Despite the trend towards “heirloom” watches priced as high as a yearly mortgage payment, Rossling & Co. have come up with a $500 watch that is stylish, affordable, and versatile. The market calls for it – with 10 days to go of their Kickstarter campaign, Rossling & Co. had been pledged nearly eight times their goal amount.
This is no throw-away, either – the self-winding watch stores the energy from your arm motions and uses it to power itself. It has a classic 1920s-1930s European design with a nod to the Bauhaus style, and its modest size is poles apart from many modern watches that are so heavy that they throw off your gait so you walk like a ghetto pimp. At 40mm diameter and 9mm thick, the case slips well under formal shirt cuffs and looks at home on a woman’s wrist.
You don’t have to treat it with kid gloves, either. The solid stainless steel case is built for durability and strength, while sapphire crystal is used for added scratch resistance. The two interchangeable straps included with each watch reflect the watch’s versatility – there’s the master-craftsman’s look of the genuine suede, or you can switch to leather for the more traditional function. It’s the watch for all times.