Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by Thegreyman » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:07 am

Got the watch into the basket, checked out with paypal within 30 seconds of the sale going live.....clicked confirm purchase....your basket has been updated, out of stock :grumble: :censored: :thumbdown: :datz: :kopfwand:

Did quite fancy the pastel blue, ah well saved myself a few quid.
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Post by scooter » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:11 am

Went there, done that, same as.

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Post by Thegreyman » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:20 am

scooter wrote:Went there, done that, same as.

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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by gwells » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:46 am

i completely spaced on it, swamped at work. no bananarama for me. i think i've only seen 2-3 people i know who made it through in time. most lost it before completing cart.

jason has gotten too popular for his company size. and probably too many speculators as well.
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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by theemaadhatter » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:52 am

Yeah, looks like all versions of the Seaforth sold out in a few minutes. I'm just glad I didn't have to worry about it this time since I'm a member of the "Dirty Thirty." Don't hate me please!!! 8)
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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by BerlinCW » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:17 am

Greetings,

It seems third time lucky is not always true but maybe it is....................................................

https://halioswatches.com/blogs/journal ... -ii-update

Like others, got as far as Paypal only to be told now out of stock!

All sold within two minutes, I wonder what the production numbers were on this run, any idea?

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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by Mikkei4 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:01 am

IF, a big IF I think, anybody was successful in ordering 1 - Congratulations.

For the rest of us and Jason I think this is just a big shame and I feel sorry it works this way. It's obvious that this small brand is many many times more popular than the small production phases can cope with. I hope that true Halios watch fans and wearers were the successful purchasers and that they don't end up being sold at inflated prices once they are despatched but that's the way of this watch world if they do. For once I was actually awake at the late hour of the watches being available but didn't think there was any point in looking.

I would love to have 1 of the proposed GMT Seaforth models but what's the chance of that and really what's the point even of trying. I would buy the dark blue GMT even if it was produced in the quantities of a Swatch or Seiko or any other bog-standard watch release because for me it matches everything I've been looking for in a GMT for months/years at a decent price and at a decent size.

I have no doubt that the third release phase of Seaforths stated on his website will go the same way as this batch, i.e be sold out in 2 minutes. (how is that technically possible?) It'd be stupid of me to suggest a solution but at least the new website didn't crash.

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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by jtc » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:26 pm

Just makes me appreciate my first batch pastel more now! 3 minutes, yikes! Good luck to anyone who ordered, the wait will be painful.
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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by Thegreyman » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:35 pm

I had completed the purchase in less than 1 minute and the pastel blue was gone. It did then seem to give me the choice of trying to buy the yellow or grey but by then I couldn't be bothered going through the rigmarole of paypal checkout again only to be told they were out of stock. In any case it was really the pastel blue I was after. I could have possibly still got one of the other models but I wasn't buying just to sell and make a profit....perhaps unlike some of the people who did buy...present company excepted.
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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by theemaadhatter » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:28 pm

It arrived. It is stunning. I fully understand the popularity now and for the price it is hard to beat. The color and finish are spectacular. I don't think pictures do it justice, but I hope to show more in a blog post soon, and maybe a video. There is just a bit of frost-like texture to the pastel blue dial. Just...wow.

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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by scooter » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:51 pm

You were very lucky.

Congratulations on a lovely looking watch.

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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by theemaadhatter » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:58 pm

^^^ very very lucky...for the first time in years! A permanent addition to my box.

Someone has already listed a pastel blue fixed on eBay for $1,500. It's a shame more enthusiasts couldn't have got them for the original price directly from Jason instead of via someone looking to buy so they can flip at a profit. Though according to Jason's communications there will be a pre-order for another round of Seaforths. Another chance for people in the near future.
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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by Thegreyman » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:14 pm

^^^ :cuinlove: :rate10:
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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by Mikkei4 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:22 am

theemaadhatter wrote:^^^ very very lucky...for the first time in years! A permanent addition to my box.

Someone has already listed a pastel blue fixed on eBay for $1,500. It's a shame more enthusiasts couldn't have got them for the original price directly from Jason instead of via someone looking to buy so they can flip at a profit. Though according to Jason's communications there will be a pre-order for another round of Seaforths. Another chance for people in the near future.
Congratulations on managing to get that lovely watch.

I feel sorry for Jason. He is producing some really lovely designs but at such low volumes that every batch will continue to attract buyers that are after a quick turnover profit rather than true fans that want to buy and keep the watch.

I'd love to buy 1 of the proposed dark blue GMTs but just can't see that happening. Never mind, that's the world we live in and there's many many other people in it that have greater concerns.

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Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

Post by jtc » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:18 am

Welcome to the club! #teampastel
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