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.