ONE Degree Watches, founded by long time watch producer and enthusiast Paul Youngblood, launched their first 3D cityscape watches on Kickstarter. The designs are brought to life using 3D printing technology to capture the inspirational feeling of major cities and bring them to life on a wristwatch.
The current version available on Kickstarter is the San Francisco cityscape watches, a fun tribute to the company's hometown. The company have been prototyping all of designs through Shapeways and TechShop in San Francisco and San Jose. The company plans on adding other major international cities and other types of innovative traditional and non-traditional styles of timepieces to their catalogue. The watches will be launching in late 2012 / early 2013.
ONE Degree Watches was founded by Paul Youngblood in early 2012 to inspire people to realize that you are only 'one degree' away from making their dreams happen. The San Francisco cityscape watch is the first style being offered by ONE Degree.
About The Watches
Versions - San Francisco DAY & NIGHT & NIGHT HIGH CONTRAST
Cityscape - Bright Metallic (DAY/HC) and Dark Metallic (NIGHT)
Case Water Proof - 10 ATM (300+ ft)
Designed In - Cali
Movement - Swiss
Manufactured & Assembled - Hong Kong & Cali
Shipping - Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013
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This idea is really made possible by the strides that 3D printing has made. When I started this project, I could not find a good way to produce a skyline with real depth. The solution came by printing a 3D version that I could send to the manufacture. I loved the process so much I decided to support another Kickstarter project, the B9 3D printer. 'Why are you giving away your trade secrets?' Well, these are not really secrets. The watches took weeks to complete the designs. Each building in the skyline was individually recreated in 3D CAD program and plenty of additional time perfecting the designs details. I want people to realize how close they are to making their ideas happen; all it takes is some hard work.
I have been designing and producing products for myself and other companies for the last 8 years. I left my original watch company when I had an opportunity to work at Apple (one of the greatest companies to work for). This time around it made a lot more sense to launch a timepiece line that focused on creative ideas rather than trying to sell an image. ONE Degree is about connecting to your dreams.
"3D printers and services have allowed hardware entrepreneurs to dream bigger then they could have ever possibly imagined. Literally, anything you think of is possible. I am lucky enough to be a designer at the ground floor of this budding technology." - Paul Youngblood, Designer and Founder of ONE Degree Watches
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