In today’s introduction of a newcomer in the microbrand industry, we would like to welcome Badger Watches to the community. A quick introduction of the brand – Founded by Leroy Xavier Zhong who has been designing watches for the past 7 years for Edypoi and Hypergrand. Since the 2 brands are capable of being independent by its’ own with a team around it, Leroy has decided to work on the 3rd brand, Badger Watches for the past 2 years and finally it’s ready to be introduced to the watch community ! His first model, Rugged SP is a design which was engineered to damp out vibrations and taking couple of knocks with shock without affecting the watch performance. He will be launching this model on Kickstarter this week and I hope to be able to hands-on the prototype when it’s available. Below is a press release shared by the man himself.

The Rugged SP is expected to be launched via Kickstarter on November 15, 2018 at 1PM GMT with prices starting from USD320, the future retail price starts from USD620.

About Rugged SP, by Badger Watches

Vibration is one of the major factors that affect a mechanical watch’s accuracy, and Badger Watches created a watch with that in mind. Introducing the Rugged SP – a mechanical sports watch engineered to damp out environmental vibrations dealt to its movement. A corrugated structure made of polycarbonate is used to hold the movement and buffer the dial from the watch case to keep out micro-shocks.

The Rugged SP (short for sport) has a 3-part 316L stainless steel case finished in brushed and polished surfaces. Under the octagonal sapphire crystal, the applied indexes are placed concentrically to offer a more symmetrical time reading experience as compared to traditional rectangular dials. Driving the watch is a Miyota 6T28 automatic movement, with a power reserve of 40 hours.

The timepiece is available in either black or navy blue dial colors, both offered with case color options of silver, gunmetal and black. The strap is made of durable tear-resistant polyurethane coupled with a quick release function for easy interchangeability.

Technical Specifications

  • Case : Compromise of 3 parts of 316L Stainless Steel
  • Diameter : 40mm without crown
  • Thickness : 12.15mm
  • Lug Width : 22mm
  • Strap : Quick Release Polyurethane
  • Crystal : Sapphire Glass
  • Exhibition Case Back : Hardened Mineral Glass
  • Water Resistance : 5ATM
  • Movement : Miyota 6T28 Automatic

About BADGER Watches

Based in Singapore, BADGER is founded by Leroy Xavier Zhong in 2018. With 7 years of professional watch design experience and a mechanical engineering background, Leroy seeks to offer lateral thinking to his watch designs at BADGER. The design philosophy at BADGER is to challenge traditional notions that encapsulate today’s watches, and be on a constant quest to push the limits of creativity. To stand the test of time, each BADGER watch is engineered with top quality materials and components – only because a vision is complete with substance.

Contact person :

Leroy Xavier Zhong
+65 9834 7680