John Robert The Archetype Swiss Made Watch

When we find ourselves wanting to discover new watchmakers here at The Coolector, we will always gravitate over to Kickstarter because, quite frankly, that’s where a lot of our favourite timepiece brands cut their teeth. Well, there’s another to add to the list in the shape of John Robert Watches and their flagship offering, The Archetype Swiss Made Watch. This classy offering has already made a mighty solid start on the crowdfunding platform and that’s in no short part due to its devilishly dapper design aesthetic.

The John Robert Archetype Watch on Kickstarter is available for the bargain price of $389 during the campaign which is great value for money considering the quality components and craftsmanship that has gone into the making of these watches. John Robert Wristwatches is a new Melbourne-based independent watch brand who have made it their mission to create artefacts of a gentleman; affordable quality, versatile timepieces which are designed to become heirlooms; the antithesis of disposable nature of today’s accessories.


Eye-Catching Design


These stunning Swiss-made linen dial watches, which are purpose built to survive whatever life throws at it have definitely caught our eye here at The Coolector. They are available in your choice of HAQ or Automatic movement and the quality they have to offer is tangible – something that you’ll witness first hand when you put it on for the first time. Boasting a purposeful design, every component that makes up the Archetype was ruthlessly selected for its supremacy.

Steel. Sapphire. Genuine Leather. Swiss Made. It is clear that the John Robert The Archetype Watch is going to add a touch of class to any wrist in 2021. They offer all of that good stuff that puts a watch on the ‘top shelf’ but, crucially, at a price that gives you a ladder to reach it. The hardy materials and 10 atmospheres of water resistance mean that this watch is up for anything you can throw at it. This is a dressy tool watch and one that you’ll be reaching for day in, day out. A worthy addition to your watch line up for sure.

The automatic version of The Archetype features the latest in 1600s technology. Whilst you can’t reinvent the wheel, you can make it more accurate, reliable and beautiful. It is powered by the Sellita SW200 in its highest execution,  beauty is balanced with functionality and reliable performance; parts and service are a breeze for life-long use, no matter where in the world you live. The polished sapphire caseback allows you to appreciate the artistry of the movement where Côtes de Gèneve, perlage, rhodium plating and blued screws abound.


Quality Components Throughout


Everywhere you look with The Archetype Watch from John Robert, there are some mighty impressive features which belie its affordable price tag over on Kickstarter. Some of the stand out features of us include the fact it comes with a genuine leather and stainless steel strap so you can regularly change up the aesthetic of your timepiece when the mood strikes you.

Another great perk of this Kickstarter campaign is that each watch comes with its own striking watch wallet. No one wants another watch box cluttering up their home but this wallet adds a touch of style to proceedings. It’s the perfect icing on the cake for such an accomplished timepiece. Like what you see? Head on over to Kickstarter now to bag yours for a bargain price.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.