River Watch Company Tiber Diver on Kickstarter

The Tiber diver collection by River Watch Company.

The Tiber diver collection by River Watch Company.

It has been a while since I last reported on a Kickstarter campaign, but I did not wanted to miss River Watch Company’s Tiber Diver. In less than a day, they managed to raise more than $40,000 out of their $60,000 goal and it’s not a surprise, the Tiber Diver, as you will see, comes with all the ingredients of an instant hit.

The company is based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, in the heart of the magnificent Fraser River Valley, which actually gave the name to this microbrand.

The Tiber Diver is their debut collection, consisting of two pieces inspired by the dual crown dive watches of the 50s and 60s. The Tiber Tuxedo has a black dial with vintage coloured C3 Superluminova, beautifully matched with a brown leather strap. On their second model, the Tiber Sport, the silver sunburst dial is using blue BGW9 Superluminova and is matched with matt black Crazy Horse leather strap.

With a diameter of 42 mm, 50 mm lug to lug and 11.3 mm height, the Tiber Diver is well proportioned piece, with an appeal to both gents and ladies.

Tiber Diver for her and for him.

Tiber Diver for her and for him.

Under the hood, you will find almost every microbrand’s darling, the Miyota 9015 automatic calibre.

Things I like about the Tiber: the size, the internal rotating bezel, the good choice of lume, no date window and those good looking leather straps. These pictures were taken using pre-production prototypes and the guys at River Watch Co are promising that the production models will be even nicer.

By the time, I wrote this article the lowest pledges are all gone, but there are still a few left at $400. With the shipping expected for November-December, why not start your Christmas shopping early?

For more pictures and details go to their campaign page or check out their website at

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