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Meet our innovative women's dive watch for a dive computer world! 

Designed by women divers, we need you to make our dream a reality!
Meet our innovative women's dive watch for a dive computer world! Designed by women divers, we need you to make our dream a reality!
258 backers pledged $66,001 to help bring this project to life.

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In December 2014, The Abingdon Co. successfully raised enough funds to begin production on Marina: a fist of ours kind women's luxury dive watch. Learn more about Maria in the details below, or visit http://TheAbingdonCo.com for more information. Presale purchases may be available, and Maria will be available world wide beginning June 2015.

A Unique Combination of Features

Dual Rotating Bezels

The outer notched bezel rotates counter-clockwise, while the world timer can be rotated in either direction.
The outer notched bezel rotates counter-clockwise, while the world timer can be rotated in either direction.


A Spectrum of Color Options to Match Your Sense of Style

Red, Orange, Green, Purple, and Black are Mother of Pearl dials.  Blue and White dials are Fully Luminous dials that Glow in the Dark!
Red, Orange, Green, Purple, and Black are Mother of Pearl dials. Blue and White dials are Fully Luminous dials that Glow in the Dark!

 
If you're wondering why you'd want a dive watch in a world of dive computers...

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UNIQUE INCENTIVES FOR ALL LEVELS OF BACKERS


Why trust The Abingdon Co. to Deliver On This Project?

  • We've made women's adventure watches known for luxury & high quality since 2007
  • We've already released 3 models (Elise, Jackie, and Amelia) for female aviators
  • Our watches have a sterling reputation among watch collectors and aviators
  • We've spent 2 years preparing to expand from aviation to diving
  • Marina has been rigorously tested to ensure her design meets our standards
  • We've developed an excellent reputation as a producer and seller of luxury adventure watches
  • Our trusted manufacturer we've used for the past 7 years will oversee Marina's production
  • Our excellent reputation is the result of 7 years hard work which we'd never risk damaging
  • We are happy to answer any questions asked of us, no matter how small a matter it may seem:  If it's important to you, it's important to us.

If you'd like to learn more about Abingdon Welch and The Abingdon Co. Please consider viewing this vignette produced by Alibaba.com. The video discusses our company history and even offers insight into our manufacturing process!

You Can Help Breathe Life Into Marina

We've made complex watches in the past, but Marina presented us with unique challenges. We already put more into developing her than all our other watches combined. It's not simply a case of, "Draw up a watch and find someone to make it." We had to find a way to put all our features into a single watch that would also live up to it's water resistance rating. Extensive investments were also placed into locating high quality parts from highly reputable producers. Having worked with our manufacturers to prepare for our first-run order of Marina, they're now ready to put Marina into production, and thanks to everyone who participated in our Kickstarter project to create marina, Day One of production is coming soon!

Thank you to all of The Crew and our backers!

From our staff and family, to our friends and customers... Each of you have helped us along on our journey bringing Marina to Life!


Marina - the first women's dive watch from The Abingdon co. - Will be arriving in June 2015!  Get yours before our Kickstarter ends, and save up to $300 off Marina's final retail price!

And once again.... Thank you everyone!

Risks and challenges

On Receiving Your Incentive :
Like every company, a small risk exists that our timeline can be delayed due to 'acts of nature'. That being said, we've been fortunate enough to have completed all development work for Marina prior to launching this campaign. Our manufacturers are prepared to start producing Marina immediately once we've reached our funding goal. This allows us to guarantee delivery of Marina and all other incentives by May of 2015 if not sooner (baring any catastrophic acts of nature Massive Earthquakes, Fires, etc).

On Our Funding Goal:
The Abingdon Co. has thousands of loyal customers across the globe. We began reaching out to each individual customer since the first day of this Kickstarter campaign, and we will continue this practice until we've reached every last customer. Their love for our products and the innovation of Marina has given us great confidence in our ability to reach our funding goal.

Given our confidence and the fact that production & delivery is a non-issue, our primary challenge stems from our being a smaller boutique company attempting to raise $75,000. If we do not meet our funding goal you would not be charged for the money you pledged, however you also would not receive the incentive you had hoped to receive. That fact is the sole risk you run. Again though, we are confident in our abilities to deliver your incentives on time and built right.

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    The Starbuck : You have our gratitude.

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    The Honorable Mention: Our gratitude to you is immortalized on a special section of Marina's Web Page.

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    The Friendly Flier:  5 "FLY" stickers + all Honorable Mention level-incentives.

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    The Basic Swag Bag: Receive five "DIVE" stickers + a light & stylish Abingdon tote bag + all Friendly Flier incentives.

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    The Bronze Swag Bag : An Abingdon Co. designer t-shirt + all Basic Swag Bag level-incentives.

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    The Silver Swag Bag : A signed print of Marina's original schematic sketch + all Bronze Swag Bag level-incentives.

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    The Chrome Swag Bag: A heavy-duty and fashion-friendly beach bag instead of a light tote bag + All Silver Swag Bag incentives

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    The Artista Swag Bag : A signed print of the original Jackie development schematic + All Chrome Swag Bag level-incentives

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    The Elise Exclusive : Obtain one of The Abingdon Co's famed Elise watches (you choose the style) + all Artista Swag Bag level-incentives for an exclusive Kickstarter price

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    The Amelia Affair: Obtain one of The Abingdon Co's famed Amelia watches (you choose the style) + all Artista Swag Bag level-incentives... all for an exclusive Kickstarter price

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    The Crew Member Exclusive: Select any color Marina + all Artista Swag Bag Incentives. Only 10 available at this exclusive level more than $500 below Marina's final expected retail value

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    The Insider: Select any color Marina + all Artista Swag Bag Incentives. Only 10 available at this exclusive level more than $450 below Marina's final expected retail value

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    The Jackie Oh'Really Operation: Obtain one of The Abingdon Co's famed Jackie watches (you choose the style) + all Artista Swag Bag level-incentives... all for an exclusive Kickstarter price

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    The "Ooh, I Can Still Save a Few Clams!": Select any color Marina + all Artista Swag Bag Incentives. Only 10 available at this exclusive level more than $400 below Marina's final expected retail value

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    The 'Earlier Worm' Incentive: Select any color Marina + all Artista Swag Bag Incentives. Only 10 available at this exclusive level more than $350 below Marina's final expected retail value

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    The Early Bird: Limited Early-Backer pricing on any color Marina you choose + all Artista Swag Bag Incentives

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    The Eagle Eyed Customer
    Dive into your new marina with a bit of a bargain - for donating at this level, you'll receive the Marina at its retail price in addition to all the incentives received by our Artista level supporters

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    The Ultimate Fan Pack: Receive 4 watches - one of each model produced by The Abingdon Co – The Elise, the Amelia, The Jackie, and The Marina - in any style/color available in Jan 2015. Plus, you'll receive all Artista Swag Bag level incentives!

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    The Ultimate Mariner's Pack [Limited to 10] Receive 4 Marina watches - select up to 4 different colors - in a pelican case. Not only will you receive this exclusive pack at $300 below retail value, you will also be receiving all of the Artista-level incentives as an added bonus.

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    The Collector's Pack :: Receive 7 Marina watches - one in each color Marina will be available in. Your new set will arrive in a highly stylized display case. Plus, you'll receive all Artista level-incentives.

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    The Diving Mogul ::
    You and a guest will spend a 4 night/5 day adventure with Abington Welch diving the gin-clear waters of Bimini in the Bahamas! This package includes 2 days of diving with Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center. Neal is a true pioneer of diving in the Bahamas and literally known around the world as the “Dive God.” Reef Shark, Stingray and Wild Dolphin Safaris are just a few of the many underwater attractions Neal’s operation offers just a short boat ride from this island paradise. Accommodations will be at the Bimini Sands Resort & Marina…the only resort and marina on the island of South Bimini. So you will have plenty of uncrowded beaches to explore, along with the Bimini Nature Trail located right next to the resort. As an added bonus, you will have the opportunity to share your diving adventure (and thoughts on our new dive watches ;-) on-air with ScubaRadio…The first and only nationally syndicated radio show devoted to diving! After your lesson you'll receive your Early Adapter incentive pack over a power lunch where you can pitch an idea, invite Abingdon to join your company's board, or ask her for her for advice if you're just getting your feet wet in the business world- it's an opportunity not to be missed. ***Travel arranged by backers.

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    NAME THE WATCH: Every Abingdon watch has a lady's name on it. For this true backer, the name you choose will be forever a part of The Abingdon Co. history. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity never before offered. The name you choose will be printed on all of the watches as well as all materials related to the watch.

    The Legend : At this level you receive: Name the Watch rights (pending approval) + a Marina + all Artista Swag Bag level-incentives

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    The Really Fortunate Retailer :: Create your own retailer variety pack of 30 WATCHES from The Abingdon Co. With the only limit being that you can only choose up to 10 watches for each model, select from our non-diamond models of The Marina, The Elise, The Jackie*, and The Amelia to create the perfect order for your store! We will accommodate any and all selections pertaining to color and style requests. *Jackie with real diamonds is not available with this incentive.

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    The Flying Mogul :: Spend a morning learning to fly an airplane over the skies of Las Vegas with company founder, lead designer, and your flight instructor Ms. Abingdon Welch. After your lesson you'll receive the Early Adopter incentive at a power lunch in one of Las Vegas' finest restaurants where you can pitch an idea, invite Abingdon to join your company's board, or seek her advice if you're just getting your feet wet in the business world - it's an opportunity not to be missed
    *Travel and accommodation are arranged by the backer

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