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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 29 2018 7:58 PM UTC +00:00.

Jaime VargasBy Jaime Vargas
First created
Jaime VargasBy Jaime Vargas
First created
$11,655
pledged of 10.000 $pledged of 10.000 $ goal
47
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 29 2018 7:58 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Our story began one year ago with a desire to create meaningful, a high-quality watch that didn't compromise on design or affordability.  After developing relationships with watch makers from around the world, we were able to design the pieces we desired, and a unique business model that allows us to help with a cause that holds meaning for us: Water.

Nearly one billion people globally live without access to clean water. Everyday millions of people sacrifice their health, education and economic opportunities searching for something many of us take for granted everyday.
 

          We believe that together, we can help change that. Just $.63 can give someone water for a year. At Water Watch Company, we make sure that person can get clean water for much longer. For every watch sold, we will match that purchase with the funds to provide clean water to one person for their entire lifetime. 

                                                   Channel 42mm. $195 on Kickstarter

                                       Become a part of ending the global water crisis.

                           Become a part of redefining what it means to give, in business.   

We are confident in the quality and craftsmanship of our watches. Each Water watch is backed by a five year warranty.

                                                           How to change your strap

 We source only the best leather for our watches. With full-grain, vegetable tanned, Italian leather, you will reap benefits for years. 

Vegetable Tanning

Our leather comes from environmentally responsible tanneries in Italy that use a traditional method of tanning called vegetable tanning. This method is free of harmful chemicals and uses natural tannins from ingredients like tree bark. Vegetable tanning produces a natural look to the leather, is more sustainable, and helps age your watch strap beautifully over time.

Full-grain 

At the tannery, hides are split and sold as different types of leather. The most durable, longest lasting of that material is called “full-grain” and is the outermost layer of the hide. All of our leather straps are made of full-grain leather.

Our Beck Series watches feature an optional 316L Stainless Steel band. Upgrade at 50% off ($34.50) Kickstarter exclusive. (You can add this amount to your pledge to secure your order!)

Our watches are packaged in finished wooden boxes with a velvet lining. Every watch comes with a certificate of authenticity that identifies and guarantees your timepiece. 

The standard premium watch is sold under the traditional distribution model (sales agents, retail stores, marketers) resulting in dramatic overpricing. By selling our watches directly to you, online, we can cut out the middlemen and provide fair and honest pricing. This leaves you with an affordable premium product, and our charity partners with the funds to do what they do best. 

                                            Traditional Distribution vs. Our Distribution

Water timepieces are inspired by all forms of water. Lakes, oceans and rivers are made of this transparent, tasteless and colorless substance. Yet, it flavors and colors our world in every way. Our proximity to it changes the way we live, what we eat, how we move; everything begins with water. 

Our Harbor Series— A Harbor /ˈhärbər/ is a place on the coast where sea vessels find shelter from harsh waters. This watch pays homage to what we know best: minimal, elegant, clean design. We wanted this watch to be free of frills and distractions. Harbor is a place to call home. 

Our Channel Series— A Channel /ˈCHanl/ is a narrow part of the sea between a continent and an island. It is a passage for water to flow, a route for vessels to travel. This watch is inspired by connection. Sleek, and sophisticated, its luminescent hands serve as a bridge from light to dark, from place to place. 

Our Beck Series— A Beck /bek/ is a swiftly running stream with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel. This watch is a bold, on the go, adventure seeking piece. Beck is inspired by the journey. 

Inspired by water, and created to give water.  

Just .63 cents helps provide one year of clean water for one person. At Water Watch Company, with every watch sold, we provide the funding to give clean water to one person, for a lifetime.

We've chosen to partner with the most transparent organizations working to solve the water crisis. With GPS tracking and site monitoring provided by our charity partners, we can share with you where we've helped give clean water. We will be issuing quarterly impact statements on our website and newsletters with details about: where, when, who and how, your watch has made an impact. Our first issue is planned for January 2019.

A large part of our business model consists of our partnerships with suppliers that understand and support our cause. Without them we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Together we’ve created amazing, affordable products that will impact communities around the world for years to come. 

 When selecting the finest materials for our watches, we were set on finding the best ways to showcase them through our designs. 

We went back and forth with our manufacturers on drawings, and 3D renderings. In the end we decided on what came natural to us: minimal, elegant, and timeless. 

 Channel Series featuring Swiss Super-Luminova® long lasting afterglow in the dark.

Our Harbor series is of a fine and minimal aesthetic. These watches can be dressed up or down, ready for any occasion. 

  • 316L stainless steel case with polished finish 
  • Scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass
  • Citizen Miyota Quartz GL20 Movement 
  • Case size 38mm, or 40mm
  • Case thickness 7mm
  • 3 ATM Water resistance 
  • Band width 18mm
  • Comfort fit crown at 4 o'clock
  • Full-grain, vegetable-tanned, Italian leather straps (interchangeable)
  • Individually numbered 

Sleek, refined and sophisticated, our Channel Series watches feature Swiss Super-Luminova® for increased visibility when light diminishes.

  • 316L stainless steel case with polished finish 
  • Scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass
  • Citizen Miyota Quartz 9U13 Movement 
  • Case size 38mm, or 42mm
  • Case thickness 8mm
  • 5 ATM Water resistance 
  • Band width 20mm
  • Swiss Super-Luminova® luminous indications
  • Date display
  • 316L stainless steel mesh straps (interchangeable)
  • Individually numbered 

Our Beck series is bold, durable, robust and eye-catching. With a day date display and sub-second dial, it's the perfect combination of form and function. Be one of the first in the world to own a watch with this NEWLY RELEASED movement. 

  • 316L stainless steel case with polished finish 
  • Scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal glass
  • Citizen Miyota Quartz NEW 0T50 Movement 
  • Case thickness 11.5mm
  • Case size 38mm, or 44mm
  • 10 ATM Water resistance 
  • Band width 22mm
  • Day date display
  • Sub-second dial
  • Full-grain, vegetable-tanned, Italian leather straps (interchangeable) or optional 316L stainless steel bracelet (interchangeable and 50% off on Kickstarter!)
  • Individually numbered 
Our WATER brand cuff bracelet in silver. $49 on Kickstarter!
Our WATER brand cuff bracelet in silver. $49 on Kickstarter!

                              Not sure what to give for the holidays? Let them decide.

                                                               With a WATER gift card!

Now you can receive your reward as a WATER e-gift card to our store! (All items shipping in 2019)
Now you can receive your reward as a WATER e-gift card to our store! (All items shipping in 2019)

New to Kickstarter? No problem. Here is a quick guide on how to back our campaign. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us at info@waterwatch.co or click the green "Chat" button on the bottom right of our website www.waterwatch.co

  1. Click the button "Back this project"
  2. Select a Perk- Choose your perk or reward to back. Early birds get the best deals!
  3. Pledge- Fill out your shipping and payment information.
  4. Sit back and relax- We’ll follow up for additional info just before the campaign ends.

Over the past year we’ve connected with some of the best manufacturers in the world and have made great progress in bringing our full watch collection to life. Our shipments are expected to begin in February. Early backers will have first dibs on February shipping. 

We're Markeda Shorter and Jaime Vargas, Co-Founders of Water Watch Company. Both born and raised in California, we're a couple of former college roommates turned entrepreneurs. Our passion for design and charitable giving brought us on this long journey and we're both excited to share it with all of you.

You can reach out to us at info@waterwatch.co 

If you like our campaign, please consider sharing it!

Thank you so much for your support.

Looking for more information or have a question? See the FAQ

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk to our project is timing.

We are beginners on Kickstarter, but we and our manufacturing partners have years of experience in the industry! Our supply chain partners are ready and able to help us manufacture our watches. However, if by chance anything unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed, both during the campaign and afterward.

Duty/VAT charges: If you live outside of United States, you will be responsible for any applicable duty/VAT charges. Customs: Some countries are slower than others with customs. Please be aware of the situation in your country.

Thanks for all the support! We are excited to take this next step with you, the Kickstarter community!

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