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Unique opportunity to get your hands on our flagship model! Now upgraded to Swiss Made + ETA 2824-2 Elaboré
The Hudson Automatic is now available via our website!
The Hudson Automatic is now available via our website!
713 backers pledged €272,844 to help bring this project to life.

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Swiss Made Vintage Inspired Dive Watch With ETA 2824 Elaboré

€272,844

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 OUR WATCHES ARE NOW SWISS MADE AND WILL BE USING A REGULATED ETA 2824-2 ELABORÉ MOVEMENT WITH INCABLOC. 

CHECK OUR LATEST UPDATE OR SCROLL DOWN IN OUR CAMPAIGN FOR MORE INFORMATION

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IF YOU PREFER TO UPGRADE YOUR MOVEMENT TO A DECORATED VERSION. PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR UPDATES OR DIRECTLY VISIT OUR WEBSITE HERE: https://www.maenwatches.com/collections/eta-2824-2-upgrade

When it comes to dial design it is all about proportions and finding the right balance. The Hudson dial was carefully designed to create an interesting yet very readable look.

You can choose from four different dial colors, each with their own captivating appeal. The Hudson Automatic comes standard in the vintage size of 38 mm. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

The 42 mm is now unlocked! You will now be able to pick between 38mm and 42mm in the survey that will be send after our campaign!

All dials are sandblasted in order to get a beautiful texture and the chapter ring (or rehaut) gives the dial extra depth and detail.

                

The Hudson Automatic was born out of our love for vintage watches. There is something special about a vintage watch that is hard to explain. We like watches that effortlessly combine elegance with functionality and that is also what we wanted to achieve with our Hudson Automatic. 

The Hudson Automatic is a vintage inspired dive watch with many faces. It can be worn as an elegant watch, but at the same time it can accompany you with confidence on your nautical adventures. 

The watch has many vintage features such as the long lug to lug height, narrow bezel and domed glass. Housed inside the 316L stainless steel casing is an ETA 2824-2 Swiss made automatic movement, known as well as the ‘workhorse’. This movement is so robust, it will easily last a lifetime! 

The case is a very important part of a watch and we have spent a lot of time on optimizing the design. The standard case diameter is 38mm and fits beautifully around the wrist. Due to its relative small size it gives the watch a vintage appeal that really stands out. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

The 42 mm is now unlocked! You will now be able to pick between 38mm and 42mm in the survey that will be send after our campaign!

We chose to give the lugs an angled satin brushed effect and the side of the case a polished finish to give the watch an interesting and sophisticated look. Over the full length of the watch runs a little edge that sets a hard contrast between the brushed and polished effects that creates extra depth to the look of the watch from many angles. The case measures a thickness of only 10,5mm.

If you enjoy looking at the Automatic ETA 2824-2 movement and feel it would be a shame to let such a movement go unnoticed, you can choose for the see-through caseback featuring scratch resistant crystal sapphire glass. The open caseback gives the watch a water resistance of 10 ATM (100m), which would be the minimum requirement for a dive watch. 

Please note! The movement on the image above is not accurate. Please only refer to this image for the rotor engraving. For an accurate image of our Regulated ETA 2824-2 Elaboré with Incabloc, please see the image below.

 However we also offer the option to choose a closed caseback. The closed caseback gives the watch an even better water resistance of 20 ATM (200m). Choices, choices... 

Date or no date has been a question that we have been thinking about for quite some time. So why not offer both? And that is exactly what we decided on. You will be able to choose between a date and no date version. 

The no date version is aesthetically more clean, while the date version is the more practical variant of the two. Please note that we don’t have the possibility to customize the actual movement, therefore the no date version will have a so called ‘’ghost position'. This means that the date is covered by the dial, but the actual setting on the crown is still available.  

Like everything else, the hands of the Hudson Automatic are custom designed. They are masculine and at the same time play with the light very elegantly. The hands play a big part in giving the watch its own identity. 

The indicators and the hour and minute hand on the Hudson are equipped with C3 Superluminova. C3 Superluminova provides the watch with very good illumination and thus readability in the dark. It has a nice cream white look in daylight and a turquoise green illumination in the dark.

The Midnight Blue and Ghost White models also have lume on the second hand. 

The Hudson Automatic is equipped with domed sapphire glass. The domed feature gives the watch a nice vintage look while still showing the dial from many angles. The glass will have a double layer of Anti Reflective (AR) coating on the inside of the glass to reduce reflections. 

The bezel plays an important role in our design. We decided to go for a narrow, vintage style bezel. The bezel features a triangle at the 12 o'clock marking and has a 120 clicks unidirectional mechanism. The bezel itself is made of stainless steel with aluminium insert and has a black coating.

The Hudson Automatic comes standard with a satin brushed stainless steel bracelet with double lock deployant clasp that prevents accidental opening. Next to being very secure, the bracelet is also comfortable to wear and gives the watch a solid look. 

Next to this, you will also get a free black nato strap with your watch! 

With the nato strap your watch gets a whole new, more sporty look. Its design ensures that if one spring-bar fails, the watch stays on your wrist, because the opposite loop would hold onto the remaining spring bar thus preventing the watch case to drop. Pretty clever! 

All watches come with the tools required to change the straps and customize the bracelet length.

Creating a watch with an automatic movement has always been an ambition of us. We felt that the Hudson would be the perfect watch to make this idea a reality. 

We always aim to get the best possible parts we can source, and therefore we selected one of the most reliable automatic movements out on the market; the ETA2824-2. This Swiss Made automatic movement has been around long enough to demonstrate its tough credentials, with the first of the modern 2824-2 models coming off the bench in 1982. For the Hudson we will use Regulated ETA 2824-2 Elaboré movement with Incabloc. The movement is regulated in 4 positions for +/- 7 sec/day by Swiss watchmakers in Bienne, Switzerland.

Please note! The movement on the image above is not accurate. Please only refer to this image for the rotor engraving. For an accurate image of our Regulated ETA 2824-2 Elaboré with Incabloc, please see the image below.

Compared to quartz movements, the automatic watch has a winder on the back of the watch which gives it its energy and basically allows the watch to keep running forever if taken well care of. The movement has a power reserve of ~38 hours. The movement by itself is already a beautiful piece of art, but to make it more exciting we have custom engraved the rotor with our logo.

Hudson Automatic 38mm - Jet Black
Hudson Automatic 38mm - Jet Black
Hudson Automatic 38mm - Jet Black
Hudson Automatic 38mm - Jet Black
Hudson Automatic 38mm - Jet Black
Hudson Automatic 38mm - Jet Black
Hudson Automatic 38mm - Jet Black
Hudson Automatic 38mm - Jet Black

Packaging plays an important role for us so that is why we have created a complete new box for the Hudson Automatic. The box is made of solid wood and has a nice contemporary matt grey finish. The inside of the box is made out of cream white suede with our logo heat stamped in silver. Our aim was to offer the most complete package as possible. For that reason we include all tools required to adjust the bracelet or change straps. We also include a fiber cloth to clean the watch. Of course all documentation is included as well.

Our MAEN watch travel roll allows you to bring your favourite watches anywhere while keeping them safely stored. Specially for our backers we offer this watch roll for only €39. If you back 2 watches the watch roll will come for free!

 Key points MAEN Watches:

  • Genuine passion for watches
  • Sincere focus on quality, materials and the smallest details
  • Use of premium, high-grade materials mostly seen on expensive high-end watches
  • We are able to offer premium quality without the luxury mark-up by selling directly to the end-customer
  • Already up and running company, shipped to more than 50 countries 
  • Tested many watch manufacturers and suppliers to select the best partners to manufacture the Hudson Automatic. 

The experience and expertise we gained from our first endeavours will come to benefit YOU!

See what people wrote about our previous campaign:

STEP 1: Backing our Kickstarter project is very simple. For now the only thing to decide on is if you prefer 1 or 2 watches. Once decided pick the cheapest available reward and you are done!

STEP 2: Once you have backed our project you are ready and can start thinking about what configuration you prefer. After our campaign has been closed we will send you a survey where you will be able to configure your watch. Below is an overview of the available options!

The 42 mm is now unlocked! You will now be able to pick between 38mm and 42mm in the survey that will be send after our campaign!

We are no industry insiders and to be honest, we like to keep it that way 
At MAEN Watches we do things differently. We like to keep an open mind and design unique timepieces. We have a sincere focus on quality, materials and the smallest details and we believe that this is an important strength of our brand. MAEN Watches are contemporary timekeepers and our goal is to create watches that exceed expectations.

Designed with passion for quality & details. We carefully draw every detail of our watches and work together with manufacturing partners, who use the very best materials to handcraft each and every watch. We only use Swiss-made movements and the quality of our production is reflected in the rigour of testing and the utmost attention to detail at every stage.

We are a Dutch-Swedish company and we have always been fascinated by the story of New York City. In 1626, the island of Manhattan was renamed to New Amsterdam after it was discovered by captain Hudson on the Dutch ship the Halve Maen (‘Half Moon’). It thus came natural to us to name our vintage diver watch ‘Hudson’. With a 10 or 20 ATM water resistance and screw-down crown the Hudson 38 will accompany you with confidence on your nautical adventures! 

Sebastiaan & Jules
Sebastiaan & Jules
                                                                                                      

Risks and challenges

We are an established company and have been shipping watches to consumers in over 50 countries. Already in 2015, we started contacting different assembling companies to make sure that we found the right partner for us. After many prototypes from different suppliers we chose our current supplier to assemble our first model, the Classic Moonphase. Our current partner has been in the business for over 16 years and works with many other known watch companies. We have been working intensively with them for over 2 years now and are really satisfied with our collaboration. This means that we are confident that we will be able to start shipping as scheduled, but we have the responsibility to warn you that a slight delay to the production process might happen. We will keep you updated if there are any changes and we will always be here to answer any questions you might have.

We have showed prototypes of the Hudson to many watch connoisseurs, journalists and enthusiasts to get feedback about the watches, straps and packaging. We gathered an incredible amount of valuable feedback and this feedback was incorporated in the final version of the Hudson Automatic.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the project from the start and to all our backers!

Backers are responsible for any Duty/VAT/GST charges for their own country, which may vary according to each country’s legal and taxation structure. MAEN legally cannot pay for or compensate customers for their own country’s Duties or VAT or GST. Upon purchasing a MAEN Watch, you are acknowledging that you are aware of and intend to pay for your own Duties or VAT or GST on your purchase. For more information or to calculate your Duty/VAT/GST please visit this website: http://www.thevatcalculator.com/international-vat-and-gst-calculator/

Some countries or postal services are known for being slow with customs or shipping - but we do our best to make sure our products are shipped out on time (or often, early). We always endeavour to keep you up to date on shipping information, but we hope you understand that once the product leaves our hands - there’s often little we can do to speed things up with our shipping partners or your country’s customs department. If you do run into any trouble - please contact us directly at hello@maenwatches.com

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  1. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €339 or more About US$ 392

    VIP DISCOUNT HUDSON AUTOMATIC

    You get 1 MAEN - Hudson Automatic with first edition number engravement. Save 32% (€160) on the future retail price of €499,-

    After the campaign you will receive a survey where you will be able to pick your size, color, water resistance and date or no-date option.

    Increase your pledge with €39 to add the MAEN watch roll (retail value €59).

    Includes:
    • Hudson Automatic
    • Luxury Watch Box
    • Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • Black Nato Strap
    • Instruction Manual
    • Spring Bar Tool
    • Bracelet Adjustment Tool
    • First Edition Engravement + Certificate
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    Pledge €349 or more About US$ 404

    SUPER EARLY BIRD HUDSON AUTOMATIC

    You get 1 MAEN - Hudson Automatic. Save 30% (€150) on the future retail price of €499,-

    After the campaign you will receive a survey where you will be able to pick your size, color, water resistance and date or no-date option.

    Increase your pledge with €39 to add the MAEN watch roll (retail value €59).

    Includes:
    • Hudson Automatic
    • Luxury Watch Box
    • Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • Black Nato Strap
    • Instruction Manual
    • Bracelet Adjustment Tool
    • Spring Bar Tool
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    Pledge €349 or more About US$ 404

    SUPER EARLY BIRD HUDSON AUTOMATIC

    FINAL CHANCE FOR SUPER EARLY BIRD PRICE!

    You get 1 MAEN - Hudson Automatic. Save 30% (€150) on the future retail price of €499,-

    After the campaign you will receive a survey where you will be able to pick your size, color, water resistance and date or no-date option.

    Increase your pledge with €39 to add the MAEN watch roll (retail value €59).

    Includes:
    • Hudson Automatic
    • Luxury Watch Box
    • Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • Black Nato Strap
    • Instruction Manual
    • Bracelet Adjustment Tool
    • Spring Bar Tool
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    Pledge €359 or more About US$ 416

    EARLYBIRD HUDSON AUTOMATIC

    You get 1 MAEN - Hudson Automatic. Save 28% (€140) on the future retail price of €499,-

    After the campaign you will receive a survey where you will be able to pick your size, color, water resistance and date or no-date option.

    Increase your pledge with €39 to add the MAEN watch roll (retail value €59).

    Includes:
    • Hudson Automatic
    • Luxury Watch Box
    • Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • Black Nato Strap
    • Instruction Manual
    • Bracelet Adjustment Tool
    • Spring Bar Tool
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    Pledge €379 or more About US$ 439

    KICKSTARTER HUDSON AUTOMATIC

    You get 1 MAEN - Hudson Automatic. Save 24% (€120) on the future retail price of €499,-

    After the campaign you will receive a survey where you will be able to pick your size, color, water resistance and date or no-date option.

    Increase your pledge with €39 to add the MAEN watch roll (retail value €59).

    Includes:
    • Hudson Automatic
    • Luxury Watch Box
    • Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • Black Nato Strap
    • Instruction Manual
    • Bracelet Adjustment Tool
    • Spring Bar Tool
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    Pledge €678 or more About US$ 785

    EARLYBIRD DOUBLE HUDSON AUTOMATIC

    You get 2 MAEN - Hudson Automatic watches with first edition number engravement + Free Watch Roll. Save 36% (€379) on the future retail price of €1057,-

    Free watch travel roll worth 59€ included!

    After the campaign you will receive a survey where you will be able to pick your size, color, water resistance and date or no-date option.

    Includes:
    • Hudson Automatic
    • Luxury Watch Box
    • Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • Black Nato Strap
    • Instruction Manual
    • Bracelet Adjustment Tool
    • Spring Bar Tool
    • Watch Travel Roll
    • First Edition Engravement + Certificate
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    Pledge €698 or more About US$ 808

    DOUBLE HUDSON AUTOMATIC

    You get 2 MAEN - Hudson Automatic Watches + Free Watch Roll. Save 34% (€359) on the future retail price of €1057,-

    Free watch travel roll worth 59€ included!

    After the campaign you will receive a survey where you will be able to pick your size, color, water resistance and date or no-date option.

    Includes:
    • Hudson Automatic
    • Luxury Watch Box
    • Stainless Steel Bracelet
    • Black Nato Strap
    • Instruction Manual
    • Bracelet Adjustment Tool
    • Spring Bar Tool
    • Watch Travel Roll
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