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PREORDER : Kickstarter: Mercer Watch Co - Nomad GMT

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PREORDER : Kickstarter: Mercer Watch Co - Nomad GMT

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As mentioned by @yinzburgher below, Mercer has taken to Kickstarter to relaunch preorders of the Nomad GMT.

Here's the current link. However, the first two early bird tiers have sold through.





Original brand direct campaign info below:


Found by @cairoanan

Mercer Watch Co has opened preorders on their upcoming Nomad GMT automatic.

https://www.mercergoods.com/products/no ... 9933150305

Preorder price is $599
Retail price is $799

*THE FIRST 20 ORDERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A LIMITED EDITION MERCER GOODS TEE SHIRT IN EITHER COFFEE OR SKY BLUE.*

Estimated delivery is February 2020

Available with a Polar White or Charcoal dial.

THE NOMAD HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY REDESIGNED, WITH A LARGER BEZEL, SMALLER DIAL AND LONGER HANDS. RENDERING BELOW IS ACCURATE; OTHER PICTURES ARE OF ORIGINAL PROTOTYPES.


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FEATURES INCLUDE:
* 41mm 316L stainless steel case; 11mm thick
* Fixed 24 hour bezel
* Flat high-top sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
* Soprod C125 automatic; independent GMT hand
* Matte dial with SuperLuminova BG W9
* Embossed case back
* Embossed screw down crown
* 100 meter water resistance
* 2 year limited warranty
* 316L oyster bracelet with screw in pins and ratcheting clasp for precise adjustment
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Re: PREORDER: Brand Direct: Mercer Watch Co - Nomad GMT

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Post by yinzburgher » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:22 pm

I looked up the movement when I first heard about this bc I wasn't familiar with it. As mentioned above, it has an independently adjustable GMT hand rather than hour hand so it's a "caller" rather than a "flyer". I think it could end up wearing a bit larger than most 41mm watches due to the long extending center link.

https://reference.grail-watch.com/movement/soprod-c125/

http://calibercorner.com/soprod-caliber-c125/
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Re: PREORDER: Brand Direct: Mercer Watch Co - Nomad GMT

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Post by TheJohnP » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:27 pm

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I looked up the movement when I first heard about this bc I wasn't familiar with it. As mentioned above, it has an independently adjustable GMT hand rather than hour hand so it's a "caller" rather than a "flyer". I think it could end up wearing a bit larger than most 41mm watches due to the long extending center link.

https://reference.grail-watch.com/movement/soprod-c125/

http://calibercorner.com/soprod-caliber-c125/

I still don't know/understand the differences in GMTs.
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Re: PREORDER: Brand Direct: Mercer Watch Co - Nomad GMT

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Post by yinzburgher » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:55 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:27 pm
yinzburgher wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:22 pm
I looked up the movement when I first heard about this bc I wasn't familiar with it. As mentioned above, it has an independently adjustable GMT hand rather than hour hand so it's a "caller" rather than a "flyer". I think it could end up wearing a bit larger than most 41mm watches due to the long extending center link.

https://reference.grail-watch.com/movement/soprod-c125/

http://calibercorner.com/soprod-caliber-c125/

I still don't know/understand the differences in GMTs.
Yea, it sounds more confusing than it actually is. It's easier to see the difference by actually using, setting, and telling the time on them rather than reading about it but hopefully the explanation below will help. Most people that actually use their GMTs as intended for frequent travel prefer to use a "flyer" with an independently adjustable hour hand. You hear some refer to it as a "true GMT". Some of them scoff at "caller" watches with an independently adjustable GMT hand (like mine) and feel the need to point out at every turn that it isn't a "true GMT". But both will easily track 2 if not 3 time zones. This explanation is from the article linked below.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/tudor ... gmt-review

Speaking rather broadly, modern GMT watches are generally divided into two categories: Independent 24 Hour and Local Jumping Hour. The division speaks to the underlying realities of movement production, as the Independent 24 Hour GMT market is almost entirely owned by ETA and their ubiquitous 2893-2 movement (there are also derivations of Sellita movements, but the end realities are the same), which uses an independently set 24-hour hand which tracks a timezone of your choosing via a 24 hour scale or bezel. I call these “Caller GMTs” as they are great for tracking other time zones from home, but as all of the hands function together when changing the main time display, this layout is not all that adept at quickly changing to a new time zone when actively traveling.

The other option, Local Jumping Hour, is more complicated but offers more flexibility for actual travel. Along with a 24-hour hand, watches that offer a Local Jumping Hour GMT functionality have the ability to jump the main (local) hour hand in one-hour increments in either direction to update to a new time zone. If the ebb or flow of zones passes midnight, then the date updates as well. This methodology allows you to preserve both the general timekeeping (the movement does not stop when jumping the hour hand), and whatever time zone was being managed by the 24-hour hand. For this reason, I call this methodology a “Flyer GMT.” If you’re changing time zones, it’s practical and easy. And, once you get a handle on the 24-hour bezel offered by watches like the Black Bay GMT, you've hit that next level.
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Re: PREORDER: Brand Direct: Mercer Watch Co - Nomad GMT

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:45 am

Less than 2 months left and about 10% funded as of right now.


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Re: SOLD OUT: Brand Direct: Mercer Watch Co - Nomad GMT

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:01 am

To follow up, this preorder is

SOLD OUT

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Post by yinzburgher » Sat May 30, 2020 11:39 am

I received an email from Mercer saying that the Nomad GMT will be launched on Kickstarter in approximately two weeks. The early bird price has dropped to just $399. You can sign up to receive more information at the link below.

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Re: PREORDER : Kickstarter: Mercer Watch Co - Nomad GMT

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:47 am

As previously mentioned, Mercer has relaunched preorders for their Nomad GMT automatic on Kickstarter.


Early Bird pricing is $399 SOLD OUT
Tier 1 pricing is $449 SOLD OUT
Tier 2 pricing is $499
Tier 3 pricing is $549
Regular price should still be $799

Estimated delivery is December 2020

Available in the same two colorways, however they have teased adding another color as a stretch goal.

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Re: PREORDER : Kickstarter: Mercer Watch Co - Nomad GMT

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Post by recapt » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:18 am

They don’t really mean “integrated” in that bracelet description, do they? It sure looks like it has standard lugs and end links.
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Re: PREORDER : Kickstarter: Mercer Watch Co - Nomad GMT

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recapt wrote:
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They don’t really mean “integrated” in that bracelet description, do they? It sure looks like it has standard lugs and end links.
That appears to be a mistake.
There is a pic of the watch on a standard leather strap in one of the collages above.
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