I signed up and had contact with Zach Raven, the creator of the brand. Zach is a freelance designer in the grand rapids Michigan area. He has won numerous awards for product, furniture and concept designs.
His Kickstarter project succesfully raised its funding goal on August 21, 2011, and it took him more than a year to deliver the watches. Last week I received mine: one white, one black.
Each watch is well packed in a nice wooden case, wrapped by a thick white paper, both printed with the company's name:
picture courtesy of rvndsgn. Mine came in equal, but slightly different cases
My curiosity didn't take long. I immediately opened both cases and found two beautiful watches with a great and contemporary design:
As you may notice in the picture above, I asked my wife and daughter to try them on. Hence the used markings on the black strap. One critical point: the strap is long, but there aren't enough holes in it to make the watch fit the wrist. My daughter has a somewhat thin wrist, while my wife's is a normal size. They couldn't fit the watch properly.
But let's not spoil the fun, and let's have a closer look:
The case is produced by 3D printing in stainless steel. It is very light. Diameter is 40 mm, height is 12.4 mm. Inside is a Ronda 513 quartz movement. The crown is at 12 o'clock which looks to be the perfect place, considering the total design of the watch:
The case back is engraved with the brand's name and screwed down with 4 screws:
The leather strap slides through the case. So no spring bars needed:
On the wrist of my daughter (note: the watch slides all the way to her hand, because the strap is too wide. See my remark above).
And on my wife's wrist:
And the black one on my daughter's wrist:
Time to put them back in their box, and finalize this report:
finish: white enamel
dimensions: 40mm x 12.4mm
movement: Swiss quartz Ronda 513
strap: white leather
hands: polished luminescent
warranty: 1 year
Prices start at USD 225.00. The watches in this article are USD 275 per piece.
Related link: www.rvndsgn.com
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