We are David and Reinder,
two friends that met in 2011, during a graduate program at Dutch company. We share a love for traveling, festivals, sports and just spending time with friends. After living in several places all over the world, we both ended up in Utrecht – only two streets apart.
A daily problem of Reinder his brother (not being able to wear a wrist watch during his job in the hospital) led to the idea of an unique watch feature. In the summer of 2016 we started brainstorming, sketching the first ideas and globally putting together a business plan – resulting in our very own watch brand: DR.W. Our brand is officially established on January 2nd 2017. So far it has been a super fun adventure, that has enriched our friendship.
Why brand name ‘DR.W.’?
The idea behind the DR.W. brand (pronounce ‘Doctor Double U’) is inspired by medics. The brand name is derived from the combination of initials of David (DdW) and Reinder (RW).
Succesfully funded on Kickstarter in 24 hours
After years of preparation and successfully creating our first prototype, we set up a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter. That turned out to be a great success: we got 100% funded (over €36,000) within 24 hour. The best start of our adventure we could wish for!