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A 2015 crowdfunding campaign for Swiss-French watch company Klokers raised €606,000 for its Klok 1 travel time watch.

Three years later, the business was back on the platform looking for advanced orders and investment for its Klok-08, described as a 60s-inspired customisable watch. This time the founders raised over €463,000 ($515,900).

These remain two of the most successful crowdfunding projects of all time for a watch company, but that has not been enough to save the company, which stopped trading at the start of July.

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“We are sincerely sorry to inform you about the ceasing of the activity as of July 2nd, 2019,” the company replied to any e-mail we sent to it.

Klokers managed to open only a few accounts with UK retailers including BT Watches and Jewelry and MoMA in New York.

There appears to be no support in place for Klokers customers, merely a link to a user guide. “If you are the owner of a klokers and need information about your KLOK-01, KLOK-02 or KLOK-08, please refer to our instructions on https://klokers.cloud/Fichiers/klokers_guide.pdf,” the company says.

“We would like to thank you warmly for your support over the past 5 years and wish you will enjoy wearing your watch throughout many years,” it concludes.

1 Comment

  1. as a collector I put my money into Kickstarter and I never received my watch
    all I got was an email that said “they fulfilled 95% of the orders”
    after repeated requests,I realized that I lost my money
    I’m sure the owners made out all right though, never again

    Artie

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