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I believe some of our fellow forum members have ordered one of these upcoming models. For those that have here is an update for you.

Thus far the American made Padded zipper cases that each of these will ship in have arrived.




On 12/8/2015 we got an update from the supplier of most of our parts. We were told everything is coming together smoothly thus far. They also sent a photo of a dial which has not been completed as of yet but you can get a really good idea of what the finished product looks like. Also with the dial you can see the Swiss ETA 955.112 movement we will be using. Note that the chapter ring has yet to be finished and the lume has not been applied to the dial as of yet.




For those that have not purchased one of those or even have no idea what we are talking about. Here is a render of the watch.



Here is how the watch came about. Minuteman Watch Co has had a pretty solid following with Military, LEO, and EMS. We have been blessed to have some fans in the Special Operations community and have even done a special watch in the past for a team of 5th SF guys.

Enter the Jester part of the story.

Jester is a well known Patriotic Hactivist who in March of 2015 was listed in Time Magazines list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” Which you can view that list here

He has a bit of a following in Information Security by folks who are the in the military and or work for various government agencies. As such he and we were both somewhat aware of each other.

Turns out Jester also likes watches and a few months ago contacted us to see if we might be interested in some sort of collaboration. Which we discussed it for awhile and decided to come up with a design and test the waters mostly with people that follow Jester.

The dial design was supplied by Jester which as you can see has several elements from past Minuteman models. The response was strong enough that we decided to offer the watch for pre-sale. We funded the project fairly quickly. Most of the people ordering are fans of Jester. Though we have also had a fair amount who were previous Minuteman customers and or first time buyers who liked what they saw. I believe some of the folks that placed an order are also members here on the forum.

I believe this may be the first time a watch brand has partnered with a hacker to bring a watch model to market.

If any of you have any questions feel free to ask. =)
 

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For those of you that may have ordered one of these. All of the parts needed should be here in the next 14 days.
 

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The parts we are still waiting on should be on the way to us next week. Here is a photo showing a finished dial with hands. We plan to build out no more than 50 of these and 35 have been pre-sold.

 

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We have all of the parts in house and have started building and shipping watches to those that pre-ordered.

Here is a photo of a watch that just shipped.
Overall I am quite pleased with how these have turned out. We may offer another model this year with this case design.





 
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