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Original Grain Brings Watchmaking Back to the USA

American Heritage book; watchmaking

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. 

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.


The Impact:

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.



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. 

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