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The Eclipse Watch features Handwound and Quartz Movement with Clean Sweep Hands, Double Dome Sapphire and Harris Tweed Strap. Visit https://vario.sg/ to find out more!
The Eclipse Watch features Handwound and Quartz Movement with Clean Sweep Hands, Double Dome Sapphire and Harris Tweed Strap. Visit https://vario.sg/ to find out more!
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It’s the 1960’s. There are psychedelic t-shirts as far as the eye can see, everyone wants the London look, ‘Mod’ is the new modern, and the first man has just walked on the moon.

The moon has always borne great significance in many cultures throughout the history, representing immortality, eternity and enlightenment. Chinese mythology speaks of a great hero that shot down nine scorching suns to save the human race, and in return for his deeds received an elixir that would make him a god. He offered to share it with his wife, who took it in secret and ascended to the moon by herself, but a hound, loyal companion to the hero, took what little elixir remained and followed her, swallowing both the wife and moon causing the first lunar Eclipse. The celestial army recognized this as a great feat of loyalty and bravery. The hound was made a celestial being and allowed to guard the heavenly gate.

Just as the hound was the hero’s faithful companion, we hope this watch will become yours. The specially engraved case back features the design of the legendary hound, as well as the sign of the legend in traditional Chinese characters which translate "Heavenly Hound devours the Moon" 

Harris Tweed was popular in the 60s and is known for its versatility and its use in luxury items. We felt it was in sync with the Eclipse watch and we developed a unique strap (not found in most brands) made of 100% genuine Harris Tweed, with a soft leather backing for comfort.

Double Dome Sapphire crystals are desirable but not commonly used in modern watchmaking except for the luxury watch segment because of its high cost 

Specifications

Case diameter: 38mm
Height to apex of crystal: 10mm
Case thickness: 7mm
Crystal: 3mm double dome sapphire (anti-reflective coated on inner surface)
Case material: 316L stainless steel
Dial: convex sunburst dial in silver, grey, blue and black (*stretch goal Green) colour
Strap: 20mm harris tweed strapMovement: Choice of Seiko VH31 Quartz movement running at 4 ticks every second (4 Hz) OR Miyota 6T33 hand-wound mechanical movement (4 Hz)

Most quartz watch on the market tick once every second whereas our Seiko VH31 quartz ticks 4 times every second (like a mechanical watch), making it a beautiful experience to watch. Our Miyota 6t33 handwound version was chosen as a tribute to the 1st watches used on the moon in the 60s as they were mechanical watches as well.

Stretch Goal 1 will be the green dial option. For those of you who are not sure which colour to get, like a backer mentioned, do back an extra for your family member or friends.

Stretch Goal 2 will be a free Nato strap from Vario's collection. We have the printed Nato straps which are unique and not found elsewhere and we have a ballistic nylon available for you to choose from. It's a really good deal. 

If you would like an extra Harris Tweed or our printed NATO strap (https://www.vario.sg/collections/nato-straps) with your Eclipse watch, please top up US$20(S$28) per strap (discounted price) if you had backed our watches. It’s a great deal! 

You will choose your dial colour and strap colour after the campaign. Watches will be delivered by September 2017.

Our team has already run 2 successfully delivered campaigns for the NATO watch strap in 2016, and we are back with a bigger challenge, raising US$10,000 to fund the production of the Eclipse watch collection. With a 3mm double dome sapphire crystal, convex sunburst dial on a 38mm case, Seiko VH31 quartz and Miyota 6t33 hand wound movement, and Harris Tweed strap, the Eclipse is worth its weight in silver, and will be your favorite accessory.

Whether you prefer the impeccable accuracy of quartz or the warmth and soul of a mechanical movement, support the Vario Eclipse for a celestial piece of the Sixties on your wrist.

We hope to reach more people so If you back this watch and recommend us to your friends and they back a watch too, we will send you an extra strap (can be Harris Tweed, Printed Nato or Ballistic Nylon) for free. Just email us to let us know whom u referred and we will take note.   

Please email ivan at [email protected] for any questions/feedback regarding the watch. Visit our social media pages @varioeveryday for more images.

visit us at
www.vario.sg 
www.facebook.com/varioeveryday
www.twitter.com/varioeveryday
www.instagram.com/varioeveryday

Risks and challenges

We've had 2 successful crowdfunding campaign and delivered the products to our backers before this so we understand the process. We will certainly do our best to make sure that the watches arrive on time so we can get them to our Kickstarter backers as soon as possible.

In some cases there can be some potential risks that are unforeseen and we will keep our backers up to date on any unexpected occurrences.

We would like to thank you for your support! We are very excited to have this project come to life! Please help us share this campaign with your friends

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