Turbine Watch Company has released their new Classic 24 Jewel Automatic Watch on indiegogo.com. The “turbine Geode” as it is called, is a fusion of classic styling, automatic quality movement and good functionality. The designers of turbine Geode went for a classic design with modern functionality and high quality materials while maintaining a low price – under $300.
The Geode Specifications are quite impressive. In the design process they did not want to cut corners so they decided on a classic 24 jewel automatic movement with toughened Sapphire crystal glass. A glass porthole at the front and a sapphire crystal glass cover at the back are incorporated so as to show off the lovely movement and included a 24 hour dial. It has chrome hands and hour markers that are reflective even in low light. The hour and minute hands are also luminescent.
It boasts a stainless steel casing measuring 40mm with lug width of 20mm. It also has a high quality all stainless steel strap with a double butterfly clasp. The watch is water resistant to 30 m so you need not worry when you go swimming or you get soaked in the rain.
According to the designers, the turbine geode watch was designed out of a love and passion for mechanical watches, and a disappointment at the lack of clean functional watches in the market place. “We noticed that prices were high due to marketing, branding, and expensive jewellery stores making many watches worth only a fraction of what they may cost”, they said. “So we decided to create our own brand of classic, functional and aesthetically pleasing watches”, they added.
The designers now need your support. They have the prototype watches with them and have agreed on a limited number of watches to be produced, so are ready to start production. Apart from pledging your support you will be able to share this journey with others. They promise that when funded, they will update their website to include a members’ area where your name will be included so you will be able to get discounts on future designs.
About the designers
The watch has been designed by Terry Flores and Chris Ellis both of whom are entrepreneurs with a passion for fine mechanical watches. At just 10 years, Terry Flores crossed half way across London taking two separate bus ride to purchase his very first watch, and ever since he has been an avid collector of timepieces! So when the opportunity to work with Chris Ellis on this project came along he saw a great opportunity to create a beautiful timepiece themselves.
Chris Ellis is American born. He has been in the watch making process and has worked with one of the top watch making companies. He is also passionate about quality timepieces and was very instrumental in the design of the new turbine Geode watch.
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