Brothers Ryan & Andrew started Original Grain 10 years ago at the age of 21 & 23 with a dream of creating something that wasn’t on the market – Watches reclaimed with unique materials that told a unique story. Today the world premier makers of wood & steel watches are back on Kickstarter with a dream to bring watchmaking back to America.
The American Heritage Collection is the brands first project that features a watch made with 150 Year old Prohibition era wood & flame torched whiskey barrels made here in the US.
HOW DID THEY DO IT:
After 3 years of samplings, OG partnered with companies in 6 different states to create this collection of watches. From cutting all the wood components in Minnesota, To creating & assembling their Ameriquartz movement in Arizona & leather suppliers in South Carolina, No step was overlooked to create this stunning collection of 5 watches.
While most companies develop watches overseas & create watches that are entry level, Original Grain has looked up-market to develop watches that carry rich history & quality craftsmanship. Throughout its years its develop a following by collaborating with Worldclass brands like Taylor Guitars, MLB, Buffalo Trace, TRD, Indian motorcycle & Yellowstone National Park. With each partnership OG takes authentic materials to create a 1 of kind timepiece.
Since its beginning Original Grain has wanted to give back. OG founders say lessons learned from their Dad has been a foundation of their company. “Never leave something behind you wouldn’t put your name on” says Andrew Beltran – co-founder. These lessons learned are applied to how we conduct our business daily. To date Original Grain plants 1 tree for every watch sold & have planted over 600K trees, Donated over 100K to Guitars for Veterans & cleaned up over 250K lbs of ocean bound plastic. That goes beyond their efforts to use give second life to the reclaimed materials used in production.
NOW LIVE ON KICKSTARTER:
Original Grain is now Live on Kickstarter & reached their funding gold in the first 2 hours of launching. You can still get Early Bird pricing by backing their project – $250 off. Original Grain is on a mission to create their own wood shop to begin making their production. You can help make their dream a reality by backing & sharing this project.