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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 14 2017
£15,100
pledged of £25,000pledged of £25,000 goal
81
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 14 2017

About

   

  

Introducing the TC-9 1970s diver watch in stainless steel or black PVD.  

We originally made this watch in Bronze about 18 months ago.   It proved to be a successful and well liked design and we sold around 500 of them all around the world.

The watch has been reviewed a lot on line – and in particular received great reviews from respected journalists at thetimebum.com and wristwatchreview.com.  Please click on the link below to see those reviews.

http://www.thetimebum.com/2016/11/tc-9-bronze-1970s-diver-and-brass-pilot.html

https://www.wristwatchreview.com/2017/02/28/hands-on-with-tc-9-bronze-diver/

Some of our happy customers asked that we bring out a stainless steel version of this design – and here it is – along with a black PVD version.

The original Bronze version of this watch often sells second hand on eBay or watch forums for more than the original pre order purchase price – and we hope the same will be the case for this version.   It is priced at the incredibly low amount of £175 for the first 150 pre order pieces and will retail for £300 when it launches on our website.      

The watch is really superb - a perfect blend of iconic styling, bullet proof built quality and value for money.   A picture can say a thousand words so we have posted loads of Sunlight lit photos of the actual watch you will receive.

The Key Statistics of the watch are

44 mm case Brushed  Stainless Steel or Black PVD

48 mm lug to lug (slightly curved case making it very wearable for smaller wrists) 

12 mm thick

Sapphire crystal glass.   Impervious to scratches

Seiko NH45A movement.  Automatic movement that can also be hand wound.  Super reliable Japanese quality movement.

1000 feet ATM

Super Lume paint on hands and dial

Dial available in black or dark sapphire blue on either watch.  Choose at end of project

Aluminium Bezel insert with 12 hour markers or minute markers.  120 click unidirectional.    Choose at end of campaign.    (additional replacement self adhesive bezel inserts can be added to your order for £15)

High quality TC-9 Leather travel case

Ballistic Nylon ZULU strap with black hardware.

1 year limited warranty

FREE worldwide Postage from the UK.

   

   

 

 The watch design is inspired by the iconic Seiko 6105 diver watch from the 1970s. This Seiko watch was favoured by American GIs in the Vietnam war – due to its rugged design and ability to withstand a great deal of punishment. The watch then gained true iconic status with watch fans when it was famously worn by Martin Sheen’s character, Captain Willard, in the Vietnam war movie Apocalypse Now.           

   

   

   We are open to any ideas for improving this watch - within reason.

It will have a numbered case back - with numbers limited to a minimum of 300 and a maximum if the amount we sell via this campaign.  We cannot guarantee what number you will get.

   

   

   

   

Risks and challenges

We are a full service watch makers founded in Basel in 2015 and currently based I the United Kingdom. We have bought 6 watches to market over the last 2 years and delivered on all of them. 3 projects have been via Kickstarter and we have delivered on all of those to the satisfaction of pledgers. For this project the main problem will be delays with manufacturing. The watches will not be ordered until the project funds and usually we require 3 months to make the watches and ship them out. if there is a delay with our process this could be lengthened and we will keep pledgers up to date with any delay.

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