FINAL HOURS FOR THE ONE AND ONLY PRODUCTION RUN OF THE TATOSKOK
Long before Nessie in Loch Ness, the Abenaki, a Native American people, had a name for a colossal water beast that called Lake Champlain in Vermont home - they called it "Tatoskok."
ManchesterWatchWorks is proud to unveil an automatic Limited Edition timepiece named after this legendary creature - a 20 ATM dive style watch - the Tatoskok. Exclusively available here on Kickstarter.
"The more I look at it, the more I realize the wealth of tiny details that make this watch quite a uniquely designed piece. There are no superfluous features and design elements, everything has a purpose and the proportions are right." - Adam Sofineti
"...this is a no-brainer pledge for me...You have attractive retro styling, a modern automatic movement, real diver functionality, and no unneeded frills. I think the ManchesterWatchWorks Tatoskok is a winning package." - Matt Himmelstein
***Scroll down for newly added Stretch Goals!***
Versatile Specifications, a Truly Inspired Design, the Highest Grade Materials and No Middle Man = The Greatest Bang for Your Buck Automatic Dive Watch :
-42.5mm corrosion resistant 316L stainless steel case with bead blasted finish
-47mm lug to lug
-11mm in height
-20 ATM/200 m water resistance
-22mm drilled lugs for easy strap changes and curved for comfort
-Robust, reliable Miyota/Citizen 9015 Automatic Movement, no batteries needed
-Textured black wet sand-like dial with thick, layered C3 lumed markers and a 12:00 marker inspired by the American diver down flag
-43mm knurled unidirectional 120 click bezel
-Aluminum bezel insert with C3 lume at 12:00 and a swallow-tail 12:00 marker inspired by the international diver down flag
-C3 lumed arrow hands with red-tipped seconds
-6mm knurled engraved 4:00 screw-down crown
-Flat scratch resistant sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating to minimize distortions and reflections
-Screwed down engraved case back
-Black PU tear resistant strap with engraved buckle
-Now with choice of date or no date dials for no additional cost
Don't just take our word on how phenomenal the Tatoskok is. Just read what these guys had to say about the quartz powered version:
"Solid well-made piece." - Watchfreeks Review
"...why are we talking about the ManchesterWatchWorks TatoskoQ, out of all the other crowd-funded watches that have come and gone, and are currently out there? First and foremost, it is because the styling, particularly on the dial, is offering something quite unlike anything I have seen before." - A Blog To Watch review
"The TatoskoQ is more than just flash. It also has all the right specs for undersea adventure." - TimeBum Review
Be Active and Look Good Doing It:
And prototypes were made.
Anticipated Production Model Changes (see render below):
- 'MWW' printed below dial logo
- 'TatoskoQ' changed to 'Tatoskok' on dial
As of the launch of this project we have completed the design and planning phases for the production of the Tatoskok. We have also received the fully functional and approved pre-production samples shown on this project page. The next phase is funding, which (if you are reading this) we are currently in.
Funding and Production:
All of our funding goal here on Kickstarter will be used to produce and fulfill theTatoskok (minus our charitable donations TBD at year end). Our ultimate goal is to become completely independent and still adhere to our original mission to produce high quality timepieces with great value.
Once this project is fully funded, the manufacturer will receive the green light to start full production and sourcing of all components described here and shown on the sample Tatoskok's.
When this campaign is over, I will keep all backers abreast of the progress through Kickstarter updates and our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mww802
Once the watches are assembled, they will be shipped to Vermont, USA, where I will QC each watch, then package and ship them out to my backers. Each watch will be securely packaged to travel safely to your home.
Your pledge will enable us to progress the Tatoskok to full production. We will be using a combination of revenue from this Kickstarter project and my own personal investment to fund full production.
As with all ManchesterWatchWorks timepieces, this will be the one and only production run of the Tatoskok - proving exclusivity and affordability can co-exist.
UNLOCKED***Stretch Goal #1: Engraved caseback serial numbers (unlocked at 29k)
UNLOCKED***Stretch Goal #2: MWW custom designed nato strap with engraved bead blasted hardware included with each Tatoskok (unlocked at 34k)
UNLOCKED***Final Stretch Goal: An included black leather strap with engraved blasted buckle and red stitching to complement the reds on the watch head (unlocked at 44k)
Call us 'old-fashioned' but our business philosophy is simple - make a great product and stand behind it.
In addition, our company is built on the firm belief that high quality, beautifully designed timepieces can be made affordable for any wrist.
We are also firm believers in giving back to our community and our planet. As such, we strive to use eco-friendly packaging whenever we can. Plus, a portion of all gross sales will be donated annually to St. Jude's Children Hospital and/or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Our reach only goes so far. That's where word of mouth comes in. So, tell all you know about the Tatoskok and get one while you can!
Thanks for your support!
Enjoy your time,
Douglas Kim, Founder, ManchesterWatchWorks
Risks and challenges
As with any project, there are always risks and delays that can arise due to a variety of factors beyond my control including supply chain and quality control issues as the components come from different manufacturers/suppliers all over the world. However, I am confident that I am well able to deal with any issues that may arise with the production.
Having owned and worked on hundreds of watches, I know a well built watch when I see one. So, I have selected a manufacturer who is used by many, respected brands all over the globe (many of which I have owned). As such, they have a proven track record when it comes to quality.
I have also made sure to select a proven movement from Japanese movement manufacturer, Miyota/Citizen, of which there is generally ample availability. So rest assured, quality control will be high and customer service will be a priority.
In addition, your ManchesterWatchWorks timepiece will be covered by a twelve (12) month warranty effective from the shipping date. The warranty covers manufacturing and material defects.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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