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PREORDER: Brand Direct: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Post by Animal Mother » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:32 am

Still some way to go for funding this, I'm not sure it'll be successful which is a shame because for the spec and the look the watch is quite a bargain.
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Post by Alchimus » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:17 am

So very tempted.... does anyone know the anti mag rating of this watch!?
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:07 am

Alchimus wrote:
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So very tempted.... does anyone know the anti mag rating of this watch!?
Didn't see anything about it on their campaign.
But perhaps @zmmzmm can provide that information?
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:09 am

For all the date window aficionados out there, Isotope is now offering the date window option as soon as they hit their goal.

Any existing pledge is still valid and nothing further needs to be done at the moment.
To simplify the process, they will make a survey asking who prefers a date window dial when the campaign finishes.

Here's what the date versions will look like:

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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Post by Animal Mother » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:41 pm

Alchimus wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:17 am
So very tempted.... does anyone know the anti mag rating of this watch!?
From another forum:

"ISO 764 standard states that a watch to be antimagnetic must resist a magnetic field of 4800 A/m and its accuracy must stay within +/- 30s/day as measured before the test.
Any modern ETA movement (i.e. 2824) is by itself compliant to ISO 764."

I suppose, if you order the one with the ETA, then it'll be antimag to ISO764. I've also checked other sites that quote the Miyota 9015 reaches the same antimag spec.
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Re: Preorder: Kickstarter: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Post by Animal Mother » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:06 am

With just over 24 hours to go this has only reached 67% of its goal. Sad really, it had loads of potential.

Jose, the owner of Isotope watches will be contacting all backers with a "Plan B".

I'll update here with any new info.

Edit: The kickstarter has just been cancelled. :(
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Re: CANCELED: Kickstarter: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:12 pm

As @Animal Mother reported, this Kickstarter has been

Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 1 2019



From an update announcement:

Dear backers

The Kickstarter campaign is now cancelled.

Thanks to all of you that backed the project during the last few weeks.

As explained in our previous update, we are now finalizing the necessary technical updates to reopen pledges for a short period of time on our website www.isotopewatches.co.uk

To keep everyone excited, the new offer will be even more interesting than Kickstarter so please subscribe our newsletter https://isotopewatches.com/#contact_form

Best regards and see you soon,

Jose

Co-Founder/Isotope Watches
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Re: CANCELED: Kickstarter: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Post by pgcity » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:08 am

The watch is back on pre-order:

Pre-orders open tomorrow at 3pm BST on Isotope's website.
This Wednesday, July 10, we open pre-orders to fund the production of the new Diver Goutte d'Eau Orange and Nordblad "Special Edition".
Please commit and be one of the first 90 supporters to pre-order the watch with 30% off retail price.
Please note: we will only collect payments once we have at least 90 supporters. If by the 1st of August we don't have at least 90 supporters, the watch will not be produced.

Please visit www.isotopewatches.co.uk for all options and details.
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If you are still unsure of the quality of our Goutte d'Eau, please watch the independent review by wristwatchreview.co.uk at folllowing link
https://wristwatchreview.co.uk/isotope- ... eau-review
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Re: CANCELED: Kickstarter: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Post by Animal Mother » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:57 am

It looks like there's been minor compromises with the movements for the planned release. It's gone from Miyota 9015 to Seiko NH35 and ETA2824 to SW200-1 respectively.

I've an SW200-1 in my Davosa Argonautic it it keeps time very well, to chronometer standards in fact (albeit not certified).
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Re: PREORDER: Brand Direct: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch - PREORDER STARTS Wed, July 10 @ 10AM!

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:21 am

Thanks for the heads up @pgcity
Made changes to the overall thread and the intro post to reflect this new info.
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Re: PREORDER: Brand Direct: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch - PREORDER STARTS Wed, July 10 @ 10AM!

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Post by Animal Mother » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:47 pm

Slightly amended spec. on the thickness and the movements.

Technical Specifications

Brushed case, 316L stainless steel
Case diameter 40mm
Height 13.3mm (NH35a), 12.3 (Sellita SW200-1)
Exhibition screw-down case back (Orange)
Stainless steel screw-down case back (Nordblad)
Security inner bezel
Anti-reflective crystal sapphire
Two screw-down crowns: 2 o’clock for the inner bezel and 4 o’clock to adjust time
Hands, bezel and sandwich dial with Super-LumiNova® BGW9
22 mm brushed bracelet and extension clasp in 316L stainless steel
Water resistance 200 m / 20 atm / 656 ft
Mechanical Movements

Japan made:

Automatic, self-winding Japanese caliber Seiko NH35a
Power reserve 41 hours
Accuracy -20/+40 s/day
Swiss made:
Automatic, self-winding Swiss caliber Sellita SW200-1
Power reserve 38 hours
Accuracy -12/+12 s/day
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Re: PREORDER: Brand Direct: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch - PREORDER STARTS Wed, July 10 @ 10AM!

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Post by Animal Mother » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:48 am

It's a success! Now taking orders (rather than just pledges).

There are still a few left at the lowest price I think. For the spec, it's still amazing value, especially with the SW200.
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Re: PREORDER: Brand Direct: Isotope Watches - Goutte d’Eau dive watch

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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:40 am

If you've got the time, here's an interview with Jose from Isotope by Doc Vail of NTH


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