2015 was a particularly interesting year for crowdfunding in general and more specifically for horology and watches. The data is both impressive and staggering when you consider that 2015 may close with over US$30 billion in total funding for projects across all platforms.
2015 was especially a good year for watch projects on popular crowdfunding projects with the overall number of launched projects, successful projects and total funding for these projects amounting to more than in any previous year. Of all these projects I have selected ten watches, five smart and connected watches, five new watch brands and five watch accessories which I think were the very best of 2015.
Please note that projects listed below are in no particular order and for more information on a particular projects follow the 'Read More' link.
Top 10 Watches of 2015
Other notable projects: the Pioneer by Solstice Watches, the Greenwich Time Gate by GTG Watches and the IMPI by Uhuru Watches
Top 5 Smart and connected watches of 2015
Standalone Water Resistant Smartwatch with Carbon Fiber Bezel
Tactile way for communication based on health status
Other notable projects: Trasense by Transense International, ReVault by ReVault and BOLDR by Travisleon Watch Co. (cancelled)
Top 5 New Watch Brands of 2015
Other notable projects: Thesis Watches, Carpenter Watches and Maéstro Watch Co.
Top 5 Watch Accessories of 2015
Other notable projects: Hammer by Richard Tracy Brand, TIMEDOCK by Daniel Bauen + Microfacturing and Pocket by Unity
Let me know in the comments below which 2015 crowdfunded watch projects were your favourites.