The Coolest Tatooine Sand Watches (Suspended)
Help restore aging Tatooine film sets and get a watch that contains the most famous sand in science fiction history!
In a Land Far, Far Away...
Several years ago, we made a series of custom Tatooine Sand Wristwatches for a group of science fiction enthusiasts that were restoring the most famous film set "igloo" in the world. Since we finished those watches, we have been asked almost constantly for additional ones. Accordingly, here is a campaign for a new Second Edition of our famous Tatooine Sand Watches. As before, we will give some of the proceeds to an enthusiast fan group that is working to restore aging Tatooine film sets for future generations to enjoy. See Update #13 for more information.
Here's Your Last Opportunity...
This is your last chance to help save a Tatooine film set and get a genuine Tatooine Sand Wristwatch. As with the First Edition, these are hand-built, high-quality watches, NOT novelty watches. They have custom cases made of solid 316L medical-grade steel, the finest Seiko-Epson quartz movements, custom leather bands and, of course, an internal capsule filled with the most famous sand in science fiction history.
Customer Testimonials ...
Our First Edition Tatooine Sand Watches were a big hit, but don't take our word for it, see what the owners say.
We are the only company who has successfully sealed a particulate matter, like sand, in a fine wristwatch. Months of experimentation went into designing our Display Capsules. The design is patent pending. We have made over 600 of the First Edition designs and have yet to have a single failure. These are watches you will be able to use for decades.
Laser Engraved Rear Covers...
As with our First Edition sand watches, these watches come with high resolution, laser-engraved rear covers. There are five models:
- The $77 "Early Bird" is a Limited Edition of 100 watches
- The $77 "501st Legion" is a Limited Edition of 100 watches
- The $81 "Still Exclusive" is a Limited Edition of 250 watches
- The $83 "Tatooine Palace" is a Limited Edition of 250 watches
- The $85 "A New Design" is a Limited Edition of 500-1000 watches
About the Sand...
The sand that we have encapsulated in our Display Capsule is actual sand from the Tunisian film set where many of the Tatooine sequences were filmed. The sand is securely sealed inside the Display Capsule but is loose and spills around under the dial when the watch is worn, just like the real sand does on Planet Tatooine. This is what makes this watch so rare and incredibly unique. Please see Update #7 for illustrations.
Why We Need Your Help...
These are high quality, custom built watches and we need to purchase a minimum order quantity (MOQ) of parts to make this Second Edition production run occur. That quantity is some 500 units and we have set our campaign goal at the minimum level where we can purchase all the parts for these watches, hand assemble them and then ship them to all our backers. You can help us get to that goal by pledging for a watch and then "liking" and "sharing" this campaign page to tell your friends about the project. The success of this campaign depends on you!
Stretch Goal #1...
When this campaign reaches $65,000, all backers will receive a professionally-printed 5"x7" certificate on heavy cardstock thanking you for your support as a "Restoration Partner". Your name will be hand-inscribed as shown. We have made certificates such as this before and they were immensely popular. These will be shipped to you in an oversized envelope with your watch pledge.
Stretch Goal #2...
How about some fancy Tatooine Dragon leather straps to go with your new Tatooine Sand Wristwatches? We have contacted Tatooine Leather Works about making us custom straps for our Tatooine Watches. Attached is a cut sheet showing the 5 shades of genuine Tatooine Dragon leather that they have available to make straps from. These are luxury level watchstraps that would retail for $25 if purchased on Planet Earth. When this campaign reaches $75,000, every backer will receive a free Tatooine Dragon Leather Watch Strap made from the hide color of their choice.
Risks and challenges
We made 500 of the First Edition watches so we know exactly how to make this Second Edition version. The only risk that we can imagine is that it may take us more than 8 weeks to build and ship all the watches because of a manufacturing issue of some sort. If this does become the case, we will be in touch with everyone to explain what the holdup is. Your risk backing this project is minimal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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