German designer, Volker Eberle has spent his career making watches and accessories for fashion & luxury brands . His passion for detail and quality craftsmanship come together in WTIF.
One day Volker asked himself "What if I could build a clear watch case?"
"What if it was made of sapphire crystal?"
"What if we could do it for less than $1,000?"
"What if?"And so, the WTIF brand was born.
For the past 12 months, Volker has sought to design and invent a beautiful watch that is different and never before seen at a reasonable price point.
Finally, after dozens of iterations, Volker completed this extraordinary watch with a complete sapphire crystal watch case.
The design is stunning, contemporary and classy.
With each glimmering, moving, mechanical piece on display and enhanced by a perfectly clear sapphire crystal, it truly stands out from the crowd.
From his connection to the Swiss movement factory, Volker is using the of the most reliable Swiss made automatic mechanical movement in the watch.
Moreover, the case for this watch is waterproof to 50 meters.
The icing on the cake: we can manufacture this watch at a stunningly affordable price of $1000, and we're practically giving it away to some backers at a price less than $400.
On December 7, 2018
Our team has redesigned the logo for WTIF based on our backer's comments. I need to thank you to all our supporters here. We believe we have the right logo for WTIF now.
Most watch brands would not appreciate a unique design which might drive down their margins. We are passionate about designing a watch that will break through that glass ceiling.
We're also passionate to about making this watch affordable, so we chose to assemble the watch outside of Switzerland.
By using Kickstarter to launch the project, we can sell this product directly to you, which will eliminate all the high mark up prices from the middle men.
Most Swiss made automatic mechanical watches are extremely expensive. By using the Swiss STP 1-11 automatic mechanical movement, we have achieved the quality and the accuracy of a Swiss made watch.
Each watch comes with free shipping and a collectors wood box.
After the campaign ends, you’ll receive an email with instruction on how to choose your watch.
We promise to deliver within six months of our last day of our campaign. We know we have the people, partnerships, and manufacturing schedule to make this happen.
If for some reason our schedule runs more than 30 days behind, we will throw in an extra strap in a different color (of your choice) to every single customer.
Due to the history products not delivering on Kickstarter, we understand your concern about backing projects and seeing your money disappear. Too many creators have over-promised and under-delivered, shipping products in poor packaging, with bad fits, that look and function nothing like the images.
We want to overcome all of your fears, objections and possible concerns with the Sapphire Crystal Watch. If you ever have a question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back right away.
The years our R&D team spent developing and perfecting the Sapphire Crystal Watch have paid off. Not only is our manufacturer firmly committed to shipping these beginning May 2019, but we are offering free fast shipping on every order.
We are so confident in our product, we are backing it with a 2-year warranty. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, send it back to us, and we will supply a new one.
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Risks and challenges
We look forward to delivering this to backers!
All main technical issues were resolved during the development and given our experience shipping this product before, you can be certain we'll deliver. After all, this is what we do.
The only question is how many we need to produce. Depending on the number of backers, production times may increase accordingly. That being said, unless we sell thousands of these watches on Kickstarter, it likely won't impact our production timeline.
We'll make sure to stay transparent along the way and keep you updated with photos and video of the production run.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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