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Watchfinder is in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9RwelExeQk

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I struggle with this channel. Excellent imagery, but I can’t stand the guy’s the delivery - the cadence of his voice, his inflection, everything. And I find his style rather arrogant in tone.

I’m glad he loved the watch, but that love was tempered by a lot of condescension towards CW…At least in the small bit that I watched. I couldn’t make it through the whole video.
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I've just watched the Watchfinder review, and what a stellar review it is, simply lavishing praise on CW. Mike and the team, and the 300 buyers must be pleased. :D
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Kirigoi wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:38 pm Sooo...
This arrived this morning.
Serial number less than 50 and UK address so best case for delivery. I ordered with bracelet and blue leather strap after the preview on Friday.
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I think the blue leather is an excellent choice, a little more subtle than the bracelet maybe. I wonder what CWs blue cordovan would look like. It's darker, but it's a gorgeous strap. Congratulations.
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jkbarnes wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 5:46 pm I struggle with this channel. Excellent imagery, but I can’t stand the guy’s the delivery - the cadence of his voice, his inflection, everything. And I find his style rather arrogant in tone.

I’m glad he loved the watch, but that love was tempered by a lot of condescension towards CW…At least in the small bit that I watched. I couldn’t make it through the whole video.
Oh Im with you. Cant make it through the vast majority of their stuff. They also have short podcast-format conversations up on youtube, and it's not that different. I just made an exception because of the subject at hand in the video.
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Some great macro photography of the watch and some truly gushing praise which appears utterly justified. After coming across the BC, I think the 'talking hands' will have signed up for a copy of Loupe magazine, as well as asking for discount codes in his comments section.

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EDIT: Also the Green BC is already sold out :-)

Is this a joke, or are they deliberately trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the 300 first-time BC buyers?

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Kalli64 wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:43 pm Is this a joke, or are they deliberately trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the 300 first-time BC buyers?

https://www.christopherward.com/special ... -Green.jpg
On the pinned comment from Watchfinder themselves in their Youtube review, they mention that the blue is sold out but a green is to be available for pre order. So not so much of a joke I think.
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Kalli64 wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:43 pm Is this a joke, or are they deliberately trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the 300 first-time BC buyers?
It's not a surprise that they were considering other colours (mentioned in a youtube interview that MF did) and I think Guy did say earlier in this thread that another BC series was coming in Spring 2023.

However, what is the surprise is how fast they moved to take pre-orders for the green series.
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asqwerth wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:51 pm
Kalli64 wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:43 pm Is this a joke, or are they deliberately trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the 300 first-time BC buyers?
It's not a surprise that they were considering other colours (mentioned in a youtube interview that MF did) and I think Guy did say earlier in this thread that another BC series was coming in Spring 2023.

However, what is the surprise is how fast they moved to take pre-orders for the green series.
Of course, there was talk of spring 2023, but not directly after the sale of the blue.

Never mind - it is what it is - and I'm still looking forward to the blue one
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Regardless of how early the green's pre-order has started, the watches won't come until May/June and onwards, I believe.

I do wonder how many people are willing to pay so far in advance.

[EDIT] dang, spoke too soon! :shock:
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asqwerth wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 7:16 pm Regardless of how early the green's pre-order has started, the watches won't come until May/June and onwards, I believe.

I do wonder how many people are willing to pay so far in advance.
Anyone correct me if I’m wrong as I might have missed something.

I always thought CW took payment on despatch unless it was via PayPal?

As I’m not interested in one of these I may have missed the small print about payment.
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asqwerth wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 7:16 pm I do wonder how many people are willing to pay so far in advance.

[EDIT] dang, spoke too soon! :shock:
Apparently 300 since it’s now sold out! :shock:
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asqwerth wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 7:16 pm I do wonder how many people are willing to pay so far in advance.
Im on a waitling list for 2 watches (Tudor and Anordain) that I wish I could have paid for in full in advance to get the whole thing to turn into a pre-order :)
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I think it's a trust thing. I'm not sure my money is safe with a Kickstarter. I have more confidence with CW, but even so I would rather pay a deposit, and the balance on supply. The Bel canto is just a bigger payment, but the principle is the same with any purchase.