About this project
The wristwatch is one of the most vital and expensive staples of modern menswear. Yet this foundation of male fashion is dominated by industry giants who offer a plethora of overpriced, under-featured, and trendy looking timepieces which won’t stay with you much longer than that new haircut. Wouldn't it be nice to have an alternative in this over-hyped market?
Mansfield was founded to build sensibly priced timepieces that endure. The Mansfield team has designed a watch collection that is truly stylish, versatile, durable, and backed with a 2 year warranty. Together we can create a new standard of quality and pricing in the marketplace for men’s watches. Read on to find out how we plan on achieving this ambitious goal.
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We started with 3 absolute conditions before we would start the production of Mansfield watches. These conditions ensure we produce the best watch possible at the lowest cost.
For a watch to endure the rigors of daily use, whether planned or accidental, it must be made with high quality materials and be properly sealed. This is why all Mansfield cases are made of 316L surgical grade stainless steel and are sealed to withstand 10 atmospheres of pressure. This is the equivalent pressure of being 300' under water. Surf, swim, bathe, get pushed in the pool, or get caught in the rain; your Mansfield watch will be just fine. We've tested them to the max, and they are still on our wrists going strong.
The watch world is packed with low quality, overpriced goods. Mansfield cuts out the unnecessary middle men and brings you a better watch at a far higher standard of quality than we have all unfortunately come to expect. Competition is good for the market place - we’re ready to challenge the brands that have been taking advantage of us for too long!
One watch; every occasion! We pinned this motto on the wall when we began this project. The design process of a watch may seem like a simple task, but when you are looking to achieve true versatility, it takes a lot more time and prototyping than we imagined. Our watch had to excel in a variety of situations; the ocean, the office, a wedding, or a bar. We worked through hundreds of designs on paper and settled on just 5 for production samples. We wore them, asked friends for feedback, tested them in every way, and really put them through the ringer. After the real life testing was complete, we narrowed the pool down to the one watch we felt was the most versatile in both design and function.
Introducing the Mansfield Flagship. A watch that combines minimalist modern design with the quality materials and durability typically found in watches costing 3 times as much. The Flagship truly meets the motto - One watch; every occasion! For our first offering the Flagship will be available in 6 different combinations depending on your face / band preference.
Big name brands and their exorbitant markups want you to believe that a nice watch has to cost hundreds of dollars. It doesn't have to be that way. At Mansfield, we have removed nearly all of the big brand markups from the equation by focusing our efforts on design and materials, instead of advertising and retail space. The result is a better product at a lower price.
Case Material: 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 45mm
Display: Scratch Resistant Crystal Mineral Glass
Movement: Miyota Japanese Quartz Movement with Day & Date
Water Resistance: 10 ATM / 300 Feet
Band Diameter: 24mm
Band Materials : Stainless Steel / Full Grain Leather / Silicone Rubber
Mansfield watches are built to last. We stand behind the quality of our products; all of them come with an 2 year manufacturer's warranty. This means that if there is any internal failure or any failure resulting from improper assembly on our end we will replace or repair the watch free of charge. The warranty does not cover battery wear, scratches, damage from misuse or abuse, loss or theft, or normal wear and tear.
After the completion of the campaign, Mansfield will begin production within two weeks. We have planned for a total production time of 60 days. After production is complete, the Mansfield team will promptly sort, quality inspect, package, and send the product out to our backers immediately. We are committed to delivering our watches to our backers within 90 days of campaign completion.
Our 5 reward options are on the right hand side of the page. Each one offers a unique discount and reward based on the timing of the pledge as well as the watch/watches you are interested in. When the campaign completes, we will be sending a survey out to each pledge maker via their Kickstarter account emails; that survey will provide you with the option of selecting which watch style you want for your reward.
Risks and challenges
Unfortunately risk is an innate part of any manufacturing effort. At Mansfield, we have worked hard to minimize these risks. Our team members have over 15 years of experience with the conception to fulfillment process. This includes prototyping, testing, manufacturing, importing, and finally, fulfillment to the customer. We have been particular choosing our manufacturers, fostering trusting and long-term relationships with them, as well ensuring our products are properly warrantied so that you, the customer, will always have peace of mind knowing that you have a quality time piece. That being said, here are the potential problems we see arising in each step of the process.
Mansfield watches are ready to be produced now. The molds are complete and we've got the green light to move forward. The typical lead time from placing the order to in-hand delivery is 60 days. With our production ready to go, the potential issues delaying the manufacturing process are material supplies, factory and assembler availability, as well as quality tester availability. All of these steps take a certain amount of man hours and depending on the success level of the campaign could potentially cause some delays. However, the factory is in tune with with the timing of our campaign and will be ready to begin production upon completion. This should ensure timely manufacturing and delivery. Our goal, of course, is to fulfill as early as possible.
The fulfillment house will take delivery of the goods, sort and quality check the goods once again, then begin the packaging and fulfillment process. We contracted with a fulfillment house with decades of experience fulfilling orders; it has an impeccable record of accuracy and timeliness. When the goods are sorted, ready to be packaged, and sent out, Mansfield team members will be doing a quality inspection of each and every watch to ensure they are up to our standards. After this process is complete, fulfillment is expected to take 3 days to complete. A tracking number will be sent to the email address associated with your Kickstarter account, and soon the product will be in your hands!
By backing our Kickstarter project, we understand you are placing serious trust in the Mansfield brand, the founders of the company, and their vision for a better product in the marketplace. We appreciate every single pledge and thank each of you for taking the time and effort to help us along the way. We can't wait to get Mansfield watches out into the real world and on the wrists of all of our donors! Cheers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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