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A Kickstarter Exclusive Pre-Order Event - Only 99 Watches Ever to be Made. *And a Kickstarter Exclusive Sale on the Iconik 4 Military.*
88 backers pledged $26,091 to help bring this project to life.

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About MWW

In 2013, ManchesterWatchWorks was founded on the cornerstone belief that a high quality, aesthetically timeless, painstakingly detailed watch can be exclusive and affordable too. Over the years, MWW has also become synonymous with impeccable reliability and unparalleled customer service. 

Since we are an independent boutique watch company, this means we only have to answer to our customers. And we don't pay middlemen or marketing execs which means our customers get a bespoke timepiece of utmost quality directly from the source. Our watches can be found all over the globe on the wrists of thousands of satisfied customers.  

The Vermont countryside where MWW began.
The Vermont countryside where MWW began.

Introducing the Champlain Explorer

To commemorate our 6th year, we harkened back to the roots of MWW's birth state - Vermont - and the great explorer, cartographer, geographer - Samuel de Champlain, who's name graces Vermont's largest lake.

Our rugged, 100 meter water resistant case would have been the perfect travel companion for wherever the explorer journeyed. The extremely light titanium keeps the wearer unburdened. And we know adventure seekers come in all sizes and shapes so this piece is comfortably sized for any wrist. The time is extremely easy to read in daylight and darkness with the large, torch lumed hour markers and equally lumed, heat blued hands. Tree branches or rocks or bears scratching the harder-than-diamond sapphire crystal? No way. Comfort is key and the vintage styled, strong-yet-supple Italian leather strap does not disappoint.

The deceptively simple design transitions flawlessly from rural to urban landscapes.

We're planning on making only 99 of these beauties because we believe exclusive, boutique craftmanship should be available to all.

Samuel de Champlain's astrolabe.  One of its most well-known uses is navigation. Also can be used for timekeeping, surveying, geography, and astronomy.
Samuel de Champlain's astrolabe. One of its most well-known uses is navigation. Also can be used for timekeeping, surveying, geography, and astronomy.
The caseback design mimics the outline of Champlain's astrolabe.
The caseback design mimics the outline of Champlain's astrolabe.
Early render of the Champlain Explorer prototype watch.
Early render of the Champlain Explorer prototype watch.

 Specifications (all parts are custom made for the CHAMPLAIN Explorer except the movement; production models will be exactly like the prototype shown here):      

-Corrosion resistant, titanium 37mm (without the crown) x 47mm case with 20mm lug width and 11mm height from caseback to top of crystal  (wears more like a 38mm watch due to the "all dial" design)

-The entire watch (strap and buckle included) weighs only 40 grams. That's 20 grams less than your typical steel watch!

-Front sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating. 

-100m water resistance  

-Sandwich dial (2 layers) with Swiss Superluminova C3 

-Bright Superluminova C3 lumed and HEAT BLUED hands (not cheaply painted)

-Polished screwed down crown and caseback  

-Double caseback gaskets for added water resistance assurance 

-Drilled through lug holes for easy strap changes

-Vintage style brown Italian leather watch strap with polished steel buckle

-Three watch canvas travel roll custom made for MWW is included with each timepiece

 -Seiko NH71 GILT (gold plated) and skeletonized automatic movement with hacking/handwinding,24 jewels, cotes de geneve rotor, 21,600 bph and ~41 hours power reserve  (true no date function) 

Gilt Seiko NH71 automatic movement with hacking and handwinding. No date wheel + no date mechanism = no "phantom" date setting.
Gilt Seiko NH71 automatic movement with hacking and handwinding. No date wheel + no date mechanism = no "phantom" date setting.

The Campaign

This is a Kickstarter exclusive pre-order event and all funds raised here will be used to mass produce and fulfill the Champlain Explorer Watch shown here.  The pre-order pledge is over $100 off retail - making the Champlain Explorer the most affordable titanium watch currently on the market with these high end specifications. 

Projected fulfillment is May 2019.   

Stretch Goal is Unlocked!

Besides the leather strap shown here, each Champlain watch will now also come with an additional strap - a custom made durable, comfortable MN type nato with matte finished hardware to match the watch case. See Gallery for pic.

Gallery

Note: watch shown on a 7.25" wrist.

Stretch Goal Unlocked - Each Champlain watch will come with 2 straps: one leather and this custom made durable, comfortable, stretchable MN type nato strap.
Stretch Goal Unlocked - Each Champlain watch will come with 2 straps: one leather and this custom made durable, comfortable, stretchable MN type nato strap.

Kickstarter Only Discount 

We rarely have discounts but what better way to top off this campaign than with a special KS only deal on our special edition Iconik 4 Military automatic watch? 

From it's versatile looks to it's comfortable dimensions to it's 100m of water resistance, the Iconik 4 Military can surely do whatever you do, whenever you do it and wherever you do it.

Only 13 pieces are available!

  • Case Dimensions: 38mm (width) x 46mm (length) x 10mm (height)
  • Case: 316L surgical grade corrosion resistant stainless steel
  • Movement: Japan made Citizen Miyota 9015 automatic with 24 jewels, 28,800 bph and 42 hour power reserve
  • Crystal: Front - Sapphire with inner AR; Back - Tinted sapphire 
  • Strap: Stainless steel with fitted solid endlinks; 22mm at lugs to 18mm at clasp
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Dial: Enameled deep black with Swiss Superluminova C3 lumed indices
  • Hands: White painted steel with Swiss C3 lume
  • Crown: Push/pull engraved steel and recessed for comfort

 Thank You!

Risks and challenges

We have fulfilled and delivered multiple successfully funded KS projects to thousands of satisfied backers worldwide and our watches have met or exceeded expectations. In addition, we have thousands of satisfied global customers from our webstore sales. As such, we know how to handle any issues that may arise.

Our manufacturer has been with us since day one and also works with many other well known and respected brands worldwide. I have also selected proven movements from Japanese manufacturers 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 is covered by a twelve (12) month warranty effective from the shipping date. The warranty covers manufacturing and material defects.

Need more info? Check out our prior Kickstarter funded projects, the Tatoskok, the Trench Watch Series, the Morgan, the Equinox, the Iconik 4, the Rattler and/or Google 'ManchesterWatchWorks' for tons of online reviews.

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    ONE LIMITED EDITION MWW CHAMPLAIN WATCH

    Receive one out of only 99 Champlain Explorer watches ever to be made during this exclusive Kickstarter only pre-order event. Save over $100 off retail. (If you'd like to pledge for more than one watch, simply increase your pledge by $289 for each additional piece. No need to add additional shipping costs. )

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    KS Only Sale - Iconik 4 Military

    From it's versatile looks to it's comfortable dimensions to it's 100m of water resistance, the Iconik 4 Military can surely do whatever you do, whenever you do it and wherever you do it. Scroll thourgh campaign for additional details. $50 off retail.
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