Nice looking watch, but a couple mm too big for me.
They've got another Kickstarter that just started.
(1) How did the first one go? How did the watch turn out?
(2) Who makes their movement? Or are they just buying a legit Miyota or ETA and re-naming it? Or...???
this is a very nice looking watch at the asking price, and not an homage +1
Last edited by LosAngelesTimer; September 2nd, 2018 at 01:54.
I just received one that I picked up from Touch of Modern at a nice discount. Seems to be a pretty nice watch for the price. As the OP pointed out, a good quality leather strap along with a rubber strap in a nice wooden box. Definitely a desk diver for me but I like the size on my 7" wrist.
(Meccaniche Veneziane movement they claim is Swiss - notice the rotors are the same shape, same position of screws, same shape of the plates. Same regulator, etc.)
(ETA 2824 - different architecture altogether)
Last edited by LosAngelesTimer; September 25th, 2018 at 00:02.
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In their first KS campaign, the one that funded the production of the Nereide, they have been very clear what the two movements offered were.
The Miyota 8215 we all know, there is no lack of information on the web about this famous japanese movement.
The MV135, their swiss-made movement, was described from the start as having "structure very similar to the Miyota 821A, same thickness","21600bph, 40h power reserve, accuracy -+10sec/day, solid brass plated rotor, hacking function, manual crown winding", "designed in 2012", "21 jewels", " regulated in Basel";
MV even attached the technical drawings of the movement >>> TECHNICAL DRAW: Image - TinyPic - Servizio di hosting d'immagini, condivisione immagini & hosting di video gratuito.
Therefore we can easily deduce that the MV135 is basically a swiss-made version of the Miyota 8215 with better accuracy and the added feature of hacking.
Of course let's not forget that swiss-made doesn't actually mean anything, as 90% of the movement' components might easily be produced in China (not a bad thing in my book) and then assembled in Switzerland with the addition of one high cost component, to meet the rules.
As has already been pointed out, the movement exactly matches a Chinese-designed movement that has been in production by Sea-Gull since way before the 2012 date alleged by Meccaniche Veneziane for the 'design' of this movement. There are several Chinese movement manufacturers now selling ebauches (movements in kit form) to several Swiss movement assembly/finishing companies. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it is what it is.
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