UNSUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Sonne Watches - Super Dive 1000m Automatic

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UNSUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Sonne Watches - Super Dive 1000m Automatic

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:45 am

This is the first Kickstarter from Sonne Watches (Germany & Hong Kong).
Not a lot of in depth information about this campaign, and likely a catalog parts watch, but a fantastic price considering these are powered by a Sellita SW200.
This campaign is already fully funded.


Super Early Bird pricing is around $202
Early Bird pricing is around $233
Regular pricing will be $599

Estimated delivery is February 2021

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The Super Dive 1000m comes in three colorways - Orange, Black, or Blue

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Specs:

Movement: Sellita SW200
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 10.25mm
Lug to lug: 50mm
Case: 316L stainless steel
Crown: 4.5mm, screw down
Bezel: Ceramic unidirectional, 120 click
Lume: Super Luminova
Water resistance: 10ATM/1000m/3281ft
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Sonne Watches - Super Dive 1000m Automatic

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Post by BATMAN » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:15 pm

What a price! Very tempting.

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Post by flypanam » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:38 pm

Only 10mm thick? SW200? Ceramic bezel? $200? What am I missing?
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Sonne Watches - Super Dive 1000m Automatic

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Post by ivo p » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:59 pm

flypanam wrote:Only 10mm thick? SW200? Ceramic bezel? $200? What am I missing?
The Omega sign, nothing more :)


Sorry, tooo close to the original for my taste
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Post by Boourns » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:14 pm

Man what a value. Looks good, too.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Sonne Watches - Super Dive 1000m Automatic

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Post by tommy_boy » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:16 pm

ivo p wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:59 pm
flypanam wrote:Only 10mm thick? SW200? Ceramic bezel? $200? What am I missing?
The Omega sign, nothing more :)


Sorry, tooo close to the original for my taste
Yeah, my PO is scowling sideways at this watch. ;)

I'm interested to see whether it's a decent value if someone posts a review.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Sonne Watches - Super Dive 1000m Automatic

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Post by flypanam » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:24 pm

I want to give it a shot but something seems a little.. "off". Like they don't mention what material the crystal is (unless I'm missing it?). And it's made in germany according to the caseback, but it's not on the dial? Neither is the impressive WR rating. I get the pictures are a mockup, but these are things you'd want to advertise right up front, right? Missed the super early bird pricing due to my hesitation but the early pricing is still pretty tempting... It might just be the ridiculous price throwing me off, though!
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Sonne Watches - Super Dive 1000m Automatic

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:55 pm

Honestly, the vibe I'm getting is this is put together by a team who isn't quite sure what they're doing.
Could be a reason why priced so cheap.

And low cost enough where seems less of a risk if doesn't pan out.
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Post by DogOnTime » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:33 pm

Looks like bootlegs with dial name swapped; not to mention way too many photoshopped images... I'd avoid it.
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Post by Stretch44 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:21 pm

Something just seems off about it.
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Post by Thrax » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:20 am

For starters, their ridiculously ill-fitting logo is off-centerline in their promo shots. And despite the specs, they somehow look incredibly chintzy.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Sonne Watches - Super Dive 1000m Automatic

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Post by sobwanhoser » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:01 am

Thrax wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:20 am
For starters, their ridiculously ill-fitting logo is off-centerline in their promo shots. And despite the specs, they somehow look incredibly chintzy.
At least they picked a nice font :)
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Re: UNSUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Sonne Watches - Super Dive 1000m Automatic

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:29 pm

This is new.

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

SUSPENDED

Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter 13 days ago
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Re: UNSUCCESSFUL : Kickstarter: Sonne Watches - Super Dive 1000m Automatic

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:30 pm

I didn't really look into why the campaign was suspended by Kickstarter, but I'm sure there's a story to be told.
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