You Gotta Catch All Four! — Boldr Launches A Special Pokémon Collection In Selected Places
How do you catch a Boldr Pokémon watch? Don’t worry, I will walk you through the necessary steps later. But first, just enjoy the fact that Boldr is launching a special Pokémon collection that includes pop-culture heroes such as Pikachu, Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur. The watches look fun and tough and robust at the same time. And the catchy dials show the colors that embody the four selected Pokémon. You gotta catch ‘em all!
(Pokémon!) Gotta catch ‘em all / It’s you and me / I know it’s my destiny (Pokémon!) Oh, you’re my best friend / In a world we must defend (Pokémon!)
Any watch that makes you sing is good, don’t you agree? Anyway, Boldr is launching a limited series of four Pokémon watches that are fun but also subtle enough to not have people laugh out loud or at you when you wear them in the public. And that brings me back to the question of how to catch a Boldr Pokémon watch.
How to catch a Boldr Pokémon watch in a few easy steps
If you want a Boldr Pokémon watch, here’s what you should do. First, know that the limited release kicks off on April 27th, 2023 on Boldr’s website. Keep in mind, however, that the four different models, which will each have a price of US$449 / €417.95, are only available in Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong due to licensing restrictions. If you live there, you can join the waiting list today right here. And if you’re outside the three mentioned countries, either contact family or friends in the region where the Boldr Pokémon are available or use Tinder Passport to make a (watch) friend.
Catching one of the four Pokémon watches is still easier than catching a Pokémon in the wild. To achieve that, you’ll have to wait until your special catching device starts to vibrate and the Pokémon appears on the map. Then you have to tap it, and the Pokémon you’re after will appear in front of you.
After tapping the Poké Ball, a target ring appears, and then it’s time to fling the ball toward the Pokémon. Be careful, though, because even after capturing a Pokémon, it could still break free from your Poké Ball.
Meet Pikachu, Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur
Compared to a wild Pokémon, the Boldr homage watches are a bit easier to come by. It still is an adventure for those outside Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong, but it can be done. And as far as I’m concerned, it’s worth a try. The watches are sturdy and feel very solid, and if a bit of color doesn’t scare you, they’re attractive to more than just Pokémon fans. This is because the four fantasy creatures appear as stealthy silhouettes on the dials, only to feature a bit more prominently on the case backs.
The starting point for all four watches is Boldr’s new Voyage case, an updated version of the Voyager. The steel case has a 40mm diameter, and the Pikachu and Charizard watches have a Seiko NH38 automatic movement.
The Blastoise timepiece features a Seiko NH37 automatic movement with a 24-hour indicator in a sub-dial at 10 o’clock. And the fourth watch, Venusaur, the chronograph Pokémon, is outfitted with a Seiko VK64 meca-quartz movement. The Venusaur shows two sub-dials — the 60-minute counter for the chronograph at 9 o’clock and a 24-hour indicator at 3 o’clock.
Boldr did way more than just slap a few Pokémon on the dial. Apart from the case’s circular-brushed finish with polished accents for a bit of extra shine, the use of colors and how they are mixed looks very, very well thought through. I watched Pokémon movies and television series with my son when he was young, and Pikachu was never my favorite. But from the Boldr Pokémon watches, Pikachu definitely is. And for someone who is not overly keen on yellow in watches, that’s quite a surprise. But the way Boldr put the yellow of the sparkling Electric-type Pokémon way on the outside of the dial creates some sort of inner light source that glows very subtly. And the orange hour and minute hands together with the yellow and orange “electrified” seconds hand looks very fresh.
Breaking news: all Boldr Pokémon weigh the same!
All four watches come on steel three-link bracelets with a micro-adjustable folding clasp with Boldr’s characteristic and minimalist topographic line art. Other crucial features are the 200m water resistance rating, a screw-down crown, and a domed box-type sapphire crystal. Further details that might interest you are the 20mm lug spacing and the 48mm lug-to-lug length.
All four Pokémon weigh the same, strangely enough. Pikachu is considerably smaller than Venusaur, for instance, but still, all four watches weigh 160 grams. Also, all four watches feature a Pokémon illustration as well as an individualized serial number on the custom case back.
You can find out more information on Boldr’s website. Then it’s up to you if you’ll try to catch ‘em all or just pick your favorite Pokémon.
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