Why Nordberg Skagerrak?
After successfully selling out our first collection, Nordberg Kattegatt, we asked our customers what they were looking for in the perfect watch. The answer we received was: A slightly smaller all-around watch with a simple design and an automatic movement, on a stainless steel bracelet at a superior price. Consequently, with the close involvement of our active followers, the Nordberg Skagerrak was born, drawing inspiration from the surroundings of the Swedish west coast.
We have understood that many of you, just like us, are looking for a watch that goes back to basics - without parts from the moon, meteors or sunken boats. With this in mind, we designed the Nordberg Skagerrak with focus on the Swedish heritage of simplicity and robustness. The watch comes in two editions: Day and Night, limited to 250 pieces.
Day and night edition
Day: Inspired by the sunrise of icy winter mornings on the island Tjörn, just outside Gothenburg, we designed the Nordberg Skagerrak: Day Edition. The white, matte color of the dial symbolizes the biting cold synonymous with the Nordics. The dark blue second hand reflects the Skagerrak ocean, which is constantly in motion and therefore never completely freezes to ice. The beautiful contrast between the two colors is a sight to behold and is stunningly replicated in the Nordberg Skagerrak: Day Edition.
Night: Swedish summer nights are short – the sun barely sets behind the horizon! This results in a truly breathtaking color combination observed when the sun rests for a couple of hours before rising to signal the start of a gorgeous new summer day. Those first yellow rays of the morning sun, reflected by the sharp yellow second hand, piercing the dark summer night sky in Strömstad are what inspired us when we created the Nordberg Skagerrak: Night Edition. The yellow second hand is a legacy from our first collection, Nordberg Kattegatt.
The two second hands combined have the same color scheme as the Swedish yellow-blue flag. The indices are designed with the bare cliffs along the west coast in mind. The collection is limited to 250 watches with two years of international warranty, where you as a customer get to choose your own unique number between 1-250.
Two editions: Day and Night
Movement: Seiko NH35-N (Nordberg Watches Edition): An automatic, robust movement with date complication
Power reserve: 40h
Diameter: 39mm, crown excluded
Water resistance: 100m / 10 ATM
Material: 316L stainless steel, both case and bracelet
Lug width: 18mm
Additional strap: NATO
Limited edition: Yes, 250 pieces with individual choice of number
Open case back: Yes, for educational purposes
Crystal: Sapphire, on both sides
Lume: C3, on watch hands
Charity: Contribution to the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation's work for sea and fishing by donating 100 SEK (about $12 or €9.8) for every sold watch
Shipping: Free shipping worldwide
2021-07-27 - 2021-07-29
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1. The winner of the giveaway will receive one of the watches of the upcoming Nordberg Skagerrak collection. The collection is expected to be delivered no earlier than November 2021.
Nordberg Watches' why is to help people open their eyes to mechanical watches and to lower the barriers to enter the watch community. We do this by creating affordable and uncomplicated entry watches that will ignite a watch interest for the broader market.
Our first watch collection, Nordberg Kattegatt, was limited to 50 pieces. Kattegatt sold out in only one week in February 2020. The world is now going through a very troublesome time at the moment and everyone is affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Despite this, we are trying the make the most out of the "working from home" to present our next project. The second automatic watch collection will be launched on Kickstarter 15 July 2021.
The previous model: Nordberg Kattegatt
Powered by an automatic Miyota 8215.
Stainless steel case, measuring 42 mm in diameter.
The Kattegatt was delivered on a genuine leather strap, created to last. In addition to this, a complimentary nato strap of choice was included.
Contribution to the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation's.
Limited to 50 pieces with individual choice of number.
Kattegatt is the name of the ocean surrounding Gothenburg.
Every day, year-round, large scale fishing in Swedish waters is ongoing, bottom trawls destroy the seabed, unwanted fish are thrown back and biodiversity is threatened. All this even happens in protected areas with threatened species and habitats. But development can be reversed if we help. Protection should be protection for real.
Therefore, Nordberg Watches decided to contribute to the Swedish society for Nature Conservation's work for sea and fishing by donating 100 SEK (about $12) for every sold Nordberg watch. This was a part of our work to save the surrounding areas of Gothenburg, where the first collection Kattegatt was our first step.
Thank you Swedish society for Nature Conservation's for your amazing work, we look forward to cooperate with you to help save our oceans.
The Nordberg Watches team consists of four Swedish watch enthusiasts: Jakob, Henrik, Johan and Charlie, with a close connection to the Swedish west coast. The name Nordberg Watches originates from the surname Nordberg which is Johan's mother's family name. In Swedish, Nord means north and Berg means mountain, which suits our focus on nature as well as the simplicity and unique environment of the Nordics.
The idea behind Nordberg Watches was born when we realized that there are many people out there who have started to grow an interest in watches, just as we once did. It is difficult to navigate the watch market, and the barriers to entry the watch community are high. With Nordberg Watches, we make automatic watches available to people who, like ourselves, do not have a huge watch budget.
Over the years, many have asked us for help finding the right watch. We are passionate about helping people explore and develop their interest in watches and the mechanics behind them. Therefore, we create affordable and uncomplicated entry watches that will help open up an interest in automatic movements for the broader market. We welcome all watch enthusiasts, whether you are a first timer or an experienced watch collector, to participate in our community.