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 Backers About Our First Project

meXanica - the Brand

meXanica was born out of the success of our first project – Rebel: Utility Watch/Timepiece. It took us a couple of years, but we created a structure and a company and we are back to get in the high quality wristwatch market!

We are a couple of friends with extensive experience in different areas – engineering, art, design, entrepreneurship and finance. We have pursued careers in several large automotive companies and financial institutions in Europe. Formerly known as Attara Design, we intended to work on various fashion accessories, but we loved our watches so much, that we ultimately decided that it would be best to focus on what we're passionate about - watches. And because we do them first for ourselves, our watches offer superb durability (we want them to look absolutely new even in 10 years), excellent build quality, and elegant, but distinctive design!

It all started with a hand drawn sketch!
It all started with a hand drawn sketch!

meXanica Rebel II

The Rebel II is our icon! This is where it all started for us and since we love the original Rebel watch, we were very careful about the changes that we made for its second generation.

The Rebel is a utility timepiece highly influenced by the field watches of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. These watches were made to be reliable, easy to use and maintain, and to be sufficient on the field – a metal or plastic case, clearly marked black dial and a nylon one-piece strap. But we like quality and luxury, so our interpretation on these historical watches has neither plastic, nor nylon. Instead we created the Rebel II from a solid block of 316 marine grade stainless steel, we combined that with finest quality leather strap in NATO style, and of course the sapphire crystal glass, because let’s face it – some of these watches will come into the hands of the those extreme individuals who live life to its fullest and they need a watch that can keep up with their tempo. Because this is who the Rebel is for – the real rebels, the lone wolfs, those who are not afraid to live life as they see it.

The Rebel II combines classic design with the increasingly trendy one piece straps and all of its metal work is in black. Because black never goes out of style. This is a truly timeless timepiece. Still being the more functional model in our range, the Rebel II provides very easy to read markings that are also luminous. It is powered by a well proven, reliable Swiss quartz mechanism designed and manufactured by Ronda.

meXanica Rebel II - The Inspiration

The original Rebel watch was designed back in 2013 by Tsvetan whilst finishing his master studies at The University of Sheffield in England. While the inspiration came from the field watches of the past, the design was influenced largely by the surrounding environment at the time – Sheffield, also known as The Steal City. The place where stainless steel was invented. Just like the Rebel – strong, harsh, and industrial yet renown for high quality and craftsmanship. 

What is now Doncaster Sheffield Airport for almost a century used to be Royal Air Force Finningley airbase, an important military establishment during WWII and the Cold War. This is why the dial looks like the dials of instruments you will find in the cockpit of an airplane – black, with clear white numbers, markers and hands. The Rebel II is a onetime reverence to Sheffield and its history.

meXanica Rebel II - The Models  

The Original Rebel:

This is our classic watch with a warm, burnt amber leather strap. Its versatile and distinctive looks will not be unnoticed no matter where you go. With its sporty and vintage design, it will be your trusted friend on the hiking trail or the sports field. In addition, because of its clean-cut look it will feel comfortable as an everyday accessory for both men and women. It naturally combines with sportswear, casual or smart casual apparel. The Original Rebel will complement perfectly your individual style and will give you that extra finishing touch to make you stand out.

 

 

 The Black Rebel:  

Exciting black-on-black combination, this is the bad boy in our collection. Defiant, tough, yet elegant this watch is certain to make a point. It’s not an attention seeker, but it has an authentic, confident look. Its natural habitat are the snowy mountain slopes or the big, long roads with only the blue sky above you and the warm wind in your face. The Black Rebel is a style inspired and dedicated to the free spirits that know no boundaries. Outdoors is where this timepiece will feels at its best. It is a perfect accessory for snowboarding, motorcycles, mountain-bikes and it looks great with a leather jacket.

 

 

FAQ – What are the differences between The Rebel from the first project and meXanica Rebel II  

meXanica Rebel II is a careful evolution of our first, successful watch. We started with feedback from our backers – the Rebel logo is now slightly bigger and luminous, just like the hands and markers. At 6 o’clock there is now the symbol of meXanica, linking the timepiece with the rest of the family. Although the original Japanese Miyota movement proved very accurate and reliable, we decided to substitute it with higher class Swiss Ronda movement. We finished by adding a single layer of anti-reflective coating on the inside of the sapphire glass to ensure better visibility from different angles.

meXanica One  

The One is our current flagship. It is a high quality timepiece for those passionate about contemporary design, the ones who put priority on style and craftsmanship.

This is a watch of contrasts – it is minimalistic, yet distinctive. It combines modern dial design with vintage strap looks, black case, black dial, hands, and marks with that little, incredibly bold red seconds’ hand. This is what makes its look truly mesmerizing.

 A true flagship, the One comes equipped with a high quality Swiss movement by Ronda. Built to last, the quartz movement has two jewels and silver plates. However the strive to offer you the best at this price point, does not end with the movement. For your piece of mind, we have equipped the One with a thick, sapphire glass that was treated with an anti-reflective coating and is extremely resistant to scratching. Last, but not least, the straps are made of the thickest hand-stitched leather that you could wear comfortably and of course we have sealed the edges, so that they last longer.

 

The Inspiration – Eindhoven  

The inspiration for meXanica One came from Eindhoven in The Netherlands, where Tsvetan was living when he came up with its design. The influence of the city was incredible – every October, hundreds of designers showcase their work at the Dutch Design Week (DDW) that is always hosted in Eindhoven. And that makes it the ideal place to seek for inspiration and conceive ideas about modernistic, simple, and elegant design. DDW 2016 turned out to be very special, because it provided Tsvetan with the inspiration for the One.

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

meXanica One - The Models

Fieno Beige  

This is a bold option made of raw leather with natural grain. It is specially designed to develop leather patina that will give it a beautiful vintage look with time. It suites the character of the watch with its simple, yet distinctive looks. The Fieno Beige has the edgy, contemporary feel of fashion. It is inspired by city life and it is definitely the choice of the most style-conscious among you. The city centers with their diverse and vibrant cultural landscape is where the timepiece will feel at home. It is a great match for smart-casual style - shirts, blazers and jackets, for nights out or just for hanging out at your local café.

 

 

Legno Brown  

This is a classic brown leather option for those who value traditional looks. Still in the spirit of the One, we’ve added light contrast stitching to make sure that your strap still stands out. The Legno Brown has the most conservative and classy looks in the collection. Nevertheless, it will attract attention in a very subtle, elegant and refined manner. It goes equally well with a dress shirt and jacket or a blazer. The tasteful style of the Legno Brown will never let you down in the situations when you just need to look sharp.

 

 

Delivered in Style  

The style and class of the meXanica watches extend further than the actual design of the timepieces. Our magnificent products will come to you with this elegant packaging.

Technical Specifications  

meXanica One

• 316 stainless steel case, finished in durable matte black PVD  

• Genuine leather two piece strap with quick-release, spring mechanism and sealed edges  

• Sapphire crystal glass with one side anti reflective coating  

• Swiss quartz movement with two jewels by Ronda  

• 3ATM water resistant  

• Case diameter 40mm  

• Case thickness 7mm  

• Dial diameter 33mm  

• Strap width 20-18mm  

• Strap lengt 75mm + 120mm

meXanica Rebel II

• 316 stainless steel case and buckles, finished in durable matte black PVD  

• Screw down crown  

• Genuine leather one piece strap with sealed edges  

• Sapphire crystal glass with one side anti reflective coating  

• Swiss quartz movement by Ronda  

• 3ATM water resistant  

• Case diameter 40mm  

• Case thickness 8mm  

• Dial diameter 35mm  

• Strap width 20mm  

• Strap length 275mm

Quality of materials

Swiss Movement

In the watch making business, ‘Swiss’ has earned an undisputed reputation for manufacturing quality. We want to give you the best value for your money and that is why decided on using Ronda movements for our products. Their high-precision, innovative quartz movements are known for excellence and durability.

Ronda 1069 used in meXanica One
Ronda 1069 used in meXanica One

Sapphire glass  

Sapphire is one of the hardest and most scratch resistant materials on Earth. It has remarkable score of 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, making it the 3rd hardest naturally occurring substance after moissanite and diamond. In fact it is harder and more scratch resistant than the Gorilla glass, commonly used on high-end smartphones and thus it is the best glass you can currently have on your timepiece.

Anti-reflective Coating  

Anti-reflective coating on glass has been used for decades on optical glasses and lenses. Only relatively recently the leading watch manufacturers also introduced this feature in their premium models. Since we are always striving to innovate and offer the best possible product, we were immediately excited when our manufacturer confirmed that we can supply our meXanica One and meXanica Rebel with the coating. The thin film is applied on the inside of the watch, giving its face much better clarity from different viewing angles.

PVD - Physical vapor deposition

The matte black finish of the stainless steel body of the Rebel II and the One is achieved via PVD. This gives it a 0.25μm film that is extremely hard and very resistant to corrosion and scratches. Furthermore the process is cleaner than traditional coating processes such as electroplating and painting.

Why Do We Need Your Help  

Starting any company at today’s highly competitive environment requires a high initial investment. Although we have put a lot of work and traveled a long and difficult path from the first idea to the actual finished prototypes, this project can not happen without your help. We need to meet the minimum order quantity of our suppliers, in order to bring the cost of the finished product down and to make the project economically feasible. 

Furthermore we need the publicity. Sharing our project and allowing the One and the Rebel II to reach as many people as possible would be of immense help in launching our business after the end of the campaign. What if you like our watches, but cannot afford to back us financially at the moment? You can still help and get a free watch in return – share the project on Facebook or Twitter and send us a link at ks@mexanicawatches.com so we can verify it. If the project is successful, you will participate in a draw for 10 free watches. All backers are free to participate as well – just share the project and send us a link!

Project Timeline  

We expect to start deliveries at the end of September 2017 (aiming to have all watches delivered by the end of October).

Rewards

Warranty

Our watches are covered by a two years limited warranty.

 

Risks and challenges

At the moment we have all technical details taken care of and the prototypes are complete. Thus in the pictures above you can see an accurate representation of the actual final product. Our manufacturer has a good reputation and in fact we have cooperated in the past – for the first Rebel project.

We have a small line of credit available that we can draw on in case of unforeseen expenses.

If any issues arise, they might be about the production and delivery deadlines we have put forth. However, in the timeline above we have factored this in to a point and extended the actual time it will take for production and delivery.

We want to be as punctual as possible (after all, we are trying to get into the watch making business) and if any delays arise, we will inform our backers asap. We will try to keep you informed by posting updates and feedback and keeping the process as transparent as possible.

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    Two Watches - The Sweet Deal

    You can't make up your mind whether you like the Rebel II or the One better? Well, why don't you just get them both with this sweet deal? Less than $200 for for two luxury watches sounds amazing!

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    You like our watches so much, that you would like to sell them through your own store, or maybe you just want to give one to each one your best friends? This is the right reward for you then - get 10 watches (you can mix them)!

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