Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TigerChris » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:31 pm

TPS10 wrote:
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Thanks for the heads up on this, I love a titanium watch, so I too have taken the plunge.

Whilst I really like the white, I’m gambling on the colour choices for reaching the stretch target including a vivid blue colour.
I couldn’t decide on colour, so I went for the 3 watch option at £597. Plus I figured that the 1 and 2 watch options would go fast. And boy, was I right.

3 watches with class 5 hardened titanium case and bracelet, ceramic bezel, drilled lugs, sapphire crystal and frame and applied markers for less than £600. No brainer!!
Sounds like you’ve done well there! Will be interesting to see the stretch options. Did you add the Sellita movement to any of them?
I’ve added Sellita to my one :thumbup:

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TPS10 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:36 pm

TigerChris wrote:
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I couldn’t decide on colour, so I went for the 3 watch option at £597. Plus I figured that the 1 and 2 watch options would go fast. And boy, was I right.

3 watches with class 5 hardened titanium case and bracelet, ceramic bezel, drilled lugs, sapphire crystal and frame and applied markers for less than £600. No brainer!!
Sounds like you’ve done well there! Will be interesting to see the stretch options. Did you add the Sellita movement to any of them?
I’ve added Sellita to my one :thumbup:
Yes, so did I, thought it was worth the extra, but wondering what the thought process would be if buying 3?

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TheBeatles » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:50 pm

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Sounds like you’ve done well there! Will be interesting to see the stretch options. Did you add the Sellita movement to any of them?
Didn’t add Sellita as yet, having a think about my options. Looking forward to seeing stretch options.

Guy, not necessarily looking to sell on, colour choice dependent of course. I have 3 Samurai, so I’m ok with multiple watches of similar style etc. But you’re right, I won’t lose money on any as I could easily sell on eBay or on here at the price I paid. I just wanted to ensure I got in at Launch Day price. Looking at some comments, it certainly looks like some missed out on the “one day only” price due to demand and/or connection problems.
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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TigerChris » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:53 pm

Ratchet clasp just been confirmed by Ross :thumbup:

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TPS10 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:06 pm

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Ratchet clasp just been confirmed by Ross :thumbup:
That’s good to hear. And looking at the colour options being discussed in the comments, I am considering upgrading mine to 2 watches. Decisions decisions!!

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TheBeatles » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:11 pm

TPS10 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:06 pm
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Ratchet clasp just been confirmed by Ross :thumbup:
That’s good to hear. And looking at the colour options being discussed in the comments, I am considering upgrading mine to 2 watches. Decisions decisions!!
I’ve seen renderings of the blue and the green so far. Blue a possibility, not sure on the green at the moment.

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TPS10 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:33 pm

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I’ve seen renderings of the blue and the green so far. Blue a possibility, not sure on the green at the moment.
Yes the blue looks good, but I also like the titanium 12 hour bezel.
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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:34 am

Twelve hour, Titanium bezel is gorgeous. Changes the whole look of the watch.

I had decided earlier today to pass on this. May have to reconsider.

@TheBeatles - definitely a good case for a separate Hamtun topic, Brian.

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TigerChris » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:54 am

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Twelve hour, Titanium bezel is gorgeous. Changes the whole look of the watch.

I had decided earlier today to pass on this. May have to reconsider.

@TheBeatles - definitely a good case for a separate Hamtun topic, Brian. Image

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by nbg » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:29 am

I came across this elsewhere, when the brand owner started a thread asking for feedback.

Quite quirky. Seems to be looking to launch fundraising in Q2. Brand based in Scotland.

Date at 6, Internal adjustable bezel and a bracelet style different to the usual suspects. Choice of 5 colours.

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by what-time-is-it » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:40 pm

I know a few have ordered the Hamtun Kraken H2 and A Blog To Watch have published a review.
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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TigerChris » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:57 pm

Well, after seeing the pics of the Trident MK3, I think I'll be contacting Ross to see about upping my order from one H2 to two

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TPS10 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:31 pm

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Well, after seeing the pics of the Trident MK3, I think I'll be contacting Ross to see about upping my order from one H2 to two
I changed mine to 2 at the last minute, as wanted the all blue and the white/titanium combination. What colour are you going for?

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TigerChris » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:44 pm

TPS10 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:31 pm
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Well, after seeing the pics of the Trident MK3, I think I'll be contacting Ross to see about upping my order from one H2 to two
I changed mine to 2 at the last minute, as wanted the all blue and the white/titanium combination. What colour are you going for?
To be honest I haven't decided 100% yet. I really like the blue writing and pip on the second hand so will probably be the black/titanium bezel as I don't need another white dial. If I decide to ask Ross if I can add a second it'll probably be the all blue. The metorite was tempting, but until I see a proper prototype to see how light or dark it is and whether it will retain the blue writing/pip I wasn't prepared to commit.

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Re: Kickstarter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Post by TheBeatles » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:14 am

TPS10 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:31 pm
TigerChris wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Well, after seeing the pics of the Trident MK3, I think I'll be contacting Ross to see about upping my order from one H2 to two
I changed mine to 2 at the last minute, as wanted the all blue and the white/titanium combination. What colour are you going for?
Decisions, Decisions - I’ve ordered 3 Super Early Bird and have yet to make a final choice. I think the blue/blue is a definite though. And that titanium bezel looks amazing, in addition White dial no-date option has a great balanced dial.

Update:- my 2nd Formex Essence delayed until May.
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