3 Days remaining for the Padron Tessera
Before the close of the Kickstarter, I wanted to post a quick reminder to any who might be interested in supporting my latest watch, the Padron Tessera.
Much of... Read more
American-Assembled Vueltas, and a new Kickstarter
Much has happened since my last update for this project, and I’d like to take a moment out to give you the latest on how things are going, and what... Read more
Watches are shipping
I began sending out Vuelta 25s yesterday (January 3rd) and today. I am doing so at a clip of around 15 a day. As I continue to optimize my process... Read more
When is the Watch Shipping? (Part II.)
I will do my best not to let an update slide for this long again but I am not a fan of sharing information before it's developed and things were... Read more
When is the Watch Shipping?
Off the bat, I've gotten requests from people who have missed the Kickstart if they can still preorder a Padron Vuelta, and my answer is of course! I am offering... Read more
Vuelta 17 + Production Update
Attached to this update is the photo of the Vuelta 17. I am very pleased with it, especially the dramatic appearance of the very large TY3620 movement. It... Read more
The Vuelta 25 Prototype
In the interest of getting this out there immediately, I'm abandoning writing my usual novella-length update for a quick one. The prototype for the Vuelta 25 is complete. It is... Read more
The big moment will be when I have completed prototypes to share with you. I've been waiting for everything to come together with baited breath and of course, in the... Read more
Part I: Bands, Boxes, Logistics. Part II: Watch??!
July might require a two part update, since lots of stuff is happening, but not happening quite fast enough for the megillah it deserves. But here’s what I can share... Read more
First Samples, and a Website.
Quite a bit has been underway this month, and I’ve been waiting for a good moment to emerge and give you an update on what’s progressed. So here it is! ... Read more
Everything is in production.
The high level of this update is that everything is now in production. I am expecting samples in the june/july timeframe and will share photos as soon as I... Read more
Iterate to Great
"Iterate to Great" is what I am told is said around the corporate offices at General Mills (a major employer here in the Twin Cities) and it's a phrase that... Read more
Band samples are in
I have finally received the Padron Chaparral band samples and am including a close to scale mockup. I laid them above a scale blueprint, then overlaid the case outline with... Read more
The final 24 hours.
In some of my earliest concepts, I toyed around with embedding the phrase "tempus fugit" in the minute and hour hands but felt it was too gimmicky and would clutter... Read more
As things become more real.
As we’re in the last week, I am excited about the times ahead. Here’s where things are at.
At the peril of dashing the wonderful enthusiasm I’ve received... Read more
35 Additional pledge allotments have been added for the Vuelta 25.
We're down to the last two weeks before funding. I am overjoyed at the interest in the Vuelta 25 to the extent that all one hundred of the single order... Read more
How to Upgrade to the New Band
I was mistaken that one can select multiple pledges on Kickstarter which has caused a bit of confusion. In fact, you can only select one pledge per project.
Hence, In... Read more
In Search of the Ultimate Watch Band: The Padron Chaparral™
The story of the Padron Vuelta's unusual water resist rating is one that I need to tell:
I'm a guy who will rail about "design confusion" when it comes to... Read more
Photo updates and a 2-pack Vuelta 25 deal
I added a 2-pack deal for the Vuelta 25 as I received quite a few requests about this. So if you want, now you can pledge for two and... Read more
I want to thank you all immensely for helping make this possible. When I set out to do this, I was very careful on what to expect and never in... Read more
Free Domestic Shipping
I have been attempting to post a schedule of shipping costs for some time now and I've recently updated the page to reflect this.
I wanted to find a... Read more
22mm band and slightly redesigned crown
One, I am over the moon that this is in striking distance of funding!! I'm just...wow. :-) Thank you all so much! We are almost there!!
As this thing is... Read more
Watch Band options
A word about watch bands:
When I designed the Vuelta, I always envisioned it with a simple black leather strap. At the same token, I also envisioned it being a... Read more
Halfway funded! Amazing! Thank you so much.
I am so bowled over by the support received on the first day of launch. Thank you all so much!! Because of you we've already reached the halfway mark. I... Read more