by Tim Hayden and Jayden Levitt
Two friends had one vision, to build the most transparent watch company in the world. After a cricket match in Menorca, we sat down and realised that we had more in common than just this sport. We were unaware of the other's enthusiasm for watches and the desire to design timepieces. What started as a conversation, led to a plan to start our own brand. We developed a strategy to deliver direct to the consumer. This was the start of the #HWjourney.
All the watches you see here on this Kickstarter campaign have a retail price of £110 each, but they are available as a reward to you for a pledge of just £69.
- To design stylish minimalist watches with an industrial twist
- To ensure affordability without compromising on quality
- To become the most transparent watch company in the world
It goes without saying that we wanted to design quality stylish watches without the big brand mark up, like you, we are watch enthusiasts unhappy with paying over inflated prices.
Quality is paramount to us; we believe our reputation is only as good as the durability and reliability of our watches. Therefore we ensured that all materials used in the making of our watch were of the highest standard. Every watch is individually tested before being shipped to our customers.
We wanted to do things slightly differently; so we set out to become the most transparent watch company in the world. We're building a unique on-line community through our Ambassador Club. This means we are the only company giving our customers and fans the opportunity to see what we do behind the scenes to cut our way in this industry. We are documenting everything we do on social media, via Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and YouTube. We have once a week live Facebook broadcasts, we make films of us hand delivering watches to competition winners, we give daily story updates and make videos featuring our Ambassadors. In a short period of time we have grown the club to over 2,500 ambassadors in over 50 countries across the globe. They all have the opportunity to give us feedback on our products, marketing and branding.
Our #HWjourney has only just begun and we want it to become a global phenomenon. We want to put into manufacture even more lines of watches after these chronos and further develop our growing Ambassador Club. With a successful Kickstarter campaign we will be able to further develop our marketing strategy to grow our Ambassador club to over 50,000 people across the globe. We will ensure that our transparency remains throughout our #HWjourney and we are excited to see where it may lead in the future.
All our watches have interchangeable straps and the Chronograph sub-dials are a 24 hour clock, 60 minute timer and 60 second timer.
Hagley West Watches are also backed with a warranty. We are so confident with the quality and durability of our watches, that if something were to happen within the first 2 years, we hope you will send it back to us. Warranty includes all internal parts of the watch.
Warranty does not cover:
- The life of the battery
- Wear and tear and aging
- Any damage on any part of the watch resulting from abnormal/abusive use, lack of care, negligence or accidents
In order to turn this dream of ours into a reality, we need your support in the form of pledges, but also for you to share our story with a friend.
Just to remind you if we don't reach our full funding goal....we get nothing.
We are doing everything we can to spread the word of the #HWjourney on social media but if you could simply share our page on your social media platforms it will help us enormously.
Thank you so much for your support and helping us kickstart our #HWjourney
Risks and challenges
If funded, how will you fulfill the orders?
We have built a solid relationship with a tried and trusted manufacturer over a period of time. The watches have been designed, manufactured in small quantities and been tested. We have done this so that we can be confident in the quality and reliability of our product. So you can be rest assured our watches are ready to produced on a larger scale.
Once Kickstarter releases the funds, we can begin production of this larger run. Production time takes roughly 60 days depending on the quantity of the order. Our team will then ship the orders directly to all you lovely pledgers. Every watch will have it's own shipping reference so you will be able to track it's delivery on-line, we expect all orders to be fulfilled by the end of January 2019. If we are so fortunate to over exceed our wildest dreams for pledges, some deliveries may well slip into February 2019.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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