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Inspired by Sports Cars Tachometers, this elegant, classic timepiece is perfect for any occasion, and is available with ETA Swiss.
Inspired by Sports Cars Tachometers, this elegant, classic timepiece is perfect for any occasion, and is available with ETA Swiss.
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The New Ferro Distinct Watch

INSPIRATION

The long lasting romance of sports cars and watches inspired me to create this time piece that reflects the tachometers used in luxury and sports motors; by having a single hand on a modern dial housed in a classy polished wire lug case. 

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About the watch

Each Ferro Distinct 2 watch is 100 meters water-resistant and constructed using a polished stainless steel case with 22mm lugs, an onion shaped screw-in crown, and stainless steel pin buckle. 

As the Ferro Distinct 2 watch tells the time with only a single hand, it was crucial to house the dial in a 44mm case, so there will be enough space for index markings to make time-reading easier.

Onion Crown design shows off the over all elegance of the Ferro Distinct with the modern "F" logo engraved for its authenticity

To create the perfect wearing experience we used naturally tanned Italian leathers from the finest tanneries.

The glass is double-domed sapphire crystal on automatic ETA or Miyota Automatic  watches, or flat sapphire crystal on Ronda quartz watches.

Ferro Distinct Watches come in 4 different color schemes to accommodate your casual or dressy needs

Stretch Goal #1 Reached!  

Now every watch will come with an extra genuine leather perforated racing straps in the color of your choice (Black or Brown) at no extra cost.

 Stretch Goal #2 Reached!

Now all the backers (except Super Early birds) can choose the dial colors between Black, White, Blue, Orange and Yellow. 

Designed with Passion  

The thought, detail and passion that went into the design of the Distinct 2 is what makes this watch stand out.

 Making the prototypes involved several processes such as molding, machining, polishing and assembling. We also had to deal with a couple of other suppliers to get the sapphire crystal and the quality genuine leather straps. After several weeks and dozens of back and forth e mails and phone calls, we finally received the prototypes and were overwhelmed with the results.

 

 Here are some random photos I took from the prototypes

 Ferro logo engraving on the polished strap buckle 

 My favorite...changed the strap with my grey leather Zulu...

And here are the most recent mobile phone shots I took today (May 2nd) The wrist size is 7.5 inches

 This white face with grey Zulu strap is getting so much attention and compliments...

Let it Shine - Second Generation of Ferro Distinct

The Distinct 2 has an astonishing  polished stainless steel case, that maximizes its  elegance 

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The Movements

The ETA 2824 is a 25 jewel movement at 28,800 beats per hour, 8 beats per second or 4Hz. The Miyota 8215 comes in at 21 jewels and will beat at 21,600BPH, 6 betas per second or 3Hz. The ETA movement is smoother and more accurate, because it beats faster. However both watches are above average. Both movements are automatics, using a winding rotor to power the main spring as you move around during the day. ETA Automatics are widely used by luxury brands such as Omega, Breitling, Longines, tAGHEUR etc ranging from $1500 to $3500.

Specs and dimensions

How to read the time with a Single Hand?

 The smallest lines represent 5 minute increments - the medium lines represent 15 minute increments; the large lines represent 30 minute increments and the extra large lines represent 1 hour increments..... The arm revolves around the watch every 12 hours twice a day. Below are a couple of examples to reading time with Ferro:

 On the left picture, you can clearly see that position of the hand between 4:20 and 4:25 minute interval- so the time is approx 4:22 or 4:23 On the right picture, the hand is between 12:50 and 12:55 (closer to 12:50 minute line), so the time is approx 12:52

Setting the time and date:

What you will get

The 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. In order to bring Ferro 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 Swiss or Japan Movement and sapphire crystal watch at a special Kickstarter price.

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).

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Risks and challenges

We have already found a very reputable watch factory and have already worked with them for our past 2 Kickstarter campaigns. The communication with the factory is smooth and fast, and reduces the risks of manufacturing and delivery time substantially. Nevertheless we have set the delivery time in September 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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    Pledge CA$ 199 or more About US$ 151

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    Super Early Birds White Face Swiss Quartz:
    White face Ferro watch, Quartz Swiss movement, genuine leather strap, Sapphire Crystal, 44 mm polished stainless steel case, 100 meter water resistant.

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    Super Early Birds Black Face Swiss Quartz:
    Black face Ferro watch, Quartz Swiss movement, genuine leather strap, Sapphire Crystal, 44 mm polished stainless steel case, 100 meter water resistant.

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    Super Early Bird White Face Japan Automatic:
    White face Ferro watch, Japan Automatic movement, genuine leather strap, Double Domed Sapphire Crystal, 44 mm polished stainless steel case, 100 meter water resistant.

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    Receive one Ferro watch in the color of your choice, Japan Automatic movement, genuine leather strap, Double Domed Sapphire Crystal, 44 mm polished stainless steel case, 100 meter water resistant.

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    Double Ferro Swiss Quartz Deal:
    Receive Two Ferro Swiss Quartz Watches in the colors of your choice. Genuine leather strap, Sapphire Crystal, 44 mm polished stainless steel case, 100 meter water resistant.

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    On Time Ferro Watch Japan Automatic Deal:
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    Mix Double Ferro Deal (1 Automatic + 1 Quartz):
    Receive Two Ferro Watches (1 Automatic Japan Movement + 1 Swiss Quartz Movement) in the colors of your choice. Genuine leather strap, Double Domed (Automatic), Flat Domed (Quartz) Sapphire Crystal, 44 mm polished stainless steel case, 100 meter water resistant.

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    Limited Edition SWISS ETA Automatic (#10-100)
    Receive one Ferro Swiss ETA Automatic Watch in the color of your choice + Genuine Italian leather strap, Double Domed Sapphire Crystal, 44 mm polished stainless steel case, 100 meter water resistant

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    Limited Edition SWISS ETA Automatic (#1-9)
    Receive one Ferro Swiss ETA Automatic Watch in the color of your choice + Genuine Italian leather strap, Double Domed Sapphire Crystal, 44 mm polished stainless steel case, 100 meter water resistant

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