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We were born here on Kickstarter. Panda launches bamboo watches. Be Visionary, Wear Panda. Read more

New York, NY Fashion
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$70,555
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Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter on May 20, 2014.

We were born here on Kickstarter. Panda launches bamboo watches. Be Visionary, Wear Panda.

New York, NY Fashion
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About this project

Kickstarter, two years ago we came to you with a simple idea: to create beautifully handcrafted bamboo sunglasses.  With your help, we were able to transform that idea into a global movement.  Now, we plan to take our iconic bamboo aesthetic and social mission to change time itself. Introducing the Panda watch.

Large Size
Large Size
Small Size
Small Size

We have been working hard over the last year to create a watch we know you will love.

The Hybrid Bamboo Watch - A Full Body Watch with Natural Bamboo.

  • Bezel Material: 100% Sustainable Bamboo
  • Dial Material: 100% Solid Piece of Bamboo
  • Movement: Highest Quality Japanese Citizen 2115 Quartz Movement
  • Case Material: Plated Zinc Alloy
  • Water Resistance: 100 Feet Water Resistant
  • Finish: Gold, Silver and Black
  • Sizes: Large and Small
  • Clasp: Slingshot Clasp
  • Case: Our Iconic Bamboo Case

What Makes the Panda Watch special:

Eco-friendly Bamboo

We built Panda around bamboo.  We love its environmental benefits and ability to grow in a sustainable manner.  It is more water resistant and more stable than traditional woods such as Oak.  Bamboo is quickly becoming one of the most important plants in the world.  It provides a natural look and aesthetic that make our watches one of a kind.

High-end Craftsmanship

With Panda watches, you can expect the same level of quality that our customers have grown to know with Panda sunglasses. 

Why We Need Your Support & What You Get

We are looking to raise $20,000.  With your support, all funds raised will allow us to create our first run of watches.  We have invested time and funds to develop and prototype the watch.  If you like what Panda stands for or if you like the watches, please support! All watches will be shipped within 45 days of the conclusion of a successfully funded project.  FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

The Bamboo Case

With our sunglasses, Panda has become known for our handcrafted bamboo cases. With our watches, each one comes with its very own handcrafted bamboo watch box.

The Development Process

We've gone through countless prototypes and made several alterations to the watch design. Here is a photo of the earliest prototype of the watch components. We have come a long way and we have a product we know you will love!

Earliest Watch Component Prototypes
Earliest Watch Component Prototypes

The Panda Story

We started right here on Kickstarter.  You helped start a global movement and there is no other place we would rather want to launch our watches.  Panda stands for a brand that will continually bring high-quality and beautiful products revolving around bamboo.  Our goal is to inspire the world to be a better place.

 What size should I get?

Our watches are unisex.  We recommend the large size for men.  We recommend the small size for women, however if you prefer a larger watch face we recommend going with the large size.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing: We understand the complexities of bringing a high-quality watch to market. Rest assured that we have a reputable team that has a track record of taking a Kickstarter project, manufacturing the product, and delivering it our supporters with great customer service. Our manufacturer is all set for production and we are ready to produce after a successful campaign.

Lead Time: We have a strong relationship with our manufacturer and watches will be ready in 45 days after the conclusion of the campaign.

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FAQ

  • At the end of the project (June 5th) we will be contacting all backers to get their final style/color choices and shipping address!

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  • Absolutely! It is very easy to change the size of the band. We will be providing extra band links so that you can easily add or remove. If you take it to any watch shop they should be able to do it in 5 minutes!

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  • Most Kickstarter projects do not offer a warranty. However, with Panda you can always expect the highest level of quality. With our Kickstarter watches we are offering a 24 month manufacturers warranty. If you have any issues with the watch, send it back, and we will fix or replace it for you. Unfortunately, our warranty does not cover damages that may occur from everyday use.

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  • We will be shipping from our warehouse run by the great guys at Fulfillrite (www.fulflllrite.com). We are offering complimentary shipping with USPS First Class and will allow backers to upgrade their shipping for an small additional cost at the end of campaign.

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  • Great! Please email us at media@wearpanda.com :)

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  • Kickstarter has a new rule about pledge rewards being only "single serving". Our project actually got denied the first time around because we offered a 2 watch offering. We reached out to Kickstarter again and they still said we could not do it, even if it was a his/her combo.

    What we will be doing at the end of the campaign (June 5) is: when backers select their colors and size we will be allowing you at add additional watches at the early bird pricing through our website :)

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $99 reward

    499 backers Limited (1 left of 500)

    ONE Panda Watch.

    Choose any size and color. Comes with bamboo case. This will be retailing at over $180 in stores. Limited Quantities Available. Free Shipping Worldwide.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $99 reward

    60 backers Limited (440 left of 500)

    ONE Panda Watch. Choose any size and color. Comes with bamboo case. This will be retailing at over $180 in stores. Limited Quantities Available. Free Shipping Worldwide.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $269 reward

    42 backers Limited (58 left of 100)

    THE COLLECTION of Large Watches.

    Pick-up the entire first-run of our initial collection in silver, gold and black in the large watch size. Three watches total. Comes with bamboo cases. This package will be retailing at over $540 in stores. Limited Quantities Available. Free Shipping Worldwide.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $269 reward

    13 backers Limited (87 left of 100)

    THE COLLECTION of Small Watches.

    Pick-up the entire first-run of our initial collection in silver, gold and black in the smaller watch size. Three watches total. Comes with bamboo cases. This package will be retailing at over $540 in stores. Limited Quantities Available. Free Shipping Worldwide.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)