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Last updated May 31, 2016

Bronze Divers Watch from TC-9 Watches, Basel, Switzerland

Automatic Divers Watch made from High Grade Bronze with a Seiko movement. GMT funtion Classic vintage styling and unique value.

Bronze Divers Watch from TC-9 Watches, Basel, Switzerland

Automatic Divers Watch made from High Grade Bronze with a Seiko movement. GMT funtion Classic vintage styling and unique value.

CHF 26,734
pledged of CHF 20,000pledged of CHF 20,000 goal
121
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 31 2016
Last updated May 31, 2016

About

We are a small, full service watchmaker based in Basel, Switzerland.   We have many years experience building bespoke timepieces combining swiss quality workmanship with great value.  

Introducing the Bronze GMT Divers watch

Inspired by the classic dive watches of the 1970’s and what they would look like in bronze.   In particular what would the iconic watch worn by Martin Sheen in "Apocalypse Now" look like in Bronze? 

vintage seiko from Apocolypse now
vintage seiko from Apocolypse now

the answer we think is this....

(stainless steel version may become available as a strecth goal)

SPECIFICATIONS

Solid Bronze Case.Water resistant to 1000 Feet

Seiko NH35a Automatic Movement.   reliable and robust japanese automatic movement

Screw Down Crown

GMT / 20 minute counter Bezel.Bezel allows user to show second time zone or easily record 20 minutes of elapsed time

Super Luminous Dial and hands

Anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal front and back of watch(display case back is sapphire crystal)

Green Canvas strap with Brass Hardware

43 mm wide

50 mm from 12- 6

22 mm strap size

Free leather travel case for two watches

after kickstarter retail price will be $500, so discounts of 60 percent are being offered here to early backers .  

new product added

tc-9 pilots watch

Our brand is called TC-9. This stands for Tropical Cyclone warning flag number 9. The Tropical Cyclone flag warning system is used mainly in Hong Kong to signfy the severity of an oncoming Typhoon. We chose this name to honour the role Hong Kong and the nearby cities of Shenzen and Guangzou play in the Microbrand watch world. Although we are a Swiss Company we fully embrace and admire the role China plays in the Micro brand world. Im English but i used to live in Hong Kong and Typhoon Number 9 (as its known) was my favourite day. You get extreme weather and you get a day of work too play. What could be better? Our logo is the actual warning flag symbol. Here is the Wikipedia entry

Risks and challenges

We have competed a project selling 65 watches via Kickstarter earlier this year. We are experienced watch makers with contacts in China and Switzerland to help us complete the project, The main issue will be a delay in the supply chain. However we have taken a conservative delivery estimate,

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    239 Swiss Francs is roughly 239 US Dollars

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