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    Question What do you want to see in a watch?

    hey watchuseek crew,


    iím interested in jumping on the indie watch bandwagon and launching my own watch. As wearable as many of these indie brands are, Iím motivated to do something a bit different. I have the business background and a passion for watches, but Iím turning to you all for input. I want to build this brand around what all the watch lovers here would love to see in a watch (thatís not currently out there or being done in a way youíd like to see change). The high level goal is a design focused line of watches around the $400-$600 price point. So what are your thoughts? What would you love to see in a watch around that price? Any input you can give would be HUGELY APPRECIATEDÖand Iíll be sure to come back here in give you all VIP invites if Iím able to get things launched.


    Thanks!!!!

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    Re: What do you want to see in a watch?

    Just my humble opinion, but I would love to see a watch which has been well regulated and tested. Most micros Just case whatever they buy, and the quality and accuracy of movements is very hit and miss. If I was buying a watch from a new micro, the fact it had been rigorously tested, the movement had been well regulated, and that is was going to perform reasonably well would make me feel like care and attention had been put into it. Selling it with paperwork showing test results would be amazing. If that pushes it to the top end of the price range then or even higher then Iíd be happy with that.

    Other than that, good quality printing and applied markers on the dials would be essential. Iíd much rather it was simple and what there was of it was well done. Fewer edges and different finishes on the case, but the edges and finishes being really well manufactured.

    And donít have a wacky, tacky or overly prominent logo!

    One last thing - hands. I am so turned off by watches that are good in almost every way being let down by cheap looking, poorly designed hands. They need to fit the style of the watch, fit the size of the dial and markers, and just look coherent and well made.

    If you can manage all of that in a watch they isnít a Ďtoolí watch then please take my money


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    Re: What do you want to see in a watch?

    What I want to see in a watch?
    The time!
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    Re: What do you want to see in a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elisio Floren View Post
    What I want to see in a watch?
    The time!
    Your watch is definitely not a Rolex.

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    Re: What do you want to see in a watch?

    Textured dials.

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    Re: What do you want to see in a watch?

    My face

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    Re: What do you want to see in a watch?

    Some suggestions:

    Have a dateless option. There is no lack of date and day-date watches everywhere you look but very few no-dates.
    Something with a field or pilot aesthetic, lots of microbrand divers already, tough to compete.
    Something a little retro, 60's to 70's would go down well, I think.
    Not to big, 39-40mm perhaps, would help diffentiate your product from the multitude of bigger watches.
    Sunburst dial in graphite grey.
    28,800bph movement like the Miyota 9015 (or Soprod A10 or SW200, not sure if possible at the stated price)
    100m WR.
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    Re: What do you want to see in a watch?

    An in-house movement.
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    Re: What do you want to see in a watch?

    It would be wise to forget about it and pursue another interest.
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    Re: What do you want to see in a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    Your watch is definitely not a Rolex.

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    I didn't get this joke :(

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