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About

black forest brand
black forest brand

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Updates

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Our story

Raised in the heart of the black forest in Germany, the relation to nature can get pretty strong. For us, wood is one of the most multifaceted and fascinating material in this world.

working with wood
working with wood

In a early stage, due to some good contacts to wood manufactures, we recognized something curious: There are big wood manufactures all over the world, which all have one problem. Stock leftovers are super expensive as they hinder the supply workflow for following projects. As logical consequence, woods with highest quality, are sold below market prices, as if it would be waste. So how can we use it appropriately to its quality and value, to create a long-lasting product, which could be a statement people love to see?

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As passionate watch wearer the solution was obvious. Probably no product is better displayed than a beautiful watch as a daily accessory. So lets design something beautiful out of it and make a statement.

First CAD Draft
First CAD Draft

By the way, one great side effect which appeared in a later state: As our concept based on using mainly materials which is traded as "waste" (although we are obviosly talking about materials with the highest quality available), manufacturing can be done far cheaper than many competitors do.

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Manufacturing process:

Our first collection, 2017, is designed in our hometown in the black forest, for several month of development. Our design vision was a minimalist modern look, that makes all models eye-catching and outstanding.

The difficult part was to get contracts with wood manufactures all over the world, providing us their exotic wood leftovers in bulk for fair prices. We finally succeeded by presenting our concept and first prototypes.

Incoming woods
Incoming woods

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Meanwhile all incoming woods have to pass series of tests and are processed in a way, that allows us to guarantee a high quality standard. All other parts have to fulfill sector standards as well, to make it as competitive as possible.

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Drilling of the hardwood case
Drilling of the hardwood case

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+ Every watch benefits from its high quality, precise and reliable Japanese Miyota Movement. Since World War II, Japan is one of the worldwide leading watch movement producer.

+ To ensure lasting beauty, we have fitted your watch with scratch resistant crystal glass. It is synthetically produced crystal its hardness making it extremely durable.

+ Lastly, each watch features a durable butterfly clasp, that is 100 % hidden when you wear the watch. It features two stainless steel metal links for added security and increased quality.

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details are what make your outfit outstanding.
details are what make your outfit outstanding.

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CHOSE YOUR DESIGN

Band size: 16,3 mm
Thickness: 9,5 mm
Round cell battery runtime: 2 years, easy to change

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Between all these values, the exotic hardwoods of the casing, is what makes our watches promising to be modern, minimalist and professional in style. Each wood has it´s own character and is combined with beautiful dials.

exotic woods make the difference
exotic woods make the difference

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THE BEAUTY LIES IN THE DETAILS. EVERY SINGLE WATCH IS HANDCRAFTED AND INDIVIDUALLY TESTED IN QUALITY.

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colors of nature.
colors of nature.

EBONY

minimalist dial & modern design
minimalist dial & modern design

ZEBRA

modern colors.
modern colors.
engraved black forest logo - seal for quality
engraved black forest logo - seal for quality

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color-up your life.
color-up your life.

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Your rewards

No matter whether you take the decision for helping plant trees, taking one stylish watch out of our collection or even create your own personal design - one thing for sure: you help reducing wastage of natural ressources, and receive unique watches that tell a story and definitely will spark conversations.

our unique raw material procurement makes our watches affordable for everyone
our unique raw material procurement makes our watches affordable for everyone

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"The post-kickstarter survey is very critical in getting your GR Watch manufactured and delivered to your front door timely. This survey is where you tell us your model choice and delivery address."

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OUR TEST-SUBJECTS LOVE THEIR WATCHES. JOIN US NOW.

thank you for your support.
thank you for your support.

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Risks and challenges

There are always potential risk and challenges when bringing a new product to life. But since we have a vision and goal, to make our products accessible for everyone and thus reducing the wastage of natural ressources (even if it just a little), we got something that drives us.

What´s the money going torward?

For keeping our suppliers, it´s not enough to have well-nurtured personal relationships (although we have), we also have to show the proof of concept and demonstrate that there are people out there, identifying the need for making a change in the way, we threat our planet like taking it for granted.

You might consider our beautiful watches as christmas gift idea?

Give this timeframe for this campaign, we understand that you may be buying one of our watches for a loved one for christmas. We take that to heart and want to tell you we will do everything in our power to get our watch to you in time for the holidays.

Non-EU-Backers: If you live outside the EU, you will be responsible for any duty/taxes fees. Also, customs in your country might slow up the delivery process. Please keep this in mind.

If you have any suggestions to improve our product, please let us know. You can direct message us: gentlemanandrebel@gmail.com

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.13

    support entrepreneurial spirit + updates

    Thanks for believing in our concept! Stay updated and receive updates and pictures made by our happy customers and backers and much more.

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    Help saving the planet and plant a tree

    You donate and we will plant a tree for you. Receive updates and a virtual high-five for your help to make this planet to a better place! Thanks!

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    Pledge €49 or more About $56

    1 WATCH RANDOM MODEL - EARLY BIRD

    Get one awesome wood watch with one random design, depending on which (waste) wood will be delivered to our factory first :)!

    + we’ll include a watch tool ($8 value)

    + we’ll also include a wood box ($20 value)

    Save up to $80 on the post-Kickstarter price, depending on your choice.

    AND THE BEST: Help reducing unnecessary wood wastage.

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    Pledge €69 or more About $78

    1 WATCH - KICKSTARTER INTRO

    Get one awesome wood watch by Gentleman&Rebel Germany.

    Your options (you´ll choose the model later):

    + light zebra case with sand gold dial and index gold sticks.

    + elegant teakwood case with light coffee brown dial and index rose gold sticks.

    + modern purple heart wood with red dial and index rose gold sticks.

    + dark zebra case with metalic blue dial and index steel color sticks.

    + brown walnut case with light grey dial and index steel color sticks.

    + we’ll include a watch tool ($8 value)

    + we’ll also include a wood box ($20 value)

    Save up to $80 on the post-Kickstarter price, depending on your choice.

    AND THE BEST: Help reducing unnecessary wood wastage.

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    Pledge €99 or more About $112

    1 LUXURY EBONY WATCH - KICKSTARTER INTRO

    Get one awesome ebony wood watch by Gentleman&Rebel Germany. Ebony is dense enough to sink in water. It is finely-textured and has a very smooth finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood. It is yielded in just few places in the world.

    Your options (you´ll choose the model later):

    + Luxury brown ebony case with dark green dial and index gold sticks.

    + Luxury black ebony case with black dial and index gold sticks.

    + we’ll include a watch tool ($8 value)

    + we’ll also include a wood box ($20 value)

    Save up to $80 on the post-Kickstarter price, depending on your choice.

    AND THE BEST: Help reducing unnecessary wood wastage.

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    Pledge €149 or more About $169

    2 WATCHES INCLUDING EBONY MODELS

    Get two awesome wood watches by Gentleman&Rebel Germany, including all models.

    Your options (you´ll choose the model later):

    + Luxury brown ebony case with dark green dial and index gold sticks.

    + Luxury black ebony case with black dial and index gold sticks.

    + light zebra case with sand gold dial and index gold sticks.

    + elegant teakwood case with light coffee brown dial and index rose gold sticks.

    + modern purple heart wood with red dial and index rose gold sticks.

    + dark zebra case with metalic blue dial and index steel color sticks.

    + brown walnut case with light grey dial and index steel color sticks.

    + we’ll include a watch tool ($8 value)

    + we’ll also include a wood box ($20 value)

    Save up to $80 on the post-Kickstarter price, depending on your choice.

    AND THE BEST: Help reducing unnecessary wood wastage.

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    Pledge €199 or more About $226

    DESIGN YOUR OWN WOOD WATCH

    Here is the chance to design and create your own wood watch - compliments and uniqueness guaranteed!

    Choose from multiple woods, dials and index sticks. Get your personal engravement on your watch.

    + we’ll include a watch tool ($8 value)

    + we’ll also include a wood box ($20 value)

    This offer is just available at kickstarter intro and won´t be offered afterwards!!

    AND THE BEST: Help reducing unnecessary wood wastage.

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    Pledge €210 or more About $238

    3 WATCHES INCLUDING ALL MODELS

    Get three awesome wood watches by Gentleman&Rebel Germany, including all models.

    Your options (you´ll choose the model later):

    + Luxury brown ebony case with dark green dial and index gold sticks.

    + Luxury black ebony case with black dial and index gold sticks.

    + light zebra case with sand gold dial and index gold sticks.

    + elegant teakwood case with light coffee brown dial and index rose gold sticks.

    + modern purple heart wood with red dial and index rose gold sticks.

    + dark zebra case with metalic blue dial and index steel color sticks.

    + brown walnut case with light grey dial and index steel color sticks.

    + we’ll include a watch tool ($8 value)

    + we’ll also include a wood box ($20 value)

    Save up to $80 on the post-Kickstarter price, depending on your choice.

    AND THE BEST: Help reducing unnecessary wood wastage.

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    Pledge €250 or more About $283

    SPECIAL KICKSTARTER COMMERCIAL PACKAGE

    -> GET 4 WATCHES including box and tool
    -> GET 1 WATCH DISPLAY
    -> SELL IT FOR RETAIL PRICES AND MAKE 80$ /PCS PROFIT DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE.
    -> USE THIS PACKAGE AS PROOF OF CONCEPT AND GET THE CHANCE TO COLLABORATE HEREAFTER FOR RESELLING OUR PRODUCTS WHILE SAVING 30% RETAIL-DISCOUNT.

    Your options (you´ll choose the model later):

    + Luxury brown ebony case with dark green dial and index gold sticks.

    + Luxury black ebony case with black dial and index gold sticks.

    + light zebra case with sand gold dial and index gold sticks.

    + elegant teakwood case with light coffee brown dial and index rose gold sticks.

    + modern purple heart wood with red dial and index rose gold sticks.

    + dark zebra case with metalic blue dial and index steel color sticks.

    + brown walnut case with light grey dial and index steel color sticks.

    AND THE BEST: Help reducing unnecessary wood wastage.

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    Pledge €690 or more About $782

    CUSTOMIZATION IN A NEW DIMENSION

    As mentioned in our update #1, we are willing to take woods out of your personal possessions, woods with special meaning for you, and manufacture a customized watch for you, to create a unique memory-piece out of it.

    Please contact us before pledging so we can discuss details, as your woods have to fulfill special requirements like density and air inclusions.

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Funding period

- (40 days)