A great watch is more than just an instrument to tell time. It can be a statement, tell a story, share a memory, or be something that just resonates with your soul.
Built around the power of self-expression and individuality, the Woodburn Watch Company is taking the wooden watch concept to a whole new level.
By laser engraving a photo or a design right onto the wooden face, we allow anyone to create a unique timepiece that fully expresses their personality.
When creating your Woodburn Watch, you will be able to:
- Use virtually any image or graphic you want and have it laser engraved right onto the wooden watch face.
- Choose from 4 types of wood for the watch case: Maple, Green Sandalwood, Red Sandalwood, and Black Sandalwood.
- Pick from 6 leather straps and 4 hands to create a watch that is perfect for you.
While designing Woodburn watches, we strove to create a minimalist and fashionable product that is perfect for nearly all occasions. Each watch has a modern look with a personalized laser engraved wooden dial. Our design is timeless and classic. Our concept allows you to create a watch to your specific taste.
Woodburn watches are proudly designed, engraved, and assembled in the U.S.
First, and most importantly, you will design your watch face. After you have chosen your watch face, you get to customize the rest of your watch.
Once the customization is completed, production will begin. We will laser engrave your design on the wooden dial and assemble your watch by hand.
Finally, we will package your watch in a nice protective case and ship it to your door.
Here are some watch face ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- Photographs of loved ones, pets or scenery
- Quotes or inspirational messages
- Special occasions like groom or groomsmen gifts
- Commemorative images to capture a perfect moment in time such as a wedding, anniversary, or graduation
- Holidays or celebrations like Father's Day and birthday gifts
- Company Logo highlighting your brand or business name
- Artwork or Drawings you or your kids made
- Club or Group gifts like fraternities
- Pretty much ANYTHING - you design it, we create it!
When creating your custom watch face you will have 3 different options:
Option 1: Our Designs - Choose an image that we have designed.
Option 2: Picture Watch - Submit a photo to be engraved.
Option 3: Design Your Own - Create your own custom watch face with our Illustrator template.
Your watch face is your canvas for creativity. We are excited to bring your creations to life!
You will be able to browse through designs that we have created and sourced to see if anything catches your eye. We have images that range from traditional watch faces to unique designs.
Below is a small sample of the design options you can choose from. Once the campaign is completed there will be well over 100 faces for you to choose from in a wide variety of categories.
You will be able to personalize some specific designs with a name, date, etc.
You will be able to submit a photo to be engraved onto the face of the watch. A high quality photo of around 300 dpi is recommended.
Typically faces and other close-ups work best as the size of the watch face is approximately a 1.5 inch diameter circle. Photos will be edited, positioned, and sized in order to make them engravable.
Picture watches will be engraved onto unfinished wood. Wood options for picture watches include: Maple, Alder, & Cherry. Black stained maple is not available for picture watches. The quality of the picture watch face is largely dependent on the quality and content of the photograph you choose. You must have the rights to any images that you use.
Design Your Own
You can use the Adobe Illustrator template that we provide to create your own customized image in vector format. You can also use your own preferred design software or you can send us completed designs or logos that you have as long as they are in vector format.
Basic requirements include a minimum line thickness and font size. You are free to create virtually any watch you can imagine. You must have the rights to any images that you use.
Below is the dropbox link to download our design template.
Now that you have your awesome watch face designed, it’s time to start thinking about the rest of your watch. You will be able to choose the case, face, strap, and hands to create your one of a kind timepiece.
The goal when designing the watch case was to allow the face of the watch to shine. You can choose from four beautiful wood types. All of our wooden cases are hand finished and sustainably sourced.
Because wood is a natural product, there will be slight variations in each watch case. This makes each case truly unique!
We offer four different wooden watch faces, each with a different look when engraved.
Because wood is a natural product, there will be slight variations in each watch face. This makes each face truly unique!
All straps are genuine leather with stainless steel buckles. There are six different straps to choose from: Tan, Brown, & Black - with or without white stitching.
We chose minimalistic hands so that they do not distract from the face of the watch. The alpha style hands come in four different color choices: Black, Silver, White, & Gold.
We have created an online interactive Watch Designer for you to try out various options for your custom watch. Click on the link below and play around with the designer until you have created the perfect combination!
Using laser technology, the wood dial is engraved exactly as you designed it. We chose the name Woodburn Watch Co. because that is what makes our watches truly unique; a laser literally burns your design onto the wood watch face with an accuracy of 0.01 mm.
Once the watch face is completed, we hand assemble the watch according to your specifications. Each unique watch is made to order and will be assembled in our Los Angeles office.
We will pack and ship your watch directly to you. All watches will come in a high quality flat box to display the beauty of your watch. We offer worldwide shipping so these unique timepieces can be enjoyed around the globe!
In order to make sure nothing takes away from the beauty of the watch you created, we decided not to have a logo on the watch. The watch is your creation not ours. We are simply the makers of your vision. You will find our Woodburn Watch Co. logo only on the box.
- Case - Natural wooden case - thickness: 12.5mm
- Face - Custom engraved wooden dial
- Glass - Hardened mineral glass
- Movement - High quality 3-hand Japanese Miyota 2033
- Battery Life - 2 to 3 years
- Crown - Stainless steel
- Straps - 22mm genuine leather straps with stainless steel buckle
- Hands - Alpha style
- Water resistance - Splash resistant: Do not submerge in water
Please note: Because Father’s Day is such a great occasion to give someone a Woodburn watch, we have set up this Kickstarter so that we will be able to create and ship watches to people in the US who need it in time for Father’s Day which is Sunday, June 18th.
For people who do not need a watch for Father’s day, we will be shipping watches as quickly as possible throughout June and into July if necessary.
In order to assure Father’s Day delivery to those who need it, a very fast response time is required. Designs and options must be selected and surveys must be filled out shortly after the campaign has ended and shipping information must be filled out accurately.
Risks and challenges
Although this is our first Kickstarter, we have extensive experience in business and the personalization industry to help bring this project to life and we are confident we can deliver. However, creating and delivering a product is an extensive and complicated process and often comes with unexpected situations. Customized products are often particularly complicated.
We will be as transparent as possible during the complete campaign and production process. If there are unforeseen problems and we cannot make the timeline, you will get this information quickly. We will do whatever it takes to fulfill our promises and to deliver watches that will meet AND exceed our backers expectations.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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