MTM Status™ Apple Watch Protection
MTM Status™ Apple Watch Protection
Much more than a simple case. Crafted from weapons-grade Aluminum or Titanium, add serious protection to the beloved 38mm Apple Watch.
Much more than a simple case. Crafted from weapons-grade Aluminum or Titanium, add serious protection to the beloved 38mm Apple Watch. Read more
About this project
MTM Status™ Overview
Hopefully you already own an MTM watch or have seen us before, but for those of you who do not recognize the MTM Special Ops Watch brand, we have been a driving force in tactical military watches worldwide for over 25 years. We are based in Los Angeles, CA and we always strive to bring our customers the best blend of style, function and strength. When the Apple Watch® was released, we saw an opportunity to create something special. The obvious problem with the Apple Watch® is its vulnerability. Its exposed glass and current band options are two primary concerns. We would like all Apple Watch® wearers to be able to rely upon its performance consistently under extreme and harsh outdoor conditions. This is why we developed MTM Status™.
We have decided to develop a new and different type of protection for the 38mm Apple Watch®. We have designed a "surround" that incorporates two analog quartz "micro-dials" and standard watch lugs. This quickly resolves the common dilemma of a dead battery for various survivalists, hikers, and outdoorsmen alike. Each micro-dial is interchangeable and a customizable feature of the watch. A 12-hour clock and compass come standard with each MTM Status™.
The key features of the MTM Status™ are the dials. These interchangeable dials, seen here, are easily modified depending on the wearer’s preference. Different dial options include a 12-hour clock, compass, digital date or digital 12 hour clock dial, and you can mix and match any way you wish. The 12-hour clock dials are powered by a Quartz movement with a two year rated battery. These batteries are replaceable with a standard 335 series button cell battery.
We are currently developing our digital dial options. We expect a similar battery life to our Quartz dials. These digital dials will have a high contrast display that will either display the date or time, but not both.
We wanted to focus on simplicity and functionality with this design. Apple's band options are well designed, but lack durability in an extreme outdoor environment. MTM Status™ allows you to attach a variety of 24mm MTM bands or straps, which provides wearers more customizable features. MTM offers a large selection of band and strap options from solid titanium bands to leather, nylon, and silicone straps in many colors.
The body was inspired by contemporary architecture, automobiles, and aircraft. The faceted design creates beautiful highlights and reflections that accentuate the all metal construction. Buttons and ports are easily accessed and free of obstruction while the Digital Crown is extended and replaced with a matching metal crown. The new crown moves and operates with the same function as the original.
MTM Special Ops prides itself in only using the best materials for its products. The MTM Status™ comes in two options, at two different price points.
The first option is 7075 Aluminum, which is used in the manufacturing of many types of firearms. This is then anodized with a protective clear or black coating.
The second option is the same Grade 2 Titanium that many MTM watches are currently made from. This is an extremely durable material which is very hard to machine. Our black titanium bodies are sealed with DLC Coating (Diamond-Like Carbon Coating) to ensure premium durability and scratch resistance. Only 250 silver and 250 black Titanium MTM Status's will be made. All Titanium units come in a special, collectors edition, case with proper documentation.
Bands and Straps
Our bands and straps are made from a variety of high quality materials including Silicone, Nylon, Leather, and Titanium. They also come in a variety of colors from bright orange to black. All band and strap options are included in the reward price, except the Titanium Band that is an extra $150. If you would like the Titanium Band please include the extra $150 in your backing price, otherwise you will have to purchase the upgraded band separately.
The packaging that comes with the Aluminum MTM Status™ has been designed for re-use as a charging dock. Our dock is beautifully crafted from high quality injection-molded plastic with a silky smooth finish. This creates a beautiful display for the Apple Watch's® Nightstand feature. The dock also works with the Apple Watch® without the MTM Status™ attached.
The Titanium MTM Status™ comes in our signature Barracuda Box, a water-proof high density plastic clam-shell case with foam lining. Within the custom molded foam rests the Titanium MTM Status™, band/strap, charging dock, extra dials, limited edition MTM membership card, tools, and instructions. This box can be used as storage for the intended items or reused as a protective case for electronics or other fragile objects.
Risks and challenges
We have many years of experience developing products but we can only prepare so much. We have a variety of manufacturers around the world capable of machining our solid Titanium and Aluminum MTM Status™. We have started our collaboration with the manufacturers and are almost done revising our design to be mass producible. Our Titanium Status™ has been our primary focus in manufacturing. Once we perfect the process then we will move to the Aluminum model. Manufacturing is similar with both metal types.
Our bands and straps have already been manufactured and will ship with your MTM Status™.
The most time will be spent on the packaging and dock during the campaign. We pride ourselves on developing outstanding products and the packaging is the first thing our customers see.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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