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SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Ganymede Watches - Series 01

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SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Ganymede Watches - Series 01

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 17, 2019 9:53 am

Ganymede watches is launching their first Kickstarter for a vintage/steampunk-esque model, the Series 01

I do like gimmicky watches, but the four hand dial system seems a little overly complicated. But sure it's something one gets used to.
But the difficulty in reading time and only colorways are bronze PVD or rose gold PVD, not one for me.


Kickstarter pricing for either colorway is $350
Regular pricing will be $425

Estimated delivery is November 2019


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From their description:
"For the Series 01, the specific inspiration for the case and window comes from vintage diving helmets also known as copper hats and the pod shaped style of old submarines."

To read the time, the special four pointed colored hand corresponds to the color of the text on the dial. The following illustrations and video show how to read the time:
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Video link for how to read the time:
https://ksr-video.imgix.net/assets/024/ ... 4_high.mp4

Specifications:
- Case diameter: 34x49.5 mm
- Case thickness: 13.5 mm
- Dial: Brushed black dial
- Hand: Custom four pointed hand with luminous points
- Strap width: 18 mm
- Crystal: Domed sapphire glass on front, flat sapphire glass on case back
- Case material: 316L Stainless Steel, with options for Bronze PVD, Rose Gold PVD
- Case back: 316L Stainless Steel
- Strap: Brown distressed premium leather with cream cross stitching, white distressed premium leather with white cross stitching
- Water Resistance: 100m with screw down crown
- Movement: Seiko NH35A automatic movement
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Ganymede Watches - Series 01

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Post by watchpalooza » Fri May 17, 2019 11:07 am

This is a Rube Goldberg machine. Ridiculously overcomplicated system for indicating time.
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Post by baldrick » Fri May 17, 2019 1:33 pm

Bonkers. I love it for its creativity, but would never wear it.....

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Post by yinzburgher » Fri May 17, 2019 1:38 pm

baldrick wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Bonkers. I love it for its creativity, but would never wear it.....
Agreed. And it would be cool if you could actually read it fairly easy but they chose not to make the display very large or legible.
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Ganymede Watches - Series 01

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Post by Boourns » Fri May 17, 2019 1:55 pm

I don't understand why at some times (4, 8, 11) there are two hands pointing at the same number, but other times there are only 1?
I wish that watch were 38mm
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Ganymede Watches - Series 01

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Post by watchpalooza » Fri May 17, 2019 1:59 pm

Boourns wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:55 pm
I don't understand why at some times (4, 8, 11) there are two hands pointing at the same number, but other times there are only 1?
Because it is a poor design. I am all for innovation and creativity, but this one should never make it to production,
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Ganymede Watches - Series 01

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 17, 2019 2:32 pm

FTE wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Boourns wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:55 pm
I don't understand why at some times (4, 8, 11) there are two hands pointing at the same number, but other times there are only 1?
Because it is a poor design. I am all for innovation and creativity, but this one should never make it to production,

If Xeric can figure it out, can't be that hard.
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Post by ManOnTime » Fri May 17, 2019 3:27 pm

FTE wrote:
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This is a Rube Goldberg machine. Ridiculously overcomplicated system for indicating time.
Absolutely.

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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Ganymede Watches - Series 01

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:18 pm

With 8 days to go, this campaign is 76% funded.

It'll be a close call if this one is successful or not.
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Post by yinzburgher » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:52 am

Monochrome has as article about this watch today. Also including an older one from ABTW.

https://monochrome-watches.com/ganymede ... stic-look/

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/ganymede-w ... series-01/
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Re: SUCCESSFUL: Kickstarter: Ganymede Watches - Series 01

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:03 am

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

SUCCESSFUL

72 backers pledged $24,606 to help bring this project to life.

If you are still interested in preordering, you can do so directly from Ganymede at https://ganymede-watches.com/shop
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