€3,427
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backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 2 2018 3:53 PM UTC +00:00.

Shore MatesBy Shore Mates
First created
Shore MatesBy Shore Mates
First created
€3,427
pledged of €35,000 goal
39
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 2 2018 3:53 PM UTC +00:00.

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 A minimalist watch brand made to sport addicts, watches enthusiasts and for an everyday life using. If you are up to upgrade your style with a product at an affordable price made of high quality components, then you should follow what's comin'.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We crafted our brand from simple rules: 

- Offering a high quality product where you pay for the right amount, not only for the branding.

- A design that talks to everyone and that calls to sportivity and to an elegance spirit: because we're sport lovers and extremely classy! :)

- Giving the possibility to dive or surf in the water with our watches.

THE COLLECTION

The Fort Point model (Sandstone/Matte Gun Metal)

The Huntington model (Vintage Light Brown/Matte Black)

The Biarritz model (Light Blue/Matte Gun Metal) 

The J-Bay model (Dark Brown/Matte Black)

The Byron Bay model (Light Brown/Matte Black) 

The Itacaré model (Orange/Matte Gun Metal) 

The Laguna model (Dark Blue/Matte Light Grey) 

The Waikiki model (Green/Matte Black)

OUR INTERCHANGEABLE STRAPS

All of our watch bands are interchangeable and can be easily swapped with our quick release system!

Our selected assortment of straps colors and textures allows you to change the look of your watch depending on your outfit, mood and personal preference. 

Your choice of additional straps:

- The Fort Point Strap: Sandstone vintage italian soft leather strap.

-The Huntington Strap: Light brown vintage italian soft leather strap.

-The Biarritz Strap: Light blue peeble italian soft leather strap.

-The J-Bay Strap: Dark brown peeble italian soft leather strap.

-The Byron Bay Strap: Light Brown peeble italian soft leather strap.

-The Itacaré Strap: Orange peeble italian soft leather strap.

-The Laguna Strap: Dark blue peeble italian soft leather strap.

-The Waikiki Strap: Light green peeble italian soft leather strap.

-A Black Strap: An of course you can buy an additional black peeble italian soft leather strap who fits great with all our models.                                                                                                                            

OUR STORY 

That's the story about two brothers and two friends, design lovers, sport and obviously watches, who ran into each other looking for a minimalist product, valuable in its design that could stand himself out from any other current brand that look alike to each other.

The idea was to create a manufactured product gathering up this postulate, at an affordable price without, obviously, pulling the product and the quality down.

As we're fond of any sport, and especially nautical sports, we really needed our watches to be waterproof.

We quickly realized that brands already here in the market were offering in a segment we want to get settled exorbitant prices without at the same time, submiting components of quality, not more than a visual effect that's worth it.

The idee was born, offering a beautiful product and an extreme quality from the bracelet to the smallest details.

We've been working on the crafting of a product made from A to Z by the four of us with a young identity, but also sporty, that matches with the activity of the everyday life of a person and who's sensitive to something beautiful.

The fact that we've choosen to use high quality components, interchangeable straps to let user modulate his own style as desided, an important water resistance so surfing or even diving, make part of the basic postulate of Shore Mates.

We worked hard for a year and a half on the whole creation, From the first sketches throught the choice of the components, from the meeting of several manufacturers to bring the best materials to make our watches the finest ever seen on the market at such a price and such a level of detail, to the reception and the improvments of the samples until the tests on the receptivity to the amateur of watches while checking the quality of the products.

Our first worry was to offer in a same product all the number one elements in their categories being able to maintain a Kickstarter price under the bar of 100$

For us, a nowadays watch should remain a fashion item at a price lower than these 100$, whose modularity of the interchangeable straps will allow you to adapt your style to the colors of your daily outfit as desired without affording a brand new watch.

In order to pair the best quality and an affordable price for all of us, we've removed the unnecessary markups which get crafted between the brand and the final customer, such as distributors, retail stores and wholesalers, who make the price increase and inflate. So we've decided to keep a reasonable margin not to fall off those pricing excess seen in most of the actors of the market. In some brands, the price you pay most of the time stands for the branding, whereas it turns out the components are made of a medium quality, or at least aren't worth it. With Shore Mates, you'll afford a very high quality object, from a young brand, ambitious and worried to make you enjoy an exceptional item, comfortable, neat and fun.

THE FEATURES

- Matte 316L stainless steel case

- Quartz Miyota movement

- Face diameter 40mm

- 10 ATM water resistant

- Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating

- Genuine italian leather straps with quick release system

- Case thickness 8mm

- Strap width 18mm

- Strap length 115mm/73mm

- Two hands

 Quick release system for straps

 OUR PARTNERS

The searching work of our factory and manufacturer was a long and tough step. We met a lot of companies, until we found one to engage a narrow and trustful collaboration. Our manufacturer responds to a solid experience on that market for more than 20 years and all of the products made are submitted to important audits and quality controls that we point out to check once in our offices.

TIMELINE

 YOUR SUPPORT

We need your help and support to fulfill the launch of our first range of watches. Picking up Kickstarter was a challenge for us because crowdfunding seemed to be a reasonable option in order to measure the feeling of the public regarding our products and our concept. We work hard for now on a year and a half, you'll know it, and are very enthusiastic and proud of this collection. We henceforth need you, many ideas still run through our heads. The desire to succeed creating an important  and solid brand that will please the most of you all and manage to spread ourselves out by your side and for you, is for our team the most beautiful achievment. The more we gain funds, the more we'll see big and have some exciting news to offer! We count on you!!! Make Shore Mates famous around you.

WHO WE ARE

As read it above, we are a team of four frenchies, brothers and friends, young entrepreneurs, watches and design lovers. College roommates who recently turned 30 (and a bit more for two of us) and sharing from the start our passion for sports and travels. Manu T. deals with design and development,  Mathieu T. is in charge of marketing and social medias, Jeremie L. and Thomas B. work on logistics, backers relation and manufacturers contact. With the rest of our partners, we are ready to give you all an amazing product that will means a lot for us, starting by our pride to be carried on your wrist.

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO: Vincent Ricafort / Sight and Sound Studio

PHOTOGRAPHY: Souriez C'est Dans La Boite

Risks and challenges

With so many projects to choose from, we hope ours will stand apart from the rest.
If this project gets funded, we will have to make sure everything goes according to plan to meet the promised deadlines.
The project could face possible challenges if the quality of the product or packaging does not meet our requirements after production but we have close relation with our manufacturer, we are lucky to be working closely with a trusted supplier established for over 20 years.
If there are any changes to the delays or schedule will we make sure that everyone will be informed and we will be here to answer any questions you might have.
To reach as many people as possible, we are asking friends, families and our Instagram community to help spread the word!
Thank you to everyone who will support our project and to all our future backers.

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