Have you ever bought a product and thought to yourself, this is something that will supersede time and will be passed down to the next generation? That’s exactly the type of watch we’ve built. Here at Romeer, our passion is to make the finest watch possible at an affordable price without compromising the integrity of the materials used. Other companies don’t think like us and the cost of a high-quality automatic watch is becoming increasingly expensive. What some brands are doing in order to offer you a cheaper alternative is to cut down on production costs by cutting corners on the materials, which gives you a watch at a lower price but not a watch that is built to last the test of time. Our objective at Romeer is to create a Unique, High Quality, and Affordable Timepiece that will do exactly that.
On my 9th birthday, my father gifted me with my very first wrist watch, a Casio CFX-200. This sparked my fascination with watches. Instead of collecting baseball cards like other kids my age I spent my time cutting out watches from magazines, dreaming of owning them someday. As I got older I spent virtually all of my spare time at boutiques mesmerized by luxurious timepieces. Having been fascinated with mechanical timepieces for many years, it was a dream of mine to create my own someday. That goal quickly became a reality with a lot of hard work, planning and dedication. It started with a simple idea and vision, no formal business plan, and a very limited background in design. But after hundreds of brainstorming sessions and many not so great sketches Romeer was born.
With an overabundance of watch brands out there, we wanted to build a unique watch brand that would withstand times destructive nature while maintaining its unique beauty and luxuriousness— built for perfection. When we began designing Romeer watches, we had 3 goals in mind; High-Quality Product, Originality, and Affordability.
Stage one sketch design:
With the final sketches done we sent them to a watch manufacturer who converted them to cad technical drawings.
Stage two cad design:
After we confirmed the technical drawings, the manufacturer created a set of molds that would be used to fabricate the watch case and other components from raw stainless steel. Once we received the prototype we took the time to inspect and to validate the design. What you see on this page is what shows up on your hands. A lot of passion and dedication went into designing Romeer. We didn't want our designs to just be another cookie cutter watch. It took us two years to come up with distinctive design concepts and sketches and with the help of various designers in the industry I'm pleased to bring to the world a watch that we are not only proud of but a watch we would want to buy for ourselves. After all it has our name on it and we do not take that lightly.
Our watch band is made from genuine leather, crafted to complement the dial and case perfectly. Bearing an engraved logo on underside, the strap is made to provide a comfortable fit and maintains the sophisticated style present throughout the rest of the timepiece.
We’ve leveraged our unique personal relationships to partner directly with one of the world’s leading luxury timepiece manufacturers, who for decades have hand-produced luxury watches that have retailed around the world for over 50 years. They have produced watches for numerous well-known retailers and luxury brands around the world. They have strict quality control and ensure all movements and watches are subject to a series of technical tests and visual inspections to verify their rate accuracy, winding function integrity, water resistance and overall appearance. No watch is sent out for delivery until it thoroughly fulfills all their quality control test requirements and all the watches who pass this process are granted a 2-year warranty.
Unlike many handsome but non-functional watch cases that are simply discarded or put into storage, this case has a dual purpose – as both a showpiece and a quality winder that will keep Romeer watches on time and performing well for many years. All watch winders are granted a 1-year warranty.
PACKAGING FOR TWO ROMEER WATCHES WITH A BUILT IN WATCH WINDER
Risks and challenges
Prior to this Kickstarter campaign, our working prototypes have been rigorously tested. In fact, we have spent the past year advancing our working prototypes to production quality.
We are confident that we will meet or beat our projected delivery dates. We have built in extra time for any potential delays in the manufacturing process and expect to ship by the projected dates. Our backers will be in the loop as we communicate updates at every stage of the process.
Our manufacturers stand ready to activate production as soon as we meet our Kickstarter funding goal.
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