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    FORMEX SWISS WATCHES goes kickstarter with their new FORMEX ESSENCE Automatic Chronometer

    The good news first:

    FORMEX offers an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL = USD$680

    – limited to first 250 pledges
    – delivery with first production batch
    - deposit $50


    For $680 you will get a fully decorated COSC-certified Automatic Chronometer in a hand-finished stainless steel case, available in four dial colors. The dial is vertically brushed with horizontal lines and angles so sharp that they had to be cut into individually. This watch wears exceptionally comfortable due to Formex’s patented Case Suspension System, a mechanism that provides shock absorption to protect the movement and adapts to your wrist’s motion. For even more wrist comfort, the patented Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp allows for fine-adjustment of the strap length on the go.

    Some of the features (case suspension, carbon fiber composite folding clasp) are described in my review on the Formex Element Full Steel here.

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    Technical Specs

    CASE
    316L Stainless Steel & Titanium grade 2, brushed and mirror polished – handfinished. Patented Case Suspension System, screw-down case back and winding crown
    Diameter 43mm, Height 10mm, Lug Width 22mm

    CRYSTAL
    Scratch-resistant sapphire on both sides, top ar-coated

    WATER-RESISTANCE
    100 m

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    MOVEMENT
    Automatic Sellita SW200-1, fully decorated, with custom built skeleton rotor

    FUNCTIONS
    Center hour, minute and seconds hands. Rapid date setting. Hacking.

    POWER RESERVE
    38 hours

    CERTIFICATION COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres)


    BRACELET/STRAPS
    Calf leather available in black, blue or brown.
    Rubber strap and stainless steel bracelet in planning.

    CLASP
    Folding clasp in carbon fiber composite with Patented Fine Adjustment System. Buckle in stainless steel

    DIAL

    Available in
    + black
    +blue
    + brown
    + silver
    with vertical brush and individually machined horizontal lines

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    There will also be a "reduced" ETA 2824-2 version for $385 (deposit $40). Swiss Made Automatic movement in a hand-finished stainless steel case, available in four dial colors with sunray finish. This watch wears exceptionally comfortable due to Formex’s patented Case Suspension System, a mechanism that provides shock absorption to protect the movement and adapts to your wrist’s motion. For even more wrist comfort, the patented Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp allows for fine-adjustment of the strap length on the go. Secure the Early Bird Special with your deposit now.

    Technical specs en detail:


    CASE
    316L Stainless Steel & Titanium grade 2, brushed and mirror polished – handfinished. Patented Case Suspension System, screw-down case back and winding crown
    Diameter 43mm, Height 10mm, Lug Width 22mm

    CRYSTAL
    Scratch-resistant sapphire on both sides

    WATER-RESISTANCE
    100 m


    MOVEMENT
    Automatic ETA 2824-2, Elaboré grade

    FUNCTIONS
    Center hour, minute and seconds hands. Quick date setting. Hacking.

    POWER RESERVE
    38 hours

    BRACELET/STRAPS

    Calf leather available in black, blue or brown. Rubber strap and stainless steel bracelet in planning.

    CLASP
    Folding clasp in carbon fiber composite with Patented Fine Adjustment System. Buckle in Stainless Steel

    DIAL
    Black, blue, brown or silver dial with sunray finish


    For more information please check www.formexwatch.com or click here for the Essence model range
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    Re: FORMEX SWISS WATCHES goes kickstarter with their new FORMEX ESSENCE Automatic Chronometer

    Wow it looks amazing, and great bang for buck as well! Unfortunately I've just reserved my funds for the new SMPc.. darn why can't I just stop browsing watches!
    Working with the digital future, cherishing the analog past.


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    Re: FORMEX SWISS WATCHES goes kickstarter with their new FORMEX ESSENCE Automatic Chronometer

    If this were 40mm, I would be buying. Looks super, but too large for me. Good luck w your KS!


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    Re: FORMEX SWISS WATCHES goes kickstarter with their new FORMEX ESSENCE Automatic Chronometer

    Their shock resistant case confuses me. What does it do for side to side shocks?

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    Re: FORMEX SWISS WATCHES goes kickstarter with their new FORMEX ESSENCE Automatic Chronometer

    Looks like it's combining elements of Nautilus and Royal Oak, going for a broadly Genta vibe, but as a whole it doesn't quite sit right with me. I think the otherwise elegant Explorer-esqe case is marred by the unnecessary screws and the "90's motorsport sponsor" font. It's a shame because aside from those quibbles, there is a lot to like here! The dial texture is great and the value for money seems exceptional too.

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    Re: FORMEX SWISS WATCHES goes kickstarter with their new FORMEX ESSENCE Automatic Chronometer

    Now, to redesign the logo.

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    Re: FORMEX SWISS WATCHES goes kickstarter with their new FORMEX ESSENCE Automatic Chronometer

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Now, to redesign the logo.
    That is not going to happen.
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    Re: FORMEX SWISS WATCHES goes kickstarter with their new FORMEX ESSENCE Automatic Chronometer

    Looks like a logo from a can of "Petrol" additive.
    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    That is not going to happen.

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    Re: FORMEX SWISS WATCHES goes kickstarter with their new FORMEX ESSENCE Automatic Chronometer

    Great looking (except the logo does look a tad dated) watch and fantastic deal for COSC, but a bit too big for me.
    They say the people with the most birthdays tend to live the longest.

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    Re: FORMEX SWISS WATCHES goes kickstarter with their new FORMEX ESSENCE Automatic Chronometer

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    Very nice: will damage (sales of) the Tutima Coastline; has the potential to kill the Zenith Defy (with the standard disclaimer that, on the wrist, it may look very different than in the pics).

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