Slappie produces a popular gift item — the Original Slap Watch. The slap watch is a fun and funky-looking accessorythat uses an unconventional method of strapping to the wrist. The slap watch automatically attaches and locks itself to the wrist when “slapped” on.
To enable the “slapping on” work the strap is made from a specially engineered steel spring encased in a silicone case. To use the slap strap, you simply hold it on your wrist and “hit” the ends into place, with no need for any clasps. This setup means that slap watches are one size fits all.
Slappie is run by David Kendall, a Birmingham businessman, who purchased Slappie watches in 2015 for £75,000.
Investment received from Dragons’ Den: £50,000 for 45% of the business