Have you ever noticed that every watch you’ve seen is in one way, a copy of another?
We created every watch in our lineup to be an original, unique from anything else available on the marketplace- just like the type of people to become our customers.
"What does it take to create an iconic dive watch!?"
This has been the biggest question and goal when producing this timepiece. After studying many well-known timepieces, we've narrowed down 4 key elements which make the legends of the game. These include: build quality, excellent value, originality, and the story behind the watch.
For this project, we’re extremely proud to partner with leading firearms manufacturer- Magnum Research, and drew inspiration from their most powerful production single action 5 chamber revolver called the Biggest Finest Revolver, otherwise known as the BFR. Together, we’re making the first-of-a-kind, limited edition watch, called the AD5 (Automatic Diver's 5)
*Please note- the second hand for the production model of the AD5.B will be gun metal colored (as shown here), and NOT yellow as displayed in parts of the video. Other minute changes may be made as well*
-The silver model will come with a rubber strap, and the black with a leather strap
In a never-ending pursuit of perfection, we’ve searched the world to find the best people and components to build our watches. We were fortunate enough to partner with best in the industry and apply their expertise into producing the AD5. After going through multiple facilities, we chose to upgrade our factory to one with decades of experience, who have produced watches for many of today's industry leaders.
We've put a lot of thought into every element of this timepiece, and we did our best to pack the most value into every component.
Not only is it enough to use the quality components, the assembly and attention to detail is what ties all the features together. Crafts such as brushing and polishing can make or break the ownership experience. We believe the fit and finish you'll find in our watches are amongst the BEST in the sub $1000 price range.
*Due to popular demand, we've moved the date window to the 6 o'clock position*
The dials are crafted out of high-quality, ammunition grade brass, and then circular brushed and coated by hand
For the bezel, we wanted to remain true to the original 6 shooter inspiration- 120 clicks to full rotation *
For the movment, we chose to use the NH35A (by Seiko) displayed in an exhibition mineral case back. The limited edition black model will have the "BFR" logo stamped on the back
To offer the best visibility in the dark, we used multiple coats of Swiss C3 Super Luminova, in our signature cross hair illumination pattern- a tribute to our firearms based origin.
The crown is also inspired by the 6 chamber cylinder, and sandblasted to perfection. You'll find our logo and the words "Carpe Diem" engraved in it if you look closely. Every time you set it, it's a subconscious reminder to make the most of our limited time!
To create ultimate value, we've decided to offer (in our opinion) one of the best deals in Kickstarter history.
You'll find similar specs to watches costing over a thousand dollars in our AD5. We believe this watch is worth every penny you'll pay for it.
Not only will you be getting a great deal on a feature packed, quality watch- we'll also be offering a free watch from our previous collection- to the first backers! Check out the "rewards" section below!
We pride ourselves in creating original and unique timepieces that can easily be distinguished from anything else available today. Unlike the sea of copies rampant in today’s marketplace, we make sure that a RVLVR will always stand out, and offer creativity and innovation to our customers.
From day one, our mission was always to create the ultimate badass bang-for-buck workhorse watch, made beautiful and durable like the revolver itself.
Below are some shots of the AD5 on my 6.5" wrists- They wear a bit smaller than your standard 44mm watch.
We've gone through many prototypes which don’t make it to production, but after spending a few months with the AD-5, we are confident in this release, and feel that this is the highest quality watch we've ever created. We're sure that you will love this piece as much as we have!
My name is Dan Uchida, and I'm the owner of RVLVR. I started my journey as a second amendment enthusiast, and being a watch lover and collector, I was able to combine these two industries and form the brand RVLVR. We are based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, and every piece will be inspected and shipped from here.
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out our story! I will do my best to take care of any customer questions or concerns. You can reach me personally at anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to Joby Goerges and Jodi Deporter of Magnum Research x Biggest Finest Revolver for the collaboration!
Visit www.rvlvr.com for more details!
Risks and challenges
Although there are always risks of factory delays, we will do our very best to make sure that this gets delivered in a timely manner to our customers. If the project passes the goal earlier on, we will put our own funds behind it to get the production started early. We will update all of our customers on the progress through milestone updatesLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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