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Neon Automatic - final renders and more details

The Neon Automatic final design is signed off and the prototypes are being built. They should be here some time in November and I'll start sharing photos soon after that. But for now, here are the answers to most of the questions I've been getting, as well as the final renders...

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Neon Automatic giveaway time!

The Neon Automatic is coming soon. About time, right? Check out the latest article that includes the final renders so you can see exactly what has taken so long. My factory is putting our prototypes together right now, fitting them with their Swiss made STP 1-11 automatic move...

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Happy Birthday, Hamtun H1

One year ago today we launched our first watch on Kickstarter, and one year ago today it was fully funded and we had a business. It's been an exciting first year, with shipments of the H1 complete and our follow up, the Swiss powered Neon Automatic, announced and now in the pr...

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This is the Neon Automatic, our new Swiss powered watch!

It's taken a while, but designs are finally settled and the prototyping phase has begun! Here is the yellow edition, one of 5 dial colours that will be available at launch. What is the Neon Automatic? An automatic watch powered by the Swiss STP 1-11 movement Available in 2 ...

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More details of the upcoming Neon Automatic

Another week, another render! This time a side view of the case. From left to right we have our blue, orange, yellow, green and white contrast colour options. The white one is there for those of you that like things more subtle... This is the 316L stainless steel option which...

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Neon Automatic: Hamtun go Swiss

When work began on the Neon Automatic the plan was to use the Seiko NH35A movement again. It worked well in the H1 and it's reliable. It's not perfect though - it ships unregulated, it's low frequency so you don't get a super smooth sweep of the seconds hand, and it's pretty ...

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Coming soon: The Neon Automatic from Hamtun Watches

Over the last few weeks I've been working on the final details for the next Hamtun Watches release. I'm calling it the Neon Automatic, and I'm really excited about it. So what exactly is the Neon Automatic?  No detailed spoilers yet, but here are the basics: It's not a dive ...

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Designing and prototyping a watch

This is post #2 in the series I'm writing on how I created a successful Kickstarter project on a tiny budget. Post #1 covered the beginning of the journey, including creating a brand and generating an email list of people that might be interested in my product. If you've not r...

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How to get funded on Kickstarter - spoiler: anyone can do it

This is post #1 in a series I'm preparing on how I ran the Hamtun H1 Kickstarter campaign. I got some stuff right, tonnes of stuff wrong, and lots of stuff right enough that I got away with it. I'm sure some of this will be helpful to anyone considering taking the same route. ...

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Shipping is complete!

I'm delighted (and relieved) to tell you that we finally finished shipping all H1 Kickstarter and Indiegogo pre-orders! If you haven't received details of your shipment, email me directly ([email protected]) and I'll look in to it for you. If you missed the pre-order and ...

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The H1 - our first watch

On September 30th 2016, almost exactly a year after design work began, we launched our first watch on Kickstarter. 20 minutes later it was fully funded, and by the end of the 30 day campaign it had raised over £146,000. With another £20,000 raised in pre-orders on Indiegogo ov...

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Welcome to our new home!

Welcome to the new Hamtun Watches website! As we begin the transition from successful Kickstarter campaign to viable company that can support our customers for years to come, one of our priorities was to take control of the full sales process. That meant commissioning a fancy ...

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