AlpinerX - Hybrid Watch on Kickstarter
As an armchair mountaineer who occasionally tackle 14'ers, I've been looking for a reliable and rugged but not the usual and standard sport watches for the past 5 years or so without success--i.e. to my liking in terms of practicality and aesthetics--until I happened to see Alpina's upcoming AlpinerX smartwatch on Kickstarter last night. It fits the bill and immediate I backed the package with an extra wristband and tool for about 560CHF (retail list for $895 USD). I never owned an Alpina watch and, in fact, I didn't know much about the brand until about 6 months ago, so I'm taking a bit of gamble but I figured I had to take a chance. As of today, 15 April 2018, only five days remain on the Kickstarter project to back this watch, so check it out.