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Time for a change: a book about the lost watch brand Enicar

A project in Eindhoven, Netherlands by Martijn van der Ven

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A book about a forgotten Swiss watch brand that combines photography, storytelling, history, graphic design and cool 'n funky watches.
Backers: 209
Average Pledge Per Backer: €150

Funded: €31,259 of €29,500
Dates: Mar 2nd -> Apr 1st (30 days)
Project By: Martijn van der Ven
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Latest News


March 29th - via:
The Enicar book is funded, thanks to all you incredibly generous backers, crazy vintage watch fans, Instagrammers, forum crawlers, bloggers, Facebookers and everyone else who made this great succes possible!  I am thrilled getting to make this book.... (Read More)

We're at 95% with only 3 days to go

March 28th - via:
The Enicar book funding campaign is almost over. We have come a long way and covered 95% of the project. Only 5% left and 72 hours on the clock. This can't go wrong, can it? Just to make sure, I want to ask you to please spread the word on this... (Read More)

Lottery: vintage ladies watch & watch box for one of the backers

March 25th - via:
With 6 days left, 87% of the Enicar book is now funded. We are almost there. For the incredible results so far, I want to thank all backers, supporters and influencers. This book is a true team effort! To show my appreciation, I will give away a... (Read More)

New advertising print plates added

March 20th - via:
Hi everyone, Thanks to Enicar collector Nico Henke from Germany, I have added two extra print plates from original Enicar advertisements from the fifties. Mister MIZDRUK Jan-Willem will use these plates on his 55 year old authentic Swiss press to... (Read More)

New reward added: Your own Enicar photoshoot on location

March 18th - via:
Imagine having a custom made Enicar advertising photo in your living room or office, that stars you and your favourite watch, in a period specific setting that you decide...  The awesome photographers Geertjan Cornelissen and Nancy Ostermann from... (Read More)

Halfway there!

March 15th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Finished the photoshoot with a 100 years old military Enicar

March 11th - via:
Photographers Nancy Ostermann and Geertjan Cornelissen and yours truly were in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon this weekend to create a special photo series with a 100 year old Enicar trench watch. The photos are going to be featured in 3 full spreads in the... (Read More)

New reward added: Mister Ariste Racine signed print of the book cover!

March 8th - via:
Exciting news on the book project: mister Ariste Racine, the grandson of Enicar founder Ariste Racine Sr., will be meeting up with me in Biel, coming April. He worked in the Lengnau factory between 1969 and 1984 and already made important... (Read More)

The book project is being noticed!

March 6th - via:
Since the launch of the crowdfunding campaign, I received huge response on Instagram, twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Thanks so much for your comments! The project has also been covered by one of the worlds largest websites about (vintage) watches:... (Read More)

Update on the Enicar book project

March 4th - via:
First of all, thank you for supporting me on this book project. The start is absolutely great (over 25% in only 3 days), but we still have a long way to go. So please keep spreading the word. This weekend, I will be traveling with Geertjan and Nancy... (Read More)

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