contact with the factory during the entire process of production. No matter what, we will update our backers during the production.

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    Black PVD Coated Titanium Limited Edition.

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    AUTOMATIC- LIMITED EDITION (#01 to #09)
    Receive 1 Ferro Airborne Titanium Automatic Limited Edition Watch in the color of your choice with black case.

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    Receive 2 Ferro Airborne Watches of your choice. 1 Copper watch and 1 Titanium watch.
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