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Hudson River Watch Co

A project in New York, NY by Robert Willis

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High quality watches inspired by various New York City streets. We have 9 unique designs and are seeking funding for our first order.
Backers: 409
Average Pledge Per Backer: $283

Funded: $115,703 of $50,000
Dates: Mar 13th -> Apr 12th (30 days)
Project By: Robert Willis
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Latest News


April 9th - via:
We are thrilled to announce that we just hit $100K! Thank you all SO very much for helping us get here.  Our stretch goal straps are now available for order by simply increasing your pledge by $35.   We are so excited and can't WAIT to get our... (Read More)

Stretch Goal: Straps!

April 4th - via:
Hi backers! We are excited to announce that we will be offering a stretch goal if we hit $100K. By popular demand, we will be offering two additional straps: the black leather and the raw leather nato (brown).  If (and when) we reach $100K, either... (Read More)

Watch the Road

April 3rd - via:
The streets, Jay-Z once said, is watching. Two horologists took that phrase quite literally. Introducing Hudson River Watch Co., a just-launched startup peddling natty timepieces named after (and inspired by) New York City’s streets, available for pre-order right now. These are crackerjack pieces of engineering. And they’re all less than $500. Started by a husband-and-wife duo (he an avid watch collector, she of studio design chops), HRWC features a nod to NYC in each ticker – like the Fulton Street, the face of which recalls a steamship's telegraph dials. (Read More)

Press! Read all about it!

March 25th - via:
To our amazing backers: We've received a lot of press lately, and wanted to share some of it with all of you. Not only are we very pleased with all of the coverage, but we love each of these sites, so we hope you enjoy them! Below are some links to... (Read More)


March 22nd - via:
We are so excited to announce that we've reached our goal of $50,000.00 thanks to all of you! We are blown away by your support. Thankfully we have 21 days left, so we hope to keep going! We are hard at work coming up with some stretch goals,... (Read More)

Hudson River Watch Co - Esquire

March 21st - via:
Ah, Kickstarter. First it changed the movie game, now it's helping shake things up in the world of watches. Currently on the site and closing in fast on its funding goal is Hudson River Watch Co., a newly launched brand that's based in New York (which, considering the name, it kinda has to be) and hoping to provide guys with something the founders feel isn't easy enough to find. Namely, a good watch that doesn't come with a price tag that would look equally at home on a used car. Something to bridge the gap between Timex and Rolex, as it were — though the retail price of around $300 is a lot closer to the former than the latter. (Read More)

Hudson River Watch Co.

March 21st - via:
A subtler way to divulge your connection with the Big Apple than wearing an "I Heart NY" undershirt every day and/or becoming a miserably jaded chain smoker, Hudson River Watch Co.'s got a collection of nine wrist-tickers with dials inspired (and named) after notable Manhattan and Brooklyn streets, each honoring elements of their respective history and culture. (Read More)

Hudson River Watch Co.

March 21st - via:
What happens when you blend some of New York’s most iconic streets with elegant timepieces? You get the Hudson River Watch Co – a Manhattan Based company whose watches are each inspired by, and named after a New York City street. The quality watches use ETA Swiss movements, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lenses, and are water resistant up to 150 feet. The looks range from the Sutton Place, Delancey Street, and Front Street, to Berry Street and Cranberry Street. These classic watches retail for $300, however you can get them here for only $225. Check out our gallery of a few of their selections below. (Read More)

What would you pay? Hudson River Watch Co.

March 18th - via:
Another (potential) watch company, looking to crowdfund their way to production. Sometimes these watch projects work. Sometimes they really don’t. And with a goal to raise $50,000, the husband and wife team behind Hudson River Watch Co. seem to be swinging for the fences. They’re not looking to produce one watch, but nine. NINE. Two of which will be the same basic design, with different colored dials (Front Street). (Read More)

Hudson River Watch Co. Watches

March 18th - via:
It takes a considerably large set of balls to up and decide you want to make your own watch. It takes even more to decide that you’re going to make nine different watches with an even larger collection of straps, but that’s exactly what Robert Willis decided to do. Nine unique watch designs inspired by and named after a different New York City street. Each watch in the Kickstarter project uses ETA Swiss movements, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lenses, surgical-grade stainless steel cases and is water resistant to 150 feet. In addition to the variety you get in the case (36mm / 38mm / 40mm / 41mm) and face options, there are also NATO and leather strap color options. At less than $300 a pop, these might be some of the best designed men’s watches on the market. (Read More)

Halfway there!

March 15th - via:
Friends of Hudson River Watch Co, It's been less than three days and we're already halfway there, thanks to all of you! Please help us keep up this momentum by spreading the word. Together we can make it to 50k and hopefully beyond. We're busy trying... (Read More)

Start It Up: Hudson River Watch Co.

March 14th - via:
Hudson River Watch Co. Hudson River Watch Co. is a New York-based company that makes handsome, high-quality and affordable watches. What really makes their timepieces unique is that their inspiration comes from all over the city—each watch is named after a Manhattan street, and draws its look from items like vintage stopwatches, ship telegraph dials and even cigar humidors. On the inside, Swiss movement keeps time while hardwearing stainless steel cases protect the insides. The watches are also water-resistant up to 150 feet, and each come with stainless steel or leather bands (NATO straps are also available). They've just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their debut, so we caught up with co-founder Lauren Willis and talked about how the city informs the brand and what makes a good watch. (Read More)

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