BOLDR’s Affordable Chronograph Watches

Three beautiful new timepieces sporting a hybrid quartz-mechanical movement

Another Kickstarter success story, BOLDR watches returns to the crowdfunding platform for three variations on a brand new watch model: the Journey. At the core of these timepieces, a Japanese-made Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz Movement offers up a quartz-mechanical reliability. It lends the watch a mechanical aesthetic, but also keeps up the battery-operated accuracy. Further, all the three Journey models sport chronograph functionality. The Singapore-based brand …

Oscillon Swiss Watches Crafted From Historic Tools

A watchmaking collective refurbishes vintage machines to create a modern watch

Additional reporting by David Graver Authenticity plays a major role in the perception of Swiss watch brands. From the movement that makes it tic to the hand-finished elements that present the intricate craftsmanship, each brand celebrates its own distinct signature. Oscillon, a new company started by two young but established watchmakers—Cyrano Devanthey and Dominique Buser, who first spoke about making a watch back when they …

Xeric’s Unusual, Affordable Soloscope Automatic Watch

Watchismo's latest limited edition mechanical creation hits Kickstarter

By proximity alone the team at Watchismo has horological inspiration enough to imagine a watch of uncommon technical virtue. Longtime hunters and gatherers of unique timepieces for their retail site, the brand began developing and launching proprietary pieces—under the name of Xeric—on Kickstarter three years ago. The latest, known as the SOLOSCOPE, continues along a path of curious design, quality materials and technical innovation. It’s …