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SUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:24 pm

This campaign was originally canceled by the creator, but they have just relaunched.

Biggest change appears to be a switch to a Seiko NH35 movement. They're still keeping that cool F-14 Tomcat rotor.

Here's the link to the new campaign:





Info below form previous campaign:




Some of you may remember this from way back in March when it was on Indiegogo - https://www.manontime.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=514
Appears the crowdfunding from that platform helped produce the prototypes that have led us to the launch of the Pitot Watches Kickstarter for their debut, the F14 Tomcat Watch inspired by both the plane and the movie Top Gun.


The first 20 pieces of each colorway is priced around $340
The next tier of pricing will be about $367
No mention of planned retail pricing, but the Indiegogo campaign set it at $600

Estimated deliver will be February 2020

Available in four colorways

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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by pgcity » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:59 am

"Sapphir" glass coating? - guessing they didn't get much help in translating from Danish to English-project isn't very confidence inspiring
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:32 am

It's really all about that rotor.

However, that "Anytime, Baby." etched onto the caseback is 100% a dealkiller.
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Re: CANCELED: Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:57 am

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

CANCELED

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 23 2019


From the creators:

We have decided to cancel the campaign but not the product. We will relaunch with a better product, better campaign page, and a better marketing campaign before launch - Thank you to all backers ⌚

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Re: PREORDER : Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 01, 2020 3:28 pm

As mentioned above, Pitot Watches has relaunched their Kickstarter campaign.


There's only one Kickstarter pricing tier, which is around $338
Retail pricing will be about $525

Estimated delivery is December 2020

Differences from previous campaign (THAT I COULD TELL):
* They switched from a Miyota 821A to a Seiko NH35 movement.
* And they dropped one colorway and swapped it out with a variant of the F-14 Jolly Roger.

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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by pdsf » Sat May 02, 2020 8:24 am

TheJohnP wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:32 am
It's really all about that rotor.

However, that "Anytime, Baby." etched onto the caseback is 100% a dealkiller.
The "Anytime, Baby" is still there. :|
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Sat May 02, 2020 8:50 am

pdsf wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 8:24 am
TheJohnP wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:32 am
It's really all about that rotor.

However, that "Anytime, Baby." etched onto the caseback is 100% a dealkiller.
The "Anytime, Baby" is still there. :|

Unfortunately
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Re: PREORDER : Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Anytime, baby, it's unfortunate.
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Re: PREORDER : Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by MitchellTime » Mon May 18, 2020 12:28 pm

I went for the blue case. Love it and Thomas is a good guy.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by MitchellTime » Mon May 18, 2020 12:30 pm

Just curious as to why that’s a deal breaker?
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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MitchellTime wrote:
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Just curious as to why that’s a deal breaker?

For me personally, it takes away a lot from the aesthetic of the watch.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by kl884347 » Thu May 21, 2020 11:51 am

TheJohnP wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:32 pm
MitchellTime wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Just curious as to why that’s a deal breaker?

For me personally, it takes away a lot from the aesthetic of the watch.
Love the plane, HATE the movie.
Are you meaning a reference to Top Gun? I don't think it has anything to do with the movie, it has history with the F14 logo and refers to a challenge in a 1v1 with the F15

http://www.f-14association.com/tales/th ... -logo.html

I'm sure some F14 historian on this forum can give a better account than me.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu May 21, 2020 12:54 pm

kl884347 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:51 am
TheJohnP wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:32 pm
MitchellTime wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Just curious as to why that’s a deal breaker?

For me personally, it takes away a lot from the aesthetic of the watch.
Love the plane, HATE the movie.
Are you meaning a reference to Top Gun? I don't think it has anything to do with the movie, it has history with the F14 logo and refers to a challenge in a 1v1 with the F15

http://www.f-14association.com/tales/th ... -logo.html

I'm sure some F14 historian on this forum can give a better account than me.

I stand corrected.
Still not a fan.
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Re: SUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 29, 2020 1:29 pm

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

SUCCESSFUL

45 backers pledged DKK 98,001 to help bring this project to life.
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Re: SUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Pitot Watches - F14 Tomcat Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 29, 2020 1:32 pm

For anyone still interested in a preorder, you can do so directly via Pitot.

Preorder pricing is $364

https://pitotwatches.com/collections/f14-watches

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