No. REC Watches is a small and independent watch company, and neither our brand nor our products should be interpreted as having any direct affiliation other brands, including the ones often associated with the icons we recycle.
REC is both an abbreviation of our concept “RECover – RECycle – REClaim” as well as a play on the pronunciation of the word “wreck”. Short and simple, much like our concept, it was the best we could come up with.
If the visually rough surface of the dial, coupled with the trustworthy assurance of our company does not persuade you – do not worry. Not only are we prepared to guarantee the origin of your watch’s recycled material; we also provide a certificate of authenticity and original image of the recycled objects logbook with every product.
Blasphemy! The objects which we recycle are carefully selected based upon both their condition, recyclability, and in particular their individual stories. Odd as it may sound, that means we go to great lengths in order to find the ‘right wrecks’ to recycle. REC Watches exclusively recycles out-of-use objects/cars/whatever that would otherwise have been discarded.
The number of watches we can make from a single car really depends on both the state and size of the given car (d’uh) – but we normally find that we can make 400-800 watches from a single car. Your watch is a limited edition in the sense that only-so-many can be made from a single vehicle, and because it’s visual identity is a one-off. Because of the patina which the products are “born" with, every single piece is will look differently.
Each REC Watch will be visibly unique. For that reason, you may (or rather, will) experience that the dial surface of your particular watch may appear different from those pictured on our website. While this makes it difficult for us to show you exactly how your watch looks, we believe that it is also one of the biggest charms of a REC Watch. In fact, we endeavor to make the recycled metal remain as un-manipulated and authentic as possible in its transformation to a timekeeper, and thereby maintain as much of the recycled materials aesthetic appearance as possible!
While we do not have the capacity to take individual orders for custom-made watches, we are always very interested in any old out-of-use objects with a funny or interesting story to tell! Who knows, maybe your object could be in REC Watches sold around the world.