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PREORDER: Kickstarter: Akura Timepieces - Wayfarer

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PREORDER: Kickstarter: Akura Timepieces - Wayfarer

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:21 pm

Kickstarter is LIVE


Reward Tiers:

1 Wayfarer - SUPER EARLY BIRD - £399 ($494 USD) or 33% off MSRP
Optional FREE Genuine Leather Strap
Limited to 150 backers. ABOUT 50 SLOTS LEFT!

1 Wayfarer - EARLY BIRD - £419 ($519 USD) or 30% off MSRP
Add +£20 to your pledge to include the leather strap. ($24 USD)
Limited to 150 backers.

1 Wayfarer - CAMPAIGN PRICING - £439 ($543 USD) or 27% off MSRP
Add +£20 to your pledge to include the leather strap. ($24 USD)


Estimated delivery is January 2020


Akura Timepieces out of Scotland will launch their debut model the Wayfarer, a mountaineering inspired toolwatch

The Kickstarter launch is now on schedule for 7/31.
Early bird pricing will start at £399, or about $500

To sign up for their newsletter or to get more information about the Wayfarer, visit - https://akuratime.com/


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Specs:
CASE DIMENSIONS: 41mm
CASE FEATURES: An internal 120 click turning bezel. Forged and machined from 316L Stainless Steel
LUG WIDTH: 22mm
LUG TO LUG: 48.5mm
THICKNESS: 10mm
WATER RESISTANCE: 100m = 300ft
MOVEMENT: Self-winding Miyota 9015 (custom rotor)
FRONT CRYSTAL: Sapphire, Anti-Reflective Coating (front)
BACK CRYSTAL: Sapphire (exhibition caseback)
DIAL: Multilayered with Superluminova on indices, hands, bezel
LUME: Superluminova BGW9 + Custom Mix
DATE WHEEL: Custom colour matched (Stretch Goals: vertical stacked)
Designed in Scotland, Assembly in Hong Kong
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Re: Kickstarter: Akura Timepieces - Wayfarer - LAUNCHING JULY 31

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Post by Alchimus » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:21 am

Looks good but for the spec maybe a bit much money- kickstarters normally offer a Swiss movement for similar prices....!?
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Re: Kickstarter: Akura Timepieces - Wayfarer - LAUNCHING JULY 31

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:22 am

Alchimus wrote:
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Looks good but for the spec maybe a bit much money- kickstarters normally offer a Swiss movement for similar prices....!?

You can find some Kickstarters that offer Swiss movements for around the same or sometimes less.

But if you compare to another micro like NTH, that also features the Miyota, then the price isn't too far off. And some argue that the 9015 is a better all around movement than the 2824 and clones.

Personally like the looks, but $500 seems a bit steep to me however. But I can see how it is worth the price they're asking.
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Re: Kickstarter: Akura Timepieces - Wayfarer - LAUNCHING JULY 31

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Post by Alchimus » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:57 pm

I hear what you are saying- the Seiko and Miyota mechanisms seem to test up there with the lower end Swiss nowadays! I think this watch looks great, the compass is a good feature- I use the one on my boldr expedition (everyday watch that the missus knows about!!) I’m currently hillwalking in Scotland so should be totally on board with this project/ but the price, in my humble opinion is too high!!
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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:02 pm

Agreed the price seems a bit steep.
And that's just the "early bird" pricing!
Yikes.
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Re: Kickstarter: Akura Timepieces - Wayfarer - LAUNCHING JULY 31

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:48 pm

Some new "hero" shots were sent out via email today.

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Here's a video of the red dial in action:
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Re: Kickstarter: Akura Timepieces - Wayfarer - LAUNCHING JULY 31

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:21 am

Some additional information about this upcoming Kickstarter campaign:


The first 150 backers will have an optional free leather strap included with their purchase. All of this at just £399.

After the first 150 backers have pledged, the price will go up to £419 + £20 to include the leather strap.
The bracelet always comes included, at no extra charge.


Time of campaign launch:

Wednesday, 7/31/2019 at 12pm local time, (Scotland, GMT+1).
* USA: 7am (EDT), 4am (PDT)
* Hong Kong: 7pm (HKT)
* Australia: 9pm (AEST)


One thing to note:
As the entire Wayfarer package is already steeply discounted for the campaign, free shipping is not included. We are working together with DHL for local and international shipments.


Reward Tiers:

1 Wayfarer - SUPER EARLY BIRD - £399 ($494 USD) or 33% off MSRP
Optional FREE Genuine Leather Strap
Limited to 150 backers.

1 Wayfarer - EARLY BIRD - £419 ($519 USD) or 30% off MSRP
Add +£20 to your pledge to include the leather strap. ($24 USD)
Limited to 150 backers.

1 Wayfarer - CAMPAIGN PRICING - £439 ($543 USD) or 27% off MSRP
Add +£20 to your pledge to include the leather strap. ($24 USD)



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Re: Kickstarter: Akura Timepieces - Wayfarer - LAUNCHING JULY 31

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:13 pm

Preview link for tomorrow's launch of the Akura Kickstarter campaign


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ph ... n=4ba3898a
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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:36 am

Kickstarter is LIVE and about 50 slots left for the Super Early Bird pricing tier.
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Post by Alchimus » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:54 am

It does like a bit like the Eterna I just got through from a deal posted here.... £399 for the Kontiki....
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Akura Timepieces - Wayfarer

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:25 pm

A stretch goal update from Akura:

The Wayfarer's starting lineup consists of the black/red/grey versions + two stretch goal colours, blue & white.

So far the blue was set to unlock first at £70.000. But seeing how the Wayfarer has always been a community focused project, why not make it your choice?

Now, if the campaign raises between £70.000-90.0000, once it has ended you will be able to vote in either the blue/white as the 4th colour choice.

(If it raises £90.000+ both stretch goal colours will automatically go into production: 5 overall colour choices. No vote necessary.)

This vote will be held at the end of the campaign, with a form being sent out to backers.


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