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ajayb21 wrote: Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:40 pm Ha ha, true!
Grand Seiko wrote: Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:38 pm
ajayb21 wrote: Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:31 pm Just checked my emails and the target delivery time frame was October 2023.
At least the plus 4 months wait is consistent across our n of 2 orders
Was June. Now Oct. So N is now 3.
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My Rosa Brown leather was also postponed 4 months, from Feb24 to Jun24. With such a deposit the wait is going to be difficult...
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another data point
colour: viola
pre-ordered on: December 2022
previous estimate: July 2023
new estimate: November 2023

In the pre-order marketing email did communicate a June - December timeframe so all in all it's still within my expectation, as long as they don't slip again that is.
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And one more:
Colour: cielo
Ordered: Dec 2022
Expected: Oct 2023
Advised: Feb 2024

I'm ok to wait for this luscious creation. Only issue concerns other anticipated purchase in 2024 and the associated domestic messaging piece.
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It’s interesting reading the comments above delays.

One of the reasons I no longer look at kickstarter projects is the delay.

I’m too impatient, as I like the imminent arrival of a new watch.

June 2024 delivery!! Not even a guaranteed date by the look of it. This would drive me crackers.

Hats off to those patient souls.
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@TheBeatles It’s not confined to watches, Brian. I ordered a new car back in November 2021, to be built to my specifications, slated for delivery March 2022. March became May, became July, became September. I finally took delivery on 26th November, one year and 11 days after order.

They blamed the world shortage of chips. The car was built in France – they should have gone to Belgium.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 11:51 am @TheBeatles It’s not confined to watches, Brian. I ordered a new car back in November 2021, to be built to my specifications, slated for delivery March 2022. March became May, became July, became September. I finally took delivery on 26th November, one year and 11 days after order.

They blamed the world shortage of chips. The car was built in France – they should have gone to Belgium.
Unfortunately I was in same boat, Steve. For same quoted reason. Shortage of chips!

I ordered a Ford Puma in October 21. Wasn’t quite ready for a new car but the 2nd hand market was very buoyant then and I couldn’t say no.

Delay after delay, finally took delivery in August 22. Prices had changed but to their credit, they honoured original deal.
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TheBeatles wrote:
I ordered a Ford Puma in October 21. Wasn’t quite ready for a new car but the 2nd hand market was very buoyant then and I couldn’t say no.

Delay after delay, finally took delivery in August 22. Prices had changed but to their credit, they honoured original deal.
A salient points for thems what's waiting for a #BelCanto, or any other pre-order CW, whether you have paid in full, or only a deposit;-

Your price is fixed, regardless of the eventual delivery date.

Compare this with a multitude of other watch brands, where one has to go on a wait list for an extended period of time; you pay the price on delivery. :-k :-k

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For those being told that their updated delivery date is June 2024, when did you place orders?

Reason I ask is that to order one now, the website states deliver of June 2024 so judging by the comments in this thread, I imagine that's probably unrealistic?
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I'm still waiting for my green bel canto ordered in November 2023 for June 2024 delivery. Delayed until mid August but I am travelling from until the end of Aug so it won't be until Sept till I get it. Paid in full. Trying to remain patient as I am still excited!
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akazi wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 11:24 pm I'm still waiting for my green bel canto ordered in November 2023 for June 2024 delivery. Delayed until mid August but I am travelling from until the end of Aug so it won't be until Sept till I get it. Paid in full. Trying to remain patient as I am still excited!
You ordered it in November 2023?
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You ordered it in November 2023?
That must be the TARDIS edition.
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DavidCM wrote: Sat Aug 05, 2023 12:28 pm

You ordered it in November 2023?
That must be the TARDIS edition.
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robert75 wrote: Sat Aug 05, 2023 10:55 am
akazi wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 11:24 pm I'm still waiting for my green bel canto ordered in November 2023 for June 2024 delivery. Delayed until mid August but I am travelling from until the end of Aug so it won't be until Sept till I get it. Paid in full. Trying to remain patient as I am still excited!
You ordered it in November 2023?
LOL Nov 2022 (typo)
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 12:31 pm

Your price is fixed, regardless of the eventual delivery date.

Compare this with a multitude of other watch brands, where one has to go on a wait list for an extended period of time; you pay the price on delivery. :-k :-k
Or indeed car brands e.g. Lotus with the Emira.
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