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CANCELED : Kickstarter: TC-9 Watches - Bronze Vintage Navy Diver Watch *RELAUNCH*

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Post by TheJohnP » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:30 pm

The campaign below was recently cancelled by TC-9 due to changes in dial and hand options.
This is the new link to the current campaign:





See below for original campaign details:

TC-9 Watches out of England, have launched their 8th Kickstarter campaign for their new bronze vintage Navy Diver Watch.
A classic cushion divers case inspired by the Navy dive watches of the 1940s – just smaller, slimmer and more elegant than the bronze beasts you usually see.

Of their 8 campaigns, two were canceled and five were fully funded.


Super Early Bird pricing is around $234
Kickstarter pricing is around $259
Unable to determine the regular pricing.

Estimated delivery is September 2020

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Available in three dial options and choice of five straps:

Field Watch Dial
Black dial finished with vintage bronze super luminious paint.

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California Dial
Black dial finished with C3 Lume.

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Classic TC-9 Solid Brass California Dial
Solid Brass dial with vintage effect finishing - C3 lume.

(NOTE - this dial is a protype and the final version will not have a date window and the watch will have a seconds hand)

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Specs:

- Solid bronze case.
- 42 mm wide.
- 48 mm lug to lug.
- Super Slim 10 mm thick.
- Solid bronze screw down crown.
- Titanium case back finished in Bronze PVD with sapphire glass.
- Seiko Automatic NH35A movement.
- Domed sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on the front and back of the watch.
- 10 ATM waterproof.
- 5 strap choices: Genuine Horween leather straps in Tobaco Brown, Dark Vintage Brown or Vintage Green. Alternatively you can choose a Green Cordura strap or Rubber strap.
- Solid bronze buckle.
- Leather TC-9 travel case that holds 2 watches.
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Re: CANCELED : Kickstarter: TC-9 Watches - Bronze Vintage Navy Diver Watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 15, 2020 10:24 am

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign has been

CANCELED

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 13 2020

Well, technically TEMPORARILY POSTPONED.
The project is scheduled to restart next Friday, May 22.

Message from TC-9:

Dear Backers

Unfortunaltey there is a lot of confusion around the hand and dial layout of this watch. We have tried to accomodate many backers ideas and rather than lead to a collobrative design effort we have ended up in a situation where backers are unclear what they will receive.

This is not a good way to run a Kickstarter project and will cause massive probems later. We can forsee a siutuation with backers not being happy with the final watch and wanting refunds.

We are not prepared to finish this project with so many unaswered questions as it is not fair on backers and is to bis a risk for our company.

Therefore we are going to postpone this project. We will relaunch this watch later with FINAL designs. These final designs will follow what has been discussed here. We then will not allow any chages to be made whatsoever and backers can be happy in what they are backing.

This is the best way to ensure we make a great watch that everyone is happy with.

It would be very useful to us if backers could reply to this update below and let us know what Dial they were going to choose and what colour hands they like (black or bronze) and weather they want a lumed seconds hand or not.

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Re: PREORDER : Kickstarter: TC-9 Watches - Bronze Vintage Navy Diver Watch *RELAUNCH*

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Post by TheJohnP » Wed May 20, 2020 7:37 pm

TC-9 has relaunched the Kickstarter for the Bronze Vintage Navy Diver Watch.
Here is the new and updated link:


Super Early Bird pricing is around $232
Kickstarter pricing is around $257
Regular price will be about $425

Estimated delivery is October 2020

Update from original campaign is a choice between five dial options.
Still have same choice between five straps.

Dial Option 1 - Military Field Watch Dial
- Black dial finished with vintage bronze super luminious paint.
- Black hands with vintage super lume.

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Dial Option 2 - Classic California dial in black.
- Finished with C3 Lume.
- Blue Hand with C3 Lume.
- This watch will also be available with BRONZE HANDS as an option (Hands can be chosen at end of project).

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Dial Option 3 - Classic TC-9 Solid Brass California dial
(this dial is a prototype and the final version will not have a date window and the watch will have a seconds hand)
- Solid Brass dial with vintage effect finishing - C3 lume. A totally unique dial.
- Black hands with C3 lume.
- This watch will also be available WITHOUT the vintage aged effect finish. This means the dial will not have the crackled effect on the brass.

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Dial Option 4 -
Classic TC-9 Numbers Brass Number dial
(this dial is a prototype and the final version will not have a date window and the watch will have a seconds hand)
- Solid Brass dial with vintage effect finishing - C3 lume. A totally unique dial.
- Black hands with C3 lume.
- This watch will also be available WITHOUT the vintage aged effect finish. This means the dial will not have the crackled effect on the brass.

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Watch Option 5 - Teal Numbers dial with Fume Finish
- Vintage Superluminious paint on dial and hands.
- Bronze Hands.

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Same Specs:

- Solid bronze case.
- 42 mm wide.
- 48 mm lug to lug.
- Super Slim 10 mm thick.
- Solid bronze screw down crown.
- Titanium case back finished in Bronze PVD with sapphire glass.
- Seiko Automatic NH35A movement.
- Domed sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating on the front and back of the watch.
- 10 ATM waterproof.
- 5 strap choices: Genuine Horween leather straps in Tobaco Brown, Dark Vintage Brown or Vintage Green. Alternatively you can choose a Green Cordura strap or Rubber strap.
- Solid bronze buckle.
- Leather TC-9 travel case that holds 2 watches.
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Re: PREORDER : Kickstarter: TC-9 Watches - Bronze Vintage Navy Diver Watch *RELAUNCH*

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Post by USMChawk » Thu May 21, 2020 12:13 am

This one got me. I’m in for one with dial #4.
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Post by WPybus » Thu May 21, 2020 1:05 am

Loving the teal fume face.....vintage brass looks good as well....dammit
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Re: CANCELED : Kickstarter: TC-9 Watches - Bronze Vintage Navy Diver Watch *RELAUNCH*

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri May 29, 2020 1:26 pm

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

CANCELED

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 26 2020.


Update from TC-9:

"Dear Backers

We have been informed by our case supplier that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, they have an extensive back up of work. They have informed us that we could potentially be looking at a 3 month delay - taking us into 2021.

This is bad news and means we will have to cancel this project. We will not take backers money and then inflict months of delays on them like lots of Watch Kickstrater campaigns will. It seems this project has been cursed with bad luck - but there you have it - it is what it is.

We will proceed to make this watch without KickStarter funding and it will go straight for sale on our web site early next year. We will offer the watch for sale at the original early bird price to all KS backers who come to our website to buy the watch.

Please join our mailing list at

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to get updated on launch.

Many thanks for your support."
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