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A Great Everyday Tool Dive Watch
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Oceanica Reef The Most Affordable Automatic Dive Watch

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Hello fellow watch lovers! Oceanica Watch Company from New York is back again to create a great high quality affordable automatic dive watch. The REEF was produced in a test run to 40 people a year ago and now I am ready to offer it to the public, considering the great feedback I received on this model! When choosing a watch, there are certain specifications and elements I look for at certain price ranges. Unfortunately, some companies are offering very high prices without these characteristics that truly make a great everyday automatic dive watch. Some of these include a reliable, accurate, automatic movement - GREAT luminescence for visibility in the dark - Sapphire Crystals - and fine brushing/polishing work on the case itself. I have found a way to bring all of these great components and throw it into a classic styled diving case for a very reasonable price, handing over most of the profit to the end user, YOU! This watch is 200M Water Resistant, suitable for shallow diving, and tough and robust as a watch can be for everyday use. This style of watch can also be seen in the early Vietnam war era, in movies such as Apocalypse now with Martin Sheen. 

*( THIS WATCH IS POWERED BY THE NH35 AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT)* 

THIS IS NO WAY IS CONCERNED WITH SEIKO GROUP - EVEN THOUGH THEY MIGHT MAKE THE MOVEMENT - THANKS.


Where will it be made? Is Manufacturing Secured?

The watches will be produced outside of Hong Kong in one of the better quality factories compared to some of the other factories in Mainland China. I have already secured production with this facility and there should be no issues at all. I have used this same factory before for my prior watch launch two months ago ( I am happy with the quality ). The watches will take two months to manufacture, then they will be shipped all over the world to my lucky backers!


UPDATE MAY 28TH

EACH BACKER WILL RECEIVE ONE CUSTOM BLACK NYLON SEATBELT LUXURY STRAP WITH THEIR STANDARD PLEDGE FOR THE Oceanica Reef DIVER! THIS WAS ORIGINALLY A STRETCH GOAL BUT I HAVE DECIDED TO JUST INCLUDE IT FOR FREE ( 30$ VALUE ) - THANKS SO MUCH FOR STICKING WITH ME ON THIS JOURNEY ( THE BACKERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY PLEDGED )


OCEANICA REEF OFFICIAL SPECIFICATIONS

44MM Diameter

13.5MM Thickness

20MM Lug Width

46MM Lug to Lug Distance ( Why It Wears Smaller ) 

 NH35A Automatic Movement

Genuine Sapphire Crystal

Anti-Reflective Coating

Polished Caseback Screw Down 

Screw Down Crown

200 Meters of Water Resistance

100 Grams Total Weight on Strap

90 Click Uni-Directional Dive Bezel

Applied Markers with C3 SuperLuminova

“StopLight” Seconds Hand 


The Case

The oceanica reef case is comprised of solid 316L stainless steel, the industry standard for a decent timepiece. It contains a diameter of 44MM and a thickness of 12MM. These dimensions might seem big to you - but in reality the watch just sinks into the wrist as most Seiko owners know, and wears more like a 42MM timepiece. The lug widths are 20MM - while the finishing is finely brushed with highly polished flanks.  

 *PLEASE NOTE THE FINAL ITERATIONS WILL BE 200 METERS WATER RESISTANT PRESSURE TESTED AND LABELED VIA CASEBACK*

Screw Down Signed Caseback - Please Note The Final Editions will be 200M and Labeled as Such
Screw Down Signed Caseback - Please Note The Final Editions will be 200M and Labeled as Such

The Dial

 *PLEASE NOTE - THE FINAL ITERATIONS WILL NOT SAY "LIMITED EDITION" AT 6:00*

Applied luminous markers - Bold and easy to read
Applied luminous markers - Bold and easy to read

The black matte dial is straightforward, and a no nonsense dive aesthetic. It contains hand applied luminous markers with a date aperture at 3:00. The lume used here is C3 SuperLuminova which glows a greenish hue. I must admit the lume is quite potent and reactive, ensuring for a long lasting torch in those dark times. 

The crystal is a genuine Sapphire crystal with blue anti-reflective coating - the same as you would see on luxury timepieces costing thousands of dollars. It is nice in the sunlight and the blue hue is really stunning when the light hits it just right. You should have no legibility issues with this crystal.

Traditional stop light second hand
Traditional stop light second hand


The Movement

NH35 Automatic Movement
NH35 Automatic Movement

  Specifications

24 Jewels

Hand Winding Feature

Hacking Seconds feature

Quickset date feature

40 Hour Power Reserve

Very robust and tough, will last many years to come

The accuracy is quite good also, most come from the factory gaining around 5-10 seconds or less per day.

The Strap

The Oceanica will come standard with a 20MM rubber dive style strap and buckle - the strap does not need a break-in period and can be worn with comfort straight out of the box. 

The Packaging

One Genuine wood handmade black painted box with Oceanica LOGO !

High end heavy real metal warranty cards included
High end heavy real metal warranty cards included

 How it fits on the wrist? 

My wrist is 6.5" which is really quite average. As you can see, it fits just fine with its' 44MM Diameter on my wrist, so yes it truly wears way smaller than dimensions suggest!

MENTIONS OF OCEANICA IN THE MEDIA

THE TOP MICROBRAND BLOG SINCE 2016
THE TOP MICROBRAND BLOG SINCE 2016

Shipping

All backers will receive notification of shipment international and domestic through email provided. I use USPS for shipping worldwide and have had great results with them from the past campaign. Orders within the USA can expect to receive orders within 2-3 business days. The international orders can take up to ten business days to reach you depending how far away your residence is. The shipping is FREE worldwide, which is really outstanding - because shipping is not cheap!

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WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/OCEANICAWATCHCOMPANY

Risks and challenges

Common hiccups are normal in watch manufacturing, but as I have secured and tested this same facility in HK twice prior to this launch, I am not new to this. I have a lot of experience in the watch industry and production. There should honestly be no issues and should be smooth sailing from once you back this project up until you receive your REEF at your doorstep.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    One Oceanica REEF Dive Watch

    *Please Note - the final watches will not say "Limited Edition at 6:00

    You will receive:

    One Brand New Oceanica REEF Dive Watch

    The Specifications

    - 1 Year International Warranty with signed card
    - Matte Black Dial
    - 200M Water Resistance
    - 44MM Diameter
    - 13MM Thickness
    - 316L Marine Grade Solid Stainless Steel
    - Genuine Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective coating
    - 120 Click Unidirectional Rotating Bezel
    - C3 SuperLuminova Lume on all markers and bezel pip
    - Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement
    ( 24 Jewels - Hacking - Hand-Winding )
    - Screw down crown and casebook
    - 20MM lug Width Equipped with Rubber Dive Style strap
    - One leatherette Oceanica Travel Case ( Watch comes inside )
    - Free International and Domestic Shipping!

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    Pledge $219 or more About $219

    Standard REEF Watch x1

    One Oceanica REEF Dive Watch - Once all the early bird slots are filled!

    *Please Note - the final watches will not say "Limited Edition at 6:00 and are 200M Water Resistant* Will be marked 20 ATM on Caseback*

    You will receive:

    One Brand New Oceanica REEF Dive Watch

    The Specifications

    - 1 Year International Warranty High End Metal with card
    - Matte Black Dial
    - 200M Water Resistance
    - 44MM Diameter
    - 13MM Thickness
    - 44MM Lug to Lug Distance
    - 316L Marine Grade Solid Stainless Steel
    - Genuine Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective coating
    - 120 Click Unidirectional Rotating Bezel
    - C3 SuperLuminova Lume on all markers and bezel pip
    - Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement
    ( 24 Jewels - Hacking - Hand-Winding - 40 hour power reserve 21.6K BPH )

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
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    Pledge $360 or more About $360

    DOUBLE UP / TWO REEF DIVE WATCHES

    *Please Note - the final watches will not say "Limited Edition at 6:00
    You will receive:

    Two Brand New Oceanica REEF Dive Watch

    The Specifications

    - 1 Year International Warranty with signed card
    - Matte Black Dial
    - 200M Water Resistance
    - 44MM Diameter
    - 13MM Thickness
    - 316L Marine Grade Solid Stainless Steel
    - Genuine Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective coating
    - 120 Click Unidirectional Rotating Bezel
    - C3 SuperLuminova Lume on all markers and bezel pip
    - Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement
    ( 24 Jewels - Hacking - Hand-Winding )
    - Screw down crown and casebook
    - 20MM lug Width Equipped with Rubber Dive Style strap
    - Two leatherette Oceanica Travel Case ( Watch comes inside )
    - Free International and Domestic Shipping!

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

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