Preorder: Kickstarter: Kingsbury Watch Co - Dark Water 300

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Preorder: Kickstarter: Kingsbury Watch Co - Dark Water 300

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:12 pm

Just spotted this recent Kickstarter launch...the Dark Water 300, which sounds like a Roger Corman movie title to me.

Unfortunately, all 40 slots for the Super Early Bird Pricing are gone, but still a good amount of the regular Early Bird slots available.
$209 for the Early Bird pricing.
Honestly, can't tell what the regular pricing will be once Kickstarter is over.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ki ... ive-watch?

Not familiar with the brand, Kingsbury Watch Co, but this is quite the unique offering for a dive watch.
Here's their website if you want to read more about them - https://kingsburywatch.com/

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Post by quincas » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:45 pm

Thanks for sharing. Looks great. In for 1 for now.
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Post by Perdendosi » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:16 am

Wow. Very smp like. How can they make this watch for that price?

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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:53 am

Perdendosi wrote:
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Wow. Very smp like. How can they make this watch for that price?

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I suspect the early bird pricing is just slightly above cost.
I can't imagine they'd lose money charging that amount!
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Post by quincas » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:44 am

It’s crazy. 3rd day into the project, they are offering another free strap. That’s 3 straps. Plus, if they hit 38k in finding, we get another 5 straps.

8 straps, folks, for less than $210 currently.
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Post by baldrick » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:10 pm

You guys are the worst. Had more or less convinced myself that I didn't need this watch...aaaaaaand in for one.

As someone said above, definitely SMP-inspired but infused with something else. SMP meets Tag Aquaracer, perhaps.

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Post by ManOnTime » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:53 am

I'm really digging this one.
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Post by Robotaz » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:42 am

The hands don’t seem to match the rest of the package in design and quality, in my opinion. It has a lot of potential though. The bezel is just awesome.


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Post by Perdendosi » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:12 pm

Fine. I bit.

I won't be surprised though if we never see this watch. It's just too cheap. If there is one snafu I can't see how they have the funds to operate.

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Post by quincas » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:43 pm

Perdendosi wrote:Fine. I bit.

I won't be surprised though if we never see this watch. It's just too cheap. If there is one snafu I can't see how they have the funds to operate.

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Talk about cheap. They hit their stretch goal and now the watch comes with 8 straps. How are they keeping afloat?
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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:14 am

quincas wrote:
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Perdendosi wrote:Fine. I bit.

I won't be surprised though if we never see this watch. It's just too cheap. If there is one snafu I can't see how they have the funds to operate.

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Talk about cheap. They hit their stretch goal and now the watch comes with 8 straps. How are they keeping afloat?

They're selling a 4 watch set for $140 on their site.
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Post by Perdendosi » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:51 pm

Oh just saw that the creator posted l2l: 52mm.
I knew the watch was big but thought the lugs we're shorter. That may be too big for me.

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Post by yinzburgher » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:41 am

Perdendosi wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:51 pm
Oh just saw that the creator posted l2l: 52mm.
I knew the watch was big but thought the lugs we're shorter. That may be too big for me.

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Same. I really like this one and would be in 100% if it was 40-42mm. At this diameter plus 52mm L2L I have a feeling it would just look clownish.
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Post by baldrick » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:10 am

I keep coming back to this. I've backed it but I can't help think I'm missing something. The price just seems too low, but these guys appear to have run a couple of successful campaigns already, so should know what they are doing.

I can't make the numbers add up, so I'm worried the end product will be junk. (Ok, it's not a vast amount of cash if it is junk, but I'd rather not bother.)

Am I missing something or has my frame of reference just been skewed by other brands' pricing?

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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:55 am

I am not sure how they can keep cost so low, but they have this automatic pilot with a Miyota 8217 for $200

https://kingsburywatch.com/collections/ ... ed-edition
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