Its great to keep in touch with micro brand owners, to follow their progress with releases, and to get the heads up when they have another new exciting product coming to market soon.
When Shneur Lakein from Rebel Time Watches hinted about a diver I made him promise to get back in touch closer to the time, if you don’t know Rebel Time Watches you can read the last story here. but back the to diver and what Shneur had to say…
Why an automatic?
We chose an automatic to really do this model justice, initially we were debating where to have it produced and when we settled on Swiss made we knew it needed an automatic heart
Why did you settle for Sellita
I would not say we settled. The choice was between ETA 2428-2 and Sellita sw200-1. Both are very reliable and beautiful movements, we went with Sellita for a couple reasons. The first being Sellita movements were just as good yet a bit less expensive which helped up keep the price where we wanted it for the presale. Second in regards to being able to procure parts to repair and replace Sellita was the obvious choice as there is a lot more red tape to deal with by ETA.
How many movements did you try
Eta 2428-2 & sellita sw200-1
How does the watch work (diver features – second crown)
It sports an internal rotating bezel and a fixed out bezel to give it a bold and modern look
Are there any other strap options for people that don’t like wearing rubber.
It will come standard with a high-grade rubber strap and there will be a few stretch goals that will include Cordura canvas & silicone as well. We are mulling over the idea of having a stainless steel bracelet as an add on.
- 42mm diameter.
- 13.5mm thick.
- Sellita sw200-1 Automatic movement.
- Wave pattern dial.
- Domed sapphire crystal front with AR coating & sapphire crystal back.
- 30 ATM’s (300m) water resistance.
- Screw down crowns and case back.
- High-grade rubber strap.
- Internal rotating bezel.
- 316l stainless steel case.
- Swiss Superluminova.
- PVD in black or gun metal.
- Limited edition, marked and numbered.
When is the expected timeline?
We are launching mid-August on Kickstarter, The production should be done in February.
What’s the price point?
The watches MSRP is $849 and on Kickstarter it will range between $469-$519
What’s the purchase options?
First on Kickstarter than presale on our site
What’s the availability options?
There will be 3 dial colors to start and we will unlock more colors as stretch goals.
What’s the warranty and how does it work for international buyers?
It’s a 3-year international manufacturer warranty that covers any mechanical failures or malfunctions
I would to get me hands on one and give it a run for its money, see how it feels, wear it for a while and see if its as smooth as it appears. I think it will be popular on kickstarter, the brand has proven itself already and the specs are good, it has a modern contemporary feel and would be a great watch for daily wear and diving alike. They have also listened to feedback, given us an automatic, and been transparent with their design process. They also have a gunmetal option – I love a gunmetal option!
Best of luck guys