Loved by American GIs in the Vietnam War, the TC-9 Divers Watch was inspired by the favored Seiko 6105 diver watch from the 1970s. It is rugged and durable and rather iconic, and the company aims to recreate that design with these watches.
The TC-9 Divers Watch features a generous 44-millimeter case that is crafted out of either beautiful, brushed stainless steel or black PVD depending on your choice. The case is slightly curved, making it a stylish option for those who have smaller wrists. An aluminum bezel insert offers 12-hour markers for your convenience and has an unconditional 120-click design. Within, the dial that comes included is available in either a rich, dark sapphire blue or a stark black color. There are Super Lume paint features on both the hand and the dial, making it simple to see the time in any sort of environment. Covering the dial is a sapphire crystal glass that can resist any scratches or nicks.
Powering each watch is a Seiko NH35A movement which is an automatic, reliable Japanese movement that can be hand wound at will. This watch boasts a water resistance up to 1,000 feet. The strap is a ballistic nylon ZULU strap that offers a contrasting black or stainless steel buckle. Finally, the watch comes with a TC-9 leather travel case.
At the time of writing, TC-9 watches are being crowdsourced on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. The campaign has reached its goal of $16,304 by way of $29,049 in pledges with 12 days to go. A minimum pledge of $175 gets you a stainless steel TC-9 Divers Watch.