This project's funding goal was not reached on July 24, 2014.
About this project
The most multifaceted utility watch you'll ever own. Life in the great outdoors is no fashion show, but there is a tough and rugged accessory I am ready to launch that not only lets outdoorsmen make like Grylls, but could also save your life. I created the Recon 6 Watch to tackle the unexpected and perform multiple tasks. Inspired by the desire to always be prepared, a cross between the Swiss Army Knife and MacGyver will take this multi-featured watch to a whole new level. After months of hard work, my idea is almost ready to become a reality.
With your support, my team and I are committed to continue bringing you tough and innovative products like the Recon 6 Watch. Before you dive into the project, I sincerely want to thank you for checking us out! -Tim Ralston
Recon 6 Adventure Watch - Built to Survive your Adventures
F E A T U R E R I C H
Watch Size Matters!
People are wearing larger watches these days compared to the past. It was once the case that a man wore a watch that was about 35mm wide. Today, that's considered a woman’s watch size. As timepieces have become more a style icon as opposed to purely a tool, their size increased. Recon 6 has both style and function with the diameter 44mm wide. While a fraction taller, the watch falls within the sweet zone- 42-44 most men are looking for.
T I M E L I N E
C O N C E P T I O N
Long story short, the Recon 6 Adventure Watch project started approximately 8 months ago when Ralston was watching Naked and Afraid, a reality show about surviving with little to nothing. The cast of strangers find themselves stranded and exposed to some of the world's most extreme weather environments. They are left without food, water or clothing and must survive for 21 days with nothing but one personal item.
An interesting conversation ensued regarding the one item allowed. "What one item would you take if you knew you were going to be stranded on a remote island for an unknown period of time?"
After conversing on how being self-reliant and prepared for any circumstance whether camping or extreme adventuring, Ralston began identifying a number of items pictured below. He became so inspired that he brainstormed a compact lifesaving product that could be beneficial for all outdoorsmen, military personnel and adventurers. The idea of the Recon 6 Watch was born.
Under the Hood
W H Y R E C O N 6 W A T C H?
We did our very best to produce an all-inclusive outdoor utility watch at the most affordable price for our supporters. Just check out other outdoor timepieces and decide for yourself.
W H Y K I C K S T A R T E R?
High volume and quality production are often limited to big companies with large budgets. We are fortunate that a community like Kickstarter exists, which allows us to offer innovative products that not only are quality driven but affordable. Without Kickstarter, it would be difficult to offer the watch at an affordable price and get Recon 6 off the ground.
Our team is proud to produce this unique timepiece and would like to get Recon watches on as many wrists possible.
We Need Your Support!
We need your support to launch this exciting new utility watch. Please provide feedback! Pass along the project to other watch and adventure enthusiasts! ...and join us in the utility watch revolution. We are raising funding for manufacturing and packaging. Your support for the production of these watches will make them accessible and affordable. Thank you for taking the time to check out the project.
P R O D U C T I O N
Today, we have a working final prototype. We have been testing the watch for some time and everything is functioning as expected. Molds, tools and packaging have been secured. We are now proceeding with the manufacturing stage where products will be produced and assembled. Once assembled they will be ready for packaging and shipping. The only thing missing is the initial order fee. We need to order a minimum of 300 watches to keep the price reasonable, and that's where you come in. By becoming a backer for our project, you help us pay for the first production run, and in exchange you will receive a unique watch at a highly discounted price! By pledging today, you are pre-ordering a Recon 6 watch from the first production run and making sure you receive it as early as possible. You are also locking in the special Kickstarter price. All US backers get FREE shipping.
Again, we value any support you can give! Spreading the word is highly appreciated; Like us on Facebook (Gear Up), Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@Recon6Watch) or send a few quick emails to friends and family. This can go a long way to help us ensure success! We hope that you love our watch as much as we do and pledge your support in order to receive one of the very first production models from Recon 6.
ACTUAL PHOTOS OF RECON 6 WATCH
Thank you so much for being a part of this project! Let the Adventure Begin!
Risks and challenges
R I S K S & C H A L L E N G E S
Due to our prototyping, sample approvals and vetting of manufacturers, we are confident our suppliers will create precisely what we are asking for. We have tested and reviewed a fully functional prototype before the manufacturing run begins. In our estimation the only risk is a delay in production or shipping of any unforeseen issues arise.
S U P P L Y C H A I N & L O G I S T I C S
We intend to fully insure the cargo from the factory to our distribution point in the U.S. If anything happens to the cargo while in transit, we will make a claim and produce another run. In this instance, the watches will obviously ship later than expected. We will committed to alert all of our backers if this happens.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The Recon 6 Watch is powered by standard watch batteries
Once side of the band is smooth and the other has a tire track design. You can reverse it or change out the band easily with a simple small screw driver by pulling out the pin.
At this time, it is best to check the watch in your check in bags.
The Recon 6 Watch consists of parts from Switzerland, Japan, China and USA; All of which play a roll in the manufacturing of the Recon 6 Watch.
Yes, we will also be offering different bands and color choices in the future.
Currently, only at Kickstarter.com (#recon6watch) After July 23, 2014, you can purchase at http://www.gearupcenter.com.
Yes, we are currently offering Recon 6 to dealers. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, since we launched during the dead of summer, we had a back up plan of manufacturing a smaller run and will honor current kickstarter pledges.
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