BONUS! ALL TAT 2'S WILL NOW BE ENGRAVED WITH A SERIAL NUMBER ON THE CASEBACK. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.
STRETCH GOAL #1 UNLOCKED - VIBRANT AUTUMN ORANGE IS NOW A DIAL COLOR CHOICE FOR ALL TATOSKOKS AND TATOSKOQS. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.
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."
It's been 5 years and more than a dozen models later since I designed the original Tatoskok and typed those words into my first successful Kickstarter campaign. It's only fitting to launch the 5 year anniversary model of the beloved Tatoskok (aka the 'Tat') here on Kickstarter. In an effort to honor the original campaign, pledges will start at only $230 - just as they did back in 2015.
INTRODUCING THE TATOSKOK 'QUINQUE ANNORUM' (5 YR ANNIVERSARY EDITION) aka the "TAT 2"
Versatile Specifications, a Truly Inspired Design, the Highest Grade Materials and No Middle Man = The Greatest Bang for Your Buck Automatic (or Quartz) Dive Watch
-45mm corrosion resistant, surgical grade 316L stainless steel case with polished and brushed finishes
-45mm length for a comfortable fit on all wrists from small to large
- Slim 11mm case height; 12.8mm total height including the crystal
-30 ATM/300m water resistance
-Brushed finished applied C3 lumed markers and a 12:00 marker inspired by the American diver down flag
-Knurled unidirectional 120 click bezel
-Aluminum bezel insert with C3 lumed swallow-tail 12:00 marker inspired by the international diver down flag
-C3 lumed brushed hands with red-tipped seconds hand
- Knurled engraved 4:00 screw-down crown
-Double domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating to minimize distortions and reflections
-Screwed down, specially engraved case back ("Quinque Annorum" means 5 years) with serial number out of 300 (ie., 109/300; sorry - no requests for specific numbers will be accepted)
-Solid stainless steel president style bracelet with gentle taper from 22mm at lugs to 18mm at clasp
-Engraved flip lock clasp has solid steel bridges and 6 micro-adjustment holes
-Dial choices of enameled Deep Cave Black or matte Murky Lake Green with date or without date window at 4:00 (third dial color will be offered as a Stretch Goal - see below)
-Shipped in a custom 3 watch canvas travel roll
-TATOSKOK (with a 'K' at the end) is powered by the robust, reliable Japanese made Miyota/Citizen 9015 (date) or 90s5 (no date) hacking and handwinding automatic movement with 28,800 bph and a 42 power reserve
-TATOSKOQ (with a 'Q' at the end) is powered by the Swiss made Ronda 715Li quartz movement with hacking, a 10 year battery and end-of-life (EOL) indicator
As of the launch of this project we have completed the design and planning phases for the production of the Tat 2. 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 the Tat 2.
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 Tat 2's.
When this campaign is over, I will keep all backers abreast of the progress through Kickstarter updates.
Once the watches are assembled and tested, they will be shipped to my fulfillment center, then packaged and shipped out to my backers. Each watch will be securely packaged to travel safely to your home.
Your pledge will enable us to progress the Tat 2 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 Tat 2 - proving exclusivity and affordability can co-exist.
First stretch goal UNLOCKED: Third dial color choice (with or without date window) - Vibrant Autumn Orange (see render below)
Second stretch goal will be unlocked at $50,000: TBD by the crowd. Sound off in the 'Comments' section with suggestions.
Click HERE for a hands-on review
"I’ve owned multiple dozens of microbrands over the years and I can tell you that not all case manufacturers are the same. Doug’s watches have consistently been at the top of the heap in terms of workmanship and the Tat 2 is no exception. " - AJ
Here's Another Review
"Would I wear it? Yes, I certainly would – the black dial looks classic" - PK
One more hands-on review HERE
"Bottom line: Quartz or Automatic, I think it's another "winner" for Manchester Watch Works and should be an easy "buy it" if you want a 300M diver under $300." - GT
*Fabulous photos by @watchexposure (Marcos Santana)
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.
Our reach only goes so far. That's where word of mouth comes in. So, tell all you know about the Tat 2 and get one while you can!
Thanks for your support!
Enjoy your time,
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 and Swiss 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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