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Changing the face of the women's automatic watch market. This one's for the girls. Elegant self-winding timepiece designed for the powerful woman.

 

Welcome to the Chase Frederick Project, where we aim to bring bold and elegant solutions to the women's automatic watch market. 

Why An Automatic watch?

Real watch enthusiasts appreciate the craftsmanship of a self-winding automatic timepiece. Here's what makes an automatic watch so special:

  • No battery required. The motion of your wrist throughout the day turns the rotor inside and automatically winds your watch. 
  • These watches are works of art. The intricate design of gears, springs and jewels can be seen through the transparent back of your Chase Frederick timepiece. 
  • Automatic watches are classically the preferred watch because they hold traditional aesthetics, offer convenience, are exceedingly durable, are low maintenance and have detailed construction. 
  • There are few statement symbols that say more about the owner then their choice of timepiece. Automatic watches are more valuable, and also more rare, and therefore make you stand out from the crowd.

The Problem:

Today there are very few automatic watches made for women that are feminine or elegant. Most of the watches look like a smaller version of a man's watch style. They look bulky and often do not fit a feminine wrist. Traditional watch companies focus their efforts on men, which have left women with unflattering choices.

The Solution:

Our aim is to challenge the Paradigm of thinking that an automatic watch is a men's only club. We seek to change this, starting with a design and style made for a woman, embracing feminism. We are proud to introduce our first product, a 24mm Automatic Timepiece designed exclusively for women. 

Our different approach to design began with you in mind. We are as much product designers as watchmakers. Every part of our timepiece is our original design. We work closely with manufacturers to flesh out complete engineering documents, identify the finest quality materials, processes and techniques that best fit the overall vision of creating an elegant and truly feminine piece. 

Our First Collection, after more than a year in the making, features one design, available in seven beautiful options. 

This piece reflects something from the past (when a timepiece fit a women's wrist) upgraded to a marveling modern sophistication. We set out to infuse this watch with a sense of history and tradition known for unrivaled quality and precision, and design it elegant for today's modern women. Meticulous detail has gone into every step of the manufacturing process, with the ultimate goal of creating a superior quality timepiece. An empowering and elegant timepiece, every millimeter was designed with you in mind. 

Our first collection features 3 beautiful watch dials; Serenity Blue, Rose Quartz (Pink), and Silver. The band is a polished stainless steel. 

Rose Quartz (Pink) Dial with a Stainless Steel Band
Rose Quartz (Pink) Dial with a Stainless Steel Band

  

Serenity Blue Dial with Stainless Steel Band
Serenity Blue Dial with Stainless Steel Band

 

Serenity Blue under Evening Lighting
Serenity Blue under Evening Lighting

 

Silver Dial with Stainless Steel Band
Silver Dial with Stainless Steel Band

 

The Paradigm Gold Collection features a premium two-tone band of gold or rose gold with stainless steel. The 14k gold plating on both bands have undergone a highly technical plating process of ensuring each band plating has a thickness of 6 microns (which has a strength which essentially lasts forever). 

Rose Gold Dial with Premium Two-Tone Rose Gold/Stainless Steel Band
Rose Gold Dial with Premium Two-Tone Rose Gold/Stainless Steel Band

 

Rose Gold
Rose Gold

 

Gold Dial with Premium Two-Tone Gold/Stainless Steel Band
Gold Dial with Premium Two-Tone Gold/Stainless Steel Band

 

Gold
Gold

 

The Paradigm Titanium Collection features a premium titanium plated stainless steel band. Like the gold and rose gold, the titanium plated bands have undergone a highly technical plating process to ensure the plating strength, essentially lasting forever with 6 microns of thickness. 

Almond Brown Dial with Premium Titanium Stainless Steel Band
Almond Brown Dial with Premium Titanium Stainless Steel Band

 

Almond Brown Dial with Premium Titanium Stainless Steel Band
Almond Brown Dial with Premium Titanium Stainless Steel Band

 

Silver Dial with Premium Titanium Stainless Steel Band
Silver Dial with Premium Titanium Stainless Steel Band

 

 

 

 

 

A tremendous amount of time was spent on researching the materials for the watch movement. Factors such as the reliability of manufacturing plant, the functionalities of the movement, its reliability, appearance, quality, cost, etc. had to be taken into consideration. We were challenged to consider the design and purpose of the timepiece, and something we were unwavering to achieve, this movement had to fit within strict design dimensions and could not compromise our goal of creating an elegant, and feminine piece.

That in mind, the timepiece features one of the most trusted and reputable movements, a Japanese SII Automatic movement. This is a Self-Winding (Automatic) watch movement, 3 hands (hour/minute/sweep second), 7 3/4 ligne, with a diameter of 17.50mm and a movement height of 5.92mm.

Specifications

  • SII Japanese Self-Winding Automatic Movement (with back case window)
  • Frequency 21,600 vibrations per hour (21 jewels)
  • Running Time: More than 40 hours (over 40 hours of reserve energy)
  • Case Diameter: 24mm 
  • Case Thickness: 10mm 
  • Case/Band Material: 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel 
  • Sundial with Sapphire Crystal 
  • Water Resistant to 50 Meters (5 ATM) 
  • Band Width: 8.5mm 
  • Band Length: 215mm (can be re-sized smaller according to your wrist)
  • Two Year Warranty

*Every Watch in our Kickstarter campaign will include a special and unique number around the rim of the back of the watch. This is an exclusive number to you which you will be able to register on our site to ensure authenticity of ownership. 

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Titanium Band with Almond Brown Sundial
Titanium Band with Almond Brown Sundial

 

Silver Dial/Silver Band
Silver Dial/Silver Band

 

Rose Gold
Rose Gold

 

Silver Dial/Silver Band
Silver Dial/Silver Band

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Packaging
Packaging

   

Starting as a wife/husband team, we have grown to become a Fashion Design Company with a expertise in mechanical and automatic watches. Located in the suburbs of Indianapolis, IN. our diverse team brings a mix of fashion designers, watch experts, manufacturing, and engineers. We have taken a lifetime of experiences and spent the last year perfecting our watch. The Chase Frederick name comes from and is a tribute to our grandfathers, Charles Frederick and Richard Altorfer. Both of these men are men of deep integrity, hard working, full of compassion and love of their families. Our German ancestry and our family values are major inspirations for us, and are foundational fibers within us that motivate us to build products of high quality.

As a company we support charities and causes we feel most passionate about, one of which is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help young children (mostly young women) break free from sex slavery and other human trafficking conditions, empowering them to live a normal and healthy life. We are happy to share more about this through our social media channels or feel free to connect with us through our email, hello@chasefrederick.com and we'll be more than happy to correspond with you. 

We are incredibly passionate about creating amazing products. We are also called to serve in ways that we believe helps others by empowering them to live freely and to be the individuals God has created them to be.  We hope and would be honored if you'll join us on both endeavors. 

We have been featured in nearly 300 Publications & TV segments around the world, including the following:

  Also find us on http://kickingitforward.org

 

International customers are responsible for duties charged by their respective countries. Visit dutycalculator.com to calculate approximate duties. Along with our discounted launch price, International free shipping is an exclusive Kickstarter offer.

We stand firmly behind our products and are committed to fanatical service. Each Chase Frederick timepiece comes with a limited warranty of flaws in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years after original purchase.

Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Email us at hello@chasefrederick.com

THANK YOU

We've set a number of rewards in return for helping us reach our goals. Beyond contributing, we need your help to spread the word. Don't worry if you're not in a position to give: a post on your Facebook page, or an email to your friends is priceless.

Whatever you do, we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

Sincerely,

Angie & Jeremy Zimmerman

Risks and challenges

We have created a plan that will meet both demand and production needs. Yet no matter how prepared we are, component delays and unforeseen shortages can always occur. If this happens, you have our assurances that we will keep you informed and work to quickly resolve any problems that might arise. That said, we anticipate the product to ship 60-90 days after completion of the Kickstarter campaign.

We've given a conservative estimate for our delivery dates. We will keep you up to date of our progress during our campaign and production stage. We will do everything we can to make sure all our backers receive their timepiece in optimum quality!

We have the prototypes, tooling, and everything we need, the only thing missing is your support. We would be honored and delighted to correspond with you personally so please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions along the way.

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    Chase Frederick T-Bracelet

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    1 Watch - Early Bird (Stainless Steel)

    From The Original Paradigm Series.

    Get 1 Watch from our Paradigm Stainless Steel Collection and save up to $100 from our post-Kickstarter price.

    IMPORTANT: After you confirm your reward, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to secure your exact dial color.

    OPTIONS:
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    2. Rose Quartz Pink
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    1 Watch - Early Bird (Gold or Titanium)

    Choose from either the Paradigm Premium Two-Tone Gold Collection & Paradigm Titanium Collections.

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    3. Titanium (Silver Dial)
    4. Titanium (Almond Brown Dial)

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    If you did not get in on the early bird special, this is absolutely still a great reward/value. Receive 1 Watch from our Stainless Steel Collection and save up to $75 from our post-Kickstarter price.

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    2. Rose Quartz Pink
    3. Silver

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    IMPORTANT: After you confirm your reward, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to secure your exact dial color

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    2. Premium Stainless (Two-Tone Rose Gold/Silver)
    3. Titanium (Silver Dial)
    4. Titanium (Almond Brown Dial)

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    Sorority Pack: Choose ANY 6 Watches

    From any of the 3 Collections. Original, Premium Two-Tone Gold Series, or Titanium Series

    Choose ANY 6 of the 7 watches. Mix and Match, all the same or all different. BEST value ---> Save over $100 per watch with this pick. And receive 6 T-bracelets free.

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    OPTIONS:
    1. Silver Serenity Blue
    2. Silver Rose Quarts Pink
    3. Silver (with Silver Band)
    4. Two-Tone Gold/ Silver
    5. Two tone Rose Gold/Silver
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