The $69 Luxury Watch

Consider it Warby Parker for your wrist.

By The Editors
January 27, 2015 9:00 am

For some, wearing a watch is like wearing your net worth on your wrist.

For others, wearing a watch is like, y’know, just wearing a watch. Somewhere dramatically below haute wristwear, but comfortably above Happy Meal novelty. 

And for those guys, there’s Havok.

Havok wants to be the Everlane of watches.

Back their Kickstarter at $69, and their “brown classic” is yours. Leather strap. White face. Seiko movements. Diameter of 39mm.

They’re handsome. If you want a functional piece that plays well at work and on the weekends, Havok will hunt.

That said, Havok’s goal may sound familiar: “disrupt” the luxury watch market. With these materials, Havok is really only “disrupting” the low-end quartz-movement market.

But they’re handsome and they work. ‘Nuff said.

And while we enjoy a good moonphase or 18k white-gold case, your correspondent has been to meetings with the guy wearing that on his wrist — it failed to make up for his lack of élan.

Havok is the watch for the guy whose ideas don’t need (or want) the assist.

The InsideHook Newsletter.

News, advice and insights for the most interesting person in the room.