close

Watchismo Times | category: KICKSTARTER

home

Watchismo Times

THE WATCHISMO TIMES WATCH BLOG A reliquary of obscure timepieces from bygone eras as well as the cutting-edge watch designs of today.

watchismo.blogspot.com

The HALOGRAPH Automatic by XERIC is Live on Kickstarter

HALOGRAPH-EMAIL-BANNER

KICKSTART This Mechanical Heart

The HALOGRAPH is not an electronic gadget: it's a mechanical heirloom

The Kickstarter Campaign Starts Now!
We need your support to make this cool & affordable limited edition mechanical watch a reality and if you're quick, take advantage of the Early Bird rewards.
The HALOGRAPH is super easy to read. As the Halo hands float over the dimensional, hemicycle time display arcs, they encircle the hour and minute of the current time. The inner arcs display the hours, the outer arcs displays the minutes.
Like the chambers of a beating mechanical heart, the twin balance wheels pump life into this complex time machine. Seeing the action of a living machine on your wrist gives a thrill no electronic gadget can.
We created the HALOGRAPH to be more elliptical than other mechanical watches, with a 5mm high double-curved domed-crystal and rounded forms throughout the design. This reflects our obsession with the infinite nature of time.

PRE-ORDER YOUR HALOGRAPH HERE

HalographAutomatic-RoseGold-Email
XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic Rosegold HLG-3018
Halograph-RoseGold-Dome-email
Why choose a mechanical watch over a smartwatch today?
A smartwatch starts to die as soon as its circuitry is activated, and its functional obsolescence starts as soon as it's off the assembly line. A mechanical watch will never be obsolete. It will always connect you in a meaningful way with this moment in time. With the HALOGRAPH Automatic, we think we've designed a v1.0 that 'nailed it' the first time, and will be as exceptional in form and function in hundreds of years as it is now.
HalographAutomatic-Gun-email
XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic Gunmetal HLG-3017
hodinkee-quote
HalographAutomatic-Black-email
XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic Black HLG-3014
Halograph-BlackSilver-Dome-email
HalographAutomatic-Gold-email
XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic Gold HLG-3020
Halograph-Gold-Dome-email
HalographAutomatic-Tan-email
XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic Tan HLG-3015
Halograph-BlackTan-Dome-email
HalographAutomatic-Silver-email
XERIC HALOGRAPH Automatic Silver HLG-3016
Halograph-Silver-Dome-email
Halograph-Banner1000-rg

The Xeriscope² Squared Limited Edition Collection - Now Available

xeric-xeriscope2-email

The Xeriscope² Squared Has Arrived!

This is your last chance to get early bird pricing of $150 off one of the first 100 limited edition individually numbered Xeriscope² Squared Orbiting Automatic watches.
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23014-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3014 Steel & Black
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23019-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3019 All Black
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23020-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3020 Gunmetal/Brown
 
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23016-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3016 Rose Gold
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23015-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3015 All Steel
 
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23021-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3021 All Gold
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23017-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3017 Black & Tan
 
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23018-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3018 Silver/Brown
Xeric XeriscopeSquared-BlackSilver-caseback
Green Tinted Crystal Caseback / Numbered Limited Edition Engraving
 
Xeric XS23017-caseback
Blue Tinted Crystal Caseback / Numbered Limited Edition Engraving
 
Xeric XS23021-caseback
Yellow Tinted Crystal Caseback / Numbered Limited Edition Engraving

Meet The XERIC Xeriscope² Squared Limited Edition Watch

xeric-xeriscope2-email

MEET THE XERISCOPE² SQUARED

Be one of the select few to reserve the first 100 limited edition individually numbered Xeriscope² Squared watches.
It's been nearly a year to the day since we first launched our Kickstarter campaign for the Xeric Xeriscope Orbiting Mechanical Watch. We're proud that it became the most funded mechanical watch on Kickstarter.
Now we're back with a killer follow-up with the very modern Xeriscope² Squared - produced in a strict limited edition of numbered timepieces and utilizing one of the most unusual movements ever created. Once they sell out, no more will be made.
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23014-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3014 Steel & Black
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23019-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3019 All Black
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23020-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3020 Gunmetal/Brown
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23015-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3015 All Steel
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23016-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3016 Rose Gold
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23021-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3021 All Gold
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23017-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3017 Black & Tan
Xeric XeriscopeSquared XS23018-front
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3018 Silver/Brown
Xeric XeriscopeSquared-BlackSilver-caseback
Green Tinted Crystal Caseback / Numbered Limited Edition Engraving
Xeric XS23017-caseback
Blue Tinted Crystal Caseback / Numbered Limited Edition Engraving
Xeric XS23021-caseback
Yellow Tinted Crystal Caseback / Numbered Limited Edition Engraving
Xeriscope Squred Silver Black Angle
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3014 Steel & Black
Xeriscope Squred All Black Angle
Xeric Xeriscope² XS2-3019 Squared All Black
Xeriscope Squred All Steel Angle
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3015 All Steel
Xeriscope Squred Black Tan Angle
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3017 Black & Tan
Xeriscope Squred Gun Brown Angle
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3020 Gunmetal/Brown
Xeriscope2 Rose Gold Glamour
Xeric Xeriscope² Squared XS2-3016 Rose Gold

Meet The XERISCOPE Watch from XERIC Watches on Kickstarter



XERISCOPE: The Orbiting Mechanical Automatic Watch by XERIC

XERIC Watches: Stop strangers in their tracks with an unusual mechanical time machine beating on your wrist. Meet the XERISCOPE.

Xeriscope Campaign on Kickstarter

Xeriscope at Xeric Watches Website

Xeric Watches at Watchismo


For years, my brother and I combed the globe to bring the world’s most interesting watches to our customers at Watchismo.com.  Our work identified a glaring gap in the watch market – the need for a very cool & affordable mechanical watch – at a time when we were eager to act on our longstanding dream to create something that had not been done by anyone else. Together with our team, we designed the first collection of
XERIC timepieces.



Take a look and you’ll see why XERISCOPE watches by XERIC will stop strangers in their tracks for a glance at your wrist:

The Fully-exposed, mechanical movement that is the display: Enjoy viewing the machine on BOTH sides of the watch and reading the time via the movement itself.

Unique double-sided minute hand lives nearby, alongside a second timezone display and a power reserve meter that lets you know it’s time to keep moving.

Five colorways in a timeless-yet-modern design to suit any style and proudly pass along to the next generation.

A limited edition of 100 individually numbered watches per style for the early backers of our Kickstarter campaign.

Automatically recharges itself with the motion of your daily life: No batteries needed. Ever.

How did we finally make Mechanical an affordable reality?  We are a slim company, and don’t have a lot of red tape and added costs. Yet we do have a great deal of experience with watches that informed the design of a piece that would look as exceptional today as it will in a hundred years. Finally, we found a way to produce our creation at an artisanal scale… and we hope to keep it that way because our customers care to have the most unusual watch in the room.

We value Kickstarter as a way to reach those who share our dream of making Mechanical affordable now to the visionary and stylish people who care about them.

Know anyone who plans to leave their smart watch to their kids? Neither do we. Let’s not plan for obsolescence. Let’s be a part of something that was perfect to begin with, and only gets better with time. Join us by making XERISCOPE watches a timeless reality.





ABOUT WATCHISMO

Watchismo.com is carefully curated watch collection by brothers Mitch & Andrew Greenblatt, modern horological enthusiasts with a passion for unique timepieces. Purveyors of wrist-borne time machines since 1999, Watchismo is a singular source for unusual modern watches from around the world.

Mitch and Andrew founded XERIC Watches to bring complex, mechanical timepieces like the XERISCOPE collection to a broad cross-section of watch enthusiasts who dream of an affordable Mechanical. Together, the brothers have carefully curated the exceptional collection at Watchismo, which since 1999 has been a singular source for unique modern watches from around the world. XERIC Watches represents a natural progression of the business: from Curators to Creators of designs that reflect their experience, knowledge and passion for the truly unusual.

THE GENESIS of XERIC

2009: While living in Switzerland four years ago, Mitch began doodling rough concepts for very unusual watch designs and discussing an action plan with Andrew. The brothers agreed that the watch market was riddled with extravagant watches but held a gaping hole that they could attempt to fill, if only there were a way to make an excellent mechanical watch for an accessible price.

2010: They began connecting with watchmakers in Switzerland while attending the annual Baselworld watch expo. Mitch moved home to Brooklyn, NY, and then to the San Francisco Bay area, so that the brothers at last could work side by side.

2011-2012: With feedback from their discussions with manufacturers, Mitch and Andy refined their designs and decided to name their creations after Xeric Court, the street they grew up on. Their field research continued to highlight the enthusiasm for mechanical watches among a stylish, tech-appreciative crowd that was priced out of the typical high-end Mechanicals.  All they needed to complete the XERIC team was a visionary, in-house watch designer with extensive experience in every aspect of the production gauntlet.

2013: The brothers hired Danny to help finalize the XERISCOPE design and navigate the production process, knowing he’s succeeded with similar projects for other watchmakers. The team knew they had the right movement for the XERSISCOPE and a design that would celebrate every detail of mechanical timekeeping: the watch case would need to be open on both sides and the hour hand would be a direct extension of the mechanism. Andrew, Mitch and Danny developed five distinct colorways, packaging elements and a fulfillment timeline, applying their years of experience as watch authorities, designers, distributors and retailers.

The team identified a manufacturing partner with 30 years in the watch industry, with whom they created and tweaked several waves of prototypes before finalizing the fully-viable XERISCOPE prototype.  Upon full funding, production will immediately begin for 100 first-edition pieces in each of the five colorways.

All they needed to bring the XERSISCOPE to life was involvement from fellow enthusiasts for timeless thinking, in order to attract those with the same appetite for an affordable Mechanical. The team then cultivated a plan to connect with relevant audiences via Kickstarter, where original thinking is directly rewarded by those who share a dream.

XERIC Watches embody the art of timekeeping by fusing mechanical function with timeless form in a singular machine. Designed in California, XERIC watches are produced on an artisanal scale, making high-end mechanical features accessible to a broad cross-section of horological enthusiasts.

BRINGING THE XERISCOPE TO LIFE

For a company that has had worldwide retail fulfillment experience since 1999, meeting customer needs for a new product was no mind-blowing task; however, the XERISCOPE product line represents a new realm for an established business already catering to the desires of a global customer base.

Both internal and external factors are balanced by having a manufacturer with 30+ years of watch-specific manufacturing experience and a brand presence by an established authority in vintage and contemporary milestones in the world of watchmaking.

All next steps in production depend on expressed interest by consumers in the presence of an affordable Mechanical timepiece. The same manufacturers who meticulously developed the prototype through the finalization process stand ready to produce this series within two months, given notice to activate production procedures once funding goals are met.

Each Limited Edition XERISCOPE watch takes its place in individually numbered series featuring a surgical grade stainless steel case; a fully-exposed, orbiting 12-hour mechanical movement with dual timezone display; retrograde power reserve meter; and case-back window for observing the oscillating rotor. No batteries required -- ever -- as XERIC watches generate power by the daily action of your wrist.


 
Mitch Greenblatt’s career path as a visual artist spans the film, television, music and advertising industries. After receiving his first watch (ever!) in 1998, Mitch began collecting and selling unusual vintage watches via Watchismo.com, with special attention to mid-century modern design. Just a few years later, he established himself as an influential watch blogger and authority on the subject of modern horology, and to this day maintains friendships spanning the horological universe. Mitch brings his deep knowledge of historical watches and innate sense of style to XERIC Watches, where he guides overall creative direction.

Andrew Greenblatt is a born entrepreneur, with a lifelong track record of success growing seedling businesses to bountiful fruition. His experience launching a profitable personal computing company at the dawn of the PC industry is a testament to his instinct for finding a viable niche and for taking the right risks at the right time. In 2008, Andrew merged retail forces with his brother Mitch to focus on truly special contemporary watches, following his heart to drive insanely deep beyond avocation into a full-fledged vocation. Andrew is in touch with the customer base and keeps a creative and critical eye on retail market objectives for XERIC.  A passionate watch collector himself, Andrew knows how to translate an abstract concept to a concrete reality.

Daniel Hunsaker joined the XERIC team earlier this year to help make the XERISCOPE dream a reality. Danny is a watch world “insider” whose career has focused squarely on designing watches and managing product development from concept-to-market. Far from “square” though, Danny applies his sharp eye for detail and boundless creativity to create unique XERISCOPE designs and usher them through the production process. Danny brings an acute awareness of design implications for other aspects of the development trajectory.
Meet The XERISCOPE Watch from XERIC Watches on Kickstarter

Report "Watchismo Times"

Are you sure you want to report this post for ?

Cancel
×