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New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post02 Jan 2015, 15:46

Dear forum members

after more than four years of development and production my new LED watch is ready for sale - finally. For those who cannot wait or don´t want to read please visit the following website: http://www.hgwc.de

It´s a drivers watch with a genuine NEW MAN3A red dot display. The SASM60 module comes with a modern microcontroller to minimize the power consumption and all watches will be delivered with a working (!) flick of the wrist feature.

The watch shows time (12h or 24h display), seconds, date (mm:dd or dd:mm) and a special feature. That can be the day of week, day of year, year or week number.

A novelty is the new #HGWC EE-Store: That´s a memory and recall system to change the battery without data loss. The watch has a 2nd time zone and a low battery indicator.

The case, back and all links are made from solid stainless steel grade 316L. The button is always 18K solid gold and the gold colour depends on the watch model. All models come with a scratch free sapphire crystal. A nice wooden box completes the package.

The watches are tested to be water resistant to 100m / 300ft.

Available is the version V101 and V102 with a brushed and mirror polished surface. A black DLC version, a chrome version and watches with leather straps will follow by the end of january.

Hanno :)

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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post02 Jan 2015, 19:19

BEAUTIFUL Hanno!

Is the brushed stainless with a red gold button available! Are they serial numbered? if so I will take 0001 :-D

Pm sent!

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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post02 Jan 2015, 20:23

Hi Geoff,

they are serial numbered and I already sold a few. But there is no serial 0001 as that serial does not exist. What I can offer is a prototype case 014S (S=Sample) but as said it´s not a serial watch and it might not be water resistant for example :-(
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Post02 Jan 2015, 21:28

Hi Hanno!

The stainless steel case with serial number, brushed with all the bells and whistles and a red gold button if possible. I find the yellow gold to be too brassy. Is the red gold choice available?

I have to get to my home computer as the iPad will not allow a "payment type" to be specified.

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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post02 Jan 2015, 21:34

Hi Geoff,

available serials are 0032, 0037, 0038, 0039 and 0040 at the moment. You can choose from one. I do not plan to sell yellow gold buttons as I don´t like the colour either. Of course I do have a brushed version for sale and this version comes with a 18K red gold button. Shipping is free of charge.

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Post02 Jan 2015, 22:15

Hanno

Pm sent through DWF and your HGWC site.

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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post06 Jan 2015, 01:07

That's a great looking LED watch!
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Post06 Jan 2015, 02:34

I got one!!!!!

Can't wait to see it, turns out it is a Christmas present and she agreed! :grin1:
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Post06 Jan 2015, 02:38

Hanno, what does the tic tac to crosshatch logo represent. Is it related to the fact the first computer game created was tic tac to.


Geoff.

If I am to explain the watch I need to know, I am known as the watch guy at work (300 and counting mostly analog mechanical). Before any one comments on the numbers they are to augment my pension at retirement, not just OCD hobby gone wild :scratch:
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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post06 Jan 2015, 14:13

The watch looks superb, congrats on a job well done Hanno - I am saving up my pennies for one too. :mega:

Would I be correct in thinking that you also have a green version planned?
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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post06 Jan 2015, 14:18

Is there a manual we can download?
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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post06 Jan 2015, 21:11

@ronaldheld: No, not yet. I will do a major update of the website with the introduction of the black DLC version with a small gallery on the front page and a manual to download.

Here´s what´s planned this month

1) Next weekend I would like to finish the paper manual which will then by shipped with every watch. Yet, my customers get a preliminary pdf version and I have to send the booklet to the customers a bit later. The booklet will be printed next week, I´ve done the english translation already which has to be corrected by charger105 (hopefully!) again.

2) Next week I will get the hard chromium cases back, which will replace the polished V102 version.

3) Today I´ve shipped the first sample watches that get the new DLC coating and I should get them in return by the end of january latest. Then my photographer will do new pictures and the website will be updated again.


@bucko170. Thank you very much. I´ve got a few SASM61 greenies with line display running (with a totally different circuit board, microcontroller, components and power cells). The greenies will also come with other software and less functions. Personally I prefer the red display anyway. :mega: :mega: :mega:

@767Geoff. Thanks for ordering. I hope you don´t lynch me as I saw that I am missing gold to produce new buttons. I´ve ordered more and I should get it on thursday or friday. Once here I will stamp and mill new buttons, assemble your watch and ship your watch immediately. The brushed version is extra nice :-D
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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post08 Jan 2015, 23:17

Hanno,

it's great to see a real quality LED watch in serial production again. I will have to save for a while to buy one and make a video of it! I am intrigued by the green display. All mine are red- like you I prefer red, but a green one would be different and more rare.

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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post10 Jan 2015, 03:03

Congrats Hanno! I am impressed :eek:
As mentioned this is a real LED in production form.
It is likely the first LED in 10 years after Jeff Lockhart introduced his bigblock Majestyk.
Tokyoflash sells LEDs by the dozen but this one is the real deal with vintage dot type digits.
Can you disclose the guts as well? ;)
Is the display made to the same specs or have you applied some upgrades?
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Post21 Jan 2015, 10:29

It's in Canada!!!!

Still 2000 miles away, but at least it's on the continent!

:-D :Prost:
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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post23 Jan 2015, 14:14

The manuals are online now, please follow this link:

http://www.hgwc.de/manuals/SASM60A_EN.pdf

There will be a jeweller´s manual available in about one week with a complete spare part list and instructions on servicing / battery change.
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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post23 Jan 2015, 15:27

Hanno, what is the weight of the watch including the bracelet?
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Post24 Jan 2015, 00:52

The total weight incl bracelet is 137 g (4.83 oz). You can find more info on the main page of www.hgwc.de. Scroll down to technical information.

Hanno :-D
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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post24 Jan 2015, 00:57

I did not see that section before. Thanks.
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Post30 Jan 2015, 18:24

OMG a small teaser :-D and i can tell you all..it's a real beauty :mega:

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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post30 Jan 2015, 20:49

We need to see more.
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Re: New #HGWC LED driver watch

Post30 Jan 2015, 22:21

If you are interested in such a watch I can send one for free. Just return it if you don´t like it. I have a chrome, brushed or DLC (anthracite) version available.
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