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Wooden City WatchesBy Wooden City Watches
First created
Wooden City WatchesBy Wooden City Watches
First created
$2,097
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
14
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 2 2018

About

We’re a couple from Brooklyn, NY and together we're the Founders of Wooden City Watches - a brand of wooden watches that not only celebrates the natural beauty of wood, but also exudes luxury and elegance at a fair price. 

We’ve always had an appreciation for anything wood made because of the natural uniqueness of its grain patterns. When we discovered wooden watches, we immediately fell in love with the idea of being able to wear a watch and know there is not another one exactly the same. However, one of the first things we realized about other wooden watch companies was that even though they showcase wood’s natural beauty, most of them use very similar designs which lack the feeling of exclusivity you get from a luxury watch. So with that in mind, we set up to create Wooden City Watches. 

Even though we are fairly new to the industry, we have been able to secure a partnership with one of the leading wood watch manufacturers in the market. We have spent the last couple of years solidifying our relationship, learning the market, and developing our designs. 

Now, after much planning and prototype development, we are ready to introduce to you not one, but four series of wooden watches - all made with 100% natural wood from around the world, like Maple wood from Canada and Zebrawood from Congo.

We designed our watches with 3 goals in mind.

• Style – The perfect mix of nature’s beauty and the city’s elegance 

• Affordability – Luxury at a fair price 

• Value – Unique designs made with quality materials and backed with a five-year warranty 

Our main priority was to use the highest quality materials including Swiss movements by Ronda, anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal and natural wood from around the world. After contacting many manufacturers, we were thrilled to secure a partner that would help us to bring our vision of offering affordable and stylish wooden timepieces to life, without having to compromise on quality! 

 Click below to see how differently sized watches will fit on your wrist.

We know that the heart of a watch is in its movement, which is why each of our new watches features a Swiss movement made by Ronda, manufacturer of watch movements since 1946.

To make your watch even more exclusive, we are only making 500 of each design. Each watch features a Limited Edition stainless steel caseback engraved with its unique number and the word “Founder” to commemorate our first time on Kickstarter.

Your watch will come in one of our beautiful Limited Edition wooden boxes engraved with the word "Founder."

A wooden Certificate of Authenticity engraved with useful information about your watch will also accompany your order. Information includes your unique backer number and watch number, as well as wood type and origin.

We have decided to use anti-reflective coated, sapphire crystal. We chose sapphire crystal for its hardness and durability. The only material harder than sapphire crystal is a diamond, which makes it extremely scratch resistant in way that no other comparable material is! 

All watches feature a stainless steel butterfly clasp reinforced with stainless steel links for extra durability. We know how important the details are, so we made sure to match the links, casesbacks and other metal accents on each watch to give them a consistent and beautiful look! 

Each Bedford and Essex watch comes with one quick release vegan leather strap of your choice so you can wear it on every occasion. You can purchase an additional vegan leather strap by adding $15 onto your pledge. 

Both wood and vegan leather straps are equipped with quick release mechanisms making them super easy to switch!

To save you a trip to a jeweler, your watch comes with the two screwdrivers needed to size your wooden watch straps for the perfect fit.

Each watch in our Bedford series features easy-to-read luminescent hands that add a pop of color and allow you to effortlessly tell the time in the dark.

Ebony Collection: If we reach $30,000 we will release the Ebony wood edition of each one of our four collections.

We can’t thank you enough for checking out our project and helping us make our vision a reality. If you are not able to support us with a pledge, you can help us by spreading the word on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing

Even though we are new to Kickstarter, we have built a strong partnership with a seasoned wood watch manufacturer.

We are lucky to be working with very skilled professionals and we are confident that we will be able to keep our timeline. However, if any issues do arise, it is our promise to you that we will run a transparent campaign and keep you informed throughout.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach us directly at:

DanielP@woodencitywatches.com
ShawnaL@woodencitywatches.com

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    1 WATCH - SUPER EARLY BIRD

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    Save $110 off future retail price ($249)

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    International shipping: $10

    Includes one Founder's edition wooden box

    Includes sizing tools

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    Save $188 off future retail price ($498)

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    International shipping: $10

    Includes two Founder's edition wooden boxes

    Includes sizing tools

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    3 WATCHES - EARLY BIRD

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    Save $287 off future retail price ($747)

    Free shipping to US and Canada

    International shipping: $15

    Includes three Founder's edition wooden boxes

    Includes sizing tools

    Includes three wooden Certificates of Authenticity

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    4 WATCHES - EARLY BIRD

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    Save $396 off future retail price ($996)

    Free shipping to US and Canada

    International shipping: $20

    Includes four Founder's edition wooden boxes

    Includes sizing tools

    Includes four wooden Certificates of Authenticity

    *Bedford and Essex series additional vegan leather strap: Add $15 to your pledge (one strap included)

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