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CJR AIRSPEED The SuperSonic Success

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eing successful on Kickstarter the first time around is one thing, but duplicating that success is a whole different ball game. Yet CJR was ready to take on this challenge, and had just the watch for it: the Airspeed.

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With the Airspeed, CJR cooked up a whole different concept, although maintained some family resemblance with their previous watch, the Velocita. What makes the Airspeed unique is that it is a regulator with a 24-hour dial. This means that each hand (hour, minute, and seconds) has its own (sub)dial, and that the sub-dial for the

hour hand doesn’t show the usual 12 hours, but all 24. This allows you to very easily determine whether it is AM or PM, and was originally used in submarines and on polar expeditions. The design of the Airspeed draws its inspiration from aviation clocks and instruments, but it is not a blatant copy of it. In fact, it is an eye-catching and refreshing watch, that consists of a very slim case, with a domed hesalite crystal on each side. This gives the watch a bit of a vintage look because it breaks the light in a less hash way as a sapphire crystal would. Another advantage is that the Airspeed is a relatively light watch to wear. Downside, at least for CJR, is that everything about this watch is visible. There is no place where they can sneak in a plastic part or skip on finishing, because it will be noticed.

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