About this project
Stranger Watch Company is excited to announce the launch of its first Diver Collection. Inspired by the Ocean predators, our goal was to create an aggressive yet elegant timepiece. Each model in this collection features a distinct set of design and functionality elements that make it a solid and practical Diver watch. The Ocean Predator collections takes its inspiration from the true might, power and grace of every ocean predator.
The Ocean Predator collection includes 4 models:
The Bull Shark Brushed stainless steel 316L case, black hammered dial, jagged edges and the rotating bezel under the Sapphire crystal underline the essence of aggressive and solid timepiece.
The Barracuda Brushed 44mm rosegold case with black hammered dial, rotating bezel under the sapphire and thick indexes and hands filled with Super Luminova.
The Leopard Seal White hammered dial on this 44mm brushed rosegold case, with dual crown functions for easy bezel, time and date settings.
The Orca (all black model) Black brushed case with Black hammered dial combine for a sophisticated & aggressive look.
Uncovering the essence of each design element in every model of the Ocean Predator Collection.
The Case: distinctly highlighted by the brushed finish, this makes it a practical design element during the actual dives. Brushed case is not only a thing of beauty but also a very practical design element since divers refrain from wearing shiny objects or anything that would attract unnecessary attention of Ocean Predators alike under water.
The Bezel: strategically positioned under the sapphire crystal, our rotating bezel is an essential asset of the watch. For those who are new to Diver watches, the bezel is used to track the time spent under water. Prior to submerging, the diver positions the bezel starting point (triangle at 12 o’clock) against the position of the Minute Hand in order to keep track of the elapsed time. Each scuba dive lasts approximately between 45 – 60 minutes and we have highlighted the first 15 minutes of the bezel with extra markers to provide the ease of time tracking under water at 15 minute intervals. So why the under the sapphire bezel positioning? As avid divers ourselves and based on feedback from other fellow divers, one of the most common frustrations with the Diver watches is the external bezel, which can be easily moved or inadvertently misaligned during the submerge.
The Hands: thick Hour, Minute and the sweeping Second hands with generous Super Luminova filling underline the beauty of these hands. The minute hand is particularly thicker as it serves the purpose of the starting point when setting the bezel prior to submerging.
The Dial: the first thing that you will notice immediately about the Predator Collection models – the hammered dial. Textured design with unique hammered patterns create an astounding combination with the flawless and smooth lines of the case. Heavy round indexes generously filled with Super Luminova create a practical feature to be used in dark environments.
The Crown: in this instance, it is 2 Crowns. Each crown features ribbed and thick patterns, which make it easier to handle and operate. We’ve added an extra crown that would handle the positioning of the bezel. The second crown serves the regular purpose of time and date settings.
The Caseback screw in construction features a solid, industrial and powerful design. Distinct and deep entrapments for easy removal. Intricate markings with the Unique Model Number decorate the solid caseback of each model.
Movement NH35 Self-Winding Automatic Movement
Case Brushed surgical steel 316L | 44mm
Dial Hammered texture | applied indexes filled with Super Luminova | HR, MIN, SEC hands | Date window
Glass Sapphire Crystal
Bezel Rotating Bezel under the Sapphire Crystal
Crown 2 screw in crowns at 2H and 4H
Water Resistance 20 ATM | 200 Meters | 660 Feet
Caseback Screw in caseback with embossed markings
Strap Heavy stitch Kevlar strap | water resistant
The Ocean Predator series is a 4 model collection. Each model is inspired by one of the top ocean predators: Orca, Bull Shark, Barracuda and Leopard Seal. Every reward is part of this campaign offers a special one-time only pricing, which will not be available after this campaign.
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"Hey Stranger!" - this is not just a greeting, but a slogan which indicates you are part of the movement. You value your time. You pave your own path, rather than following someone else's footsteps. Stranger Family is a movement of watch enthusiasts who share the same passion for unique, different and quality timepieces. Will you be a Stranger?
This is our 2nd KickStarter project. Our first Thoroughbred Collection was a great success here and we have launched multiple collections in between. Ocean Predator Collection is something that we've worked on for a very long time, ever since our 1st project and we feel that this is a very special project that deserves the chance on KickStarter as well.
Jahn Karsybaev (Chief Horologist Guy) Jahn's passion for watches spans a decade as he started out as a collector to an author of a published Book on Watches (now available via Amazon) and a recently launched Udemy Course on How To Launch a Watch Company where he ultimately shares his experience of launching and operating a watch company.
Steve Demarest (Chief Business Guy) is responsible for business development opportunities. He has over 30 years of executive level operations experience working for many well known firms including ABN AMRO, IBM, Superior Bank and BankUnited. He has been responsible for staff of up to 1250 and budgets of over $120,000,000 annually.
James Jubilee (Chief Expansion Guy) is responsible for business growth strategies. He is a retired Air Force officer with more than 25 years of dedicated military service. For more than 10 years, he has worked in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan as a Chief Administrative Officer and Acting Director for an international diplomatic NGO. He managed numerous scientific research projects for US government science organizations.
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All watches purchased from the Stranger Company come with a 24 month manufacturer’s warranty. This warranty covers material production defects concerning the watch, strap and movement. It does not cover damage caused through misuse or physical force. Your warranty will be valid from the date of purchase and need to be registered in our database. Thank you very much for taking time to read about us and our work. If you decide to support us, we are offering substantial discount on our timepieces and an opportunity to be one of the very few to own our watches! Your contribution is important to us, and we would deeply appreciate any help with our campaign! For any questions, comments, concerns or just to say #HeyStranger feel free to email email@example.com
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