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UNSUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Spectre Time - Frostbite 200M Dive Watch - RELAUNCH

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:51 pm

This is the second Kickstarter for the Frostbite dive watch by Spectre Time. The first one was canceled.

Link to updated campaign:


Review my @ManOnTime: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=1721&p=59286&hilit ... ite#p59286

Early Bird pricing is around $276
Kickstarter pricing is around $297
Regular price will be about $369

Estimated delivery is September 2020

Updated specs:

The Frostbite Case:
> Diameter 42 mm
> Height 14.5 mm (including caseback and crystal)
> Lug-to-lug 49.8 mm
> Lug width 22 mm
> Water resistance 20 ATM (200 meters / 660 feet)
> Weight 110 g
> Case made from 316L Stainless Steel
> Case cut-outs for weight reduction with textured finish
> Glass made from double-dome sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside
> Screw-down caseback with laser etched artwork
> 120-click unidirectional bezel filled with Grade A Swiss Super-LumiNova™ BGW9
> Aluminium bezel insert
> Screw-down crown with laser engraved logo

The Frostbite Movement:
> Seiko NH35A self-winding, Japan made automatic movement
> Hours, minutes, central seconds
> Seconds hand hacking
> Power reserve 41 hours
> 24 jewels, 21‘600 vph, 3hz

The Frostbite Dial:
> Galvanized, 3D Rifling pattern
> Gunmetal outer dial with machined grooves finished with sandblasted texture
> Applied metal indices, filled with Grade A Swiss Super-LumiNova™ C3
> Minute markers filled with Grade A Swiss Super-LumiNova™ BGW9

The Frostbite Hands:
> Diamond cut
> Hour hand brushed, filled with Grade A Swiss Super-LumiNova™ C3
> Minute hand brushed, filled with Grade A Swiss Super-LumiNova™ C3
> Central second hand brushed, filled with Grade A Swiss Super-LumiNova™ C3

The Frostbite Straps:
> Strap #1 is a hypoallergenic hybrid silicone strap, 22 x 20 mm
> Quick release function
*Note: Straps can be swapped with any generic 22mm straps.

The Frostbite Buckle:
> Standard oversized buckle




Original campaign info below:



Very Early Bird pricing for first 24 hours is around $281
Kickstarter pricing is around $340
Regular price will be about $449

Estimated delivery is August 2020

The watch is available in five colorways:

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Specs:

- CASE: 42mm, 316L Stainless Steel (Measured at bezel)
- LUG WIDTH: 22mm
- LUG TO LUG: 49.8mm
- THICKNESS: 14.5mm (Includes caseback and crystal)
- GLASS: Double Dome Sapphire Crystal, anti-reflective coating
- BEZEL: 120-click unidirectional bezel
- MOVEMENT: Seiko NH35A Automatic, Made in Japan
- CROWN: Screw-down crown
- LUME: C3, BGW9 Swiss Superluminova
- WATER RESISTANCE: 20ATM/200m/660ft
- STRAP: Hypoallergenic Hybrid Silicone Strap - Standard Length (Swappable with any 3rd party strap)

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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Spectre Time - Frostbite 200M Dive Watch **24 hour sale pricing through 3/28**

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Post by BATMAN » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:21 pm

Cool hands. Digging the copper. I find it's always easy to pass on a Kickstarter watch once I've missed out on the best price. Just can't bring myself to pay more than I could have paid before. Just me?

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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Spectre Time - Frostbite 200M Dive Watch **24 hour sale pricing through 3/28**

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Post by baldrick » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:58 pm

Not just you. I can just about justify a little extra if I really like it, but not the massive (in percentage terms) hikes for latecomers.

Have passed on quite a few projects because of this.

I get why they do it and don't really have a problem with the practice, just turns me right off.

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Re: CANCELED: Kickstarter: Spectre Time - Frostbite 200M Dive Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:48 am

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

CANCELED

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 3 2020


There was a note from creators about the cancellation, but only for backers.
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Re: CANCELED: Kickstarter: Spectre Time - Frostbite 200M Dive Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:55 pm

The cancellation message for backers was forwarded to me by @diecycling.
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Dear Backers,

I have made a difficult decision to cancel this campaign due to current circumstances(Review delays etc..) in the coming days. Rest assured i will be re-launching on the 11th May 2020 at 0900 EST.

Good News! I have managed to secure a lower MOQ with the supplier making use of the current world situation and there will be slight price changes made as well. Shipping prices however will remain the same as they have in fact increased as couriers have slapped on additional surcharges during this period. Also, the very early bird price will be based on quantity instead of a time limit as i have received way too many messages asking if there is a possibility to get it at that lower price and i strongly believe that the campaign would have been funded within a few days if this was the case.

Please do follow this page or sign up for the newsletter on the website at www.spectre-time.com.

I thank you and greatly appreciate all the support you have given me for this campaign. Till we meet again! Keep yourself and your love ones safe, God Bless~

My contact lines are open and i will be more than happy to answer any questions and i am open to any suggestions.

Feel free to email me at : info@spectre-time.com

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Re: CANCELED: Kickstarter: Spectre Time - Frostbite 200M Dive Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:55 pm

Another update shared by @diecycling


The new Frostbite campaign url will be:


There have been a few changes made to the Frostbite for example upgrading of the Swiss Super-Luminova to Grade A (which is stronger and lasts even longer), etc..

The base currency is in Singapore Dollars and at this point in time. The early birds get to enjoy the Frostbite at USD $279 excluding shipping which is limited to the first 100 backers. It is a steal at that price for what i am offering :)

Plenty of reviews will be released within this month of April.

Looking forward to the next launch on 11th May 2020, 0900EST.

Lets get this funded and God Bless!

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Re: PREORDER : Kickstarter: Spectre Time - Frostbite 200M Dive Watch - RELAUNCH

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon May 11, 2020 10:38 pm

Relaunch of Kickstarter campaign is live!
See above for latest link.

And speaking of links, here's one for the Frostbite review by @ManOnTime:

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 29, 2020 1:11 pm

With three days to go, they're only 57% funded.
Don't believe that the second time is going to be the charm for the Frostbite.
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Post by ManOnTime » Fri May 29, 2020 2:14 pm

Damn. :( It really is a nice watch.
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Re: PREORDER : Kickstarter: Spectre Time - Frostbite 200M Dive Watch - RELAUNCH

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 29, 2020 2:30 pm

ManOnTime wrote:
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Damn. :( It really is a nice watch.
They could go direct.
Starting to see that happen more and more.
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Post by diecycling » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:22 am

TheJohnP wrote:
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They could go direct.
Starting to see that happen more and more.
Hope so. I liked the watch as well – not just another Submariner reimagining. The lugs reminded me of the Luminox ICE-SAR series. Maybe there's a chance the dyslexic Zorro logo becomes an "S". ;)
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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:58 pm

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

UNSUCCESSFUL

The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, June 2 2020 9:00 AM EDT
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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:58 pm

The final update from project creator:

Hi,

It looks like this campaign will not be funded successfully. The Frostbite will not be produced as this will be a purely crowdfunded watch. There might be a another crowdfunding campaign for it in the future but there is no exact date and time at the moment.

Thank you for all those who have backed this campaign!

Until the next time, take care and stay safe.

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