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Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby Archipelago » March 18th 2018, 5:02am

The inspiration behind this time piece comes from a very important architectural movement for us, the functionalism aka Modernism. The Asplund watch is named after the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, the mastermind behind the Stockholm public library.

The domed dial and glas gives a soft depth to the piece, we wanted to make it feel like a part of you and not like a chunky piece of steel on your wrist. All the graphics are precisely designed to enhance the forms and not to clutter or adorn it.

It comes in three color setups; black/black, white/silver and black/silver.

Check out our project on Kickstarter now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ar ... ccessories

Thanks for your time.

Jorge and Nicolas
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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby codguy » March 18th 2018, 5:51am

Attractive looking wartch, but your forum etiquette is terrible..


edited to say; those NATO straps look cheap and are absolutely gay.
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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby foghorn » March 18th 2018, 5:58am

Joining this watch forum/community with no introduction but a street corner beggers plea for money for your new Assplunge watch with a Japanese Ronda movement (WTF?) is tres de classe.
At least you posted in the right area, but a simple Wassup?? introduction in the proper section would be nice before you pitch your product.
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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » March 18th 2018, 7:24am

foghorn wrote:Joining this watch forum/community with no introduction but a street corner beggers plea for money for your new Assplunge watch with a Japanese Ronda movement (WTF?) is tres de classe.

I agree completely.

foghorn wrote:At least you posted in the right area, but a simple Wassup?? introduction in the proper section would be nice before you pitch your product.

Well, we'd break their balls anyway, but then again, it's somewhat boring without the etiquette. Even the Accuwanker aka heisenberg posted an introduction (a brief one), before it turned out who he is, and before he got his one-way trip to the Barrens.

As to the watch, it's even kind of nice, only the entire architecture thing doesn't convince me, especially combined with the Ozymandianly ghey promo pics. I mean, that dude with a leather jacket worn on bare skin - these pics are just oozing gheyness.
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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby codguy » March 18th 2018, 10:43am

foghorn wrote:your new Assplunge watch with a Japanese Ronda movement


Huh? These have battery powered engines inside?
I retract my previous comments............ well except for the one about the NATO straps
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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby biglove » March 18th 2018, 2:51pm

Nothing one can't find from a dozen other watch companies. Cut the price down $50 and it would probably be a decent offering.

That being said, the hipster photos and "link" to the architect is utter rubbish.

Meh.
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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby Racer-X » March 18th 2018, 3:07pm

biglove wrote:Nothing one can't find from a dozen other watch companies. Cut the price down to $50 and it would probably be a decent offering.

That being said, the hipster photos and "link" to the architect is utter rubbish.

Meh.


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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby svaglic » March 18th 2018, 3:45pm

That price for a Japanese quartz in a case probably made in China with a design copied from Junghans? Not no, but hell no. Automatic then I'd think about it, but you haven't brought anything to the table. I can't believe you have as many backers as you do.

Cut this BS out.
The inspiration behind this time piece comes from a very important architectural movement for us, the functionalism aka Modernism. The Asplund watch is named after the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, the mastermind behind the Stockholm public library.

You had inspiration from a Junghans catalog, that's it.
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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby foghorn » March 18th 2018, 3:57pm

Does Ronda make a Japanese quartz movement? I thought they were all Swiss.
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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby TemerityB » March 18th 2018, 4:08pm

svaglic wrote:
You had inspiration from a Junghans catalog, that's it.


Wow, I was thinking how much these reminded me of Junkers.

Think I'll buy the Junkers.
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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby svaglic » March 18th 2018, 4:12pm

foghorn wrote:Does Ronda make a Japanese quartz movement? I thought they were all Swiss.


I thought so too, but this is how it is stated on their website

Movement: Japan chronograph movement Ronda 503-6
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Re: Archipelago Watch - Scandinavian minimalism

Postby foghorn » March 18th 2018, 4:15pm

svaglic wrote:
foghorn wrote:Does Ronda make a Japanese quartz movement? I thought they were all Swiss.


I thought so too, but this is how it is stated on their website

Movement: Japan chronograph movement Ronda 503-6



Maybe Archie Perlago can clarify next time he logs in. He was here this AM.
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