Elliot Havok has taken design to a new level again, this time with a line of watches. What started as a lunchtime conversation with some friends who were looking for good looking watches that wouldn't bankrupt them. They started with three simple guidelines:
AFFORDABILITY: Not $300. Not $200. Not even $100. Starting at just $69 on Kickstarter, and with a retail price online now of just $85-$95. Working direct to consumer, they pass the savings to you with radical transparency.
PRACTICALITY: They wanted a quality handmade watch useful enough for everyday wear. Simply, a no frills watch that just makes sense.
DESIGN: Beautifully crafted for timelessness with a less is more approach. A classic minimal look without extraneous features or fancy dials.
The watches arrived a couple of weeks ago, and while the rose gold version they sent me is a bit much for everyday wear, the Oxford design has become my daily timepiece since it came in. The combination of a basic and easy to read face with its incredibly light weight and wonderfully simple and minimalist band make it seem to disappear when I'm not looking at it.
I love watches, and there are times when I want my timepiece to make a statement. For all the other 350 days of the year the Oxford by Havok fits the bill perfectly.