ABOUT ME (JASON CHAN) :
I live in Hong Kong. I am a watch designer, a graphic designer, a photographer, a musician, a tutor of a design class.
My award : The Hong Kong Exporters’ Association Smart Gift Design Awards 2016.
My previous designed watches:
Stellar Series imperial: 2017 Hero product of Memorigin
Grand Series: 2016 Hero product of Memorigin.
Stellar Series: 2015 Hero product of Memorigin.
Avergers 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 a DESIGNER watch with high aesthetic sense. A watch that is beautifully crafted,has great prestige, and is affordable for everyone is our dream. I will be applying high-end watch materials (both side sapphire crystal, Italian Calf Leather, stainless steel 316L) and a technology learnt during my 6 years at a watch industry on JW watches.
YOU WILL LOVE THIS WATCH IF...
You a Perfectionist - looking for perfectionism in everything? You’re welcome, Watch Lover.
You a Goal Achiever- aiming for a higher satisfaction in watches other than quartz? This is what you are searching for, Mechanical Watch Lover.
You are Sophisticated - enjoying the craftsmanship of mechanical movement? Here is your playground, Skeleton Lover.
You are an Artist - wishing for a watch that embodies the art of design? You’re home, Designer.
You are Highly Efficient - looking for the perfect watch to match all your different outfits? We’ve got your back, Man with Great Success. You are a Fashion Star - devoted to trendy and luxury watches? We are here to serve, Young Manager and Boss.
You are a Trendsetter - promoting a great trend with an awesome watch? Look no further.
MY FIRST KICKSTARTER PROJECT
This is my first kickstarter project. I would like to have your support for making my dream into reality - creating more innovative and remarkable watches.
ABOUT JW WATCH
JW watch is a watch company founded by Jason Chan (myself) and William Shum from Hong Kong, aiming to create valuable watches with excellent craftsmanship that can be savored by everyone, especially watch lover. As the chief designer and the foundation of JW watch, I am proud to present our FIRST watch: JW-01.
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 our movements are supplied from our in-house factory which guarantees the best quality in movements, stability and finishing.
It simply looks different:
As a designer, I want my watch to be unique and fine. I am not making a normal three-hands watch, but a watch that reflects what I want and what I believe. I spent much time on discussing with engineers and craftsmen to make this dream-watch come true. JW-01 is designed using Golden ratio, Innovative Time Display, and New Skeleton in-house Movement. I am proud to present that JW-01 as a breakthrough in the watch industry.
High Artistic Sense - Golden Ratio:
I studied typography in College. As I stumbled upon and studied more on Golden Ratio and artistic sense, I thought this would be an excellent idea for watch designing! The circle elements on our watch are applied using the Golden Ratio. All the straight lines indicate the placement of every element, which are perfectly arranged. Hence, I call this the "perfect" watch, which is also known as a DESIGNER watch.
Innovative Time Display
In designing this watch, I used fine skeleton movement with an innovative time display to show extreme simplicity and high sense of trend. To enhance the uniqueness of Golden Ratio, the three “hands” are nothing typical to your usual watches - they are presented in three red arrows on the layered dial. You will only be able to see the second hand circling the watch, while the minute and hour hands are more concealed. One of our proudest designs of this watch is that the hands would never block the stunning view of the movement.
Skeleton Movement with an Off-Center Design
Watches are always mysterious to most people - how do watches work? Or what are the composites of a watch? With the skeleton movement of our watch, you can now peer through the gaps of the watch and unveil its mystery. This is not your typical daily watch - the movement is specially placed at the top left corner of the watch. I have spent much time with engineers and craftsmen to make this possible and for this watch design to come alive. What’s more to this watch? The skeleton and the edge of the material reflect light like a mirror - it just makes the watch glitter under any situation.
Finally, my challenge will be to put all the great materials together with an affordable price for everyone. The final product is a fine finishing watch with the best design concept and execution.
BEST TECHNOLOGY AND BEST MATERIAL
As my co-founder William manages the factory, we can guarantee the best quality movements used in JW watch.
JW-01 watch is powered by an all new skeleton developed movement called JW-7100. 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 fine polished movement at this price.
*Both watches come with black movement which the color will be different from the above silver movement photos.
SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL WITH JW LOGO
The glass in JW-01 is exclusively used in luxury watches. It has the highest SWISS standard glass - both sides are made of Genuine Sapphire Crystal with anti-reflection coating. Sapphire crystal is highly scratch-resistant that can avoid almost any scratch with your daily wear. Printing on glass is not simple, but silk-printing on a special sapphire crystal is beyond difficult. Our JW logo is printed flawlessly on the Genuine sapphire crystal after overcoming various technical problems.
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-01. Hence, I bring you the fine crafted Italian Calf Leather with an interchangeable catch which allows you to change your strap conveniently without any special tool.
A highly burnished case for a luxury watch could not be more apt. JW-01 is no different. A 316L Stainless steel case and mirror-polished finishing result in a grand look for the watch. The 42mm case diameter would be suitable for both men and women. Every watch is individually numbered; every watch is unique. With a water resistance of 3 ATM, you can wear it without worrying about water damage.
DEPLOYANT CLASP / FOLDING BUCKLE
The buckle of JW-01 is a top notch buckle designed exclusively for high-end watches. Deployant Clasp / Folding buckle is specifically designed to perfectly fit your hand with one click. You can now wear and remove your watch with one quick, smooth move. This design minimizes the deforming of the watch strap (such as enlarging the holes) from your everyday wear.
The cost of producing this watch is extremely high when compared to a typical watch production. Yet, this does not prevent me from striving for my goal of creating the best daily watch with unique design concept, top notch materials, and innovative technology. I therefore humbly plead for all your support, if you like my design and support my philosophy, by pledging a cent for realizing my long term dream.
1 year international warranty.
HONG KONG WATCH FACTORY
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.
JW-01 Silver with black strap, black movement.
JW-01 Rose-gold plated with brown strap, black movement.
This is my first kickstarter project.I would like to have your support for helping us to make more innovative and remarkable watches.
Stretch Goal HKD600,000 Achieved!
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Risks and challenges
We need your support for bringing this masterpiece to the world. We are raising funding for further R&D, manufacturing, and packaging for this innovative design. Your support is critical for us to produce affordable and quality watches. At the same time, you are also supporting innovative watches designs in the future. Thank you for taking the time to check out our project!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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