San Francisco Watch by Frank Diamond
A revolutionary luxury timepiece inspired by a triumph of engineering, and a work of art.
Frank Diamond started simply as two friends by the name of Frank Lewis and Domenic Diamond who both shared a love of watches as an accessory. Frank was a fan of modern design while Domenic was a fan of classic design. The two Friends searched various brands and designers to find a watch that was the perfect mix of both there watch personalities. After numerous attempts to find the watch they envisioned and coming up short Frank and Domenic decided to create the watch they so desperately desired. What started off as two friends chasing an idea to create a unique watch has now become a business venture as Frank and Domenic have decided to manufacture, and sell the watches they envisioned, and share their love of the accessory with the rest of the world.
Creativity comes from inspiration therefore without inspiration creativity cannot exist. Watches are a mix of art and engineering coming together to create what is considered an essential accessory in the world today. Frank and Domenic drew their inspiration from various watches designers and collections as well as many dynamic works of structural engineering the world knows and appreciates today.
Among some of the structures appreciated included the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, Big Ben, and St. Paul's Cathedral. The main structure that called out to Frank and Domenic was the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. Why? Because the bridge is simple sound and strong. A timeless piece that will never lose its beauty while other structures might wow you initially, but the impact they have fades with time.
Frank Diamond’s unique design has the power to take the watch industry by storm. By creating hand drawn designs we have allowed ourselves to push the envelope with both, the classic design and the modern design of watches. With hand drawing the sky is the limit for our company, giving us free reign in creativity and no limits that come with computerized watch design programs that are created to keep ideas within a certain box.
For us, to reach a luxury watch which could be worn for any occasion by anybody, choosing a standard 40mm case is the perfect match.
The goal in designing the watch was to ensure the dimensions of the watch are enough to give wrist presence, but not so large that it won't fit under your cuff. The leather strap is 20mm wide which is the perfect medium. The look is noticeable and classy but not overbearing.
The details will definitely grab your attention.
One of the main concerns was the strap. We decided that a comfortable 100% Genuine Leather Strap with attached crocodile patterns, and some fine stiches would be the perfect match.
After thousands of man hours and countless drawings and revisions to drawing we had finally created the watch we envision in our minds. After we had a final sketch of the watch, we sent the design to various companies in Switzerland with the goal being to create a prototype of our design.
There are many places all over the world that could have created the prototype for our vision, but no place else has the quality reputation in the watch industry like Switzerland. After narrowing our choices of manufactures we ended up with a handful of companies in Switzerland sending us prototypes, but there was only one company who sent us a perfect prototype and made our fantasies a reality.
To have quality on the inner part of the watch was a concern for us, and for us was considered to be of the highest level of importance. The quality on the outside to the visual eye is important, but the quality that is unseen to the naked eye is the most important. Most of the time the parts you do not see or appreciate in watch are the most important. Sapphire glass antireflective and 316L stainless steel will be used for the case. It couldn't miss out a famous authentic swiss movement like the RONDA caliber 704.
A light watch, comfortable and very unique.
The first two watches by Frank Diamond are Limited Editions creations with only 299 pieces being made in Rose Gold, and 299 pieces being made in Silver. Both watches will have Limited Edition written inside the watch, on the back of the case, and on the inside of the strap. This will be a collectable item people in the future will wish to own, but only the lucky few who act first will have.
A watch of this luxury and style deserves packaging of the same caliber. Like our hand drawn and crafted watches our packaging was hand drawn and designed exclusively to fit the Frank Diamond collection.
In each Frank Diamond watch package, there will be a certificate for a 2 year warranty. This means that if there is any internal failure or any failure resulting from improper assembly on our end we will replace or repair the watch free of charge. The warranty does not cover battery wear, scratches, damage from misuse or abuse, loss or theft, or normal wear and tear.
With each purchase of a Frank Diamond watch buyers will have the option to become members of the Frank Diamond community. This membership allows for access to all Frank Diamond events as well as coupons for all products.
Risks and challenges
Our risks and challenges are the same as others with product-based companies which is mainly production delays. We do not anticipate delays beyond our timeline above, because we made sure to leave extra breathing room between our expected finish date and our delivery date. By doing this we have left room for delay or reproduction in case of error on our side. The space will allow us to keep our time schedule and not have to delay the shipment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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