About this project
The Dress Code Difference
Today’s bigger, bolder luxury fashion watches are in demand!
But often, the price is not practical and the design is too bold for work. TouchDome's Dress Code Collection is “contemporary luxury,” a classic watch that blends in with your professional wardrobe, yet captures the excitement of today’s wrist watch styles. And, finally! Top quality fashion timepieces at prices that make sense.
Four different Dress Code watches are available. We invite you to browse the collection!
"Watchuseek is a huge supporter of new watch projects. Here's our pick from Kickstarter. These are the projects we believe in and recommend for you to support: The first one we'd like to introduce to you is the Dress Code Watch Collection by TouchDome." - Watchuseek
"Gorgeous design, a great selection of beautiful color options, and starting at $89. Need we say more?"-The Flow Zone
"... there are so many combinations listed on the Kickstarter page that there should be something for everyone." - Wasabi Mountain
"TouchDome Reinvents the Luxury Watch" - CrowdCrux
The Passion behind the Product
The inspiration for TouchDome came from personal experience. The original idea was to create a sleek, fashionable audio watch with unique functionality for people with low vision. This product idea is alive and well and will be the follow-on product to the Dress Code Collection. To learn more, see the bio page or an article about the origins of TouchDome in Georgetown Alumni Magazine.
The Dress Code Limited Edition
As a special reward for our backers, we present "After Hours" - our exclusive Dress Code design with Swarovski elements. We've removed the 3, 6 and 9 numerals to make room for eleven tiny crystals providing just the right touch of glamour. After Hours is ideal for a special evening, yet sends the right signals throughout your work day. The case back color is rose gold for an extra bit of elegance. Design limit: 500.
$89 – One Dress Code™ Weekender watch, black or white. Limit 100.
$89 – One Dress Code™ Weekender watch, Ballet Pink. Limit 50.
$99 – One Dress Code™ Weekender watch, Mint Green, Cocoa or Silver.
$99 – One Dress Code™ TwentyFour | Seven watch, Espresso. Limit 50.
$139 – One Dress Code™ TwentyFour | Seven watch, any color. No limit.
$149 – One Dress Code™ Casual Friday watch, black or white with extra strap. No limit.
$179 – One After Hours Limited Edition Dress Code™ watch. Limit 500.
More Reward Choices
$189 – One Weekender watch, any color AND one TwentyFour | Seven watch any color. No Limit.
$239 – One Dress Code™ TwentyFour | Seven watch, any color AND one Casual Friday, black or white with extra strap. No limit.
$269 – One Dress Code™ TwentyFour | Seven watch, any color AND one After Hours Limited Edition (while supplies last).
$499 – One Dress Code™ TwentyFour | Seven watch, one Casual Friday, one Weekender (all in any of the colors) PLUS one After Hours Limited Edition (while supplies last.)
FACE SHAPE: Circular
FACE COLOR: White, black or slate gray
BEZEL: Porcelain enamel with decorative screws
BAND MATERIAL: Genuine leather or high grade silicone
CLASP: Adjustable buckle
MOVEMENT: Miyota quartz
CASE COLOR: Red gold, silver, yellow gold
CASE MATERIALS: Polished stainless steel or rhodium-plated silver
CRYSTAL: Double anti-reflective, scratch-resistant mineral crystal
DIMENSIONS: 39 mm; thickness 9.7 mm
CONSTRUCTION: Water resistance 30m/100ft (3 ATM)
WARRANTY: Manufacturer’s 1-year limited.
When will Dress Code
watches be delivered? We anticipate summer delivery. Our best estimate is early July, 2013.
How long are the straps? The watch is a unisex design and straps can fit wrist diameters in range of 135mm to 185mm.
What if I need a longer strap? Once we reach our goal, an email will be sent to our backers which will include a “Long Strap” option for leather straps. There will be no additional charge to those who order a longer strap.
Why not offer the long strap option in silicone?
The silicone strap is slightly stretchy and more accommodating. We do not think many people will need a longer strap option.
How much bigger is the longer strap? The “Long Strap” is 15 mm longer than the standard strap and is available in all seven leather colors: White, Black, Grape, Forest Green, Espresso Brown, Cordovan Red and Royal Blue.
How much will straps cost? Once we begin selling online, straps will be $20, whether in silicone or leather. There is no charge for shipping in the U.S. for straps.
Can I replace the strap myself? We recommend taking it to a jeweler. The pin is standard, but the strap is integrated – easy replacement for a professional, but tricky for a novice.
Support me and I'll support you. Every budding entrepreneur needs help to bring their dreams to life.The program KickingItForward is meant to to encourage those with success to help those just getting started. After this project is successfully funded and all rewards have been sent to my backers, I pledge to put 5% of any profits from this campaign toward other crowdfunding campaigns. Read more at KickingItForward.
Risks and challenges
As with any consumer product, one risk to the project lies with possible complications in manufacturing. Yet we are confident that our careful selection of vendors will ensure a smooth process and on time delivery.
The watch manufacturer we have selected has produced samples of each of the three watch styles plus our Limited Edition and the variations within those styles - 14 watches in all. The products you see on our Kickstarter site are actual photographs taken by our team of our samples.
Our contract manufacturer creates some of the best known luxury watches on the market and works directly with our watch designer. Based on the high quality of our samples and the recommendation of our watch designer, we are confident in the manufacturer's capability and reliability.
According to our agreement with our contract manufacturer, our watches will be delivered within 150 days following our order.
Other challenges include the complexity of our offering. We are offering three different versions of our watch plus our limited edition. We also have multiple colors of straps within those styles and the color of the dial varies for each of the four products. This may cause some confusion in ordering. We will be available each day throughout the campaign to answer questions online.
As the campaign draws to a close, we may decide to withdraw a watch color or style if there is little or no interest. Backers may be disappointed if the watch they intended to order becomes unavailable due to a lack of demand. However, we believe it is highly likely we will fulfill every order as placed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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