Using the watch as a canvas, Humism creates art out of time’s movement.
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I ordered my Kato right at the beginning of the CoVid-19 lockdown in the US. I was hoping it was coming soon not realizing Humism still had to build it.
Several months later it came and boy was it worth the wait! It is a conversation piece that will make any watch lover take a 2nd look!
I will do a follow-up review later to let you know how it stands the time
It's a beautiful watch, it fits perfectly on my 6.5 inch wrist. I'm really happy to have purchased this watch.
Such a gorgeously designed watch. I'm not much of a watch wearer normally because they've always gotten in the way. But this watch is so stunning that I find myself wearing it even around the house. A solidly made watch; I'm excited to see what this company has in the future.
I stumbled across the Humism kickstarter on a social media ad and the moving patterns caught my eye immediately. This is the most expensive Kickstarter I have ever backed, so I was a little apprehensive. Well, my Kato watch arrived yesterday, and i am actually so surprised! It is so so so beautiful and I really love it. It's incredibly soothing to look at, the perfect calming tool if you (like me) are prone to stress and anxiety. Let's hope it lasts for many years!
My only criticism is that I would have liked the option to get a shorter leather strap with the watch; it looks really awkward and chunky to wear it on its shortest setting on my slim wrists, with the long tail that always manages to escape the hoop. (Using the Milanese strap though and it looks + feels great.)
Great watch thank you
At this price point the watch offers a ton of value. It feels like a 500-$1000 watch. Also looks and feels great on the wrist. Ive gotten a bunch of positive comments in just a few days of having it on my wrist. Im happy Humism popped up on my Insta feed.
I wear this watch and have fun every time I see it.
Before checking the time, I take a shot at the complex geometry that emerges from the simplicity of the dial.
I also like the strap.
Just received my new Rhizome watch following a Kickstarter project 2019/20. It’s a beautiful product that is very well presented. It has a smooth movement and really does make a statement is a understated yet striking way. The fact it also provides a charitable donation too makes it all the more special.
First of all, the client service was absolutely on point. David wasn't sure about a detail in my order so got in touch with me directly. This reassured me that if I had an issue, I would get answer quickly. That said, I didn't have any issues and even received the watch much much sooner than expected.
The watch itself (Kato) is an absolute beauty. It doesn't take that much time to get used to reading it so it very quickly became my daily watch. The quality of the materials seems great (checked over by my partner who worked for a high-end watchmaker), and the bracelet's leather is lovely and supple.
To sum up, the watch is amazing, and the customer service too! Many thanks David!
Watch is well made , well done
Bought the Dasein for my partner as an early Christmas present and she absolutely loves it!
Its well made, doesn't look too big on the arm and is keeping perfect time. She has already received several compliments about her watch!
非常喜歡這錶 我手腕偏細搭配米蘭錶帶真的很美 朋友也在詢問 這品質跟價位真的無可挑剔
One more thing - the inclusion of drilled lugs would be nice so that straps can be replaced easily.
In short words: My new Geist is a gem in my collection!
Really great piece. Even though delivery had some issues, the quality of received item was over my expectations. Perfect value for quality and look
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.
Excellent watch which I enjoy just "watching". Keeps accurate time and is easy to read. I think it would benefit from an inconspicuous dot on the edge of the
second wheel to be able to follow the seconds and set the watch. Otherwise totally satisfied.
I have over 30 watches and this is my favorite by far! it's stylish, classy, chic, beautiful and a great conversation piece. I absolutely love it! I look forward to future releases from Humism!
Great design, excellent craft and mesmerizing effect. It makes quite an effect at work, where people really get attracted by the optical illusion and start asking questiions. It usually makes a good ice-breaker too. I have bought two different designs and would recommend both.
This watch is just a piece of art
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Pros and cons are fun right? Let’s start with pros:
It’s a pretty damn cool design
It’s got sapphire on both sides
It’s got a normal movement which most watchshops can service, i think?
Quick release springbars make it easy to switch strap
No lume. To be fair, i can’t see a way to give it lume without messing too much with the design
Getting hit with import duties suck.
The default leather strap is nothing special
To sum it up, this little humism watch is awesome and worth getting.
A glorious piece of art on my wrist. Can't wait for more designs with larger dials. Light speed, Humism team!
It looks much better on the wrist than on the website. Amazing watch very happy with my purchase.
Have been wearing my Dasein for about a month. Overall, great experience and happy with my purchase. At this price point, nothing much to complain about.
Neat and simple timepiece. A hypnotic beauty.
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!
Creative dial. Reliable automatic movement. Value for money. If u need a piece of mind, just look @ the dial spinning around!! @..@
It's a Zen.....
I love it
The best wristwatches designed
Thank you so much.
A masterpiece that I can't stop watching it, very nice and various movements! All my friends love that too. It looks much better than the photos because there are 3 layers of the disc so it's not easy to see the whole movement from the photos. But the glass is quite easy to leave fingerprints that is a small problem that can be improved.
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.
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.
Excellent piece of watchmaking.
This is a stunning and very original design, which stays on the sensible and "wearable" side of timekeepers. I love the attention to details, the straps are good too (the milanese is a must-have here).
Despite the look, the time is still very readable, except when the two spots overlap :)
Very good as a day-to-day watch, which is a good sign of a succesful design.
And the price makes it a bargain. Really. It does.
My colleagues cannot take their eyes off it.
Ik ben ongelooflijk blij met dit fantastische horloge! Heb zeer veel leuke reactie’s gekregen en het is mijn meest favoriete sieraad!
Wish the dial was bigger or the rotating design had a little less detail. This would give more of a rotating kaleidescope effect like the old bowels. Glad someone is reviving this clasilsic design.
I love this watch. I have Geist model and wear it everyday.
The watch design is really beautiful.
It gives me a joy.
It's really innovative and beautiful watch!
What can I say? It's really great watch! Unique, beautiful and original !
It was a very good purchase :)
Watch is exquisite, like no other. It’s indeed unique and gets the attention of many others when I wear it!
The kinetic design looks even better in real life than in pictures and videos. Love wearing it. I have already received several compliments about my watch! And it has sparked some fun conversations. Customer service is top notch. Would recommend Humism wholeheartedly to anyone interested in wristwatches with innovative design.
Got mine on Kickstarter and it delivered on all promises. It's an unique item with a truly mesmerizing design. Wish all the best to this innovative company.
Its unique design is really beautiful, the quality is also very good
Very beautiful watch, esthetic and useful.
No need to say more.
Got it off Kickstarter, have been wearing it almost regular ever since. Good build quality and looks amazing, I always get people asking me about it. Only issue is needing to adjust the time when it runs ahead every few days which is more of a nitpick so other than that excellent watch!
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.
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