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Designed and made in Japan, the Automatic Vintage Lens by TACS is the perfect timepiece for your photography lifestyle.
Designed and made in Japan, the Automatic Vintage Lens by TACS is the perfect timepiece for your photography lifestyle.
Designed and made in Japan, the Automatic Vintage Lens by TACS is the perfect timepiece for your photography lifestyle.
244 backers pledged HK$ 798,554 to help bring this project to life.

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TACS stands for Taste, Attractiveness, Creativity and Style. Designed by Yoshiaki Motegi and inspired by Japanese Zen philosophy, the Automatic Vintage Lens incorporates the look and feel of a camera with the sleekness and sophistication of a Japanese design. Bringing his appreciation for his everyday surroundings into the design, Yoshiaki Motegi brings us a design that will be great for watch collectors and photographers.

 

The watch face is designed to mimic the look of an actual camera lens. Both the watch face and watch back is built with scratch resistant sapphire glass that also creates a fish eye effect giving the Automatic Vintage Lens an authentic camera look that you can't find anywhere else.

 

Made with a skeleton design, the openworked dial gives you a view into the complex inner workings of the movement inside. This combined with a three layered dial gives you an elegant design that allows you to see the watch in action.

 

The focus ring inspired Bezel gives our watch the feel of a real camera lens. This attention to detail gives the Automatic Vintage Lens an uncanny resemblance to a camera lens and is a testament to our dedication to craft.

 

Instead of the boring standard numbered watch face for the minor indices, you are instead given the focal length and aperture numbers to indicate the time.

 

Encased in a 47mm case inspired by camera bodies, the Automatic Vintage Lens doesn't use simple stainless steel. Instead, ours is gold plated with engraved serial numbers (limited availability) and model number inserts.

 

 

Our movement is an automatic customized gold plated Miyota 82S0, beautifully tailored to fit inside the Automatic Vintage Lens. The power reserve will last a durable 40 hours and will run indefinitely as long as there is movement. With 21 Jewels, the Automatic Vintage Lens will also be one of the most accurate time pieces on the market.

 

With genuine leather straps manufactured by Horween in Chicago, the same company that makes basketballs for the NBA. TACS has taken every step to ensure that you get a product that will be worth every penny.

 

At TACS we believe a big part of purchasing a watch is the unboxing experience, it shows how much we care about our products and customers. The Automatic Vintage Lens watch will come in an elegant and out of this world wooden collectors box consisting of 3 tiers containing the watch, watch cover, and for all those photographers out there a SD card holder. A unique watch deserves a unique package.

 

Everyone who has backed our project will now get a FREE tripod display for the Automatic Vintage Lens watch!

We know that many of you baby your watch (ourselves included) and don't want it to be scratched up while you're working away at your desk. This tripod display lets you "park" your watch and display it in place its glory while you're at your desk. It even doubles as an actual tripod with a 3/8" mount for those times when you need some stability in a hurry.

We understand some of our backers might be tinkers of their timepieces. So, today we are introducing the TACS watch toolkit. The toolkit comes with:

2 x Phillips head screw driver 
2 x flat head screw driver
1 x spring bar adjustment tool
1 x canvas / leather carrying case

The price of the toolkit is $HKD 200 (Approx. USD$25), available now just on Kickstarter. Check out our update for more information here.

Each of you as our backer will get a Coin which signifies you are part of our team, our Lifetime Member. You may be wondering, what does this coin get me? This coin warrants all of our backers to receive Lifetime Warranty on the Automatic Vintage Lens. This means that at any given time if your watch stops functioning we will repair the watch Free of Charge. We will even cover your shipping for up to two years. What else? You will able to receive future promotion for other TACS products.

Check out our update for more information here.

From idea to reality, the Automatic Vintage Lens is a design that beautifully marries photography and time. Support us today and you can combine your love of photography with a unique time piece.

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Here at TACS our team has been built over the last six years with a combined experience in the watch industry for over 30 years.

Using this experience, we have created a plan that will meet both demand and production needs. Yet no matter how prepared we are, component delays and unforeseen shortages can always occur. If this happens, you have our assurances that we will keep you informed and work to quickly resolve any problems that might arise.

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