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$11,236
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
59
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 29 2019 1:42 PM UTC +00:00.

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Backers will have the opportunity of inscribing a word of their choice or their first name at the back of the watch. Pieces are limited to only the first 100 backers. Get in before the spots max out.





Combining a long-lasting love and passion for watchmaking, Duku & Co. nurtures creativity and elegance with a profound respect for craftsmanship. At Duku & Co, we uphold " The time is now " to inspire people around the world to break boundaries, beat the odds and take on bigger challenges through the art of watchmaking. Changing lives and creating a positive environment is a key component of our purpose, and we're committed to accomplishing these objectives.

Most people have grown to love watches, and most treat it as a fashion accessory, which it is, indeed - a watch compliments your outfit and keeps it complete. But for me, the wristwatch was never just a fashion accessory, it was more of a tradition, something that held more meaning - an item that was meant to last for years. Something you could pass down to your kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. 

As a young man growing up, I enjoyed the art of watchmaking, I got involved in the practice of buying and collecting watches, and in an era where the smartwatch and smartphone became prevalent, the old-fashioned way of telling time never escaped my character. My love for watches never faded away, it became a habit, a lifestyle, and I’d put them on regardless of where I was going - that included, playing sports or even staying at home. My obsession for watches transcended collecting and buying, to desgning and crafting, which eventually led to creating my own brand - Duku & Co.





 Watchmaking is an art, and we advocate it as such. The ever-growing impact of Duku & Co. is based on three main concepts: ELEGANCE, PASSION and QUALITY. We strive in making it our top priority to incorporate these in our manufacturing process. Moreover, the continuous search for the ultimate perfection and unrivaled quality, causes us to draw inspiration from different parts of history, modernization and art. Providing top quality is of the greatest importance to us, and that's why we hand-make all our watches in a dust-free plant. As the name implies, the dust-free plant creates a super clean environment for the watches to be made in. Clean environment, less distractions.

 The importance of hand-making our watches is to ensure that we pay the utmost attention to detail, while making sure the ultimate precision is achieved. Materials used are imported from different parts of the world and assembled as a masterpiece to the people. Our company was initially formed in Philadelphia and currently cater to over 150 countries worldwide. We've created a partnership with the very best manufacturers in Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Hong Kong to support our brand and manufacturing process. These manufacturers have been around for over 20 years, so their expertise is unparalleled. However, we take 100% control over our designing in Philadelphia, United States.

HOMAGE GREENLAND
HOMAGE GREENLAND

The Greenland comes with a Gold Stainless Steel Case, gold stainless steel hands, and white printed roman numeral index on a green and beige dial.

HOMAGE BLACK OPS
HOMAGE BLACK OPS

The Black Ops comes with a Black Stainless Steel Case, Silver stainless hands, and gray printed roman numeral index on a black and dial.

HOMAGE BARKWOOD
HOMAGE BARKWOOD

The Barkwood comes with a Rose-Gold Stainless Steel Case, green painted hands, and green printed roman numeral index on a beige dial.

HOMAGE BLUE MOUNTAIN
HOMAGE BLUE MOUNTAIN

The Blue Mountain comes with a Silver Stainless Steel Case, blue painted hands, and blue printed roman numeral indexes on a white dial.

HOMAGE CLASSIC GOLD
HOMAGE CLASSIC GOLD

The Classic Gold comes with a Gold Stainless Steel Case, blue painted hands, and black printed roman numeral indexes on a white dial.

HOMAGE BLUE SAND
HOMAGE BLUE SAND

The Blue Sand comes with a Rose-Gold Stainless Steel Case, blue painted hands, and rose gold printed roman numeral indexes on a blue and beige dial.















The leather band is one of the most important features in a wrist watch. We pride ourselves in providing the best materials to our customers, and that's why we use leather imported from Italy. Italian leather is well known in the fashion industry as the very best. One of the reasons Italian leather is so highly regarded is because of it’s quality. The very best craftsmanship and care goes into manufacturing Italian leather stock than is put into almost any comparable leather product in the world and that means only the best quality hides are used.






Butterfly buckle is available in Black, Rose Gold, Gold and Silver 


Our choice was obvious. Most watch companies make their watches with Quartz movements and rip customers off by adding a 500% profit margin.Our question is, why can't you have a watch for the same price, but with a more dependable and durable movement? The Automatic movement beats the Quartz movement on any day , and that is why for our very first collection, we decided to go with the Miyota 8215 - Automatic Movement. The Movement contains 21 Jewels, with a running time of 42 hours. The vibration frequency is 21600 per hour



We use sapphire crystal glass for all our watches. Sapphire is extremely strong and scratch resistant – making it the top choice for our watches. Compared to the mineral glass and other materials, It has its advantages due to the high scratch and shatter resistance. In addition to being scratch resistant, a sapphire crystal has more ability to withstand cracks and breakage than mineral glass or plastic.


The water resistance of a watch is extremely important in the industry today. Most people like to keep their watches on at the beach, in the rain, swimming and so forth. Water resistance of a watch usually starts from 3ATM all the way to about 300ATM. That's why we have made it a priority of ours, to provide the best water resistance feature in our watches. Our watches start from a water resistance of 10ATM. 10 ATM means your watch has a water resistance of 100 meters or 300ft.  Suitable for everyday use and swimming and snorkeling but NOT suitable for high board diving or sub-aqua diving. Other levels of water resistance include, 30ATM, 200ATM, 300ATM - which we intend to include in our future watches.


Oak watch collector's box with 8 watch pockets made out of leather.



After a successful campaign of our Homage Collection, we'll be looking to introduce our first line of Chronographs (D-Chrono Collection ) and a different collection of watches. All collections and watches after the Homage Collection will be produced with ETA and Miyota automatic movements. 

Prototypes and designs are shown below:


Duku & Co. offers a 2-year limited manufacturer's warranty on all watches starting from the date of purchase, unless otherwise stated. This warranty covers manufacturing faults on the watch, and if the automatic movement stops working after a manual wind of the crown. Leather straps come with a 1 year limited warranty.

Please note that in no circumstance will the 2 year warranty cover careless use of the watch. Please see below for a list of  circumstances not covered in our warranty;

1. Improper use of watch, leading to shattered glasses, or severe scratches on the watch case.

2. Natural wear and tear of the watch.

3. Careless care for the leather strap.

This warranty warrants that you can receive free replacement in accordance with the terms set forth herein and within the specified terms, and shall not restrict any lawful right of the customer.





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If our project is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding goal. 

Likewise, Kickstarter will not release any funds, if the project does not reach its funding goal. Your card won’t be charged, in the case of not reaching the funding goal.

Keep in mind, the first 100 backers will have the opportunity to have their name or a word of their choice inscribed at the back of the watch. 

Tell your friends and family about the campaign. Share the campaign on your social media with hashtag #thetimeisnow and tag  @dukuandco.


                                             LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN! THE TIME IS NOW





Risks and challenges

Watches are outsourced to manufacturers outside our base, so production may or may not take some time, we'll continue to put pressure on our manufacturers, and also keep you in the loop of any updates. Shipping internationally may be of some trouble, but we have put in the necessary measures to accurately deliver all the products in a timely and best manner possible.

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