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FAQ

THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS

  • What does BŌKEN mean?
    BŌKEN translates from Japanese to "adventure". Our whole company is focused on adventure and how a watch can transition from office use to adventure use. We want to empower adventurers, thrill-seekers, and lovers of luxury with timepieces that embody the perfect fusion of performance, style, and elegance.
  • What are the specifications of a BŌKEN Nomad watch?
  • Why is BŌKEN using titanium and not steel?
    Our ultimate goal is to disrupt the conventional norms. With our debut timepiece, we aim to set ourselves apart, and brushed grade 2 titanium provides us with that distinction, boasting essential qualities such as its feather-lightness, immunity to corrosion, hypoallergenic nature, robustness, and unmistakably contemporary aesthetic.
  • Where are your watches designed and made?
    Our watches are designed in Great Britain including the little details such as the engraving icon on the crown and the # that features on the rotor. BŌKEN has a fantastic partnership with our original equipment manufacturer in a small Swiss village. Our manufacturer was one of the first horology / watch-making schools in Switzerland and have been running since the 1980's.
  • Why can I only preorder or place an order on Kickstarter?
    Our business model for launch is to fund the manufacture process through preorder and Kickstarter. This allows us to grasp the demand for our products so as not to overproduce. Afterall, our whole ethos is to protect the oceans and not create waste product.
  • Will BŌKEN venture into other styles of watch?
    Absolutely! This inaugural design marks our entry into the market, serving as a litmus test of its reception. Our aspiration is to foster our growth as an independent brand and play a pivotal role in propelling adventure watches into the forefront as our brand flourishes.
  • Where does the "1988" come from?
    The reference to 1988 is a nod to our founder whose adventure began in 1988.
  • Will I need tools to change between the bracelet and the strap?
    The design is quick release and so it will take just a couple of seconds to switch between the bracelet and the strap.
  • What is your social commitment?
    Our entire brand and ethos is formed around the adventures that can be had involving water, whether that is surfing the Nazaré; rafting in Chile or blasting around a mountain resort skiing or snowboarding. As part of BŌKEN's commitment to safeguarding our planet's precious water resources and habitats, we will donate ​£50 of each BŌKEN Nomad Watch sold to Just One Ocean via Work for Good. Check out our Giving Back page for more details.
  • How is BŌKEN packaged?
    BŌKEN watches come packaged within a watch travel roll plus a small QR code that leads you to our website to tell you more about the watch. We debated creating a full brochure/details booklet however, we believe in protecting our environment and want to minimize and waste or landfill. The postal packaging is all FSC protected and recyclable.
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