The C-1 Prototype, Making Better Watch for Children
*Now open for pre-order* The prototype production has started, and expected to deliver in December 2023.
*Some of the details might change*
UPDATE, the lug shape has changed to this, in order to keep the size small, white having 10 ATM water resistance:
Most of the watches for children currently available on the market are cheap.
To sell these watches for cheap, these are cheaply made with low quality materials, bad for environment as these don't last.
But I wanted to change that.
That is why I designed the C-1.I wanted the C-1 to be:
The C-1 is made with a Titanium case, which is a hypoallergenic (much less likely to cause an allergic reaction) material, instead of usual Stainless Steel (which is known to cause itch reacting with sweat on skin).
- Small and thin (31.5mm diameter, 7.52mm thickness)
- Lightweight (Titanium is lighter than Stainless Steel)
- The crown is at 12 o'clock position so the crown will not hit the back of the hand
- The Titanium case is harder, than Stainless Steel nor Plastic!
- The front crystal is made of scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal.
- The water proof rating is 10 ATM (withstands pressure equivalent to water depth of 100 meters)
- The particular Swiss Ronda movement used for this watch lasts 10 years with just one battery!
- The movement is made of metal (instead of cheap plastic parts) and repairable!
Unique & Fun
- Each hands are in different color and texture (The hour hand is orange and matte, the minute hand is red and mirror finished, also it would be easier to remember how to read time).
- The number "6" on the dial has a hole, and through there you will see a different shape or color every day!
- Easily change the strap with the Quick-Release pins, so your child can easily change the style of the watch!
above is the final version of the dials, below on the right is older version.
Case Material: Titanium
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 10 ATM
Lug Width: 18mm
Straps: Not completely certain about the colors, but at the moment I'm thinking of having 2 sets of straps. Maybe one silicone or rubber, and another comfortable NATO. This is something I should decide with the pre-order customers.
Dial: Lumed with Japanese luminous S1
Hands: Lumed with Swiss luminous NLC1
Movement: Ronda 715 Li ,repairable metal watch movement
Accuracy: -10 / +20 seconds per month
Battery Life: 10 years (CR2016)
Operating Temperature: 0 to 50 degrees Celsius
Resistance to magnetic fields: 18.8 Oe
Resistance against shock: NIHS 91-10
The case back will have the prototype serial number (XX/10), and maybe Japan and Finland's flags (without color) engraved, as well as the AndoAndoAndo logo.
Standard International Shipping
Our international shipping use DHL Global Mail.
We will provide you two tracking numbers. One that tracks your shipment from Finland to DHL warehouse in Germany, and another which tracks the shipment from Germany to your address.
It would take several days between the second tracking number would be updated.
According to DHL, their delivery aim is the following:
To Germany: 2-4 days
To EU: 3-6 days
To USA and Canada: 5-9 days
To Rest of the World: 6-12 days (for example, a package to Nagoya, Japan took 10 days)
DHL Express Shipping
It costs more, but it's faster!
Free Domestic (Finland) Shipping
Shipping within Finland use Posti Domestic Parcel shipping service which delivers our product to your nearest Posti Parcel Locker.
Delivery in 1–3 working days. (If you trust Posti that is!)
1-Year Manufacturing Defects Warranty
I have been wearing one of the functioning prototypes for almost 6 months. So far, it's functioned with no problems, and I am confident that it would for at least the next 6 months.
The reason I made sure that it's specifically 1-Year warranty for "Manufacturing Defects" is that I believe that most of the people who have never utilized the warranty of a product don't realize that the warranty only covers Manufacturing Defects. Some watch brands offer a longer warranty, such as 5 years or 10 years—but by then, how would you know that your broken watch suffered a manufacturing defect, or normal wear-and-tear? And would you ever be able to convince the brand's customer service that it was indeed a manufacturing defect?
Their warranty doesn't cover wear-and-tear, or user error, and neither does this warranty. But I do think it is important to clarify that it is a warrant for manufacturing defects, instead of just issuing that it is a vaguely worded "warranty" which sounds like something that might cover something more than manufacturing defects. And 1 year is enough time to warrant manufacturing defects.
60-Days 100% / 90% Return Policy
If you wish to return the watch, you can absolutely do that within 60 days of purchase. You have to take several photographs of the watch and send an email to me before shipping it back. Depending on the condition of the watch, the amount of the refund is different.
-Full Refund: If the watch, within 60 days of purchase, was never worn, and the packaging (boxes, wraps) is intact. Please send us an email with photographs of the watch and the proof of purchase, before shipping it back to us. When shipping back, please use a trackable shipping method. We will fully refund the watch and the shipping cost once it arrives to us upon inspection.
-90% Refund: If the watch, within 60 days of purchase, was never worn, but some of the packaging (boxes, wraps) is missing. Please send us an email with photographs of the watch and the proof of purchase, before shipping it back to us. When shipping back, please use a trackable shipping method. We will refund 90% of the watch and the shipping cost once it arrives to us upon inspection.