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    Rebel AquaFin - Swiss Made Automatic Diver

    Hello WUS!

    Many and great thanks to Brad and the admins for allowing us to post here.

    I'm Reuven, a co-founder of Rebel Time Co. with my brother Shneur. We launched our first line a little over a year ago, and have since then been working on our newest model the Swiss Made automatic AquaFin Rebel Diver which launches Aug 15 for presell on Kickstarter.



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    We decided to go all out on this one, Swiss Automatic, Swiss Made with the new guidelines. Took a few tries until we got to a design that we felt was different enough, and made a few sets of changes as we got our samples always trying to make this the best watch you can get for under $500.

    Specs:

    Swiss Made.
    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 and the indices and bezel.
    PVD black or stainless steel
    Limited edition, marked and numbered.

    Since these photos were take we have:
    Updated the crowns to have deeper indents to make them easier to turn.
    Made the logo smaller.

    We launch tomorrow, Tuesday August 15 on Kickstarter and have the lowest price for the first 48 hours at only $449. I will post the KS link once it goes live.

    Would love to hear your comments and questions, as there is always something that we likely overlooked and can improve for production.

    Specs below.

    Link to the Kickstarter Our Instagram Our website




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    Re: Rebel AquaFin - Swiss Made Automatic Diver

    Welcome Reuven and Shneur!

    I'm a sucker for a unique, bold dive watch and yours clicks a lot of "boxes" for me. Best of luck on your campaign and I look forward to seeing our members posting pics of their AquaFins.

    Brad

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    Re: Rebel AquaFin - Swiss Made Automatic Diver

    We have been fiddling with an idea we have (still secret :)) that would allow us to add basic smart watch features sych as features from a fit bit without needing to charge the actual watch. I cant say its in the works, but its something we are exploring.

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    Re: Rebel AquaFin - Swiss Made Automatic Diver

    Really impressed with this one. Things that would have made it perfect for me, a non pvd bezel as that black is going to get scratched easily. Some more colors like orange or aqua blue, and a decorated movement not just rotor.

    Obviously that last wish would have made it more expensive, but slap a name brand on this one and it would cost $1000+.
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    Re: Rebel AquaFin - Swiss Made Automatic Diver

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We have three more colors, including orange and blue saved for when we hit a certain qty as a stretch goal. There is a non pvd version. The yellow will be brushed metal.

    Quote Originally Posted by G26okie View Post
    Really impressed with this one. Things that would have made it perfect for me, a non pvd bezel as that black is going to get scratched easily. Some more colors like orange or aqua blue, and a decorated movement not just rotor.

    Obviously that last wish would have made it more expensive, but slap a name brand on this one and it would cost $1000+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZLRTC View Post
    Thank you for your feedback.

    We have three more colors, including orange and blue saved for when we hit a certain qty as a stretch goal. There is a non pvd version. The yellow will be brushed metal.
    Very nice. Now the yellow version being non pvd, it looks like that just includes the case? I mean't the case and bezel being non pvd and just brushed. Also, love that goal for the deployment clasp.

    How is the text on the case by the crowns applied?
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    Engraved and then filled with ink.

    Quote Originally Posted by G26okie View Post
    Very nice. Now the yellow version being non pvd, it looks like that just includes the case? I mean't the case and bezel being non pvd and just brushed. Also, love that goal for the deployment clasp.

    How is the text on the case by the crowns applied?
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    Re: Rebel AquaFin - Swiss Made Automatic Diver

    I made my Kickstarter pledge yesterday and looking forward to receiving my AquaFin in Spring 2018.

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    Cool Re: Rebel AquaFin - Swiss Made Automatic Diver

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckf1 View Post
    I made my Kickstarter pledge yesterday and looking forward to receiving my AquaFin in Spring 2018.
    Thank you for your support

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    Re: Rebel AquaFin - Swiss Made Automatic Diver

    Quick Update:

    We are now at $70,000. Only $5,000 away from our first stretch goal.

    Hope you can help us get there and thank you all for your support!

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