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$12,085
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 25 2016 2:00 PM UTC +00:00
$12,085
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 25 2016 2:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

"I am my brother's keeper" is definitely not what Cain said about Abel, but it is what I am proclaiming about my brother! It was the week before Christmas and my family and I were wrapping gifts. Little did we know that later that night we would receive a phone call that would change our lives forever! December 18th, at 4:00 A.M. my family received a phone call  that my brother was in the emergency room and he had be involved in a car accident. Upon arriving at the emergency room at 4:45 A.M. we were directed to a waiting room where we found our mother who had been at the hospital since 3 A.M. after being awoken by two police officers notifying her that her son had been involved in a car accident. After almost 6 hours of waiting we were finally approached by a doctor who explained to us what events had unfolded earlier that morning. He began with who here is family? After short introductions of who was who, he had the look that I had been seeing many Dr.'s give to other families who received bad news that were also waiting in the waiting room. At that point we were all aware that something terrible had happened. The Dr. went on to explain that my brother Rocky had been involved in a car accident at around 1:00 A.M. that morning and that he was ejected from the passenger seat and was unconscious since then. He further explained that my brother Rocky had suffered a traumatic brain injury that caused his brain to swell severely and that they would do everything possible for him. In that very moment I realized that I had taken my brother for granted and more importantly my family as a whole. 

After 3 months of being in the ICU my brother was released home to the care of my family and I. I took a leave from work and I attended college the bare minimum to get by so that I could stay home more and help my mom with my brother. At that time my brother was in a state of a "coma." Which left all basic needs to be met by his care takers, my family. When not changing or feeding my brother through his feeding tube I would sit and think in absolute silence. I knew I needed to make some kind of income to help out with medical bills and medication. While on social media, I ran across a small company who was offering ambassadorships. I contacted them and I was given an ambassadorship for which I would receive $10 for every use of my personal code I was given. No one ever used my code, but I was introduced to a community on Instagram that would have a major impact on my life. That community is known as #watchfam! They supported me and encouraged me through my time of need and I see them as part of my family. Through this community I raised about $2,000 that went directly  to the care of my brother and now with the help of two #watchfam members, I am trying to start Kratos Watch Company! This company is a direct dedication to my brother and the journey my family and I are on. Kratos is the Greek personification of strength which I thought seemed suitable with how strong my brother has had to been this pass year and a half. The model name Cerebrum is latin for brain which to me is a reminder of my brothers injury along with a reminder to cherish every moment with my family and appreciate every single second we are blessed with. 

The Cerebrum takes design queues from the brain, the type of injury my brother suffered from his accident. The wave pattern on the dial is a visual representation of the texture that you would see on a brain that we are all familiar with!

Waves on the Cerebrum
Waves on the Cerebrum

 

Texture of a brain
Texture of a brain

 Not only is the design of the Cerebrum original, but the material I chose to use will age and every single piece made will be unique! The material I chose to use is CuSn8 marine grade bronze inspired by my brothers strength and ruggedness! My entire life growing up I knew my brother was always one of the strongest and toughest guys in the room. My brother's toughness and strength is easily represented by Bronze. Bronze is a material that you can bang around and take everywhere and will not show wear and tear like stainless steel would. Bronze also patinas which makes every single watch unique like everyones story who wears the watch.

Close up on the Bronze
Close up on the Bronze

The Cerebrum is a 42mm case excluding the crown and a lug to lug measurement of 51.5mm! It includes a domed sapphire crystal with an AR coating which reduces reflection! The caseback is a screw down stainless steel caseback with Kratos and more brain inspired waves engraved in!

Stainless Steel Caseback
Stainless Steel Caseback

  Here at Kratos we know life just keeps coming and if you stop moving it will leave you behind. With that in mind we wanted a movement that could withstand the test of time as well as keep up with you! We chose the Miyota 9015 Automatic movement! It has 24 Jewels, hacking seconds, and a date complication. The Miyota 9015 is a trusted and reliable movement that charges by the motion of your wrist meaning you'll never need a battery replacement!

Miyota 9015 Movement
Miyota 9015 Movement

With many late night visits to the hospital and late nights caring for my brother at home, here at Kratos we know that time doesn't stop, especially at night! Therefore we applied C3 Superluminova lime onto the hands and hour markers so that you can tell time even when it gets dark!

C3 Superluminova Lumed hands
C3 Superluminova Lumed hands

 The Kratos Cerebrum will be available in 4 color variations including White, Black, Green, and Brown along with the option of having the date complication or not! You will get to decide on your choice after the our goal is successfully met!

Specs:

CuSn8 Bronze

Domed Sapphire Crystal

42mm Case excluding Crown. 17mm Lug Width

26mm-17mm Rubber Strap

51.5mm Lug to Lug

300m Water Resistant

Miyota 9015 Automatic Movement

C3 Superluminova lumed hands

White Cerebrum
White Cerebrum

 

Black Cerebrum
Black Cerebrum

 

Green & Brown Dial digital Rendering
Green & Brown Dial digital Rendering

 See what others are saying about the Cerebrum

Written Review
Written Review

 

Video Review
Video Review

 

Project Timeline
Project Timeline

Now that you know my story and have seen my watch, I need your help to make this company a reality! The watches are ready to be manufactured and shipped to your door! All we need is your pledge to help reach our goal to be able to start manufacturing! Thank you for taking the time to checkout our project out and we hope that you like the Cerebrum as much as my family and I do!

Risks and challenges

As this is my first product that I've ever been involved in and I understand that there may be many unexpected delays, but I have a team that includes myself ready to tackle any problem that may come up. We have a final product prototypes meaning that the watches have no further testing needed and are ready to be manufactured with no delay.

Shipping via USPS will be free to backers in the U.S. and $20 for everyone outside the U.S.

Shipping does not include customs and taxes applicable for all countries. Rates are based on a normal transaction via a logistics service such as USPS and applicable fees may apply in some countries.

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    Enough Brains for 4

    If you can't decide on a color or you just want to help support our company go ahead and get all four! Receive four (4) Kratos Cerebrum Watches at a more than exceptional offer ( $1,431 off retail). Choose your colors at the end of the project ( White, Black, Brown, Green). International shipping is $20 USD.

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