About this project
to follow up on update#5, the giveaway:
*Please excuse my typo for Reward 1 - the choices are either black or "olive green" not brown (obviously)*
Hello Kickstarter backers, here I am again, to bring you more cool watches. This time I have divers in wholesome CuSn8 solid bronze casing with 42mm bezel, internal rotating bezel and twin crown. They will run on the popular Miyota 9015 with vintage domed sapphire crystal on the front with AR coating, and solid steel caseback. I’m offering 3 different versions of the bronze watch. The design is based on my first initial project, and built on it to accommodate two crowns with internal rotating bezel. The engineering with beautiful CNC workmanship and attention to detail makes this an incredible deal.
The first version is the most versatile and universally fit classic rich black dial and bezel (above) in a solid CuSn8 casing. Black dial will go with just about any outfit you put on for any occasion. This can be your weekend warrior as well as your boardroom partner. The rich black dial with vertical textures will make it pure joy everytime you check time.
Our next model offers dark olive green bezel & dial combination (below). With patina, the green dial will blend nicely with the case and show itself off as a true sports bronze watch. This color combo works great because the natural patina done right will yield slight green color to it on the metal surface. At the peak of its patina, this is a killer combo.
Then we have a truly unique bronze watch. Underneath the cool & stealth black DLC coated watch lies the gorgeous CuSn8 block casing, and we decided to reveal the bronze around the bezel, showing it off as the 'bronze ring'. This surface will have polished shiny finish, to give the watch also a luxurious feel while retaining its military tool watch looks.
There are million ways to change the look of the bronze, and here's an example:
Some natural patina and the Rose-Gold tone crown that blend to a fantastic combination of class and style!
With some heavy patina:
The workhorse for this watch is the ever so popular ultra-reliable Citizen's Miyota Calibre 9015, which runs at 28,800 bph (beats per hour) to provide incredibly smooth sweeping second hand. It is a joy to stare at the butter smooth second hand.
Since the first project we are making significant improvement to the leather straps, and we are offering thick & soft crazy-horse high quality Italian leather bands.
The dial is a work of art that show incredible craftsmanship and high quality - the Rose-Gold tone hour markers will shine and show luxury vibe all over it, with vertical textures that will change color to lighting at every angle, you will never get bored staring at this dial.
We designed the Hour Markers in a very unique way to accommodate lume fill deep in the middle.
This watch will go head to head with any other for lume contest.
The Cobra Logo perfectly deep etching engraved Stainless Steel Caseback
Couple of quick snapshots on my phone while wearing
A bit more natural patina
Forced patina with Liver of Sulphur (you can also use boiled egg)
The engineering and materials involved in the watch are a lot, and these watches are really incredible value. Watches with similar specs and engineering involved with high-end names will go for thousands, and we're bringing them to you at a fraction of the price.
Finally here it is, we listened to our fans and we are going to deliver! - a wholesome CuSn8 bronze cased Cobra de Calibre. It is #3 of our lineup, and it is going to be our signature watch. The attraction to bronze is in its patina and oxidation that develop on the bronze surface, giving the watch its true and unique character. We are going to deliver the coolest looking bronze watches at best value, with quality to match it. With these specs and engineering , we truly believe this will be the best deal anywhere. 28,800 bph movement of Miyota Calibre 9015, vintage domed sapphire, internal rotating bezel with twin screw-down crown, and most of all, the rare, pure & solid block of CuSn8 marine grade bronze casing!
Here's the timeline:
- Kickstarter campaign will run from September 9 - September 31
- Production Starts from October 1 til November 30
- QC and deliver from December 1 - til December 31
- Case Material: CuSn8 Bronze Casing of 42mm bezel Diameter, most universal size watch for modern watches!
- 200M Water Resistant with Screw Down Crown
- Citizen Mechanical Miyota Calibre 9015 at 28,800 bph for Smooth Sweeping Second Hand
- Domed Sapphire Crystal with AR Coating Underside
- Stainless Steel Caseback
- Rose-Gold Tone Raised Indices on Dial with Vertical textures
- Thick & Soft Crazy Horse Genuine Italian Leather Band
- (Leather band is 22mm x 22mm non-tapering, length is 125mm x 75mm, and is about 4.5-5mm thick)
- Matching Bronze CuSn8 Buckle
- Case Thickness is slightly approximately 12mm with lug-to-lug length of approx. 50mm
Also I've been asked about serial numbers, again, I won't 100% guarantee it but at the end of campaign I will ask 3-5 preferred serial numbers and I will do my best to give you the number you like. In my last campaign most backers received exact serial # they wanted.
Once these are sold out, there will be no more run of these watches!
Some Wristshots & Extra photos (from 1st Update):
Risks and challenges
The risk involved is time-delay. As making a mechanical watch requires many different components, many parts are sourced from different suppliers, and if one delay in a small part occurs it could have a ripple effect of delay in production. Although we will proceed with production as fast as possible, please note that delays can occur.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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