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I have a relationship with a boutique US based luxury watch company, Bozeman Watch Company (see link below), and we are discussing the possibility of creating a Fisker branded "private label watch" that would be offered exclusively to Fisker owners and could potentially be engraved with your car's VIN number. The quality of these watch rivals if not exceeds those of more recognized brands such as Rolex.

Ultimately, I will need to talk to the powers that be at Fisker, but for now I am trying to get a sense of the level of interest amongst owners on this forum. As for price point, this would likely be determined by the market (Fisker Owners) but the price for watches produced by the Bozeman Watch Company is generally in the $4000 to $8000 range. However, there would be the possibility of creating a more affordable watch.

I would be really interested in people opinion, good or bad. Let's hear it. Thanks.

http://bozemanwatch.com/
 

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Interested if really quality, accurate, and world time version... with ability to change time zones without stopping watch. Perhaps advance hour hand by 15 min intervals as Vac. Constantin does rather than by 1 hr as Patek World Time and Rolex Sky. does. 15 min would thus include the 1/2 and 1/4 hr zones as in area of India . And, light weight in Titanium(including bracelet) and water resistant to at least 20 ATM.
 

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I happen to have some knowledge and appreciation of watches, so here are my two cents:

- It would need to be an elegant, understated, and incredibly beautiful watch to be consonant with the Karma IMO. Something more like your Schofield or Sidewinder lines than your more sporty/aviator/"Breitling-esque" lines.

- It will hopefully be highly reliable (e.g., use well-established and time-tested ETA movements, not more boutique movements). Based on the price point you suggested, I assume you would be using ETA movements or the equivalent anyway.

- Complications: it would be nice if it displayed in highly attractive format the essential information, and not much more-- much like the Karma's dash. So time, date (big date please, not one 31-sliced dial!), seconds, and a power reserve modeled around the Karma's power reserve indicator. Automatic winding would be nice, even though plugging in the watch would be more Karma like ;)

- Real silver dial please; classy like the Karma. If the dial is rose engine-turned, keep the pattern relatively non-gaudy. You could be clever and rose engine-turn the dial in the pattern that matches the dashboard gauge patterns, which are quite attractive!

- It's all about the styling. If you can come up with a styling-- perhaps with Henrik Fisker's advice-- that even approaches the Karma's beauty, you will probably sell a lot of watches-- and a number of Karma's as well!

- Alligator leather strap please, not metal. A leather strap is much more consonant with the Karma's refined feel (especially its interior of course). Black or brown strap options.

- As a simple design starting point, I suggest looking at one of our round dashboard gauges with its carefully designed trim, patterns, color, etc.-- I think those are very "Karma-esque" to me.

If you hit most or all of these points, I would definitely be interested!
 

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I am assuming you are talking about mechanical and auto winding. But if quartz... then solar and atomic time from 6 transmitters around the world.[hr]
And is quartz, all else in 1st reply applies also...I.e. titanium, WR, all time zones , lumin. dial or night light, etc.
 

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cbermudez8 said:
I have a relationship with a boutique US based luxury watch company, Bozeman Watch Company (see link below), and we are discussing the possibility of creating a Fisker branded "private label watch" that would be offered exclusively to Fisker owners and could potentially be engraved with your car's VIN number. The quality of these watch rivals if not exceeds those of more recognized brands such as Rolex.

Ultimately, I will need to talk to the powers that be at Fisker, but for now I am trying to get a sense of the level of interest amongst owners on this forum. As for price point, this would likely be determined by the market (Fisker Owners) but the price for watches produced by the Bozeman Watch Company is generally in the $4000 to $8000 range. However, there would be the possibility of creating a more affordable watch.

I would be really interested in people opinion, good or bad. Let's hear it. Thanks.

http://bozemanwatch.com/

Are you aware there already is an officially licensed Fisker watch made by Rosendahl? See this post or http://www.fiskercb.com/ and click "Accessories" for more detail.
 

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LonePalmBJ said:
cbermudez8 said:
I have a relationship with a boutique US based luxury watch company, Bozeman Watch Company (see link below), and we are discussing the possibility of creating a Fisker branded "private label watch" that would be offered exclusively to Fisker owners and could potentially be engraved with your car's VIN number. The quality of these watch rivals if not exceeds those of more recognized brands such as Rolex.

Ultimately, I will need to talk to the powers that be at Fisker, but for now I am trying to get a sense of the level of interest amongst owners on this forum. As for price point, this would likely be determined by the market (Fisker Owners) but the price for watches produced by the Bozeman Watch Company is generally in the $4000 to $8000 range. However, there would be the possibility of creating a more affordable watch.

I would be really interested in people opinion, good or bad. Let's hear it. Thanks.

http://bozemanwatch.com/

Are you aware there already is an officially licensed Fisker watch made by Rosendahl? See this post or http://www.fiskercb.com/ and click "Accessories" for more detail.
I was not aware of that. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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LonePalmBJ said:
Are you aware there already is an officially licensed Fisker watch made by Rosendahl? See this post or http://www.fiskercb.com/ and click "Accessories" for more detail.
cbermudez8 said:
I was not aware of that. Thanks for the heads up.
I don't think this watch is actually available for sale since it does not appear to be listed on the Rosendahl website. Our very own @Davecarguy and @Markansas each own one of these watches, so they may know where to get one. As I understand it, this was not a Karma-themed watch but an attempt at product design by H. Fisker. It would be nice to have a Fisker Karma themed watch and given the company's emphasis on design, I would expect that it would have to be designed in-house, not just licensed from an outside party. [hr]

Of course, you can always buy one of the Maurice lacroix watches Henrik is hawking for them. He is on the video that plays when you visit their website.

[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obtGCZsrAY8&feature=player_embedded[/video]


ebarneyr said:
I am assuming you are talking about mechanical and auto winding. But if quartz... then solar and atomic time from 6 transmitters around the world.[hr]
And is quartz, all else in 1st reply applies also...I.e. titanium, WR, all time zones , lumin. dial or night light, etc.
I would vote for mechanical only. Last thing we need is having to take the watch into the dealers for software upgrades. :D
 

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With respect to the Rosendahl watch, you can do better than that. That design might be appropriate for the Fisker Coach Build brand, but it doesn't really evoke the Karma at all (metal bracelet, odd dial, styling). What you are proposing, I hope, is a Fisker Karma watch, which I think could be amazing.
 

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I think a Fisker Karma watch should also embody the values associated with the brand - sustainable, responsible, etc. Thus, using recycled aluminum, eco-leather, recycled class, etc. etc. all make more sense than aligator wristbands and the like.
 

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Good point.

Let's aim for recycled alligators ;)



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I think a Fisker Karma watch should also embody the values associated with the brand - sustainable, responsible, etc. Thus, using recycled aluminum, eco-leather, recycled class, etc. etc. all make more sense than aligator wristbands and the like.
 

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LonePalmBJ said:
Are you aware there already is an officially licensed Fisker watch made by Rosendahl? See this post or http://www.fiskercb.com/ and click "Accessories" for more detail.
cbermudez8 said:
I was not aware of that. Thanks for the heads up.
I don't think this watch is actually available for sale since it does not appear to be listed on the Rosendahl website. Our very own @Davecarguy and @Markansas each own one of these watches, so they may know where to get one. As I understand it, this was not a Karma-themed watch but an attempt at product design by H. Fisker. It would be nice to have a Fisker Karma themed watch and given the company's emphasis on design, I would expect that it would have to be designed in-house, not just licensed from an outside party. [hr]

Of course, you can always buy one of the Maurice lacroix watches Henrik is hawking for them. He is on the video that plays when you visit their website.

[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obtGCZsrAY8&feature=player_embedded[/video]


ebarneyr said:
I am assuming you are talking about mechanical and auto winding. But if quartz... then solar and atomic time from 6 transmitters around the world.[hr]
And is quartz, all else in 1st reply applies also...I.e. titanium, WR, all time zones , lumin. dial or night light, etc.
I would vote for mechanical only. Last thing we need is having to take the watch into the dealers for software upgrades. :D
Yes I have one. Unfortunately I'm sworn to secrecy, can't kiss and tell. It's a GMT, unique design and well built.
 

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I think a watch like this would be more fitting for the Karma (or any high end EV for that matter).

http://www.rolex.com/watches/milgauss/m116400gv-0001.html

Plus the Faraday cage is useful as there is a good possibility that the EMI that the Karma (or any EV/hybrid) produces probably has an effect on the accuracy of automatic watches.
 

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With respect to the Rosendahl watch, you can do better than that. That design might be appropriate for the Fisker Coach Build brand, but it doesn't really evoke the Karma at all (metal bracelet, odd dial, styling).
While I won't disagree that a Karma-sepcfic watch would be nice, I have to respectfully disagree that one can "do better" than the Rosendahl watch. It's a stunning watch, well crafted and beautifully executed. I own many watches, and no other watch of any luxury brand gets the amount of attention and admiration the Fisker PCH watch gets. Check the photos on the Fiskercb.com website. For those who haven't seen it, it is Henrik's tribute to a great driving road: the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Note the letters PCH subtly in the background of the watch face, and the dials are evocative of great sports car instrumentation, while the back of the watch has cities engraved in the movement "San Francisco, Laguna Beach, San Diego, etc".. all which are stops along the great Highway 1, aka: PCH. Cool watch. Yes, I'd like a Karma one as well…but I love my Fisker PCH watch.
 

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Received the watch today. Had good service and fast 8 day delivery from Indonesia. The watch is as advertised and not bad for less than $20.00 delivered. It's a very nice novelty watch although the image has a purple tint to it. It looks like they still have 7 watches left.
 

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While I won't disagree that a Karma-sepcfic watch would be nice, I have to respectfully disagree that one can "do better" than the Rosendahl watch. It's a stunning watch, well crafted and beautifully executed. I own many watches, and no other watch of any luxury brand gets the amount of attention and admiration the Fisker PCH watch gets. Check the photos on the Fiskercb.com website. For those who haven't seen it, it is Henrik's tribute to a great driving road: the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Note the letters PCH subtly in the background of the watch face, and the dials are evocative of great sports car instrumentation, while the back of the watch has cities engraved in the movement "San Francisco, Laguna Beach, San Diego, etc".. all which are stops along the great Highway 1, aka: PCH. Cool watch. Yes, I'd like a Karma one as well…but I love my Fisker PCH watch.
That is a cool looking watch. Pity the 24 hour readout is an hour wrong/off from the 12 hour. Must have had the same guys QA the watch as the CIU software.
 

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That is a cool looking watch. Pity the 24 hour readout is an hour wrong/off from the 12 hour. Must have had the same guys QA the watch as the CIU software.
The 24-hour hand is separately settable from the hour/minute hands. So the image with the hour being off is a user issue, not a build quality issue!! It's a great watch. I have a collection of watches and this one gets more compliments than anything I've ever worn.
 
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