Kickstarter is, without fail, one of our first ports of call whenever we’re on the hunt for a new timepiece because, quite frankly, you’ll be hard pressed to find another platform that has more eye-catching watches than this. As if to prove this hypothesis once again, we have the extraordinarily stylish and understated Alkin Model One Automatic Watch which is one of the coolest looking Kickstarter watches we’ve encountered so far in 2018.
The Alkin Model One Automatic Watch boasts a simple, sophisticated design which has been combined with an automatic movement and, perhaps most importantly, a modest price point to deliver exactly the sort of timepiece that we’re big fans of here at Coolector HQ. This first class watch comes from furniture designer and watch enthusiast, Charlie Fowler, and is born out of a long-held desire to craft a watch brand with unflinching core values of high quality, democratic design which will stand the test of time.
With a real passion for design, Charlie Fowler has certainly created an eye-catching new watch brand in the shape of Alkin and his Model One Automatic Watch is already taking Kickstarter by storm. This exemplary accessory is a super cool offering that is an accessible automatic timepiece which has been carefully designed with simplicity, functionality and longevity front and centre. Stylish in the extreme, the Model One Automatic Watch from Alkin has a case, dial, hands and branding which have all been designed from scratch by Fowler, whilst the Arabic numerals are the handiwork of British typographer, Gareth Hague.
Simplicity in design is the call of the day with the Alkin Model One Automatic Watch on Kickstarter and for those of us that favour understated accessories for our wrist, this is sure to tick plenty of the right boxes. All the different design elements have been distilled to deliver a no-nonsense, visually balanced timepiece that provides maximum utility and versatility and, best of all, can be yours for as little as £180 during the funding on Kickstarter.
The Alkin Model One Automatic Watch is chock full of impressive design features, materials and specifications and this includes 316L stainless steel casing, a Seiko NH35A movement, sapphire crystal glass casing, a luxurious vegetable tanned leather strap, 100m water resistance and super-luminova BGW9 dial that will ensure your timepiece remains legible come day or night. These are some mighty eye-catching features considering the watch’s sub-£200 price tag so it’s not difficult to see why they are been snapped up in their droves on Kickstarter.
When you consider the superb line up of features to be found with the Alkin Model One Automatic Watch, it’s hard to believe that you’ll get change from £200 to get one on your wrist. Effortlessly cool and with the sort of understated aesthetic that we gravitate towards here at Coolector HQ, there is a lot to be impressed with from this debut offering from Alkin. Expertly crafted and designed, this is a fine example of the sort of quality timepieces that can be unearthed on Kickstarter.
If you find yourself in the market for an elegant, sophisticated and, above all, affordable automatic watch in 2018, you’ll certainly not go too far wrong with the Model One Automatic Watch from Alkin. Wonderfully well designed and executed, we’re loving the visual impact of the timepiece here at The Coolector and we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see it go on to become one of Kickstarter’s most popular watch campaigns of 2018.