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Ferro Watch | A Watch Inspired by Sports Car Tachometer

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What is the outcome of obsession with sports cars and luxury watches?

INSPIRATION

Like most guys, I love sports cars and fancy watches; hence this long lasting romance brought me to create this time piece that reflects the tachometer panel of sports cars, by having a single arm with just numbers and mark lines.

 A red hand on this black watch pushes it further out of the ordinary and makes it look sportier while still maintaining its elegance. It adds the versatility in a sense that it can be worn at a fancy wedding or to casual sports bar.

Product design Ferro watch
Product design Ferro watch

The other colour is the vintage inspired combination of brown and white, giving it a classic push. 

Ferro watch with Sports Coat
Ferro watch with Sports Coat

Ferro watches are 100 meters water resistant with an engraved logo on the crown, buckle and back case.

Ferro watch crown with logo
Ferro watch crown with logo

NEW COPPER EDITION FERRO WATCHES

The Copper version will come with Miyota Japan Movements, Sapphire crystal front and back glass and 5ATM (50 meter water resistant).

Anatomy

Ferro watch materials
Ferro watch materials

Designing and making the prototypes of Ferro

After months of brain storming, sketching and designing Ferro, I sent the sketches to the manufacturer which I partnered with to make the prototypes which came out exactly the way I planned. 

 Making the prototypes involved several processes such as molding, machining, brushing and assembling. I 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, I finally received the prototypes and was overwhelmed with the results. 

Specs and dimensions

Case: 44mm diameter with 22 mm lugs

Case height: Swiss movement 10 mm / Japan Automatic movement 12 mm

Crystal: Sapphire (durable and scratch resistant)

Strap: 22 mm / genuine leather

Material: Brushed 316L Stainless steel (case and buckle)

Movements: -Swiss Ronda Quartz 505 
                     -Japan Miyota  Automatic 8215

Water Resistance: 100 meter (10 BAR)

Engraved logo on crown, buckle and back case

Please note:

The prototypes in here are actually in 46 mm case and the date is at 3 O'clock. The watch size will be reduced down to 44 mm and the date will be moved down to 4 O'clock.

Time Reading:

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 

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.

Your Support

In order to bring Ferro watches to your door, 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 Movement and sapphire crystal watch at a special Kickstarter price as below: 

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. 

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Risks and challenges

We have already found a very reputable watch factory that has made the prototypes you have seen above. This factory actually only makes quality watches with Swiss Ronda and Japan Miyota movements. The communication with the factory have been smooth and fast, this reduces the risks of manufacturing and delivery time substantially. Nevertheless we have set the delivery time in May of 2015 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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    Thank you so much for your support and believing in my project. I will personally e-mail each one of you to express my sincere appreciation.

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    AUTOMATIC Real Deal:
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    AUTOMATIC- LIMITED EDITION (#10 to #30 of 30)
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    Receive one LIMITED EDITION Ferro AUTOMATIC watch #10 to #30 of 30.
    JAPAN Miyota movement, genuine leather strap, Sapphire Crystal, 44 mm stainless steel case, 100 meter water resistant.
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    COPPER AUTOMATIC BLACK FACE
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    Receive one Copper case Ferro AUTOMATIC watch with Sapphire crystal front and back,
    5 ATM, JAPAN Miyota movement, genuine leather strap
    MSRP : $550
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    COPPER AUTOMATIC WHITE FACE
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    5 ATM, JAPAN Miyota movement, genuine leather strap
    MSRP : $550
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    AUTOMATIC Early Birds:
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    MSRP $400
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    AUTOMATIC- LIMITED EDITION (#01 to #09 of 30)
    (approx. US$ 350)
    Receive one LIMITED EDITION Ferro AUTOMATIC watch #01 to #09 of 30.
    JAPAN Miyota movement, genuine leather strap, Sapphire Crystal, 44 mm stainless steel case, 100 meter water resistant.
    MSRP : PRICELESS
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    THE ABSOLUTE 0 EDITION:
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    Receive the Absolute 0 Edition Ferro AUTOMATIC watch #00
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