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In Memory of Neill Townsend: The Ghost Chronograph Project

with Scott Wilson and the MINIMAL / LUNATIK Team
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In Memory of Neill Townsend: The Ghost Chronograph Project
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Help us raise money in memory of Neill Townsend to support AppalReD.
       
It’s hard to believe it has been a year since the passing of our dear friend and colleague Neill Townsend. Neill’s passing continues to leave a large hole in our hearts, but we will never forget his exceptional character, kindness, work ethic, loyalty, dedication and generosity. 

In that spirit, a small run of Limited Edition NT Ghost Chronographs were created by Scott Wilson in remembrance of Neill to share with his family and close friends. The watch is an analog evolution of Neill’s favorite LUNATIK LYNK product.  Scott's idea to create a timeless tribute in the form of a ghost watch was inspired by the ghost bike that the community made for Neill following his death. The design features a Swiss chronograph movement, an ultra-light 50mm all-aluminum CNC case, blue Lumibrite indices and a mineral glass lens with Neill's football number ‘9’ etched into the crystal floating above the dial face. For the band, Scott has repurposed the unique anodized aluminum over silicone sub-link construction of the LYNK, which in combination with the aluminum case delivers incredible comfort and wearability in a symbolic and iconic timepiece design.

Neill was not only passionate about his life and work but also in helping others who were less fortunate. We would like to continue his legacy by auctioning the remaining 25 watches at $400 each. All funds raised here will be donated directly to AppalReD Legal Aid. Being a lawyer, AppalReD Legal Aid is an organization in Neill’s home state that he felt strongly about. AppalReD, the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, is a non-profit law organization committed to positively impacting and improving the lives of individuals and families by providing free civil legal representation.

We hope the NT Ghost Chronograph endures the test of time and long serves as reminder of Neill’s special gifts that were taken from us too soon.

Scott Wilson and the MINIMAL / LUNATIK Team

*Special thanks to Lawrence Chang of Wincy Horological for all Swiss quartz movement donations and manufacturing help.
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Dear All,

We wanted to let you know that your NT Ghost Chronographs are officially packed up and shipping from our Chicago studio today. The packages have been sent via FedEx Express Saver and should arrive within 3-4 business days, if not sooner. For those with international addresses, you can expect to add a day or so on your ship time. All backers will receive tracking info emailed to you directly.

We have also included a couple of extras in your package, such as 2 sets of silicone watch straps in black and white, should you want to swap out your aluminum band at any point.  Also included is a users manual with how-to instructions on setting your watch and adding/removing links (additional links are also included).  Scott Wilson has also personally signed each watch box, making this very limited edition design a little more special.

We can’t tell you how grateful our entire team, Neill's family, and the folks at AppalReD are for your support of this project.  We hope that Neill is feeling all of this love.

Happy holidays to all,

Scott Wilson and the MINIMAL / LUNATIK Team

For any questions, [email protected]

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Dear All,

We wanted to let you know that your NT Ghost Chronographs are officially packed up and shipping from our Chicago studio today. The packages have been sent via FedEx Express Saver and should arrive within 3-4 business days, if not sooner. For those with international addresses, you can expect to add a day or so on your ship time. All backers will receive tracking info emailed to you directly.

We have also included a couple of extras in your package, such as 2 sets of silicone watch straps in black and white, should you want to swap out your aluminum band at any point.  Also included is a users manual with how-to instructions on setting your watch and adding/removing links (additional links are also included).  Scott Wilson has also personally signed each watch box, making this very limited edition design a little more special.

We can’t tell you how grateful our entire team, Neill's family, and the folks at AppalReD are for your support of this project.  We hope that Neill is feeling all of this love.

Happy holidays to all,

Scott Wilson and the MINIMAL / LUNATIK Team

For any questions, [email protected]

Thanks Scott ! This is a present for my husband :) Can't wait to see his face when he opens it.
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Luxcmi K Chattergoon
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For those who missed out - better luck next time.
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Robert Fried
Robert
Fried
$9,200.00
Hello All, 

We just wanted to send a note to thank you again for your extremely generous contributions to this project. We have nearly reached our goal of $10K with only 2 watches still available! 

We will be in touch again soon when the campaign has 'tilted' to request your address/contact details for shipping.  The goal is to get your packages out the door prior to the Xmas holiday.

Just a note--the project apparently resonated with a couple of media outlets, and we are grateful for their support:
 
http://mocoloco.com/mr/lunatik-limited-edition-nt-ghost-chronograph/

http://www.azuremagazine.com/article/great-gifts-8-stylish-watches/

Thanks again for the tremendous support and we'll be in touch again soon.

--Scott and the MINIMAL / LUNATIK Team
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Hello All, 

We just wanted to send a note to thank you again for your extremely generous contributions to this project. We have nearly reached our goal of $10K with only 2 watches still available! 

We will be in touch again soon when the campaign has 'tilted' to request your address/contact details for shipping.  The goal is to get your packages out the door prior to the Xmas holiday.

Just a note--the project apparently resonated with a couple of media outlets, and we are grateful for their support:
 
http://mocoloco.com/mr/lunatik-limited-edition-nt-ghost-chronograph/

http://www.azuremagazine.com/article/great-gifts-8-stylish-watches/

Thanks again for the tremendous support and we'll be in touch again soon.

--Scott and the MINIMAL / LUNATIK Team
6 new contributions
Matt Swindall
Matt
Swindall
Charles Cho Zama
Charles
Cho Zama
Tom Bassett
Tom
Bassett
Melinda Wolrab
Melinda
Wolrab
Paul Davis
Paul
Davis
Scott Townsend
Scott
Townsend
i hope its as nice as it looks
2 new contributions
Emmanuel M Michael
Emmanuel
M Michael
Brandon Hotard
Brandon
Hotard
No probs Scott, glad to be aboard and receive such a handsome watch to boot! Cheers and all the best in achieving your target. Cheers Dale
3 new contributions
Cyrus Goo
Cyrus
Goo
William Corrao
William
Corrao
Dale Allen
Dale
Allen
4 new contributions
Melodie Woods
Melodie
Woods
Khalid Alabdulrazzaq
Khalid
Alabdulrazzaq
Ian Evans
Ian
Evans
MARBEL ESTRADA
MARBEL
ESTRADA
$3,200.00
Everyone here at MINIMAL and LUNATIK as well as Neill's family and friends appreciate each and every one of your support. AppalReD will be incredibly grateful for your amazing generosity. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
2 new contributions
Diane Sullivan
Diane
Sullivan
Raymond Riley
Raymond
Riley

Campaign Description:

Help us raise money in memory of Neill Townsend to support AppalReD.
       
It’s hard to believe it has been a year since the passing of our dear friend and colleague Neill Townsend. Neill’s passing continues to leave a large hole in our hearts, but we will never forget his exceptional character, kindness, work ethic, loyalty, dedication and generosity. 

In that spirit, a small run of Limited Edition NT Ghost Chronographs were created by Scott Wilson in remembrance of Neill to share with his family and close friends. The watch is an analog evolution of Neill’s favorite LUNATIK LYNK product.  Scott's idea to create a timeless tribute in the form of a ghost watch was inspired by the ghost bike that the community made for Neill following his death. The design features a Swiss chronograph movement, an ultra-light 50mm all-aluminum CNC case, blue Lumibrite indices and a mineral glass lens with Neill's football number ‘9’ etched into the crystal floating above the dial face. For the band, Scott has repurposed the unique anodized aluminum over silicone sub-link construction of the LYNK, which in combination with the aluminum case delivers incredible comfort and wearability in a symbolic and iconic timepiece design.

Neill was not only passionate about his life and work but also in helping others who were less fortunate. We would like to continue his legacy by auctioning the remaining 25 watches at $400 each. All funds raised here will be donated directly to AppalReD Legal Aid. Being a lawyer, AppalReD Legal Aid is an organization in Neill’s home state that he felt strongly about. AppalReD, the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, is a non-profit law organization committed to positively impacting and improving the lives of individuals and families by providing free civil legal representation.

We hope the NT Ghost Chronograph endures the test of time and long serves as reminder of Neill’s special gifts that were taken from us too soon.

Scott Wilson and the MINIMAL / LUNATIK Team

*Special thanks to Lawrence Chang of Wincy Horological for all Swiss quartz movement donations and manufacturing help.  
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