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Elegant classic watch. Smart without charging. Do extra things with your watch - control your phone or accessories. Easy & cool.
Elegant classic watch. Smart without charging. Do extra things with your watch - control your phone or accessories. Easy & cool.
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We have passion for time pieces.

Good ones, classic ones, time independent ones.  

We have passion for time pieces which do something extra, something smart and intelligent. Or untypical. 

And we have no interest in charging. Actually, we prefer no charging at all. 

Therefore we created Widdenburg watch. 

All the intelligence is put into the watch strap.  With tapping your smart phone on the watch, you can immediately start any app or activate any desired action on your phone. Or you can even control some external devices. Or simply have some fun. 

RFID chip in th ewatch strap does not require charging at all. So replacing  the watch battery every 2-3 years is all you need to do.

 
   

If you want to be the only one who is smart, go for Widdenburg classic. This is a classic watch with standard strap without intelligence. But looks great. Just like you!  

If you want something more special, go for Widdenburg smart.

With Widdenburg smart you can:

• start any app or action on your Android phone with one tap.  

you will like this feature, when you use some app frequently. With one tap you will start any app, make call to preferred number, start to write new email or start the chat app.  

• change the phone configuration 

this you will like, when you e.g. want to share your wifi password to your friends during their visit. Ask them for the phone, tap to your watch and grant the access to the friends. Or, by getting into the car - with one tap you can put volume on max, start Bluetooth and mp3 player in your handy in one shot. Another examle: Before sleep you mute the phone and disconnect wifi with tapping on the watch. The same action in the morning will set up everything back. 

 • unlock the RFID padlock 

 Or any RFID device. See FAQ for more specifications.

 • do the cool stuff 

exchange your contact number / visit card by taping on your watch, start any funny app. Changing the phone configuration make the trick too. 

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We carefully choose the design, spent time designing the dial and small details that makes the watch special. We think it is also perfect for couples. 

You can choose:

  • from 2 colors - black dial or white dial.
  • standard or smart version of watch
  •  316 Stainless steel case and back  
  • Japan movement  
  • Case diameter: 42 mm  
  • Case height: 10 mm  
  • Genuine leather band
  • Band width: 22mm
  • Water resistance:10 ATM  
  • Glass:mineral    
  • Lume:without

There is a built-in RFID chip that does the work. The placement of chip is exactly on the position, that it is easy tap with the phone, or use the another side of the watch to tap external devices.  

In the app you can set up, what your smartphone will do when you tap the phone on the watch strap. You will receive detailed instructions. It is actually pretty simple: Set up in the app, what the watch should do, and will write this info once in the NFC tag by touching the strap. Done.  

Since then, tapping on the watch the action you defined will perform. Do you want to change it? Re-write the chip. You can even define, what happen by 1st tapping and what by 2nd tapping. This is ideal for the situations like:  

Before sleep: turn off wifi, set up alarm, mute the phone  
After sleep: turn on wifi, un-mute 

What phones are supported? 

Your phone must run on Android, (version 4.2.2 or higher) and must have NFC. 

How do you find if your phone has NFC? 

If you cannot find it in settings or on the web, use the app "NFC Enabled?"

iPhone is not supported and unfortunatelly we cannot do anything about it. 

What external devices, like locks, door openers, access controls can I use? 

Generally - every device that works with RFID HF tags on frequency 13.56 MHz. We do not want to  promote any manufacturer, but if you want, you will get a tips, what device / devices you can buy.

  • August 2015 - first design, functionality test  
  • January 2016 - functional prototype ready  
  • August 2016 - supplier visit, optimalisation  
  • October 2016 - 2nd optimalised prototype ready  
  • November 2016 - Kickstarter campaign  
  • January 2017 - End of campaign, start of manufacturing  
  • March 2017 - end of manufacturing, outbound quality test  
  • April 2017 - start of shipping  
  • April-May 2017- delivery.

Risks and challenges

Pre-Production:
After a successful campaign, you will have two weeks to pick your watch dial color using the survey that we'll send out. We strongly advise that you fill out the surveys as quickly as possible because after the two weeks with no response a default color for you will be chosen -based on the most popular choice.

Production:
We want to make sure that every watch leaves the factory in perfect shape. Therefore we set up the strict quality requirements and checks.

Post production:
We are using eFulfillment. They will be handling all of our shipping needs. Dealing with import rules is not easy. Some things are out of our control and backers are ultimately responsible for any fees or taxes due on their deliveries once they arrive at their destination.

Challenges always pop up. Important is that if we face any issues during or after the campaign, we will find a solution, all the while keeping the backers in the loop.

We've already faced many minor and a few bigger issues along the way to get to this point. Nothing stopped us before, we went through different versions of watch and visited suppliers, therefore we don't see any serious issues arising that can't be solved.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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    SMART version of watch with black or white dial.
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    Classic watch with black or white dial.
    Save with comparison to the future retail price 129 EUR. Color of dial you can choose after campaign ends.

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