Dark Water 300: Prototype Edition

Posted by Daniel Simmons


The Dark Water 300 was first conceptualized in a series of sketches in the early part of 2018. Our original designs had included a total of 9 different color combinations which we painstakingly narrowed down to 5. During our prototyping phase, we created physical copies of each of the 5 color options, but eventually decided that we would market a single black on black watch to be named the ‘Dark Water’. Over the course of the next few months, we began to showcase the first productions sample of the Dark Water 300. Our customers loved the design, but a strong contingent of fans began asking for a second blue color option. Due to the requests, we officially released the Dark Water 300 in August 2019, in both the original black on black, as well as the requested blue colorway.

These very limited model Dark Waters are almost identical to the official production models, however you will notice the following differences on the Prototype Edition dials:

- Thinner Hour and Minute Hands
- Japanese Luminova as opposed to Swiss SuperLuminova
- Different Date Window Design

Less than 5 units of each prototype color were ever assembled, making these watches extremely rare.

** The Dark Water Prototype Edition Will Be Available For Sale on Friday, September 18th at 10AM Eastern Time.


  • Case Diameter: 43mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Brushed and Polished Finishing
  • Movement: Seiko NH36A Automatic
  • Number of Jewels: 24
  • Strap: Silicone Rubber
  • Water Resistance: 30ATM / 300M / 1000FT
  • Luminescence: Yes (Hands and Hour Markers)
  • Glass: Sapphire Crystal