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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 20 2019
£50,021
pledged of £35,000pledged of £35,000 goal
103
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 20 2019

About

                                                                  WAYFARER - Black / Red Highlights
WAYFARER - Black / Red Highlights
                                                                WAYFARER - Red / White Highlights
WAYFARER - Red / White Highlights
                                                                WAYFARER - Grey / Mint Highlights
WAYFARER - Grey / Mint Highlights

Two years ago the first concepts of the Wayfarer started taking shape... It was my goal to create a sports watch that went against the trend of minimialist watches, to provide something familiar yet entirely new. A richly detailed design emerged, first the case, then the dial. Once posted online it was immediately met with a fantastic response: Over 300 comments helped refine the Wayfarer, iteration after iteration. 

Today it not only fulfills its original design vision, but serves the requirements that were laid out by watch enthusiasts.  

The Case - The 41mm case is constructed from 316L stainless steel, with a height of just 10mm. It is finely finished, with smooth brushed surfaces dominating, whilst sharp polished highlights accentuate its edges. Water Resistant up to 100m.

Superluminova - The Wayfarer glows blue in the dark, with BGW9 Superluminova on the hands + glowing indices (all) / compass bezel. Take a look:

Front Sapphire - A flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with internal anti-reflective coating protects the dial.

Bracelet - (Included with every purchase) The non-integrated stainless steel bracelet has a brushed finish with polished edges. It features a push-button style deployant clasp that is micro-adjustable.

Crowns - The crowns are soft polished, with a hexagonal, sandblasted interior. The bi-directional sub-crown at 4 o'clock adjusts the internal rotating bezel.

The Movement - Miyota’s Cal. 9015 is part of the Premium Automatic category in the company’s movement portfolio. A step up from the ubiquitous Cal. 8215, it presents a solid choice when looking for a reliable and accurate self-winding mechanism. The Cal. 9015’s thinness of just 3.9mm enables the Wayfarer's 10mm case construction.

A genuine calfskin leather strap serves as an optional add-on. Features quick-release pins for fast strap changes. Over time the brown leather patinates, resulting in a deeper and fuller tone. A fantastic alternative to the bracelet, it grows richer with every journey taken.

Note: The Very Early Bird reward features one leather strap as a free add-on. You can choose to add the strap to your order in the form sent at the end of the campaign.

For all other reward tiers, add £20 to your pledge to include the strap.

                                Stretch Goal #1:  Pledge to vote via form at the end of the campaign.
Stretch Goal #1: Pledge to vote via form at the end of the campaign.
                                                  Stretch Goal:  WAYFARER - Blue / Red Highlights
Stretch Goal: WAYFARER - Blue / Red Highlights
                                               Stretch Goal:  WAYFARER - White / Red Highlights
Stretch Goal: WAYFARER - White / Red Highlights
                                                  Alternate Superluminova layout (white version only)
Alternate Superluminova layout (white version only)
                                         Stretch Goal #2: Both blue/white versions available immediately!
Stretch Goal #2: Both blue/white versions available immediately!

Note: Pledge now for one of the available reward tiers to help your stretch goal of choice unlock. This increases the chances of either the blue or white version becoming available. (In case a stretch-goal version you wanted does not unlock, you will be issued a refund)


Akura Timepieces was founded in November 2017 in Dundee, Scotland. The company was born out of a passion for watches, fusing it with a community focused approach to design.

Feedback is actively implemented to create great new watches - with the Wayfarer leading the way.

The strongest focus is put on quality, through suppliers that have decades of experience in watchmaking, pushing the designs even further.

Kickstarter is the perfect platform for making this watch dream come true whilst staying completely independent.

The company name is derived from the German 'akkurat', meaning accurate, a nod to the founder's roots.

 The Wayfarer will be completed in January 2020, shipping internationally. A pre-production prototype will be created for final polish. Updates on the progress of production will be provided via the newsletter / social media / the blog.

Contact: philipp@akuratime.com

Because we are shipping internationally, backers are responsible for Duty/VAT/GST charges that apply for their own country, which may vary according to each country’s legal and taxation structure. Shipping prices are added to the pledge amount. (£7 for inside the UK,  £29 internationally from Hong Kong for 1x Wayfarer pledges.)

We have partnered with DHL to make sure the Wayfarer gets to you in time reliably once production is completed!

                                                (NOTE: Some reviews/videos are not yet published.)
(NOTE: Some reviews/videos are not yet published.)
                                                                    Photo taken by @collector.101
Photo taken by @collector.101

Risks and challenges

Starting up a company it is important to minimise risks. Therefore, the production of the Wayfarer will be handled by suppliers with decades of industry experience. The groundwork for this was laid in 2018, with engineers overseeing the project who have the technical and manufacturing know-how to deliver a quality watch. (This know-how already resulted in superior finishing and a thinner case.)

Manufacturing delays are unlikely but can never be discounted completely. Should a delay occur, you will be updated promptly.

Your order may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. With international shipping, backers are responsible for any Duty/VAT/GST charges that apply for their own country, which may vary according to each country’s legal and taxation structure. We legally cannot pay for or compensate customers for their own country’s Duties or VAT or GST. Upon purchase, you are acknowledging that you are aware of and intend to pay for your own Duties or VAT or GST on your purchase. To calculate your Duty/VAT/GST please visit this website: http://www.thevatcalculator.com/international-vat-and-gst-calculator/

Thank you for supporting the Wayfarer and bringing a special project to life!

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Long-lasting design

The Wayfarer does not have an expiration date. Mechanical watches are often passed on from one generation to the next. Its 316L Stainless Steel construction is corrosion resistant, ensuring durability in any environment. The 100m Water Resistance prevent moisture from entering the case, adding a further layer of protection. With servicing, a mechanical watch can last indefinitely. Send us a wrist shot in 2070!

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £399 or more About US$ 489

    1 Wayfarer - SUPER EARLY BIRD

    Includes one Wayfarer + Bracelet & Optional FREE Genuine Leather Strap

    (Choose the colour later via form)

    Wayfarer -> 33% off future retail price of £599.

    Includes :
    + One Wayfarer
    + Genuine Leather Strap (Optional)
    + Packaging
    + Instruction manual
    + Warranty Card

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    Pledge £419 or more About $513

    1 Wayfarer - EARLY BIRD

    Includes one Wayfarer + Bracelet

    (Choose the colour later via form)

    Add +£20 to your pledge to include the leather strap.

    Wayfarer -> 30% off future retail price of £599.

    Includes :
    + Packaging
    + Genuine Leather Strap (when added to pledge)
    + Instruction manual
    + Warranty Card

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    1 Wayfarer - CAMPAIGN PRICING

    Includes one Wayfarer + Bracelet

    (Choose the colour later via form)

    Add +£20 to your pledge to include the leather strap.

    Wayfarer -> 27% off future retail price of £599.

    Includes :
    + Packaging
    + Genuine Leather Strap (when added to pledge)
    + Instruction manual
    + Warranty Card

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    Pledge £789 or more About $966

    2x Wayfarer - SUPER EARLY BIRD

    Includes 2x Wayfarer + 2x Bracelet & 2x Optional FREE Genuine Leather Strap

    (Choose the colours later via form)

    Wayfarer -> 34% off future retail price of £1198.

    Includes :
    + Two Wayfarers
    + 2x Genuine Leather Strap (Optional)
    + 2x Packaging
    + 2x Instruction manual
    + 2x Warranty Card

    Shipping internationally.

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    Pledge £838 or more About $1,026

    2x Wayfarer - EARLY BIRD

    Includes 2x Wayfarer + Bracelet + 2x Optional FREE Leather Strap

    (Choose the colour later via form)

    Wayfarer -> 30% off future retail price of £1198.

    Shipping internationally.
    Includes :
    + Two Wayfarers
    + 2x Genuine Leather Strap (Optional)
    + 2x Packaging
    + 2x Instruction manual
    + 2x Warranty Card

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    3x Wayfarer - COLLECTOR'S PLEDGE

    Includes 3x Wayfarer + 3x Bracelet & 3x Optional FREE Genuine Leather Strap

    (Choose the colours later via form)

    Wayfarer -> 36% off future retail price of £1797.

    Includes :
    + Three Wayfarers
    + 3x Genuine Leather Strap (Optional)
    + 3x Packaging
    + 3x Instruction manual
    + 3x Warranty Card

    NOTE: To increase your order to 4x or 5x watches ordered, simply add £383 for each additional watch to this pledge.

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Funding period

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