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Please introduce yourself properly!
OK. My name is Aljosha Schäck, born in 1986, born and raised in Zweibrücken (RLP) and has now arrived in Berlin. After studying architecture, I started my own business. No, not as a taxi driver, but as a designer. But designing for others was no longer true at some point and so it came about that in 2016 I had the idea to design my own watch. Fortunately, I never had any fashion trends in mind and I prefer to leave it to others to get rich. I lost 2 watches while climbing and surfing and thought that it had to be better. The idea was there, the design skills too, so "only" needs a cool name. After running out of paper at some point, I stumbled across the beautiful sentence:
"So, if you can allay someone's fears, you are lightening their mood!"
So a lost watch eventually became ALLAY.
Very easily. Digital timepieces have always stood out from the crowd due to their functionality. In 2016 it was time to take the digital clock to a new level. For this, we had a custom clockwork made according to our requirements and packed the whole thing in a high-quality stainless steel case. The El Capitan was ready!
Children of the 90s are most likely to meet. We have nothing against round timepieces, but our first watch should stand out clearly from the design and thus also carry our message. We like edgy, we like an independent design language and we like to swim against the current. Do you feel addressed? Welcome to ALLAY!
Custom digital module:
2 time zones! So that you always know when your loved ones have to get up at home.
Stopwatch with split time measurement
2 alarms, individually adjustable for both time zones
Right from the start, we made sure that the El Capitan had the necessary functions. Looking good is one thing, functionality is another. That is why we are absolutely convinced of the range of functions and we hope that the second time zone, the stopwatch and the two alarm functions will be useful for your next adventure. The guests in the bed camp will thank you if they are not woken up by your cell phone, just because you have to go surfing again at 05.00 a.m.
Of course, everyone has to decide for themselves. That is why we also offer the Terra Incognita in both variants.
An automatic watch has the advantage that it runs on pure kinetic energy. As long as you are moving, your watch is running and you do not have to worry about changing the battery. Since an automatic watch is much more complex to set up, the price is correspondingly higher.
A quartz watch, on the other hand, does not work with kinetic energy, but is powered by a battery. We only use Japanese batteries with a term of 48 months. Since a quartz movement is much cheaper to produce, but can keep up with an automatic movement in terms of quality, we decided to also offer the Terra Incognita as a quartz variant. So that in the end it is not your wallet, but you decide which version makes it onto your wrist!
Back to basic. Over the past few years, the watches have become bigger and bigger. Since we are not friends of pomp and ostentation, we have based on the classics from the 60s. The Terra Incognita comes with a 36 mm case and is not bulky. At the same time, this size offers the advantage that the watch sits comfortably on almost all wrists and does not interfere. Functionality and suitability for everyday use are very important to us, which is why we believe that with the Terra Incognita we are delivering a watch that will still be as popular in many decades as it is today. Our classic already!
MIYOTA 9039 automatic movement:
24 jewels, 28.800 vibrations per hour, power reserve of over 42 hours. We specifically chose the premium movement from the Japanese manufacturer, as this movement does not have to hide behind any other and is just as robust and solid as our wristwatches.
Quartz movement MIYOTA Super 2035:
4 years battery life, accuracy +/- 15 seconds per month and on the market for years. One of the most popular quartz movements and that's why we use this movement.
MATERIAL AND TECHNOLOGY
Sapphire crystal has a decisive advantage over crystal glass. It's a lot harder. Sapphire glass is manufactured using the elaborate Verneuile process and its crystal structure makes it particularly resistant. The unbreakable and scratch-resistant sapphire glass we use is also anti-reflective on one side in a further step so that there are no reflections on the dial.
We only use 316L stainless steel for our wristwatches. The low carbon content makes it acid and corrosion resistant. This stainless steel also has the necessary hardness so that our wristwatches are protected against all possible environmental influences.
First of all. The meter specification does not refer to a diving depth, but to the test pressure, which is used in the context of the water resistance test.
In plain language this means:
From a classification of 5 bar / 50m, a watch is considered waterproof. After all, that's enough for a shower.
From the 10 bar / 100 m classification, a watch can be used without hesitation when swimming, snorkeling and of course also for surfing.
From the 20 bar / 200 m classification, a watch can be used for device-free freediving.
Our wristwatches are all water-resistant to 10 bar / 100 m. With a wipeout, you can let yourself be rinsed through without any worries, your watch will do the same.
We can proudly say that about us, whereby Made in Germany arose out of necessity.
In our early days we were of course looking for producers and we also got in touch with a number of companies in the Far East. From our point of view, communication was always difficult and of course we were a little bit afraid. Somehow we were impatient and wanted to go at our own pace. By chance we came to the phone number of a watch manufacturer based in Germany. However, it could not be digital. And we were given a new phone number ... and another until we finally found a producer after countless phone calls with whom we didn't have to compromise.
At this point we would also like to clear up a little bit with the myth "Made in Germany". The jurisdiction says:
"Made in Germany is permissible if the essential manufacturing step, through which the goods receive the properties relevant to special appreciation from a traffic perspective, takes place in Germany.
We also have to buy individual components from the Far East. The individual parts are then processed by our producers and ourselves into the finished wristwatches.