About this project
At Xeric, we love creating watches unlike anything you’ve ever seen. After the success of the Soloscope Automatic, we’re excited to expand the Soloscope Quartz collection.
With two different case shapes and multiple strap options, you can find the Soloscope Quartz that is perfect for you. There are over 30 different options to choose from, but we've taken the stress out of deciding. Just select the reward with the number of watches you want. You don't have to pick a color until after the campaign ends. That's over 3 weeks to think it over. You can always choose one of each if you can't decide!
We’re so confident in the quality & design of this expanded collection of watches; we’re offering a 30-day return privilege for a PROMPT REFUND for any unworn watch in the rare event you decide you aren't a fan of this watch! This campaign not only offers the lowest price these watches will ever be - but there is zero risk if you don't love it.
"That's the coolest watch I've ever seen"
Hands down, that's the most frequent comment our backers get when wearing one of our Xeric watches. Our passion for creating watches we love to wear ourselves has kept our vision laser focused for a timepiece that shines in a sea of sameness.
Unlike a conservative prestige watch that typically shows off how much money you have or a ubiquitous smartwatch that is more often than not, just an annoyance. Don't compromise your tastes in time-machinery to that of a cloned sheep, consider the world of Xeric watches where we regularly experiment with new limited edition creations that push boundaries of quality and affordability. Best of all, we're always trying to deconstruct what a watch might look like, taking risks and partnering with our supporters to drive every new Xeric collection.
While most of us aren't rich and many more are tired of looking like everyone else, Xeric likes to imagine the real estate of your wrist as a personal gallery to express something about who you are and how you like to spend your hours.
Not only are Xeric watches well made; they are enhanced with high-end finishings yet priced for real people. We are able to achieve this after many successful Kickstarter campaigns learning how to improve production with our experience.
Traditional watch retail has too many hands in the same cookie jar. With Xeric, we are the cookie jar, and we're opening it just for our backers on Kickstarter. We don't crank them out by the millions but rather, carefully iterate each design.
Kickstarter has created a venue allowing alternative brands like us to test out innovative ideas that would likely get shot down by traditional, conservative channels that raise costs by overcomplicating the development process. We are watchmakers & designers with a passion for vintage gadgetry, independent watchmaking and connecting with like-minded watch enthusiasts. We are able to facilitate a direct & creative relationship with you, often taking your input and making them realities in future designs. After four campaigns we have solid partnerships with our suppliers who know exactly what we want, reach the high expectations we place on them to maintain and improve quality with every watch we create.
Both the RQ & SQ carry the salient design features of the Soloscope Automatic line: a single hand, fusing hours and minutes in a distinctive display balancing style and function. The Halo Hand encircles the hour and points to the minutes.
The unusually curved ergonomic case of the SQ maintains the streamlined aesthetic of the original Soloscope Automatic while the thin cylindrical disc design of the SQ collection features some impeccable finishing of brushed and polished layered stainless steel.
Two offset sub-dial discs showcase 24 hour time and a 60 second stopwatch disc.
Too many watchmakers drop the ball by offering only lackluster straps. Ours are outstanding. We've proudly teamed up with the historic American Tannery Horween for some great leather straps in undeniably killer colors.
From our original Xeriscope Orbital Automatic to the Halograph, Soloscope and most recent Evergraph, we’ve connected with thousands of new collectors who appreciate good design as much as affordability & out-of-the-ordinary timepieces. After those four very successful campaigns, we create watches valued at more than four times their price tag.
NEW LEVELS OF FINISHING AND DETAIL
We’ve perfected the design and reached new levels of finishing typically reserved for luxury timepieces costing thousands of dollars. Because of the experience gained from all our past campaigns/designs, we’ve fine tuned production and eliminated many additional costs typically associated the "middle man" -- distributors, wholesalers, and retail stores. Our lean margins and direct-to-you process allow us to offer an incredibly affordable watch that would normally cost much more.
Even though we've had success with Xeric on Kickstarter, we're still a small team. Everyone is very involved on the daily aspects of the Xeric brand and communication with our incredible backers. We're still humbled by the amazing support we've received which allows us to continue to create unusual timepieces.
Our manufacturing partner stands ready to start assembling the components for the Soloscope Quartz as soon as we hit our funding goal. This is why for the first time, we will be able to speed up production and ship these watches in just 30 days. As we’ve strengthened our manufacturing relationships and tightened the production process, we can guarantee this collection will ship to you in one month from when you make your color choice in the survey. We believe we have estimated enough production capacity to cover our early bird and standard rewards, but in the rare event pledges are disproportionate for a particular color from the early bird campaigns, delivery will be delayed until November for any color that exceeds expected demand.
Risks and challenges
We rigorously test our working prototypes before bringing production-ready designs to Kickstarter. In fact, we have spent the past year advancing our working prototypes to production quality.
We are confident that we will meet or beat our projected delivery dates. We have identified ways to shave time for any potential delays in the manufacturing process and expect to ship by the projected dates. Our backers will be in the loop as we communicate updates at every stage of the process.
Our manufacturers stand ready to complete production as soon as we meet our Kickstarter funding goal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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