Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cool Kickstarter Watch Project: NATO Tactical Survival MIL-DIVER watch

If you are looking for innovation and unique style, you have to check out micro-brand watch projects on Kickstarter.  I recently learned of a very interesting dive watch project.  The NATO Tactical Survival MIL-DIVER watch from NATO Brand USA offers all the goodness of a first-rate, automatic, dive watch and adds the innovation of a patent-pending bezel lock that prevents the bezel from rotating once it is locked down.  The watch might take bumps and bashes, but with a locked bezel, your oxygen-tank time doesn't accidentally get shorter!

NATO Tactical Survival MIL-DIVER watches

According to the NATO Tactical Survival MIL-DIVER watches kickstarter site, the MIL-DIVERs will have a screw down crown and will be water resistant to 300 feet or 100 meters (10 Atmospheres).  The case will be stainless steel and the bezel will be ceramic.  

NATO Tactical Survival MIL-DIVER watch partially submerged

NATO Tactical Survival MIL-DIVER watches will be built with a reliable Miyota 9015 Automatic Movement.  For night operations, Super Luminova coatings will be used to emit light all night long until your mission is complete!

Higher pledge levels will be able to choose a Stealth Series watch which will feature a black PVD coated case.  If the project reaches stretch objectives, great things will happen.  If the project raises $40,000, a leather strap will be available.  If the project reaches $50,000, each watch will be upgraded to an amazing 300 meters or 1000 feet of water resistance. If the project reaches $70,000 chronometers will become available.

There are a couple of interesting aspects of this project.  First, each watch will be assembled and cased in the United States.  Second, even small donations to this project are welcomed.  NATO Brand USA will provide cool swag for donations as small as $5.  Check the kickstarter project page for NATO Tactical Survival MIL-DIVER watch for details.  This project could be very exciting.  If you'd like to be a part of it, check them out and pledge as soon as possible.

[As of 2024, the kickstarter campaigns are over.  But, NATO brand watches are available from the NATO Brand USA website.]

Note:  NATO Tactical Survival MIL-DIVER is a trademark of NATO Brand USA.  Photos used are courtesy of NATO Brand USA.


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