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$38,129
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 14 2015
$38,129
pledged of $99,000pledged of $99,000 goal
72
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 14 2015

About

Check out the unboxing video below!

 See a full hands on review of the S5 by James, the founder of WatchFreaks here or click the picture below!

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 See a full hands on review of the S1.1 by Don of watch report here or click the picture below!

Review of the S1.1 on WatchReport
Review of the S1.1 on WatchReport

After an overwhelmingly positive response from my last Kickstarter, I am back again with a bigger and better campaign to deliver one thing, the ultimate driving watch. Thank you for taking the time to view my campaign and if at any time you have a question, please message me!  

It all started about three years ago...I was sitting at my desk browsing through thousands of watches just trying to find one that fit my style and price range. I wanted a bold but clean, simple but elegant, carbon fiber dial watch to compliment my automotive passion. I found nothing. After becoming frustrated with not finding a single watch suitable for my wrist that I could afford, I started designing my own to fill this newly found void in the marketplace. Fast forward two years and I have successfully ran and fulfilled a Kickstarter campaign for my first line of watches, the Renegade and Phantom series. Now, after a year of design and development, I am back again, asking for your support on my newest and perfected product line, the Streetmatic series. The ultimate driving watch.

  I started the design process by spending hundreds of hours just studying some of the most popular automotive inspired watches, many of which costing tens of thousands of dollars. I wanted to see what made these watches popular, how they differentiated and what the standard of quality was. After I came up with a few which embodied design elements I liked, I went to the top watch stores in San Francisco to view them in person. Holding these watches and seeing them in person really set the standard for the quality of this new collection. With my quality bar set high, I hit the drawing board on a mission to design the ultimate driving watch for the automotive enthusiast like myself. I took the most popular elements from my last designs, combined them with my new ideas and other inspirations to create the Streetmatic series. My design team and I went through 20+ render revisions over a 12 month period before finally arriving at the perfected watches presented before you today.    

 I spent a tireless amount of time simply sourcing the highest quality materials and suppliers to construct this watch. From the carbon fiber, to the Swiss Super Lumi-nova, everything is top notch. Each watch features a unique serial number on the caseback ranging from 1 to 300. Although for this production run, I will likely be placing an order of around 50 each so all of the serial numbers will be under 50. I limit the production of each model to 300 to ensure they remain exclusive. Below, you will find the exact specifications for each watch. For the sake of uniformity, I have chosen to show one model throughout the specification section. All models share the same specs.   

Details:   

  • Case: Black Ion-plated or Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Case Diameter: 44mm
  • Band: Black Ion-plated or Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Band Width: 22x20mm
  • Buckle: Double-Locking Deployment
  • Dial: Carbon Fiber with Applied Indexes
  • Case Back: Exhibition
  • Water Resistant: 10ATM (330 Ft)
  • Luminescent: Swiss Super-LumiNova Hands & Dial Markers
  • Crystal: Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Movement: Swiss Made Automatic ETA2824-2
  • Warranty: 2 Year Limited

 When choosing an automatic Swiss movement to power this watch, there was only one true answer: the legendary Swiss Made ETA 2824. For those of you who do not know, this movement is manufactured by the company ETA which is owned by Swatch group. Swatch group is one of the world's largest watch holding companies and owns some of the biggest watch brands such as Omega, Blancpain, Glashutte Original, Breguet and Tissot. Their movement manufacturer, ETA, was founded in 1793 and has been providing some of the highest quality and most reliable movements for decades. The same ETA 2824 movement found in this watch can be seen in many other high end brands such as IWC (International Watch Company) and Tudor (Owned by Rolex). Although theirs may be decorated or have an upgraded power reserve, it is virtually the same engine in a $3500-5000 shell. The best part about this movement? Since it is so well known, virtually any watchmaker can service it and the parts are readily available. This watch can live forever with the movement of your wrist and many wrists to come.    

 The ETA 2824 movement comes in two main finishes, gold and silver. I used the gold movements for the samples, but if silver is available when I place the order, I will be purchasing silver movements and plating the rotors black.    

Why these colors?   

Laguna Seca: Not only is it the name of one of the most famous raceways in the world, but it is also a very iconic color used by BMW. It is one of the more rare colors that BMW produces cars in which identifies with the limited nature of these watches.

Verde Ithaca: I've been a fan of Lamborghini's all of my life. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors but I must say nothing catches your eye quite like a bright green car. That bright or lime green as some might call it has a name and it's Verde Ithaca.

Rosso Corsa: When I say Ferrari, you think red. It doesn't matter what model you're thinking about, it's probably in red. That red you're thinking about is called Rosso Corsa.


Serial Numbers

Each watch model comes numbered out of 300. I will probably only order 50 of each model, so you are likely to receive a serial number ranging from 3-50 out of 300. Serial number 1/300 and 2/300 are reserved for marketing purposes and will not be sold. That being said, I will hand out the serial numbers as best I can depending on the backer number. So if you were backer number 5 but the first to pledge for the Streetmatic S3.1, you should get number 3. If you have a specific number you would like to have, please message me after the campaign concludes and I will do my best to accommodate.  

 For the sake of simplicity, I have decided to make one pledge level for all of the models. I will be sending out a survey at the end of the campaign for you to choose the actual model you want to receive. If you order more than one watch, you can use that survey to tell me which models you'd like to receive. If you would like to order more than 3 watches, please send me a message and I will arrange for it. Domestic shipping will be by USPS 2-4 day and International shipping by FedEx International Priority. After your watch has shipped, will receive a tracking number and your watch should arrive in 2-4 business days, yes even international.    

 Each watch comes in an extremely high quality double black lacquered watch box. Inside that box you will find: your watch, a guarantee card, instruction manual, and a warranty booklet. This is a completely custom box which mirrors the quality of what you would receive when purchasing a $3000+ watch. How do I know? Because I purchased a box from someone who bought a $3000 watch and sent that to my manufacturer. I told them to not only make it, but make it better.   

 My name is Justin Eterovich, owner and designer of Blacklist Watches. I have a bachelor’s in marketing but my real passion lies within watches and cars. I spend most of my days thinking about cars and designing watches. I have sacrificed many opportunities so I would be able to create this brand and to tell you the truth, I've loved every second of it. If I was in it for the money… well I wouldn’t be in it at all and I’d be working some executive marketing job right now. My passions are watches and cars. I combined those in hope that more people have the same passions as I do and share my enthusiasm for automotive inspired watches. The most valuable reward from starting this brand has not been monetary; it's interacting with each and every one of my customers from all around the world. However, I do not like to think of them as customers, I like to think of them as friends and members of the Blacklist. I hope to befriend you and add more people to the Blacklist from all around the world!    

 After this Kickstarter campaign concludes, I will place the production order and a more accurate timeline will be given. Until then, this is the best estimate of what the timeline is looking like for you awesome backers. We expect the manufacturing of these watches to take around 4 to 4 and a half months. In the rare instance of a delay, I will be as transparent as possible and give the new delivery date. I appreciate your patience! As my grandfather always said, good things come to those who wait!    

 I am completely ready for production. I have approved the final watch and packaging samples. The only thing missing is the funds to place the initial production order of 500 watches, which is extremely expensive. This is where you come in! I’ve offers in the past from investors wanting to get involved financially for a piece of the company. However, I’ve put my heart and soul into making this brand a reality and the last thing I want to do it give a piece of it up. By becoming a backer, you will become part of the action which is creating a lasting brand producing high quality Swiss watches. Not to mention you will be the very first to receive these limited production, Swiss Made, watches. I really appreciate you taking the time to check out my campaign and I hope that even if you do not pledge today that you keep Blacklist in mind for future watch purchases!   

 I would be thrilled to have you write up an article about my brand and this new collection! If you are interested in publishing any media about the brand, I have made that very easy by adding links to download high resolution pictures of this new collection. To download the media kit, click here or the picture below. As a one man show, I can use all the help I can get! Thank you!    

  

Risks and challenges

My first campaign went really well, but not totally perfect. The watches came out better than expected but there were a couple minor hiccups with shipping, Mostly with international shipping. All of the watches were shipped on time, but the USPS took longer than expected to deliver them. This time around, I will be using Fed Ex and UPS to ship all of the international orders. I have spent the last year negotiating rates and mastering the art of international shipping. I am FULLY prepared for any and all international orders. Most orders will ship 3-5 day AIR and all will be fully trackable.

I personally inspect every single watch multiple times before shipping. I would never knowingly ship a defective watch. In the event that for some crazy reason one slips through my fingers and has a defect, I am standing by with the proper repair facilities in place to either replace it or have it fixed.

I have recently made contracts with a precision watch repair facility in Sandy Utah to handle all repair and warranty work. You will still be contacting me to facilitate the repair, however the turnaround time will be MUCH faster because I will not have to ship the watch back to Switzerland. They work with many larger brands and have a perfect track record with fixing everything that I ship them.

This is my second time using my current manufacturer for a large production order. They produce over 1,000,000 watches a year and are very dependable when it comes down to timeline and delivery. Once I place the order, I will have a much better and accurate timeline of when I can expect the watches to be shipped. I will be updating everyone all along the manufacturing timeline. In the unlikely occurrence of a delay, I will let everyone know as soon as the situation has been solved and we have a new date of delivery.

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