It’s time - be one of the first 100 who gets exclusive early access to SOMA

ANNOUNCING COHORT 1 OF SOMA'S MARKETPLACE LAUNCH

COHORT 1: 100 LUCKY WATCH FANATICS

SOMA is a new type of online community. Cohort 1 is our first live performance.

Besson of Mint Evolutive Watches

It’s like you died and went to watch heaven.

SOMA’s limited launch will reward early participants with insane microbrand deals, exclusive limited editions from independent watchmakers, and cash incentives.

There’s nothing like SOMA in existence. You could call us a social media platform designed around showing off lifestyle products and discovering new treasures. You could call us an ecommerce site. You could call us a classifieds site. You could call us a lot of things, and most of them would be true. But you can read more about all that here.

Cohort 1: what you need to know

  • Cohort 1 will be limited to 100 participants
  • There will be watches. A lot of them. We’ll be announcing the lineup of exclusive discounts and limited edition SOMA exclusives soon. See our recent writeup on Swiss watchmaker Olivier Mory for an example.
  • Registration details will be revealed in the SOMA Facebook group “Quality microbrands!” first, so you’ll probably want to be a member. Approximately 24 hours later we’ll release registration details to the general public. URL is https://www.facebook.com/groups/soma.horology
  • Applicants will be selected according to some combination of the following
    • Early registration
    • Intent to purchase
    • Participation in online watch communities
  • SOMA will have dozens of the most popular microbrands for sale, as well as the original creations of independent watchmakers.
  • Many of these microbrands will have significant discounts, some as much as 50% or even potentially 70%
  • SOMA will offer cash incentives of up to $200 per Cohort 1 member

In short, Cohort 1 is a watch lover’s dream: a vast selection of amazing watches at prices you won’t see anywhere else, with cash incentives to further put these watches within your reach and on your wrist. And all to be an early adopter of the most progressive online platform in existence!Watches on SOMA marketplace

Cohort 2

All applicants not selected for Cohort 1 will be considered for Cohort 2, which will consist of 500 individuals and will still offer significant rewards. Details on Cohort 2 will be released closer to the time of its registration.

Join SOMA Facebook group for first crack at Cohort 1!

 

The raison d'être of SOMA's horology marketplace

  • Watch lovers (brands and buyers and collectors, etc) love to share and show off their watches
  • They also need a place to buy and sell and discover watches
  • Existing ecommerce sites lack a ‘show-off’ feature
  • Existing social platforms lack an easy transaction feature (ecommerce). Those that have it (like FB marketplace) don’t have it well-integrated into the social offering, but rather tacked-on like an afterthought
  • SOMA has put a lot of design effort into creating a platform beautifully balanced between the social (sharing and showing off) and the transactional (buying and selling)
  • SOMA uses blockchain to create a permanent digital record of each watch. This record is called the interactive item card, or IIC
  • The IIC can be shared, liked, commented on, bought, sold, and even resold
  • SOMA will build ‘proofs’ into the IIC so that watch owners down the chain of ownership can validate that their watch is genuine
  • Merchants (watch brands) pay nothing to participate

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