SWAE "STASH" Watch: A Gentleman has many secrets!
SWAE "STASH" Watch: A Gentleman has many secrets!
A Time Piece like no other in existence, the STASH watch brings Elegance and Functional Uniqueness to those who demand to stand out.
A Time Piece like no other in existence, the STASH watch brings Elegance and Functional Uniqueness to those who demand to stand out. Read more
A watch with Retro Elegance, Traditional Class, Uncompromising High End Design... and last; but not least, the unique feature of being able to discretely store small items! We'll leave it up to you to decide what gets "Stashed"! ;-) With a push of a small button at the 2 O'clock position, the Watch Face rotates up to expose a storage area under the watch movement. Unscrew the decoratively designed end cap on the storage tube to expose another storage area. The Unique Ground Breaking Aesthetics of the Stash Watch; combined with the hidden secrets that it holds, will set you apart from the status-quo crowd. Be prepared...when you wear this watch, the compliments are endless; as are the stories you will have about the watch!
One absolute promise we can make...the Stash watch will never be sold again at this low of a price. Take advantage of our initial launch price and get the most complex and cool watch you'll ever own. Retail price set to $699.99.
Watch the following video clip to see the functionality in action!
The Story behind the Stash watch: The Stash watch was inspired by an early 1900's pocket watch! On a trip to Austin, Texas, one of the SWAE founders observed a gentleman with trendy retro style fetch a pocket watch out of his vest - and that simple image sparked his creative though! He really admired the antique look of the pocket watch and the undeniable hip stigma that was associated with it. While he didn’t believe the pocket watch was quite ready for a come-back, he did appreciate the retro style and nostalgia. This pocket watch inspired him to conceptualize a similar retro design, but in a wrist watch format. He started to brainstorm on design, aesthetics, layout and functionality. Then it dawned on him to do something out of the ordinary... He decided to design in some very unusual functionality that would not only introduce some extremely unique styling, but also some handy functionality! ;-) The Stash concept is born!
NO EASY TASK - Taking concept to reality: The design process went through many iterations – by far, this was the most complex watch we ever designed! We finally came to conclusion on the final 2D design and decided to take the next big step and bring the Stash Watch into the 3D world using a CAD drawing program. It was imperative that we flesh out the practicality of the design; while making sure the functionality would work without any compromise. It was a tough task for our designer, but as always, he did an amazing job and finished the CAD drawing! There was good news and unfortunately some bad news came with the completion of the 3D drawing. The good news... we worked out all the bugs and finalized the design! The bad news was, we had a heck of an undertaking ahead of us to produce the Stash watch due to its complexity and uniqueness. To our astonishment, this watch would require five molds for creating its final design! Most watches have one mold, sometimes two, rarely three and NEVER five! Needless to say, our factory was taken back by our design. At first, they informed us that it was impossible to create, but we continued to push them and finally got them to commit to creating the samples. It took a few additional tweaks of the watch design to make production possible, but we did it! They completed the sample watch and did a spectacular job! Their feedback was: “This was the most complex and unique watch our factory has ever created”! We were so thrilled to finally hold this unique watch in our hands when it arrived at our office! It qualified as the most different and unique watch we had ever seen... AND it was undeniably bad ass! We decided to give the sample "Stash" watch a few test drives and wear it around in public to see what kind of response we would get. The feedback was amazing, funny and enlightening! Ultimately, most were taken back by its radical design and retro styling, but the exciting and funny comments came when we showed off its hidden feature set...needless to say, they were floored and loved it! Our favorite comment: "We were told that we were defining a whole new category of Time Piece"! We loved hearing that, because it resonated with SWAE's mission statement to "Break the Status-Quo of the Time Piece market"! In our opinions, this was a successful market test campaign and motivated us to push forward into creating this Kickstarter campaign and making this watch a reality for the masses!
WE'RE IN THE MOVIES! Look out for the "Stash" watch in an upcoming 2017 movie called: “Witness Protection” (currently in post-production)! We were very excited to receive contact from a movie studio that found our Stash watch online and decided they needed it as a prop for their main character – an assassin that needed a creative way to deliver a powdered poison to his targets (think old school movies where they would use a poison ring that would flip up)!
SUMMARY: We understood when we created the Stash watch; that it wouldn't resonate with the "Average Joe", but we were good with that... We aren't the average time piece company. There are plenty of those out there. We designed the Stash knowing that this specific watch would be for the type of individual that doesn’t like Status-Quo...you know who you are!
We want to thank you for your time watching and reading our project post! Enjoy your new purchase, as you will have the most unique Time Piece on your wrist!
Thank you again for your Pledge and we look forward to all your great stories on our SWAE Watches social media!
Don't miss out on this COMBO Deal!!
Get a FREE SWAE Veteran Watch or a SWAE Hawaiian Watch (small) with your pledge for the Stash Watch! The more SWAE watches you have, the happier we are!
HURRY THOUGH...There are LIMITED QUANTITIES!!!
Don't forget to make a pledge for our new SWAE Stash T~Shirt?! It's called "Shhh...". ;-)
Risks and challenges
SWAE is a proven time piece manufacturer that is always up for the big challenge! This will be our forth Kickstarter Campaign promoting a new watch. We consider ourselves tenured champs when it comes to managing a kickstarter campaign and new watch launch. Our Stash samples are complete and ready to reproduce, so production should go very smoothly. We will recommend very minor changes in production to improve overall watch appearance (ie: change watch hands to a more desirable design).
While the STASH Watch being our biggest challenge we've faced yet with its hyper complexities, we believe our delivery of this stunning watch will not let down those that pledge for this amazing watch!
OUR WATCHES OUR 100% ORIGINAL IN DESIGN, therefore, ensuring timeliness of manufacturing (getting it to you as quickly as possible) and perfection of the time piece will be our primary directive. Everything we produce; including The Stash, has never been done before by our manufacturers. With that being said, delays can and may happen... In preparation for this, we've worked with our manufacturer around the clock to make sure all of our parts are onsite in time for production and that they have their assembly calendars aligned with our delivery date. They understand our schedule and will work with such precision to make sure everything comes through with all designed detail, aesthetics and features!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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