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Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer

Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer Watch Releases

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After the success of the JM-D103 on Kickstarter in 2017, the team at Jack Mason, a popular watch company located in the heart of Dallas, Texas, immediately set to work on the next project. We took some time to consider each pillar in our watch collection and dream up what the most fully realized version of those watches could be.

Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer Watch Releases

With all Jack Mason timepieces, the starting point and central goal is function. For this particular project, we wanted to create a more specific product – one with all of the bells and whistles. So, we’re making our return to Kickstarter to present the first watch of our Pinnacle Series, The Regatta Timer.

Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer Watch Releases

Introducing the Regatta Timer JM-N105. With functionality as the central focus for this design, our traditional nautical dial blueprint has been reimagined to prominently feature the regatta countdown timer, an essential part to yachting and extremely accurate timekeeping.

Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer Watch Releases

The case features our first ever bidirectional compass bezel for quick orienteering operation. In the event that you find yourself overboard, this dive quality watch features a depth rating of 20 ATM.

Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer Watch Releases

The Regatta Timer boasts a Swiss movement, another first for Jack Mason timepieces. The precision carried by the “Swiss made” name is consistent not only with yacht timing functionality, but also with the day to day accuracy of the watch function.


Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer Watch Releases

The inspiration for the Regatta Timer was taken from a collection of childhood memories shared with us by a member of our Jack Mason family. The tales of her and her father sailing and racing their many family owned vessels in community regattas inspired us to dig deeper into the history of regatta and the yacht timer. There, we discovered the origin of America’s Cup and the rich history of watches and regatta.

Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer Watch Releases

After meticulous research and before we put pen to paper, we decided to break down the yachting category into four main components from which our designs could be influenced: historic, leisure, casual sport, and professional.

Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer Watch Releases

The goal was to design a watch for the casual sport customer: a weekend enthusiast or even a yachting fan; someone who understands the heritage story and is emotionally connected in some way to the lifestyle.

Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer Watch Releases

With a true sport watch in mind, Creative Director, Peter Cho, envisioned a very specific product, complete with all of the bells and whistles. “When the team started discussing materials and functionality, we decided we needed to create a Regatta Timer that included only the highest quality components – a Swiss movement, sapphire crystal, and a high depth rating. When passion takes the lead on design, it’s pretty amazing to see what comes of it.”

Key Product Specs

  • 42mm Case Size, 22mm Lug Size
  • 20 ATM Water Resistance
  • Screw-down Crown
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Bi-directional Compass Bezel
  • Swiss-made, Yacht Timer Movement
  • Numbered Caseback Exclusive to Kickstarter Backers

Jack Mason JM-N105 Regatta Timer Watch Releases

Right now, you have a chance to own part of the very limited run of Jack Mason JM-N105 watches at a fraction of the eventual cost. As a top-level funder, you will receive the Jack Mason Box Set, complete with the Regatta Timer on a butterfly closure, solid link bracelet, a new rubber strap design in Jack Mason’s standard navy-blue, and the best-selling tan Italian leather strap. Our projected retail on this package is $795 – offered at more than 50% off MSRP! We’re already over 60% funded – don’t miss the boat! Get your Regatta Timer on Kickstarter

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  • IanE

    Quite an attractive and interesting-looking watch. You say it has a Swiss movement, but that could range from a cheap Ronda to a JLC and beyond – could you tell us more about which movement is used, please?

    • Kendall

      Hi IanE. The movement is ISASWISS Cal. 8270B. It is a Swiss made quartz movement with a yacht timer function. Happy to answer any other questions you may have!
      – Kendall, Jack Mason

      • Please consider losing the multiple date window. As is, the watch appears to be a huge smiley face (with the register eyes and the huge grinning date aperature). A single date display at 6 would look better IMO.

        • Lindsay

          Oh is that what that is. From the tiny photos on my phone I assumed it was some part of the countdown timer!


    isn’t that kind of pricey for a quartz? don’t think it is one of those “fancy” thermocompensated quartz…

    either way good luck

    • Sheez Gagoo

      Most be a little older, as I know ISA is a kind of bankrupt.

      • BNABOD

        But on kickstart her it says it is a ISA movement so consider me puzzled not interested at all by this thing but puzzled

        • SuperStrapper

          ISA didnt go bankrupt. They did shut down. They were well known to have fairly poor customer service, although the movements were generally decent.

          After closing they could have done a liquidation of inventories. It hasn’t even been 2 years since they stopped making movements so anything left would still be fine, and if in a liquidation someone swooped in and grabbed everything at pennies on the dollar (rappen on the franc?) And then turned around to sell them at profits to fledgling brands like this.

          • BNABOD

            Can only speak volume to when the movement breaks… I suppose they are throw away watches anyway

          • SuperStrapper

            Yeah. And most quartz movements, especially uncomplicated swiss ones, are fairly stable. I doubt this is a serviceable quartz but I also doubt it should need more than a battery change for the most part.

        • Sheez Gagoo
        • Sheez Gagoo

          Chinese investor pulled the plug.

  • Beefalope

    $800 for a quartz. That’s just lovely.

  • Gokart Mozart

    Get this instead of a Rolex Yacht master and save lots of thousands of dollars.

    Then buy a decent watch with the savings

  • SuperStrapper

    The exposè on the watch’s inspiration while seemingly avoiding some of the specifications tells me a lot I would need to know about the watch.

    What is the bezel composition? I assume anodized aluminum? And I suppose its somewhere between 35 and 55 mm wide, 10mm and 35 mm thick with a lug-to-lug in the 40mm to 75mm range? The case is solid platinum? Palladium? Chromed base metal?

    I’m putting some onus on the blog. These posts are sponsored but you claim to decline as many as you allow, so the content should be edited for relevance to your reader base.

    • Raymond Wilkie

      Relevance? Things that would interest you?

      • SuperStrapper

        As my post clearly detailed, things of relevance to the reader base. How many regular comments do you see here asking for lug-to-lug or thickness dimensions? And this brochure doesn’t even include the case width? And these brands obviously don’t do any research whatsoever into where they advertise, because anyone that read even 2 or 3 comment sections here would know to provide facts first and then sprinkle on some emotion. This type of article is born in fire as far as this blog is concerned because there is a regular reader base of individuals with an advanced understanding and appreciation of watches, and there is so much derision here towards the “brewmont” technique of elevating a watch on intangible/questionable backstories and emotion rather than actual watchmaking. This brochure was written for a facebook-style “I’ve heard of Rolex before” type crowd.

        Relevant, as in watch101 type material that (I thought) even mushroom Ebay brands knew to provide without prompting.

        • Raymond Wilkie

          I can see your point.

        • ILOW

          “After the success of the JM-D103 on Kickstarter in 2017, the team at Jack Mason, a popular watch company located in the heart of Dallas,” I stopped reading here and came straight to the comments.

          Guys, we know this is written by your own fair hand, so less pontificating please. If you are popular, then do you really need to tell us so? (Then again, that is why we all love these cringe-posts).

          The smiley face cannot be unseen once seen. Case thickness looks way too thick, especially for a quartz. What do I like about it… The French flag on the base of the chrono seconds hand is nice. The photos are honestly really excellent.

        • Hammer

          Definitely agree. Make it “easy to buy”: don’t make your potential customers jump thru hoops to get decision-vital answers. From rereading t all again on the Kickstarter: 42mm, 20mm strap. All steel case n bracelet but no word on the bezel or insert.

        • Nello Alexandri

          Well said.

  • Sheez Gagoo

    Looks like a Corum.

    • Raymond Wilkie

      It wishes it was a Corum!

  • Raymond Wilkie

    This is like a pick and mix of all the worst features on the dial of a watch.

  • joe Shmoe

    nice to see somebody finally come up with a watch that taps into the rich yachting heritage of Dallas, Texas.

  • Lindsay

    Talking about “the precision carried by the ‘Swiss made’ name” and then not being Swiss made.

    • What makes you think it’s not Swiss Made?

      • Lindsay

        I might have jumped to the wrong conclusion, but it says “Swiss movt.” on the dial rather than “Swiss made”. It’s also somewhat obscured in the product shots but that might simply be coincidence.

        • Yeah, I was having a hard time making out what followed “Swiss M…” on the dial also. I just now went to their website and indeed the dial does say “Swiss Movt” so I think you are correct about not being Swiss Made. Cheers.

  • Eran Reuveni

    “After the success of the JM-D103 on Kickstarter in 2017, the team at Jack Mason, a popular watch company…”
    Perhaps it’s just me, but I do not think one kickstarter success, one year ago, constitutes one’s popularity. If I’d ever heard of them before, it might have helped.

  • Larry Holmack

    I love Yachting inspired watches….have two in my collection that have an ISA movement in them. I like this one, but don’t want another one with the same movement. Guess I will have to go to their website to get all the details.

  • PR

    Oh a popular watch company from Dallas is it? what a great way to introduce oneself

  • Playboy Johnny – Team Marius.
  • Ulysses31

    I really like the bezel, but the “smiling robot” layout on the dial puts me off. A really wide date window is generally not a thing I look for in any watch.

  • Richard Raguse

    where is the being made? china?