DARK WATER 300. The latest creation from Kingsbury is our most complex design yet. This ultra sleek watch was made with 316L Stainless Steel and has a thick Sapphire Crystal protecting the dial. The watch is powered by a Seiko NH36A 24-Jewel Automatic movement that beats at 6 vibrations per second and has a 40-hour power reserve.
Each watch is paired with a matching black 22MM rubber strap that compliments the rugged look of this timepiece. With it's premium materials, desirable automatic movement and an attractive price - the Kingsbury Dark Water 300 will be a great addition to your collection.
The Dark Water 300 has been real a labor of love. We have spent the last 13 months working and reworking the design. After 3 prototypes, countless hours and meetings, we're happy to bring you a watch you will be proud to wear - and with such durable materials used in its construction, one you will enjoy for years to come.
To ensure the Dark Water keeps both a luxurious and durable finish, we used sturdy 316L stainless steel to forge the casing. The 43.5mm case has a brushed satin finish which compliments the more shiny areas of the watch handsomely. With a total height of 13mm, it feels and looks great on the wrist.
The bezel of the Dark Water is anything but typical. We've moved away from the usual rounded bezel and went with an awesome 12 sided polygon that makes gripping and turning the rotating bezel a breeze. The unidirectional bezel comes with a ceramic insert which provides incredible resistance against scratches and scuffs. The rim of the bezel has been finished with a high polish shine, which looks great against the brushed case.
A ceramic bezel insures a long-lasting pristine appearance, thanks not only to the visual quality of ceramic, but also its unsurpassing durability. Each bezel has engraved and painted markings as well as a luminous bead at the 12 o'clock position.
Protecting the face of the watch, you'll find a thick piece of ultra scratch-resistant Sapphire glass. The crown, which has a Kingsbury 'K' engraved on it, screws down for ultimate protection against leaks. The combination of the sapphire glass, screw-down crown and stainless steel case lets the Dark Water 300 boast an impressive water resistance of 30ATM / 300M / 1000FT.
The distinctive dial of the Dark Water 300 really sets it apart from the abundance of homage watches that have saturated the market in recent years. The first thing you'll notice is our beautiful wave pattern that's been etched out in the center of dial. The hour markers, like on any good dive watch, are bold and sport luminous material that glows in low light conditions (when charged). The 12 o'clock position gets a double baton marking to help you easily identify the time, when working or playing in the dark.
On the outer rim of the dial you'll find printed numerical markings that make reading the time even easier. For the minute and hour hands, we've chosen a set that are bold, thick and taper into a point, while the second hand resembles an archer's arrow. At the 3 o'clock position is a the calendar window, with a metallic border, that shows both the day as well as the date. With all the design features, you'll feel a strong sensation of quality and precision each time you look down to check the time.
JUST ADDED 02/23/2019 - We've added a second color option for the Dark Water 300. You will now be able to choose between the original all black or the new triple blue model. You will be able to pick your color as soon as the campaign is over.
The caseback on the Dark Water 300 is constructed from 316L stainless steel and has a screw-down design allowing for the tightest fit and best protection against water. Each caseback has been engraved with the make and model indicator of the timepiece. Featured prominently in the center of the caseback is a sea creature's tentacle holding a trident, which is the logo we've chosen for the Dark Water 300.
No dive style watch would be complete without some sort of luminous features and the Dark Water 300 is no exception. For our design, we chose to add SuperLuminova elements which appear white under normal and glows greenish-blue during low light conditions (when charged).
The striking luminescent hands make it easy to tell time even in the dark. To further aide in reading the time in the dark, we've added Super-Lume to the hour markings, as well as the bezel bead at the 12 o'clock position. This feature is not only functional, but gives the watch a unique glowing design.
Our rubber strap is custom designed for the Dark Water 300 and is made for both durability and comfort. It has been constructed from high quality silicone and features our 'Kingsbury' brand tattooed on the stainless steel buckle. The width of the strap is 22mm and tapers down to 20mm, which adds a sleek look no matter what the environment.
For hitting our stretch goal, we are now giving away extra straps with the purchase of each Dark Water 300 watch. Backers will be able to select an extra strap from the following 3 options:
OPTION 1 - 6 STRAP PACK
This collection of 6 straps include both leather and traditional nylon NATO straps as well as rubber straps in additional colors. The options will be as follows:
OPTION 2 - HEAVY LINK STEEL BRACELET
This bracelet adds a heavy duty look to the dark water. It has a brushed finish that matches the case quite nicely. The bracelet is made from stainless steel and features a locking deployment clasp.
OPTION 3 - STEEL MESH BRACELET
This bracelet has a real diver's look with a heavy mesh embedded into its links. Unlike traditional all mesh strap, the links on this bracelet can be added/removed as needed. It has both brushed and polished elements and is very well built.
It was a must that we use an automatic movement to power the Dark Water 300. We wanted something robust and reliable, which is why we settled on the Calibre NH36A.
The NH36A is a Japanese movement manufactured by the famous watch maker Seiko. It’s a great movement that provide accuracy, dependability, and longevity that is used by several watch companies worldwide. This is a 3-hand automatic movement that has both a day and date indicator at the 3 o'clock position.
The NH36A employs a winding rotor that winds the mainspring which stores energy and transfers it through a series of gears and springs, regulating the release of energy to power the watch. There is a built in hacking function that helps you set the time in the most accurate way possible. The movement runs at 21,600 BPH or 6 beats per second and has about 40 hour power reserve. In addition, it has 24 Jewels to help keep the movement running efficiently.
Your watch will be delivered in a premium, foam lined, slide out watch box that has elastic bands to secure the watch into place. We will also include a user manual for the NH36 movement, a Kingsbury retail watch tag, a certificate of authenticity and a warranty information card.
Kingsbury offers a limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of One (1) year after original purchase from Kingsbury Watch Co.
This means that if the components or materials of your watch have any issues, or if the watch isn’t functioning correctly, we’ll repair or replace it (at our discretion). We don't cover normal wear and tear, broken or damaged crystal, watch case, strap, bracelet and loss or theft. You will void your warranty if you open the caseback, or forget to screw down or push in the crown and expose the internal components of your watch to moisture.
Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims and service requests, so hold onto your unique serial dog tag, this is the ID for your warranty. Kingsbury will not accept a warranty claim or repair request if a watch has evidence of excessive wear or misuse.
KINGSBURY WATCH CO.® was established with a singular purpose - 'To design and manufacture high quality timepieces at an affordable price.'
Started in the Spring of 2016, Kingsbury was developed by a group of watch collectors who were not only incredibly passionate about watches, but also had extensive background in the manufacturing & marketing consumer products.
This experience, combined with the latest developments in technology and manufacturing processes, led them to believe that they could deliver a solid alternative to anyone who shared their passion for watches at prices that made sense.
We launched our first product on Kickstarter 1 year ago and have had 3 successful campaigns since. There are 3 things you can expect from a Kingsbury Kickstarter campaign:
- Communication: We respond to questions and comments in a very timely manner both during and after the campaign.
- Deliverables: We have had 3 previous Kickstarter campaigns and we've always completed our production on time.
- Customer Service: If you experience any issues with your products we will take care of you right away.
Here are just a few of the comments we've received from our last campaigns:
Risks and challenges
The challenge with any such venture is always during mass production. There is always a risk of delays during manufacturing, shipping, etc. However since we already have done pre-planning, the risks are very limited.
We are fully capable of handling any issues that might arise as our team has previous experience sourcing and manufacturing products. This is also our fourth Kickstarter project, our last two were both a success and our backers told us time and again how well we had managed the project. We will be transparent with backers throughout the process, and will give frequent updates and answer any questions that arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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