About this project
Checkout the following reviews on the Syncro watch:
The Straton Syncro watch is a culmination of two styles working in unity, the reason for the chosen model name Syncro. The two watch styles consist of Automotive (general appeal, chronograph, chequered racing bezel) and Diving (20ATM water resistance, block minute dive bezel). The Syncro stays true to Straton's previous styling cues of 70's Chronographs which have produced some of the most iconic Chronograph watches.
By supporting this Kickstarter you will be able to customize your OWN watch from the options below. These options will be decided by you after the Kickstarter has ended by means of a questionnaire/survey you will be sent to complete, for now you just need to select how many watches and the movement selection by choosing the correct reward. This means you can have ANY case size, ANY bezel and with or without date with both movements:
- Two case sizes 40mm or 44mm
- Two movement options, NE88 Automatic movement or VK64 meca-quartz (explanation of both movements below)
- With or without date window
- 2 domed sapphire crystal bezel designs
- Eleven racing inspired NATO straps, you get to choose two
- There are 5 Variations Versions A-E. The straps pictured with each watch below will come as standard for example, if you choose Version A you will receive the blue leather strap with Version C the mesh strap.
Below you see version A - E, in the top row the chequered racing bezel, bottom row the block Minute diving bezel:
As with both our previous 2 launches we offer racing inspired straps with each watch. We have extended the range of racing inspired straps to 11 designs in total. With each watch pre-order you will receive the strap which is featured above on each watch AND the choice of 2 racing inspired NATO straps on offer:
The Syncro is available with two movement options from one of the most reliable movement manufacturers worldwide, Seiko/TMI. The first the NE88 automatic movement and the second the VK64 Meca-Quartz. Why have we chosen two movements instead of one? Both movements we chose are top quality movements, some customers prefer Automatic movement and some prefer a Quartz movement and price is also a decision factor.
The NE-88 is Seikos flagship Automatic Chronograph movement found in watches with usually higher price tags of $1500 abd upwards. The first production run of the Automatic Syncro is limited to 200 pieces this being known as the founders edition.
The movement runs on a high frequency of 28.000 beats per hour. The NE88 has a vertical clutch that eliminates the "jumping seconds hand" at the start of a chrono measurement. The column wheel is a feature that coordinates the chronograph functions in a way that ensures consistant operation and less stress for other components. The power reserve is a very acceptable 45 hours and has 34 Jewels.
The second movement option the VK64 meca-quartz, now what exactly is 'Meca-Quartz? - A movement developed by Seiko is a hybrid movement which combines the accuracy of a quartz watch (+/- 20 seconds average per month) with a Mechanical Chronograph (5 beat per second sweep chronograph hand and fly-back chronograph reset). What this means is the Chronograph second hand is mechanical and moves with a sweeping function and not like a Quartz watch which has the "ticking" function. The VK64 has no running seconds hand. For more information and detailed specifications of the Seiko VK series please visit the Time Module website.
- Case Material - 316L (Surgical Grade) Stainless Steel, Polished and brushed steel - Version E black is DLC coated (Diamond like Carbon)
- Case Size - 44mm or 40mm
- Lug To Lug - 44mm case: 49.9mm
- Lug To Lug - 40mm case: 46.0mm
- Case Thickness - 14.9mm with domed sapphire
- Movement - NE88 Automatic (limited to a first production run of 200 pieces) or Seiko VK64 meca-quartz hybrid
- Sub-dial description - VK64 left (60 minute Chrono timer) right (24hour) NE88 Automatic left (30 minute Chrono timer) right (running seconds)
- Crystal - Domed Sapphire Crystal
- Hands - Luminescent Hour Hands, C3 Superluminova
- Crown - Screw down
- Single-directional rotating domed sapphire crystal bezel
- Strap - 44mm case 22mm width, 40mm case 20mm width
- Water Resistance - 20ATM/200m
- Warranty - 24 Months
To add to our line accessories which include driving gloves we have created the Straton weekender duffel bag with racing inspired stripes. Tastefully done with quality materials these bags are for both him and her, whether it's used for a getaway weekend or a trip to the gym. The bags will come in two different racing inspired stripe designs, in genuine leather and genuine leather/canvas mix. There are the four bags available in the 2 racing inspired stripe designs both of which have the same dimensions of 55*33*24cm :
If we reach the projected funding goals below it will unlock upgrades:
The prototypes of the Syncro watch and duffel bags have already been produced and approved and we are ready to go to production. We will begin production once the Kickstarter has ended and surveys have been completed. We have been conservative with our timeline as we would rather over estimate than under estimate:
Straton Watch Co. was started in 2015 by Kyle, a 31 year old classic car and watch enthusiast. After having launched two very successful Kickstarter campaigns in 2015 and 2016 to fund the Vintage Driver Chrono and Curve Chrono watches, both campaigns have raised a combined total of over $350'000 and delivering just over 2000 watches to customers around the world in the last 12 months alone. Feedback and support from new and existing customers has been very positive with not only receiving a quality product but also TOP customer service.
Risks and challenges
We realize creating and delivering a product is a complicated process and sometimes with unexpected delays, however this is why we have taken the up most care and diligent preparation. We have the experience gained from our previous 2 campaigns on Kickstarter of which both were successfully delivered.
We have a well-established relationship with reliable manufacturing partners, tried and tested prototypes and are confident in the quality.
As we have done in our previous campaigns, we're going to keep our backers/buyers informed during the production process and this will be done with regular updates and sharing pictures as often as possible, for example machining and tooling of cases, dial preparation, final assembly, movements and packaging.
As we believe in the best customer service and experience as possible we guarantee no question will go unanswered for more than 24 hours. If along the way we find that there is a setback in production, or there is a delay somewhere during process in the timeline, we will be transparent and keep all of our backers informed.
The future looks bright for Straton Watch Co. and believe not only in a quality product but also TOPNOTCH service.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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