About this project
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Quick Note: All pledge options $55 and up include a Big Face Woody!
- Dude!!! I Want That: "Is the name alone not reason enough to pledge our support?"
- Gear Hungry: "Wooden watches aren't exactly mainstream, but NFNT's Big Face Woody might just change that."
- Man of Many: "They reached their target on Kickstarter in just 11 hours."
- Wasabi Mountain: "This is the first wood watch I have seen that well, actually looks like a traditional watch."
- Design You Trust
- Na Leo Ho'omaluhia
- The Flow Zone: "This bamboo watch is literally the best wooden watch you'll find anywhere.
- Bonjour Life: "The Big Face Woody is the next trend!"
- Gadget Flow: "It’s so light and comfortable, you’ll be amazed at how it sits on your wrist."
- HiConsumption: "NFNT is showing of their “Big Face Woody” watch that really stands out in a crowd."
- Tech Nation News: "The Big Face Woody is a well-designed, eco-friendly wood watch. [T]he analog watch features elegant, stylish design."
- inStash: "The Big Face Woody wins props from us for being one of the most unique wristwatches we’ve ever seen. What we really like about this product offering is its smooth lightweight style and simplicity."
Our mission is to create an amazing wood watch that:
- Everyone loves.
- Is truly eco-friendly.
- And benefits others.
Creating a Wood Watch Everyone Loves
We love watches. We love the idea of watches being made of wood. And so do a lot of you! However, as we discovered, most of us aren't really pleased with the wood watches available on the market today. So we set out to design a wood watch everyone would love. And it's rewarding to hear so many people tell us they do love it! Why do so many people love it? Because it actually looks like a watch, a really awesome watch! See for yourself:
- Case Material: 100% All Natural Bamboo
- Case Diameter: 50 mm
- Face Diameter: 43 mm
- Bezel Width: 3.5 mm
- Case Thickness: 12 mm
- Band Material: 100% All Natural Bamboo
- Band Width: 22 mm
- Band Length: 240 mm (Adjustable)
- Clasp: Fold-Over Clasp
- Clasp Material: Stainless Steel
- Dial Window Material: Crystal Mineral Glass
- Display: Analog
- Movement: Japanese Quartz
- Date Function: Optional
- Water Resistant: Splashproof
- Weight: 50 grams
Creating a Wood Watch that is Truly Eco-Friendly
There are other wood watches out there, we know that. They also claim to be eco-friendly. We know that. But do you know the wood they use takes 30 years to regrow? Bamboo takes only 3 years to replenish itself. That's right, other companies chop down trees to make their wood watches, and then go plant another tree that takes 30 years to regrow. We use bamboo, which requires no replanting; it naturally replenishes itself every 2-4 years. You can read more about why we chose bamboo below.
Creating a Wood Watch that Benefits Others
We're college students. We're trying to pay for college. It's not cheap. We understand that. All around us we see struggling students. We see the guy that wants to take a girl out on a date, but money is tight. We see the young woman stressing about paying her bills next month, and barely scraping by this month. We see the young father surviving on bread and water so that he can provide the necessities for his newborn. We see the young wife working two jobs and taking a full load of classes to help pay the bills. We see the campus jobs that don't pay enough to cover expenses. We see a broken system for financing education, and the struggles it causes. Oh, and did we mention the stress?
We want to relieve the stress of others. Lighten their load. We want to help others become powerful beyond measure by gaining a higher education, and help them do it without taking on enormous loads of student debt. We want to help mend the broken system by providing scholarships for those that need help funding their education. We understand the importance of a higher education, and the benefits it brings to individuals, families, communities, and society as a whole. We want to help.
Why We Chose Bamboo
Bamboo is very lightweight. This watch is so lightweight and comfortable, you'll forget you're even wearing a watch.
Bamboo is very strong and durable. Bamboo is stronger than oak and is considered the most durable hardwood. Did we mention it doesn't shrink or swell like other hardwoods do? This means it will keep its shape over time. That's a must for a great looking watch.
Bamboo is very eco-friendly. Did you know that bamboo is technically a grass? It definitely grows like one. It has an extensive root system that when it is harvested, there is no need to replant it. Bamboo replenishes itself! Hardwoods, like the materials our competitors use, are a one cut, one use resource. This is why they have to plant trees. Unfortunately, it takes most hardwoods 30 years to regrow. Whereas bamboo can grow up to 2 feet a day. It takes hardwoods at least 10 times longer to grow than bamboo. Think about it, bamboo can be harvested and replenished 10 times in the same amount of time it takes other hardwoods to replenish once. Bamboo is truly a sustainable resource. Better yet, it provides a great alternative to cutting our hard wood forests.
We are college students on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. We share a love for watches, really awesome watches. So we set out design a really awesome watch, and now we want to share it with you.
How the Big Face Woody Came to Be
Ryan had been on the hunt for a wood watch for several months and looked at just about every one available. He had really wanted one for over a year. His wife surprised him and bought him his favorite one as a wedding gift! Pretty awesome, right? YES! After wearing the watch for a few weeks, he decided there had to be a better way to make a wood watch. The small face and large bezel really began to bother him. He did a lot of research and played around with the idea of designing his own because he knew there was a better design than what was on the market. Enter the Big Face Woody. The end. Wait, no. The beginning...
Next Step: Production
The watch design is finalized. The manufacturer has been selected. Prototypes have been delivered (as you can see in the video and images) and tested. Improvements have been made to ensure the highest quality. Basically, everything is ready to go! Just one small detail, we need the funding. This is why we turned to Kickstarter and all of you! When we first set out, we thought the costs were going to be 20% of what they actually are. Minor detail. But now we know the actual costs, and we are ready to start production once the funding is secured.
Ready to Take it to the Next Level
We've been rocking our Big Face Woodys around town, and we have had so many people stop and ask us about our watches! We are STOKED! We've had a lot of great feedback from everyone that has put one on their wrist. We are proud of our work, and love the great support we've been getting. It's time to take it to the next level, and let everyone experience the Big Face Woody for themselves. Will you help us take it to the next level?
We Need Your Support
And more importantly, your money. Too blunt? Sorry. But it's true, we can't do this without you! Not only that, if we do not reach our full funding goal, we get ZERO. That's just how Kickstarter rolls. So please help us reach our full funding goal by our deadline. "How can I help?" Great question. Like our project on Facebook, share it on Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else. You can even email it to your friends. Seriously, everything helps. But what we really hope is that you love this product as much as we do, and pledge your support and secure your very own Big Face Woody at a ridiculously awesome price.
Where Your Money Goes
All the pledges are going straight towards our FIRST production run of the Big Face Woody. The money will help us cover the costs of ordering the watches, paying for shipping (to us and then to you), packaging, and officially launch NFNT's first product line.
We Have Some Awesome Rewards for You
Seriously, every dollar helps. You'll enjoy access to all of our backer only updates, and be kept up-to-date on the latest Big Face Woody happenings. We appreciate it. Mahalo!
Just as with the Mahalo ($1) pledge, you'll receive access to all of our backer only updates PLUS a limited edition NFNT Kickstarter sticker printed right here the good 'ole USofA! We appreciate your support. Mahalo!
Mahalo Nui Loa ($15)
Mahalo Nui Loa is Hawaiian for "Many thanks!" For giving a little more, you'll get more! Just as with the Mahalo+ ($5), you'll receive access to all of our backer only updates PLUS that limited edition NFNT Kickstarter sticker, PLUS we'll feature your name (first name and last initial, example: Ryan C.) on our official NFNT website when it goes live in March! We appreciate your support. Mahalo Nui Loa!
Mahalo Nui Loa+ ($35)
Just like the Mahalo Nui Loa, for giving more, you'll get more! You'll receive access to all of our backer only updates PLUS that limited edition NFNT Kickstarter sticker, PLUS we'll feature your name (first name and last initial, example: Ryan C.) on our official NFNT website when it goes live in March, PLUS a personal, hand written thank you, signed by our crew! We appreciate your support. Mahalo Nui Loa!
Dawn Patrol - The Big Face Woody ($55)
Dawn Patrol is the Hawaiian way of saying "Early Bird" and refers to surfers heading out before the sunrise to surf before they start their day (aka - getting a very early start). In this pledge you'll snag yourself your very own Big Face Woody at over 60% off (retail price: $150)! Hurry though, only the first 200 backers will get this amazing deal! We appreciate your support. Mahalo!
The Big Face Woody ($65)
Too late for the Dawn Patrol? It's okay Kickstarters, we've got more Big Face Woodys for you at over 50% off (retail price: $150)! Don't miss out on these. Only 300 are available, so hurry! We appreciate your support. Mahalo!
Sunset - The Big Face Woody ($75)
Came late to the party? We do it all the time! So we know how it feels, but we don't want you to feel left out. So we've secured you your very own Big Face Woody for 50% off (retail price: $150)! Don't miss out on these. Only 400 are available, so hurry! We appreciate your support. Mahalo!
Night Patrol - The Big Face Woody ($85)
Came really late to the party? It's ok, we've secured you your very own Big Face Woody for over 40% off (retail price: $150)! Don't miss out on these. Only 500 are available, so hurry! We appreciate your support. Mahalo!
Midnight Stroll - The Big Face Woody ($95)
Came as the party is ending? It's ok, we've still got you covered with your very own Big Face Woody for over 35% off (retail price: $150)! Don't miss out o these. We appreciate your support. Mahalo!
The Prototype ($500)
One backer can own a piece of NFNT history. With this reward you get everything we've offered above (even a phone call with our founder) PLUS the original Big Face Woody prototype. Just in case you're like Ryan and want to put it in a case or frame it and hang it on your wall, we'll throw in a production run Big Face Woody for your wrist, where it's meant to be.
Mahalo! Just in case you don't already know, that's Hawaiian for "Thank you!" Like we said, we can't do this without you. We know that and we want you to know that. You and your support are greatly appreciated. Mahalo Nui Loa! ("Many thanks!")
$35,000 - Unlock Date Feature - UNLOCKED
We've hit $35,000! So now any backer can add an additional $5 to your pledge to add a date function to your Big Face Woody!
$40,000 - Unlock Second Design - UNLOCKED
We've hit $40,000! We've had a lot of requests for a smaller version of the Big Face Woody, so we're really excited to offer it through this stretch goal. We're working on getting a design image for your viewing. This watch will be a 35 mm version of the Big Face Woody, perfect for those with smaller wrists.
$60,000 - Unlock Third Design - UNLOCKED
We've hit $60,000! We've had a lot of requests for a medium design of the Big Face Woody, so we're really excited to offer the third and final size through this stretch goal. We're working on getting a design image for your viewing. This watch will be a 42 mm version of the Big Face Woody, perfect for those that like a medium sized watch.
$85,000 - Unlock Upgraded Packaging - UNLOCKED
We've hit $85,000! Upgraded packaging will now accompany every Big Face Woody to your door.
$90,000 - Unlock T-shirts - UNLOCKED
We've hit $90,000! T-shirts can now be purchased. Simply adjust your pledge, adding $25 for domestic backers ($30 for international backers) for each shirt you'd like. You'll select your size when we send out the backer survey after our Kickstarter project funds.
$100,000 - Unlock Tools
When we hit $100,000, we'll unlock tools for all of you to purchase for $10 to adjust your watch band.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest risk is not getting funded. Fortunately for you, if we don't get funded, you keep your money. Unfortunately for you, if we don't get funded, you don't get to wear the ridiculously awesome Big Face Woody on your wrist. We're working hard to make sure that doesn't happen.
Other than that, our main risk at this point is manufacturer lead time. Although we have scheduled for manufacturer delays in the estimated delivery of our rewards, more delays could arise. Should this happen, we will clearly and quickly communicate these to our backers, and work with the manufacturer to move the project along as quickly as possible.
As mentioned above, we've already done 95% of the legwork with the manufacturer. All that's needed at this point is the funding so that we can officially place our order!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
It sure is. Each watch comes with three (3) adjustable links on each side of the clasp, for a total of six (6) on each watch. That allows you to remove up to four (4) total. Also, we'll have extra links on hand if you need extras to add to your watch. Just let us know.
After the Kickstarter project funds, we will send out a survey within a week, and on this survey you will indicate which watch size you would like to receive.
We are offering the Big Face Woody with and without the date function. Each pledge is for a watch without the date function. If you would like to add a date function to your watch, simply increase your pledge by $5. If you ordered more than one watch, add $5 for each watch you would like to have the date function.
Absolutely! For each additional watch you want, add an additional pledge amount to your current pledge. If you got in at the $75 pledge amount, add another $75 for each additional watch you want. If you want a date function on any of those watches, add $5 for each watch you want a date function on.
Example: Your original pledge was $75. You would like to order a second watch. You increase your pledge to $150 ($75 x 2). You decide you want the date function on both. You add another $10 ($5 x 2) for a total of $160.
We consulted the manufacturer of the movement (Citizen Watch Co.) on this and they state a +/- 15 second/month accuracy. We've used this movement before and have never had to reset the time. We were impressed with it, and that's why we chose it.
There is a chance of this happening. That's why we chose to go with a battery that will last three (3) years. We intentionally stripped out one of our watches and just pushed the screws back in like a push pin and they held the case back in place just fine. So in the event your case back screws strip the case when removing, it will still be wearable.
The Big Face Woody is not waterproof, but it is water resistant. You're fine to leave the watch on while washing your hands. Also, sweat will not be an issue. We've worn ours to the beach and put them back on right out of the water and haven't had any issues.
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