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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths" - Walt Disney
"Our vision is to create a New Norm off products that did not evolve through times or have been stagnant for decades" - Steelconnect -
SteelConnect, the very first brand to create integrated multi-material straps with reversible mechanism, has now launched the first phase of a brand new series, specially engineered to complement your watch and smartwatches. At initial launch, this first-phase release by Steelconnect is a strap designed to specifically compliment the Apple Watch and most 22mm lug watches
We call it – Remod X.
We change our appearance every day. Why shouldn’t your watch have the same flexibility?
At SteelConnect we have a reputation for watch innovation. We launched successful campaigns for Pebble Watch and Ipad Pro and now we are launching our most exciting project – Remod X.
Remod X is the world’s first reversible watchband.
The Remod X strap features a unique, Reversible Mechanism that performs our Pull, Twist & Lock function to change up the face to suit your mood and style.It combines different materials in a single strap. Twist from Rubber to Leather. Or Rubber to Wood. For a dynamic change that looks and feels the part.
Our team’s attention to detail is obsessive, so it should be no surprise that we developed a Jump Clasp mechanism to intuitively shift the pin lock from one side to the other side. The result: no matter how you twist it, your watch will feel perfect on your wrist.
Even down to the very simple process, connecting the strap to your watches; we want Remod X to be enjoyed to its full potential by everyone. That’s why we developed our Dual Quick Release function, which is designed for left and right handed individual to have the best experience swapping from one watch strap to the other.
This time we collaborated with leading Swiss company Braloba to manufacture our entire line. Braloba merged with passion & the will to create the best possible product. Braloba is a high quality vendor of watch bands, bracelets and straps for both the classic watch industry and the strongly growing smart watch industry. As a premium supplier, they strive to produce top-notch quality only and therefore strictly use high quality leather, textile, rubber, silicone, nato and nylon in their production processes. From their capability and experiences, we are confident that the final pieces land on your wrist will be facinating.
It took us months exploring the best material available in the market. The back and forth discussion with our manufacturer allow us to finally incorporate them beautifully on the strap. The outcome is simply amazing.
Our main body is manufactured using high-performance Fluroelastomer rubber that is also used for numerous applications in the aerospace, automotive, and industrial industries. Fluroelastomer is highly resistant to heat, oil, chemicals and wear. Its benefits include reliability, comfort, stability and its even dust proof!
These new Remod X straps are made from the absolute softest and most flexible fluroelastomer you can imagine, a familiar favorite to those who have experienced OEM Apple Watch Sport Strap. Pure, natural and chemical-free, Remod X straps are hypoallergenic.
All the metal parts are manufactured from Stainless Steel 316, which is used in the construction of medical instruments and jewelry. Stainless Steel 316 is strong and extremely resistant to corrosion from sea water, aqua regia, and chlorine. Function is important, but form must equally be taken into consideration, and so the Remod X design incorporates a flawless, flush design on every element of the watch case and lugs.
Available in more than ten different materials and color options, every detail of a Remod X strap is considered with regards to form and function.
Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905. For more than 100 years and five generations our goal has been to make the world's best leather. Making the best means doing lots of little things right. It means never mistaking fastest or cheapest with the best. It means always using formulas that do not cut corners, and choosing components strictly for their quality. Horween Leather offers an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation. Through the years, we have cultivated our experience to offer dynamic lines of leathers. Our products include traditional, old world tannages and techniques, carefully updated with modern applications. Today, our leathers are still made by hand, the same way as generations ago.
Other than Horween leather, you may have a taste of Italian Leather workmanship in a playful and vibrant combination.
Founded in 1888, Kurabo is one of the few remaining cotton spinning companies in Japan today. We have been developing and producing denim products for over 40 years using our proprietary technologies in spinning, dying, weaving, and finishing Kurabo is committed to continuously improving and perfecting our products and services since our inception. This allows us to quickly identify needs in the denim market and resultantly provide products that go beyond our customers’ expectations. No wonder Kurabo is a globally known denim mill and recognized as a leader in the world denim market.
CORDURA® fabric is what many of the most respected brands, retailers and militaries around the world use when they need to make a product that’s durable, versatile and reliable. Constructed using high tenacity fiber technologies, weight for weight, CORDURA® fabrics are exceptionally durable. Fact is, no matter the application, our fabrics are “best-in-class.” But more importantly, they have to pass our own stringent test criteria before they can earn the CORDURA® brand name. They’re available in a wide range of weights – from ultra lightweight to heavy weight. And CORDURA® fabrics come in many different constructions and textures. All in all, they’re the fabrics that make strong, long-lasting products even tougher in several categories - from outdoor gear and workwear to luggage, military and upholstery.
SteelConnect is driven to create cutting-edge, stylish, and personal products. Time is something precious to all of us, and we’re always looking for new ways to improve how we wear it on our wrist. As a watch-lovers ourselves, we’re striving to bring excitement to your wrist by reimagining what a watch can be.
Join us on this wonderful journey to discover the infinite possibilities of REMOD X, and help us to make a change today.
We aim to bring new life into the watch strap industry by drawing inspiration from those who came before us.
The Reverso is probably the most recognized reversible watch, however another brand got there first - Universal Geneve’s Cabriolet. More recently, in 2014, Patek Philippe released a double-faced reversible wristwatch for its 175th anniversary.
Cleaning the FKM (Fluoroelastamer) face.
Wipe the band clean with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. If necessary, lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water. Dry the band with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth before you attach it to your Apple Watch.
Cleaning the Leather Watch Band face.
Wipe the leather portions of the bands clean with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. If necessary, lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water. Don't soak leather bands in water. The leather bands aren't water resistant. Let the band air dry thoroughly before you attach it to your Apple Watch. Don't store leather bands in direct sunlight, at high temperatures, or in high humidity.
Shipping will commence by September 2018, and we’ll provide you with a tracking email once shipment is confirmed. In the meantime, we’d like to share a little bit about our shipping experience so you'll know when to expect your rewards.
International shipping is available for all countries. Please note that tax and duties are not included, therefore backers will be responsible for paying duties and taxes at the time of shipping if it’s required by your customs.
It usually takes 5-6 weeks’ of transit time, excluding time required for customs clearance.
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Risks and challenges
We have locked up the schedule of our manufacturer. This means that once we are funded, we can begin mass production almost immediately. If we encounter any unforeseen circumstances, we will provide fully transparent updates. Our Kickstarter experience means that we know how to conduct fulfillment that is on-time and successful. Our previous campaigns speak for our reliability.
We are excited about this journey to transform your watch into something that’s even more stylish and unique. Thank you for your support.