This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, June 9 2019 4:25 PM UTC +00:00.
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.
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!
STRETCH GOAL REVEALED
IF WE REACH 10,000 USD EACH BACKER WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY NYLON SEATBELT OCEANICA STRAP FOR THEIR REEF DIVER! THESE ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY AND FEATURE A SIGNED POLISHED 316L STEEL BUCKLE!
OCEANICA REEF OFFICIAL SPECIFICATIONS
20MM Lug Width
46MM Lug to Lug Distance ( Why It Wears Smaller )
Seiko NH35A Automatic Movement
Genuine Sapphire Crystal
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 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*
*PLEASE NOTE - THE FINAL ITERATIONS WILL NOT SAY "LIMITED EDITION" AT 6:00*
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.
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 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.
One Genuine wood handmade black painted box with Oceanica LOGO !
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
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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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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter