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A watch that tells more than just the time...it tells a story, a Windsor Story.
48 backers pledged CA$ 11,000 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, my name is Jonathan, I am a watch collector, enthusiast and now a designer by passion.  I don't really want to brag but here is a pic of me with the one and only Al Capone. ;) I started Border City Style (BCS) for many reasons but the main reason was that I wanted to create a watch brand with a tie to history.  Keep scrolling to learn more about this concept, our Canadian company and the inspiration behind my first watch design

Border City Style (BCS) Watches is a privately-held Canadian company. The idea came to me through my love of wrist watches all while adding a unique twist and story to each design. 

BCS Headquarters:

 I need a little spirit for inspiration right? :)

The watch lines are inspired by the Windsor and Detroit prohibition stories/history.  The first design represents both sides of the border. Top part of the dial represents Detroit, bottom part Windsor. The exposed mechanics of the movement, being silver, represents when the Detroit River would freeze over during the winter, and the Rum Runners would drive their cars over to smuggle the prohibited alcohol! Hence it's name "The Rum Runner".  

My first design, depicts the whole era, the relationship we (Windsor) had with our neighbor Detroit called “The Rum Runner”.

BCS watches are elegant and unique mechanical watches with meaningful characteristics.   The Rum Runner is made of adurable stainless steel that will provide both luxury style and durability with the following features:

"The Rum Runner":

Would you like to see what the Rum Runner will look like on your wrist then follow these instructions or visit our website at www.BorderCityStyle.com

1- Open this image below in a new tab and print it:

2- Cut it out as a circle.

3- Download the Layar augmented reality app.  Scan this QR code to get the app or if on mobile, click here http://l.ead.me/bavokO

4-  Place the cut out logo on your wrist.

5- Scan the image from the app and you can get a glimpse into how The Rum Runner will look on your wrist!

6- Last step: purchase the watch ;) hehe

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Our Timeline, Our Journey:

Our "Time"-line...get it ;)
Our "Time"-line...get it ;)

Please note: we just got word half way through this campaign that the Rum Runner should be complete before Christmas!  

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Warranty: The warranty period for watches is 2 years for the movement and 1 year for the rest part from the date of delivery.  All of the defective products must be returned to the company to be repaired or be replaced.

Shipping: We will ship BCS Watches worldwide.  It will be shipped in a brown PU leather travel case that holds 2 watches.  Free for you.  

Please note you will be responsible for shipping duties, fees and taxes applicable in your country on arrival.

 Hope you like our first design so far!

Thank you for your support!  The proceeds from this crowd funding campaign will help pay for the first lot shipment, and also help construct a new design....which is coming soon!   

Remember, purchase a Rum Runner today and become a member for life and earn 18% off every new design!  Why 18%? ...for the 18th amendment (Prohibition)...get it now ;) 

To learn all the details about this design, please click this link below.  It is a video review by a Canadian watch enthusiast "Time to Go Travel and TimePieces".  

https://youtu.be/20LHczr0G7s?t=4

We were also on Channel 4 Detroit news.  Click here to watch!

Visit our website for more video reviews coming soon!

Please also follow us on:

  • Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BorderCityStyle/
  • Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/bordercitystyle/

Thank you again...WARNING - To end your scrolling...here is a "cheesy" photo of me and my watch below ;)

Told you I am cheesy ;)
Told you I am cheesy ;)

 But on a serious note, I truly appreciate any support you can provide to help us launch Border City Style! :) 

Risks and challenges

Although we know the approximate delivery time, there may be factors beyond our control. Be reassured, if there is anything, we will inform you. We really believe in a solid partnership with our customers. Because we are using an amazing newly developed Seiko watch movement, it is quite popular which is pushing the shipping timeline to 1st quarter of 2019 the latest. But rest assure, our manufacturer is on this and speeding up the process as much as possible without jeopardizing quality construction of each and every Rum Runner! I want to be open and honest throughout this campaign, and literally before I was about to hit the "publish campaign" button I received an great email from my manufacturer that they secured a minimum of 50 movements so the first 50 backers should get their Rum Runners before the December Holidays. Please reach out to us via email at info@bordercitystyle.com with any questions.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.76

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    Thank you for your 1$ donation to help get a new Windsor watch on the market! We will post your name on our website as one of our very first "backers".

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    Super early bird special: 50% off

    For $209 you can own the very first Border City Style design called "The Rum Runner". Free shipping within the United States and Canada. Please contact me for shipping costs outside of these countries.

    Includes:
    • 1 Rum Runner watch
    • Bonus: get a 18% discount for life on future BCS designs!
    • PU Leather watch travel case
    • Augmented Reality experience once you receive the shipment
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    Early bird special: 40% Off

    For $251 you can own the very first Border City Style design called "The Rum Runner". Free shipping within the United States and Canada. Please contact me for shipping costs outside of these countries.

    Includes:
    • 1 Rum Runner watch
    • Bonus: get a 18% discount for life on future BCS designs!
    • PU Leather watch travel case
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    Early bird special: 30% off

    For $293 you can own the very first Border City Style design called "The Rum Runner". Free shipping within the United States and Canada. Please contact me for shipping costs outside of these countries.

    Includes:
    • 1 Rum Runner watch
    • Bonus: get a 18% discount for life on future BCS designs!
    • PU Leather watch travel case
    • Augmented Reality experience once you receive the shipment
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    Early bird special: 20% off

    For $335 you can own the very first Border City Style design called "The Rum Runner". Free shipping within the United States and Canada. Please contact me for shipping costs outside of these countries.

    Includes:
    • 1 Rum Runner watch
    • Bonus: get a 18% discount for life on future BCS designs!
    • PU Leather watch travel case
    • Augmented Reality experience once you receive the shipment
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