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 - BAMBOO and EBONY WOOD: Each watch features an all natural bamboo or ebony wood case that is rich in texture. No watch is exactly the same.

- GENUINE LEATHER: Each watch features a high quality, genuine leather band.

- STYLISH yet UNIQUE: Our watches were designed to fit right in with the latest fashion trends and styles, while at the same time, stand out from all the other watches out there. It's a beautiful paradox.

- COMFORTABLE: Wood and leather are extremely light weight. Each watch weighs less than one ounce and the leather band form fits to your wrist for a customized fit. 

- DURABLE: Neither wood nor leather wears the other down. They work together in perfect harmony to create a lightweight, yet durable time piece. 

- ON TIME: With the help of an experienced watchmaker, we selected a high quality and accurate Japanese quartz movement to ensure that you and your watch are always on time. 

-WE NEED YOUR HELP: We've lined up a manufacture and have had samples made. In order to enter production we need to order the watches in huge quantities. This means we need lots of money to make the first order... which two full time students don't have. By pre-ordering a watch today, you can help us raise the money we need to purchase the raw materials and enter into production.

-ELITE LUNOWEAR MEMBER: Anyone who backs us by pledging $45 or more will receive this Elite Status. With this status you will receive 20% off lunowear products for life (any product purchased from our website).

*all women's watches have the same dimensions 

The Hana Watch is named after a rad little town on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii. It comes in the following five colors.  

 *all three men's watches have the same dimensions

 Our men's watches are slightly bigger then our women's watches, which is really the only thing that makes them "men's watches" or "women's watches". Many women choose to wear a men's watch and visa versa. You do you!

Nearly a century ago, my great-grandfather lost his leg in a saw mill accident. Devastated by the loss of his leg and terrified about how he would provide for his family, he thought all was lost. At the time, watchmaking was a rare, but highly needed skill. With the need for local watchmakers, the state of Utah paid to have my great-grandfather trained and certified to work on a variety of time pieces. With his newly acquired skill his family not only got by, they thrived. He became a very successful and well known watchmaker. His son (my grandfather) took over the family business when his father retired. That experience with my great grandfather instilled in my family an undying passion and gratitude for the trade of watchmaking.

Growing up I spent hours in awe watching my grandfather work on watches in his shop. Every year for my birthday, I would flip through my grandfathers catalogs and pick out a watch, which my grandparents would then get me as a gift. I've acquired quite the collection over the years. Before this project began, I was looking at my watch collection and thought "whats next?" I wanted something different than anything I had. After some time searching, I decided I needed to add a wooden watch to the collection. After months of looking, I couldn't find the wood watch I had in mind, so I approached my grandfather with my situation and we decided to create it with some help from a good friend of mine. 

Watches were something I had developed a passion for, but I knew very little about watch design. I had a good idea as to what I wanted the outcome to be like (look, price etc) but that was strictly cosmetic. I knew very little about watch movements, crystals, bands, cases etc. Calvin (my grandfather) was instrumental in the design process. He helped us design an incredibly reliable and affordable time piece. Without Calvin, there would only be an idea and sketches of what could be. His true passion lies in old pocket watches with a jeweled mechanical movement, but he loves any unique time piece. He was thrilled to get involved with the project.

Meet Boman Farrer (left) and Ryan Krantz (right). We are LunoWear. We grew up on the east side of Salt Lake City, UT with the mountains literally in our backyard. Salt Lake is a very active and fashionable city. We set out to create a brand that could link the two lifestyles together. We feel we've succeeded. 

We've created a time piece that fits right in with minimalist type fashion accessories, while still being unique and different. Our watches feature a sleek and simple all natural bamboo or ebony wood case with a genuine leather band. This construction accomplished several things:

-Fashionable-

Wood is in. It's different and unique, yet stylish. 

-Comfortable-

With the combination of wood and leather, each watch weighs less than one ounce. The genuine leather band forms to your wrist for a customized fit. 

-Durable-

Leather wears well over time. Ebony wood is extremely dense and bamboo is incredibly flexible which creates a durable case that will be long lasting. Wood and leather complement each other nicely and neither one wears the other down.

-Unique-

A wooden watch isn't something you see every day. In and of itself it's unique but each wood case has a slightly different pattern, thus every watch is different from the next.

-Represent-

On top of all that, we are both driven by a passion for the outdoors. We wanted to create a watch that would represent our love for nature and keep up with our active lifestyle. We love the idea of wearing something that represents our passion for the outdoors.

We spent months researching different manufactures. We came up with a list of manufactures that would be able to create what we had in mind. After an extensive process of sifting though manufactures, we finally selected one. We then sought out companies who had experience working with them and found nothing but positive feedback. We are proud to say that all the research paid off and we have found a very reliable manufacturer that produces high quality products.

We chose to use bamboo and ebony wood for our watch cases. 

Ebony wood is very dense. In fact, it's so dense it sinks in water. With wood, dense = durable, so we knew we could count on it to last.

Bamboo is also very durable. It is extremely flexible which means the wood will "micro-flex" rather then crack or break if dropped or bumped.

Both woods offer a unique textured look that stands out. 

Once we got our first samples of watches, we couldn't wait to put them through the ringer to see if they would pass the lifestyle test. We threw everything we could think of at them... and they passed with flying colors.

We used the watches doing all the activities we do on regular basis to make sure they wouldn't hold us back. We used them biking (and crashing), rock climbing, fly fishing, hiking, golfing, playing tennis and of course, work and school. 

Risks and challenges

We have spent a lot of time developing these products. We have worked with many manufacturers to find the best one. We found them and have worked out the ideal timetable for the man hours needed to fulfill all the pledges we receive. We are confident in our team's ability to succeed in fulfilling all orders by the time we have specified. We do understand that with any project there can be issues and roadblocks that arise. We believe in transparency and should any problem arise we will quickly reach out to all backers to explain the situation. We will then stop at nothing to get your rewards to you. We don't believe in the 8-5 work day and we will work all hours of the day to fix the situation. Thank you so much for your support!

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    Congrats! You are a LunoWear enthusiast. You will receive the Lunowear lifestyle kit. This includes our whole line of watches (or any combination of 8), two LunoWear Hoodies, two LunoWear T's and a LunoWear trucker hat.

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