FAQ: The Mechanical Watch, Reinvented - Weird Ape
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What did you reinvent about the mechanical watch?

Using ergonomic design we created a unique one-piece case that adds 21st century style to the traditional (18th century) mechanical watch. We also added quick-release interchangeable straps so now you can instantly switch up the look and feel of your watch. Traditionally, mechanical watches use a fixed-pin strap meaning you need a special tool or a trip to the jewellers to change it.

Last updated: April 26, 2019 08:08

Who manufactures the movement for this watch?

The Ape-X features a custom designed movement from the UK, and is built in Shenzhen, China.

Last updated: April 26, 2019 08:28

Why use a custom-designed movement?

Branded movements come at a premium (which doesn't necessarily increase quality) so one of the innovative ways we managed to keep the build cost down was to design our own movement.

Last updated: April 26, 2019 08:28

Why use a manual movement instead of an automatic?

We already have automatic movements in our range of watches on weirdape.com and we wanted to produce a new watch that is a symbol of nostalgia, something in keeping with the tradition of old mechanical wind-up watches but with a modern twist.

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What makes your watch stand out compared to other watches at a similar price point?

When we looked at comparable watches on the market we felt they looked boring and very similar. We wanted to create our own unique timepiece.

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What is the length of the silicon and leather straps?

25cm in length.

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What type of leather is used in the leather straps?

We use 100% premium Italian leather

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How long is the power reserve?

The Ape-X has a 36 hour power reserve and we suggest winding once every 24 hours.

Wondering what the power reserve means?

Simply put, the power reserve is how long the watch will keep ticking for after fully found.

Last updated: April 29, 2019 03:26

Will there be a shipping charge?

Free worldwide shipping!

Last updated: April 30, 2019 01:58

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