Type 01 - Streetcar 1912

$ 1,599.00 CAD

You are looking at a piece of history repurposed for your wrist. This manually wound timepiece is made using 108 year old trolley track pried from the central streets of our hometown, Lethbridge, Alberta. 

In 1912 the Lethbridge streetcar system was installed and ready for service in August. As the popularity and affordability of gas-powered buses around the city started prepping to pave over some of the tracks, but eventually decided to cover them all in 1939. The war delayed this project but eventually, after years of facilitating downtown transportation, the tracks were covered and forgotten. Recently, a city project unearthed these tracks and what had been buried for decades was revealed giving us a look into the past and physical pieces of memorabilia. We’ve used the live edge of these tracks as the dial of the timepiece and have crafted an equally high-character strap to match. Every watch comes housed in a Canadian-made wood box and of course the craftsmen who make your watch are human, not machines, ensuring your timepiece is completely unique in finish. Because our watches are assembled and finished by hand, please allow for minor differences in colour and texture. We hope you love it as much as we loved making it.

Only 10 manual timepieces will be crafted from this piece of Lethbridge history. 

Details:

  • Movement: ETA 6498-1 with a Geneva stripe finish.
  • Edition: Limited Edition of 10, individual numbered pieces x/10.
  • Functions: Manually wound, 18,000 beats/hour, 46 hour power reserve, hours, minutes, sweeping second hand at the 5, incabloc shock protection.
  • Case: 316L Stainless Steel, 41mm (not including crown), 9.5mm height.
  • Caseback: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Dial: Live edge of the trolley track stamped using vintage Patek Philippe dial stamp.
  • Finishing: Polished & brushed
  • Hands: White wire hour and minute hands. White second hand.
  • Front Crystal: Mineral crystal
  • Back Crystal: Mineral crystal
  • Water Resistance: 3ATM
  • Band: Hand-made Horween leather
  • Packaging: Hand-made beautiful one-off packaging made from wood.
  • Warranty: 2 Year Warranty
  • Guarantee: We offer a one week compliment guarantee. If someone doesn’t love your watch within one week of wearing it…you’ve probably never left your house.
  • Build Time: Ships in 2-3 weeks
  • Love Time: Approx forever. Actually, forever.

Note: Every dial will have different characteristics and colouring. Although each will be unique and different, they’ll all be beautiful. Product is currently in development and will ship within 4 weeks. 

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