NEW BRONZE OPTION!
We have already added a new pledge option HKD$3,980 for every of you to select the bronze version! Please edit your pledge to upgrade to the bronze version with black PVD coating case and green indicator!
Not everyone is striving for a breakthrough in the world of design. For words merely words; to breakthrough requires actions. You need not only 100% of hard work to breakthrough; But you need to devote much more of your time, your vitality, and your finance. Not everyone can accept products that are made outside of the box. But consider this: how can we human beings improve if “outside the box” designs had never existed?
I am JASON(Bios below), a designer who refuses to remain still. Our production line is incomparable with other normal brands; our’s costs money and time. Every part of every watch I designed are made unique, they are specially modelled and manufactured. For I used zero pre-made parts in my watch makings.
This is what innovation is about; this is art. And today, I wish to share my work with you all:
Introducing JW-EX - The Exaggeration
JW-EX is a new beginning; marks a new direction for JW. My first impression of this electronic world is dull; as if we’re missing the mechanics. We who love mechanical watches adore the sensation of metal; the sound of machines running; the excitement of wheels clashing with each other. And so, I thought of Steampunk. Yet you would ask: is this watch really representing steampunk? The answer is no; it is a representation of Future Steampunk.
It may look ridiculous after infusing German’s simple steampunk into the watch, but please look at the result: Such a unique design! The straight lines bring steampunk a sense of futurism, a sense that breaks through the frame of the current generation of watches. It would feel like you’re wearing a robot from the future when you wear JW-EX on your wrist.
ABOUT JW WATCH
JW watch is a watch company founded by Jason Chan (myself) and William Shum from Hong Kong, aiming to create valuable innovative watches with excellent craftsmanship that can be savored by everyone, especially watch lovers.
William has shareholdings in the watch factory and is one of the founders of JW watch. Our factory has more than 30 years of experience in producing mechanical watch movements for SWISS brands. All of our movements are supplied from our in-house factory which guarantees the best quality in movements, stability, and finishing.
*From our finished product JW-01, you can see our persistence in our work. You can also review the Backers' approval and enjoyment of JW-01.
Feel free to click the LINK below for more details:
TIME-TELLING and all the sapphire crystal
It is always odd telling the time when it comes to JW watches. But when you look closer, the “red” on JW watches tells the time. I specifically placed the most important time telling part - the minutes - onto the top of the watch. Now you can tell the minutes at a glance, like the indication on an old steam engine.
On the right side of the watch, there is a rectangular sapphire crystal. And within it there lies a red triangular pointer, indicated as “Hour". In this window, you can see the mainspring clearly. When you wind the watch, the mainspring will contract, storing up the energy of 80 hours power reserve.
On the left side of the watch, there is a circular sapphire crystal. And within it, there is a rotating circular plate; that is the “Second”. At the same time, you may see a heart-beating like balance wheel underneath the plate. This is possibly the most beloved part of the watch to many watch lovers.
Underneath the watch lies an extra crown for winding the watch, which provides comfortability to users. This watch obtains an automatic winding; even if you leave your watch untouched the whole weekend, your 80 hours power reserve watch would be still ticking.
As my co-founder William manages the factory, we can guarantee the best quality movements used in JW watch.
JW-EX watch is powered by an all-new skeleton developed movement called JW-7100, it is approved and loved by many JW-01 backers. JW-7100 functions with a frequency of 4Hz (28,800 A/h), 21 jewels, automatic winding, a sweep second movement, and “Caliber: 173” (173 parts). Functionally, the movement provides up to 80 hours (3 days+) of power-reserve via a single barrel system along with its effective bi-directional winding rotor. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to find a watch with such finely polished movement at this price.
CASE WITH MULTI-POLISHING
One of the attractions of this watch is the high-quality watch case.
As you can see, there are different cuttings and different polishing in this case: Including vertical brushed, horizontal brushed and mirror finished. Each cutting angle is a process; one after another process is what makes this case worth the money. Every process needs a special set of polishing tools and needs to change the polishing angle each time. Thus, the labor cost of this case is high.
Besides using the 316L stainless steel, we have decided to use gunmetal plating for the sides of the three windows. Although different process raises up the labor costs, it heightens up the quality of the watch. And this is what we persist on – bringing the best onto your wrist.
Besides, we have put some thoughts on designing the case’s back as well. I have spent much time on designing the back of the case to make it looks less bulky; it is a challenging task for a designer. A good designer does not only take notice in the design, but also at every angle. You can see that every angle is attractive in these pictures.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Before our final production, we have gone through various trials: using 3D printers to create many prototypes and inviting different volunteers to try wearing the watch. Our goal is to provide a comfortable wearing experience for all of you.
What we need is your support for our MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity); for this production it is 200. Since our funding goal is set higher than before, we do not want to give our second best to you; instead, we want to give you the best. Thus, we persist to create the prototype and present it to you all. Please continually give out your support!
FINE CRAFTED ITALIAN CALF LEATHER STRAP
Having an extraordinary and high-quality strap is very important for a watch. It is difficult to make a high-quality strap while maintaining an affordable price. It is, however, my duty to provide the best material for JW-EX. It is our pleasure to have a company that specially produces straps for Swiss Brands to help upgrade our straps. Although their price is higher than before and the MOQ(Minimum Order Quantity) is set higher, I think it is worth it.
Hence, I bring you the finely crafted Italian Calf Leather with an interchangeable catch which allows you to change your strap conveniently without any special tool.
There will be more straps for you to unlock in our stretch goal. Remember to invite your friends and family to support us!
HORWEEN LEATHER FOR THE WILD STYLE
We have already added a new style - the Wild - into our selection and it is from an American leather producer which has more than 100 years heritage in hand-craft manufacturer technique. With its signature softness and uniqueness, it is the best strap we can choose from for you all!
HONG KONG WATCH FACTORY AND WARRANTY
We own a Hong Kong watch factory with watch masters performing quality checks and maintenance for our watches. The quality of JW watch is highly controlled and guaranteed. We will also provide a 1-year international warranty. We are also hoping to unlock our 2-year international warranty goal; however, we need your support to help us to reach all of our stretch goals!
How to choose your watches and straps' colors?
Two weeks after the end of the campaign, all backers will receive a survey via email about choosing the color of watch(es) and strap(s). Please kindly finish the survey and provide the shipping address. You may also add extra strap(s) as an add-on on our official website(Please make sure the email address is the same as in Kickstarter). Please be patient and we will deliver your JW-EX after the production and quality check as soon as possible. Thank you for all of your support to bring this masterpiece to the world!
STRAP OPTIONS (WITH INTERCHANGABLE CATCH)
ABOUT ME (JASON CHAN) :
I live in Hong Kong. I am a watch designer, a graphic designer, a photographer, a musician, and a tutor of a design class.
My award: The Hong Kong Exporters’ Association Smart Gift Design Awards 2016.
My previously designed watches:
Stellar Series Imperial: 2017 Hero product of Memorigin
Grand Series: 2016 Hero product of Memorigin.
Stellar Series: 2015 Hero product of Memorigin.
Avengers 2 Series: Memorigin crossover project with MARVEL.
I love designing watches because they are daily products that can show your lifestyle and personality. Also, they reflect your aesthetic sense and ultimately your philosophy. My aim is to make DESIGNER watches with high aesthetic sense. My ideal watch is innovative, beautifully crafted, has great prestige, and is affordable for everyone. I will be applying high-end watch materials (both side sapphire crystal, Italian Calf Leather, stainless steel 316L) and a technology learnt during my 7 years at a watch industry on JW watches.
Risks and challenges
Designing takes time; designing is no easy task. It’s been one year since JW-01.I’ve spent lots of time on my previous watch: from design to making prototypes, then to manufacturing. Our product is not expensive, thus, our profits are not high. If you agree with my concept, please invite your friends and continually show your support. We need your support to continue our innovation and design. For I know we all wish to have more creative and innovative designs appear in this watch industry.
Thank you for taking the time to check out our project!
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