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UPDATE #5: TECHFASTER.COM PRODUCT REVIEW: Sophistication, Style and Sport: The Rider’s Watch By hunterharmony
Great product review on the Rider's Watch released today by Techfaster.com for the entrepreneurial and active executive audience
"hunterharmony’s watch would be perfect for the country club, whether you’re taking in a meal with business associates and then a round of golf or even a tennis match, you can continue to wear The Rider’s Watch as you eat, play and enjoy the company of even your most esteemed colleagues and associates."
Read the Full Product Review Here: http://www.techfaster.com/hunterharmony-watch/
UPDATE #4: EQUESTRIAN CULTURE MAGAZINE PRODUCT REVIEW: The Rider’s Watch Kickstarter Campaign & Review
Great product review on the Rider's Watch released today by Equestrian Culture Magazine. Equestrian Culture is recent Kickstarter success story, having successfully funded their campaign in October 2013. The review really gets across the versatility of the watch. September 23th, 2014.
"I was instantly impressed by the durable sapphire crystal face, buttery soft Horween Leather Chromexcel band and many other awesome features that cater directly to an equestrian’s needs." "I am currently wearing my Rider’s Watch in my office as I am writing this review. While the Rider’s Watch was constructed to withstand the rigors of riding, grooming and barn work, it looks equally at home here at the office. The large face is practical, but it also reflects the current trend for over-sized, bold watches and jewelry."
Read the Full Product Review Here: http://equestrianculture.com/2014/09/22/riders-watch-kickstarter-campaign/
UPDATE #3: HORSE & STYLE MAGAZINE PRODUCT REVIEW: For the People! The Rider’s Watch by Hunter Harmony
Great product review on the Rider's Watch released today by Horse & Style Magazine. Really get across the outdoors and athletic nature of this timepiece. September 19th, 2014.
"Equestrians are two things: horse lovers and athletes. There are watches for golfers and divers but, it’s rare to find a timepiece that has been specifically designed with riders in mind. Enter, the hunterharmony Rider’s Watch."
Full product review here: http://horseandstylemag.com/style-2/the-riders-watch-by-hunter-harmony.html
UPDATE #2: The hunterharmony Limited Lifetime Guarantee.
Good for Life.
Introducing the hunterharmony Guarantee. "Good for Life." Limited Lifetime Guarantee on every watch we make. We mean what we say - The Rider's Watch - Quality and Durability. hunterharmony products are made to last a lifetime or longer. To back up that claim, we’re excited to introduce an unmatched quality standard: every Rider's watch is guaranteed for life under the terms and conditions of our warranty. We are able to offer this guarantee because we source only the best available watch components.
The hunterharmony Guarantee - Terms & Conditions
Every hunterharmony watch is guaranteed for life under the terms and conditions of our warranty. In case of defects covered by the warranty, all components (excluding battery, strap and buckle) will be repaired or the watch will be replaced free of charge. If the exact model is not available for replacement, a watch of equal value and similar style will be provided. A copy of the receipt and your registration online is required as proof of purchase. A check or money order payable to hunterharmony, LLC in the amount of $25.00 as service and handling fee must be included for all warranty and repair services. More details to come.
UPDATE #1: Guaranteed delivery for the holidays and customer hunterharmony gift box included.
We have received several inquiries whether the Rider's Watch will be designed, manufactured and shipped in time for the holidays. The answer is yes! We have secured and guaranteed shipment for the holidays.
We agree that the Rider's Watch makes for a perfect gift for that Horse Lover in your life (or yourself). A unique one-of-a-kind gift for a difficult shopper.
As such, we will now be including a custom hunterharmony gift box for all kickstarter backers.
I spent my childhood in and around the barn, running errands for my parents, and began riding at an early age, quickly falling in love with the freedom, relaxation, competition, thrill and elegance of horses. My passion has continued through the years, as I have enjoyed teaching young riders, competing in shows, training horses and simply being out in the open with my horse. Yet, I have was always been cautious of wearing the birthday watch I received from my husband while around horses. It did not feel durable enough for the barn, was too small to read while riding, did not provide enough security on my wrist while jumping or allow for the timing features I was looking for. While, the luxury watch market is full of Aviator watches, Diver watches and Triathlete watches, there is nothing “Built for the Rider.”
Thus, my husband and I co-founded hunterharmony, combining his passion for watches and mine for horses, with the vision of designing and providing a watch that connected with all horse lovers, English, Hunter Jumpers, Eventers, Western, Polo and Racing, something for everyone to identify with.
A simple idea, creating the first luxury athletic watch built from the ground up with the Rider and Horse Lover in mind.
The hunterharmony Rider's Watch
Mechanically, the hunterharmony Rider’s watch is durable and reliable yet filled with features, characteristics and capabilities that all riders could use. Visually, the Rider's watch represents the strength, athleticism and elegance of horses. Ultimately, the Rider’s watch allows the owner to wear his or her equine passion on their wrist, express a unique identity and offer a story to be shared with everyone.
hunterharmony is committed to using only the highest quality materials for this chronograph watch. The Rider's watch is made of durable 316L Stainless Steel, a grade most often used in surgical biomedical applications, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. Inside is a precise Swiss chronograph quartz movement that is made to last. This timepiece embodies the confidence and performance we all expect out of ourselves and our horse. An undeniably classic, yet athletic look and style that fits perfectly while riding, but versatile enough for the office, outdoors or a night out.
Characteristics and Features
Built from the ground up with the Rider in mind, the Rider's Watch has numerous features and characteristics that all horse riders will appreciate.
When building a watch, the absolute most important piece is the movement, it is the heart of the watch. We have carefully chosen the Swiss Ronda 5040.D movement. The Chronograph movement features a center stop second, 1/10 seconds up to 30 minutes, 30 minutes counter, 10 hour counter, ADD and SPLIT function, 3 eyes, date and small second. Technical specifications can be found on the Ronda website.
The case for the RIder's Watch is made from fully brushed 316L grade stainless steel and measures 44mm in diameter. 316L grade steel is often used in surgical procedures for its strength and corrosion resistance. For the Rider, this also means lower maintenance and nicer visual appearance. The 44mm diameter in size is to provide the Rider with a big face to read while riding and represents the strength and athleticism of the horse and Rider. The large face is also a fashion statement, drawing upon the current trends of larger, more sportier watches.
The crown of the watch has also been closely considered. It is a Screw Down Crown that helps make it dustproof, something any outdoorsman will recognize. It also has a laser etched horseshoe logo to further add that touch of equine character.
The dial for the Rider's watch features a black face with brown accents to give it a very unique finish. The sub-dials contain 3D circle patterns to further enhance the depth effect of the dial.
hunterharmony offers a selection of different straps to customize your watch, including the undeniably beautiful Horween Leather Chromexcel. Chromexcel is a tanned leather that undergoes at least 89 separate processes taking 28 working days. It is the original pull-up leather using time honored techniques and formulas that were developed nearly 100 years ago and is still produced in the United States, using a bark retannage from a proprietary recipe.
Heart and Soul
We proudly designed each and every aspect in Colorado. Incorporating the rugged and scenic horse country landscape of this beautiful state.
Below is a full summary of the specifications of the Rider's Watch:
Case - 44mm 316L stainless steel
Crystal - Sapphire Crystal w/Anti-Reflective Coating Top/Bottom
Movement - Ronda 5040.D
Strap - Horween Chromexcel Leather or Black and Red Leather Band
Water Resistance - 100m/10ATM
Risks and challenges
As with all product design projects the greatest risk is in manufacturing. There are countless variables to consider and wrenches that are thrown in along with way. We are far enough along in the process, however, that these risks are relatively low. We have samples in hand, and manufacturers on standby. While it is important to know this product is not finished, understand that it is very far along the way.
If we do face any issues during production we will be transparent with our backers with regular updates. We pride ourselves on customer service and can be contacted easily via Kickstarter, via our website or on Facebook.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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