- Thank you Christopher for taking the time to speak with us today. Please share us more about yourself and your background in this industry.
Thanks for taking to time to speak with me, Jeremiah. My background is in Management and Operations of organizations. As watch enthusiasts, my partners and I really wanted to venture into the booming microwatch industry. There’s a sincere movement with numerous companies worldwide, and our team felt like we could make a difference globally with our timepieces.
- How did you get started with JP Watch Design?
I’ve been with the company since its outset. Two partners and I started this company to make timepieces people would love to wear and feel good about since they would know that a percentage of the watch purchase went to conservation efforts. We’re a small team at the moment, but we’re hoping to eventually grow and create our own little niche in the watch market.
- Where do you get the idea to create this brand. What inspires you when it comes to design?
Our team wanted to create a watch that was minimal and elegant in design. We wanted to have a timepiece that people would be able to wear to the beach, bar, or boardroom. After several prototypes and design amendments, we feel as though we’ve created a watch that accomplishes this.
Another huge aspect of our business ethos is global conservation. All the founders felt it was important that we create a business that gives back. Therefore, we decided to donate 15% of purchases to three different charities that work tirelessly to provide sustainability worldwide.
- Let’s talk about your various market. Which countries and/or cities do you think will be your biggest market for this launch
We ship worldwide, but I would probably say Australia. We all currently live in Australia, and we’ve had a really positive response to our watches in Sydney and Melbourne, so we’re hoping to grow that response. But we are hoping to make this a truly global effort.
- Do you plan to create more watches in the future, or will this be more of a one-time, one-design idea?
Our goal is to make a whole range of watches for both men and women. We’ve got several designs already in the early stages, and are hoping to raise enough funding via kickstarter this time around to bring these to life.
- Is there anything you’d like to highlight to the Gracious Watch readers related to your current model?
Sure! ‘The Bearing’ has a 316L stainless steel case, comes in four colour variations, and possesses a custom kangaroo leather watchband. It is perfect for all occasions, so if you like minimalist style watches we think you’ll like ours!
- Where will the watches be available after the launch?
We’re estimating delivery to be in March of next year once the kickstarter is completed, however we are hoping to be able to ship sooner than that since the watches are already in production.
- What are your goals for JP Watch Design in the 5 years?
Ideally, we’d like to bring to life numerous different models of watches and give even more back to global conservation efforts. We’re hoping people will want to align themselves with our goals and support us so that we can have a positive impact on the world.
- What do you personally look for in a timepiece?
What I look for in a timepiece is stylish simplicity. In my mind, sometimes less is more. I like to be able to wear my watches on any given occasion, and I think we’ve accomplished that with our timepiece.
- Is there anything else you’d like to add to this interview?
I’d just like to thank you again for giving us an opportunity to speak with you and to also thank the readers. Hopefully you’ll like our watch and want to contribute to assisting us realize our goals. You can find our watch at: https://www.kickstarter.com/
Connect with JP Watch Design
Official Website: http://www.jpwatchdesign.com/