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Kauai Firm’s Atomic Wristwatch Getting Warm Reception on Kickstarter

The Bathys Hawaii Cesium 133 Atomic Watch
The Bathys Hawaii Cesium 133 Atomic Watch
PRLog - Apr. 23, 2014 - KAUAI, Hawaii -- Having created the world’s most accurate wristwatch - The Cesium 133 -  precise to one second in one thousand years, Kauai-based Bathys Hawaii Watch Co. has gone to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to raise capital to fund a small production run. Their campaign began April 9th, and goal was to raise $42,000 in 30 days, however all ten of the watches were funded in just three days at $6000 each. Now, less than two weeks into the campaign, backers have pledged over $73,000.

“Yes I am extremely happy with the Kickstarter campaign”, says Bathys Hawaii Owner John Patterson. “We hit our goal within days and the numbers just keep going up. Unlike some crowdfunding campaigns that have an unlimited production run, ours is capped by the fact we are only making a limited edition of ten of the Cesium 133 Atomic watches - so we’re not aiming for a million dollars. By keeping the number small we think we have a much better chance of making a good product the first time around.”

Current design renderings show a sleek, rounded case with an asymmetrical dial layout. Patterson has just returned from the annual Baselworld Watch Trade Fair where the Cesium 133 attracted a lot of curiosity. “I met with one journalist who interviewed me over lunch then her next stop was interviewing the CEO of Swatch Group, the largest watch firm in the world - so there’s been a lot of interest from the industry and the media.”

Now that the project will be funded, the next step is gearing up to use some of the latest high-tech production methods, such as 3-D printing using metal. Patterson explains, “These are cutting-edge technologies - more like something you’d expect to come from MIT, not a small atelier on Kauai. But we like that challenge and that’s part of the reason we do this - to learn and move watchmaking forward. I love old mechanical watches of course, but we’ve got to look to the future for inspiration, not just the past”.

High resolution photos of the new design renderings can be found here:


The Kickstarter Campaign is here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/846511652/the-worlds...

Their website iswww.bathyshawaii.com

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