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SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Solar Lab - Umbra single hand auto

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SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Solar Lab - Umbra single hand auto

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu May 30, 2019 2:00 pm

Second Kickstarter from Solar Lab, the Umbra, a single hand auto inspired by a sundial.


About 18 hours left on Super Early Bird pricing of $266
Non-24 hour Super Early Bird pricing is $276
Regular price will be around $443

Early Bird pricing will range from $284 - $295, depending on the colorway.

Estimated delivery is October 2019


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Three colorways available - silver, black, or rose gold.

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Specs:
- Case Diameter: 43 mm
- Case Thickness: 11 mm
- Band Material: Cowskin Horween leather (Made in USA)
- Band Width: 20 mm narrowing to 18 mm
- Total Weight: 60 gram
- Case Material / Buckle: 316L Stainless Steel with IP coating
- Crystal: Double Domed Sapphire Coated
- Movement: Miyota 8215 Automatic
- Water Resistant: 5 ATM / 50 Meters
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Solar Lab - Umbra single hand auto **24 hour Super Early Bird pricing**

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Post by baldrick » Thu May 30, 2019 10:09 pm

Interesting watch. Not really my cup of tea, but fails for a couple of specific reasons:

- first, why use IIII instead of IV? It makes no sense. They have used IX for 9, so should use IV for 4. The usual justification for this is balance on the dial, but this doesn't apply here with the numbers on a moving outer ring.

- second, the direction of the dial should be the other way. The numbers count up right to left, but you read the numbers left to right, but then you have to go right to left to figure out the minutes. Ok, it's not exactly taxing, but it is sloppy and would have been solved by having the dial run counter-clockwise with the numbers going up left to right.

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Re: SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Solar Lab - Umbra single hand auto

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:00 am

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

SUCCESSFUL


195 backers pledged €48,044 to help bring this project to life.
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