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Handmade, fair and sustainable watch from fairtrade materials. Made and designed in Germany in an eco friendly manner. With cork/ wood.
Handmade, fair and sustainable watch from fairtrade materials. Made and designed in Germany in an eco friendly manner. With cork/ wood.
34 backers pledged €11,750 to help bring this project to life.

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say time watch - Type One

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We are a goldsmith and an engraver with a bachelors degree in productdesign and a state-approved designer. 
Together we created say time where we can live out our passion for traditional artisanship, design and apply them to the modern aspects of society in a sustainable way. 
We always look for ways to improve the way we produce our watches and to perfect the sustainability of our supply chain. Therefore we are working towards a certification as fairtrade and fairmined. 
Discover now our fair watch.

Support us on our social media channels:
Instagram: @saytimewatch
Facebook: @saytimewatch

The Rewards

Chose one of four printing colours for your etching.
Chose one of four printing colours for your etching.
The bracelet comes in two different texture variations. It is handmade from the stitches of the corkstrap to the fairtrade silverplate cast in a cuttlebone.
The bracelet comes in two different texture variations. It is handmade from the stitches of the corkstrap to the fairtrade silverplate cast in a cuttlebone.
 
Besides the texture intensity you can also choose an oxidized bracelet.
Besides the texture intensity you can also choose an oxidized bracelet.
The light corkstrap has almost the same colour as the oak wood of the watchface. Framed with our fairtrade silver it is a perfect match!
The light corkstrap has almost the same colour as the oak wood of the watchface. Framed with our fairtrade silver it is a perfect match!
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The dark cork strap complements the colourfulness of the golden watchcase, while the slightly red-brown colour of the cherrywood watchface is harmonising with the strap. Chose your own combination for your Type One.
The dark cork strap complements the colourfulness of the golden watchcase, while the slightly red-brown colour of the cherrywood watchface is harmonising with the strap. Chose your own combination for your Type One.

The Process

Our production process takes place in our little workshop, where we not only make the say time watches, but also handcrafted jewelry. So if you ever want a pair of cufflinks or earrings fitting your Type One, just give us a call!

It all starts with the preparation of the cuttlebone. It gives the watchcase that special texture.
It all starts with the preparation of the cuttlebone. It gives the watchcase that special texture.
The casting process is something beautiful to watch.
The casting process is something beautiful to watch.
At the lathe persicion is key.
At the lathe persicion is key.
We use a high qualitiy, swiss made movement from ETA.
We use a high qualitiy, swiss made movement from ETA.
Finally the parts are mounted together to your Type One.
Finally the parts are mounted together to your Type One.

The Choice

Our model Type One is based on a modular system. You chose what your watch will look like. The choices are between a light and dark corkstrap, 6 different FSC certified wood-watchfaces as well as the material and treatment of the watchcase. Make your own fair and sustainable watch!

First step: Choose your corkstrap

Second step: Choose the wood watch face

Third step: Choose the material of your watch case

The Timeline

 
 

The Philosophy

We create with natural materials and high technology a product that builds a bridge between our modern, hectic world and the calm beauty of nature. When percission and natural arbitrariness meet and tradition devolves into the contemporary way of thinking, we see an almost poetic play which is fascinating to observe. A play between light and shadow, between brightness and darkness, a play that transforms a flat surface into strucutre. That is the handwritten mark of nature. Every detail, every colour, every line and every accent however small it may be, gives life to the work, never forgetting functionality. Having a piece of nature with us in our modern world seems to have become a luxury. A luxury that brings us a certain warmth - that feels like home. 

Risks and challenges

We are a small business, we will need to hire additional help if we should receive more than 150 orders. That may push the delivery back about one or two weeks. But we will do our best to communicate every change with you, our backers! We will always include you in our process as much as possible because transparency is important to us!
It may always be possible, that one or the other supplier is unable to deliver the materials in time. We are prepared for that case by adding additional time to our delivery schedule to balance these risks.
There is always the risk, that a Kickstarter campaign is not funded. But that is where you come in! Support us and spread the word so we can bring this product to life!

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.12

    Wall of contribution

    Your will get our eternal thanks!
    You believed in us from the start and for that we are thankful! To show you our gratitude, you will be featured as a contributer on our website!

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    Pledge €25 or more About US$ 28

    Etching

    Victor made four hand engraved copperplates just for this project to say „thank you“ for supporting us.

    They show technical sketches of one of our prototypes and scenes from our workshop.
    You can choose between four different printing colors.

    We will make only one hunded etchings per plate, not more, so each one is unique and limited!

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    • One etching of your choice
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    Pledge €170 or more About US$ 191

    Bracelet

    You get one sterling silver bracelet cast in a cuttlebone (retail price: 320 €).
    You choose between a light or dark cork strap handmade in Portugal and between two textures: rough and fine.
    The bracelets are limited to 200 pieces with a personalised engraving on the back only avilable on Kickstarter!
    You can choose the colour and the texture later.

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    • One bracelet with cork strap
    • Personalised engraving
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    Pledge €800 or more About US$ 897

    Type One Kickstarter Special

    You get a Type One in 925 fairtrade silver (retail price: 1100 €)
    You can chose the combination of your watch later.

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    • Type One sterling silver
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    Pledge €950 or more About US$ 1,065

    Type One (silver) and a bracelet

    You get a Type One in 925 sterling silver and a bracelet. You can chose the colours of your straps, the texture of the bracelet and the combination of your watch later.

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    • One bracelet with cork strap
    • Personalised engraving
    • Type One sterling silver
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    Pledge €3,800 or more About US$ 4,260

    Type One 14 karat

    You get a Type One in 14 K, fairtrade gold for 3800 €
    (Retail price: 4120 €).
    You can chose the combination of your watch later.

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    • Type One 14 K gold
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Funding period

- (30 days)