Bergin Watch: Limited Member Edition (Suspended)
Bergin Watch: Limited Member Edition (Suspended)
Help us create our first limited edition watch with an engraved serial number, only offered to our Kickstarter supporters.
Help us create our first limited edition watch with an engraved serial number, only offered to our Kickstarter supporters. Read more
About this project
Introducing The Bergin Watch Company
First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter page and we truly appreciate all of the support!
We love watches. We have spent the last eight months researching and working with people in the industry to develop the best design, at times literally arguing with each other. Now we are finally ready to present our Founding Member Limited Edition Bergin Watch.
Our Watches are manufactured in Switzerland and bear the designation «Swiss Made». This label is highly esteemed worldwide.
«Swiss Made» embodies a tradition of quality that has been perfected over the years. It includes technical quality (accuracy, reliability, water and shock resistance), as well as aesthetic quality (elegance and genuineness of design) and it incorporates traditional manufacturing and new technologies.
- Water-resistant: up to 100 M | Movement: Automatic
- Glass: Sapphire glass | Case material: Stainless steel
- Strap: Steel or Leather | Case dimensions: 40 mm
- Gender: Gent | Movement Type: Swiss Made ETA 2824-2
Only on Kickstarter - When we decided to launch our first watch with Kickstarter, we poured our love and energy into the designs. I wish we could come up with a secret handshake for all our supporters to use when they see another supporter wearing a Bergin Watch (that would be so awesome!).
Our manufacturing partners have confirmed that they are ready to start production as soon as we give them the go-ahead. Once we place the order with our suppliers, they will start the manufacturing and assembly of the watches. The completed and assembled watches will then be shipped to us for final inspection and testing.
Design: We think the secret to the collection’s style is a clean, simple and uncluttered design that creates a strong visual impact while simultaneously keeping the watch versatile.
Stylish: We wanted to create a watch that would keep you looking stylish, whether you’re in a business meeting or at a weekend getaway.
Versatile: A watch that looks as good paired with a suit as it does with a plaid shirt. A watch you’ll actually wear, not one that stays in your drawer most of the year.
Affordable quality: Impeccable taste doesn't allow for compromise on quality, but it doesn't have to break the bank either. We've managed to keep the retail price just under $680 while maintaining incredible craftsmanship, quality materials and a solid warranty to back it up.
To keep the price affordable, given the high quality materials and level of craftsmanship, we need to order a minimum of 300 watches, and that's where you come in. By backing our project, you will help us pay for the first production run, and in exchange you will receive a beautiful watch with an impressive spec sheet at a highly discounted price!
After completing the design and finalizing the technical drawings, we worked with our manufacturing partners to create prototypes of the watches. After many tweaks and prototypes, the final result embodies the design we've been craving.
The different components of the watch are produced through a variety of processes, such as molding, polishing and machining. They are then carefully assembled.
We have partnered with a manufacturer from Switzerland, the pulse of time, that has been in business for over 33 years. All of the timepieces they produce are still manufactured by hand according to time-honored traditions.
MOVEMENT SWISS MADE: ETA Cal. 2824-2
Bergin Watch Co. is a new small designer and producer of luxury time pieces located in Manhattan, New York. Our main business is providing customers with the most attractive timepieces, at the most competitive prices.
With the launch of our new company, we have created our first watch as a limited edition only offered to our Kickstarter supporters, and every supporter will receive a certificate of authenticity.
My name is Ed Blaze. When I was 18yrs old, I admired the watches my friend Dr. Patrick Bergin would wear. He always had the most expensive watches, such as Hublot, Audemars, Rolex and Breitling. Sometimes, if I was lucky, he would let me borrow a watch. I used to say, "when I get money I will start buying $5,000 watches like you." But now I’m older and I still can’t afford to buy any of them. I figured there had to be a better way.
About five years ago, I kept thinking about the idea of starting a watch company. I wanted to design affordable high-quality watches without compromising quality. I did a lot of research to find a manufacturing partner, looking into China and many other places, but I wasn't happy with their quality standards.
Then one day, I was talking to Dr. Bergin and I told him the story about my watch company idea. He suggested I look into Swiss Made watches. He even sent me a few links to manufacturers that deal exclusively with high-end timepieces. I was impressed. This dude knew so much about watches. In designing our first watch, I went back-and-forth with Dr. Bergin to show him my designs. He was very helpful and had many suggestions. That’s how Bergin Watch was born and that's why the name is dedicated to my friend, Dr. Bergin.
EACH WATCH WILL HAVE A LEATHER STORAGE BOX
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
To ensure that your Bergin Watch is delivered safely and securely, we have opened an account with FedEx - a dependable solution for all our shipping needs!
WHILE THIS CAMPAIGN IS RUNNING, WE WILL ALSO BE BUSY WORKING ON A NEW DESIGN FOR OUR SECOND WATCH WHICH WILL BE COMING OUT IN EARLY SUMMER 2016.
WE HOPE TO PRODUCE ONE LIMITED DESIGN PER YEAR FOR OUR CUSTOMERS - BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY.
EXCLUSIVE ONLY TO OUR KICKSTARTER SUPPORTERS
LAUNCH PARTY - With your pledge please add an extra $120 per person to attend our private launch party and dinner, hosted by a celebrity guest, on Friday November 6th 2015 in New York City. Specific location TBA. See our Rewards section for more details.
Travel in Style AND add our Genuine Leather Travel Bag – Limited Edition
Let your luggage stand out of the crowd. Never worry again about someone confusing their luggage with yours, because you will probably be the only person at the baggage claim with this Limited Edition Bergin Bag.
A great weekend travel bag. This roomy carry-on compliant travel bag offers both organization and flexibility, wide opening zippers and a sturdy, convenient, removable strap.
Available only to our Kickstarter supporters for $260 (Retail Price $550)
- Brand Name: Bergin Travel Bag
- Model Number: Member
- Material: Genuine Leather
- Type: Duffel Bag
- Color: Dark Brown
- Size (inch): 23.6’’ (W) x 12.9’’ (H) x 11.8’’ (D)
- Function: Duffle Bag, Travel Bag, Briefcase, Handbag
- Color: Dark Brown
Risks and challenges
We realize creating and delivering a product is a complicated process and often comes with unexpected hiccups. That is why we have spent the past several months making sure our supply chain is in check.
We have a well-established working relationship with a reliable watch manufacturer and strap maker, and we are prepared to deal with the fulfillment of goods. We also have a contingency plan for all the steps that are out of our control.
We are going to keep our backers informed with regular updates and pictures of the production process (assembly, plating, cases, packaging).
If somewhere along the way we find that there is a setback in production, or that we cannot make the timeline, we will be as transparent as possible to keep all of our backers informed.
In the end, we want to make Bergin Watch Co. a long-lasting brand of luxury watches. We will do whatever it takes to fulfill our promises and to deliver watches that will exceed our backers’ expectations!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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