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.
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 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.
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.
I fell in love with this watch when the kickstarter campaign came out, i bought it and it's AWESOME, i was afraid to be disapointed but it's a way better than i expected. This model is wonderful !
Awesome watch, awesome package, awesome price, keep going humism! I'm waiting for more and more creative and artistic designs! :)
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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 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!
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.)
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.
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!
The watch "Dasein" is a very cool watch to own. It's quite unique and the quality is better then expected. A real conversation piece that can be looked upon as a piece of jewelry as well as a watch.
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!
A glorious piece of art on my wrist. Can't wait for more designs with larger dials. Light speed, Humism team!