Rebel Time Watches is yet another young watch company, which wants to make an impact it the watch world. Will they succeed? Well, it depends on you and your support.
Rebel Time Watches is a Brooklyn based company founded by Shneur Lakein. The company aims to create high quality, yet affordable, watches. Their initial offer consists of two models, both available in two different colour schemes, which gives us 4 different watches in total. As many micro brand watches, Rebel Time Watches seeks for support from future customers through crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. But before we go to that, let’s see what do they really have to offer.
Rebel Time Watches has created two quartz chronograph watches: Classic Rebel Chrono and Rebel Aviator Chrono. Both watches share the same 44 mm stainless steel case with an interesting lug design. The lug to lug distance is almost 53 mm, which puts the watch rather on the larger side. The case provides a water resistance of up to 100 m. Watches are fitted with sapphire crystals, which is always welcomed, especially on an affordable timepiece. Both watches are powered by a quartz Miyota OS20 chronograph movement, which has proven to be a reliable movement for chronographs on a budget.
When you take a look at the Classic and the Aviator, you will immediately see differences between them. Aviator seems to be a more modern representation of a pilot watch with its bezel and an aggressive 3 dimensional sandwich dial. It’s a definitely a more bold design of the two which might not be everyone’s cup of tea. I personally prefer the Classic. Its dial design with bold applied hour markers reminds me of classic military field watches. Whichever you are going to choose, you can expect a high quality build and an outstanding attention to detail.
Rebel Time Watches are currently available on their webpage in pre-order for $249 each. Alternatively, you can support the brand on Kickstarter and get a discount off retail price depending on the amount you pledge. The delivery of pre-ordered watches is scheduled for September 2016.