CANCELED : Kickstarter: Rhodus Watches - Skull Diver

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CANCELED : Kickstarter: Rhodus Watches - Skull Diver

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:37 pm

This is the first Kickstarter from Rhodus Wathces out of the Netherlands for their debut model, the Skull Diver. SpoooOOOOoooky.


Early Bird pricing was around $285 SOLD OUT
Semi Early Bird pricing is around $321
Regular Bird pricing is around $357

Estimated delivery is May 2021

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There are five colorways available - Black, Blue, White, Brown, and Teal
Skull Diver is also available in date or no-date configuration.

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Specs:

- CUSTOM CASE: Skin diver style - 316L surgical-grade stainless steel
- MOVEMENT: NH35 for date version | NH38 for non-date version
- CRYSTAL: Double-dome sapphire crystal with AR coating
- WATER RESISTANCE: 300m. / 999 ft. / 30 atm
- HELIUM ESCAPE VALVE: Integrated in the case
- DIMENSIONS: 40mm case width | 41mm bezel width | 14mm thickness | 48mm lug-to-lug | 20mm lug width
- CUSTOM BRACELET: Custom beads of rice bracelet | 20mm tapering down to 18mm at the clasp | solid end-links | screw in pins
- BEZEL: 41 mm | custom markers lumed with BGW-9 Swiss Super-Luminova®
- LUMINESENCE: C3 Luminova on hands and indices / BGW-9 Swiss Super-Luminova® on bezel
- CROWN: Signed | screw down crown
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Rhodus Watches - Skull Diver

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Post by ManOnTime » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:47 pm

I like the white no-date, and that case back is pretty cool.
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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Rhodus Watches - Skull Diver

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Post by baldrick » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:03 am

Is it me or has there been a recent uptick in watches with the reversed triangular indices?

I quite like the look, but they suddenly seem to be all over the place.

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Re: PREORDER: Kickstarter: Rhodus Watches - Skull Diver

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:31 am

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Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:03 am
Is it me or has there been a recent uptick in watches with the reversed triangular indices?

I quite like the look, but they suddenly seem to be all over the place.

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I guess I'm not paying attention, because this is the first one I think I've run across.
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Re: CANCELED : Kickstarter: Rhodus Watches - Skull Diver

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:34 pm

To follow up, this Kickstarter campaign was:

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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 15 2020
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Re: CANCELED : Kickstarter: Rhodus Watches - Skull Diver

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:36 pm

Update from the project creator:

Dear friends of Rhodus,

First of I want to take this moment to extend my gratitude to all of you who took the chance and pledged for the Skull Diver project - a project that is so close to my heart. I'm humbeled by your support and kind words I have received over the past few weeks. Thank you so much!

After a fantastic start the first few days of the launch things went slow - too slow. This is why I decided to cancel the project early this morning.

I have learned so much the past few weeks. Learning from you guys, talking to other microbrand owers, discussing improvements in the micobrand communities. All very valueable. Things I will take with me for the re-launch

Re-launch?

Yes, I have decided to re-launch the Skull Diver in 2021 with a few improvements on the campaign and the product aspect - improved clasp and a slightly thinner case. I was amazed by the organic growth this project received resulting in 89 backers! 89 backers, for a first Kickstarter campaign is something I am very proud of and obviously wasn't able without you!

Stay updated!

I'm sure most of you are already subscribed to our newsletter over at www.rhoduswatches.com. If you are not, please subscribe in order to receive updates on the process and how things will go from here.

For now I am wishing you and yours all the best for 2021 - hopefully things will calm down next year and we will be able to live our lives how we used to.

All the best from The Netherlands,

David Estié
Founder of Rhodus Watches
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