We like meeting new watch brands, and watching them grow over the years. Often, we’ll be in pretty close contact when things start up, and then as they take off, you sort of fall out of touch. Then, all of a sudden, it’s five years down the road, and you realize the brand has hit a pretty significant milestone for independent watches. That’s what we’ve got with the 5th anniversary Manchester Watch Works Tatoskok.
Over time, I’ve gotten to spend time with both the quartz and mechanical versions of the watch (you can tell them apart by the last letter of the name), and that’s what the brand has on offer here. Whatever you might prefer, for whatever reason, you can get your watch with either a quartz (Ronda 715li) or mechanical (Miyota 9015/90s5) movement.
You might note that there are two different mechanical movements listed there. That’s because, should you opt for that one in your Manchester Watch Works Tatoskok, you can choose between date or no-date options. Date is where it’s at for me, especially as the date wheel is color matched (at least to the black dial). I also like that we’ve got a new bracelet showing up here, a president-style three-link with the same matte finish that the case has on it. This keeps things out of dress-diver territory, but you also won’t be worrying about smudges and the like when you, you know, are actually living life and using the watch.
As of the time of writing this article, the campaign for the Manchester Watch Works Tatoskok sat at about 68% funded, with the campaign wrapping up on April 30th. Earlybird pricing starts off at just $230 for the quartz version, or $290 for the automatic. Either way, a very nice deal. Myself, given the mechanicals divers I already have, I think I’d go the quartz route. Something to be said about the always-accurate reliability (and shock resistance) of a quartz, thereby make this a pretty solid option for weekend adventures and camping. As we mentioned, the campaign wraps at the end of the month, so check it out now if you’re interested. campaign page
- Brand & Model: Manchester Watch Works Tatoskok
- Price: Earlybird pricing starts at $230 (quartz) and $290 (automatic)
- Who’s it for? You want a relatively compact “puck” diver on what looks to be a rather nice bracelet
- Would I wear it? Yes, I certainly would – the black dial looks classic
- What I’d change: Something feels off with the hour hand to me – I’d explore playing around with it some
- The best thing about it: This is a compact design at a great price
Tech Specs from Manchester Watch Works
- 45mm corrosion resistant, surgical grade 316L stainless steel case with polished and brushed finishes
- 45mm length for a comfortable fit on all wrists from small to large
- Slim 11mm case height; 12.8mm total height including the crystal
- 30 ATM/300m water resistance
- Brushed finished
- Screwed down, specially engraved case back (“Quinque Annorum” means 5 years)
- Dial: applied C3 lumed markers and a 12:00 marker inspired by the American diver down flag
- Knurled unidirectional 120 click bezel
- Aluminum bezel insert with C3 lumed swallow-tail 12:00 marker inspired by the international diver down flag
- Hands: C3 lumed brushed hands with red-tipped seconds hand
- Crown: Knurled engraved 4:00 screw-down crown
- Crystal: Double domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating to minimize distortions and reflections
- Solid stainless steel president style bracelet with gentle taper from 22mm at lugs to 18mm at clasp
- Engraved flip lock clasp has solid steel bridges and 6 micro-adjustment holes
- Dial choices of enameled Deep Cave Black or matte Murky Lake Green with date or without date window at 4:00
- Orange is being set as a stretch goal for the campaign
- Shipped in a custom 3 watch canvas travel roll
- TATOSKOK (with a ‘K’ at the end) is powered by the robust, reliable Japanese made Miyota/Citizen 9015 (date) or 90s5 (no date) hacking and handwinding automatic movement with 28,800 bph and a 42 power reserve
- TATOSKOQ (with a ‘Q’ at the end) is powered by the Swiss made Ronda 715Li quartz movement with hacking, a 10 year battery and end-of-life (EOL) indicator
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