You all should hopefully remember the company name of Curtis & Co. We reviewed one of their watches with a full video breakdown and were thoroughly impressed with the quality of what they were putting out. Now, we will acknowledge that the high quality these guys bring to their watches usually required a pretty high price tag too (typically $1,000 and up) which might not be realistic for everybody. But when they reached back out to us and wanted to let us know about a KickStarter campaign that was for a new affordable watch, we were thrilled to let our readers know about it.
The new watch is called the Big Time Passport. You can tell people are loving the watch because these guys have already met their crowdfunding goal of $20,000 and still have 24 days to go (as of the time of this post). The story behind the Big Time Passport comes from Curtis hearing and listening to his friends that said he should build an affordable watch that more people could afford. The current clientele of Curtis & Co. watches had to make a bit more money to afford his watches or make some sacrifices to be able to purchase one (that’s what happens when you make high quality watches though).
Fast forward to now, Curtis has created the Big Time Passport to address those affordability requests so everybody can afford a high caliber watch. The Passport is an automatic watch and is quartz-powered. It is able to handle two time zones and has a focus around luxury. There are a ton of different color options (black is great but the rose gold series looks pretty friggin sweet too) so you should be able to find a color that works for you. And while the Big Time Passport is more affordable, it hasn’t lost the focus on quality and precision as they are using sapphire crystal to give your watch that extra layer of protection from scratches or breaks. If you’re hard on your watches, this could be something very appealing.
Anytime a high-end, celebrity wearing, luxury type-of-brand takes a risk and makes an option that us regular folks can afford, we should support them. Go to their KickStarter project ASAP and check out the variety of watches you can get. Support a solid company, get an amazing watch, and help them destroy their KickStarter goal.