Hastings & Co Gets The Mechanical Kickstarter Watch Right

Every few weeks I dig through the deepest recesses of Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find a few good watches. This time I’ve hit pay dirt. The $227 Hastings & Co Heritage Edition is a mechanical watch with enough class and high design to make it an heir to watches like the Tissot Le Locle and some classic Longines pieces at a price that resembles the good old Seiko Orange Monster. But what does all that mean?

My main cut-off for a watch is a mechanical movement and an intelligent design. The Heritage has both. Inspired by the “Bauhaus” movement, the watch looks very understated and readable. It runs a standard 8215 Miyota mechanical movement – think of Miyota as the AMD of movements while ETA is the Intel – and features a date window at six o’clock. This means you’re…

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