When we got together to create this company, we built it around one mission; to save lives by creating quality, budget friendly watches. They needed to be comfortable and have minimalist style, that can be worn for any occasion. With our first watch, we have done just that. We have created a comfortable, durable watch that is stylish and with a unisex design. This is the watch that anyone can feel confident wearing.
HOW WILL WE SAVE LIVES?
Once we get funded on here, every watch that we sell after that we will donating a portion of our profits to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We will keep everyone updated on our website with how much we donate.
We are starting off with two color schemes: Sunray / Black Strap and Black / Tan Strap. However, if you choose the "Two Watches" pledge, you can easily change the straps around and be able to have four different color combinations. Our first two watches are pictured below:
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42mm
Case Thickness: 7mm
Band Material: Genuine Cowhide Leather
Band Width: 20mm
Crystal: Crystal Mineral Glass
Movement: Miyota 2035 Quartz Movement
Water Resistant: 5ATM (50 meters)
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
In order to make our company a reality, we must raise at least $19,000. With your help, we are more than confident that we will make our goal and even surpass it. We plan on having some very special stretch goals once we make our initial funding goal. We will wait to reveal them until later.
So, if you like the vision of our company and want to have one of your own Votum watches, we need your help to spread the word to friends, family and anyone who seems interested to support a great cause!
WHY PLEDGING TO MORE THAN ONE WATCHES IS THE BEST FOR YOUR MONEY?
For many reasons, the "Two Watches" pledge is the best for your money. A price like this will never be seen again. It's $90, $148 and even $197 off of retail price depending on which reward you choose. Also, when you buy one watch, you only get one watch. When you buy multiple watches you have the ability to swap the straps around creating many different possible color schemes.
WHAT WILL WE USE THE MONEY RAISED FOR?
Once we get funded, we be using a portion of the money to fulfill our purchase order with our manufacture. The rest of the money will be used to pay for the shipping from the manufacture as well as insurance just in case something were to happen of the journey here. That way it keeps our minds at ease as well as yours.
If we raise more than our funding goal, we will introduce some stretch goals that we hope will keeps you guys excited about our campaign.
Subject to change, hopefully we will be ahead of schedule!
Kickstarter Campaign: February 20th - March 27th
Manufacturing: 75 days (Estimate) March 30th - June 12th
Quality Control: 5 days (Estimate) June 12th - June 17th
Shipping from manufacture to us: 10 days (Estimate) June 18th - June 28th
Shipping to backers: 7 days (Estimate) June 29th - July 5th
Eugene grew up in Vancouver, Canada and moved to Hong Kong in 1997 where he began doing product development for well known brands such as Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Timberland, Reebok and Ecko. He works with watch brands and tech startups in North America focusing on design, materials, samples, prototypes, production and quality control. His partnership with Votum Watches has been instrumental in bringing the brand to reality with a high level of quality and design execution. For more information on Eugene and his company, please visit www.pacificwatchworks.com.
From all of us here at Votum, we thank you for your support in making this dream happen!
Learn more on our website: www.votumwatches.com
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Risks and challenges
The first challenge that Votum Watches will be facing is spreading the word around about our Kickstarter campaign. This has been a challenge that we have faced from the start, and it is a challenge that we cannot face on our own. We need your help to spread the word around and to help launch our company. There is also an awesome chance to receive some extra watches (featured above).
Risks will always be a problem when one has to manufacture goods. Our largest risks start once we get funded. After that, we have to start the manufacturing process, which can lead to some obvious risks. But, we are more than confident that if theses risks do come up, we will be able to tackle them efficiently. We have been talking to our manufacture for many many months now and have developed a trusting relationship with him. We are confident that he will be able to handle any problems on our behalf.
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