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Original Grain Watches Knocks on Kickstarters Wooden Door of Opportunity

Written by Chaz Nash

Original Grain Watch brand knocked on the wooden door of Kickstarter seeking a pledge goal of $10,000 and gained instead pledges in the amount of $348,404! Talk about timely kindling – this brand is on fire!

Original Grain is the passionate brainchild of Ryan Beltran who started the brand out of his simple desire for watch product design and his love of watches. Beltran attributes his budding watch designs on two locales, his home of Pacific Northwest and Hong Kong where he lived for the past two years.

Beltran simply wanted to design a watch that integrated both the elements of nature and metal having the substantial weight of a heavier timepiece, not present in many wooden watches currently on the market.

Sandalwood Original Grain watch

Beltran and the Original Grain design team invested a year in the design of the Original Grain watches and sought out watch industry professionals to carefully design prototypes that would best articulate the desired aesthetics for the Original Grain watch. This design articulation is presented in a ready for release first collection.

Original Grain’s 100% wood grain design is visibly displayed by its inner wooden bracelet links, dial and bezel harmoniously embraced by a stainless steel case and bracelet. Three distinct models emerged, Maple, Indian Rosewood and Green Sandalwood. Each watch features a 52mm diameter case with a 43 mm diameter dial.

og-watches-case feathres

The show cases Roman numeral at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and an analog date aperture at 6 o’clock (Maple and Green Sandalwood models) or 3 o’clock (Rosewood model). A stylish feature of the watch bracelet is its butterfly clasp that reveals the OG logo when closed. The Maple and Green Sandalwood model have a matte black stainless steel case and bracelet, versus the Rosewood model with a high polished stainless steel case and bracelet.

Original Grain clasp

With three finalized watches ready for distinguished consumers the question arose “How do we get it to production?” The answer – Kickstarter. As mention earlier the original pledge goal was $10,000, however, to date Original has $348,722 and 2,013 and counting backers as the project will fund Friday March 29 at 12:09pm. Despite being fully funded there pledge opportunities are still available at $5, $10 and $25. After the watches go into production it will be available for retail at $150.

This Kickstarter watch opportunity knocked and people responded, “Come in, I want in on this opportunity!” Guess the old adage “time waits for no man” is indeed a true saying. You can find more information about Original Grain watches on Kickstarter.

Fossil Presents a Fabulous Bouquet of Rose Gold Watches

If your special someone neglected to deliver roses on Valentine’s Day, Fossil has a fabulous collection Rose Gold watches that’s sure to grant a reprieve of the heart, even if it’s only temporary.

Fossil has been busy germinating its watch designs to deliver some of the most beautiful organic rose gold stainless steel watches made exclusively for the ladies. Fossil’s labor of love has definitely paid off, as Stephen Sonheim’s lyrics say it best, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses!”

Fossil’s bouquet of timeless rose gold stainless steel watches hails with the following styles:

Fossil Georgia Rose Gold watch

Georgia Stainless Steel Watch definitely lingers in the mind and looks absolutely exquisite on the wrist. This watch breathes feminine elegance in a satin finish rose gold stainless steel bracelet and round 32 mm round case. The finely embossed white dial is accentuated by hour/minute hands, a sweeping seconds hand, and hour indices with Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock. This is boyfriend inspired Fossil watch features their signature Adjust-O-Matic closure which allows for self-adjust of the watch bracelet. (Style: ES3110)

Fossil Retro Traveler Rose

 Retro Traveler Stainless Steel Watch is Fossil’s newest rose gold stainless steel watch that sports a bezel adorned with sparkling crystals. Designed to be reminiscent of European diving watches, Retro Traveler exhibits bold sporty contours and styling while maintaining feminine elegance. It show cases with a 36 mm case and link style bracelet. The dial is a muted rose color with luminescent indices and hour/minute hands. It also has rose gold tone sweeping seconds hand and displays a date aperture window at 3 o’clock. This elegant watch is for the lady that manages an active schedule and dares to look great while juggling it all. (Style: AM4454)

Fossil Emma - Rose

Emma Stainless Steel Watch is elegance personified. This rose gold stainless steel watch oozes luxury to the fifth power. Design features include an heirloom inspired presentation accentuated by an elegant mother-of-pearl dial and crystal encrusted bezel that makes time visually pleasing when reading its rose gold tone Roman numeral hours. It has a round 38 mm case with a graduated link style bracelet that has a double press deployant closure. Emma is definitely one of Fossil’s most luxurious watches in its Rose Gold Stainless Steel watch collection and a perfect addition for your watch collection. (Style ES3186)

Any of these Fossil timepieces will complement your wardrobes and have it looking as sweet as rose. Fossil has capitalized upon designing beautiful rose gold tone watches that capture the spirit and sporty styling of elegance. A rose is still after all, a rose gold watch.

Written by Chaz Nash