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HOFFMAN Watches (Reinventing the Sports Watch) - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HOFFMAN Watches, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. HOFFMAN Watches

    HOFFMAN Watches Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi Everyone!

    We are very excited to launch this thread, something we have waited 2+ years to do.

    Also, a big thanks to the Styleforum team!

    We are looking forward to connecting with you, and listen to what you think. Our goal is to make HOFFMAN as dynamic as possible, which is also why we are launching on Kickstarter – to incorporate your input from the start.

    What is HOFFMAN?

    We founded HOFFMAN because we couldn’t find affordable and well-made modern sports watches.

    The affordable sports watch market is dominated by large fashion brands - that mostly make big-chunky watches that aren’t very stylish and offer little value.

    So, we spent 2+ years developing classically inspired watches that are modestly sized, focusing on balance in proportions, subtle details and color/texture combinations that resonate with modern aesthetics.

    The concept

    - Sporty designs
    - Subtle details
    - Creative approach to color & texture
    - Modest size (40mm)
    - Multiple movement options -> quartz, mechanical quartz & automatic
    - Limited editions of each design

    The value proposition

    - High-end components: sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, water-resistant robust 316L cases, luminescent hands & hours, reliable movements from Miyota, Seiko & Seagull
    - Exceptionally crafted
    - One-time offer, 60% discount

    Our question to the community - what do you think?

    1. Thread Banner.png 2. Intro - Collection Picture.png 3. Mood 1 - Man - Racing 40.png 4. Mood 2 - Diver 40 - side.png 5. Mood 3 - Man with Diver 40.png 6. Mood 4 - Diver 40 on rock.png 7. Mood - Work.png 8. Collection of Racing 40.png 9. Collection of Diver 40.png 10.  Racing 40 _work.png

    You can also find full 360 videos by following these links RACING 40 & DIVER 40.

    We are launching Tuesday, 19th of June at:
    • US 8:00 AM EST
    • EU 14:00 CET
    • Singapore & HK GMT+8
    • Australia GMT+11
    Sorry if we missed your timezone.

    The limited offer of $169 (60% discount from retail $425) will be available for the first 24-hours of the campaign.

    Styleforum members that sign-up here will receive a gift - an additional strap (retail $35).

    Looking forward to telling you more about the brand and answer any questions.

    If you want to follow us, see our Facebook & Instagram.

    Thank you,
    Will & Team
     
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  2. HOFFMAN Watches

    HOFFMAN Watches Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you, appreciate the comment
     


  3. Thin White Duke

    Thin White Duke Distinguished Member

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    Some nice looking designs there which are a lot more attractive than many ‘entry level’ watches I’ve seen out there.
    Can you please explain to me the intended utility of the 24 hour complication? In my experience (I have the same feature on a Belmoto Track Day which is so small it’s barely readable) they can’t be operated independently of the main time to provide a second time zone (even if I could read it!) so they’re just telling you the same time as on the main dial only at a barely readable size, unless I’m missing something here.
    Anyway good luck!
     


  4. HOFFMAN Watches

    HOFFMAN Watches Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thank you for your kind words.

    You are correct regarding the 3 o'clock sub-register, it shows the same time as the main hands but in 24h (military).

    I’m a huge fan of the Seiko VK64 movement for many reasons. Unless you are traveling over multiple-time zones and need help keeping track of day and night, its purpose is to create a balance between the subregisters.
     
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  5. dynemacron

    dynemacron Well-Known Member

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    Hi there: the watches have a nice, clean design that suits a sleeker modern style. From what I can tell though, I do like your color palette, since it seems rather clean and very menswear appropriate.

    I was curious, are the different movements available only with certain faces? Obviously they will be at different price points, but at what cost difference?
     


  6. HOFFMAN Watches

    HOFFMAN Watches Member Affiliate Vendor

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    First off, thank you for saying that. We spent a lot of time testing different colors and textures to get something we felt was right.

    I know most brand usually offer unique dials for their automatics, we are not doing that, all dials will be available from $169 (the limited super early bird).

    The DIVER 40 automatic add-on (Miyota 821A) is +$99, and the RACING 40 mechanical automatic add-on (Seagull TY2901) is +$199.

    Prices
    DIVER 40 (quartz) - $169
    DIVER 40 (automatic) - $268
    RACING 40 (mechanical quartz) - $169
    RACING 40 (mechanical automatic) - $368

    /Will
     


  7. HOFFMAN Watches

    HOFFMAN Watches Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi everyone,

    Our launch is confirmed for Tuesday, 19th of June.
    • US 8:00 AM EST
    • EU 14:00 CET
    • Singapore & HK GMT+8
    • Australia GMT+11
    Sorry if we missed your timezone.

    The limited offer of $169 (60% discount from retail $425) will be available for the first 24-hours of the campaign.

    Ps, Styleforum members that sign-up here will receive a gift - an additional strap (retail $35).

    /Will & Team
     


  8. GBR

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    They look much like most such watches really, to what depth of water are they certified?
     


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