It’s probably one of the most common dreams of a watchionista, creating your own watch. If you got the money its possible, otherwise you can do it but a long the way you will run into some problems. This results into making compromises and you end up with the watch you didn’t want. Revolo can be an answer to those who don’t have the budget available to make a complete customised watch.
Revolo made an online watch configurator which allows you to design your own watch. Such configurators are also used in the car industrie, before getting to the local dealer you can put together the complete car and also see what the total cost will be for the car of your dreams.
I a couple of steps you have to make choices about the look and feel you want for your watch.
Their are three different case designs. Two round designs in a 41 and a 42 mm and a cushion shaped case in 43 mm. for the two bigger sizes a diving an a timing bezel is also an option. Each one of the choices of bezels comes in a variety of colours and different typographies.
Material used for the cases and bezels is 316 L stainless steel. Three finishes, polished steel, pvd black and pvd rose gold.
Crowns come in five different designs and same finishings complementing the cases.
Glass is sapphire front and optional back case. Water resistant up to 10 ATM.
22 different options on the dials. Green, blue, white, black, silver. With arabic or roman numbers even just sticks, or a combination of numbers and sticks. Even some great looking sandwich dials with luminor. Even different ways of exposing the date which is set on the 3 o’clock.
For the hands different shapes, straigh, leave and arrows. they come in the same colours as the case with an additional blue set. The central second hand has two shape options, a dot or an arrow. Red is also an option next to the colours of the other hands.
A very wide range in leather or vinyl straps to finish of the watch you just designed. Buckles come in a three options including a folding clasp. Matching colours of course and all of them made of stainless steel.
Even a steel bracelet in seven different design are an option.
To finish the design the backcase can be engraved to the designers wishes. A complete closed or even a see thru sapphire showing you the movement whats inside.
This makes it a very personal watch and even a perfect gift for those special occasions in life.
There are a few choices to be made engine wise. It starts with a Ronda 515 Quartz. For the mechincal watches you can choose a Miyota 821a of a STP (Fossil) automatic.
After you gone thru the simple configurator the list of parts get to the party who makes these. This is packed and put together in Amsterdam by a watchmaker. After this is done within 10 days the watch is delivered to the one waiting for it.
We are really surprised by this new way of making your own watch. If you want to do this this is probably the easiest way to do it. You can also go looking for manufacturers who are willing to make you the separate parts. But downside is, they wont make you just one of each, you’ve got the get the minimum order quantity or will pay the full load for a few.