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Hello WUS!

Many and great thanks to Brad and the admins for allowing us to post here.

I'm Reuven, a co-founder of Rebel Time Co. with my brother Shneur. We launched our first line a little over a year ago, and have since then been working on our newest model the Swiss Made automatic AquaFin Rebel Diver which launches Aug 15 for presell on Kickstarter.



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We decided to go all out on this one, Swiss Automatic, Swiss Made with the new guidelines. Took a few tries until we got to a design that we felt was different enough, and made a few sets of changes as we got our samples always trying to make this the best watch you can get for under $500.

Specs:

Swiss Made.
42mm diameter.
13.5mm thick.
Sellita sw200-1 Automatic movement.
Wave pattern dial.
Domed sapphire crystal front with AR coating & sapphire crystal back.
30 ATM's (300m) water resistance.
Screw down crowns and case back.
High-grade rubber strap.
Internal rotating bezel.
316l stainless steel case.
Swiss Superluminova and the indices and bezel.
PVD black or stainless steel
Limited edition, marked and numbered.

Since these photos were take we have:
Updated the crowns to have deeper indents to make them easier to turn.
Made the logo smaller.

We launch tomorrow, Tuesday August 15 on Kickstarter and have the lowest price for the first 48 hours at only $449. I will post the KS link once it goes live.

Would love to hear your comments and questions, as there is always something that we likely overlooked and can improve for production.

Specs below.

Link to the Kickstarter Our Instagram Our website




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Welcome Reuven and Shneur!

I'm a sucker for a unique, bold dive watch and yours clicks a lot of "boxes" for me. Best of luck on your campaign and I look forward to seeing our members posting pics of their AquaFins.

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We have been fiddling with an idea we have (still secret :)) that would allow us to add basic smart watch features sych as features from a fit bit without needing to charge the actual watch. I cant say its in the works, but its something we are exploring.
 

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Really impressed with this one. Things that would have made it perfect for me, a non pvd bezel as that black is going to get scratched easily. Some more colors like orange or aqua blue, and a decorated movement not just rotor.

Obviously that last wish would have made it more expensive, but slap a name brand on this one and it would cost $1000+.
 

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Thank you for your feedback.

We have three more colors, including orange and blue saved for when we hit a certain qty as a stretch goal. There is a non pvd version. The yellow will be brushed metal.

Really impressed with this one. Things that would have made it perfect for me, a non pvd bezel as that black is going to get scratched easily. Some more colors like orange or aqua blue, and a decorated movement not just rotor.

Obviously that last wish would have made it more expensive, but slap a name brand on this one and it would cost $1000+.
 

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Thank you for your feedback.

We have three more colors, including orange and blue saved for when we hit a certain qty as a stretch goal. There is a non pvd version. The yellow will be brushed metal.
Very nice. Now the yellow version being non pvd, it looks like that just includes the case? I mean't the case and bezel being non pvd and just brushed. Also, love that goal for the deployment clasp.

How is the text on the case by the crowns applied?
 

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Engraved and then filled with ink.

Very nice. Now the yellow version being non pvd, it looks like that just includes the case? I mean't the case and bezel being non pvd and just brushed. Also, love that goal for the deployment clasp.

How is the text on the case by the crowns applied?
 

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Quick Update:

We are now at $70,000. Only $5,000 away from our first stretch goal.

Hope you can help us get there and thank you all for your support!
 

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Quick Update:

We are now at $70,000. Only $5,000 away from our first stretch goal.

Hope you can help us get there and thank you all for your support!
Congrats on meeting your first stretch goal! Can't say I'm surprised--this is a really impressive watch for the price.
 

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We are one pledge away from 100k.

Update coming in the next day or so regarding DLC coating.

Thank you to our WUS backers!

Congrats on meeting your first stretch goal! Can't say I'm surprised--this is a really impressive watch for the price.
 

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Hey Rebel, this is a good looking watch, especially for the price. I'm curious Reuven, what are your design inspirations based upon? Where did you get your inspiration from? It's very unique.
 

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There was no one watch that inspired it. We knew what we did not want. We interviewed a few designers until we had one that we thought could channel our vision for something different, and narrowed it down and tweaked it from there.

Hey Rebel, this is a good looking watch, especially for the price. I'm curious Reuven, what are your design inspirations based upon? Where did you get your inspiration from? It's very unique.
 

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Congrats on meeting your first stretch goal! Can't say I'm surprised--this is a really impressive watch for the price.
Thanks. We just shipped last week the last watches from the campaign. You can see some of the feedback on the watch if you scroll through the comments section on the KS campaign. If any WUS members bought, would love to see a review or two here.
 
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