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Martenero’s latest American-made watch is launching through Kickstarter

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Martenero has been selling American-made customizable mechanical watches for under a $1,000 a few years now, and it’s back with a new design at its cheapest price yet.

Its latest timepiece is the Kerrison, a 42mm watch powered by a Miyota 9015 movement. It features a 316L stainless steel casing, sapphire crystal on the front and back, 42-hour power reserve, and a leather strap. And for the first time, Martenero is using Kickstarter to fund its development.

Photo: Martenero

The Kerrison will also come in four different colorways — white and blue; white and silver; dark blue; and black and dark blue — and three different leather straps are available as well. Usually Martenero’s watches start at around $600, but the Kerrison can be purchased through Kickstarter for as low as $399 right now.

The caveat with anything crowdfunded still remains: nothing is guaranteed and a project can fall through or fail to be completed at any time. But given its history of delivering products, I’d give this a higher chance than your average Kickstarter.