At Humism, the watch is an art canvas with an unique possibility: movement.
Inspired by the Kinetic Art movement of the 1950s, our kinetic sculptures use the movement of time to re-imagine the watch's purpose.
Instead of a keeper of routine, our watches turn time into spellbinding art, revealing the beauty of the flowing present.
Automatic watches are powered by human motion. Your arm's movement propels hundreds of precisely assembled gears and springs — a feat of engineering artistry.
To ensure accuracy and durability, our discs are impossibly thin and light. Products of years of research, these discs are crafted with proprietary Japanese technology.
Sapphire Crystal is incredibly scratch-resistant, rating '9' on the Mohs scale of hardness, just a spot behind diamonds.
To frame our kinetic art, we designed a case that is minimalistic, almost geometric, with carefully balanced proportions, symmetrical bevels, and clean, angular forms.
We use full-grain leather for our straps — the strongest and most natural-looking type of leather. Our leather is vegetable-tanned — a natural leather processing method.
All watches are put through a series of stringent quality control tests, such as water resistance and drop tests. We manually regulate each watch to ensure they keep time accurately.
In an increasingly chaotic world, it is important that we all play our part. To this end, we give 5% of our sales to charity. One watch provides a month of food for a child impacted by natural disaster.
We currently partner with Mercy Relief, a humanitarian relief agency responding to natural disasters around Asia. They have provided aid to over 2 million people across 25 countries. Read more about their work here.
At this price point, you won't find a better watch. Period. Been collecting for 30 years and have and them all from Breguet and Patek, George Daniels, Grand Seiko all the way to small independent guys like yourselves.
Anyway, here are the Pros...
Dial. Brilliant. Love it.
Case is very well made. Some signs of some cost-cutting in the matte finish of the case, but again at sub £1000 you may not find much better. Only downside to the cost cutting is the use of Lazer etching all over the back and the crown. Nothing too surprising here at this price though.
Sapphire Glass. Really surprised that they managed to put both front and back sapphire glass in. Again, at this price point that may be unheard off. I cannot see a mention of whether the glass has any anti reflective coating, but it's very legible at any angle and in any light so I am thinking they must have at least 2 or 3 layers.
Strap. Very comfortable straight away and the quick release system is fantastic and a welcome relief from the normal mass produced brands that still don't include this.
Movement. A classic Seiko NH movement. Very reliable and easy to service or repair if the need should ever occur.
Now the cons....and these are very small, but no watch is perfect....ever.
Rotor. Do not like the Lazer etching on the rotor. Don't bother with it. In fact I would save some money and have a solid back. It's not a very attractive movement and I think it cheapens the overall package.
Luminescence. My big bugbear here and the only thing I do not like and seems like a missed opportunity to me. Why oh why did you guys not use luminescence on the white background....it would have made a massive difference and added to the design aesthetic immeasurably....a real pity.
In short, fantastic watch. Probably my favourite piece at the moment and compares in quality to any watch I have under £1k.
Lose the Sapphire at the back and spend the saving on luminescence in the dial. My only advice.
I must admit to being both slightly excited and apprehensive to add this watch to my collection. A really unique piece which must have been challenging to manufacture (the discs at least), and as always with a Kickstarter start up, there is apprehension over the quality and how well they will deliver. When the watch arrived, however, I was absolutely over the moon! The quality of the finish is really excellent - up to the standards of watches many times more expensive. Every element, right down to the "kinetic" packaging oozes design excellence and a real artistic flair. The watch itself is truly mesmerising, and my wife (who usually treats my watch collecting with a mixture of indifference and occasional irritation!) is absolutely captivated by the design. It is like having your own little zen meditation on your wrist.
While I had a minor hiccup with delivery (at our local post office end, so no fault of Humism), the issue was very quickly and very professionally resolved by the team. I have to say the level of professionalism and quick, friendly communication has been exemplary from start to finish. Every aspect of the company, their products and service has been top notch, and I am delighted to recommend them.
I am extremely satisfied with my purchase of a Eudaimonia watch - and would not be surprised if I add further humism designs to my collection in the future!
I’ve had my Dasein for a month now and it’s keeping perfect time. It is part of my rotation and it gets a lot of compliments. The constant changing patterns is truly mesmerizing. I would like to see these in larger case sizes in the 41mm-43mm range. I look forward to seeing what David creates in the future.
Gorgeous design, literally head turning. So many people are mesmerised by it, I'm constantly asked about where I got it from and what the heck is actually going on with it. The only thing that would bump it to 5 stars would be if the watch face was a bit larger, as it is a bit small on my wrist, but that's just personal preference.
This is a true fashion meets function watch. The rotating dial creates a unique and amazing allusion and the overall quality is great. Highly recommend this watch to anyone looking to stand out from the average watch look. As a side note, I ordered the black Milanese mesh band to go with it and I feel that it really matches the watch face well.