Breathing life into a watch!

Hi fellow Crunchers, 

I was listening to an episode of About Effing Time last week where @AdrianBarker, George & Andrew were talking about Microbrands and how, often, this wonderful niche within a niche falls into two sub-niches! A passion project or a cash grab. 

It was an interesting point and one that got me thinking about what it means to build a passion project that can endure for decades. 

It'll be no surprise that the roots of Clemence Watches are deeply founded in passion - a passion for watches, yes, but also the somewhat romantic notion of creating something that's bigger than one watch, one person or one brand even (micro or not). To create talismans that'll be there, on the wrist of friends and family, for years of trips, adventures, highs and lows that are to come. That notion is a bright sense of inspiration that'll never fade! 

We're fervently regulating, assembling & testing our latest wave of Photic Divers at the moment! It won't be long before they're on the wrist of their new owners & a new journey begins! 

Cheers, 

Tom 

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The new colors look great.   It's on my Christmas list with my wife so we'll see how good I've been this year. 

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The fast money is in dropshipping crap from Allibaba. The lasting brands put a lot more effort into it like you do.

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Fiatjeepdriver

The new colors look great.   It's on my Christmas list with my wife so we'll see how good I've been this year. 

Amazing! Thanks @Fiatjeepdriver - hope your Christmas wishes come true 😄🤞

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OldSnafu

The fast money is in dropshipping crap from Allibaba. The lasting brands put a lot more effort into it like you do.

Really appreciate that @OldSnafu, thank you! 

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Looks real nice! (I love that podcast too!) Best wishes.

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Clemence, Please tell me what your passion is.  I see a very attractive watch with a good Miyota movement and nice lume but I don't see the passion.  I see many things that I have seen hundreds of times before.  

A new independent microbrand pops up every week and none of them offer a minute repeater or a perpetual calendar for an interesting first watch.  It is always a diver, field watch, pilots watch, dress watch, chronograph or something else that the market is flooded with.  Is a nicer dive watch really your passion?  Cause in almost 70 years no one has really improved on Blancpain's design and the world doesn't need a 1000th homage.

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Velomax

Clemence, Please tell me what your passion is.  I see a very attractive watch with a good Miyota movement and nice lume but I don't see the passion.  I see many things that I have seen hundreds of times before.  

A new independent microbrand pops up every week and none of them offer a minute repeater or a perpetual calendar for an interesting first watch.  It is always a diver, field watch, pilots watch, dress watch, chronograph or something else that the market is flooded with.  Is a nicer dive watch really your passion?  Cause in almost 70 years no one has really improved on Blancpain's design and the world doesn't need a 1000th homage.

I think you should launch a microbrand yourself to make watches with exotic complications.

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Velomax

Clemence, Please tell me what your passion is.  I see a very attractive watch with a good Miyota movement and nice lume but I don't see the passion.  I see many things that I have seen hundreds of times before.  

A new independent microbrand pops up every week and none of them offer a minute repeater or a perpetual calendar for an interesting first watch.  It is always a diver, field watch, pilots watch, dress watch, chronograph or something else that the market is flooded with.  Is a nicer dive watch really your passion?  Cause in almost 70 years no one has really improved on Blancpain's design and the world doesn't need a 1000th homage.

His custom dial and hands are unique to his vision. The rest of the parts are off the shelf because of the huge costs involved in machining those. He is putting together good watches with quality parts and not just slapping Chinese 2813 movements into crap alloy cases.

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OldSnafu

His custom dial and hands are unique to his vision. The rest of the parts are off the shelf because of the huge costs involved in machining those. He is putting together good watches with quality parts and not just slapping Chinese 2813 movements into crap alloy cases.

Thanks @OldSnafu 😊🙏 really great to see the efforts are appreciated! With the exception of the clasp & movement (which are off the shelf parts that have been customised) we've actually designed every part of the Photic Diver from the ground up and have every piece made from scratch to our specifications 😁