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  1. Hi again guys! Well, a month has passed, and I’m glad to share that our second limited series of sundial-inspired UMBRA watches by Solar Lab is definitely going to be produced in the nearest future! Now it’s only 48 hours left until the end of the campaign on Kickstarter, so if you want to get an UMBRA for yourself, it’s better to hurry up :) The watches will be delivered in October!www.kickstarter.com/projects/solar-lab/umbra-0
  2. Hi guys! Thanks a lot for the feedback! I’m glad to say that we went to crowdfunding today! So if you like our timepieces, it may be the good opportunity to get one or a couple with a good price. We plan to get them manufactured closer to the end of the Fall. So it’s not a long period of waiting by crowdfunding standards and we already manufactured our own watches before, so the deal is solid – it’s up to you if you’re into our watches or not. You can check the project here if you liked it (and wanna save some big buck, too!) www.kickstarter.com/projects/solar-lab/umbra-0
  3. Dear friends and watch enthusiasts, hi again! It's John from Solar Lab. Some time ago I and launched my own first limited wristwatch collection called Gnomon - the sundial-inspired one-handers. For the present moment the whole collection is fully sold out, so this moderate success inspired me to continue on my path of watchmaking. Now I’m working on the new series, created the first prototypes for the new watch and once again would like to hear your opinion. The second watch is called UMBRA (means “shadow” in Latin), and in it I develop the basic features of the concept further. The
  4. Thanks for your feedback! I understand that it may cause some difficulties while appraising the dial layout, but in fact it's pretty simple. You're right that this is a prototype stage yet, so if there will be a lot of inquiries from contributors to adjust the layout, I'll consider this. But now a lot of people are ok with this layout, so I'm keeping it for now
  5. Well played, but it doesn't work in the evenings! Amazing news, guys! We've hit the pre-order stage with the help of Kickstarter! If you're interested in getting some cool watches, search for Gnomon watch on Kickstarter or send me a PM and I'll tell you more
  6. The launch is coming very soon, friends!Here's the website of my project: www.solar-lab.coYou can subscribe to updates and get notified on the launch and other interesting news!
  7. Hi! Sorry for breaking the courtesy rules. My name's James, I'm from Toronto and currently working with a couple of friends on the watch series inspired with time tellers of the past such as sundials, nocturns, clepsydras etc. The main idea is to integrate their features into a classic wristwatch. I'm currently working on the sundial manifestation of this project and hope to find those who'll be interested in purchasing and wearing my watch so I could push series in more complicated and sophisticated design in future, improving both esthetic and technological parts. Thanks everyone f
  8. The project I'm currently working on is called Gnomon and inspired by the ancient Roman sundials. I want to combine this aesthetics with a modern wristwatch. The format is 12-hour single hand running on automatic movement. The only hand refers to a gnomon itself and the design's layout refers to sundials appearance as well as its time measurement system. The inner dial layer is made of scratched steel with the unique texture made by hand. The straps are handmade too. The back lid is engraved with zodiac signs which correspond with hour numerals in zodiac system. Here are some more photos:
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