Dare to be different. That was the tagline on Bike magazine way back in the 1970s and it still holds true today, whether it’s bikes, cars or watches. Xeric has a new project on Kickstarter and it features a wandering hour hand. Difficult to explain but if you imagine an outer track showing the minutes and an inner track containing bob-weights showing the hour, then you have the gist of it.
The dial itself is a jigsaw puzzle of numbers, spinning merrily on different gear trains and it is probably going to fascinate you endlessly. The rear caseback view shows a Miyota auto movement, which isn’t as appealing, but anyway, that is wrist downwards 99% of the time. Different dial colour choices and lots of superlume too.
The Horween leather straps have a padded section too, which is another quirky 1970s feature. The case is very 1970s Lanco/Camy/Lucerne/Bulova, with its recessed shoulders and polished edges. Sapphire crystal and QR strap pins too.
It’s a thoughtful, unusual piece and at $649 on Kick pre-order, it’s a tempting alternative to expensive Swiss made wandering hour watches.
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I like this one better than the Vendetta.